Inspire : Public Works July Aug 2012
57 PRODUCT NEWS Unimog is showcasing a new model of its U 400 tr uck/tractor utility vehicle ftted with a Mulag MFK500 verge mower and tunnel washing facility. The vehicle, developed by Mercedes-Benz Commercial Vehicles, can be supplied with either four- or six- cylinder diesel engines, which are capable of producing 130 kilowatts and 175 kilowatts respectively. The truck is available with permanent all-wheel drive and MB electropneumatic eight-gear transmission (with eight forward and six reversing gear ratios) as standard features, and can come with a range of options, including an acoustic reverse warning device, a hydrostatic drive and adjustable steering. Security lock-out levers Nar va has released two security lock-out lever kits that are colour coded to industry standards to identify the difference between starter and battery security. Designed to suit the Nar va 61070 and 61075 Battery Master Switches, the colour- coded levers -- red for battery lock-out and yellow for starter lock-out -- are designed to prevent unauthorised or accidental activation of master battery switches. Each kit includes a switch lever, a lock-out mounting bracket and stainless mounting screws. Wastewater pumps Hydro Innovations is now distributing the new range of centrifugal pumps from Gorman-Rupp. The Prime Aire Plus pump series is a range of priming-assisted, centrifugal pumps that employ a venturi/compressor priming system. They are available in a range of model sizes from three to eight inches and deliver fows up to 300 litres per second and heads of up to 150 metres. The company says the pumps are suitable for use in a wide range of municipal and industrial raw water operations and can effectively handle clear liquids, as well as liquids with large solids. Each unit is designed with external adjustable running clearances that allow the wearing plate to be altered quickly and easily to reduce the possibility of choking. New attachments for truck/tractor Concrete agitator Isuzu Australia has launched a 6.5-ton concrete agitator with a 5.9-cubic-metre load capacity. The FV Y 1400 Medium Auto 6 x 4 Agitator features a CESCO 6.5-cubic-metre bowl and an Enhanced Environmentally friendly Vehicle (EEV) Euro V-compliant SiTEC Series III 295 turbocharged, as well as an air-to-air intercooled engine. The engine uses cooled EGR with exhaust Diesel Particulate Diffuser (DPD) to control emissions without the use of additives and is capable of producing 221 kilowatts at 2400 revs per minute and 981 Newtons at 1450 revs per minute. Each agitator also features Allison 3500 Series six-speed automatic transmission. Light trucks Holden will launch the new range of Colorado light tr ucks in Australia in the second half of the year. The trucks will be sold in three body styles -- single cab, space cab and crew cab -- and four models -- DX, LX, LT and LTZ. All will be powered by the 132-kilowatt, 2.8-litre diesel powertrain, allowing for a 3.5-ton towing capacity, except for the four-by-two DX single cab, which features a 110-kilowatt, 2.5-litre turbo diesel engine and a three-ton towing capacity. The vehicles also feature bluetooth connectivity, electronic stability control, an anti-lock braking system and two auxiliary power outlets.
Public Works Sept Oct 2012