New Tire Handler
Pettibone introduces the next generation in tire handling. Working closely with engineers from Iowa Mold & Tool (IMT), Pettibone has developed an integrated solution to tire handling with the first machine engineered specifically for the new line of IMT tire hands. By combining Pettibone’s time-proven Cary-Lift with IMT’s tire hands, operators now have functionally and visibility never seen before. The Cary-Lift’s unique overhead lift arms and 90° tilt down ability allows operators to safely manipulate tire and wheel combinations of up to 21,500 lbs without the visual impairments commonly found when using wheel-loaders and straight mast forklifts in similar applications. For more information, call 906.353.6611, or visit
New High-Torque Die Grinder
Metabo Corporation offers the GE950 G Plus high-torque die grinder with a unique spindle lock, which makes accessory changes quick and easy using a single wrench. With its wide speed range spanning from 2,500 rpm to 8,700 rpm, the new die grinder is used for polishing and graining, sanding, deburring, edge finishing, beveling, and cutting metal. The GE950 G Plus features a robust 8.5 A LongLife motor, 950 watts of power, a rated load of 7,200 rpm, and 27 inch-lbs of torque. This new die grinder is equipped with a hardened and ground ¼-inch collet to ensure accurate balance and minimized run out of the accessory. This new die grinder is covered by Metabo’s XXL 3-year warranty. For more information, visit
605K Crawler Loader
The new 605K Crawler Loader from John Deere features its PowerTech™ 4.5-L IT4/Stage IIIB diesel engine that delivers a productive combination of power and torque. The new model boasts a net horsepower of 110 at 2,200 rpm. A key feature of the 605K is the hydrostatic transmission, a feature John Deere first pioneered in crawler dozers in North America in 1976. These transmissions provide customers infinite speed control, power management, live power turns, counter rotation while staying in gear, and dynamic braking. Customers can choose between two-bucket options: a general-purpose bucket or a 4-in-1 multipurpose bucket with lifetime lubricated bucket pivot pins to increase uptime by eliminating periodic service. For more information, visit
Honeycomb Headache Rack
Highway Products, Inc. introduces its all-new Honeycomb Headache rack for pickup trucks. This high-performance powder coated rack features unique honeycomb grill design for better visibility and it keeps the cab cooler. Made with marine grade aluminum, these racks are available to fit all truck brands and bed sizes, and come with an industry best lifetime warranty. For more information, call 800.866.5269, or visit
Screener Crusher
The ALLU D-Series Screener Crusher Bucket attachment works with wheel loaders, excavators, and skid steers to screen, crush, pulverize, aerate, blend, mix, separate, feed and load materials all in one stage. The ALLU power adjustment valve promotes powerful startup and rotation allowing the attachment to efficiently screen and crush wet or dry material from 0.60-inch to 6-inch fragment sizes. Straight side plate construction makes the ALLU D-Series Screener Crusher Buckets easy to fill and able to hold a greater volume of material, while the standard power adjustment valve prevents overloads. Locating the hydraulics on the back of the attachment keeps them well protected from damage, while patented fender plates protect the bearings and seals. Its patented construction keeps nuts and bolts away from the material flow. For more information, call 800.939.2558. email, or visit
Mortarless Structural Block
Architects around the world have studied Frank Lloyd Wright’s use of mortarless textile blocks. However, this art has not been widely used due to the difficulty of making a cost-effective, mortarless, structural block. Tie-Cast Systems introduces a mortarless, groutless, steel-reinforced block that has a custom textile appearance. Applications include retaining walls, schools, warehouses, temporary structures, etc. The system is installed in a fraction of the time, is ready for immediate use, and can be removed and reused. Tie-Cast presents cost-efficient and easy-to-install textile blocks that provide the utility and strength of a traditional reinforced block wall. For more information, visit
AT-16 Track Drive Power Buggy
The all-new 16 cubic foot AT-16 Power Buggy with Track Drive provides excellent traction on grades, inclines, and soft soils. Providing more horsepower, more load carrying capacity, and greater bucket volume than competitors, the new track buggy’s rugged steel frame increases load weight and distributes it across the entire frame, providing smooth, even transport. Standard features include a 27 hp Kohler gasoline engine, hydraulic dump action with 6 inches of ground clearance when fully dumped, and rubber tracks for extra load capacity and traction. Allen Engineering Corporation is family-owned and its equipment is American-made. Allen Equipment is sold through a network of “concrete-focused” dealers around the world. For more information, visit
Portable Heavy-Duty Horizontal Screening Plant
Deister Machine Company, Inc. introduces its new portable heavy-duty horizontal screening plant with feed conveyor. Available in 6-ft x 20-ft and 8-ft x 20-ft models, and offered in a number of custom configurations, the Deister portable heavy-duty horizontal screening plant with feed conveyor is a highly mobile and versatile solution that is ideal for in-pit portability or ease of transport from site to site in crushed stone, sand and gravel, or in concrete and asphalt recycle applications. Numerous innovative features include an optional 42-in screen feed conveyor (48-in on the 8-ft-wide unit); walking beam tandem-axle suspension; access ladders and walkways on both sides and front of the screen with hydraulic folding on one side; and more. For more information, visit
Modern Contractor Solutions, February 2013
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