March 1, 2008
Soft-Pak, San Diego, offers a software program for managing waste hauling operations. Using the system, managers can track dispatching, routing, billing and collection services. The system also can be used with on-board computers, allowing operators to transmit information instantly to drivers, the company says. The company also offers Web-Pak, a Web-based service that allows residents to order and pay for services online.
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TruckWeight, Halifax, Nova Scotia, offers Smart Scale, an onboard scale for trucks, tractors and trailers with air suspensions. The scale features an anodized aluminum housing that can be mounted anywhere on a vehicle without a bracket. The unit incorporates the company's Smart Sensor technology, which measures temperatures and pressure changes in an air suspension. The information is transmitted to a handheld receiver using wireless technology with a range of up to 500 ft. The receiver provides an axle weight and gross vehicle weight within 150 lbs., the company says. The scale does not require wires for hook up.
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The Ground Hog 2500 from Ashland Industries, Ashland, Wis., is designed for use with compact track loaders and skid steers with steel tracks. The scraper is mounted on a universal quick attach plate that is found on its power unit. The plate is attached to a rear-pivoting axle, allowing the scraper to float separately from the power unit, which is used for traction and hydraulics. The scraper's oscillating front beam and large caster handle a large portion of weight to reduce stress to the loader arms, the company says. The oscillating beam features 38 degrees of rotation for uniform cutting when used on uneven ground. According to the company, low-flow auxiliary hydraulics control scraper functions, eliminating the need for boom controls. A safety chain prevents operators from accidentally lifting loader arms. The scraper has a 2.5-cu.-yd. capacity when used with compact power units.
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Rotary Lift, Madison, Ind., has introduced the SL210-MP8 Moveable Pad SmartLift, an inground lift that features a 2 3/8-in. profile for maintaining low-profile vehicles. With a 8,000-lb lifting capacity and a 73 3/8-in. rise, the lift is designed for quick service operations, tire and brake work, and routine maintenance. It uses four pads that can slide under a vehicle's recommended pick-up points. Operators can work in a 36 ¾-in. unobstructed area between supports. The lift is available with a multi-position spotting dish. According to the company, the lift's cylinders and hydraulic hoses can be serviced without removing it from the ground.
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Eriez, Erie, Pa., offers the E-Z- Tec 9100 for the plastics, rubber and recycling industries. The unit can accommodate free fall or gravity fed applications and is designed to detect and reject small ferrous, non-ferrous and stainless steel metals. Using a balanced coil technology, the unit is intended for areas with limited vertical space.
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The TD-40E EXTRA crawler dozer is powered by a 515-horsepower (hp.) Cummins QSK19 Tier 3 engine. With a 136,50-lb. operating weight, the dozer features a cooling module with a two-speed fan with 50-in. diameter blades. It is available with a three-speed transmission and two-speed steering with “Hi” and “Lo” options. The dozer has an electro-hydraulic motion control system, which controls the unit by moving a joystick or pressing a button on the joystick. The six-sided cab includes an air recirculation system and a sound suppression system.
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Scale transaction system
Advanced Weighing Systems
Advanced Weighing Systems, Chippewa Falls, Wis., offers the Signature Capture Module for storing electronic signatures in a database with each scale transaction. According to the company, the signature can be quickly recalled and reprinted, eliminating manual searches for signatures.
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