Product Snapshot: Latest From World of Concrete 2020
Rotating Laser: As Seen at World of Concrete
The REVOLVE 400 Pro is a rotating layout laser with a 4,000-ft range and plus-or-minus 1⁄16-in. accuracy at 100 ft. The laser features Bluetooth connectivity to a smartphone app, allowing for remote operation. Water- and dust-resistant, the laser has an IP68 rating. The rotating laser can be calibrated by the user, reducing the need for servicing and recalibration. It runs off the Bosch CORE18V lithium-ion battery platform.
Bosch Power Tools; www.boschtools.com
Volumetric Concrete Mixer: Solid Body
The Titan volumetric concrete mixer features a single-body design, significantly reducing the weight of the vehicle compared with earlier models. Made of Hardox 450 steel, the single-piece design integrates the various bins for the concrete components, eliminating gaps and stress points. While the Titan’s recommended payload is the same as earlier Bay Lynx models, the new design lowers the center of gravity, improving stability when the vehicle is traveling at full capacity.
Bay Lynx; www.bay-lynx.com
Compact Loader: Redesigned With New Options
Bobcat had its new R-Series compact loaders and compact excavators on display at World of Concrete 2020. The T76 compact track loader and the S76 skid-steer loader feature single-piece cabs that are sealed and pressurized to reduce dust and noise in the cab. The loaders’ cooling system has been improved, with a 50% larger fan size. Options include a premium LED package for 360° illumination around the loader and a torsion suspension undercarriage to reduce the amount of vibration felt by the operator.
Bobcat Co.; www.bobcat.com
Vacuum Backpack: Hands-Free Dust-Control
The VC 75-1-A22 backpack-mounted vacuum cleaner can easily attach to tools such as the recently introduced Hilti TE 500-A36 cordless breaker for complete dust control. The vacuum cleaner is compliant with Table 1 of OSHA’s regulations on silica dust control. It has a 3.5-gallon capacity and boasts a suction capacity of 75 cu ft per minute. The vacuum cleaner also comes with floor and crevice hose attachments for site cleanup. The hose is able to extend to over 8 ft for reaching into tight corners. A built-in manual filter cleaner can be used to knock away loose particles and extend the life of the filter.
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