EZG Manufacturing
Federated Insurance
Fraco USA, Inc.
Hohmann and Barnard, Inc.
Husqvarna Construction Products N.A.
Hydro Mobile, Inc.
iQ Power Tools
Kennison Forest Products, Inc.
Mortar Net Solutions
Non-Stop Scaffolding
Southwest Scaffolding
Tradesmen's Software, Inc.
July 31, 2010 5:00 PM CDT

New Masonry Products for July 2010


1.5-ton Compact Excavator

West Fargo, N.D.

1.5-ton Compact Excavator
The Bobcat 324 compact excavator reaches farther, digs deeper and dumps higher. The 324 excavator is a Conventional Tail Swing unit in the 1.5-ton operating class. Its boom cylinder is attached to the top of the boom, instead of the bottom, giving it more protection from damage while digging. It also features a lighter weight, yet durable, boom fabrication with cast pivot joints. As a result, the 324 offers a maximum dig depth of eight feet, six inches; reach at ground level of 14 feet; and dump height clearance of eight feet, eight inches, all of which are best in class.

Belt-Drive Cold Pressure Washer

Steam Jenny
Somerset, Pa.

Belt-Drive Cold Pressure Washer
Steam Jenny has four new models of belt-drive cold pressure washers, which provide a longer pump life than direct-drive units. The extended service life is due to the pulley system, which turns the pump significantly slower than if the pump was coupled with the engine crankshaft. Additionally, the belt absorbs engine vibration and allows the pump to be located farther away from the engine heat. The pressure washers are powered by nine- or 13-horsepower Honda GX Series engines, and all models feature a triplex ceramic plunger pump for years of service with little maintenance. They are available with pressure ratings between 3,000 and 4,000 psi, and flow rates vary between 3 and 4 gpm. A customizable option allows customers to choose a unit with pressure and flow ratings based on their specific needs.

The Strapmaster

Krando Metal Products, Inc.
Broomall, Pa.

The Strapmaster
Krando’s Strapmaster is a manually operated tool that will provide a variety of on-site services. This machine will cut, bend, twist and punch pre-cut stainless steel strips to fit your application. Weighing only 39 pounds and having overall dimensions of 40 X 7 X 9 inches, this machine is durable and extremely easy to be moved from site to site. Many different companies use these machines for a variety of different reasons, including saving time and money. You will be able to cut down on freight costs and inefficiency. By giving us the thickness of material needed, we can supply you with material so that you can form your own anchors in the field (certain conditions do not apply).

WrightGrip SB Ratchet

Wright Tool
Barberton, Ohio

WrightGrip SB Ratchet
Wright Tool introduces the WrightGrip SB ratchet (#4488) for safer installation of scaffolding. Manufactured in the United States, the 10 1/2-inch WrightGrip SB ratchet is an all-inclusive tool that features a 1/2-inch drive; 7/8-inch open-head ratchet; a replaceable hammer on the other side of the ratchet available with inserts in brass or steel; and a 7/8-inch, open-end wrench on the end of the handle. The open-head ratchet allows for easier cleaning and quick directional switch, letting the tool fit in narrower spaces, making clearance easy. The ratchet is interchangeable with a two-inch-deep socket for final tightening on smaller scaffold diameters.

MSA Workman Personal Fall Limiter

MSA North America
Pittsburgh, Pa.

MSA Workman Personal Fall LimiterA lightweight, yet durable, engineered thermoplastic housing; rugged, impact-absorbing protective bumpers; and choice of cable or web lifeline combine to provide a Personal Fall Limiter (PFL) that will be there for you when you need it most. The MSA Workman PFL is designed for durability and ease of use, with a multitude of connector choices and flexible ATO ordering for the exact options you need. Additional features include a 400-pound working capacity, no annual recertification requirement, and integral load indicator.

Originally published in Masonry magazine.

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