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Schwing extends new signature model, advances boom articulation

The S 65 SX is the Schwing America’s new flagship and longest boom model. Set for 2018 World of Concrete premier at the entry of the Las Vegas Convention Center Central Hall, it incorporates a five-section boom with uniform 5-in. diameter pipeline, plus the manufacturer’s Overhead Roll and Fold design. In addition to providing 210 ft. 8 in. of vertical and 197.5 in. of horizontal reach, all 65SXs come standard with the EASy one-sided outrigger system, minimizing pump footprint on crowded jobsites. The Super X telescopic front outrigger spread is balanced with rear slewing outriggers, which centers the hopper when set up in EASy configurations.

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Hand tool air compressors

At respective weights of 35.4 lbs. and 51.1 lbs., the AKHL1260E and AKHL1260EX PowerLite models hold compressed air at 500 psi. The AKHL1260E is equipped with two tanks, the AKHL1260EX five; four air-outlets come standard on both compressors, two for high pressure, two for regular 100-psi tools.

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Cat applies iron competencies to plant- and site-grade utility vehicles

A manufacturing and supply agreement with Textron Specialized Vehicle positions Caterpillar Inc. for a mid-2018 launch of its first-ever utility vehicles, starting with the Cat CUV82 and CUV102D models running three-cylinder gas and diesel engines, respectively. Each model features rugged steel cargo bed; 1,000-lb. total rear cargo and 2,000-lb. towing capacities; plus smooth acceleration, clear sightlines and engine braking capability.

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Rotary batch mixer

The 700-THX-50-ARI Rotary Batch Mixer blends abrasive materials in one to three minutes with minimized wear or product degradation. With useable batch capacity of 50 cu. ft. or 4,000 lbs., it features abrasion-resistant steel material contact surfaces, internal mixing flights bearing easy-to-replace wear plates, and radial seals for dust-tight operation. The mixer achieves uniformity with equal efficiency from 100 percent to 15 percent of rated capacity, regardless of disparities in the bulk densities, particle sizes or flow characteristics of batch ingredients.

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Intelligently designed curing systems

Besser Co. engineers curing systems to deliver accurate temperature, humidity and cycle control for chambers, kilns or plant bays, plus air control and insulation to provide circulation and energy savings. The company employs proprietary simulation software to design new systems for maximum efficiency and dependability; the software also evaluates current systems, locating and correcting any deficiencies.

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