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Modern Construction Products: May 2018

Offset Straight Snip

Crescent/Wiss®, a premier brand of hand tools from Apex Tool Group, announces its new Offset Straight Snips. These snips have been designed for safety and performance, allowing users to cut sheet metal more safely with offset blades that keep hands clear of the work while cutting. Compound lever action, combined with precision-cast serrated blades, reliably cuts up to 18‑gauge steel with 20 percent less effort. Blade serrations grip the material and spread the cutting force across the blade, improving cut quality as well as enhancing tool life. Spring action provides smooth, effortless feed, even when cutting heavy stock and tight curves. For more, visit
www.crescentoolco.com or www.wisstool.com.


Panther Vision, inventors of uncommon LED lighting solutions for common problems, announces the official launch of its UNROUND™ FLATEYE™ flashlight. The company, which has already achieved commercial success with its POWERCAP™ LED lighted hats with distribution at national retailers (Lowe’s, Dicks Sporting Goods, QVC, Best Buy), is now aiming to solve the problems caused by the cylindrical flashlight design that has been prevalent since the device’s invention in 1899. FLATEYE is available in five different models with lumen outputs ranging from 310 to 2100 and manufacturer suggested retail prices ranging from $49.99 to $199.99. All Flateye models are available for purchase at Amazon, select retailers nationwide, and www.panthervision.com/flateye.

K 770 Power Cutter

When it comes to productivity, Husqvarna K 770 plays in its own league thanks to the high power-to-weight ratio. The exclusive design increases the exactness and the force of the cut, while the low weight and the vibration-damped chassis ensure comfortable handling during long, productive work shifts. The spring-loaded, semi-automatic SmartTension™ technology makes it easy to ensure that the drive belt is always kept in the correct tension, ensuring optimal power transmission as well as maximum life of the belt. The K 770 features a 74cc engine, 5-inch cutting depth, and new heavy-duty cutting arm with three-bolt joint for durability. For more, visit www.husqvarnacp.com.

Merlo Telehandler

Applied Machinery Sales (AMS) presents its Merlo telehandler with a 170 hp, Iveco 4-cylinder diesel engine. When you need excellent, consistent performance and versatility on the job, consider bringing in a Merlo telehandler. Merlo telehandlers are compact, light machines with great ground clearance. They offer lift heights ranging from 20 ft to 97 ft, and operating capacities from 5,900 to 26,500 lbs. Merlo telehandlers are engineered to accommodate any number of attachments: man baskets, forks, jibs, winches, hoists, and buckets. Plus, they have the power and strength for ground engaging operations. The solution for maximized productivity is the Merlo telehandler. For more, visit www.ams-merlo.com.

High Pressure Coil Framing Nailer

MAX USA CORP. announces the availability of its new PowerLite High Pressure Coil Framing Nailer, the HN90F, with the power to drive nails through engineered lumber such as LSL and LVL. It can shoot 1¾-inch to 3½-inch wire collated nails and 1¾-inch to 3-inch plastic collated nails. At only 5.7 lbs, the HN90F is approximately 40 percent lighter than most conventional coil framing tools, without sacrificing power. The HN90F has a load capacity of 300 nails, and at less than 13 inches in height, is 12 percent shorter than conventional coil framing tools. For more, visit www.maxusacorp.com.

Pro Utility Knives

Fiskars has a NEW line of Pro Utility Knives in the hardware category. These knives are sharper, smarter, and more durable, designed specifically for professionals. The knives feature CarbonMax™ coating that keeps the blade sharp 24X longer than competitive blades. Accidental blade release is prevented by an improved locking system, audio and visual locking cues, and smarter button placement. Tabs ensure the blade won’t pull out when twisted. Softgrip® with strategic texturizing enhances comfort and easy-access buttons enhance ease of use. Full-body metal construction and reinforced ends resist pounding and drops up to 15 ft. Available in retail stores and online at www.fiskars.com starting July 1. 

RT-40 Posi-Track Loader

ASV Holdings Inc. introduces the new RT-40 Posi-Track loader. Featuring a compact size in a class of its own, the RT-40 provides a productive alternative to walk-behind and stand-on mini skid-steer loaders. The RT-40 includes a turbocharged 37.5 hp Kubota diesel engine. Built for power and performance, the 1.8-liter displacement engine produces 84.5 lb-ft of torque. The Tier 4 Final engine requires no regeneration, exhaust sensors, or diesel exhaust fluid. The 4,175-lb RT-40 features a rated operating capacity of 931 lbs and a tipping load of 2,660 lbs. The loader is 48.3 inches wide and has an 8.4-ft lift height. For more, visit www.asvi.com.

ISI Building Products
Viper II Vapor Barriers 

Viper II under-slab vapor barriers defend against damaging water vapor and soil gas threats existing below the concrete slab. Viper II products are multi-layer (co-extruded), virgin polyolefin under-slab vapor barriers/retarders. The virgin resin used to manufacture Viper II contributes to its long-term stability and prevents the material from breaking down when buried below the slab. Viper II is engineered with superior resistance against punctures, tears, and water vapor. These products have very low water vapor permeance properties, key to preventing water vapor migration. Tested and engineered to meet and exceed the Class A, B, and C requirements outlined in ASTM E 1745. For more, visit www.isibp.com.

Modern Contractor Solutions, May 2018
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