Compact grinder

The Model 1680 Sharptooth Beast Recycler is designed for land clearing operations, municipalities, and tree services that need to dispose of brush, limbs, and tree wastes onsite. Weighing less than 20,000 lbs., it rides on two 10,000-lb. Torflex axles for easy transport. Other features include a 52-in.-wide by 24-ft.-high infeed opening, 26 cutterbodies with teeth, engine options up to 275 hp, and an optional 36-inch hydraulic folding infeed pan. Bandit Industries Inc. CONEXPO–CON/AGG Booth C-7355.

Hydraulic mechanics trucks

IMT Dominator mechanics trucks are now available with hydraulic cranes and air compressors on Dodge Ram 3500, 4500, and 5500, and Sterling Bullet chassis. Before, only electric cranes were available on these chassis, which are only good for light lifting needs and intermittent duty cycles. Now users can lift more than 6000 lbs. multiple times a day. Iowa Mold Tooling Co. CONEXPO–CON/AGG Booths N-2141, S-8007, S-813.

Slide rail system

The modular GME/E&S Slide Rail System is ideal for tightly confined jobsites that are close to buildings or highways, have difficult-to-achieve compaction specifications, or require that ground subsidence be kept to a minimum. The rails and panels are put in place as excavation proceeds for fast installations, reduced soil subsidence, and minimal site restoration expense. It can be used in pit configuration, or as a linear, clear-span system for conventional pipe-laying in difficult conditions. Griswold Machine & Engineering Inc. CONEXPO–CON/AGGBooth S-9727.

Rugged total station

The Classic Set X combines advanced technology with traditional surveying capabilities. The Windows CE-based station withstands harsh environments on demanding jobsites. The 1-, 2-, 3-, and 5-second models feature absolute encoders with independent angle calibration. Two rechargeable lithium-ion batteries provide 28 hours of operation. Sokkia Corp. CONEXPO–CON/AGG Booth S-11207.

Portable compressors

Mobilair M15 and M17 compressors produce 50 to 60 scfm at 100 psig, with variable pressures from 70 to 190 psig available. Vibration-isolator pads absorb shock from the engine and air end for quiet operation. Other attributes include an impact-resistant polymer shell, electric starter, and air-cooled oil cooler. Kaeser Compressors.–CON/AG G Booth S-9429.

Intelligent excavator

The SK260LC Acera Mark 8 hydraulic excavator features advanced, intelligent controls for precise, fine grading and leveling. Powered by a Tier-3-certified, 181-hp engine, it has an operating weight of 57,300 lbs., digs to 23 ft., and has a maximum reach of 33 ft. 3 in. at ground line. Four power modes provide a balance of power and hydraulic flow, adjustable to meet specific work requirements. Kobelco Construction Machinery America Co. Ltd. CONEXPO–CON/AGG Booth G-120.

Rock-digging bucket

The Hi-Cap Multi-Ripper bucket now comes in a 120-metric-ton version for use on large excavators (such as Hitachi's EX1200 or Komatsu's PC1250). No extra hydraulics are needed; rather, the attachment's power comes from the curl function, boom force, and crowd force. Staggered ripper teeth fracture the substrate; because no two teeth are in alignment, maximum breakout force is applied to each tooth sequentially. Leading Edge Attachments Inc. CONEXPO–CON/AGG Booth N-1100.