Tag: New Product Releases


HDD Advisor Helps Simplify Tooling Configuration

The Ditch Witch organization, a Charles Machine Works Company, has released the industry’s first Web-based Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) Advisor tool. Customers can use the advisor to quickly determine the right tooling configuration for their Ditch Witch or Vermeer directional drill string.

Historically, identifying the proper tooling for job sites was time-consuming, cumbersome and paper-intensive. The new HDD Advisor gives operators and dealers an intuitive tooling-product roadmap and quickly recommends configurations and solutions based on a few questions.

The new HDD Advisor also includes the option to save drill string configurations for future reference and streamline ordering of replacement parts. Operators can share their drill string configurations with their dealer of choice and print or email summaries from a PC or mobile device. www.hddadvisor.com


Bronto Skylift to Exhibit Truck-Mounted Aerials at ICUEE

From September 29 through October 1, Bronto Skylift will show and demonstrate their model SI-197 HDT insulated aerial and their new S-173 XDT with Bronto Skylift +4 operating system in Booth N2054 at ICUEE in Louisville, Ky.

Mounted on a TOR 8×6 all-wheel-steer chassis, the SI-197 HDT is an insulated aerial capable of bare-hand work on power lines up to 765 kV AC and 560 kV DC. It features a full 197 feet of working height and 1,000-pound capacity from its standard 6.5-foot-by-3-foot platform. Horizontal outreach is 72 feet and – with 360-degree continuous turntable rotation, push-button outrigger deployment and automatic outrigger leveling – it can be quickly and easily set up to reach overhead work areas almost anywhere. Setup time from the setting of the jacks to full elevation is under 15 minutes.

The heavy-duty S-173 XDT is mounted on a 6×6 Peterbilt chassis and features a 173-foot working height, a 100-foot horizontal outreach and a whopping 1,400-pound capacity in a standard platform of more than 23 square feet. The S-173 XDT at ICUEE will showcase the latest in Bronto’s computerized operating and maintenance technologies and introduce enhanced remote data collection capabilities. www.brontoskylift.com


ToolHandz Mechanics Gloves

The newest addition to Revco Industries’ ToolHandz line of mechanics gloves is the GX1010-HB, a feature-packed glove for general workers and those who work in oil and gas. Finger guards help protect against bang-ups and pinches. Impact protection along the back of the hand helps guard knuckles and sensitive bones. High-visibility materials and contrasting fingertips contribute to the safety aspects of this product. Lastly, the design maintains as much flexibility as possible to help ensure comfort and regular use.

Black Stallion GX1010-HB ToolHandz mechanics gloves are available through independent welding and safety distributors nationwide. www.blackstallion.com


Thunder Creek FST Series Trailers

Thunder Creek Equipment’s all-new FST Series trailers are available in 500-, 750- and 990-gallon diesel capacities with a 100-gallon DEF tank and an optional field-installed rear utility box. The new FST Series combines the best of Thunder Creek’s fuel, DEF and service transportation technologies into a single design while retaining the company’s focus on craftsmanship with heavy-gauge steel, patented/patent-pending designs and premium options that allow contractors to spec each trailer to meet the demands of their work.

The rear utility box is 55 percent larger than previous designs and can be installed on any FST Series trailer at any time, allowing owners looking for basic fuel transportation to later build out their own mobile service trailer as their needs evolve. Options include a three-in-one welder/generator/air compressor, an auxiliary oil tank, a Worksight light tower and a Field Max tire kit.

All Thunder Creek trailers are built with a low profile and baffled fuel tanks, making them suitable for traveling both on the road at highway speeds and off-road on large job sites. www.thundercreek.com


Rugby HD Rancher Body

The all-new Rugby HD Rancher Body from Rugby Manufacturing is ideal for heavier-duty construction and landscape applications as well as oil field operations. Designed for maximum durability, the HD Rancher offers several enhanced features including an upgraded 3/16-inch tread plate floor, 7-gauge formed cross-members with 12-inch spacing, 12-gauge bulkhead sheet and 3/8-inch tie-down rail. The HD Rancher is also available with a B&W Turnoverball Gooseneck Hitch that allows a flat surface with no cutouts in the floor. Five models of the new HD Rancher are available, ranging in length from 9 feet 3 inches to 12 feet.

Rugby Manufacturing – a leading designer and manufacturer of Class 3-7 dump bodies, landscape bodies, platforms and related truck equipment and accessories – backs each of its bodies with a three-year warranty. www.rugbymfg.com


McNeilus Advances CNG Systems and Services

McNeilus Truck & Manufacturing Inc. has introduced significant enhancements to its industry-leading NGEN CNG Systems and Services. The NGEN fuel delivery system now features improved capabilities, with optimized internal diameters that offer up to 30 percent improved fill times. The fill time compares favorably to that of traditional diesel fuel. Streamlining the design has reduced the number of plumbing components by 25 percent and the number of connections by 50 percent.

NGEN systems also offer continuous-protection thermal pressure relief devices (PRDs) on all configurations that span the length of the tank and system, increasing protection against localized thermal events. Typical PRD configurations contain more high-pressure plumbing and have less thermal sensing surface.

Additionally, for enhanced serviceability and reliability, O-ring face seal (ORFS) fittings have been integrated where possible. ORFS fittings can be tightened to proper torque values, mitigating assembly and reassembly errors. www.ngencng.com


ECCO Utility Bars

ECCO has entered the LED utility bar market, offering 16 different models spanning a range of styles, sizes and beam patterns.

Suited to a wide range of applications from utility vehicles to tow trucks, ECCO utility bars feature the latest LED technology, extremely bright white light output, more than 50,000 hours of maintenance-free life expectancy and minimal amp draw. Rugged aluminum housings and polycarbonate lenses rated to IP67 for intrusion protection make the lamps well-suited for even the most arduous applications. Options include a choice of flood, spot or flood/spot combination beams, single or double rows of LEDs, lengths from 8 to 49 inches and high-intensity 10-watt models.

All models feature 12-24 VDC operation and two pivot-mounting options, and are backed by a three-year warranty. www.eccolink.com


Convoy Technologies’ Videomatics

Convoy Technologies’ Videomatics is a cloud-based software and hardware system that integrates telematics with live and recorded video from around and inside a vehicle, which can be accessed for playback to smartphones, tablets or PCs. The system is designed to assist fleet owners and managers in their efforts to promote commercial driver safety, security and productivity. Videomatics software provides instant access to vehicle location tracking, monitoring and alerts, plus live and historical video with analytics from within and surrounding a vehicle. Types of event information offered include speed, G-shock (impact and vibration), GPS coordinates, geofencing, route deviation, mapping and positioning of an entire fleet. Continuous, event-driven or scheduled video recording is user selectable. www.convoytechnologies.com


Worthington Large-Diameter CNG Cylinder

Worthington Industries Inc. has expanded its line of compressed natural gas (CNG) cylinders with a new lightweight, large-diameter, 26.2-inch model. This is the company’s largest Type III CNG cylinder, and it provides superior fast-fill efficiency. The inner aluminum liner dissipates heat during fast-filling, allowing 15 to 25 percent more fuel storage compared to Type IV cylinders of similar size.

Ideal for Class 8 heavy-duty and refuse trucks, these large-diameter cylinders will fill to rated capacity, making longer routes possible. As with all Worthington Type III cylinders, the aluminum inner liner provides an added safety feature by reducing the risk of flex or fracture in the outer composite reinforcement if an impact occurs.

Worthington Type III CNG cylinders, including the new large-diameter model, are built to aircraft, railcar and watercraft CNG cylinder standards, which are more stringent than typical over-the-road standards. www.worthingtonindustries.com


LoJack and Retriever Communications Collaboration

Retriever Communications, a global provider of mobile workforce automation, is collaborating with LoJack Corp., a provider of vehicle theft recovery and advanced fleet management solutions, to launch a new mobile field service management platform. The new offering will provide field service fleet organizations with a scalable mobile solution that combines telematics and fleet management with dynamic data capture and real-time scheduling.

Unlike competing single-function solutions, Retriever’s Barking Application Suite and LoJack Fleet Management powered by TomTom create a comprehensive mobile workforce platform that creates a new standard for the field service market by offering a complete and connected mobile force ecosystem; caters to a variety of operational needs; allows for fleet operators to work offline; offers complete visibility and transparency into field activity; protects vehicles from unauthorized use; and increases safety for field technicians on the road and on the job. http://retrieverbarking.com, www.lojack.com

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