Rollouts February 2011
Doosan says its new DXB170H hydraulic breaker features nitrogen gas-assisted operation for improved efficiency. The 3,572-pound breaker delivers up to 600 blows per minute and is designed for use with excavators in the 18- to 28-metric-ton weight range. Rated in the 5,000 foot-pound impact energy class, the breaker requires a hydraulic flow rate between 26.5 and 39.5 gallons per minute. Tight tolerances in the manufacture of the pistons and cylinders eliminate leaks and jamming and guarantee full interchangeability of replacement parts, according to the company. Other features include a patented hydraulic dampening system said to prevent blank-fire damage, an energy recovery system said to increase strike power using energy generated by piston rebound, a patented main valve design said to reduce hydraulic pressure peaks, as well as a suspension system that extends boom life by absorbing harmful vibrations and stress waves.
Mentor Engineering says its new mobile workforce management solution, Mentor Fleet, delivers automatic vehicle location, GPS, vehicle telematics, driver behavior monitoring, reporting, and maintenance capabilities. The software is made up of several integrated modules that each serve a different function in improving operations, lowering costs, and increasing overall efficiency.
NaEx Corp. says its SD605 dust control product is an economical water-applied complex copolymer that contains a patented super surfactant that allows for deep penetration into the dust bed and soil for the control of dust from haul roads, concrete products manufacturing, soil stabilization, and more. When applied with water, it develops a hardened surface with deep penetration of 10 to 14 inches in heavy dust conditions. After the first application of SD605, the company says only an occasional maintenance application is required to maintain proper product level in the dust bed. The product is available in 2.5-gallon jugs, 55-gallon drums, and 300-gallon totes.
Attachment brooms for easy cleanup
Case Construction Equipment designed a line of hydraulic angle broom attachments for its wheel loaders. Ranging in width from 96 to 120 inches, the new angle brooms enable wheel loaders to be used to sweep roadways and clean up job sites. Broom models are available for Case 521D and E, 621D and E, 721D and E, and 821E wheel loaders.
Baldor Electric Co. says its new synchronous belt drive system uses Dodge HTR and HTRC Tracker belts that feature a reinforced parabolic profile tooth design that allows the belt teeth to sit deeper in the sprocket compared to standard belts. The angle of the belts is said to allow synchronous transmission of power, eliminating slippage and speed variation on high-torque applications. The neoprene rubber belts are manufactured with a fiberglass cord that provides tension stability and prevents moisture from being absorbed.
New Pig Corp. says its new heavy-duty Form-A-Funnel draining tool is the only flexible tool that guides oil from large vehicles and heavy equipment into oil drains for easy, no-mess oil changes. The funnel bends easily to fit into tight spaces, holds any shape, is 22 inches long by 8.6 inches wide, and can be molded around large filters and drains to create a leak-proof seal. The funnel is constructed of a moldable aluminum alloy core encapsulated in thick and pliable nitrile rubber, making it unaffected by temperatures up to 425 degrees and impervious to automotive fluids and chemicals.