DEWALT Expands Demo Tool Offerings With 10 New Products to Offer Wide Variety of Pry Bars and Short Handle Sledge Hammers

DEWALT increases its offering of demolition tools, including six new Short Handle Sledge Hammers and four new Pry Bars, coming soon.

The new Short Handle Sledge Hammers from DEWALT offer a concentrated strike face for precise striking power, overstrike protection to help prevent handle breakage, a durable handle created with lightweight fiberglass, a forged steel head, and rubberized grips help provide comfort and control. Each of these elements makes the new Short Handle Sledge Hammers from DEWALT strong and durable, key considerations for users investing in demolition tools.

 

 

   Precision Pry Bars and Flat Bars make up the new Pry Bar offerings from DEWALT. Features of the new Precision Pry Bars include precision-sharpened claws that expose the head of a flush nail so it can be pulled with minimal damage to the wood, an I-Beam Steel Shaft that provides strength without added weight, and an extra-wide strike surface that helps the user get under a nail or behind material for easy prying. The new Flat Pry Bars are made with strong and durable spring steel. A pointed, beveled end allows for penetration and nail pulling, an extra-wide prying end adds leverage, and finally, multiple nail-pulling slots offer multiple options for nail removal.

The full list of new Short Handle Sledge Hammers and Pry Bars is below. Available where DEWALT products are sold, DEWALT Short Handle Sledge Hammers and Pry Bars will come with a lifetime limited warranty.

 

SKU SLEDGES MSRP
DWHT56141 2lb. Fiberglass Drilling Sledge Hammer $14.50
DWHT56142 3lb. Fiberglass Drilling Sledge Hammer $14.99
DWHT56143 2.5lb. Fiberglass Engineering Sledge Hammer $15.99
DWHT56146 2.5lb. Fiberglass Blacksmith Sledge Hammer $16.99
DWHT56147 4lb. Fiberglass Blacksmith Sledge Hammer $18.99
DWHT56148 4lb. Fiberglass Engineering Sledge Hammer $20.99
SKU PRY BARS MSRP
DWHT55164 9” Precision Claw Bar $10.99
DWHT55166 12” Precision Claw Bar $17.99
DWHT55168 18” Precision Claw Bar $22.99
DWHT55160 15” Spring Steel Flat Bar $16.99

 

Doosan Infracore North America Introduces Three New Models to Expand its Mini Excavator Product Lineup

Doosan Infracore North America, LLC, is bolstering its mini excavator lineup with the addition of three new models in the 3.5-, 4- and 5-ton classes: the Doosan®DX35-5, DX42-5 and DX50-5.

Doosan now offers its U.S. and Canadian customers a wider range of excavators – from 3.5 to 50 tons. The updated Doosan mini excavator line now includes the popular 3.5-, 4- and 5-ton size classes, complementing the existing DX63-3 and DX85R-3 models.

“Doosan customers expect high-performing, productive and reliable machines when they see the Doosan orange,” says Aaron Kleingartner, marketing manager for Doosan Infracore North America. “Now our customers who need a 3.5-, 4- or 5-ton mini excavator can purchase, lease or rent a machine from their local Doosan construction equipment dealer.”

The expanded mini excavator line allows Doosan dealers to provide a wider range of products to their customers. “We hope with the additional models, our Doosan dealers will have the ability to grow their businesses and be even more successful in their local markets,” Kleingartner says. “Also, it’s important to note that these three models will be manufactured in the United States for fast delivery to our U.S. and Canadian dealers and customers.”

Comfort features

Doosan DX35-5, DX42-5, and DX50-5 mini excavators will each be available with an enclosed cab, including heat and air conditioning, or an open canopy configuration. Both configurations allow for excellent all-around visibility, especially to the excavator’s attachment.

A standard suspension seat provides all-day comfort for operators, while a strategically positioned deluxe instrument panel provides valuable machine information for operators. A standard keyless start system helps to reduce unauthorized machine use and theft.

Customers can choose between a standard arm or a long-arm option. The long-arm option gives operators more dig depth and reach and reduces the amount of machine repositioning for enhanced productivity. A blade comes standard with all three new models, and an angle blade is available as a factory option. An angle blade makes it easier for mini excavator operators to perform backfill tasks more efficiently, as well as create slopes and swales.

 Attachment offering

All three new Doosan mini excavators can be equipped with a quick coupler, bucket and thumb attachment package. Quick couplers allow mini excavator operators to easily change attachments to match the trenching task to the desired bucket width, minimizing over-digging. A thumb is a popular attachment to use with a bucket to effectively grab, lift and place items, such as debris in site preparation or hardscape materials for a landscaping project.

Operators have access to 17 to 20 gallons per minute of auxiliary hydraulic flow, depending on the model, to provide power to other attachments, such as augers, breakers and plate compactors.

 DX35-5

The new Tier 4-compliant DX35-5 is now the smallest Doosan mini excavator available. This 3-ton class excavator is designed with zero tail swing, which makes it an ideal machine for operating on congested job sites and working next to other objects. A dual flange track roller system gives the machine greater over-the-side digging capacity, exceptional slewing and a smooth, comfortable ride. A roomy cab adds to operator comfort and tall, wide windows provide the operator with excellent visibility for enhanced productivity and safety.

 

 

 

 DX42-5

The conventional tail swing, Tier 4-compliant DX42-5 has strong bucket breakout force, dig depth and reach in a highly maneuverable excavator in the 4- to 5-ton class. Its relatively narrow width for a machine in its class provides operators greater ability to navigate through doorways, gates and other obstacles.

 

 

 

 

DX50-5

The 4- to 5-ton size class, Tier 4-compliant DX50-5 enables customers to operate in tight spaces with superior digging performance. It is a minimal tail swing excavator with less than one inch of tail overhang.

 Authorized Doosan dealers are currently accepting customer orders for these new models, and machines are expected to arrive at dealerships in mid-July 2019.

 

 

 

DX35-5 Mini Excavator

Horsepower: 33.5 hp Tier 4-compliant diesel

Operating weight: 7,909 lb.

Bucket breakout force: 6,968 lbf.

Maximum dig depth (with standard arm): 10 ft. 3 in.

Width:69 in.

Tail swing overhang:0 in.

DX42-5 Mini Excavator

Horsepower: 42.7 hp Tier 4-compliant diesel

Operating weight: 9,246 lb.

Bucket breakout force: 9,183 lbf.

Maximum dig depth (with standard arm): 10 ft. 6 in.

Width:69 in.

Tail swing overhang: 17 in.

DX50-5 Mini Excavator

Horsepower: 49.8 hp Tier 4-compliant diesel

Operating weight: 10,677 lb.

Bucket breakout force: 8,977 lbf.

Maximum dig depth (with standard arm): 11 ft. 7 in.

Width:77.2 in.

Tail swing overhang: 0.6-in.

CAT® 299D2 XHP LAND MANAGEMENT COMPACT TRACK LOADER PURPOSE-BUILT TO HANDLE DIFFICULT LAND-CLEARING APPLICATIONS

The Cat® 299D2 XHP Land Management Compact Track Loader is a superior, purpose-built machine solution for customers involved in demanding vegetation-management applications, ranging from mulching, brush-cutting, vegetation control, and mowing. This segment-focused machine delivers the advantages of efficiency and economy in specific applications, including site preparation, utility right-of-way clearing, vegetation management for fire prevention, railroad maintenance-of-way, agriculture, and forestry.

The 299D2 XHP Land Management machine’s powerful Cat C3.8 engine, rated at 110 gross horsepower (82 kW), combines with its high-flow/high-pressure auxiliary hydraulic system—40 gpm @ 4,061 psi (150 L/min @ 28 000 kPa) for a calculated hydraulic-horsepower rating of 94 (70 kW)—to ensure optimum performance when powering high-production, hydro-mechanical attachments, such as mulching heads and industrial brush-cutters.

Design details

To provide longer intervals of uninterrupted work, the 299D2 XHP Land Management Compact Track Loader has a 58.1-gallon (220 L) fuel tank, which is 80 percent larger than the tank on standard 299D2 XHP models and sized to provide an estimated run time of 11 to 12 hours.

This machine is also factory-equipped with seal and cover components designed to restrict debris and other material from entering the engine compartment and lower frame. A debris deflector channels any material created by rotating attachments away from the front of the cab for added safety.

In addition, certain engine and emissions components incorporate special parts and covers, designed to deter debris from collecting on the components, and large frame-access panels provide easy access to aid in routine cleaning. A turbine-type pre-cleaner ejects dust, dirt, and debris from engine-intake airflow before it reaches the filter, thus extending air-filter service life.

The 299D2 XHP Land Management model also comes factory-equipped with components that provide guarding to protect front and rear LED work lights, work-tool coupler area, work-tool electrical harness connections, and auxiliary-hydraulic quick-disconnect fittings from impact and debris that are often hazards in land-clearing applications.

Operator Station

The 299D2 XHP Land Management machine also features a one-piece, sealed, pressurized cab design to keep the operator’s environment clean and quiet. Operator comfort/convenience features include a premium, heated, air-suspension seat with independently adjustable armrest/joystick-control positions, integrated full-color display for machine operating information and performance adjustments, a rearview camera, and integrated Bluetooth radio with a microphone. A bracket in the cab accommodates a five-pound fire extinguisher bottle.

The 299D2 XHP Land Management model includes a full-color, 5-inch, LCD Advanced Display monitor that enables on-screen adjustment of implement response, hydrostatic-drive response, creep-control speed, ride-control-activation speed, language preference, and gauge layout. The electronic instrumentation includes fuel level, DEF (diesel exhaust fluid) level, hydraulic and engine-coolant temperatures, and tachometer.

For added operating safety and security, the rearview camera provides high-resolution images of difficult-to-see areas behind the machine, thus expanding the operator’s field of vision for enhanced job-site awareness. The Advanced Display also provides a coded theft-deterrent system.

Additional Features

The cooling system’s hydraulically driven demand fan operates only when required, saving fuel and reducing sound levels. The reversing fan clears intake screens and can operate in both automatic- and momentary-purge modes. A battery disconnect adds to machine security and allows isolating the battery when servicing the machine or when storing the machine to minimize battery drain.

The 299D2 XHP Land Management Compact Track Loader uses a torsion-axle-type undercarriage-suspension system that allows independent vertical movement between the frame and undercarriage. The system distributes loads and absorbs shock and vibration that can occur when operating in uneven underfoot conditions, thus isolating the frame and providing a smoother ride for operators and protecting the machine from unnecessary stress. Standard two-speed travel and an electronic hand/foot throttle system (with decelerator pedal) further increase operator control, especially when using hydro-mechanical attachments.

The 299D2 XHP Land Management machine provides ground-level access to all daily and routine service points, including engine air cleaner, fuel filter/water separator, engine oil check, engine oil fill, hydraulic oil fill, and hydraulic filter.

 

299D2 XHP LAND MANAGEMENT SPECIFICATIONS

Operating weight, approximate 12,752 lb. (5 784 kg)
Tipping load 12,429 lb. (5 638 kg)
Rated operating capacity: 35% of tipping 4,350 lb. (1 973 kg)
Rated operating capacity: 50% of tipping 6,214 lb. (2 819 kg)
Ground pressure 5.9 psi (40.5 kPa)
Travel speed, max. 8.3 mph (13.3 km/h)

Volvo Construction Equipment: EXPLORING THE POTENTIAL FOR 5G IN CONSTRUCTION

In a global first, Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) is among a small number of pioneering companies trialing 5G mobile connectivity. With the program set to make a big impact on construction innovation, we find out more from 5G expert Calle Skillsäter, Volvo CE’s Technical Specialist for Connected Machines.

Volvo CE is currently testing the potential for 5G in powering a remote-controlled wheel loader.

The 5G partner program by Telia and Ericsson is the first industrial application of 5G, with only a small number of companies across the Nordic countries taking part. For Volvo, it means testing the development of remote-controlled machines and finding out the real-world potential for autonomous solutions.

CALLE, WHAT DOES THIS TRIAL MEAN FOR VOLVO CE?

5G allows us to transport data in ways that we could only ever dream about. A faster, more reliable mobile network will mean we’re at the forefront of driving a much faster market implementation of technologies like automation. Something that had seemed impossible a few years ago is now a very real opportunity today.

SO, WHAT EXACTLY ARE YOU TESTING? AND HOW IS THE TEST SITE LAID OUT?

We have a 25 hectare test site where the remote-controlled wheel loader, the L180H, is located – and a simulator inside a tent about 100m away behind a concrete wall. The test track itself has a number of physical barriers, uphill and downhill tracks and rough terrain – all designed to mimic the real conditions of a construction site. At the moment, the simulator is actually quite close to the machine, but this is only so that we can be near the track to adjust the conditions. There really is no reason that the machine couldn’t be located much further afield.

HOW FAR?

In 2017, we successfully placed a machine 400m below ground and controlled it from the surface. And when we first tested the technology back in 2015, we had an excavator placed in Eskilstuna and operated from Barcelona. So that tells you the potential for remote operation. And now with the increased latency that 5G provides, it really does mean you can achieve remote operation from extremely far away. But at a certain distance the latency in the network will be significant anyhow.How long will the trial go on for and what do you hope to achieve?

HOW FAR?

In 2017, we successfully placed a machine 400m below ground and controlled it from the surface. And when we first tested the technology back in 2015, we had an excavator placed in Eskilstuna and operated from Barcelona. So that tells you the potential for remote operation. And now with the increased latency that 5G provides, it really does mean you can achieve remote operation from extremely far away. But at a certain distance the latency in the network will be significant anyhow.How long will the trial go on for and what do you hope to achieve?

HOW LONG WILL THE TRIAL GO ON FOR AND WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO ACHIEVE?

We will be testing this technology for two years. Over this time, we will see the performance of the network evolve and get better. What is really exciting is that at this very early stage, we are in a unique position to iron out any problems and play a key role in actually influencing how 5G will work for industrial purposes when it is rolled out more widely.

Of course, the goal for us here at Volvo CE, is that we want to make this system so mature and so successful that we can test it with our customers. To see how this technology can function on a real construction site. Hopefully that will be something we can achieve by the end of the trial.

WILL YOU BE TESTING TECHNOLOGY OUT WITH OTHER VOLVO MACHINES?

Absolutely. The aim is that after the initial testing phase with the wheel loader, we will then be able to test it with the HX2 hauler concept machine to see whether it is possible to have a work cycle operated entirely using 5G. In principle, we can then test 5G with six to eight autonomous haulers transporting gravel across the site.

IT SEEMS THAT MINING OFFERS SOME OF THE BEST POTENTIAL FOR EXPLORING THIS TECHNOLOGY. WHY IS THAT?

Mining can be dangerous – either for people operating the machines in remote locations or because of the fumes that are released after blasting rock. But if we can remove people from the site, then we are reducing the risk of accidents entirely. You’ll also have the capability to operate several operations and sites from one central location – increasing productivity.

ARE THERE ANY OTHER SECTORS THAT COULD BENEFIT FROM 5G AUTOMATION?

Absolutely, it’s not just mining. The forestry industry could certainly benefit, as an industry where you have lots of incoming trucks loading and unloading on to trains, often at night. Clearly working at night offers some dangers for visibility so removing operators makes the operation more safe. And again, for really dangerous jobs in the steel industry or the energy sector, where physically moving material can risk explosion or toxic gas emissions, then removing people is clearly a good solution.

BUT FOR CONSTRUCTION IT’S REALLY ABOUT BOOSTING PRODUCTIVITY?

Safety is obviously a big factor, but clearly 5G will have a direct positive impact on productivity. Today’s remote control technology provides a delay which makes it very difficult to control a machine with any speed or precision, but 5G will be as good as real time. In addition, the picture quality is much better, video footage is in a better resolution and 5G provides a more reliable connection – all of which makes it easier for the operator in the simulator.

WHAT CHALLENGES HAVE YOU EXPERIENCED SO FAR?

We did find it hard to initially get the hardware. We are so early in the trial that we have trouble finding modems to communicate with the antenna. Telia has been useful in providing the right equipment for us to use. We are so early in trialing this technology that this obviously has its advantages and disadvantages.

AND WHEN THESE ISSUES ARE RESOLVED, WHEN CAN WE SEE 5G ROLLED OUT TO THE WIDER INDUSTRY?

It depends on different use cases in construction – how do they work, do they meet the demands of the industry, is it feasible for customers? 5G will come first to those that benefit the most, but it will take time to build the network and required infrastructure. For us here in the construction industry, and for static operations like a quarry or mine it really can come quite fast. The timing is good – our customers need connectivity and they want more data. And we’re the ones providing the research to see just how possible it is.

 

 

 

 

 

Kubota Introduces the B01 Series of Compact Tractors, the Ultimate in Flexibility and Ease-of-Use

Kubota Tractor Corporation today announced the introduction of the B01 Series compact tractors with the B2301 and the B2601. Combining Kubota reliability and power with unmatched versatility and intuitive, easy-to-operate design, the hardworking B01 Series is ideal for first-time operators and seasoned professionals alike.

“The B01 Series pays tribute to Kubota’s long history of delivering quality and value to our compact tractor customers,” said Jacob Sherman, Kubota product manager, compact tractors. “This new Series is the essence of flexibility and ease-of-use, with many features such as the Swift-Tach front-end loaders with one-lever quick coupler, and drive-over mid-mount mower decks. This series truly offers a compact tractor that can handle real work, every day, easily and effortlessly.”

Whether mowing lawns, working light construction or landscaping, the B01 Series has an operator-friendly compact tractor for the job. The B01 Series models include the B2301 and B2601, and both are equipped front to rear with a wide range of industry-leading innovative features that provide comfort and efficiency for maximized productivity. Both models feature the Goodyear® R14T crossover tire, with a new hybrid tread design that is just as versatile as the new B01 Series tractors. The Goodyear R14T, made by Titan International, Inc., is exclusively offered on only the Kubota B01 Series compact tractor in that horsepower category.

Easy-to-Attach Features Ideal for Operators of All Levels 
The new B01 Series’ must-have features result in compact tractors that all owners can operate confidently. The easy-to-use, single lever quick coupler allows for swift and easy attachments without mess from hydraulic oil spillage. The single lever quick coupler is compatible with the LA435 Swift-Tach Loader, which operators can remove in less than 70 seconds, all without having to leave the operator platform.

The B2301 and B2601 models deliver 20.9 and 24.3 horsepower, respectively. Liquid-cooled Kubota engines that combine Kubota’s E-TVCS (three-vortex combustion system) offer power, high torque, cleaner emissions, and lower noise and vibration. The 3-Range hydrostatic transmission equips the B01 Series with smooth shifting and powerful performance for heavy-duty loader usage. Smooth and dependable HST transmission allows for increased maximum speed and easy-to-use range selection, optimizing power output to meet operator needs.

The new Kubota B01 Series does it all with ease, comfort and style.

Implements for Every Job 
From the popular, versatile Swift-Tach front loader to a variety of mowers, the B01 Series is performance-matched with a variety of implements and attachments – truly making it a tool of many trades. Additional implements include Kubota’s driver-over mower deck, landscape rake, a post hole digger, rear-mount snow blower, and BH70 backhoe, among others. Optimized for overall versatility and flexibility, the B01 Series is designed to work with a large variety of easy-to-use implements to increase operator productivity.

Kubota’s new B01 Series of compact tractors is available now at authorized Kubota dealers nationwide.

Summary Description of B01 Series
Kubota Tractor Corporation introduces the B01 Series of compact tractors, the B2301, Kubotaand B2601. The B01 Series offers owner-friendly versatility and ease-of-use, with Kubota engines delivering top-of-class power and fuel efficiency. The B01 Series’ single-lever quick coupler allows for swift and easy attachments that do not require operator dismount. The B01 Series is compatible with a variety of attachments and implements suited for any job, including drive-over mower decks, Swift-Tach front loader, rear-mounted snowblowers and a full line of industry-leading performance-matched implements.