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Shuttlelift machines 200-ton Double-Beam Gantry

Unveiled for a fall 2013 dealer meeting, the DB 200 is the largest rubber-tired, double-beam, fully traversable gantry crane the manufacturer has ever built: More than 54 feet tall, more than 68 feet wide and just under 44 feet long, it can handle loads that are up to 400,000 lb. The crane can lift a full-capacity load on one side or the other, not just on its centerline. The DB 200 underwent product testing during the dealer meeting, in advance of delivery to its new owner, a large Canadian power supplier.

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An environmentally friendly version of the company’s heritage release agent, Crete-Lease 880-VOC-Xtra is comprised of neutralized vegetable oils in mineral oil that contains no waxes, silicones, or carcinogens; it’s also solventless and non-toxic. Notably, this advanced composition exceeds Federal, OTC State, and California (250 g/L) VOC Regulations.


Safety-wise platform, railing

Saf-T-Mate is a work platform and safety railing that attaches to a sideform with a hinged connection to provide safe, convenient access to the top of the form. The platform has a grip strut walking surface and a receiver to attach and lock the railing into place. These simple connections make it easy to use the platform and railing on multiple forms within a precast plant. The hinged connection allows Saf-T-Mate to drop out of the way to provide clearance to move the sideforms back to strip product from the form.

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GelMaxx is a blend of proprietary additives designed to process cement-based slurry into reusable water and recyclable solids. The two-part approach, with AQUAmaxx and ECO-QUICKgel agents, provides maximum results for 100-percent recyclable solutions that meet Environmental Protection Agency requirements for process water.


Remote controlled dowel drilling

Wireless remote control increases efficiency and safety for concrete dowel-pin drilling applications, company officials note, citing patent-pending technology to improve jobsite conditions by affording operator better vantage point for more accurate placement. By removing the operator from the drilling unit, the wireless remote control allows workers to avoid harmful dust and debris. Furthermore, the operator also has a broader viewpoint for avoiding obstacles, equipment, and other workers on the job site, and thus minimizing risk on site. —