Every month, dozens of new products are introduced by manufacturers serving the rental industry. Here is a look at some of the latest offerings.
The SeeSnake microDrain inspection system from Ridgid allows for quick inspection in places previously difficult to inspect, providing accessibility and reduced job time. The inspection system features a 30-foot flexible cable and a 22-mm diameter camera head. The flexibility of the cable and tight turn radius of the camera head allows for access through toilet traps and small P traps without the need to disassemble or dismantle plumbing fixtures.
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Engineous USA introduces GO-15, a metal-surface conditioning treatment designed to improve the durability and performance of construction equipment and trucks. By lowering the friction in bearings and other sliding metal surfaces, GO-15 is designed to improve fuel consumption, reduce carbon footprint and lower emissions. It can be used with all petroleum-based and synthetic oils, and works with gas or diesel engines in trucks, construction equipment or cars.
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The JCB 3CX and 4CX backhoe loaders feature the company's EasyControl seat-mounted servo control system, which is designed to improve the backhoe's speed by changing the machine's valve block from flow-sharing to full-flow. The models also offer a stronger and more durable fuel tank made from a resistant composite material that is less likely to rust.
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Designed for cutting hard materials, including granite, the Shoxx G13 blades cut quickly and accurately without spalling, according to the company. The saw blade also offers 20-percent reduction in vibration compared with previous blades. This technology is achieved through the trapezoid shape of the segments and the quantity used (16 segments compared with 15 in a standard blade).
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General Pipe Cleaners' Power-Vee automatic feed drain cleaner offers a feeding system that is light and easy to operate, and the cable feeds at a rate of up to 16 feet per minute. The Power-Vee unclogs sink, shower, toilet and laundry drains ranging from 1¼ to 3 inches in diameter and at a distance of up to 50 feet. The automatic feed can adjust to take any cable from ¼- to 3/8-inch without requiring the use of tools or additional parts.
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Makita's 5-inch random orbit sander (model BO5031K) features a variable speed control dial — 4,000 to 12,000 orbits per minute — and 1/8-inch orbit action for fast and smooth sanding. The unit also features a rubberized palm grip for better control and is designed for wood workers and finish carpenters. It offers a pad control system for controlled pad speed upon start-up, with a 3-amp motor for continuous operation and oversized sealed ball-bearing construction for longer tool life.
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Jescraft partners with ARDEX Engineered Cements to offer a customized version of its barrel cart that facilitates the placement and installation of ARDEX self-leveling concrete toppings and underlayments. The heavy-duty cart is designed to accommodate an 18-gallon drum of material and make it possible for a single operator to transport and pour a full drum with ease and minimal waste.
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Sioux Corp. introduces the new E-Series All-Electric line of pressure washers and steam cleaners. The 100-percent all-electric E-Series has a compact, portable design, suited for all types of cleaning processes such as washing down conveyors; cleaning mixing and storage tanks; disinfecting and sterilizing; removing oil and grease on product equipment; cleaning presses, dies and moulds in manufacturing facilities; and washing floors and walls.
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