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ICUEE 2007

October 16-18

Louisville, KY USA


Service School for Field Service Mechanics and Technicians

July 24th-26th Fecon hosted a Summer National Service School for Field Service Mechanics and Technicians at their factory in Lebanon, Ohio.

The Service School included extensive classroom and hands-on training on Fecon's FTX Track Carriers. Along with training materials, participants also received a factory tour and some Fecon apparel!

Fecon, Inc. manufactures Bull Hog® mulching attachments, FTX Track Carriers, Tree Shears and Saws and Grapples for Vegetation Management and Reforestation.

Source: Fecon, Inc.

Case Upgrades ITS Tandem Rollers

Case Construction Equipment has upgraded of its DV Series vibratory rollers to more powerful, Tier III engines.

The Case tandem-drum line features high centrifugal forces, dual frequency and a hydrostatic drive that provides outstanding traction and smooth performance even on steep slopes.

The tandem-drum DV201, DV202 and DV204 models range from operating weights of 2500 to 3500 kg, with drum widths from 1000 to 1300 mm. Drum frequency on Case DV rollers ranges from 3180 to 3720 vpm (53-62 Hz) with centrifugal forces from 20,8 to 40,3 kN.

Source: Case Construction Equipment

Bobcat to Enter Compact Utility Tractor Market

In a move intended to expand its No. 1 market position in compact equipment, Bobcat Company announced recently that it has signed a long-term strategic agreement with a highly respected Korean manufacturer, Daedong Industrial Co. Ltd., to produce a line of Bobcat-branded compact utility tractors.

"This alliance brings together the strengths of two respected and recognized companies," said David Rowles, president of Bobcat Americas. "By combining the Bobcat global brand, dealer network and service with Daedong's commitment to compact tractor design and technology, we can provide our customers with the quality compact equipment experience they've come to expect from Bobcat. We plan to start offering compact utility tractors to customers later this year."

Source: Bobcat Company

RapidSlide Adjustable Wrench

Cooper Hand Tools, maker of the original Crescent® brand adjustable wrench, has introduced a second, larger-capacity Crescent® RapidSlide adjustable wrench, giving users faster, easier and more accurate jaw adjustments in a larger 250 mm size to complement the existing 200 mm model.

The RapidSlide wrench is named for its revolutionary handle-positioned slide adjuster, which replaces the traditional turning adjuster for an overall improvement in speed and productivity. Users simply move the slide forward to tighten the jaws, back to loosen them. Once adjusted, the jaws automatically lock securely in place, so there is no need to hold the slide while turning fasteners.

The new RapidSlide wrench has a maximum jaw opening of 30,4 mm. It features an extra wide handle that gives users more comfort and power, while putting less stress on the hand and arm. To prevent any debris from lodging in the tool, RapidSlide wrenches include an internal debris shield that is built to protect the slide mechanism, extending the tool's life.

The heads of both wrenches feature laser-etched SAE and metric markings that accurately show the jaw opening measurement. Jaws are highly polished, making cleanup easier and keeping the tools looking like new. The RapidSlide wrenches feature all-metal drop-forged construction for maximum durability.

Source: Cooper Hand Tools

IMT Introduces New Accessories for Dominator® Mechanics Trucks

Newly announced options make Iowa Mold Tooling Co. Inc. Dominator® mechanics trucks even more productive and profitable. The CAS2545 rotary screw air compressor, welder/generator and redesigned drawer sets have expanded the options available on all of IMT's mechanics trucks, which furthers the IMT commitment to being a full-service provider of commercial service equipment.

The CAS2545 compressed air system is a 45 cfm, hydraulically driven, rotary screw compressor with a maximum operating pressure of 150 psi. The unit is a single-stage, pressure-lubricated compressor designed for mobile or industrial applications.

IMT also now offers select welder/generators manufactured by Miller Electric MFG. Co. as a purchase option with IMT mechanics trucks. IMT has entered into an agreement with their local Miller distributor to have the Miller units installed at the IMT factory or shipped to the customer's location.

The welder/generators are available in either gas-powered or diesel-powered models and include Miller's Bobcat, Legend® and Trailblazer® lines.

In addition to the new air compressor and welder/generator offerings, IMT also offers redesigned drawer sets as a purchase option with Dominator mechanics trucks.

Source: Iowa Mold Tooling

Hirschmann introduces the iVISOR mentor QGVA LMI

Hirschmann Automation and Control has introduced the iVISOR mentor QVGA (graphic) load moment indicator (LMI) for mobile cranes. The iVISOR mentor QGVA provides the operator with a graphic display of the crane and the current load and geometric information, including the actual and allowable load, boom length, boom angle, and load radius. The display also includes an integrated bargraph which provides the operator with information on the cranes utilization. The graphic display has a resolution of 320 x 240 pixels and includes BestVIEW technology which automatically adjusts the contrast depending on the temperature and lighting conditions.

The systems central processing unit and operators console are integrated into one compact unit making for quick and easy installation. In addition to the freely programmable control functionality, two CANopen interfaces enable networking with other controls and displays. The LMI system can be used as a CANopen master or as a CANopen slave. It can also communicate with other CAN Bus capable devices via the CAN Bus interfaces which support the CANopen protocol and J1939.

The iVISOR mentor QGVA also provides the flexibility of optional Working Area Definition (WADS), event recorder, and the use of wireless sensors.

Source: Hirschmann Automation and Control

Link-Belt selects Cat power for worldwide needs

In order to meet future worldwide engine emission regulations, Link-Belt has chosen Caterpillar power for four telescopic truck crane models. The HTC-8640SL (36,3 t), HTC-8660 Series II (45,4 t), HTC/HTT-8690 (81,7 t) cranes will feature Caterpillar C-13 12,5 l engines. The new Cat engines in the 8640SL and 8660 II are rated at 365 hp and 1350 ft lbs of torque. The 8690's Cat is rated at 445 hp and 1550 ft lbs of torque.

Link-Belt also announced that two rough terrain crane models, 60 t RTC-8065 Series II and the 68 t RTC-8075, will join the 81 t RTC-8090 Series II in using the Caterpillar C6.6, 6,6 l, 225 hp engine with 727 ft lbs of torque. "After a thorough investigation, Caterpillar was chosen as the best choice for our short and long term needs," said Rick Curnutte, product manager for telescopic cranes.

Source: Link-Belt Construction Equipment

Elliott Equipment Company Introduces Two New BoomTrucks

Elliott Equipment Company is pleased to announce the introduction of two brand new 26 ton capacity BoomTrucks. Designated the 2695 and 26105, the units feature a 23,5 t capacity with 29 m of powered main boom, giving it a 32 m tip height; and 32 m boom, with 35 m tip height, respectively.

According to Elliott's vice president of Sales & Marketing, Doug Twyford, "These 26 ton models demonstrate Elliott's commitment to developing a full line of material handling solutions. We have worked extensively with users of this equipment to give them the features and ability to do more with this product that with any other unit in its class."

Source: Elliott Equipment Company

Mustang Adds True Compact Telehandler to Product Line

Mustang Manufacturing Company, Inc., is introducing a new telehandler to its product line - model 519. The first of Mustang's telehandler units to fall within the compact market, the 519 offers 5,8 m of lift height and 2500 kg maximum lift capacity on a compact frame.

"The Mustang 519 is a true compact unit, well-suited for both rental and retail," said Doug Snorek, Mustang marketing manager. "For small to medium sized contractors, this is an ideal entry-level machine."

The machine's small stature does not extend to the cab. The Mustang 519 telehandler features a roomy cab with excellent visibility.

The compact size of the machine allows an operator to easily transport the 519 to the worksite on a trailer behind a one-ton truck. The frame of the Mustang 519 - with a length of 376 cm, width of 180 cm and height of 193 cm - makes the machine well-suited for tight job sites where maneuverability and the ability to pick and place material are key. In fact, the unit has an 3,35 m turning radius and can fit under a finished doorway.

A 64 hp Deutz diesel engine powers the 519, which boasts a two-speed hydraulic transmission for low-end power while providing a quick transport speed up to 24 km/h.

To maximize maneuverability, the 519 features three steering modes, a trait shared by all Mustang telehandlers. Users can operate these machines in 2-wheel, 4-wheel and crab steering modes.

Source: Mustang Manufacturing Company





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