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New & Improved

CED Magazine, February 2009

Article Date: 02-01-2009
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New Demolition Tools Boast Powerful Performance

Allied Construction Products and Brunner & Lay partner to produce new tools.

Allied Construction Products and Brunner & Lay have entered into an agreement to produce a line of demolition tools called TotalBreakerBits. Brunner & Lay will manufacture the demolition tools, while Allied will be the exclusive distributor throughout North America. 

TotalBreakerBits will represent a complete range of replacement demolition tool types including conicals, pyramids, chisels, blunts and driving tools for a wide variety of hydraulic hammers. Brunner & Lay’s demolition tools use the latest machinery and technology to ensure the finished products comply with the highest industry standards. 

“We are extremely pleased to join forces with a well known American-based company like Brunner & Lay,” said Allied President and CEO Robert Scalabrini. He described the company’s demolition tool technology as “state-of-the-art and very competitive from a price/performance perspective.”

Allied Construction Products offers a complete line of excavator/backhoe, skid-steer and mini-excavator mounted attachments, stationary breaking and material handling systems and trenchless underground piercing tools. 

Brunner & Lay President F. Michael Brunner said they are excited to enter the agreement with Allied. “Allied has a great reputation and we are proud to provide the TotalBreakerBits for their distribution channels.” 

For the past 125 years, Brunner & Lay has manufactured pneumatic and hydraulic tool accessories for the construction, mining and demolition industries. 

For more information, call 1-800-321-1046 or visit

Deere Upgrades 710J Backhoe

John Deere has added a new PowerTech E 6068 Tier 3 engine to its 710J backhoe, improving both emissions compliance and power. The new PowerTech engine will come standard on 710J backhoes and offers increased horsepower as well as the same heavy-duty six-cylinder torque as on previous Tier 2 710J backhoes. The new Tier 3 model also features a high pressure common rail fuel system that provides higher injection pressures, variable timing and precise control of fuel injection, creating a highly efficient combustion. Servicing the backhoe has been made easier, too, with all access on one side at ground level. 

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Compressors Designed for Drilling Contractors

Atlas Copco’s new DrillAir range of compressors provide the highest air volume at the highest air pressure available, providing drilling contractors with the ability to drill deeper at faster penetration rates, according to the company. The new redesigned DrillAir screw element ensures a 4 percent reduction in energy consumption compared to the previous design, a reduced risk of leakages, and a 15 percent lower thrust load. The new gear box configuration reduces forces on the bearing to provide increased working range of the element and energy savings. DrillAir is available as skid-mount, support-mount, tandem or wagon-wheel versions. Four models are available, and each features a Caterpillar C18 Acert T3 diesel engine with a rating of 575-hp. DrillAir compressors also feature an emergency shutdown switch and engine oil filter for optimized engine life and to ensure efficient engine combustion and power output.

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New Drill Rig for Construction Market

Boart Longyear has released the new DeltaBase (DB) 95 drill rig for the foundation construction market. Featuring a compact footprint, powerful drive and flexible mast design, the DB95 is targeted at tieback and soil nail drilling applications and offers contractors an excellent level of versatility for difficult site conditions, according to the company. The DB95 features the patent-pending MasterLink mast articulation design. The technology enables fast on-hole setup for foundation construction drillers by maintaining precise and consistent drilling angles as the mast articulates. Operators can easily adjust the height of the mast as necessary while locking in the drill-mast inclination as they proceed.

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Bio-Harvester is a Multitasker

Fecon introduces the Bio-Harvester, a machine that simultaneously fells, chips and collects small diameter woody biomass. The Bio-Harvester is ideal for pre-commercial and commercial thinning applications, nonmerchantable timber and brush, according to the company. The Bio-Harvester helps provide a nonagricultural renewable biomass energy supply that enhances forest management practices. The Bio-Harvester can be mounted to the Fecon FTX440, a 440-hp, forestry-guarded crawler tractor, or to a large, high-horsepower PTO tractor. The FTX440 is also capable of towing and powering an agricultural dump wagon to collect material. Material is chipped using Fecon Bull Hog chipper knives or carbide tools, then augured to a material processing fan and blown into a collection unit – it can discharge from the rear or the side, so operators can use a variety of collection units.

For more information, call 800-528-3113 or visit

Volvo Introduces Milling Machines

Volvo Construction Equipment has developed a new class of milling machines for the road development industry with the introduction of the Volvo MT2000 and Volvo MW500. The MT2000 is a four-track, front-load, half-lane milling machine powered by a 610-hp Tier 3 Cummins engine. The machine offers three distinct engine and drum cutting speeds selectable from the operator’s panel, which Volvo says is an industry first. The new Volvo MT2000 is a four-track, front-load, half-lane milling machine powered by a 610-hp Tier 3 Cummins engine. This machine can run both 78.74-inch- and 86.02-inch-wide drums.

The MW500 milling machine is a four-wheel, rear-loading utility-class milling machine that offers a standard cutting width of 19.69 inches. Because of its compact size and maneuverability, ideal applications include patching, joints, trenching and close cutting around street and roadway obstructions, according to the company. The Volvo MW500 offers all-wheel-drive for optimal traction and features antislip control (ASC) as standard. The new machines are expected to be available to the North American market in the second quarter of 2009.

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Doosan’s Mobile Generators are Cleaner, Quieter

Doosan Infracore Portable Power has upgraded several models in its mobile generator portfolio to meet the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) current standards for mobile, off-highway, diesel-powered equipment. The portfolio now includes a total of 10 models ranging from 25 kVA to 570 kVA, all of which comply with current EPA emissions regulations in North America. The new high-performance generators are suited for use in construction, rental and specialty applications and include:

  • A rugged enclosure built from heavy-gauge steel and finished with a 13-stage powder-coat process to provide the ultimate in corrosion protection while ensuring quiet operation with noise levels as low as 66 dB(A)
  • AREP (Auxiliary Regulation Excitation Principle) excitation that gives the generators best-in-class, motor-starting capability, allowing users to start bigger motors with smaller generators
  • Operator-preferred analog control panel, common across all models to simplify control and monitoring of the generator – also features remote start/stop capability standard
  • An innovative protection feature standard on G25 through G185 models that prevents operators from switching voltage during operation, a common cause of downtime and expensive component failure
  • 24-hour onboard fuel capacity, plus an environmental containment system that can contain and prevent spillage of 110 percent of all fuel, oil and coolant volume
  • Heavy-duty skid bases and the toughest-running gear components for safe and trouble-free towing, on or off road
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