Product Showcase: March 2016
By Canadian Rental ServiceFeatures News Shows
The Rental Mart is Canada’s showcase of the best new equipment for the rental industry. Here’s a preview.
Doosan Portable Power will show off its two brand-new light tower models with vertical masts: the LSV 6 and LSV8. The all-new LSV 6 and LSV 8 vertical light towers are designed for simple operation and rugged dependability. Engineered with the most demanding customers in mind, the LSV 6 and LSV 8 can provide 82 hours of high-quality light to any jobsite. Four 1,000-watt metal halide lamps are easily raised and lowered via a vertical winch or optional hydraulic actuator. LSV series light towers are powered by a Tier 4 Final compliant Kubota engine and alternator package, ensuring reliable light and power when you need it most. The LSV 6 and LSV 8 can be equipped with numerous oil-field options, making them the ideal small-body light tower package for all oil and gas applications. The compact body design and unrivaled convenience make the LSV vertical light tower a solution for most lighting needs.
Rental customers said they wanted a portable fan big enough to provide serious airflow but small enough to go wherever they need a breeze, indoors or out. Big Ass Fans has delivered with Black Jack. Designed with versatility in mind, Black Jack and its two-meter frame fits through standard interior doorways and plugs into any 110V power supply, drawing less power than a toaster – only seven amps at top speed. Black Jack moves air up to 36.5 meters, yet it’s so quiet it won’t drown out nearby conversations. The attractive, matte-black finish makes it perfect for events such as weddings, festivals and other outdoor events where comfort is necessary, style is appreciated and silence is golden. It’s also ideal for athletic facilities, construction sites and tight corners just about anywhere. Arriving fully assembled, Black Jack is a plug-and-play air movement solution. Just roll it off the pallet, plug it in and cool down. Black Jack is also wet rated, so it can be hosed down for easy cleaning. The 10-foot power cord extends versatility and mobility while the gearless direct-drive motor keeps Black Jack quiet and energy efficient. It comes standard with indoor/outdoor wheels with rubber tread and the variable-speed controller offers fully adjustable airflow. Locking wheels keep Black Jack in place even at top speed. The steel frame and cage provide protection in the toughest environments.
Protects finished floors
TireSocks knows that if you don’t have the right equipment you can’t get the job done on time. That’s why they created the TireSocks line of products with construction people in mind. TireSocks core product are TireSocks protective heavy-duty fabric covers for the wheels and tires of construction equipment that will prevent any scuffing or scratching of finished flooring. They fit snugly around the wheel making sure no rubber meets the floor. Users can operate equipment safely without concern of tire damage to a floor that has already been finished. TireSocks have several advantages over similar products currently on the market. They are easy to install, don’t slip off the tires, and self-centre as the equipment drives. A heavy-duty upgrade is also available for increased durability on longer jobs and larger machines. For an additional benefit, customers can have their company logo screen printed on their TireSocks at no additional cost. TireSocks ships orders the same day, every day.
The MultiOne range of machines and attachments is the best compromise between performance and operation economy, which stands out in the market for its innovation, technology and design. MultiOne machines are a great help to all maintenance works, farms, landscapers, DIYers, and small building sites. One individual MultiOne machine adapts quickly and easily by replacing its many attachments. They offer extraordinary versatility for everything customers need to meet all requirements, thanks to over 170 different attachments serving many applications including agriculture, green care, maintenance, construction, landscaping, excavation and forestry. MultiOne machines feature a sturdy articulated frame with a central joint that allows maximum manoeuverability in very narrow spaces as well as excellent stability on very rough grounds or on slopes.
Four-wheel drive ensures ultimate grip even on difficult terrain and conditions while the self-locking differential (DBS-dynamic block system) is useful to operate on soft grounds while avoiding damage to them. MultiOne is equipped with a double-H telescopic boom with reach of 10 feet, which conveys extreme resistance and keeps the load close to the vehicle, thus allowing great lifting capacity. Technology ensures an easy controllable power thanks to user-friendly controls, quality technical solutions for high performance and maximum reliability.
Long run times
Multiquip will introduces new gasoline-powered generators for Canada at the Canadian Rental Mart. Multiquip generators have a proven history of dependable service within the construction and equipment rental industry. The GAC-Series represents the newest addition to its lineup of gasoline-powered generators. These generators are designed to withstand the rigors of the roughest environments and feature tubular steel frames, shock-mounted engine cradles and control panels. Models are available producing outputs of 2.5, 3.6, six and 9.7 kilowatts.
The generator windings are brushless, 100 per cent copper and provide excellent voltage regulation. All GAC-Series generators meet CSA electrical requirements. GAC-Series generators are powered by a durable Honda GX-Series engines and include low-oil shutdown. Large capacity steel fuel tanks provide long run times on the job site.
Four aerators in one
Rick Darche Sales will feature the “four-in-one” Air-Ject aerator at the Canadian Rental Mart. Aeration encourages roots to grow deeper by increasing the oxygen supply to the root zone for healthy green grass. The Bannerman BA-4 Air-Ject aerator is a commercial-grade self-propelled, walk-behind aerator. The spiker tine is used for surface aeration. The Air-Ject can now be fitted with a total of four different types of tines: core, slitter, fracture and spiker. Its compact size allows for easy and safe operation in confined areas, and less operator fatigue. The new tine reel assemblies allow for smoother operation and more holes per square yard. Ballast weight bars maintain maximum penetration and balance. The Air-Ject features a roll-around handle design with a safety clutch and Easy Roll pneumatic tires.
Customer research made easy
Rental stores can survey customers with virtually no expense with Alert Automatic Customer Surveys. They can design their own questionnaires or link to a popular free service, such as Survey Monkey. Automatic Customer Surveys are a great way to enhance a store’s image, improve customer service and encourage repeat business.
“How did we do?” – is there a more important question to ask customers? Alert Automatic Customer Surveys will encourage customers to rate a store’s performance as well as respond to promotions or follow-up offers. Surveys can be batch-sent daily, weekly or on any schedule based on selection criteria, such as date range, customer type, or transaction size. Rental stores can use either SMS (text messaging) or e-mail to send surveys. When using e-mail, stores can attach coupons, thank-you letters, and other promotional material timed to follow up a recent transaction. When linking to a free web-based survey service such as Survey Monkey, customers can respond instantly, right on their smart phones. Survey Monkey will help compile the survey responses and provides metrics to help evaluate performance. Alert Automatic Surveys offer a chance to go paperless. Stores already sending post cards and follow-up letters or conducting customer satisfaction surveys by hand, will appreciate the many saved hours and higher efficiency of this totally integrated solution.
The IDF XLT Series includes all the value-added features of Frost Fighter’s standard IDF Series and adds more value by including a 60-U.S. gallon double-wall environmental spill-containment fuel tank that offers up to 24 hours of continuous run-time before re-fuelling. Available models include the 350-11 and 500 oil/diesel.
All Frost Fighter heaters can accommodate either pin-lock or belt-cuff-style duct to provide maximum attachment flexibility. To provide protection against freeze-up issues due to cold/harsh weather, the IDF XLT Series can be fired with an optional heat recovery system to provide peace of mind
and eliminate nuisance service calls while enhancing fuel efficiency.
Hy-Cor is a national supplier of temporary power and lighting equipment, specializing in small and medium sized power distribution. Its 50-amp distribution systems provide more receptacles for 15- and 20A/120V supply for power tools and lighting. Custom units can provide 20, 30 and 50 amps in 240-volt receptacles for pumps, heaters and specialty equipment. All products are certified for use in Canada and readily available with many types and styles of cordsets to ensure proper voltage levels. Hy-Cor now offers a rental option for many types of 50-amp distribution systems.
C.E.S. Construction Equipment Solutions will be displaying light compaction equipment from the Ammann Company. Founded in 1869, the Ammann name has become synonymous with quality and reliability. Many rental operations currently using the Ammann product are impressed with the low cost of ownership as well as the reliability of the products. C.E.S. Construction Equipment Solutions will be displaying several pieces of light compaction equipment including single-direction plate compactors, rammers and reversible plate compactors. On display will be the Ammann model APH6530 fully hydrostatic reversible plate compactor, producing over 14,500 pounds of centrifugal force with a triple-shaft exciter. This unit also features the Ammann ACEeco compaction control. The ACEeco system continuously monitors the degree of compaction achieved and the maximum feasible compaction. This allows the operator to stay informed at all times of their compaction progress. State-of-the-art manufacturing techniques and engineering assure that the Ammann product will give the rental operator many years of reliable and profitable rentals.
Fresh edge in minutes
Dosko’s 337-13HC is its most popular stump grinder. Powered by a Honda GX390 with a Cyclone air cleaner, it features a unique side-discharge frame that pushes cuttings out and away while grinding for easier cleanup. A five-position handlebar makes operation easy and comfortable. At just 32 inches wide, the 337-13HC fits through narrow pathways and gates with ease. Reliable 500 Series Greenteeth may be rotated in three, 120-degree increments for a fresh cutting edge in minutes. Heavy-duty belt and idler bearings are easily accessible with the removal of two easy-to-reach bolts. Belts require less tension resulting in less belt vibration and slipping, which reduces excess load to the engine and cutter wheel bearings, increasing engine and bearing life. Other features include an oil shutdown sensor, a direct belt drive and a 14-inch diameter cutting wheel. An optional tow package is available.
Special coverage for rental
Western Financial Group Insurance Solutions, in partnership with the Canadian Rental Association, is the provider of a specialized insurance program with risk-management services for CRA members across Canada. It specializes in helping Canadian associations, buying groups, and independent businesses save money while providing the right level of coverage through specialized group insurance programs. The mission is to help rental stores with insurance needs and help reduce insurance costs. The following insurance coverages exclusively designed for CRA members are now available: property, rental equipment off-premises, liability, business interruption, crime, equipment breakdown, equipment re-rental and theft by conversion.
Safe, simple, secure
Broadfence is a premium temporary fence specialist. It offers two great options for temporary fence rentals: Select panels and Elite panels. Broadfence Select panels are lightweight and easy to handle, highly visible, strong and secure. Broadfence Elite panels are premium quality, heavy-gauge and fully galvanized offering excellent stability and enhancing the look of a jobsite. Elite panels can also be upgraded with custom-branded plates to feature the rental store’s logo. Broadfence’s fencing solutions are safe, simple and secure. Construction or event sites can be protected with a system that is simple and quick to install. The team at Broadfence is happy to assist with fence purchases. They carry an extensive inventory supply and provide rapid delivery methods.
Safer diamond blade
When looking for a diamond blade, contractors are usually looking for a mix of economy, production, and convenience. Star Diamond Tools has developed a blade that meets all those criteria, but also takes into account operator safety. The Cool Core combination blade features an exclusive steel core design that keeps the blade operating much cooler than other blades. When diamond blades overheat, they lose their tension, start to wobble and then jam in the cut. This can result in the blade breaking up or losing a segment, which then becomes a flying projectile. The exclusive Cool Core design dramatically increases the amount of air flow cooling the blade which significantly reduces its chance of overheating. The Cool Core combination blade also features a fast-cutting 15 mm high-alternating laser-welded turbo segment that will cut most construction materials such as concrete, asphalt, brick and block.
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