Get Custom Virtual Training the Way You Need It!   Learn More

UFP Magazine

Kate Wade has not set their biography yet

Kate Wade

Terex Utilities Names First 9 Utilities to Order New All-Electric Bucket Truck

Terex-Bucket-Truck

Terex Utilities recently introduced the industry’s first all-electric bucket truck at the Electric Utility Fleet Managers Conference in Williamsburg, Virginia. In addition, the company has also announced the first nine customers who will receive these new Terex Optima 55-foot aerial devices, powered by the HyPower SmartPTO by Viatec and mounted on an International Class 6/7 medium-duty electric chassis.

“Xcel Energy, which provides power to millions of homes and businesses across eight Western and Midwestern states, will take delivery of the first unit later this month,” said Joe Caywood, director of marketing and product management.

Nine utilities of all sizes, representing investor-owned and municipal utilities from across the U.S. and Canada, made early commitments with orders prior to EUFMC. The first 10 units will be delivered in 2022. The other utilities receiving units are Oncor Electric Co.; Central Hudson Gas & Electric; CenterPoint Energy; PNM Resources; Los Angeles Department of Water and Power; Con Edison; San Diego Gas & Electric; and SaskPower. www.terex.com/utilities/en/products/terex-green-solutions/terex-ev

Continue reading
  262 Hits
  0 Comments
Kate Wade

DECKED CargoGlide Extends Truck-Bed Utility

CargoGlide-Platform

DECKED has revealed CargoGlide, a heavy-duty sliding bed platform that makes loading, unloading, organizing and accessing gear for work and play more efficient. CargoGlide allows owners to store and easily retrieve heavy and bulky items like welders, compressors, heavy-duty tools, spare tires, rescue gear, boxes and more without crawling into the back of the truck.

With the pull of a lever, CargoGlide rolls forward out of the truck bed from its locked position. Extending past the end of the bed by as much as 100%, CargoGlide puts gear that would be otherwise out of reach at chest level.

More than a standalone storage solution, the CargoGlide sliding tray is designed to complement the DECKED Drawer System. Bolting CargoGlide atop the DECKED Drawer System is the ultimate solution in truck-bed utility. Owners can store heavy equipment on the CargoGlide. Beneath it, they can secure tools and smaller gear inside the Drawer System’s two full-length drawers.

DECKED CargoGlide comes in 1,000-, 1,500- and 2,200-pound payload options, with either 75% or 100% extension of the tray available. The 1,000-pound, 75% extension option is compatible with the DECKED Drawer System, enabling a truly multifaceted approach to organizing and accessing gear. https://decked.com/products/cargoglide

Continue reading
  202 Hits
  0 Comments
Kate Wade

DICA Expands Ground Protection Mats

DICA-Mats

DICA has announced the expansion of its ground protection products and the addition of new access mats. Light-duty LibertyMats join the current ground protection mat product line. Additionally, a new access mat product line provides solutions for temporary roadways and includes the heavy-duty TuffTrak XL, a combination ground protection/access mat, and the TuffTrak XT, an overlapping and interlocking access mat that is designed to support mobile or crawler equipment.

LibertyMats have built-in handholds and a chevron traction surface ideal for lighter-duty equipment and pedestrian use. This cost-effective ground protection option is an excellent solution for applications like walkways, work platforms and storage areas.

TuffTrak XL is a multipurpose, heavy-duty ground protection and access mat designed for extra-wide applications and is capable of supporting mobile equipment on wheels or crawlers. The mats are 13 feet 6 inches wide, nearly 7 feet long and can be installed with 4-foot tines. This durable mat has a load-bearing capacity of 150 tons.

TuffTrak XT overlapping and interlocking access mats are the lightest, most durable access mats on the market. They are designed to remain rigid and do not conform to the subsurface. The internal closed-cell foam design prevents water penetration and helps make the mats buoyant, which is perfect for wetlands, marshlands, peat bogs and river deltas. https://dicausa.com

Continue reading
  309 Hits
  0 Comments
Kate Wade

Miller CabEn Climate Solutions for Work Trucks

Miller-Climate-Solutions

Miller Electric Mfg. LLC has announced the release of new CabEn Climate Solutions for truck cab heating and cooling. The only fully integrated cab heating and cooling systems on the market, CabEn Climate Solutions provide all-day relief from the outside environment while the truck is turned off.

Miller partnered with recognized industry leaders Bergstrom Inc. and Eberspacher to design, engineer and manufacture the systems with legendary Miller dependability. When the systems are paired with an EnPak power system, fleets and truck operators have the ultimate solution to eliminate truck engine idling.

Three new CabEn Climate Solutions are available. For work trucks that operate in both cold and hot environments, CabEn Climate Pak is a fully integrated heating and cooling solution.

For work trucks that primarily operate in cold environments, CabEn Heat warms the cab using a heater that’s powered by the truck’s diesel fuel supply. The truck’s engine never needs to run to keep technicians warm.

For work trucks that primarily operate in hot environments, the truck’s EnPak power system provides the power that CabEn Cool needs to maintain the cab at a comfortable temperature all day without the limitations of battery-operated cooling systems.

CabEn Climate Solutions utilize many existing truck HVAC components and controls, so the truck doesn’t require major modifications or additional components that take up room. www.millerwelds.com

Continue reading
  329 Hits
  0 Comments
Kate Wade

NTEA Truck Equipment Handbook

NTEA-Handbook

NTEA – The Association for the Work Truck Industry has released the 15th edition of its Truck Equipment Handbook, the work truck industry’s most comprehensive pocket guide for commercial vehicle components and equipment. The new version includes updates to U.S. and Canadian regulations along with an expanded set of industry definitions. This edition also covers the vehicle certification process and regulatory standards applicable in Canada.

The new handbook is available for $15 to NTEA members and $29 to nonmembers. www.ntea.com/handbook

Continue reading
  424 Hits
  0 Comments
Kate Wade

Speed Spots Portable Speed Bump System

Speed-Spots

Speed Spots is a portable speed bump system developed to quickly and easily reduce traffic speeds in utility work zones, construction zones and more. The lightweight, easy-to-handle Speed Spots, made from recycled rubber, are intended to be placed in a staggered pattern across lanes to reduce traffic speeds. They are sold in packs of eight, and the company recommends six to eight Speed Spots per lane. Each Speed Spot weighs 6 pounds. Their built-in handle makes it easy for anyone to carry four at a time. www.speedspots.net

Continue reading
  356 Hits
  0 Comments
Kate Wade

Dejana Van Shelving System

Dejana-Shelving-System

Dejana Truck & Utility Equipment announced the launch of their brand new DuraRac R-Series Interior Van Shelving System at Work Truck Week 2022. The R-Series is the second product line in the DuraRac van shelving family and features a heavy-duty aluminum extrusion frame with a contoured design to give it exceptional strength and rigidity. Units are designed with a hardwood base with an anti-skid surface and nickel-plated steel brackets for a stronger installation and quieter ride. The all-new system will be available as the DuraRac R100 Series for compact vans and the DuraRac R200 Series for full-size vans.

The DuraRac Interior Shelving System features an all-aluminum design that is lighter and stronger than traditional racks and bins packages. Its corrosion-resistant, lightweight design lends itself to higher load capacity and longer product life. Laminated half-inch hardwood shelf bases assist in its structural integrity while keeping your tools and equipment in place while in transit. One-hundred percent configurable, the R-Series van shelving systems are the all-aluminum work truck to toolbox solution. https://dejana.com

Continue reading
  562 Hits
  0 Comments
Kate Wade

Cummins Propane Autogas Engine

Cummins-Engine

Medium-duty fleet owners looking to invest in an alternative energy source that provides clean, affordable, reliable benefits have new technology to turn to with the Cummins B6.7 Propane. The 6.7-liter displacement engine will be built on Cummins’ recently announced fuel-agnostic B-series platform and powered with propane autogas. Backed by data and support from the Propane Education & Research Council, the new engine offers fleets a path to decarbonization without compromising on performance or range.

The new engine will provide fleet owners with diesel-like performance and durability, uptime and low total cost of ownership, with expected power ratings between 280-360 horsepower and 600-860 pound-feet of torque.

The B6.7 Propane is suited for several applications, including medium-duty truck, vocational, school bus and terminal tractor markets, making it a low-emissions solution designed to meet or exceed EPA and CARB regulations in 2024 and beyond. https://propane.com/fleet-vehicles

Continue reading
  521 Hits
  0 Comments
Kate Wade

Bigfoot Guardian Outrigger Pads

Bigfoot-Guardian-Pad

Bigfoot’s Guardian Pads use embedded light strips that absorb energy during daylight, then glow brightly at night. Just 20 minutes of exposure to natural light will let the strips shine for eight to 10 hours in the dark, greatly reducing tripping hazards. Guardian Pads are made of the same strong, maintenance-free custom composite material that has earned Bigfoot its name and reputation in safety throughout the heavy equipment industry. Guardian Pads can be ordered in any of the same standard sizes and capacities as other Bigfoot composite pads and are guaranteed for life. Bigfoot also works with the user to customize pads to meet any specialized needs that the job site demands. www.outriggerpads.com

Continue reading
  651 Hits
  0 Comments
Kate Wade

Felling Air Tilt Product Line

Felling-Trailer

The Felling Trailers’ Air Tilt model has undergone design modifications to increase operator ease of use and safety.

One of the more notable updates is the fixed approach ramp, which has been extended in length from 14 inches to 22 inches. Extending the fixed approach ramp's length reduced the load angle by approximately 10 degrees, providing a better load angle with a more subtle breakover point. The new design also allows for the option of full-size oval recessed strobe lights.

The Air Tilt product line was first released to the trailer industry in early 2010. Initially, the model line consisted of the FT-40-2 TA and FT-50-3 TA. Over the past 10-plus years, the line has expanded to offer six models, with payload capacities ranging from 19,700 pounds to 50,000 pounds. The Air Tilt’s unique design utilizes air – powered from the tow vehicle – to tilt the trailer and optional ramps, eliminating the need for hydraulics. The air power from the tow vehicle fills two airbags (or an optional four airbags), which then raise the trailer smoothly. The airbags will then keep the deck in the tilted position to allow for loading/unloading of multiple pieces of equipment. Superior towing capability and balance were achieved by placing the axles farther back on the Air Tilt model than other tilt trailers on the market. www.felling.com

Continue reading
  803 Hits
  0 Comments
Kate Wade

CARB Chair to Present Green Truck Summit Keynote

Green-Truck-Keynote

Liane Randolph, chair of the California Air Resources Board (CARB), will deliver the keynote address at the Green Truck Summit, a full-day program focused on clean energy trends for commercial vehicles held as part of Work Truck Week 2022. John Davis, creator, host and executive producer of MotorWeek, will return as emcee. New this year is a full slate of short breakout sessions in the afternoon.

Work Truck Week, North America’s largest work truck event, runs March 8-11 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis. The Green Truck Summit is March 8 at the JW Marriott Indianapolis, adjacent to the convention center. Education sessions run March 8-10 and the exhibit hall is open March 9-11.

Green Truck Summit brings together government, educators, fleets and innovators to provide updates on the work truck industry’s path to zero emissions. Sessions offer operational insights for vocational truck fleet managers as well as perspectives on the evolution of commercial vehicles and advanced technology development. www.worktruckweek.com/greentrucksummit

Continue reading
  956 Hits
  0 Comments
Kate Wade

Tech Tips from Terex Utilities

Terex-Tech-Tips

Terex Utilities regularly distributes Tech Tips about troubleshooting, inspecting and maintaining aerial devices and digger derricks. In 2021, the Terex Utilities Services Department shared 26 new tips, making a total of 169 Tech Tips available on the company’s website. The 26 new tips were downloaded more than 1,000 times.

Each Tech Tip identifies what the service call is, the tools required and which Terex Utilities models it applies to. In many cases, photos are also provided.

The seven most downloaded Tech Tips of 2021 were #138 Troubleshooting TM Leveling with Generator Style Leveling; #148 A Popping or Cracking Noise that Appears to be Coming from the Mast or Pedestal Area; #89 Removal of Stuck/Frozen Outrigger Pins; #135 Setting HOP on General Digger Derrick; #151 Ways to Attach Non-Conductive Hoses to Pull Through a Boom; #157 Fitting Torque Chart; and #91 Planetary Slip Brake Rotation.

These and other technical support documents are available online at the Technical Support tab at www.terex.com/utilities, or users can sign up to receive email notifications at www.terex.com/utilities/en/links/preferences. www.terex.com/utilities

Continue reading
  885 Hits
  0 Comments
Kate Wade

Brigade Mobile Digital Recording Systems

Brigade-Bridge

Brigade’s Mobile Digital Recording (MDR) systems capture footage from up to eight vehicle-mounted cameras. The MDR range includes models with 4G-connectivity capabilities, allowing data to be accessed from the recorder without having to physically go to the vehicle. In order to take full advantage of the benefits of 4G connectivity, Brigade now provides Bridge, a fully managed service for 4G-enabled systems so that operators do not have to set up and maintain their own servers and manage SIMs and mobile data.

The benefits of having remote access to the MDR can include playback of historical footage and metadata from the MDR or server; vehicle tracking; live view of vehicle cameras and metadata; downloadable footage; geo-fencing; and optional email notifications of triggered alarms. https://brigade-electronics.com

Continue reading
  792 Hits
  0 Comments
Kate Wade

Hot Shot’s Secret Blue Diamond Engine Oil

Hot-Shots-Engine-Oil

Hot Shot’s Secret, a leading brand of high-performance additives and specialty oils developed with nano-lubricant technology, has expanded their Blue Diamond PAO diesel engine oil line with a new 10w-30 offering for heavy-duty-use diesel-powered vehicles

All Hot Shot’s Secret Blue Diamond Oils utilize 100% poly-alpha-olefin (PAO) Group IV synthetic oil and high-quality Group V esters for a 100% synthetic formula. Previously introduced in two viscosities, 15w-40 and 5w-40, this new 10w-30 viscosity expands the Blue Diamond oil line to meet additional engine oil specifications.

By using 100% synthetic Group IV and Group V base oils, a robust CK-4 additive package and the infusion of patented FR3 nano-lubricant technology, Blue Diamond PAO 10w-30 oil provides an unsurpassed level of longevity and performance unlike other synthetic oils. Benefits include improved starting, increased power and fuel economy, reduced soot, extended engine life and reduced friction.

With improved oxidation, shearing and thermal stability, Blue Diamond 10w-30 is a more fortified oil than competitive brands. It resists breakdown, allowing for longer drain intervals, while reducing engine wear up to 71% better than CJ-4 specifications. Oil change intervals can be extended up to every 50,000 to 100,000 miles if the oil is monitored every 10,000 miles for the total base number. www.hotshotsecret.com

Continue reading
  841 Hits
  0 Comments
Kate Wade

Polaris Expands Pro XD UTV Lineup

Polaris-UTV

Polaris Commercial, a division of Polaris Inc., has introduced the new midsize model of the Pro XD UTV. Designed for lighter payloads, tighter spaces and remarkable comfort, the vehicle comes in two- and four-seat versions with a capable 500-pound-capacity cargo bed. Uses for the midsize model include all-terrain and all-weather utility or people movement for applications like construction, events setup, landscaping, and facilities and grounds maintenance.

Built to withstand tough duty cycles and daily work site use, the Pro XD lineup boasts durability, serviceability and safety features that differentiate it from other work UTVs. Full-size Pro XD models are offered in both gas and diesel and have industry-leading payload and towing capacities. The all-new midsize model takes the same purpose-built features in the full-size Pro XD and delivers them in a more compact profile, with capable payload and towing capacities at a lower price point. https://commercial.polaris.com

Continue reading
  1082 Hits
  0 Comments
Kate Wade

Ditch Witch RT70 Ride-On Trencher

Ditch-Witch-RT70

Ditch Witch has introduced the RT70 ride-on trencher, which is equipped with features that increase operator comfort and visibility, helping to boost efficiency and profitability on the job site.

For example, the ergonomically designed operator station features an open layout with a 90-degree swivel seat, more legroom and intuitive controls. This enhanced visibility provides a full view of the machine – from front tire to back tire and the attachment – helping operators of any experience level increase productivity. The RT70 also includes a patented cooling fan to reduce temperature levels in the operator station by moving hot, uncomfortable exhaust out of the side of the machine rather than toward the operator like traditional fans. This helps keep workers safer and more comfortable during long days.

Powered by a 72-horsepower Yanmar Tier 4 Stage V Compliant diesel engine, and built with a narrow footprint of 73 inches wide, the RT70 rubber-tire trencher can handle heavy-duty jobs and still easily maneuver around tight job sites, corners and cul-de-sacs with ease. It is also the only ride-on trencher available with crab and coordinated steering modes, allowing operators to turn the machine with a steering wheel instead of using two separate levers. www.ditchwitch.com

Continue reading
  885 Hits
  0 Comments
Kate Wade

Bigfoot Construction Equipment Twilight Pad

Bigfoot-Twilight-Pad

The Twilight Pad features a magnet-held light with multiple options for working at night. This will bring attention to the setup, equipment and personnel working, plus eliminate tripping hazards. The light is waterproof with a rechargeable battery. www.outriggerpads.com

Continue reading
  977 Hits
  0 Comments
Kate Wade

Dejana Hub Drive Cable Trailer

Dejana-Trailer

Dejana’s all new galvanized Hub Drive Cable Trailer stands up against the elements and is specifically designed for areas where conditions can cause premature deterioration and equipment fatigue.

This self-propelled cable-pulling machine utilizes patented technology and can deliver up to 400,000 in-lbs. of pulling power. The 24-inch lateral movement of the arms makes spooling cable in difficult locations quick and easy. This feature gives greater flexibility on the job site by allowing obstacle avoidance with the reel unit and facilitates even spooling, providing offset or side-pull capability when removing or installing cable. The trailer also features a self-propelled and steerable nose wheel that is capable of being driven by remote control at speeds of up to 2 mph. The system is designed for both underground and overhead cable-pulling applications and has a lift arm capacity of 16,000 pounds. The patented reel drive system is unique in that it is all hydraulic with a direct drive crankshaft powered by two hydraulic cylinders on each arm. The hydraulic lifting cylinders are directly connected to the arms without any linkage, which means fewer parts, less breakage and longer service life. https://dejana.com

Continue reading
  953 Hits
  0 Comments
Kate Wade

Elliott E150i Aerial Work Platform

Elliott-Aerial-Platform

Elliott's new E150i is five machines in one. Designed to maximize utilization and versatility, the E150i can be configured as follows: a 130-foot telescopic material-handling aerial; a 150-foot articulating steel construction aerial; a 150-foot articulating 500-kV live-line aerial; a 60-degree over-center articulating substation aerial; and a main boom material handler.

Key to this is Elliott's hot-swap technology, which allows the user to interchange booms and platforms depending on the application. This enables users to literally turn a 500-kV articulating aerial work platform into a telescopic material handler in a matter of minutes. The ability to swap a fiberglass 500-kV boom with a steel boom allows crews to configure the machine for proper use each day. This flexibility maximizes utilization and minimizes the user's capital cost.

The E150i is also loaded with other features, such as EZ Crib outriggers to reduce the need for cribbing, Bluetooth remote diagnostics and hydraulic tool circuits. It is backed by a lifetime structural warranty. https://elliottequip.com

Continue reading
  1400 Hits
  0 Comments
Kate Wade

Tessco Fleet Solutions

Tessco_Logo

Providing fleet teams with the tools to efficiently do their jobs while in the field is a must. A well-constructed, ergonomically designed mobile environment built with best-in-class products ensures a high-performing and productive outcome.

Whether you’re looking for an all-in-one solution built with the highest safety and quality standards, enhanced user comfort, or portability and on-the-go flexibility, Tessco has the products – including rugged laptops and tablets, consoles and mounting equipment, and mobile antennas – needed to keep fleets powered, connected and productive. www.tessco.com

Continue reading
  1190 Hits
  0 Comments

KNOWLEDGE, INSIGHT & STRATEGY FOR UTILITY FLEET LEADERS

Utility Fleet Professional is produced by Utility Business Media, Inc.

360 Memorial Drive, Suite 10, Crystal Lake, IL 60014 | 815.459.1796 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
© 2011 - 2022 Utility Fleet Professional. All Rights Reserved.