Product News - January 2010

Product news from McLaughlin, StoneAge, and General Pipe

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McLaughlin Unveils Steering Head for Auger Bores

The ON Target auger boring system from McLaughlin enables contractors to control horizontal on-grade (up and down) changes as well as lateral (left to right) direction changes. A control station with hydraulic power pack controls the movement of the head, while a built-in water level helps monitor grade throughout the bore. Two halogen lights in the control station indicate lateral steering head movements. 800/435-9340; www.mightymole.com.

StoneAge Replaces BC 505 Cartridge

StoneAge Inc. has replaced the BC 505 cartridge used in the 40,000-psi Barracuda, Gopher and SL swivel assemblies with part BC 505-S. The upgrade is designed to eliminate leaks over the life of the seal. 866/795-1586; www.stoneagetools.com; Expo booth 4133.

General Pipe Offers Hot-Shot Pipe Thawing Machines

The Hot-Shot 320 and Hot-Shot 400 pipe-thawing machines from General Pipe Cleaners are designed to thaw frozen pipes in minutes, eliminating the need to tear up floors and break through walls. Model 320 generates 320 amps, thawing up to 100 feet of 1 1/2-inch pipe. Model 400 has a dual-level output. With 400 amps of power, it can thaw up to 175 feet of 1 1/2-inch pipe. The unit also can be switched down to 320 amps when needed. Both machines can be plugged into a standard 115-volt outlet. 800/245-6200; www.drainbrain.com.



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