The Coolest and Most Creative Compact Equipment of 2016
The bad news: Future growth in construction and landscaping will require increased skills and productivity to stay competitive. The good news: Manufacturers from Cat to Yanmar are creating cutting-edge equipment to help machine owners reach that ever-increasing goal for more efficiency. With a serious shortage of skilled workers, contractors are specifically searching for the most innovative machinery (the toughest skid steers, most productive excavators, safest wheel loaders, most versatile tractors) to help offset workforce woes and increase production and performance. Well, search no more. To expedite the process, we just went ahead and gathered together that list for you, highlighting the most inventive off-highway equipment, diesel engines, hand tools and OEM services and systems released to the market in 2016. We were challenged with picking the best of the best, but that just makes the honor of inclusion that much more impressive.
Doosan Portable Power Expands Dual Pressure/Dual Flow Compressors
Options make you more powerful. Doosan Portable Power realizes this. The company expanded its lineup of dual pressure and dual flow air compressors earlier this year with the introduction of the Tier 4 Final-compliant P425/HP375 and HP450/VHP400. Operating at either 425 cfm at 100 psi or 375 cfm at 150 psi, the P425/HP375 delivers the pressure and flow options typical of two units in a single air compressor. The variable settings are suited to a wide range of applications, including general construction, abrasive blasting and structural steel spray painting. The HP450/VHP400 operates at 450 cfm at 150 psi or 400 cfm at 200 psi, allowing the operator to change from a low-pressure to a high-pressure setting with one machine. The versatility is ideal for cable laying, pipeline testing and operating pneumatic tools.