September 6, 2009 8:00 AM CDT
New Masonry Products for September 2009
QuestMX Estimating SoftwareMaxwell Systems, Inc.
King of Prussia, Pa.
Maxwell Systems Inc. has released of
QuestMX, a version of Quest estimating software with a new platform and functionality that is ideal for residential, commercial, subcontracting, specialty, heavy/highway, underground utilities, and site-work contractors. The product helps contractors quickly create bids and proposals with ease and accuracy. With a single click, items or assemblies can be added to a bid. Historical reporting capabilities allow contractors to track performance by estimator, customer and project type, as well as easily analyze current bid funnel to access active bids, pipeline activity, and profit margin.
Parapet Wall Strengthening with ParatecCINTEC America, Inc.
CINTEC America Inc.’s Paratec is a versatile method of internal structural reinforcement tailored to meet the specific requirements of masonry parapet and retaining walls. The Paratec system strengthens low parapet masonry walls, such as those found on roofs or balconies, or a low wall that is part of a bridge or an embankment. It is a targeted approach to solving problems associated with older masonry structures subject to wind loading, seismic movement, vehicular impact and foundation subsidence. The system uses software incorporating a technique that enables the behavior of parapet walls to be accurately predicted under various circumstances.
EZ Grout Hog Crusher Job Site Material RecyclerMultiquip, Inc.
The new EZ Grout Hog Crusher Job Site Material Recycler is easily attached to a skid steer loader or forklift. It can recycle most materials, including brick, block, stone, rock, asphalt and nonreinforced concrete on the jobsite. The Hog Crusher is able to scoop up and pulverize recyclable material in minutes, eliminating the need to have this debris removed from the jobsite. The machine has a one-halfyard hopper capacity, and up to 10 tons of material per hour can be processed. It features replaceable carbide bits, and hardened breaker, cleaner and cheek plates for easy, on-site maintenance.
18V LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless Impact DriverMakita
La Mirada, Calif.
Makita’s 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless 3-Speed Brushless Motor Impact Driver, model BTD144, is a powerful and versatile impact driver with a variable, three-speed power selection switch. It provides the user with precise fastening control for a wide range of applications, from fastening cabinet screws to driving lag bolts. The brushless motor with variable three-speed power selection offers soft-, medium- and hard-impact power to cover a wide range of fastening tasks. The proprietary hammer and anvil impact mechanism in the BTD144 are manufactured using raw materials with the highest quality steel and heat-hardening process for maximum fastening and driving power.
PosiGrip Dipped GlovesWest Chester Holdings
West Chester Holdings
expands the PosiGrip line with dipped gloves for industrial and commercial applications. The dipped gloves combining the comfort of a nylon or poly/cotton base material with the functionality of a dipped glove, providing extra grip on wet or oily materials, and better surface adhesion on dry applications. Sizes range from XS to XXL, to ensure a proper fit and optimal dexterity. Materials available include nitrile, polyurethane, latex and bi-polymer (nitrile & polyurethane blend) to handle wet and dry applications.
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