The BIG GRIP pad from Bigfoot can be installed on any of the company’s custom composite outrigger pads. Used facedown, the BIG GRIP’s teeth bite into ice, mud and snow to significantly reduce slipping on those and other slick surfaces.
Bigfoot also has built the Slick Willie, a new socket set that has never been built before anywhere. The set is made with and without a tool board. With no tool board on the back, we install rare earth magnets on the backside, which keep the set attached to metal objects. Other features include self-lubricating material that will extend the life of tools being stored in this socket set; crush resistant with 3000 psi values; and guaranteed for life under normal working conditions.
Bigfoot Outrigger Pads www.outriggerpads.com
Designed for ergonomic, safe MRO service on utility truck engines, this ladder also works on all Class 8 diesel trucks and service trucks used for concrete, waste management and similar activities.
Benefits include the following: a stable platform for engine maintenance and overhauls; base fits around tires to allow close proximity; provides easy reach to windshield and running lights; can support two people working side by side; OSHA 375-pound rated; patented 6061-grade industrial aluminum base; field tested and designed by mechanics; and made one at a time by craftsmen in the USA.
HD Electric Co., a Textron Inc. company, has added the LOOKOUT Voltage Detection Network to its product offering. The LOOKOUT is a network of voltage detectors that detect strong electric fields surrounding high-voltage conductors and fleet equipment and alert users to nearby dangerous energized conductors before an incident occurs.
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PSS, an industry-leading manufacturer and marketer of roadway and pedestrian safety systems, has announced the launch of its newest product, the RoadQuake RAPTOR Rumble Strip Handling Machine.
The RAPTOR transports, deploys, realigns and retrieves the RoadQuake 2F Temporary Portable Rumble Strip (TPRS) in work zones, improving operational efficiency and increasing worker safety. The machine mounts to the front of a vehicle for ease of operation and has a capacity of 12 RoadQuake TPRS. The product provides portable positive protection when deploying and retrieving RoadQuake TPRS, and it is ideal for short-duration, short-term and mobile operations.
The Slide Pad – a new item from Bigfoot Construction Equipment – is built for rear-lot carts, backyard machines and small manlifts. The back stop bar is removable; you then place the outrigger pad on the machine’s boot/float/shoe and reinstall the back stop bar. This allows the outrigger pad to stay on the equipment for multiple setups at one job location. This is not intended for road transportation.
Bigfoot Construction Equipment www.outriggerpads.com
The BIG GRIP outrigger pad from Bigfoot Construction Equipment has multiple uses. If used facedown, the teeth installed bite into the surface area of contact, reducing slipping and providing a great option for work in ice, mud, snow and similar environmental conditions.
Read more: BIG GRIP Outrigger Pads
Traffic Cones For Less, a one-stop shop for road safety needs, has introduced a new line of rollup signs.
Ideal to notify individuals of significant roadwork and other situations where traffic safety is a concern, these temporary warning signs are used by departments of transportation, power utilities, road contractors, underground utility contractors and more.
All rollup signs are available in industry standard 36-inch and 48-inch sizes. Rollup sign sheeting material is available in four options: nonreflective vinyl, standard mesh, reflective vinyl and ORAFOL Reflexite Marathon.
Nonreflective vinyl is solely for use in daytime applications. It's made with fluorescent orange UV-stabilized vinyl.
Standard mesh is the most economical option. It is nonreflective, flexible, breathable and mildew resistant. Standard mesh is intended for daytime use only.
Reflective vinyl is constructed from retroreflective fiber-reinforced nylon fabric that is ideal for low-light applications.
ORAFOL Reflexite Marathon is constructed from fluorescent prismatic reflective sheeting that offers outstanding visibility during daytime and nighttime. It contains higher levels of photometric performance, ensuring superior reflectivity at night and in low-light conditions.
Traffic Cones For Less specializes in MUTCD-compliant rollup signs available in all legends and overlay options. We also are a full-service custom silk-screening facility; custom legends are available at no additional charge and with no minimum order requirement.
Traffic Cones For Less www.trafficconesforless.com
Rauckman Utility Products has introduced a new Rubber Blanket Clamp Pin. These clamp pins use newly developed material and patent-pending design features to provide durability, functionality and economy.
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Designed specifically to fit padmount transformers, the Andax Pad Mount Transformer Sac is a complete containment and spill control solution. Once opened, it lies flat, ready for installation. Just lift the transformer inches off the ground and slip the Transformer Sac up and around it.
Other product features include: contains all leaks and reduces cleanup time for equipment and on-site; no more bulky trays or tubs; avoid PCB exposure; compact storage size; and customizable to your exact specs.
Also, be sure to ask about Andax’s Pole Mount Transformer Sacs.
Holehat – which was recently voted New Product of the Year by the American Public Works Association – is a utility manhole safety cover providing structural fall protection and mist suppression.
Read more: Utility Manhole Safety Cover
Honeywell Salisbury TriPro Ground Sets feature one of the most compact designs available within the utility industry for efficient and easy installation in live-front pad-mounted transformers and switchgear.
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Utility crews are often faced with setting outrigger-enabled equipment on sloped or uneven ground. ProStack Cribbing from DICA has been developed with an interlocking design that safely provides additional height under outrigger floats when setting up in uneven ground conditions.
ProStack Cribbing has three basic parts: a base outrigger pad, interlocking cribbing blocks and a high-friction top grip pad. The base ProStack Outrigger Pad is manufactured with a pyramid-shaped surface that interlocks with the cribbing blocks. On top of the base pad, operators stack layers of two 6-inch-by-12-inch-by-24-inch cribbing blocks with the pyramid-shape surface that lock into the base pad. Lastly, a ProStack Grip Pad is placed on top of the stack to protect the pyramid surface on the cribbing blocks and provide a high-friction surface for the outrigger foot.
ProStack is available in three cribbing kit options that include a DR36-2, DR42-2 or DR48-2 base outrigger pad, along with four cribbing blocks and one grip pad. ProStack individual parts also are available for purchase, including Cribbing Wedges, which can be used on sloped surfaces to establish a level foundation under the ProStack Outrigger Pad.
Since 1975 Korman Signs Inc. has been designing, manufacturing and distributing highway and construction signage systems. Our 100,000-square-foot facility in Richmond, Va., serves as home base for the production of MUTCD traffic signs and NCHRP-350-approved work zone products including ALPOLIC composite signs, 3M roll-up signs, Type II and III barricades, and portable sign stands. Other products include LightHawk signal backplates, interstate guide signs, signposts, post accessories and pavement markings. We also manufacture a full spectrum of fleet markings and decals.
Our full line of work zone traffic control devices is centered on our uniquely designed portable stands and roll-ups signs. The stands feature a two-stage dual spring that ensures the sign’s visibility at all times and provides stability in high-wind conditions. Sign stand models are available in ultracompact, compact, full-size and heavy-duty variations with steel or aluminum legs. Our reflective roll-up signs feature four heavy-duty cloth pockets along with a set of ribs for bracing. All signs come with a 3/8-inch-thick vertical rib to minimize sign deflection when used with ultracompact sign stands. When used together, the reflective roll-up signs and stands create a safe work environment for everyone.
Korman Signs Inc. www.kormansigns.com
The MDI Compact Collapse & Wrap Sign System consists of an MDI Compact sign and a WindMaster sign stand (each sold separately). Once the sign is mounted to the stand, it becomes one unit, and if desired, the sign can stay in place in the stand. To store, the sign quickly collapses using the single trigger release button and wraps around the upright on the stand. The rapid deployment significantly improves safety and efficiency in the work zone. Setup takes less than 20 seconds. An optional flag bracket is available.
MDI also offers collapsible cones with a carrying case. The five-piece set features retroreflective exterior bands and internal illumination. Cones are 30 inches tall when extended and only 2.5 inches by 15.5 inches when collapsed. Each cone weighs 8 pounds and extends and retracts in seconds. Other features include internal flashing or steady-on illumination; sturdy rubber base; and a carrying case to store the cones. This product is MUTCD compliant in height and color.
MDI Worldwide www.mditrafficcontrol.com
Utility Solutions Inc. has launched the Padmount Hex Adapter Set, which allows greater access to bus bar connectors inside padgear. The sets are manufactured at the company’s Hickory, N.C., plant.
URD cabinets house electrical connections crucial to distribution systems. Heavy gauge wire connections inside the cabinets use bus bars, which can be difficult to reach. Open-end box wrenches, ratcheting wrenches and socket drivers cannot always engage the Allen head bolts because of obstructions or even the cabinet walls themselves. The low-profile adapter set solves these issues, allowing greater access for most any standard wrench.
The set includes one 3/8-inch and one 5/16-inch adapter with a 3/4-inch hex head, allowing any standard wrench to engage Allen head connectors with as little as half-inch clearance. The low-profile design is made from hardened steel and fits all standard bus bar connectors.
Utility Solutions Inc. www.utilitysolutionsinc.com/products/padmount-hex-adapter-set/