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A Look at Recent Equipment Releases

Easing Hardscape Jobs

The newest equipment and equipment add-ons for the hardscape installation industry range from machinery that helps prepare the ground to clever little devices that help get a job completed more efficiently and effectively. Following are some that came to the attention of LC/DBM in the past year.



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The recently introduced ES Housing Unit by Pave Tool Innovators is designed to hold the new ES Standard Power Pack, which is a lightweight 15-pound box that also comes in a remote controlled version, and five different sized pads to lift slabs all the way up to 2,400 pounds, either horizontally or vertically, with an excavator or forklift. The Standard Power Pack can run up to 8 hours on a single charge off the 20v 6aH battery. Two batteries and a one-hour quick charger are included. The power packs also work with the ES T-Handle to lift small 6" x 6" pavers, the Quick-E-Ergo Assist or the Quick-E-Ergo XL. (p.70) https://tinyurl.com/ycx36pef



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Avant TecnoaEUR(TM)s new multi function drive unit replaces their earlier auger drive unit. Auger drills can still be mounted on it as always, but thanks to the new design the multi function drive unit can also be fitted with various new attachments such as a concrete mixing drum. In addition, there is an angle adapter available that turns the drive unit 90 degrees to the the left. https://tinyurl.com/ybz3v5mh



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The Micro-Blaster IIx3 System allows users to break rock and concrete in almost any location. Weighing only 20 pounds, the system requires only 5/16" diameter drilled holes 10" to 16" deep. Utilizing proprietary cartridge technology, the system is capable of breaking competent material from a few hundred to several thousand pounds. Micro-Blaster systems are exempted from Canadian and U.S. Federal Blasting Regulations and do not require licensing in most locations. Available in single head versions for smaller projects. https://www.ezebreak.com/



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The new Accu-Tamper by W.W. Manufacturing is a slide hammer tamper with a patented rubber-faced 8" x 8" base, which offers the advantage of more precise positioning of the tamper, keeping it flat, which minimizes block and brick breakage. It comes with optional steel bases of 6" x 6", 8" x 8" and 10" x 10". Breaker points and 3" chisels are also available. This slide hammer tamper is designed with an ability to get into tight corners and near foundations for clean application. The rubber-faced tamper head was built to give long lasting service. https://tinyurl.com/ybe3ugna



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An accommodating tool for maneuvering pavers, the Quick-E-Dual Adjuster has a rubber-padded hammer on one side to tap pavers into place and a hardened tooth on the other side to place in-between pavers for fine-tuning bond lines. https://tinyurl.com/y79t92ro



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John Deere added two new land planes, the LP1048L and LP1060L, to its Frontier equipment lineup for use with their utility tractors. Both are 3-point-hitch-mounted implements designed for leveling and reconditioning driveways and roads. Two cutting edges promote ground leveling. They are iMatcha,,? and/or Quick-Coupler compatible. https://tinyurl.com/yblofmwe



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Designed for lifting and placing Keystone Compac and Standard retaining wall units, the KeyLifter tool enables two people to efficiently carry and set a unit by distributing its weight between them. The angled tool head and handle design lets the unit be positioned onto the wall without injury to hands or fingers. https://tinyurl.com/ybpyettu



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A specially designed comfort handle that reduces vibration feedback to the operatoraEUR(TM)s hands is now available on all BOMAG medium and large reversible plate models, ranging from the BPR 45/55 D to the BPR 70/70 D. Rubber vibration buffers connecting the steering rod to both the handle and the base plate drop hand-arm-vibration values to 8.2 ft/s2. https://tinyurl.com/y74mh7f3



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The asphalt grinder or cold planer is used for asphalt and concrete pavement repairs and utility jobs. It grinds away the surface up to 4.7 inches. The centre pivot design applies the maximum force directly over the cutting drum. Different types of teeth are available depending on the grinding task. A water spraying system is available as an option: mounted on the planer and equipped with a 32 gal. water tank and nozzle bar, membrane pump and strainer filter. Also, 3-piece, 64-pound counterweights can be mounted on the water tank support frame to add weight to assist in the grinding activity. https://tinyurl.com/y8r96urw



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With its dual handles, the new Quick-E-Ergo XL assists in installing heavy blocks and slabs up to 450 pounds. It works in conjunction with five different pad sizes aEUR" 6" x 25", 13" x 13", 17" x 19", 13" x 37" and 19" x 37". https://tinyurl.com/ybgkqvmd



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Trow & Holden Company introduced a new carbide-tip hand point to their family of hand tools, the Bull Point. Instead of coming to an actual point, its carbide tip has a slight chisel shape that is about 3/8" wide aEUR" designed so to make it more aggressive, and capable of removing larger chunks of material with less effort. The tool also debuts a new style of handle called Swept Grip, which features a distinct contoured hourglass shape. Customers who tested it reported that the Swept Grip stock provided a more secure grip while reducing hand fatigue, and felt more comfortable overall. http://www.trowandholden.com



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Easing Hardscape Jobs

And finally, the Magnetic Landscapers Clips contain powerful 80-pound pull force neodymium magnets for sturdy mounting on steel surfaces.aEUR? Made with UV-treated composite material, this accessory fits nearly all professional-grade long-handled tools with a diameter of 7/8 to 1-5/8 inches, and includes an insert for smaller diameter handles. https://www.amleo.com/



As seen in LC/DBM magazine, October 2018.



Filed Under: EQUIPMENT, 2018
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