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New technology and equipment on display at Hilti Innovation Day

The DSH 600-X is a lightweight but powerful circular saw for concrete, masonry and steel applications.

From cutting concrete to checking heights, contractors have a wide range of products to help them be more efficient and safe on the job site thanks to recent releases by Hilti. The company hosted its annual Innovation Day for media and displayed new and recent introductions, as well as a look into the future at a few innovations still on the drawing board.

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Miller introduces time-saving technology for FieldPro welder

The new XMT 350 FieldPro system features Polarity Reversing - it automatically sets the correct polarity, lead outputs and weld parameters, saving time and money on the job site.

Miller Electric Mfg. has introduced the new XMT 350 FieldPro system with Polarity Reversing. The system's technology eliminates the need to manually swap leads between welding processes — saving time and money and improving safety on the jobsite.

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Caterpillar offers two new utility vehicles with room to seat five

Last year, Caterpillar announced the introduction of its first-ever Cat utility vehicles – the gasoline-powered Cat CUV82 and diesel-powered CUV102 D. To expand that offering, the product line now includes the gasoline-powered Cat CUV85 and diesel-powered CUV105 D. The CUV85 and CUV105 D both feature a spacious second row to accommodate a total of five people. Caterpillar gathered extensive customer and dealer input to build a UTV that delivers the unrivaled combination of durability, comfort and maintenance simplicity. Rigorous vehicle testing ensures both utility vehicles meet the superior quality and reliability customers expect from Caterpillar.

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Generac LED light towers designed for remote locations and extreme environments

Generac Mobile Products is offering a new and improved MLT4060MVD LED mobile light tower. Purpose-designed for applications in remote locations and extreme environments, this light tower includes features that allow for autonomous operation. An extra-large fuel tank and low fuel consumption allow the tower to run up to 533 hours on a single diesel tank fill and a 750-hour oil change interval, minimizing maintenance costs.

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Vermeer BC1500 brush chipper now available with gas engine

Vermeer now offers its BC1500 brush chipper with a gas engine. The new model is equipped with a powerful 165-hp (123-kW) PSI gas engine and delivers comparable chipping productivity to its diesel counterpart. Using a precision-balanced drum with two A8 double-sided knives, the new Vermeer BC1500 gas brush chipper is capable of chipping logs up to 15 inches (38.1 cm) in diameter.

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Chicago Pneumatic's Weda submersible pumps handle liquid with abrasive particles on construction sites

WEDA 60+ Submersible Pump

Chicago Pneumatic Power Technique (CP) has introduced five new electric submersible pumps to the North American market. WEDA pumps are ideal for dewatering of construction sites, mines, flooded areas and more where small, lightweight, portable and easily maintained pumps are required to perform daily jobs quickly. 

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New comfort handle lowers vibration for operators of Bomag reversible plates

The comfort handle design is now available on all Bomag medium and large reversible plate models, ranging from the BPR 45/55 D to the BPR 70/70 D.

The Bomag BPR 70/70 D reversible plate compactor boasts a specially designed comfort handle that reduces vibration feedback to the operator's hands, reducing fatigue. Rubber vibration buffers connecting the steering rod to both the handle and the base plate drop hand-arm-vibration values to 8.2 ft/s2 (2.5 m/s2), offering enhanced operator protection while using the compactor. This exclusive comfort handle design is now available on all Bomag medium and large reversible plate models, ranging from the BPR 45/55 D to the BPR 70/70 D.

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Vanguard adds EFI with e-governing to small block line

Vanguard expands its lineup of electronic fuel injection offerings to include a horizontal-shaft Small Block V-Twin engine. The Small Block engine features an open-loop EFI system with electronic governing engineered for the demands of the commercial construction and rental markets. With the addition of this engine, Vanguard EFI is now available on four engine platforms across nine horsepower ratings varying in output from 23 to 37 gross horsepower.

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Hilti Canada wins TCA 2017 Innovation Award for DD-WMS 100 Water Management System

The Hilti DD-WMS 100 Water Management System efficiently takes care of slurry in diamond drilling applications.

Hilti (Canada) Corp was awarded the 2017 Innovation Award by the Toronto Construction Association (TCA). The "Best of the Best" award is in recognition for the innovation behind the DD- WMS 100 Water Management System for Diamond Core Drilling.

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Genie telescopic boom generates electrified performance for Ottawa River powerline replacement

The Genie SX-180 telescopic boom was operated from a barge for a tricky line replacement at the Chenaux Generating Station on the Ottawa River.

The Chenaux Generating Station located on the Ottawa River in Ontario uses the river's current to generate 144 MW of clean, renewable electricity, enough to power nearly 150,000 homes on the grid. Like other hydro-electric power structures, its eight units were built in the mid-twentieth century as a stimulus project to help the country shake off the effects of the Great Depression. 

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GPS capability on Bosch breaker hammers gives site managers real-time location tracking

Bosch's GPS tracking ensures that jobsite managers know where tools are at all times.

Time and money are two of the most important commodities around and ensuring optimum use of these resources means key assets must be available when needed. For many jobsites that require concrete demolition work, a breaker, demolition or rotary hammer needs to be on hand. According to Bosch, their GSH27-26 Brute Turbo is the world's first breaker hammer with GPS tracking that makes sure jobsite managers know where this powerful tool is at all times; a retrofit option (GPS25-4) brings the same capability to all current Bosch SDS-max hammers.

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Atlas Copco PAS pumps make first appearance at The Rental Show

Atlas Copco PAS pumps make first appearance at The Rental Show

Three high-flow pumps from Atlas Copco Power Technique North America are on display at The Rental Show for the first time. The PAS open frame pump systems consist of a highly efficient diaphragm pump with a semi-open impeller and a large separator, allowing the pumps to pass true 3-inch spherical solids. Air is separated from the liquid and sucked by the vacuum pump, making automatic and efficient priming possible. Both wet prime and dry prime options are offered.

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