The General Tool/Light Construction segment of the exhibit floor always has a wide variety of equipment on display from drain cleaners and pressure washers to heaters, saws and lawn and garden products. This year was no exception at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. On the following pages, you can see a selection of items from different manufacturers that we found to be new or interesting to consider for your rental fleet to help meet the needs of your customers like a hand-held gas saw, a steerable compact aerator and a chewing gum removal machine designed to remove 700 pieces of gum and gum stains per hour off of any surface by using a cleaning solution that turns gum into foam.

The lay flat bull hose from A and H Hose and Fitting, Huntsville, Ohio, is designed to make storage easier by folding in half. The hose has 500 psi and a maximum working temperature of 200 degrees Fahrenheit. The company says the orange, puncture resistant cover is built to slide across the ground easier. The hose is coupled with crimped wing nut fittings on each end with a safety lanyard on one end.

The Double Eagle blade from Dixie Diamond Manufacturing, Lilburn, Ga., is designed to cut concrete, asphalt, brick and block. Each segment has two copper inserts to provide high-speed performance, long blade and strength, the company says. “The copper inserts are what provides smoother and faster cutting,” says Mitch Action, regional sales manager, Dixie Diamond Manufacturing.

The Ecam ACE pipeline inspection camera system with WiFi from Electric Eel, Springfield, Ohio, gives users the opportunity to record video with their mobile device. By using the custom downloaded app, the user can see video, record video or take snap shots. Once a video is recorded, it can be emailed directly from the device or downloaded to a computer. The Ecam ACE is designed to inspect 3-in. to 100-in. lines and features a 5.4-in. LCD monitor and a stainless-steel housed 1.68-in. color camera with sapphire lens. The company says the equipment can help reduce costs by knowing exactly where pipeline problems are before digging.

The Cyclone air cleaner from Honda Engines, Alpharetta, Ga., is designed with a smaller footprint to specifically target OEM applications where reduced overall engine dimensions are critical, the company says. The Cyclone air cleaner offers filtration efficiency with a triple-cleaning chamber that is useful in commercial applications where the equipment operates in extremely dusty conditions.

The TY3000ES Typhoon pressure blaster from Tidewater Power Equipment Co., Virginia Beach, Va., combines a sand blaster and pressure washer into one machine. The 76-lb. Typhoon features a manual start, 3,000-psi, gasoline engine and suction side soap pickup.

The Spyker power seeder from Brinly-Hardy Co., Jeffersonville, Ind., is an all-in-one vertical slicer, seeder and dethatcher designed for homeowners and professional landscapers who are renovating or putting in a lawn. The power seeder has a 45-lb. hopper capacity with a 20-in.-spread width. Height adjustment, ambidextrous blade engagement handle, parking brake and trailering hooks come standard.

The MB-P0813-DC25 8-in. blower and 25-ft. ducting/canister all-in-one from Pinnacle Climate Technologies, Sauk Rapids, Minn., is designed to be used in small confined spaces, such as manholes and sewers. The 15-lb. combo features a dual-walled polyethylene housing and eight mount vanes in a separate poly sleeve to absorb external forces without disturbing the internal mechanisms or airflow. The blower and canister with ducting can be purchased together or separately.

The HM Series™ hover mower lineup from BlueBird, Auburn Hills, Mich., is built with air cushion ride technology, and has a low-profile and sloped UV-resistant HDPE deck to make it easier to get in and out of difficult places quicker, the company says. “It’s good for hard to reach places such as down in a culvert or on the water’s edge,” says Kristy Follett, marketing manager, BlueBird. The mowers have a cutting range between 0.3 in. and 3 in. The HM Series offers two Honda engine options based on the deck size.

Billy Goat Industries, Lee's Summit, Mo., is moving into a new product category by offering the company's first pressure washers, the PW30A0V and PW40S0H. The PW30A0V 3,000 psi pressure washer has a lightweight, corrosion-resistant aluminum frame with a commercial Vanguard 205cc engine. The PW40S0H 4,000 psi pressure washer has a heavy-duty, stainless-steel frame, commercial Honda GX390cc engine with low oil protections.

National Flooring Equipment shot blast 800-245-0267; nationalequipment.comThe 333 shot blast from National Flooring Equipment, Minneapolis, offers a 12.6-in. blasting pattern, powered by a 230V motor. The machine is designed to strip, clean and profile in a single step and features a variable speed drive system. The shot valve handle starts the self-propelled motor, and the shot valve closes and the blast wheel ceases automatically when the operator is not present. Other features include a height-adjustable handle, ergonomic blast-wheel placement, front swivel casters, side-slide removable shot screen and a rebound hopper that incorporates a rear-facing vacuum port.

General Pipe Cleaners pipe cleaner 800-245-6200; drainbrain.comThe JM-1000 Mini-Jet pipe cleaner from General Pipe Cleaners, McKees Rocks, Pa., provides 1,500 psi of cleaning power to clear grease, sand and ice from 1.5-in. to 3-in. lines. Water jets are designed to use a stream of high pressure water that hits the stoppage and flushes it away. The pump and motor assembly are contained in a metal diamond plate case that is small enough to be stored in vehicles.

Shark Pressure Washers hot water pressure washer 800-771-1881; sharkpw.comThe Tiger Shark hot water pressure washer from Shark Pressure Washers (Karcher North America), Camas, Wash., is designed to be towed behind virtually any size of vehicle. The 1,000-lb. pressure washer features  4,000 psi, a Honda GX390 engine, LED lights, electric start, and a lift handle and swing away tongue. The Tiger Shark has onboard storage space for the hose, wand, trigger gun, chemical injector and additional tools.

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