Acme Brick Company
Fort Worth, Texas
Acme Brick Company has introduced the new brick color "Texas," which emphasizes Acme Bricks' natural origins from fine earth clays. "Texas" has a dusty pink base with gray and white elements, helping the brick to blend with many exterior colors. The choice of mortar color has a dramatic impact on the appearance of structures built with this brick. Also, architects can now use Acme's free, interactive software Masonry Designer at www.brick.com to evaluate various combinations of brick, other masonry elements, mortar color and trim colors. For more information, contact Acme Brick Company at (800) 792-l234 or visit www.acmebrick.com.
The BLOCKSHEAR is a cordless, foot-operated, hydraulic tool that produces precise split-face cuts to precast concrete blocks from 2-1/2" to 8" of thickness. The unit allows the operator an economical, easy, dust-free and convenient onsite method for making straight and angle cuts. Unlike other shears/splitters, the BLOCKSHEAR'S table raises and lowers under pressure to assist the hydraulic operation, much like the more costly air-assisted units. For more information, visit www.blockshear.com, call (412) 445-0703 or fax (412) 884-1820.
West Bend, Wis.
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. Designed to make loader and material handling tasks easy, they offer superb performance; quiet, spacious and ergonomically designed cabs; superior load capacity; tight turning radius; and three-mode steering. The new CT-Series telescopic handlers feature maximum capacities from 5,000 to 7,000 lbs., maximum lift heights from 16'2" to 22'7", and rated capacities from 5,000 to 6,000 lbs. For more information, visit the Gehl web site at www.gehl.com or contact the Gehl literature hotline at (800) 628-0491.
MSA's new passive and multi-functional electronic type muffs, in headband and cap-mounted styles, provide protection, versatility and comfort to please both employers and wearers. Electronic models start with "ListenOnly" models with an external connection for an MP3 player, CD or phone. FM muffs with built-in radio receiver come in mono and stereo versions. "CutOff" muffs, which cut off external noise above 82 dB while amplifying speech and other necessary communication, also have an external connection for hook-up to music or another electronic device. For more information, please call (800) MSA-2222 or visit www.MSAnet.com.
Stone Construction Equipment, Inc.
The Lift Jockey easily moves and lifts pallets, blocks, packaged material and other items on the job. It is available in a choice of three masts that lift loads of up to 1,500 lbs. to heights of 7'6", 8'6" or 9'6". The Lift Jockey is powered by an electric start 8 hp Honda engine. Also, the lift is easy to operate and does not require a forklift-certified operator. Four interchangeable, adjustable fork options provide efficient handling of all types of loads, and you can choose from round block forks or pallet forks. Optional foam-filled tires provide added reliability on tough job sites. For more information, visit www.stone-equip.com.
STOW Construction Equipment
STOW Construction Equipment's new line of core drilling products makes it simple for professionals to drill many materials, including brick, block and concrete. STOW's CDM-1H hand-held core drill excels in wet drilling applications up to 3" in diameter. Weighing only nine pounds, the 11-amp, 115-volt handheld core drill operates at 0-1,800 rpm. Mounted by a bolt or vacuum base, STOW's CDM-2CSA is a compact drill rig for applications requiring accurate straight or angled holes. This dual-speed 15-amp unit has a nine-inch capacity and weighs 62 pounds. For more information, call (877) BUY-STOW (289-7869) or visit www.stowmfg.com.
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