Computer Software Honorable Mention
Scenario Management Module
Key Innovation: Users can create subsets of products to offer based on potential usage and client requirements.
Orion Software announces its latest innovation for the Sirius Pro Rental and Inventory Management Software, the Scenario Management Module, which allows users to create subsets of products to offer based on specific potential usage required by clients, in the desired order, and grouped into marketing themes. For example, scenarios could be built based on the type, the size, or the budget of an event. The idea is to bring salespersons into a scenario with the customer, so that they present only relevant products to their customers, as well as cover the whole spectrum of projects. This is an advanced tool to help salespersons be more efficient by passing through a complete questionnaire linked to the specific end-usage requirements. Users can create as many scenarios as they desire based on venue locations, type of usage, budget or any factors influencing the sales process.
Concrete-Working Equipment Honorable Mention
CRT 48 Series
Wacker Neuson Corp.
Key Innovation: The CRT 48 Series has been re-engineered to include a steering stabilization system that results in 75-percent reduction of force needed to steer the unit.
Wacker Neuson’s 48-inch, CRT 48 Series of ride-on trowels offers the Dynamic Steering Stabilization System (DSS) that combines two patent-pending features. The first feature is a torsion-assist steering system that reduces the amount of force needed by the operator to control the machine by 75 percent compared to previous models. This improved steering system makes the unit easy to steer and greatly increases production by reducing operator fatigue. The amount of force needed to control the unit is reduced; ergonomically designed twin-lever controls provide maneuverability, and feedback from the concrete conditions all contribute to a highly productive finishing machine. The second technical change to the unit is a steering dampener system, which is designed to reduce the effect of stick-slip friction between the concrete surface and the trowel blades.
Earthmoving Equipment Honorable Mention
MTL312 Track Loader
Key Innovation: Powered by a Tier-3 EPA-certified 66-hp diesel engine, the new compact chassis has an overall machine width of 58 inches.
Mustang Manufacturing announces the addition of the MTL312 track loader. The new model features a 66-hp, Tier-3 EPA-certified engine, which meets stringent emissions standards and delivers improved performance. In addition, the compact chassis design on the unit brings the overall machine width down to 58 inches width, allowing it to easily clear narrow passageways and operate with ease on cramped jobsites. Increased productivity was a key driver for the improved design of the track loader. A new standard foot throttle allows operators to be more fuel efficient. An improved control-handle design with additional switches puts more controls at the operator’s fingertips. Activation of the float function is made easier with an improved push-button.
Earthmoving Equipment Honorable Mention
TRX 15 and TRX 19 walk-behind trenchers
The Toro Company
Key Innovation: The traction drive combined with the control system provides improved maneuverability.
Toro’s TRX trenchers are the first tracked, dedicated walk-behind trenchers that feature tracks providing a low center of gravity and large footprint that increase productivity and maneuverability without creating ruts. The simple control system allows operators to trench with one hand while adjusting boom depth with the other. TRX models trench up to 36 inches, which allows increased depth for various jobsites. Two TRX models are powered by Kawasaki twin-cylinder engines in 15- and 19-hp ranges.
Generators/Welders Honorable Mention
MTT 20 and MTT25
Key Innovation: Compact mobile equipment unit provides solutions for multiple needs of power, light and water supply.
Magnum Products introduces the MTT 20 and MTT 25 diesel-powered mobile combination units, which provide power, light and water supply for large or remote construction sites, and a base camp for oil fields and mining. Both models boast a light tower with four, 1,000-watt metal halide lights; 3-section, all-steel mast, extendable to 30 feet. The units also feature 360-degree rotation of mast and lights for complete flexible light illumination that is easily operated by one person. A 500-gallon water tank provides water supply with multiple fill and dispense areas. The units are powered by an Isuzu liquid-cooled diesel engine and rated at 31.5 hp prime. Fuel tank capacity of 246 gallons supports more than a 5-day maximum run time. Both units offer 120 volts GFCI duplex and 240 volts twistlock convenience outlets. The MTT is compact in design, mounted on a heavy-duty double-axle all-steel trailer with 3-inch adjustable pintle ring and surge brakes for easy maneuverability.
Lawn and Garden Equipment Honorable Mention
Hydro Sod Cutter
Classen, a division of Schiller-Pfeiffer
Key Innovation: A smooth, consistent power flow with transport speeds of up to 4.7 mph.
Classen expands its sod cutter offerings with the hydrostatic-drive sod cutters. The Hydro Sod Cutters feature a hydrostatic drive for variable transport speed of up to 4.7 mph and powered reverse, multiple cutting widths of 12, 18, 20 or 24 inches. There is an easy depth adjustment of up to 2.5 inches. Engine options include a 5.5-hp or 8-hp Honda engine. The center blade placement ensures a more consistent cutting depth. The unit also includes a finger-tip throttle and a two-year warranty (engines warranted separately by manufacturer).
Lifts Honorable Mention
Key Innovation: The four-point track system works in conjunction with Genie’s active oscillation axle system, which senses the terrain and adjusts the axle position based on ground conditions and positive traction drive system.
The Genie S-60/S-65 Telescopic Trax booms feature a four-point, permanently-fixed track system that allows contractors to work any time of the year, enhancing traction in many types of difficult terrain. The fixed track possess a narrower profile — 8 feet, 6 inches wide — to allow these booms to be transported anywhere within the U.S. without special oversize-load permits and limitations on evening and weekend transport. Operators can easily drive these machines on and off a trailer, as well as maneuver in close proximity to walls and foundations because they steer like a wheeled unit and have an inside turning radius of 14 feet and an outside turning radius of 21 feet. With a ground contact pressure of less than 13 psi, the Trax boom leaves a minimal impression on sensitive surfaces. Each track is made of durable, steel-reinforced rubber and measures 17 inches wide and 47 inches long, with each carriage assembly weighing 1,100 pounds. The Trax booms have a travel speed of 2.3 mph.
Lifts Honorable Mention
Key Innovation: The unit features an 86-foot straight boom with telescopic jib.
Haulotte Group introduces the Telescopic Big Boom HB86TJ+, which is designed to allow users to operate in a wider range of working environments. The unit features an outreach of 75 feet 6 inches, simultaneous movements, an 8-foot platform and the capacity to rapidly lift heavy loads (up to 772 pounds). A 19-foot, 8-inch telescopic jib with proportional controls allows the user to reach the most inaccessible worksites. Thanks to its proportional movements and its self-leveling system, the operator has maximum working comfort. The boom and the jib, with its octagonal cross section in high-elastic modulus steel, are rigid, providing greater stability. The big boom benefits from the new generational control panel. The HB86TJ+ has a narrow fixed-width frame, and an oscillating axle to allow for operation in a wide range of areas.
Material Handling Honorable Mention
TX842 telescopic handler
Case Construction Equipment
Key Innovation: Low boom design with high operator's station provides improved visibility to the jobsite.
The TX842 from Case works productively and in a variety of load-and-carry and material-handling jobs requiring precise maneuverability, improved traction and lift capacity. The single joystick provides one-hand control of both the boom and attachment for fast and precise positioning, while the low-boom design, coupled with the high operator’s station, enhances stability and visibility. Three available steering modes add to the overall versatility and productivity of these machines. The TX842 comes equipped with a high-performance Case Family IV 4.5-liter turbocharged engine, delivering 108 net horsepower. The full powershift transmission on the units features four forward and three reverse gears, providing smooth, on-the-go forward-reverse shifting for more productive operation, reaching a top speed of 22 mph in forward and 14 mph in reverse. The TX842 has an operating weight of 24,930 pounds, a maximum lift height of 42 feet, a forward reach of 29 feet and a maximum lift capacity of 8,000 pounds.
Material Handling Honorable Mention
Key Innovation: Largest capacity telehandler in its class and the unit has capability to use skid-steer attachments.
JLG G5-18A super compact telehandler boasts a 5,500-pound maximum lifting capacity and 1,850-pound capacity at the fully extended reach of almost 11 feet. The machine comes standard with three operator-selectable steering modes — 4-wheel circle, 4-wheel crab and 2-wheel steering — and has a 126-inch turning radius. The G5-18A’s 18-foot maximum boom height and almost 11 feet of reach allows the operator to access hard-to-reach areas. The compact dimensions of the machine, 146-inches long by 71-inches wide by 75-inches high, make it a great choice in difficult-to-maneuver work sites. At a gross vehicle weight less than 11,000 pounds, the G5-18A can be lifted by crane at most jobsites for use on higher-level floors. The G5-18A is offered with several available attachments including a general-purpose bucket, a light material bucket, a grapple bucket, various carriages, a crane hook and it can be configured to accommodate skid-steer attachments.
Miscellaneous Honorable Mention
Ingersoll Rand MVS-6 Mobile Security System
Doosan Infracore Portable Power
Key Innovation: System features wireless communication and networking capabilities along with a hybrid power system — solar and diesel.
The Ingersoll Rand MVS-6 Mobile Security System allows remote monitoring of outdoor areas at substantially less cost than employing security manpower. The MVS-6 can be remotely operated, using software that connects the user to the system’s day/night imaging camera and a 40GB DVR via a wireless connection for recording images. The wireless communication system allows for easy networking of multiple MVS-6 units to secure a large area and allows one person to monitor these units. The system also monitors the unit’s power supply. The MVS-6 uses a standard hybrid power system of solar and diesel technology for six months of uninterrupted remote operation. It requires only one person to set-up and can be deployed under most conditions. The MVS-6’s wiring is housed inside a tamper-resistant, locked enclosure that protects the unit from theft and vandalism.
Miscellaneous Honorable Mention
LTLP-436 4-foot manual lift hoist with strap
SpitzLift, MTA Distributors
Key Innovation: This tool offers universal mounting options and is ready for use in minutes. Load-control disc brakes allow for one person to easily control the load.
The SpitzLift LTLP-436 lightweight portable crane sets up in less than a minute, weighs 33 pounds and has a lifting capacity of 700 pounds. Built of high-strength, lightweight structural aluminum, it rotates 360 degrees and can perform the work of three men, according to the company. The boom has a length of 4 feet, which is suited for loading trucks, trailers and panel vans. The crane’s height-reach feature adjusts from 3 feet, 5.5 inches to 5 feet, 7 inches above the base allowing large objects to be loaded with ease. The winch features a load-control disk brake that automatically locks and unlocks for safe lifting and loading. This winch also allows one person to easily control the load. Its patented, foldable design provides true portability and convenient storage — stowing nicely behind an operator’s seat. The unit also comes standard with a 15-foot heavy-duty strap.
Power Tools Honorable Mention
DW079KD Self-Leveling Rotary Laser
DeWalt Industrial Power Tools
Key Innovation: The DW079 laser has a remote control equipped with a privacy setting to eliminate remote control interference between multiple users.
The DW079KD self-leveling rotary laser from DeWalt is built with a covered rotary head cage with multiple thin struts that minimize blind spots. The laser provides accuracy at plus or minus 1/8-inch per 100 feet and has a Hi-Alert feature that turns the laser off when it is no longer level with its original position. The DW079KD has a 5 megawatt beam, the brightest Class IIIa beam in the market, according to the company. It is visible indoors up to 100 feet and has a 2,000-foot working diameter. A scan mode button displays a laser chalk line that is controlled by the wireless remote or by the control panel. Private mode on the remote control eliminates interference between multiple users. The laser is powered by DeWalt 9.6- to 18-volt batteries, providing 30 hours of run time. The unit is used for internal and external applications including site, concrete and elevation leveling, excavation, post installation, multi-level construction, block-layout and benchmark.