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New & Improved

CED Magazine, January 2009

Article Date: 01-01-2009
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Terex Launches Dedicated Compact Equipment Line

The line, dedicated for the U.S. market, features more than 45 products.
Terex Construction introduces a dedicated compact equipment line, distributed throughout North America. The line includes both Terex-branded compact track loaders, featuring the ASV patented Posi-Track undercarriage technology, and a broad portfolio of offerings from Terex, including compact excavators, compact wheel loaders, site dumpers, tractor loader backhoes, light towers, telehandlers, power buggies, and tandem asphalt rollers.
As of Jan. 1, 2009, all ASV products will be branded Terex and join the North American Terex compact equipment line.
With more than 45 unique product models, the Terex compact equipment line offers one of the widest ranges of compact equipment available from a single manufacturer, according to the company. In addition, Terex parts and service and Terex Financial Services are available to customers who purchase Terex equipment. Terex Financial Services offers a wide range of effective finance and leasing solutions, structured to complement customers’ cash flow and budgets. The Terex Financial Services team assists in all areas of asset management, from the analysis of future equipment values through the disposal of used equipment.
From selecting the right machine for the application to determining the total cost of ownership, Terex compact equipment dealers will focus on helping contractors maximize their investment.
“We are committed to giving compact equipment owners more equipment choices, better product features and greater reliability, as well as the best service before and after the purchase,” said Del Carver, area director, Terex North America Compact Equipment.
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New Software Package for Dealers

Lawson Software introduces Lawson for Equipment Service Management & Rental, a package of flexible business applications designed to help equipment dealers improve customer service and profitability throughout the life cycle of every piece of equipment rented or sold. The package supports integration across a dealer’s global supply chains and links back to equipment manufacturers. The package also helps improve integration across the dealer’s internal sales, finance, service, warranty and rental departments. In addition, the software also assists in planning and scheduling future service requirements, based on the maintenance programs of their customers’ equipment currently in the field to help better predict future parts and labor demands. One of the major advantages dealers using this package can gain is the ability to provide faster equipment service by ensuring that the right parts, tools and service technicians are available. Plus, dealers can increase billable hours and reduce overtime by improved field tech scheduling.
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EDA Introduces Rainmaker Upgrade

EDA, the country’s leading provider of UCC-1 data, has introduced an upgrade to its Rainmaker application called Catapult. This new, customizable online interface allows users to access and monitor actual equipment-based data and create reports around the clock – automatically. In an economy that demands businesses to allocate marketing dollars more wisely than ever, EDA has designed Catapult to function like a hardworking marketing analyst that never sleeps. Its upgrades allow equipment company sales, marketing, service, engineering and finance departments to work more
efficiently, retain more customers and gain new prospects before the competition does. Catapult
has a Google Earth mapping feature that allows users to map the location of their sales prospects and get point-to-point directions right on their handheld devices. The EventWatch module allows users to upload lists from tradeshows and automatically alerts users when those contacts purchase equipment.
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Rebuild Service Extends Equipment Life

Akron Hydraulic announces a cost-effective new service that helps extend equipment life by restoring – not replacing – hydraulic directional control valves. These valves, found on nearly every piece of heavy equipment, direct hydraulic pressure to where the operator needs it most to complete the job. Akron Hydraulic restores control valves to a like-new OEM performance in about three to four weeks and at a significant cost savings. The Akron Hydraulic rebuild option is especially beneficial when valves are too costly to replace, the lead time from the factory is too long, or the valve is out of production. This process can be beneficial on many types of valves, including closed-centered, opencentered, monoblock, stackable and sectional valves. The valves can have anywhere from one to 10 sections or spools. Akron Hydraulic stands behind all repairs with a 12-month, 1,500-hour warranty on parts and labor.
For more information, call 888-874-6694

New Heavy-Duty Snow Blades Adjust with Touch of a Finger

Bobcat’s new line of heavy-duty snow blades offers snow-removal operators a long-lasting tool that helps increase productivity. Blade oscillation, a trip edge and a box-style mainframe are the primary features of these attachments. Bobcat heavy-duty snow blades are available in 86-, 96- and 108-inch models. A double-action cylinder angles the blade 30 degrees to the left or right. Angling the blade is controlled from the cab by a fingertip control, which allows the operator to adjust the blade without removing hands from the loader steering levers. The blade oscillates five degrees to keep in contact with the surface, omitting the need for multiple passes to clear snow. The torsion spring trip edge prevents damage to snow blade components. The new blades are approved for use on Bobcat S130 to S330 skid-steer loaders, T140 to T320 compact track loaders, V417 VersaHandler telescopic tool carrier, and two Bobcat exclusives – the A300 all-wheel
steer loader and Toolcat utility work machines.
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New Generators Offer Accurate and Stable Power 

Atlas Copco has introduced two new generators – QAS 20 and QAS 45. Both generators provide users with the versatility to power a wide range of applications by providing accurate and stable power regardless of weather conditions. The QAS 20 and QAS 45 both feature an Interim Tier 4 system, a high-capacity fuel tank, a rugged Zincor steel enclosure that is made to withstand extreme weather conditions, large doors and service plates for easy access and a 110 percent containment area for fluid spills. The generators have a 500-hour service interval. A comprehensive instrument panel enables all key operating functions to be supervised without opening the canopy. Protected by a tough transparent cover, the single panel provides easy start-up and control of the generator. The panel also provides full-system monitoring to ease operation. Increased transport efficiency is provided through
compact, safe and sturdy design. The generators are
designed and built to last, ensuring a good resale value.
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