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New Equipment Round-up 2004: Page 3

in-Lite Design Corp.

With the help of fiberglass reusable dowels or permanent inserts, in-Lite Design's low-voltage lights can be inserted in freshly placed concrete (stamped concrete, etc). With the help of a special milling tool, they can also be placed in paving stone, retaining walls and existing concrete and around pools, driveways, steps and walkways. For more information, visit www.in-lite.com or call (888) 344-9230.


Ingersoll-Rand's new VR-723 telescopic tool carrier offers job site versatility for all project phases, with its lift-and-reach capacity, tight-turning radius, low-mounted boom and compact size. The VR-723 has been redesigned with a powerful turbocharged 100-hp Perkins Tier II engine and hydrostatic transmission. Other updates include an additional 1,000 lbs. of practical load capacity, an improved powertrain and hydraulic oil cooling package, a more durable boom for ground-engaging applications and improvements to cab ergonomics and durability. It can swiftly change from a forklift carriage to any other attachment with its hydraulic quick-attach system. For more information, call (877) IR-BRAND or visit www.irco.com.


IRWIN Industrial Tool Company introduces SDS-plus hammer drill bits with patented flute designs and tip geometries that increase hammer drilling speeds to achieve more work in less time. The patented features enable the bits to remove dust quickly for more efficient drilling and longer life. IRWIN SDS-plus hammer drill bits are available with four- and two-cutter head designs to meet every job site need. The bits fit all SDS-plus and Hilti® TE-C rotary hammer drills. In addition to SDS-plus bits, IRWIN offers a full range of hammer drilling and demolition accessories. For more information, visit www.irwin.com or call (800) GO-IRWIN.


Professional-grade wheelbarrows designed for mason contractors, landscapers and roofers offer unique benefits that promote safety in the workplace. Among the features of Jeep's extensive line are patented locking disc brakes, flat-free tires guaranteed for the life of the wheelbarrow, steel handles guaranteed for five years and Jeep roll bumpers that prevent damage to soft surfaces when unloading. A new eight-cube dual wheel model with wheels 11 inches on-center located within the handle frame allows navigation on standard OSHA planks of 2 1/2 feet and also reduces the risk of bowing an axle due to heavy loads. For more information, visit www.jeepwheelbarrows.com.


Keller-Soft® OSHA 300 Record-keeper features the most recent 300, 300A and 301 forms required by OSHA. The software makes it easy to complete the forms, determine whether an illness/injury is recordable, calculate rates of recordable incidents, sort data/generate reports and achieve a five-year record of data. Cost is only $149. Call (800) 327-6868 or visit www.jjkeller.com for more information.

Lafarge North America

Lafarge North America announces the availability of the new Lafarge "Cements for Masonry" manual. This hearty, three-ring binder is an invaluable resource for architects, engineers, mason contractors and others interested in learning more about masonry mortars and their specifications. The information will assist professionals with specifying the proper mortar and will facilitate a clearer understanding of the characteristics of mortars when used in the field. To obtain a complimentary copy, contact your Lafarge representative or e-mail your business name and shipping information (no P.O. Boxes) with phone number to steve.meima@lafarge-na.com.


Metabo Corporation's BHE22 rotary hammer features a new pistol grip design and a 5.2 A motor, providing increased operator comfort and more efficient drilling. Its quick-change three-jawed keyless chuck system allows the operator to rapidly install accessories for drilling into non-masonry materials. A gooseneck steel depth gauge provides increased drilling depth accuracy when setting anchors. The BHE22 also features a winding protection grid, an S-automatic safety clutch, a die cast aluminum gearbox and Variospeed electronic speed control. Its drilling capacity is 7/8" in concrete, 1-3/16" in wood, and 1/2" in steel. For more information, call (800) 638-2264 or visit www.metabousa.com.

MSA Fall Protection

The TechnaCurv Full Body Harness throws a curve to the ordinary harness with many new features never before seen in full body harnesses: Curvilinear Comfort System, variable-width sub-pelvic webbing, Secure-Fit buckles, Visco-Elastic Shoulder padding, Sorbtek fabric on shoulder and sub-pelvic pads, and Teflon-coated webbing. This is also the first harness on the market that allows you to order exactly the options you want, and only the options you want, through our Assemble-to-Order process. All these features combine to provide you with the most comfortable, versatile, unique and safe harness available today. For more information, call (800) MSA-2222 or visit www.MSAFire.com.

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