ADA-compliant traffic barrier
The model 400ML traffic barrier is a portable unit that plays a user-recorded, 20-second message to alert visually impaired pedestrians to work-zone hazards when a sidewalk is closed or rerouted. To program, the user removes the bottom of the barrier to expose the microphone, presses the record button, and speaks into it. A motion detector picks up pedestrians from 15 feet away. Empco-Lite. www.empco-lite.com.Root removal tripod
This tripod enables one person to load the company's FDU 100 foam dispersal unit to remove roots from pipe. Using the system, crews can treat a 400-foot mainline in 30 minutes or less. The tripod is lightweight, sturdy, and easy to use, holding the FDU while the user fills it with the chemical, which kills roots on contact and prevents regrowth. The substance is non-caustic, non-fumigating, non-systemic, and registered for use in all 50 states. RootX. www.rootx.com.Grade-control antenna
The MS990 smart antenna, for use with the company's GCS900 3-D grade control systems, gives users a rugged, reliable positioning sensor. It can track next-generation global positioning system L2C and L5 signals, as well as Global Navigation Satellite System signals; this lets operators work in rough environments at longer ranges with faster initialization times for increased productivity. Using the system, operators can reduce rework, improve material yields, and reduce operating costs. Trimble Navigation Ltd. www.trimble.com.Durable mulcher
The 4600XL Track Wood Hog is an 82,000-pound unit that offers durability and high horsepower in a smaller, transportable machine. The hammermill is 14% larger than the previous model, increasing the tip swing to 36 inches. With power options up to 860 hp, it offers enough power to handle tough jobs, including land clearing and storm debris cleanup. Other features include a Caterpillar 325L undercarriage, flat-folding infeed extension, and drive line protection against contaminants. Morbark Inc. www.morbark.com.Powerful skidsteers
The 400 series skidsteers feature heavy-duty construction, improved performance, and more operator comfort than previous models. The larger displacement, high-torque engines provide smooth, powerful operation. Low-effort servo-hydrostatic controls reduce fatigue, and visibility to the bucket also has been improved. The machines are available in five radial and three vertical-lift models. Case. www.casece.com.Rugged scarifier
The KR-10 scarifier is a hard-working, precise machine for roughing or removing concrete surfaces. It also works on asphalt and aggregate, removing trip hazards, traffic lines, or other applications. Powered by a 9-hp engine, it has a 10-inch cutting width and can cover up to 600 sq. feet per hour. In addition, the unit comes with a Pulse-Bac industrial vacuum for dust removal. Kut-Rite Mfg. Co. www.kutritemfg.com.