BMJ Stone
EZG Manufacturing
Federated Insurance
Fraco USA, Inc.
Hohmann and Barnard, Inc.
Hydro Mobile, Inc.
iQ Power Tools
Kennison Forest Products, Inc.
Mortar Net Solutions
Non-Stop Scaffolding
Pullman Ermator
Southwest Scaffolding
Tradesmen's Software, Inc.
November 30, 2010 9:00 AM CST

New Masonry Products for November 2010


High-performance Blades for AS170 Brick and Mortar Saw

Leominster, Mass.

High-performance Blades for AS170 Brick and Mortar Saw
Arbortech’s high-performance blades are available in both the general purpose and plunge styles for its AS170 brick and mortar saw. The improved carbide formula and tooth design, and the higher temperature brazing, allow for the blades to aggressively cut hard mortar while allowing the blades to stay sharper for a longer period. The blades are 50 percent faster than standard blades, allowing for increased cutting speeds. The AS170 brick and mortar saw’s patented cutting technology uses a unique, orbital cutting motion with two forward-facing blades that combine to perform both a hammering and a cutting action, allowing the user to have clear visibility and the ability to accurately cut squarely and deeply.

KEEN Utility Footwear – the ‘Pittsburgh’

Portland, Ore.

KEEN Utility Footwear – the ‘Pittsburgh’
KEEN has introduced a new line of rugged utility footwear, including the “Pittsburgh” model boot. The boot has steel, toughness and a willingness to tackle a hard day’s work, just like the city of Pittsburgh. More than just footwear, this is a tool to get the job done right. With waterproof leather uppers and a KEEN.DRY waterproof breathable membrane, this boot is built for the elements. Left and right asymmetrical steel toes, a removable metatomical footbed, and dual-density compression molded EVA and PU midsole provide out-of-the-box comfort and fend off fatigue, so you have something left in the tank even after your shift is through. Add a KEEN Key-Tech Full Length TPU interlocking torsion plate, an oil- and slipresistant, non-marking rubber outsole, and five-mm multi-directional lugs, and you get the platform for getting the job done.

Aluminum Dump Bed

Highway Products Inc.
White City, Ore.

Aluminum Dump Bed
Highway Products Inc. is offering All Aluminum Flatbed Dump Bodies in many sizes for most truck brands and bed sizes. Standard features of these truck beds are structural T6 extruded “C” channel side rails and 1/8-inch diamond plate decking; four-inch long sills and cross members on 12-inch centers and three inch aluminum channel head board and rear tail apron; and extra LED lighting placed in headboard and rear apron adds. A rope hooks every 24 inches for easy tie-down. Optional features include styled headboard; tapered rear corners; directional light boxes on headboard; load lights; full-length lighted running boards; removable side rails; removable back rails; 2 X 4 stake pockets; mud flaps; Air-Ride suspension systems; lumber racks; fuel tanks; winches; LED lights; and on-deck and underbody tool boxes.

Working Hands, Healthy Feet Creams

O’Keeffe’s Company
Cincinnati, Ohio

Working Hands, Healthy Feet Creams
O’Keeffe’s Working Hands and Healthy Feet products are designed to draw moisture into your skin, deeply hydrating your skin and providing relief for even the most painful, dry skin, cracks and splits. Super concentrated, the O’Keeffe’s formulas do not contain sulfates, oils or formaldehyde. Working Hands is designed to effectively relieve dry hands that crack and split. The odorless, concentrated formula stimulates the skin’s natural repair process by hydrating skin, adjusting pH balance and retaining moisture. Healthy Feet is designed to effectively relieve dry feet that are callused and have cracks and splits. The odorless, concentrated formula helps to remove dead skin cells and absorbs easily through the thick skin layers on feet. The breakthrough formula also protects against often-painful foot friction.

Steel Hoods for Engine-powered Boom Lifts

McConnellsburg, Pa.

Steel Hoods for Engine-powered Boom LiftsJLG Industries, Inc. is installing steel hoods on several engine-powered boom lifts, beginning with the 600S, 800S and 800A models, produced after Oct. 1, 2010. The steel hoods also will be available for the aftermarket from JLG Ground Support. Featuring increased durability, the steel hoods will reduce the cost of ownership and provide improved long-term value. The painted hoods will maintain their color over time, improving aesthetics throughout the life of the equipment. Easier to repair than previously available hoods, the steel hoods will help rental companies achieve their financial goals by enabling them to make repairs in-house. The robust nature of these hoods provide additional protection from weld sprawls and other damaging elements.

Originally published in Masonry magazine.

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