The X-8 hydroexcavator from Hi-Vac Corporation has been redesigned for increased power and capacity. A new debris tank with dished front head allows operators to legally load up to 8 cubic yards, helping avoid overweight tickets. The total payload capacity is 24,000 pounds and there is an onboard scale located at the operator station. The unit also features a 4,000-cfm 27-inch Hg blower and a cyclone separator capable of 10-micron filtration. 800/752-2400; www.x-vac.com.
Subsite Electronics Commander 7 HDD Guidance Display
The new Commander 7 from Subsite Electronics sends tracking data to both the tracker and drill operator. This HDD guidance display offers enhanced capabilities to the TK RECON Series system and is compatible with both Apple iOS and Android devices. It has an expanded communication range, faster data rate speeds and a large, high-resolution 7-inch screen. The Commander 7 offers users three ways to view their data and has been tested to withstand wind speeds of 100 mph. 800/846-2713; www.subsite.com.
Ring-O-Matic Hurco valve exercisers
Spin Doctor valve exercising models from Hurco can be mounted to any Ring-O-Matic vacuum excavator allowing operators to clean debris from and then exercise the valve. Exercisers have 13 feet of reach and 270 degrees of swing. The Hurco SD-400 provides 400 ft-lbs of torque, sufficient for municipal valve exercising programs. The SD-800 exerciser offers 800 ft-lbs of torque, allowing it to open large and gear-operated valves. The ERB-800 is similar to the SD-800, but on a horizontal axis. It also features a pivoting head, simplifying connection to the valve wrench. 800/544-2518; www.ring-o-matic.com.
Akkerman Guide Rod Swivel GRS-50
Akkerman’s Guide Rod Swivel (GRS-50) performs guided boring steel casing installations in deep, densely compacted ground and soft rock. The GRS-50 family of cutter heads contains four sizes of high-thrust-bearing upsizing tools able to withstand up to 50 tons of continuous thrust loads on guided boring, guided auger boring and soft rock pilot tube projects. Cutter heads meet the outside diameter of common steel casing pipe in 24-, 30-, 36- and 42-inch diameters. 800/533-0386; www.akkerman.com
Water Cannon undercarriage cleaner
Steel Eagle undercarriage cleaners from Water Cannon are designed to simplify pressure washing vehicle undersides. A 13-inch wheel assembly has two 0-degree nozzles and two 15-degree nozzles providing 24 inches of cleaning area. The unit handles pressures up to 4,300 psi and temperatures up to 250 degrees. The handle adjusts from 33.5 to 60 inches of reach and the unit can be used for vehicles with 14.5 inches of ground clearance. 800/333-9274; www.watercannon.com.
Ditch Witch SK600 Mini Skid Steer
The new SK600 mini skid steer from Ditch Witch helps operators ease maneuverability on tight, compact landscape job sites. Equipped with a 24.8 hp Kubota diesel engine, it has a 600-lb. rated operating capacity and a 76-inch hinge pin height. Operators can maintain hydraulic flow to the attachment with an auxiliary-control foot pedal. The SK600 has single-point, lockable fuel and hydraulic fluid tanks to improve machine security. 800-654-6481; www.ditchwitch.com.
Vac-Tron’s CV Series Hydroexcavator Trailer Vac
The new CV (Competitive Vac) Series from Vac-Tron comes in two model lines, the CV GT and the CV SGT High-CFM. The CV GT models are powered by a 27 hp Kohler engine and offer 580 cfm at 15 Hg. The CV SGT High-CFM models are powered by a 37 hp Kohler engine and offer 1,000 cfm at 15 Hg. Both series have wet/dry filtration with cyclonic separation, a 500- or 800-gallon debris tank, 200- 300-gallon water capacities and provide 3,5000 psi at 4 gpm. Optional reverse pressure is also available. 888/822-8755; www.vactron.com.
Fabco Power Hydro Arc 6500 Welder/AC generator
The Hydro Arc 6500 JSBC multi-function welder/AC generator and jump-start battery charger from Fabco Power fits the mobile power needs of service trucks and wreckers. Hydraulically driven, it has a 6,500 watt generator and a 300 amp DC welder. It is compact and lightweight, weighing 135 lbs. 845/469-9151; www.fabcopower.com
Hougen industrial four speed magnetic drill
The new HMD934 portable magnetic drill from Hougen Manufacturing offers increased power and performance for hole making in industrial applications. It can drill holes up to 4 inches deep and up to 3-1/16 inches in diameter and has a built-in LED drill pilot light. The drill is powered by a high-torque two-speed motor and a guide-rail feed system maximizes cutter stability and rigidity. For safety, the HMD934 has a no-adjustment safety switch which shuts down the drill’s motor if lift of the magnetic base is detected. 810/635-7111; www.hougen.com.