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New Equipment Round-up 2006

With so many different construction shows — like the Masonry Showcase, MCPX, World of Masonry and others — happening across the United States, new and amazing products for the industry are popping up as well. Here is just a taste of some of the new masonry products, fresh from the tradeshow floors:

Advanced Cast Stone Inc.
Ft. Worth, Texas

Information for Masonry Contractors

This is a new style of cast stone piece developed by Advanced Cast Stone to provide a heavily textured stone with a smooth chamfered banding around the stone. The product gives the appearance of a natural limestone piece that has been hand carved at the turn of the 20th century. This product is great for quoins and at-grade banding and veneer. For more information, call Tim Michael, vice president of sales, at (817) 572-0018 ext. 110.

Buechel Stone Corp.
Chilton, Wis.

New Products for Masonry Contractors

Buechel Stone's new Value Product Line includes Chilton Country Squire, Chilton Webwall, Chilton Sedona Rustic, Chilton Heritage Blend, Fond du Lac Country Squire, Fond du Lac Heritage Blend, Fond du Lac Webwall, Pine Log, Whispering Pines Pioneer Blend, Whispering Pines Fieldstone and Whispering Pines Ledgestone from their natural stone product line. The product line offers a fresh, new range of colors that are available in building, fireplace and accent stone. Fond du Lac Country Squire is featured in the photo. For more information on these products, please call (800) 236-4473, or visit www.buechelstone.com.

Fraco Products Ltd.
St-Mathias-sur-Richelieu, Québec

Information for Masonry Contractors

Fraco is proud to announce the introduction of its new hydraulic portable crane, the FRH-4000. With an increased loading capacity of 4,000 pounds, this new product is the perfect tool to keep material flowing to workers on Fraco's mast climbing work platforms. Mounted on the frame of the platform, the FRH-4000 still has 180-degree pivot capabilities, which allow a safe positioning of material on both sides of the mast. With a traveling speed of 70 feet (21.3m) per minute, it can lift loads up to 330 feet (100m). For more information, visit www.fraco.com.

Gehl Company
West Bend, Wis.

New Products for Masonry Contractors

Gehl Company is proud to announce the introduction of five new CT Series telescopic handlers: CT5-16, CT5-16 Turbo, CT6-18 Low Profile, CT6-18 Turbo and CT7-23 Turbo. The new Gehl CT Series telescopic handlers feature maximum capacities from 5,000 lbs. (2268 kg) to 7,000 lbs. (3175 kg), maximum lift heights from 16'2" (4.9 m) to 22'7" (6.9 m), and rated capacities from 5,000 lbs. (2268 kg) to 6,000 lbs. (2721 kg). Powerful turbocharged and naturally aspirated diesel engines range from 58 hp (43 kW) to 101 hp (75 kW) and comply with EPA Tier II regulations. For more information, visit www.gehl.com, or contact the Gehl literature hotline at (800) 628-0491.

Hydro Mobile Inc.
L'Assomption, Québec

New Products for Masonry Contractors

Hydro Mobile has launched a completely redesigned F Series. Offered in three distinctive models, the F Series allows you to choose the best platform performance to perfectly suit the specific need of different contractors and jobs, at a competitive price. Still combining the power of a hydraulic system, while allowing the speed of rack and pinion, the new F Series is a fully modular system that can operate in single-, twin- or multiple-mast configurations. The new F Series introduces many innovative features, including the patented Vertical Independent Traveling System, the patent-pending revolutionary emergency break system, and the new gravity activated emergency manual descent mechanism. For more information, visit www.hydro-mobile.com.

JLG Industries Inc.
Hagerstown, Md.

New Products for Masonry Contractors

JLG Industries Inc. has introduced two new compact telehandlers for applications where compact size and maneuverability are highly valued. They feature less gross vehicle weight for ease of transport and a compact footprint for crowded job sites. The G6-23A has a rated capacity of 6,600 lbs. and 22'7" maximum lift height, while the G5-19A has 5,000-lbs. rated capacity and 19-foot maximum lift height. A mechanical quick switch enables fast changes of the many attachments, which include standard and sideshift carriages, four types of buckets, a truss boom, a fork-mounted lift hook, cubing forks and three sizes of pallet forks. For more information, visit www.jlg.com.



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