Product Spotlight

The following product descriptions of equipment are offered as a service to readers and are not intended as an endorsement. To obtain more information on any item listed, contact the manufacturer.

The Dow Chemical Company - UCAR™ Aircraft Deicing Fluids are available from The Dow Chemical Company for use in preparing commercial and general aviation aircraft for winter takeoff. Products include UCAR ADF ethylene glycol-based SAE Type I aircraft deicing fluids, UCAR PG ADF propylene glycol-based SAE Type I aircraft deicing fluids, and UCAR ADF/AAF ULTRA+™ ethylene glycol-based SAE Type IV aircraft deicing/anti-icing fluid, and UCAR FLIGHTGUARD™ AD-480 propylene glycol Type IV AAF; www.ucaradf.com

Oshkosh truck corporation - delivers and places into service five Striker® Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) vehicles at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. In addition to the five Strikers now in service, five more are on order, due to be delivered in 2007. The identical Striker 3000 ARFF all-wheel-drive trucks are equipped with a 3,000-gallon/11,356 liter water tank, TAK-4® independent suspension, roof turret, high volume-low attack bumper turret, twin 500-lb./225 kg. dry chemical fire suppression system, and rear vision cameras. Available in 4x4, 6x6, and 8x8 configurations to carry up to 4,500 gallons (17,034 liters) of water and additional fire suppression agent; www.oshkoshtruckcorporation.com

Rynex International - SnowEx, a division of TrynEx International, offers the V-Maxx 8500 bulk spreader. The company’s first 2-cubic-yard capacity, V-box-style spreader featuring a hopper entirely constructed of heavy-duty polyethylene, the V-Maxx is designed to spread virtually any combination of materials. Designed for use with pickups (8-foot beds or larger), flat-bed trucks, and dump-bed trucks, the V-Maxx 8500 features a patented multi-angle hopper combined with an inverted-“V” salt/sand baffle and attached vibrator that allows for continuous material flow. The V-Maxx 8500 is designed to eliminate the corrosion concerns and constant maintenance commonly associated with steel V-box alternatives. The V-Maxx is up to 40 percent lighter than similar capacity steel-built options. Powered by a ½-horsepower, high-torque commercial continuous-duty 12-volt electric drive system, the V-Maxx 8500 produces 1,800 inch-pounds of torque at the auger transmission output shaft. This fully electric design means there are no engines, pulleys, sprockets, belts, or chains. Other standard features include: an auxiliary LED brake light, top screen, fitted tarp, and a non-combustible HD automotive wiring harness; 800-725-8377

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