Trencher Attachment: Shock Reduction

The TC36 and TC48 trencher attachments from Deere feature low-profile drive systems and a side-shift capability. The trencher booms are spring loaded to reduce shock. The crumber boom maintains a clean bottom of the trench by pulling loose soil into the trenchers. The trenchers’ digging chain can withstand rugged site conditions, and an integrated skid shoe improves stabilization. John Deere;

High-Torque Impact Wrench: Cordless

The D-handle high-torque impact wrench can deliver up to 2,000 ft-lb of nut-busting torque and 1,900 ft-lb of fastening torque. It is powered by a brushless motor and has four modes that can be customized through a companion smartphone app. The wrench is available as a bare tool or equipped with Milwaukee’s REDLITHIUM High Output HD12.0 battery packs, which provide enough run time to install up to 200 1¼-in. bolts. The tool will be available in August. Milwaukee Tool;

Cordless Fan Jacket: Multiple Air Flow Modes

The Makita cordless fan jacket circulates air through embedded compact fans. Dual ice-pack storage compartments on the back of the cotton and UV-resistant versions of the jacket further improve its cooling capabilities, according to the manufacturer. All versions feature three air-flow modes in addition to a turbo mode. A Makita 18V LXT 5-Ah battery provides up to 15 hours of run time, depending on the jacket version. Makita;

Thermal Mapper: Real-time Accuracy

The Topcon Thermal Mapper for asphalt boasts real-time kinematic position accuracy for mix stability and temperature variation during paving. Operators can view a real-time visualization of the mix within a predefined temperature range, as well as any segregation limits within specifications. To assist with DOT regulations and other compliance, a cloud-based logistics app automatically creates downloadable data reporting files of paving performance. Topcon Positioning; 

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