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New Work Boot Series

image Iron Age Footwear WEBIron Age Footwear is excited to announce its new Solidifier work boot series, complete with waterproof liners, 90-degree defined heels, goodyear welts, polyurethane tough-abrasive outsoles and awesome full-grain leathers.   
 
The Solidifier offers a durable and affordable alternative for those who like the look and feel of a wedge outsole while needing a defined heel and a tough-abrasive leather and outsole. This boot is perfect for masons, concrete workers, utility workers, and oil and gas workers.   
 
The boot comes in three versions: 6-inch, 8-inch and pull-on. All models come standard with Iron Age’s full-grain crazy horse leather, welted construction, Bootbed memory foam removable footbed and abrasion-resistant outsole. The 6-inch and 8-inch add a layer of weather protection with a Hydrotex waterproof liner. 

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Magnetic Sling Protectors

image DICA Sling Protectors WEBDICA has announced a brand name change of its acquired Linton Rigging Gear line of products to “LiftGuard Magnetic Sling Protectors.” LiftGuard joined the DICA family of engineered products following the company’s acquisition of Linton Rigging Gear earlier this year.

LiftGuard Sling Protectors prevent damage to slings caused by contact with abrasive edges, corners or protrusions from loads being lifted. They also keep the sling away from other significant contact points during lifting operations. Medium Duty, Heavy Duty and Coil Edge Protectors have magnets installed to make the placement of these edge protectors simple, safe and efficient. As a bonus, LiftGuard protectors weigh one-seventh the weight of steel. They are available with optional Velcro straps to ensure proper sling placement, allowing the protectors to stay attached to the slings when removing them from loads placed at higher elevations.

When using synthetic web slings, the capacity of Medium and Heavy Duty LiftGuard Edge Protectors is calculated at 12,500 psi/1 inch of sling width per protector. When using synthetic round slings, wire rope slings or chain slings, LiftGuard product capacities are 12,500 psi of compressive strength per protector.

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Technical Partner Program

image Petzl Technical Partner Program WEB 1Petzl’s Professional Division is pleased to announce an innovative new partnership program in the U.S. and Canadian markets. The Petzl Technical Partner (PTP) Program formalizes close-working relationships with experts in vertical environments that demonstrate a thorough understanding of their industry, contribute to the development of industry best practices, and integrate Petzl products and solutions into their teaching curriculum.

The PTP Program was launched in early 2020 with a vision of developing a comprehensive network of training companies to which Petzl may refer business. John Pieper, managing director of Petzl’s Professional Division, explained, “Petzl is focused on designing and manufacturing the most innovative and highest-quality personal protective equipment for working at height. We do not have the depth of in-field and daily-use expertise of the many training companies that use our products.” Petzl’s vision is to partner with the most respected training companies to support their educational efforts, and to deepen our understanding of these industries and their use of our PPE.

The following U.S. and Canadian training organizations have joined the PTP network for 2020: Roco Rescue; TEAM-1 Academy; RNR Rescue; Gravitec; Rigging for Rescue; Elevated Safety; MISTRAS/Ropeworks; and Nouvelle Hauteur. Petzl will develop custom support programs for each of these partners, relative to their business goals and unique industry demands, in order to provide them with access to Petzl’s full complement of sales, marketing and technical resources.

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Safety Helmet Visors

image Klein Safety Helmet Visors WEBKlein Tools has introduced two new additions to its line of personal protective equipment: tinted and clear safety helmet visors, designed to add eye protection to a Klein Tools’ safety helmet while still maintaining a low profile.

These visors feature superior impact protection; high-quality optical Class 1 lens, tinted or clear, tested for minimal distortion to ensure uncompromised vision across the entire surface; half-face, wraparound design; durable, effective anti-fog coating; scratch resistance; UV protection; and a lightweight design with vents.

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FR Windshield Vest

Lapco FR Vest WEBLapco FR knows what it takes to get the job done, and that is why we are proud of the products we manufacture, including our new men’s flame-resistant windshield vest.

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Lineworker Training Program

TD Training Program WEBT&D PowerSkills is a comprehensive video- and workbook-based lineworker training program that focuses on safety-related work practices that lineworkers need to know. It is designed to help lineworkers be efficient and safe on the job whether they are doing overhead, underground, meter, transmission or substation work.

All T&D PowerSkills course units are arranged in a comprehensive curriculum. The curriculum is divided into 78 units that represent major components of lineworker career tracks. Important fundamentals are covered in Maintenance Basics, such as electrical safety and basic climbing skills. More advanced topics are addressed in Overhead Distribution, such as pole-top equipment replacement and transformer troubleshooting. Specialized training is offered in Underground, Transmission and Substations.

Each course unit includes one DVD or access to the video online via computer or mobile device, one instructor’s guide and one student workbook. Customization for site-specific training is available upon request. Single courses, group packs or the entire program can be purchased.

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Auger Tool Selection Video

Terex Auger Video WEBTerex Utilities has released a video demonstrating the importance of selecting the right auger tool for the job conditions. Selection factors include auger style tools or barrel tools, various types of teeth and multiple tool sizes.

In the video, Terex Utilities performs a side-by-side comparison of its TXC Auger and BTA Spiral with carbide bullet teeth drilling into the concrete. The TXC is best for loose, compacted soils; stiff clays; shale; cobbles; and medium rock strata. It’s not designed for cutting through concrete or hard rock. In contrast, the BTA Spiral is efficient for drilling into hard rock and concrete. After about 12 minutes, there is a drastic contrast in the amount of work accomplished by the BTA Spiral.

Find the Terex Auger Tooling Comparison video at https://vimeo.com/450234714. This and other videos from Terex Utilities are available at www.terex.com/utilities/en/about/video-gallery.

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FR Duck Quilt-Lined Jacket

Portwest FR Jacket WEBAvailable January 2021 only from Portwest, the UFR48 Bizflame Flame Resistant Duck Quilt-Lined Jacket is engineered with maximum safety and comfort in mind. Bizflame duck is a high-performance fabric constructed from 100% cotton duck 10 ounce. Designed to wick away water, the wind-resistant properties combined with lightweight insulation ensure the worker is protected from the elements. This jacket provides exceptional flame resistance and is fully compliant to NFPA 2112 and 70E.

The UFR48 has a quilt-lined hood and four pockets that provide ample storage capacity. It also features durable brass zippers and a flame-resistant lining for added protection. The Portwest UFR48 has an ARC4 rating and is 45 cal/cm2.

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Full-Page Mobile Printer

Brother Mobile Printer WEBThis mobile printer is out-of-the-box ready to support full-page mobile printing from the most popular computers and mobile devices. It features the legendary PocketJet reliability and fast full-page print speeds. But the really big deal is the freedom it gives you and your mobile workforce. Print what you need – from practically any device and any location.

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Load-Trainer Software Upgrade

Utility Solutions Load Trainer WEBUtility Solutions Inc. launched their three-phase distribution simulator two years ago and recently released a software upgrade. The Load-Trainer II Transformer Simulator can now simulate more system voltages and transformer configurations, and it includes more troubleshooting modes.

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Triple-Vented FR Work Shirt

MCR Work Shirt WEBMCR Safety’s newest ANSI Class 3 FR work shirt offering is a high-visibility lime, button-down, long-sleeve shirt with 2-inch silver FR reflective stripes. The triple-vented design – combined with moisture-wicking 5.5-ounce inherent blend FR fabric – is the perfect solution to solve your heat-stress needs. The CAT 2 shirt has an ATPV rating of 8.9 cal/cm2.

Patented Summit Breeze technology is exclusively used on MCR Safety FR apparel. Its mesh venting is incorporated onto the back and under the arms, giving you one hardworking set of FR clothing.

In addition to better FR performance, Summit Breeze technology provides better heat-stress management for those working in hot environments, those who are performing labor-intensive tasks or a combination of the two. When working in environments where heat stress is a potential hazard, vented openings can literally be a lifesaver.

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Waterless Hand Cleaner

RR Lotion WEBR&R Lotion offers the only waterless hand cleaner that cleans, remoisturizes and kills 99.99% of germs – all at the same time. It remoisturizes and exfoliates your hands with shea and sunflower butters along with succulents and botanicals. The cleaner is formulated with benzalkonium chloride, which offers a broad spectrum of anti-microbial properties against bacteria, fungi and viruses. Call (480) 443-9255 for further information or to order samples. 

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FR Hi-Dex Gloves

Youngstown FR Gloves WEBYoungstown’s FR Hi-Dex Glove offers multihazard protection while maintaining excellent dexterity and comfort. This glove was developed with lineworkers who were seeking the most dexterous glove they could get that still met their company standards of Cut Level A3 with FR/AR properties.

To achieve this, we use a single-layer palm made of flexible, durable goat-grain leather. The entire interior of the glove is then lined with Kevlar fiber. The leather and Kevlar combination is sewn into an ergonomic, pre-curved, 3D pattern for superior fit and dexterity. The result is a glove that is lab tested to show Cut Level A3, Puncture Level 4, flame resistance and an arc rating of 27 cal/cm². FR Hi-Dex Gloves are lineworker tested and approved. Sizes range from XS to 3XL. 

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New E-Commerce Platform

Terex eCommerce Platform WEBTerex Utilities has launched a new e-commerce platform to support all customers and give them the type of online shopping experience today’s buyers have come to expect.

This new e-commerce platform offers one-stop shopping for tools and accessories used in the utilities industry and beyond. Many of these products had previously only been available through a traditional catalog. Hundreds of products can be ordered, from climbing equipment to traffic safety gear to Terex auger tools. New customers can self-register for an account, place orders by credit card, view order status, track shipments and see invoices.

For existing Terex customers – including rental partners and dealers who previously had access to an e-commerce platform – the new platform comes with a host of new and upgraded features. Online parts manuals for many of our units are now browsable from this website and allow for simple click-to-cart functionality. In addition, parts are searchable by keyword, part number and category, making part identification or discovery easier than ever.

For existing Terex account holders, request online access at https://parts.terex.com/. For new customer and retail sales, browse the catalog at https://myparts.terex.com/.

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