John Deere Adds Industry-Leading 20,000-Hour Warranty on 944K Hybrid Wheel Loader Power Electronic Components

On the heels of its most successful CONEXPO-CON/AGG ever, John Deere is now offering a 96-month (eight-year)/20,000-hour power electronic components warranty on the 944K hybrid wheel loader. The warranty is retroactive to existing machines in the field and provided on new 944K loaders through October 31, 2018.

“We continue to build confidence in our hybrid technology and the high-design life of machine components,” said Jason Daly, director, customer and product support, John Deere Construction & Forestry. “As our hybrid experience continues to grow, we feel strongly that this 20,000-hour warranty allows a customer the opportunity to go through a 15,000-hour rebuild/re-life without the expense of worrying about power electronic components.”

The warranty includes a 96-month (eight-year) or 20,000-hour (whichever comes first) non-prorated assurance on wheel motors, generators, power inverters and brake retarders. Certain customer conditions must be met to maintain warranty coverage. This includes component rotation between 15,000 and 18,000 hours; drive voltage cables replacement between 15,000 and 18,000 hours; and an annual dealer machine inspection.

The 536 horsepower 944K hybrid wheel loader features an EPA Interim Tier 4 engine (IT4), and it can provide significant fuel savings over 9-yard3 loaders with conventional drivetrains*. The production-class wheel loader’s brushless AC generators and motors, water-cooled brake resistors and solid-state power electronics deliver reliable, long-term performance to quarry and large-load applications.

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*Actual fuel consumption rates and savings will vary with machine application, utilization, operator and model of competitive unit.

DEWALT® Announced TOUGHBoxTM Job Site Storage Chests for Industrial Strength and Security

DEWALT announced TOUGHBox™ Job Site Storage Chests, an industrial strength solution made in the USA with global materials and engineered to combine storage and innovation with security and organization. Available in four sizes (36”, 42”, 48” and 60”), DEWALT® TOUGHBox™ Job Site Storage Chests have a 2,500 lb. static weight capacity and can be configured to meet industrial job site organization needs.

The DEWALT® TOUGHBox™Job Site Storage is the result of field testing and research at industrial jobsites where security of tools, organization and additional workspace were primary productivity challenges.

Key DEWALT® TOUGHBox™ Job Site Storage features and accessories include:

Reinforced Steel and Durable Finish: From the 16-gauge steel body and14-gauge Steel Floor to the reinforced 11-gauge vertical “ribs,” the DEWALT® TOUGHBox™ Job Site Storage provides strength and rigidity. A powder coat finish in DEWALT’s signature high visibility yellow ensures industrial durability against harsh outdoor elements.

Locking and Security: A stacked and welded full-length piano hinge, recessed lock and locking mechanism help protect high-asset valuables from theft and prevent lock cutting. The 36” DEWALT® TOUGHBox™ Job Site Storage has a 2-point locking mechanism and the larger sizes feature a 3-point mechanism.

Lid Operation: Heavy-duty gas struts and a finger groove lid provide controlled and easy lid opening/closing.

Pre-Drilled Caster Holes: To accommodate industrial-strength, non-marking DEWALT® TOUGHBox™ Job Site Storage Casters. Sold separately, casters are available in swivel or rigid and each has a 900 lb weight capacity per caster and 11 gauge reinforcement plate.

Skid Access: Each box includes four-way skid access points for easy positioning and movement on the job site.

Electrical Pass Through: A rear rubber grommet can accommodate electrical cords.

DEWALT® DEWALT® TOUGHBox™ Job Site Storage accessories include:

Under-Lid Soft Storage: Perfect for easy access to small, loose items including safety glasses, gloves and vests while maximizing every square inch of possible storage space in the DEWALT® TOUGHBox™ Job Site Storage Chest, the optional Soft Storage (DWMT80432) measures 25.5” W x 20” high and features mounting brackets and hardware. (Sold Separately).

ToughSystem® Unit Integration: Storage in the top portion of the box is compatible with the mobile modular storage DEWALT® ToughSystem units including the DS150 Small Case (DWST08201), ToughSystem DS300 Large Case (DWST08203), ToughSystem DS400 XL Case (DWST08204), ToughSystem Tote (DWST08205) and ToughSystem DS130 (DWST08130), which supports easy storage, access and transport of tools. (Sold Separately)

Product Specs:

WIDTH 36” 42” 48” 60”
HEIGHT 34.50” 34.50” 34.50” 34.50”
OPEN HEIGHT 59.50” 59.50” 59.50” 59.50”
DEPTH 28” 28” 28” 28”
SHIPMENT WEIGHT 197 lbs 229 lbs 242 lbs 306 lbs
CU. FT. PER UNIT 16.70 Cu. Ft. 19.30 Cu. Ft. 22.10 Cu. Ft. 27.60 Cu Ft.
MSRP $549.00 $559.00 $559.00 $699.00


DEWALT® TOUGHBox™ Job Site Storage is available on and where DEWALT® products are sold. DEWALT® products are Guaranteed Tough® with a limited lifetime warranty. For more information visit


All-In-One Measuring Solution – New Hilti Rotating laser PR 30-HVS A12

All-In-One Measuring Solution – New Hilti Rotating laser PR 30-HVS A12

For precise vertical, horizontal and slope applications, the new Hilti Rotating laser PR 30-HVS A12 is the all-in-one-measurement solution for demanding jobsites.

The PR 30-HVS A12 has four shock-absorbing handles and a unique head design that cushions a drop from a 5-ft tripod or 360˚ free-fall from a height of 3 ft. The PR 30-HVS A12 can handle most everyday abuse and deliver accuracy and reliable measurements up to 1/32-in at 33 ft.  Also, the IP 66 protected housing provides extra assurance against water, dust and dirt.

Powered by the same 12V CPC battery platform as Hilti’s A12 cordless line, the PR 30-HVS A12 operates up to 25 hours on a single charge and helps reduce the number of accessories needed on the job. Hilti 12V CPC batteries also recharge in as little as 35 minutes so contractors can stay productive all day.

Simple-to-use buttons make it easy to setup and operate the PR 30-HVS A12 and its Auto Alignment System makes automatic laser alignment a one-person task. The laser has an operating diameter range of 7 ft to 1,640 ft and a digital slope range of -15% to +8.6%.

From leveling while pouring concrete or excavating, transferring building lines, aligning columns or facades, to grading and squaring, the PR 30-HVS A12 can do it all.

The Hilti Rotating laser PR 30-HVS A12 is backed by Hilti Calibration Service to provide continued reliability and accuracy. When sent to Hilti for repair, the rotating laser will be calibrated and adjusted as needed, with the calibration confirmed in writing for professional assurance. It is also covered by Hilti’s Tool Warranty 20/2/1, which consists of 20 years of repair or replacement of defective parts; 2 year no cost repair including wear and tear; one free calibration per year; and a guaranteed 1-day turn-around on repairs.*

For more information about the Hilti Rotating laser PR 30-HVS A12, please contact Hilti Customer Service. From the U.S., call Hilti, Inc., at 1-800-879-8000 or visit; from Canada, call Hilti (Canada) Corporation at 1-800-363-4458 or visit

PR 30-HVS A12, horizontal leveling


*Some limitations apply.  Contact Hilti for details.

DEWALT Unveils its XP™ Tape Measure Engineered for Extended Performance

DEWALT, known for innovating and engineering tools to withstand the harshest job sites and extreme use, has introduced the DEWALT® XP™ Tape Measure, DEWALT’s toughest tape measure yet featuring a tougher case, tougher blade coating, and tougher hook connection.1

Built around Dual-Core™ Technology – a patented spring system that utilizes two retracting springs in an impact-resistant, heavy-duty case – the DEWALT® XP™ Tape Measure (DWHT36225) is reengineered from the inside out. The result is a compact, professional-duty ergonomic tape with a case designed for a better fit in the user’s hand.

Using the DEWALT® XP™ Tape Measure, builders and contractors alike will benefit from DEWALT’s toughest blade yet, which features 13’ of straighter, truer blade standout2, and a tougher hook connection reinforced to reduce breakage near the hook.

The new 25’ XPTM Tape Measure is made in the USA with global materials and available in Canada beginning in May 2017 and the U.S. in July 2017 where DEWALT® products are sold. Additional 35’ and 8M/26’ sizes will be introduced later this year. Key DEWALT® XPTM Tape Measure features include:


  • The impact-resistant PC/ABS and rubber case is engineered to survive drops up to 60 feet.3
  • Integrated lock protection guards the lock button when dropped.
  • Built-in lanyard slot offers an additional security option.


  • Guaranteed Tough®, the DEWALT® XP™ Tape Measure features 9″ of heavy-duty thermoplastic coating at the beginning of the blade to provide 3X more blade protection than DWHT33975 and reduces blade breakage near the hook.
  • Our toughest coating covers the entire blade and protects the paint for long blade life and maximum protection against abrasion, wear and rust4.
  • The 1 ¼” wide high-carbon steel blade provides 13’ of straighter blade standout for increased reach and efficiency.2


  • The DEWALT® XP™ Tape Measure features DEWALT’s toughest hook connection1 reinforced to reduce blade breakage.
  • The extra-large end hook grabs construction material from all four sides making grabbing objects while taking measurements easy.
  • A durable, three-rivet fastened hook connection along with the 9” of thermoplastic coating supports a stronger, longer life.

The reinforced housing on the DEWALT® XP™ Tape Measure also has a newly redesigned screw less belt clip, making it easy to attach, secure, and remove. For increased ease of use across a variety of applications, a new quick-release lock design engages easily and holds the blade tight, while a built-in lanyard slot provides convenience and security for use on elevated jobsites.

“With the DEWALT® XP™ model, we’ve revolutionized the tape measure from the inside out to deliver our toughest tape ever. Our patented Dual-Core™ Technology allows the tape to be more compact, comfortable and ergonomic with outstanding durability. Everything about the XP™ Tape Measure is designed to last longer and be more durable. This is the quality and integrity users have come to expect from a DEWALT® product, which is also proudly made in USA with global materials,” said Lee McChesney, President, Hand Tools, Accessories & Storage at Stanley Black & Decker.

Since 1922, DEWALT has been committed to uncompromising performance combined with industry-leading innovation. As jobsite needs continue to become more demanding, DEWALT’s quality engineering and design has continued to evolve, becoming one of the most prominent brands on the jobsite. Today professionals turn to DEWALT for advancements that raise the bar of jobsite durability. Such is the case with the DEWALT® XP™ Tape Measure.

DEWALT® XP™ Tape Measure specifications:

Height: 3 1/8”

Width: 3 3/8”

Depth:  2 9/32”

Weight: 1.25 lbs

DEWALT® Introduces BREAKAWAY™ Reciprocating Saw Blades

 DEWALT® announces new BREAKAWAY™ Reciprocating Saw Blades, which are Made in the USA with global materials. With the innovative 2 blades in 1 design, users are able to break away the used section of the blade, and then reinsert the unused blade section back into the saw. The BREAKAWAY™ feature allows for maximum blade use, without compromising performance.

BREAKAWAY™ Reciprocating Saw Blades come in two lengths, 6” (DWABK461418) and 9” (DWABK491418). The 6” blades break into 4” blades, and are ideal for cutting materials up to 1” in diameter. The 9” blades break into 6” blades, and are ideal for cutting materials up to 2” in diameter. At .042” thickness, DEWALT BREAKAWAY™ Reciprocating Saw Blades have been designed with a thick kerf for durability. The blades are engineered with a 14/18 TPI (teeth per inch) variable tooth pattern for optimized cuts in a variety of metal cutting applications.

Common applications for DEWALT BREAKAWAY™ Reciprocating Saw Blades include cutting galvanized pipe, copper pipe, conduit, metal studs, EMT, and other metals. DEWALT BREAKAWAY™ Reciprocating Saw Blades are designed for the user who is tired of throwing away half-used blades. Available in spring 2017 where DEWALT products are sold, the BREAKAWAY™ Reciprocating Saw Blades solve the common frustration wasting blades.

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