Salt slurry generator
The salt slurry generator saves time and material by introducing liquid ingredients to general-purpose roadway rock salt. Partial breakdown of the salt inside the generator results in a 70:30 mixed slurry for direct application to both prevent and remove ice from roadways.
Monroe Snow & Ice Control, Monroe, Wis.CIRCLE 182 ON CARD OR VISIT WWW.GOVINFO.BZ/22529-182
Hybrid pothole patcher
The PB hybrid patcher’s electric generator and battery system improve fuel economy and reduce harmful emissions. Unlike conventional pothole patchers, which require a truck chassis engine that must run continually to power the patching equipment, the PB hybrid patcher utilizes battery power to reduce fuel consumption by 30 to 60 percent. An insulated, heated box keeps asphalt hot all day, so just one operator can repair potholes, road shoulders and utility cuts. The patcher is available in truck-mounted, trailer-mounted, hook-up and slip-in models.
PB Loader Corp., Fresno, Calif.
CIRCLE 183 ON CARD OR VISIT WWW.GOVINFO.BZ/22529-183
Mechanical street sweeper
The Allianz 3000 three-wheeled sweeper integrates several features designed to promote safety, including a centralized, weatherproof systems locker for protecting hydraulic and electrical components; a center-mounted hopper for stability and even weight distribution; and a safety drive lock-out that engages when the hopper is raised. According to Allianz, the sweeper boasts low operating and maintenance costs.
Allianz Sweeper, Chino, Calif.
CIRCLE 184 ON CARD OR VISIT WWW.GOVINFO.BZ/22529-184
Heavy-duty snow blades
Bobcat’s 86-, 96- and 108-inch Series of snow blades attaches to a number of Bobcat skid-steer loaders, compact track loaders and utility work machines. Operators can angle each blade 30 degrees to the left or right while still retaining control over the loader steering levers; the blade will automatically oscillate 5 degrees to keep in contact with the ground, clearing snow in a single pass. The torsion-spring trip edge prevents damage from blade contact with raised concrete or other obstructions.
Bobcat, West Fargo, N.D.
CIRCLE 185 ON CARD OR VISIT WWW.GOVINFO.BZ/22529-185
Separate hydraulic pumps for power steering and load sensing make it possible for L45F and L50F wheel loaders to retain full steering power without compromising lift ability. To conserve fuel, oil flow on the load-sensing pump is automatically adjusted to match work demand. Both loaders feature torque parallel loader linkage for smooth lifting and high rollback torque; a temperature-controlled cab to ensure operator comfort and productivity; and 100 percent axle differential locks to maximize tire traction.
Volvo Construction Equipment, Asheville, N.C.
CIRCLE 186 ON CARD OR VISIT WWW.GOVINFO.BZ/22529-186
A 1.4-cubic-yard hopper, constructed of durable lightweight polyethylene, enables the V-Maxx SP-7550 bulk spreader to complete large road de-icing tasks that municipalities typically perform. Like other models in the V-Maxx spreader series, the fully electric SP-7550 features a multi-angle hopper and inverted-“V” salt/sand baffle design. Operators can access the receiver hitch by removing one pin to take off the spinner assembly, rather than unbolting the entire spreader from the truck’s bed, before being able to tow. The 7550’s independent spinner/auger control allows for smooth, continuous dispensing of materials in spread widths up to 40 feet.
TrynEx International, Warren, Mich.
CIRCLE 187 ON CARD OR VISIT WWW.GOVINFO.BZ/22529-187
Models 729BT (29-horsepower) and 735BT (35-horsepower) FrontMount zero-turn mowers feature an engine and drive train isolated from the operator platform, so users feel no vibrations while mowing. Front-mounted decks, available in 48-, 52- and 61-inch widths, can be accessed for maintenance with an electric lift switch. Due to a direct-coupled design, the mowers have fewer moving parts and thus decreased potential repairs. Operators can reconfigure the side discharge setting for optional mulching or PowerVac collection of clippings if desired.
Grasshopper, Moundridge, Kan.
CIRCLE 188 ON CARD OR VISIT WWW.GOVINFO.BZ/22529-188
The Triton DO8 detects and records water’s dissolved-oxygen content in ambient temperatures ranging from 0 to 140 F and withstands a maximum of 10 bars of pressure for dependable function in water-treatment facilities. A fluorescence-quenching element is the key feature in a DO measurement system that requires no membranes to replace, electrolytes to refill or anode/cathode assemblies to replace. The sensor’s internal microprocessor-based storage system provides and retains data over long service intervals with an error rate of less than 2 percent.
Electro-Chemical Devices, Yorba Linda, Calif.
CIRCLE 189 ON CARD OR VISIT WWW.GOVINFO.BZ/22529-189
Redesigned sweeper chassis
The Freightliner M2 chassis, designed for Elgin’s Eagle four-wheeled broom sweeper, features a relocated side toolbox and fuel tank, so the entire ensemble is no longer than a traditional cab-over-chassis sweeper. To further increase ease of operation, the high-angle steering axle allows for a short turning radius, and the side brooms have been moved forward for visibility. The M2’s standard Cummins 200-horsepower engine produces low amounts of exhaust; an optional larger engine for mountainous regions is available.
Elgin Sweeper, Elgin, Ill.
CIRCLE 190 ON CARD OR VISIT WWW.GOVINFO.BZ/22529-190
Skid-steer/tractor loader snow blades
Ninety-inch-wide steel blades with a ⅜- by 6-inch cutting edge attach to Worksaver’s SBS skid-steer and SBFL tractor loader lines to clear large areas of snow. Both configurations come standard with adjustable-depth skid shoes and a free-floating blade to clean uneven surfaces; the skid-steer model’s built-in mounting system offers easy access to the operator’s seat.
Worksaver, Litchfield, Ill.
CIRCLE 191 ON CARD OR VISIT WWW.GOVINFO.BZ/22529-191
Electrocoagulation and polymer injection work in tandem in the Water Maze EC1-300A to treat a broad range of waste-stream components, including suspended solids, heavy metals and emulsified oils, resulting from pressure washing applications. When combined with the manufacturer’s all-steel, portable wash pad, the EC1-300A becomes a self-contained water-treatment system.
C-Tech Industries, Camas, Wash.
CIRCLE 192 ON CARD OR VISIT WWW.GOVINFO.BZ/22529-192
Electronic-engine wheel loader
Designed for construction and sewer/water applications, the Case 521E is powered by an all-electronic 135-net-horsepower engine; common-rail fuel injection allows for cleaner, more efficient combustion by burning fuel more thoroughly. The loader has an operating weight of 23,722 pounds and a bucket capacity of 2.5 cubic yards.
Case Construction Equipment, Racine, Wis.
CIRCLE 193 ON CARD OR VISIT WWW.GOVINFO.BZ/22529-193
Multi-position snowplow wing accessory
To install Meyer’s new multi-position EZ-Wing MP attachment, operators simply bolt the product to any Lot Pro contractor plow moldboard; the wings change angles with adjustment of a single quick-disconnect pin. The EZ-Wing MP can be arranged in nine different plowing positions, including box, scoop and straight, and, according to the manufacturer, it eliminates snow trails with an adjustable reinforced rubber cutting edge.
Meyer Products, Cleveland, Ohio
CIRCLE 194 ON CARD OR VISIT WWW.GOVINFO.BZ/22529-194
HTC’s Model 1218 road sander attachment adds to the hydraulic truck conveyor’s asphalt-spreading and pothole-filling applications to create a year-round tool capable of spreading both sand and salt over two lanes of highway. Operators can reduce costs resulting from separate single-use sand and salt hoppers, as well as time-consuming hand labor and vehicle changeover.
Hydraulic Truck Conveyors, Milford, Iowa
CIRCLE 195 ON CARD OR VISIT WWW.GOVINFO.BZ/22529-195
Excavation safety training
National Trench Safety’s Competent Person Training Program, following National Underground Contractors Association (NUCA) guidelines, meets OSHA’s training requirements to ensure safe and efficient working conditions for all employees. Training includes a PowerPoint presentation in English or Spanish, an in-class workbook and take-home reference workbook and a completion-of-class certificate and wallet card from NUCA.
National Trench Safety, Houston, Texas
CIRCLE 197 ON CARD OR VISIT WWW.GOVINFO.BZ/22529-197
StormTrap’s precast-concrete modular stormwater-management system is custom-designed to meet each site’s unique characteristics. The SingleTrap design exceeds HS-20 loading with only 6 inches of cover, making it ideal for projects with limited rim to invert elevations. SingleTrap units are customizable in 1-inch increments from 1 foot, 2 inches to 5 feet in height. The system can be set on customizable strip footings with stone aggregate that allows water to recharge back into soil.
StormTrap, Morris, Ill.
CIRCLE 196 ON CARD OR VISIT WWW.GOVINFO.BZ/22529-196