By Canadian Rental Magazine
Four-season walk-behind broom
By Canadian Rental Magazine
Four-season walk-behind broom
The MB walk-behind broom is a four-season machine. Users can confidently move six inches of snow in the winter. In the spring, use it for de-thatching lawns, sweeping roadsides, paths, tracks, parking lots, golf course greens and cart paths. The MB walk-behind broom is useful in the summer for cleaning construction sites, backfilling or even preparing for parking lot striping. In fall, it is the perfect leaf clean-up tool. Features include a 25-inch diameter brush; three- and four-foot broom widths; a powerful, 9.5-horsepower, overhead valve, all-season, Kohler engine; differential unlock at the handle bars for easy manoeuvrability; five forward and two reverse speeds; a direct-centre drive for the broom with no belts or chains; and a swing release located at the handle bars.
Tailored insurance solutions
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. Western Financial is here to help rental operators with their insurance needs and help reduce their 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 coverage. Western Financial strives to understand rental businesses and the risks they face. In conjunction with the CRA, it has created a specialized insurance program for the industry. Western Financial will work with individual operators to determine the right level of coverage to meet their particular needs. They will provide consistent and ongoing Canada-wide sales and service support.
Through the CRA insurance program, CRA members have the benefit of strength in numbers with preferred group rates. Each member can realize immediate premium savings and long-term rate stability. The program will provide an opportunity for returns of premium paid directly to participating members during low-claiming years.
All participating members will have a representative review current coverage limits, including building evaluations, and provide coverage recommendations.
Full-featured diamond saw
MK Diamond Products offers the MK-101 Pro 24 JCS diamond tile and marble saw. The MK-101 Pro 24 JCS has all the same features of the MK-101 Pro 24 and adds an integrated stand designed to provide easy transportation and setup. The stand has integrated gas shocks that help handle the weight of the saw during setup and breakdown. The MK-101 Pro 24 JCS features a durable neoprene tablemat that will not deteriorate and guarantees a long service life. The over-moulded tablemat grips tile firmly to ensure precise cuts and protects the table surface from scratches and dents.
The saw includes features the professional desires with a multi-position motor post and cutting head for convenient cutting of various tile sizes. The variable height cutting head allows for plunge cuts and use of blades smaller than 10 inches in diameter. The blade guard is wide enough to accommodate six- and eight-inch profile wheels. This 10-inch wet cutting tile saw, with a 5/8-inch arbour, produces a 3 ¾-inch depth of cut, a 24-inch length of cut and diagonally cuts 18-inch material. The heavy-duty Baldor electric 1 ½-horsepower, 120-volt, fully enclosed, high-torque, fan-cooled motor is the power behind the blade and delivers long, reliable service.
The MK-101 Pro 24 JCS is made in the U.S.A. with a one-year limited warranty.
Accessories included with MK-101 Pro JCS include a 10-inch MK-225 HotDog Blade, water pump, cutting kit and side extension table.
Jointless track technology
X-Trac excavator rubber track distributed by Woodbridge Equipment is available for all OEM brands of mini-excavators, compact track loaders and other specialized equipment. In addition, non-metal core track is available for Terex/ASVCAT and skid steer solid tires. X-Trac standard metal core track incorporates jointless technology to ensure superior strength and durability. Short pitch tracks are enhanced with a patented bi-directional lug pattern and thicker reinforced edges, which results in longer life, effective traction and bi-directional driving ability. In addition, X-Trac is guaranteed to fit properly. X-Trac rubber track is warranted against any material and workmanship defects. Mini-excavator track is warranteed for 18 months and compact track loader track for 12 months.
Environmentally sensitive barrier tape
A complete line of visual barriers and buried line tapes, Better Barriers barricade tapes are made in Canada from polyethylene resin to deliver performance with a focus on the environment. All Quest Plastics aboveground tapes contain the additive Reverte, which allows for degradation of the film in landfill conditions.
Reverte initially catalyzes the oxo-degradation of the polymer chains and then promotes the growth of microbial colonies to expedite the second biodegradation stage. The tape is compliant with ASTM D6954-04. Custom barricade tapes are available to meet particular requirements.
Low-vibration hydraulic breakers
Hydraulic breakers are becoming an increasingly popular choice within the rental industry, and Atlas Copco offers an attractive solution: the SBU series of hammers.
Suitable for installation on mini-excavators and backhoes ranging from 2.8 to nine tons, the SBU range is also specially configured to handle the higher levels of back pressure generated by skid steers. The solid body design is well known for its superior performance and reliability; low vibration and noise; and exceptionally easy maintenance. Atlas Copco will have the SBU 220, along with its entire range of Construction Tools, on display at the Canadian Rental Mart.
Choice in payment processing
Solutions by Computer will demonstrate its Card Payment Gateway, a payment processing module for credit and debit card that gives Enfinity system users the option of three different payment processing vendors to choose from. Benefits to rental operators include non-proprietary integration, with the flexibility to shop three payment processors for competitive quotes and customer service capabilities; PCI-compliance, which means no card information is stored on Enfinity, removing the system from the scope of PCI requirements; and signature capture, which automatically applies to both card and contract. With SBC’s Card Payment Gateway customer cards are automatically used for subsequent invoices on the same contract and settlements are processed automatically overnight. SBC has continuously served the rental industry with leading rental management technology since 1982. Windows-based Enfinity, introduced in 2005, has earned multiple awards for innovation including the American Rental Association’s New Product Spotlight award and Rental Equipment Register’s Innovative Product Award for software. SBC also serves the industry with Unix-based CounterPro, and Saas software subscription options for both systems.
A cutting tool institution
In 2012, Brunner Canada will celebrate 130 years of continuous operations under the ownership and control of the founding family. Brunner products are divided into three major categories: tools used for the demolition or cutting of concrete and stone; drill steels and carbide tipped bits, which are used to drill blast holes in quarries, mines, and construction projects; and small chipping and electric hammer tools, which are used by the general construction trade.
Connections solutions for all applications
Stucchi is an ISO 9001certified manufacturer of hydraulic quick disconnects. Its solutions-based approach meets the demanding requirements for a variety of applications spanning multiple markets, including construction, agriculture, automation, chemicals, off-shore and land-based oil and gas, pulp and paper, plastics and public utilities.
Stucchi also manufactures and designs flat-face quick disconnects and connect-under-pressure technology. Its solutions-based profile includes the series APM, an ISO 16028 push-to-connect, flat-face nipple, as well as the Saturn Block, a modular pressure relief valve system designed to interact with numerous brands of skid steers.
Improved sod cutting
The Ryan Jr. sod cutter from G.C. Duke includes new and improved features. New rubber isolation mounts provide a 75 per cent reduction in hand and arm vibration for more comfortable operation. The new, pneumatic, rear castor wheel with lockout allows curved landscape cutting with high precision. The Ryan Jr. is available in 12- or 18-inch sizes with a Honda engine.
Powerful surface preparation
Powerful, heavy and durable, the EBG-28 from Square Scrub boasts 216 pounds of weight to help penetrate multiple layers of finish. A 50-foot, 14-gauge power cord with a lighted hospital plug, a smooth and powerful 3,450 r.p.m., 1.5-horsepower motor, eight large isolators and American-made parts make this machine reliable and able to tackle the biggest job. The six- by two-inch, non-marking foot makes this machine easy to move on any surface. It comes with a dust containment kit. Add an optional, two-piece handle and the EBG-28 becomes easily transportable in nearly any vehicle. An optional hour meter is available, as well.
Ideal for trench work
The versatile CR 6 from Weber MT is ideal for trench work at 18 or 24 inches and can be extended to 28 inches. The enclosed V-belt and self-adjusting clutch are included safety features. This compactor weighs 905 pounds and generates 11,250 pounds of centrifugal force. The 24- by 34-inch base plate is fully extendable. The CR 6 uses a Hatz 1 B 40 electric start diesel engine with an optional Compatrol compaction meter. The Compatrol option is also available on the CR 6 H. Compatrol controls the vibration of the base plate, increasing or decreasing vibration based on the soil conditions. The results are displayed on the control panel and tell you when optimal compaction is reached. This creates less rework and no over-compaction. The user can achieve uniform compaction due to because continuous measurement allows weak points to be quickly identified. No area remains uncontrolled with the Compatrol, allowing for quality assurance in such confined sites as trenches or backfill areas.
Cordless rotary hammer
Professionals can experience battery power at its best with the comfort and convenience of the new TE 6-A36-AVR cordless rotary hammer drill. This powerful 36-volt cordless rotary hammer features Hilti cordless power care technology that protects the battery, switch and motor, for increased durability. The TE 6-A36 sets the standard for impressive battery capacity with less weight.
Thanks to a redesigned hammering mechanism, the TE 6-A36 provides superior drilling performance up to 5/8-inch in diameter. Featuring an ergonomic grip design and best-in-class performance-to-weight ratio, this hammer drill takes long periods of repetitive drilling in concrete and masonry in stride and drills far more holes per battery charge than other cordless rotary hammers.
Featuring Active Vibration Reduction (AVR), vibration is kept to a minimum, making drilling less tiring over long periods of time. The TE 6-A36-AVR can also be fitted with the TE DRS-6-A Dust Removal System. Equipped with its own motor for maximum system energy efficiency, this unique, self-contained attachment allows virtually dustless drilling in sensitive environments.
When the drill bit is matched to the power tool, holes can be drilled much faster. The new Hilti TE-CX hammer drill bit generation features an innovative helix design and special solid carbide head, optimized for each diameter range, achieving unbeaten drilling performance with the TE 6-A36-AVR.
The TE 6-A36-AVR batteries and chargers are also covered by Hilti’s lifetime service, a unique service agreement that includes two years of no-cost coverage. With Hilti tool fleet management, the tools and batteries are covered for three years, including wear and tear.
Fast ground thawing
Serious Thermal Products has introduced the new Complete Heat System for use with its Serious Toaster ground-thawing machines. The system features a heavy-duty cabinet that houses everything needed to run up to five Toasters at one time, simplifying any application requiring more than one ground-thawing unit.
Rather than having to supply propane and electricity separately to each Toaster ground-thawing unit, the Complete Heat System maximizes convenience by supplying everything in one package. It includes storage to contain a 250-gallon propane tank (or “pig”), all necessary hoses to connect propane to five Toasters, a generator with extended gas tank, all electrical cords, and propane-tank heaters to keep the propane vaporizable in extreme cold weather conditions. Beyond the added convenience, the system also includes lockable cabinet doors to help prevent vandalism and tampering.
The Complete Heat System is skid mounted and includes an integrated lifting eye for portability. Depending on end-user preference, it can be either welded or bolted down to the bed of a trailer and easily towed from one jobsite to the next.
Serious Toaster ground-thawing machines use a patented infrared technology to thaw frozen ground more than three times faster than similar products on the market. Each Toaster thaws up to 1.6 inches deep per hour in a two-foot by 10-foot area. They are ideal for work on underground installations, utility maintenance or any other winter application that requires excavation.
Full rental software suite
Systematic Rental Management (SRM) from Texada Software is a full-function package that effectively manages all rental operations from counter to customer with full web integration, complete financials and back-office and full fleet management from purchasing through maintenance to disposal. Streamlined workflow and improved efficiencies translate directly into benefits that positively impact your bottom line. Nothing risks revenue like making customers wait at the counter or on the jobsite. SRM offers reliable system performance and quicker contract generation, with fewer keystrokes, greater accuracy and less wait time.