New Products

Jeff Griffin, Senior Editor

Inrock has introduced a sophisticated new directional drilling guidance tool component that accurately measures bit inclination and notifies guidance engineers of any deviation or deflection in a horizontal directional drilling (HDD) drill path.

Jeff Griffin, Senior Editor

A practical and cost-efficient method to accurately locate buried plastic pipe has been developed by 3M, addressing the inability of conventional locating equipment to detect HDPE, MDPE and PVC pipe and conduit that does not contain tracer wire.

Vermeer now offers two new products in its pipeline portfolio with the new DECKHAND pipe handling systems.

Attaching to the back of a DigiSewer III side-scan camera, the new DSL7 accessory casts a ring of laser dots onto the inner wall of a pipe.

Tiger Paw abrasive flap discs are designed for aggressive performance on tough edge grinding applications.

StifPipe (patent-pending) honeycomb technology by QuakeWrap is ideal for repair of deteriorated pipes, culverts and tunnels.

Offering stability with a 90-ton lifting capacity, the PL4809D features Volvo patented 360 degree swing capability for handling large, heavy pipes with ease. The PL4809D’s excavator-based design also allows the machine to be converted into a high-performance excavator, simply by swapping the pipelayer boom for the excavator boom included in the optional digging kit. Hydraulics are optimized for both pipelayer and excavator applications as standard. Service and maintenance have never been easier with more than 80 percent of parts in common with other Volvo excavators.

Kobelco Construction Machinery USA currently offers four mini-excavators in the 3,000 to 12,000 pound classes.

The Cat D9T Dozer features a Cat C18 ACERT engine, which meets Tier 4 Final/Stage IV emissions standards, and delivers 436 net hp at 1,800 rpm.

With a Yeti automated HDPE pipe stringing trailer, the driver of the pipe truck can string pipe end-to-end without ever leaving the cab and without any outside help.

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