New Products

In late summer 2012, Carstensen Contracting Inc., Pipestone, MN, learned of an opportunity to bid on a water pipe-laying project in Oklahoma. Prior to bidding the project, Carstensen Contracting searched for a screener crusher bucket that would work in the rocky terrain and allow them to reuse the material on site, thus allowing them to underbid other contractors who would have had to haul in bedding material.

PipePatch restores structural integrity to damaged pipes and exceeds Specification ASTM F1216 for cured-in-place pipe (CIPP). Although cure times vary due to host pipe material and temperatures, typical cure times are achieved in one to three hours.

Buried pipe installers, rehab contractors and owners now have a WRc Approved option for laser ovality measurement. WinCan LaserScan software, distributed in North and South America exclusively through Pipeline Analytics, is now WRc Approved per PT/342/0713.

JetScan, the quick, easy way for a sewer cleaning crew to see inside buried pipe, now features a new sled design that keeps footage smooth and upright, and which can be outfitted with extension rollers to handle larger-diameter lines.

Fecon introduces the new FMA8039 Hydraulic Powered Milling Attachment rated at 260-550 hp, to process soil, stumps and roots up to 20 inches below grade. A massive weight of approximately 11,000 pounds (depending on options) keeps the attachment engaged as carbide tools cut through an 80-inch wide path of material.

Grindex’s launch of its updated range of drainage and sludge pumps include the Minex, Minette, Minor, Major, Master and Matador drainage pumps and the Salvador, Senior and Sandy sludge pumps. The units deliver improved pumping performance, while the need for maintenance and spare parts has been reduced.

For fast open-cut excavation, contractors can rely on the new Eagle 7500 Wheel Trencher manufactured by Trenchers and Equipment Inc. Ideal for high production trenching in most soil conditions, the Eagle 7500 is an efficient and well balanced, heavy duty machine.

Drilling and completion crews can now handle the biggest rig mat cleaning jobs in hours instead of days, thanks to the new DURA-BASE T-REX Mat Cleaning System. The T-REX compliments Newpark Mat and Integrated Services’ DURA-BASE Advanced-Composite Mats and was developed to reduce the time needed to clean rig matting and speed the site-to-site redeployment of equipment and completion operations.

PFERD has developed a line of innovative new PLAST Cut TC Burs specially designed for working on less hard glass and carbon fiber reinforced duroplastics. Two cylindrical-shaped versions are available: PLAST Cut TC burs with Special End Cut, for use with CNC machines and robots, and PLAST Cut TC Burs with a Center Drill for manual use.

The Sault Locks, in Sault Ste. Marie, MI, provide passage for an average of 10,000 ships each year, only shutting down during the winter months due to weather conditions. To help break up the ice that builds up on and in the locks, a set of air compressors are used to bubble up the water to break the ice. However, the existing air compressors needed to be upgraded.

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