Vactor air-only HXX Paradigm vacuum excavator
Vactor Manufacturing’s air-only version of its HXX Paradigm vacuum excavator keeps the spoils material dry and available for backfill. The Paradigm’s modular design tailors the excavator to be used without air, and with or without water. The air-only configuration is equipped with the choice of air compressor rated at 185 cfm at 150 psi or 300 cfm at 250 psi. 800/627-3171; www.vactor.com.
Hi-Vac X-Vac X-13 hydroexcavator
The X-13 hydroexcavator from Hi-Vac Corp. has a 27 Hg high-capacity vacuum system, a 10 gpm at 2,500 psi triplex water pump, a top-loading 360-degree boom, poly-graphite, rust-free water tanks, a power transfer with OMSI heavy-duty transfer case design and a noise-deadening, heat-retaining enclosure that surrounds both the water system and the vacuum system. It can carry up to 23,000 pounds and can transport and dump debris on site. 800/752-2400; www.hi-vac.com.
McLaughlin Vision underground utility locators
The Vision line of underground utility locators from McLaughlin offers dual-functionality semiautomatic and manual gain adjustment. The semiautomatic gain is for congested, urban jobsites where signal distortion is common, and the manual gain for less-congested areas. With the push of a button, the locators use three antennas to measure depth readings and then average the measurements for a more accurate reading. A waterproof inductive clamp on the locator can lay or partially grip the utility and produce a reading; it doesn’t require the clamp to be fully encircled around the utility. 800/435-9340; www.mclaughlinunderground.com.
Ditch Witch SK1550 mini skid steer
The SK1550 mini skid steer loader from Ditch Witch is powered by a 44 hp Tier 4 Yamaha turbocharged diesel engine and directs 34.5 hp to the attachment, allowing the machine to complete tasks typically suited for traditional loaders, including tree handling and sod transfer. It offers a 1,558-pound rated operating capacity to lift heavier loads and is equipped with a 94-inch hinge-pin height, providing flexibility for loading and unloading material on a wide range of dump sites. The 4.7-mph ground drive speed, in forward and reverse, increases job cycle times. Optional dual-auxiliary connections can utilize attachments for better productivity for heavier loads, such as logs, trees and sod. 800/654-6481; www.ditchwitch.com.
Phillips & Temro Truflo fan selection software
Phillips & Temro Industries Truflo Selection software is a fast, accurate and easy-to-use fan selection program that provides the ability to find the best fan for a product line using the CAD drawings created using online software. It offers point-and-click access to Truflo’s entire line of fans based on performance requirements and the ability to request a 3-D CAD model within minutes of fan selection. 800/328-6108; www.phillipsandtemro.com.