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New Equipment Round-up 2005

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Metabo Corporation

Information for Masonry Contractors

Metabo has announced an anti-theft protection system for its line of rotary hammers. Metabo's new CODE! system operates via a one-touch infrared remote control to protect the tools against unauthorized use as reliably and easily as an electronic immobilization system on a car. Owners can enable or disable multiple CODE!-protected rotary hammers using a single key or assign each tool either its own key for a single user or multiple keys for multiple authorized users. An integrated LED signals whether the tool is enabled or disabled at a glance. For more information, call (800) 638-2264 or visit www.metabo.com/Features.7713.0.html.

J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc.

Information for Masonry Contractors

Utilizing a concept called the "whole health/life cycle," J. J. Keller's new "Back Safety: A User's Guide" program helps employees build good habits — on and off the job — that will help keep their backs healthy. They'll learn how to avoid behaviors that can lead to back problems, how movement and posture affect back health and practical solutions to prevent injury! For more information, call (800) 327-6868 or go online to www.jjkeller.com/back5.

Miller Fall Protection, a Bacou-Dalloz company

Information for Masonry Contractors

The Miller Revolution harness reinvents harness safety and functionality with over 11 key product features from seven new, unique components developed to meet user-identified needs. The patent-pending PivotLinkTM connection's unique rotary design provides greater comfort in bending/mobility and a better ergonomic fit. The easy, one-hand adjustment/release of the cam buckle allows simultaneous adjustment of shoulder straps. The semi-flexible ErgoArmorTM back shield minimizes impact from sharp/heavy snap hooks and self-retracting lifelines. For more information, call (800) 873-5242 or visit www.bacou-dalloz.com.

EZ Build Masonry, Inc.

Information for Masonry Contractors

Reduce effort and cost in building, restoration and repair. Designed by master masons, EZ Build Masonry System's EZ Pressure Injection "System-2100"TM quickly and cleanly points walls. Durable, flexible EZ Pressure "Gun-2100"TM and its attachments provide hundreds of hours of expeditious, ergonomic mortar and grout installations in brick, block, flagstone, marble and granite. This very affordable world-class tool allows the pressure to be instantly adjustable, and has no external power or moving parts. For more information, call Art, EZ Build Masonry, Inc., at (415) 488-4044. Also, see our video at www.ezbuildmasonry.com.

Invisible Tuckpointing

Information for Masonry Contractors

Did you know that jointing is not the same as pointing — or are you aware of the true definition of tuckpointing? Mario Cantin has a passion for old buildings. He is a professional mason with years of experience repairing old brick buildings and structures. Mario tells us there are several key issues that should be focused on when contemplating and evaluating a mortar repair job, and the most significant challenge is to do a proper color match. All is revealed by Mario Cantin in his new book How to Get Your Brick Mortar Replacement Done with a Perfect Color Match ($22.50 + S&H) available by calling (800) 594-3548 or by visiting the web site www.brickworkpreservation.com.

The Sherwin-Williams Company

Information for Masonry Contractors

Loxon XP is a direct-to-concrete, high-build masonry coating that requires no primer and provides exceptional coverage. Designed for use on CMU, as well as on tilt-up, precast, or poured-in-place concrete and stucco surfaces, Loxon XP provides superior resistance to alkali and efflorescence. Loxon XP also has excellent resistance to moisture penetration from wind-driven rain and can be sprayed, rolled or brushed on. Loxon XP tolerates pH levels of up to 13 and can be applied to fresh concrete of less than 28 days old. Visit us on the web at sherwin-williams.com or call (800) 525-5979 for more information.

Bobcat Company

Information for Masonry Contractors

This new small-frame compact track machine will enable many contractors to move from their wheeled skid-steer loaders to a compact track loader. The new radius lift path loader is just 56" wide and 124" long with bucket and has a 1,400-lb. rated operating capacity (ROC). The T140 offers 16.9 gpm of auxiliary hydraulic flow and is powered by a liquid-cooled, 46-hp diesel engine. The new T140 has industry-leading features, such as fingertip auxiliary hydraulic controls, automatic engine/hydraulic shutdown, the Bobcat Interlock Control SystemTM (BICS), Dual Path Cooling System, Bob-TachTM attachment mounting system, and a deluxe operator cab. For more information, visit www.bobcat.com/T140C.

Willow Creek Paving Stones

Information for Masonry Contractors

Willow Creek Paving Stones has introduced a new line of bullnose pavers for Spring 2005. Willow Creek Bullnose Pavers will put a classy finishing touch on any paving project. Measuring 12" x 6" x 2-3/8", the durable 13-lb. Willow Creek Bullnose Pavers are available in eight colors — Prairie Tan, Desert Rose, Charcoal Gray, Chestnut Blend, Rose Creek Blend, Charcoal Blend, Harvest Blend and Lakeshore Blend — in standard or Weathered textures. Available in the Upper Midwest only. For more information, contact Willow Creek Paving Stones at (800) 770-4525 or www.willowcreekpavingstones.com.



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