Participants Pam Meyer, equipment sales manager, Subaru Industrial Power Products Larry Fetting, general manager, global rental segment, Cummins Power Generation Jim Siffring, generator product manager, Atlas Copco Construction Equipment Wyatt Franks, assistant product marketing manager generators, North America, Doosan Infracore Portable Power
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Phobias are common and numerous. Agoraphobia is the fear of public places. Arachnophobia is the fear of spiders. Ever heard of Nomophobia? Nomophobia, or “no mobile phobia,” is a real modern-day disorder described as the fear of being out of mobile phone contact. Humans have become so reliant on mobile phones and tablet devices for instant connectivity and access to information that a new phobia has developed from the fear of being without it.
Poor weather in the Midwest and Northeast regions of North America delayed the start of the normal spring construction season, resulting in a 5.8-percent year-over-year rental revenue decline in the second quarter of 2013, the latest 2013 Baird/RER rental equipment survey showed. This was a decline from last quarter’s 6.7-percent year-over-year rental revenue increase. Average rental revenue increased more for big iron equipment in the second quarter with a 6.2-percent leap, showing more steady growth.
Toro introduces a new 36-inch rotary Power Broom to the rental market. Designed to deliver precise control to its operator, the durable rotary broom is suited for snow and debris removal as well as power raking.
Case Construction Equipment introduces its next generation of asphalt compaction equipment with an updated line of small, double-drum asphalt rollers. The new DV Series — the DV23, DV26, DV36 and DV45 — combines a compact size, maneuverability and visibility, with the same control features found in heavy asphalt rollers, the maker says.
Husqvarna introduces its DXR 270 demolition robot, which is suited for both indoor and outdoor work. Developed with the user in mind, the DXR 270’s new outriggers provide a wider footprint, which increases stability and accommodates a greater workload.
Spider, a division of SafeWorks LLC, launches its SpiderRail temporary, non-penetrating guardrail system used to protect workers from fall hazards in the restoration, new construction and process industries.
Stihl introduces the first professional concrete cutter of its kind, the company said, designed for plunge cuts, shaping square corners and cutting concrete pipes in trenches, cinder blocks, masonry bricks, asphalt and soft stone.
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