Equipment – September 2019

September 2019


Emerson expanded its Greenlee hand tool line to include 9-inch, high-leverage pliers, which offers a double-dipped grip for added comfort and control on the jobsite. The pliers are forged from chrome vanadium steel for increased strength and longevity, ensuring the tool will withstand repeated use year after year. The tool is designed with a circular toothed pipe grip for a stronger hold on round material and provide greater cutting power than standard pliers.


GfG Instrumentation offers the G460, a portable atmospheric monitor. The G460 is a rugged, compact instrument for simultaneous detection of up to six gases, including infrared for the detection of CO2 and PID for the detection of VOCs. The concussion proof and dust and water resistant housing protect the instrument in the harshest environments. The G460 features automatic calibration, data logging capabilities, one-button operation, top mounted display and interchangeable battery packs for up to 25 hours of continuous operation. The rechargeable NiMH battery pack can even be equipped with optional “flash light” LEDs. There is a lifetime warranty on the electronics and a full three-year warranty on the most commonly used sensors and five years on the oxygen sensor.

John Deere


John Deere now offers the high-lift option on the 344L Compact Loader. The lift provides operators with increased height and further reach for dumping or stacking, ag material handling, general construction or landscaping and snow removal tasks. With a maximum hinge pin height of 13 feet, 2 inches (4.01 meters), the high-lift option offers an additional 12 inches (0.29 meters) of reach compared to the standard 344L. When equipped with a quick coupler and bucket, full-turn tipping load on the 344L High-Lift is 10,362 pounds (4,700 km). The loader comes with 103 hp (76 kW) of maximum peak power, enable operators to deliver big results.



Trimble launched its portfolio of data collectors – the Trimble T7 tablet. Built for survey and Geographic Information System (GIS) data collection applications, the device connects to Trimble’s suite of survey instruments and Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) receivers in a portable and ultra-rugged package. Equipped with a 7-inch touch screen, modular expansion capability, multiple connectivity options and featuring a Windows 10 Professional operating system, the T7 streamlines the flow of geospatial data between the field and office for maximum efficiency and productivity. With a fast Intel Pentium N4200 quad core processor, 8 GB memory, the T7 tablet leverages 4G LTE cellular data, Bluetooth 4.2 and Wi-Fi.



Intertec Instrumentation launched a range of tough field enclosures for housing remote I/O and other control and instrumentation electronics, featuring compact passive cooling to dramatically reduce costs of ownership. The enclosures help eliminate the need for large satellite instrument houses or remote instrument enclosures, which often need to be air-conditioned and blast- and fire-resistant. Made of glass-fiber reinforced polyester materials, the enclosures are dust- and water-proof. The enclosure concept simplifies the roll-out of more versatile distributed control architectures containing field equipment such as software-configured I/O, IIoT networking and PLCs. Because of the electronic devices used, some form of cooling may also be required. This can be done with conventional fans, however, the temperature stability of the boxes makes it possible to exploit passive cooling techniques.

Pure Safety Group


Pure Safety Group (PSG) unveiled its Guardian Fall Protection S1 safety harness, which is the first in a series of innovative new harnesses designed with three levels of features for various work scenarios. All harnesses meet OSHA standards, while exceeding ANSI standards. The S1 features steel hardware that includes a three-bar torso adjustment for quick and proper fitting, various connection point options for use in multiple applications. The device is available in four sizes for optimal fit with customized harnesses available.