Product Focus - September 2019

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Backhoe

John Deere BH10B

The BH10B backhoe from John Deere was designed for operators handling light construction, agricultural, landscaping or utility work. The attachment is ideal for those working in tight spaces by offering swing speed control and 180-degree capabilities to help maximize efficiency and improve machine stability. Workspace visibility is optimized with the attachments’ sleek, low-profile design. Cushioned cylinders allow for smooth operations and limit shock loads during use. A two-lever control of boom or swing (left lever) and dipperstick or bucket (right lever) allow for precise control and movement. It has a maximum dig depth of 116 inches, with bucket widths from 18 to 36 inches. The heavy-duty buckets feature an easy-clean-out design for the toughest jobs, with three linkage positions to maximize curl, reach or breakout force of up to 5,675 pounds. Standard-tilt seating capabilities offer easy moving between machine ingress and egress. It also has a convenient grab handle and open design for convenient maneuvering. 

800-503-3373; www.johndeere.com


Excavating Equipment

Bobcat R-Series E85

R-Series E85 excavators from Bobcat offer a design geared toward increasing operator productivity and comfort, as well as machine uptime protection. Operators will benefit from the performance of the nondiesel particulate filter, turbocharged engine with increased horsepower, and an optimized integrated rear counterweight design that enhances the machine’s stability. An optional automatic heating and air conditioning system provides complete control over the cab climate. Strengthened hinges and latches and more ridged, aligned excavator panels reduce vibration in the cab, making for a more enjoyable workday. Along with having the largest cab openings in the industry, there is increased floor space and additional glass surface area, which includes an improved top window and narrower side pillars for increased visibility. 

800-743-4340; www.bobcat.com


Hitachi EX1200-7

The EX1200-7 excavator from Hitachi has a fuel-efficient Cummins EPA Final Tier 4 engine with diesel exhaust fluid. For nonregulated countries, a Cummins engine featuring fuel-calibration optimization settings helps contribute to improved efficiency. Additionally, when the machine is in neutral, auto-idle reduces engine speed to save on fuel consumption. It also features a 4.5% increase in bucket capacity with a 9.2-cubic-yard capacity. Equipped with optimized swing control, the new machine also has an improved hydraulic system with a flow regeneration valve to reduce power requirements from the hydraulic system and engine, lowering fuel consumption and improving pump life. 

866-973-0394; www.hitachiconstruction.com


Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas R35Z-9A

The 3 1/2-ton class R35Z-9A zero-tail-swing compact excavator from Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas includes a Werk-Brau-compatible thumb bracket, a diverter valve for easy switching between a thumb or attachment, proportional control levers with two-way piping, pin-grabber style dual-locking quick coupler and Q/C piping, enhanced bucket design with lifting-eye and two-piece tooth design for easy replacement, an increased curve profile on the dozer blade for better grade and cutting ability, an easily replaceable cutting edge for the dozer blade, a wider-opening engine compartment and a durable LED work light on the boom for improved job site illumination. An optional feature is a four-way angle dozer blade. It has a boom swing function that can swing 75 degrees to the left and 50 degrees to the right for efficient work in congested areas. 

877-509-2254; www.hceamericas.com


Loader

Case Construction Equipment TV450

Case Construction Equipment’s TV450 compact track loader provides a 10,610-pound vertical lift with a rated operating capacity of 4,500 pounds at 50% tipping load. It features 9,188 pounds of breakout force and optional high-flow and enhanced high-flow hydraulics for high-power attachments such as mulching heads, stump grinders and cold planers. It is available with either standard mechanical H-pattern controls or optional electrohydraulic controls with H and ISO pattern interchangeability, as well as optional mechanical hand and foot controls. Case electrohydraulic controls provide adjustable speed and control sensitivity settings that can adjust to meet the needs of each application and attachment. Operators are able to switch between H and ISO patterns via a simple rocker switch. 

866-542-2736; www.casece.com


Safety/Personal Protection Equipment

Brokk Hydraulic Breaker series 

The Brokk Hydraulic Breaker series is matched with the company’s full range of remote-controlled demolition robots. Each robot is designed from the attachment backward, providing the exact amount of flow, pressure, backpressure and downward force that the hammer requires. The BHB series includes eight breaker models, starting with the 110-pound BHB 55 breaker for the compact Brokk 60 remote-controlled demolition machine. The range goes all the way up to the 1,543-pound BHB 705 for the recently introduced Brokk 500 and Brokk 520D. The hammer bodies are machined from a solid casting, eliminating side and through bolts, and an integrated, side-mounted accumulator holds a nitrogen gas charge for as long as a year. 

800-621-7856; www.brokk.com


Oxford Plastics Systems LowPro 15/10

LowPro 15/10 composite driveway trench covers from Oxford Plastics Systems can be used by utility contractors seeking a safe, easy-to-maneuver covering for driveway or sidewalk trench work. The unit has a high-visibility, molded anti-slip surface, with chamfered edging that grips the asphalt. When a longer run of trench requires covering, the Infill accessory joins the covers together, creating a flat surface suitable for pedestrian traffic, and reduces the likelihood of the covers slipping apart. Designed with National Grid, the unit is suitable for up to 3.5-ton vehicles over a 35-inch-wide trench, and pedestrians over a 47-inch-wide trench. A cover weighs 93 pounds, allowing for easy transport and maneuvering with two-person lift. 

800-567-9182; www.oxfordplasticsusa.com


Skid-Steer

Vermeer S925TX

The Vermeer S925TX mini skid-steer is designed to provide lifting performance and the power to conquer demanding applications. With a tip capacity of 2,643 pounds, a rated operating capacity of 925 pounds and maximum hinge pin height reach of 84.5 inches, the radial lift path makes easy work of lifting and dumping heavy loads. It offers a dual-auxiliary system, which allows the operator to switch between high flow for ground-engaging attachments and low flow for maximum control. It comes with a universal mounting plate that fits a broad range of Vermeer-approved attachments. It is built with a chariot-style platform for optimum operator comfort and pilot-operated ground drive to help the user maintain smooth control on the job site, as well as in tight areas. 

641-628-3141; www.vermeer.com


Tracked Trenchers

American Augers T14-54

The T14-54/617 trencher from American Augers has a 64 hp Tier 4 Final emissions-compliant engine and a 54-inch-wide maximum-cut capability. It offers an electronics package that includes a digital operator display in the cab, upgraded software and a telematics package. The telematics enables the rig to gather, log, and transmit real-time operating data used for predictive maintenance, reporting requirements, or overall optimization of trenching operations. The Mercedes engine runs low and quiet and generates torque rated up to 2,139 ft-lbs at 1,300 rpm. Safety enhancements include a new digging drive brake and optional cameras in the cab that increase operator visibility. 

800-324-4930; www.americanaugers.com

Ditch Witch HT275

The HT275 heavy-duty trencher from Ditch Witch has a Cummins 275 hp T4 engine and a hydrostatic trencher-chain drive with a variable displacement motor, allowing operators to match chain speeds to soil conditions. The trencher can do installations up to 10 feet deep and 26 inches wide, and it has four hydraulic quick-disconnect blocks that reduce the time it takes to change attachments. The suspension mounts to the center of each track frame, providing the ability to float each track independently, taking stress off the main frame. 

800-654-6481; www.ditchwitch.com


Trailer

Talbert AC3-25ART

Talbert offers air ramp and air tilt (deck) trailers for easy loading of small-capacity, low-clearance equipment such as asphalt rollers and machines used for dirt work. The series includes the 20-ton AC-20-ART and 25-ton AC3-25-ART with 7-degree load angle. Low 8-inch headboard and 33-inch loaded deck height offers suitable visibility and additional clearance for transporting taller equipment, increasing versatility and safety. The air brake system and hutch spring suspension provide maximum load control for additional safety and comfort. An air-ride suspension is available upon request. 

800-348-5232; www.talbertmfg.com 



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