Concrete Products

DEC 2018

Concrete Products covers the issues that attract producers of ready mixed and manufactured concrete focusing on equipment and material technology, market development and management topics.

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54 • December 2018 www.concreteproducts.com INNOVATIONS EQUIPMENT & PRODUCTS The XRT01ZK has a running capacity of up to 5,300 ties of #3 x #3 diameter rebar on with a 5.0Ah battery, and can tie up to #5 x #5 or four #4 x #4 diameter bars. Two-mode oper- ation provides single or continuous wire tie actuation for fast and efficient tying. Features include wire reel with easy-load design; reel capacity equating to 120 ties of #3 x #3 rebar; digital adjustment of tying strength to match various tension strength requirements; and, belt clip, hex wrench and tool case. The XRT01ZK BL Brushless Motor eliminates carbon brushes, enabling it to run cooler and for longer service life. A trigger power switch with lock-off feature requires two actions to power the tool. A transparent wire reel cover protects the feeding mechanism from harmful job site debris. Low battery charge indicator alerts the operator of power drain. — Makita U.S.A. Inc., La Mirada, Calif., 714/522-8088; www.makitatools.com Cordless rebar tying tool The new Kodi Klip Extension Handle allows a cast-in-place or precast concrete crew member to operate the manufacturer's Klipper Tool from a standing position, elimi- nating the need to bend, stoop, or crouch while connecting a rebar grid. The handle's trigger is connected by a rubber-housed metal cable to the Klipper Tool to enable the operator to easily shoot the from an upright position—making the Kodi System ideal for horizontal work conditions. The extension handle helps reduce back strain and other prospective ergonomic issues; provides an additional 2 feet of reach; and, adds less than 3 lbs. to operator load. — Airmatic Inc., Malvern, Pa., 800/332-9770; www.airmatic.com Rebar tool handle

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