The Lightweight Strongback

Highway Products, Inc. has introduced its latest model of the Strongback flatbed that adds less weight to the truck, allowing for higher payloads and increased fuel efficiency. The all-aluminum flatbed is available with optional toolboxes and lumber rack. Highway Products build these flatbeds for GMC, Chevy, Ford, Dodge, Freightliner, International and other brand trucks.

Versatile Utility

Kubota Tractor Corp. has launched an exclusive hydraulic utility valve system as standard equipment for its RTV900 Worksite Utility and Turf Utility models. The system features a remote valve located at the rear of the vehicle, a 5 GPM pump capacity, and a dedicated hydraulic oil cooler and reservoir. Eight complementary heavy-duty hydraulic tools are also now available for the RTV900s: the V6200 concrete breaker,  V6260 earth auger,  V6230 diamond chain saw,  V6210 chain saw,  V6280 pruner, V6220 pole chain saw,  V6270 post driver and V6290 sump pump.

Down to the Roots

The Irrigation “Soil Moisture” Audit, from Spectrum Technologies,  measures the amount of moisture received at the root zone, not just on the surface layer. The Audit combines the use of the FieldScout TDR 300 Moisture Meter and the new SpecMaps Web-based software. Coupled with a customer-provided GPS unit, managers can get on-the-spot rootzone moisture information. Immediate soil moisture results are provided on the Internet as a two-dimensional color map of soil moisture variability. Wet and dry spots within the irrigation system become immediately apparent.

New ATV Plow Mounts

Agri-Cover, Inc., manufacturer of the Snowsport All-Terrain Plow, has released nine new plow mounts for ATVs. The following new model-specific applications are now available: Honda Rincon 650, Arctic Cat LE Models, Polaris 500, Kawasaki Brute Force 750, Kawasaki Mule 3000 Series, Kawasaki Mule 600 Series, Polaris Ranger RZR, Land Pride 72-inch Accu-Z Zero-turn radius mower, and the Dixon Grizzly ATR mower.

Harness the Sun

SolarPulse, by PulseTech Products, is a solar charging system that not only charges 12-volt lead-acid batteries, but also cleans the battery plates by removing the sulfate deposits and converting them to active electrolytes. This system is available in 2, 5 and 6-watt configurations. The 2 and 5-watt models include 17 feet of wire between circuit box and solar panel, and the 6-watt unit includes 14 feet of wire. Use with virtually any kind of vehicle and equipment, including generators in areas without access to electrical power.

Turn the Heat On

Flagro Industries Limited has introduced the FVO-1000TR, a self-contained, indirect fired heater trailer. The unit includes two FVO-400 Flagro indirect fired heaters that provide dry, contaminant-free heated air to the job site. Features fully welded, 16-gauge, 304 stainless steel heat exchangers. The dual-axle trailer is approved to TC, DOT transportation and CSA electrical requirements. Heavy-gauge steel ducting cabinet, electric emergency brakes, safety chains and lighting are all standard equipment.

An Updated Handler

Manitou has updated the four-wheel drive MRT 2150P rotating telescopic handler with a 150 hp Tier III Mercedes engine. The operator’s compartment has also been updated with a larger cab, ergonomic joysticks, and now all fluids are housed outside the cab for a cleaner operator environment.  The handler has a 10,000-pound lift capacity with continuous rotation, 67-foot, 7-inch lift height and 59-foot, 8-inch forward reach.