Product News: March 2017

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Ditch Witch JT40 directional drill

The JT40 horizontal directional drill from Ditch Witch is equipped with two 7-inch LED displays for a direct, transparent view into the machine functions and diagnostics. The tracker information is integrated into advanced displays for enhanced visibility into all jobsite functions beyond drill operation. The drill is powered by a 160 gross hp Tier 4 Cummins diesel engine and has a two-speed rotational drive system that produces 5,000 ft-lbs of torque. It holds up to 600 feet of drill pipe on board. 800/654-6481;

A.R.E. commercial truck caps

Deluxe Commercial Unit truck caps from A.R.E Accessories fit a wide selection of pickups and have a fully welded aluminum frame. There are more than 200 options available, including door and window configurations, toolboxes, ladder racks, interior lighting and power box options, side panels and cap heights from 23 to 36 inches. Custom paint finishes are also available in any OEM or fleet color code formula. All caps feature BOLT one-key lock technology in folding T-handles on the doors for added security. 800/649-4273;

Felling Trailers I Series

The I Series from Felling Trailers incorporates additional standard features, structural strength and ease of operator use. The design of the hitch plate area has been simplified to reduce the number of welds needed in production, adding strength in final construction. The tailboard incorporates a four taillight LED system and a new design that offers a level transition onto rear deck boards when loading, extending deck life. An additional 2 inches added to the ramp width provides an 18-inch center gap between ramps. 800/245-2809;

Hi-Vac F Series combination jet/vac unit

The new F Series front-mounted reel design from Hi-Vac Corp. includes an improved 360-degree articulating vacuum boom to help facilitate loading operations. It is designed with a 27-inch Hg blower and also includes poly-graphite water tanks. The F Series has a triplex reciprocating water pump that provides up to 150 gpm at 2,500 psi and a 10- to 15-cubic-yard debris tank. 800/752-2400;

Vactor emergency-stop wrist strap for excavators

The wireless emergency shut-off wrist strap from Vactor Manufacturing is a new safety feature for all Vactor HXX vacuum excavators manufactured after January 2017, including the full- and mid-sized HXX Hydroexcavator, HXX Prodigy and HXX Paradigm trucks. The device communicates with the wireless remote control on the truck via Bluetooth technology. A locking ring on the strap connects to the digging lance, and also features a magnetic connection tethered to the ring. When the digging lance is dropped, the magnetic connection is broken. 800/627-3171;

McElroy TracStar Series 2 machines

McElroy TracStar Series 2 machines can fuse long polyethylene pipelines installed with sliplining, pipe bursting and directional drilling technologies. They are easy to maneuver on the jobsite, and have a generator onboard to provide electricity and hydraulic power. The machines are self-propelled on a dual-track system, which offers freedom of movement across rugged terrain. They are offered in a wide range of pipe sizes from 2-inch IPS to 48-inch OD pipe. 918/836-8611;

JLG SkyGuard system for boom lifts

JLG’s SkyGuard enhanced control panel protection system is now standard equipment across the company’s portfolio of boom lifts. When activated, the SkyGuard system stops all functions in use at the time, then temporarily reverses or undoes most functions that were in use when the system was activated. It can be activated from a variety of angles and provides additional protection without impeding or reducing the work envelope of the boom lift. The system resets with a cycling foot switch or e-stop, and with no moving parts, it eliminates the need for scheduled or additional maintenance. 877/554-5438;


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