Product News - May 2014

Product News - May 2014
Franklin Electric submersible cistern pumps

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Franklin Electric submersible cistern pumps

C1 Series stainless steel submersible cistern pumps from Franklin Electric are designed for graywater/filtered effluent, with the ability to pass solids up to 1/8 inch in diameter. The pump has a 304 stainless steel motor and outer shell with engineered polymer hydraulics for corrosion resistance and abrasive handling. The pumps are available in flow ratings of 10, 20 and 30 gpm with a maximum shut-off pressure of 100 psi and 115- or 230-volt 1/2 hp motor. 260/824-2900;

Trimble universal laser layout tool

The Spectra Precision LT56 automatic, self-leveling universal laser layout tool from Trimble projects three 360-degree planes of ultra-bright laser light. One horizontal plane is intersected by two vertical planes spaced 90 degrees apart, providing reference for interior layout tasks. The tool is powered by rechargeable lithium-ion batteries offering 25 to 45 hours of service. 800/874-6253;

Komatsu intelligent Machine Control dozer

The D51EXi/PXi-22 intelligent Machine Control dozer from Komatsu America Corp performs both automated rough dozing and finish grading. Designed for the North American market, the dozer features fully automatic blade control. Long track-on ground standard (EX) and low ground pressure (PX) models are available with flotation and weight distribution options. Operating weights range from 27,381 to 29,057 pounds, with a net 130 hp at 2,200 rpm. When rough dozing, the automatic blade control monitors blade load and adjusts blade elevation to minimize track slip. Closer to the target finish grade, the automatic blade control adjusts accordingly for precision. 847/437-5800;

Gehl Z45 compact excavator

The Z45 GEN:2 compact excavator from Gehl has a 37.7 hp electronically controlled Yanmar Tier 4 emissions-certified diesel engine that consumes 20 percent less fuel than previous models. The excavator weighs 10,417 pounds, has a digging depth of 11 feet 7.8 inches and bucket breakout force of 6,497 pounds. 800/628-0491;

CEAttachments EDGE backhoes and buckets 

EDGE backhoes and buckets for skid-steers and track loaders from CEAttachments feature a mono-block style valve to prevent leakage from high back pressure. Models BH509B, BH511B and BH611B have grouser-style stabilizer pads as standard equipment. The attachments have 180-degree boom pivot rotation, digging depths from 9 feet 8 inches to 11 feet 1 inch and digging forces from 5,676 to 6,200 pounds. Buckets come in 12-, 16-, 18-, 24- and 36-inch sizes with capacities from 1.25 to 4.05 cubic feet. 866/232-8224;

Lowell ratcheting socket wrenches 

The 50, 50QR and 150 series of ratcheting socket wrenches from Lowell Corp. are designed for tough construction and pipeline jobs. Series 50 cast-iron wrenches disassemble for cleaning and have a fully enclosed ratchet mechanism. The Series 150 wrenches, made from stamped steel, do not disassemble and have a partially enclosed ratchet mechanism. Sockets are available in square or hexagon shapes. 800/456-9355;

Ditch Witch Low-Profile Socket for trencher booms

The Low-Profile Socket for compact trencher booms from Ditch Witch has low-profile teeth to help reduce seize-up and flat-spotting during trencher operation. The socket, available in greasable or sealed models, is designed for trenching depths of 24 to 48 inches. It is compatible with standard, greasable and split booms. 800/654-6481;

Clarus centrifugal STEP system 

The centrifugal STEP (septic tank effluent pump) system from Clarus Environmental is an alternative to a separate pump tank. The system fits into most septic tanks with no separate chamber required. It can be used in new construction or repair sites when gravity flow is not an option, as well as low-pressure pipe applications. Equipped with a control panel, the system can be used in either demand dose or timed dose applications. 800/928-7867;


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