February 2010 – RollOuts
Equipment maintenance software
The new Equipment360 equipment maintenance software program from HCSS enables companies to manage their entire maintenance operation. The program tracks equipment maintenance schedules so the company can perform timely maintenance to reduce downtime, lower fuel consumption, avoid costly job site repairs, and enhance equipment resale value. The product provides an itemized cost history for each piece of equipment and identifies unreliable equipment that should be sold. The program stores information in an easy-to-find format and allows mechanics to enter their time directly into the system.
Soft rock drill bits
Atlas Copco says its new Secoroc Threaded Rocket Bit (TRB) drill bit range offers a greater penetration rate than other bits — a penetration rate that is sustainable throughout the bit’s service life. The TRB design has full ballistic buttons and deep vertical grooves, resulting in a bit that produces rock chips rather than cuttings, creating more space between the rock face and the bit head. A faster penetration rate allows more holes to be drilled per day, reducing the cost per hole.
Low height/weight crawler dozer
Case Construction Equipment added the new 650L to its crawler dozer line. The company says the machine has a lower overall operating height and weight, yet retains the features of its larger crawler dozers including hydrostatic drive, comfortable operator compartment, two undercarriage options, and superior maintainability. The lower operating height allows the dozer to work around low overhangs, while its lighter weight is ideal for work in soft soil conditions. The shorter track means easier turning, and the compact size makes it easier to transport.
Compact, yet productive
Bobcat says its new 6-ton E60 excavator, part of the new M-Series line of loaders and excavators, features a new design that increases the comfort of the operator and durability of the machine, while decreasing the frequency of preventive maintenance. The cab offers a seat that adjusts nine ways, including moving or angling the armrests, joysticks, lumbar support, and seat bottom and back. The excavator is available with either rubber or steel tracks and features an in-track swing frame that enables the boom to stay within the width of the tracks. Other features include a 13-foot, 7-inch dig depth and an operating weight of 13,556 pounds with rubber tracks.
Next generation harness
Capital Safety says its new ExoFit Nex full-body harness, provides comfort, function, and durability. The harness material is soft yet durable anti-absorbent webbing with strategically placed padding and protective elements that prolong its service live. Its hardware allows for a one-time adjustment that stays in place throughout the day, ensuring a snug fit.
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