Equipment Roundup: The Autonomous Rebar Tying Robot (VIDEO); Mack MD Series trucks walkaround; JCB intros smaller, tracked Teleskid; 25-lb. Vacuworx PHD lifts 2,500 lbs. (VIDEO); Polaris intros new jobsite-ready Pro XD UTVs

Updated Feb 18, 2020

Polaris intros new gas-powered models for its Pro XD line of UTVs

Polaris is now offering gas-powered models of its Pro XD utility task vehicles, a follow-up to 2018’s launch of the diesel Pro XDs.

The new gas-powered UTVs are similar to the diesel models, including seating for two to four riders, depending on the model.


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VIDEO: 25-lb. Vacuworx PHD vacuum lifter has 2,500 lbs. of lifting power

Vacuworx has introduced the PHD, a new vacuum lifting system introduced at World of Concrete 2020 that packs quite a bit of lifting power into a very portable package. Watch the video above or read on for all the details.

Weighing in at just 25 pounds, the PHD has an extremely small footprint. Despite its small size, the system is capable of lifting up to 2,500 pounds. Check out the video below for all the details.



JCB adds smaller, tracked 2TS-7T to Teleskid lineup of skid steer/telehandler hybrids

JCB designed its new 2TS-7T Teleskid compact track loader for small jobsites that need extra lift, reach and digging ability.

The 2TS is built on the company’s small skid steer chassis. With an operating weight of 9,914 pounds, it can be transported without requiring a CDL, depending on local regulations. It becomes the third member of the Teleskid lineup, alongside the larger 3TS-8T compact track loader and 3TS-8W skid steer.


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Walkaround: The new Mack medium-duty MD Series trucks

Mack Trucks‘ new MD Series of medium-duty units are new for 2020, but the Class 6 and 7 market is far from unchartered waters for the company.

Mack exited the medium-duty segment in the early 2000s shortly after the debut of the Mack Freedom – more reborn Renault than Born Ready Mack. The Freedom concluded Mack’s 20-plus year run with its medium-duty Mid-Liner, and shelving the model in 2003 put Mack all-in on Class 8.

Seventeen years later, a shortening length of haul and the endless quest for qualified drivers has pulled Mack back into the medium-duty pool, and they’re jumping in with both feet.


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TyBot is an autonomous rebar tying robot that delivers huge productivity gains (VIDEO)

“This is not science fiction,” said Advanced Construction Robotics co-founder and president Jeremy Searock. He’s near the back of the Las Vegas Convention Center’s North Hall and standing in front of TyBot, speaking to show attendees gathered in curiosity around his machine. As the name suggests it’s an autonomous rebar tying robot.

“This is a real product that you can buy right now.”

Check out all the details and see the TyBot in action in this video, or read the article by clicking here.