Written by Sara Brown and Diane Davis
Welder/Air Compressor/Generator Combo
In addition to their trailer line, Thunder Creek Equipment introduces a three-in-one tool to bring more power to the field. All three functions can be used simultaneously in the field, and the unit comes with 20' leads and a stinger with amperage controls and boost capabilities. Other features include a 14-hp electric-start Kohler engine with adjustable throttle; a 5,000-watt capacitor-style generator with two 110-volt outlets, one 230-volt outlet and battery box; a variable working range welder (40 amp to 190 amp) and a 20-cubic-feet-per-minute reciprocating air compressor. Price: $5,826. Visit www.thundercreekequipment.com or call (866) 535-7667 for more information.
Concentrated Fuel Treatment
Star Tron Enzyme Fuel Treatment is now available in a super-concentrated version; a 1-oz. bottle treats 25 gal. of gas. This year-round fuel additive improves fuel quality by eliminating and preventing carbon deposits while enhancing the fuel’s burn. The treatment helps prevent phase separation without using alcohol and helps disperse water into submicron-sized droplets. Price: $4.99. There is also a small-engine formula in which 1 oz. treats 6 gal. of gas, as well as diesel fuel formulas. For more information or to find a dealer near you, visit www.startron.com or call (800) 327-8583.
Expanded Power Tool Line
Six cordless tools, combination kits and lithium ion batteries have been added to the Porter-Cable line of 20-volt Max Linked System tools. The cordless tools include the reciprocating saw, 61/2" circular saw, oscillating tool, cut-off tool/grinder, jigsaw and pivoting flashlight. The lithium ion batteries maintain a charge for up to 18 months. Building on the line’s interchangeable lithium ion battery system, the compact 1.5 amp-hour (PCC680L) and the new 4.0 amp-hour (PCC685L) battery packs offers expanded options to build a cordless system tailored to specific needs. The fast charger (PCC690L) is available separately. Pricing: $49.97 to $239.97. For more information, visit www.Porter-Cable.com.
Warn Industries’ PullzAll offers the only electric hand-held and portable winch that can lift or pull up to 1,000 lb. at the push of a button. The WARN PullzAll makes many jobs easier, such as giving farmers a fully portable winch that can stretch fencing. PullzAll features a trigger-operated speed control allowing for precise movements. Unlike old-fashioned come-a-longs, PullzAll has 15' of wire rope and can easily change directions at the push of a button. This tool can also be used for removing debris from the field, lifting hay bales, moving irrigation equipment and hoisting implements or engines for repair. The winch weighs 18 lb. and is available in either a corded 110-volt AC version or a cordless 24-volt DC version. Price: 110-volt AC PullzAll, $200; 24-volt PullzAll, $390. For more information, visit www.warn.com, call (800) 543-9276 or write Warn Industries, 12900 S.E. Capps Road, Clackamas, OR 97015.