Every month, dozens of new products are introduced by manufacturers serving the rental industry. Here is a look at some of the latest offerings.
Star Industries introduces the model 1370 Universal-Fit Lift Hook, which lifts up to 10,000 pounds safely, securely and in compliance with all safety requirements. This heavy-duty lift hook is designed to utilize the full capacity of the forklift. The hook point is located at the standard 24-inch load center where most forklifts are rated. It also features extra wide fork pockets that will accept up to 7-inch-wide by 2.75-inch-thick forks.
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The Honda EU2000I Camo, a portable generator with inverter technology and Natural Gear Camo exterior is designed for outdoor use because it can blend into any environment. Its two-tiered noise-dampening system reduces noise to 59 decibels at rated load and 53 decibels at one-quarter load. The unit weighs less than 47 pounds.
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Trojan Battery Co. introduces its AC Series line of deep-cycle batteries designed for aerial work platform/access and cleaning applications. The AC Series is available in both 6- and 12-volt sizes with a choice of 12 different battery specifications. Increased specifications allow the customer to select mid-range batteries based on the battery case design: either standard case or durable Polyon case for heavy service applications.
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Makita's 5-inch random orbit sander (model BO5030K) features 12,000 opm and 1/8-inch random orbit action for smooth sanding, as well as a rubberized palm grip for better control. The finishing sander features a pad control system for controlled pad speed upon start-up with a 3-amp motor for continuous operation. The dust-sealed switch minimizes dust contamination and increases durability.
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The FOD-16 flip-over disc from Worksaver flips over for easy transport to the worksite. This pull-type implement is designed to disc gardens, orchards and field game plots. The FOD-16 fits most garden tractors and ATV's and is equipped with a rectangular steel frame to hold three concrete blocks for added weight and better soil penetration. The unit is also equipped with eight 16-inch notched disc blades.
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Implements introduces the Enfencer Silt Fence Machine that is capable of installing both support wire and silt fence fabric into the ground at the same time without trenching. The machine can insert geotextile fabric and support wire up to 12 inches deep. It also establishes a pullout resistance by creating a 2-inch crimp in the hog wire that bites into the ground.
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TurfEx introduces its line of Groom ‘N’ Sweep broom attachments. Designed to mount on utility vehicles, tractors and other service vehicles, the broom attachments remove debris and groom lawns and sports field surfaces. The line consists of the GB60 (60-inch long mainframe) and the GB72 (72-inch long mainframe). Both units feature eight brush rows for aggressive cleaning and grooming action.
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The Bobcat 418 excavator has an operating weight of 2,593 pounds and a dig depth of 6 feet. The unit is designed for use in tight working areas, next to buildings and areas where it is difficult to transport equipment. Eliminating tail overhand with the zero-tail-swing with tracks extended allows the operator to optimize spoil placement and minimize machine contact with property or other nearby objects.
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