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APWA product round-up

APWA product round-up

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Manhole lift system

The magnetic manhole lift system models feature a foot pedal instead of a hand-operated lever to lock the magnet onto the manhole cover. The system is available in three magnet sizes. The heavy-duty magnet holds up to 300 pounds, the supreme-duty magnet holds up to 600 pounds, and the mega-duty magnet holds up to 800 pounds. U.S. Saws. APWA Booth 228. www.ussaws.net.

Facility planning assistance

The assistPRO program helps public officials and fleet managers plan vehicle maintenance facilities through training courses and a Web portal. The training course—which is eligible for continuing education credits—includes information about lift regulations and design considerations. The program considers vehicle turning radius and traffic flow of new or redesigned facilities to create an ideal custom layout, which is available as a PDF document, color print, or CAD drawing. Rotary Lift Inc. APWA Booth 2928. www.rotarylift.com.

Percussion bucket

The PicBucket percussion bucket 2000 series is ideal for excavation work, trenching, and demolitions. Powered by a hydraulic hammer, the buckets work in frozen ground and also can demolish concrete and asphalt. They are available in 12- or 24-inch versions. The 400-pound hydraulic cell power generates a percussion frequency of 1350 bpm. This attachment can be used with most small and medium-sized carriers. Powertech Canada Inc. APWA Booth 943. www.powertechci.com.

Maintenance management software

The Quartermaster Module is an inventory control program ideal for fleet managers. The software allows users to create, track, and award bids; order and receive from winning bids; allocate items; and create specialized reports of order history and other information. CollectiveData Inc. APWA Booth 2721. www.collectivedata.com.

Construction management software

Appia electronically organizes important project information and manages the status of project phases, estimates costs, and manages bid letting. Construction management also can be managed via the Web, allowing access to information on and off construction sites. Info Tech Inc. APWA booth 1519. www.infotechfl.com.

Street and sidewalk sweeper

The 636 Hi-Speed Green Machine is ideal for sweeping streets, sidewalks, parking lots, curbs, and garages. The four-wheel drive vacuum sweeper is equipped with a four-cylinder Kubota diesel engine that allows it to travel at 25 mph. It has a turning radius of 21 feet, and a 47- to 71-inch sweeping path. The machine features a 1.33-cu.-yd. hopper for debris, such as bottles and small rocks. The Cloudmaker fine-mist sprayer minimizes dust. Applied Sweepers Inc. APWA Booth 1136. www.appliedsweepers.com.

Mobile data terminals

These vehicle terminals can be custom designed and are ideal for a variety of uses, including automatic vehicle location, data logging, dispatching and job management, and vehicle system monitoring and display. A variety of standard models are available, and they can be altered to fit the user's needs. Data terminals are available with lighted keypads, grayscale or color liquid crystal displays, and can be holster- or panel-mounted. QSI Corp. APWA Booth 307. www.qsivehicle.com.