Every month, dozens of new products are introduced by manufacturers serving the rental industry. Here is a look at some of the latest offerings.
Subaru's 9-hp All-Season Engine is designed to operate in temperatures ranging from -20 F up to 140 F, making it suitable for multi-season equipment including log splitters, chippers and shredders, and lawn and turf seeders. The All-Season engine features chain-driven OHC technology that allows the intake and exhaust valves to be positioned for optimum engine performance, and offers lower resistance for the air/fuel mixture flow.
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The new Ditch Witch 910T transmitter is used to apply a controlled signal to metallic pipes and cables, and is compatible with the Ditch Witch 910R receiver. Together, the 910R and 910T locate buried telephone, CATV, power, gas and water lines with a tracer wire. The 910T transmitter comes standard with up to three frequencies, direct-connect leads, a ground stake and 8 D-cell batteries.
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The new DD 350 and DD 500 Coring Systems from Hilti are equipped with water-cooled, high-frequency motors rated at 3600 and 5500 watts respectively. Equipped with 10-speed electronic gearing, the new motors deliver a constant power output over the entire diameter range and allow speed to be adjusted while the motor is running.
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The new US250 sprayer from TurfEx features a universal mount that allows it to attach to the front of most available zero-turn mowers. The mounting system stays within the mower's footprint unlike competitive tow-behind units. Driven by a 12-volt electric motor, the sprayer draws its power from the mower's battery. The pump is rated at 2 gpm at 60 psi, and the corrosion-resistant tank holds up to 25 gallons.
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The new EelCam EC-8SD camera inspection system from Electric Eel offers users a portable, rugged system that features a digital recorder to record video of the inspection directly onto a secure digital flash card. The carry case weighs 10.4 pounds and includes controls for microphone, lights, camera test port, and secondary video and audio outlets. Date, distance and time are displayed on screen, and a keyboard for adding text is included.
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Honeywell Generators introduces a new 3000-watt portable home generator model, the HW3000, capable of powering multiple smaller items at the same time, including lights, a refrigerator, cordless phone, electric fans, TVs, computers and more. It provides 3,000 continuous watts of power through four, 120-volt AC outlets. It has a 4.5-gallon fuel tank with a run time of 13.0 hours at 50-percent load.
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The new DL-500 digital level series from Topcon Positioning Systems uses wave and read technology, tracking the waved staff and automatically reading the least value. The DL-500 automatically recognizes the staff directions, either upright or inverted, eliminating manual errors when surveying with normal and inverted readings.
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