Software technology paves the way
PaverScape visualizing software allows landscape designers see what their finished project will look like before the work begins. Using a digital photograph of the job as a starting point, the areas to be paved are defined and the software does the work of showing the completed project. In addition, it calculates how many units will be required.
• Pine Hall Brick, 800-334-8689,www.pinehallbrick.com
Book details segmental retaining walls
Building Outdoor Environments with Retaining Walls is a 128-page installation and idea book. Color images follow a detailed guide for installing segmental retaining walls for projects like back yards, front entryways, patios, gardens, outdoor kitchens, and walkways.
• Versa-Lok Retaining Wall Systems, 800-770-4525,www.versa-lok.com
Extension cord includes three outlets
The Cord Runner features three evenly spaced outlets and has a heavy-duty, 14-ga STW outdoor rated cord that is durable, reliable, and flexible, even in cold weather. The extension cord is available in 6-ft and 25-ft lengths and is equipped with lights on each of the three outlets to indicate the power is on.
• Coleman Cable Inc., 800-323-9355,www.colemancable.com
Truck cover provides easy access
This truck cover is made from aluminum alloy and is well-suited for construction workers and engineers. Its load-bearing surface, combined with internal structural support, is capable of sustaining up to 1600 lbs. The cover is designed with three panels and installation/removal is quick and easy. Front and rear panels allow access to both ends of the truck bed, while offering the ability to fold back one panel to open a portion of the space for hauling.
• DiamondBack Truck Covers, 800-935-4002,www.diamondbackcovers.com
Drainage system serves several markets
The Dura Slope trench drain system for decorative grates is engineered to intercept and collect surface water runoff and is compatible with 3-, 4-, 6-, and 8-in. pipe. The system consists of an inline catch basin, 24 pre-sloped channel sections, and 9 neutral channel sections. It is constructed from ductile iron with an electrostatic coating. The decorative system is used for residential, commercial, industrial, and municipal drainage needs.
• NDS Inc., 800-726-1994,www.ndspro.com
Site dumper handles numerous materials
The PT2000 is a forward-dump, multi-purpose unit for moving a variety of materials, including dirt, clay, sand, stone, and concrete. The compact site dumper uses a 3/1 manual transmission combined with a Kubota diesel and offers a payload capacity of 4409 lbs.
• Terex Construction Americas, 662-393-1800,www.terexamericas.com
Multi-purpose hammer features five points
This slide hammer features five interchangeable points – diamond, narrow chisel, wide chisel, tamper, and tire bead breaker. The tool is used for digging, cutting, driving, chipping, and compacting. It is powered by a manually-operated, impact-generating handle with a stroke of about 24 in. The easily controlled tool does not bounce back upon impact and maintains a constant point of contact with the intended target.
• Callander Equipment, 61-7-4098-5070,www.slidehammers.com
Wall buck inserts come fully assembled
Masonry wall buck inserts made of high-strength PVC help builders create poured foundation walls while minimizing labor, saving money, and creating a building that is protected against flooding. The insert is available in a range of sizes and come ready to install.
• Smart Vent Inc., 877-441-8368,www.smartvent.com