Equipment Software Management Solution with an App

Dexter + Chaney's equipment management solution

Dexter + Chaney’s equipment management solution

Construction software provider Dexter + Chaney has released a complete equipment management solution for contractors that includes features for preventive maintenance, equipment tracking, and even a mobile app. This new equipment management software works seamlessly with the company’s Spectrum Construction Software, which works completely in the cloud, requiring no software download or specific hardware devices.

Typical investment in construction equipment can be well into the seven-figure range, so saving through better fleet management can result in a significant return on that investment. Spectrum’s new Equipment Management solution gives contractors the tools to gather data and use that data to make maintenance and financial decisions. To design a comprehensive equipment offering, Dexter + Chaney enlisted the expertise and best practices of Dr. Mike Vorster of Virginia Tech.

The latest updates to Dexter + Chaney’s equipment management offerings also include an app that can be downloaded for use on Apple and Android mobile devices. The app allows field staff to easily enter equipment information from the job site and synchronizes automatically with Spectrum Equipment Management.

Customized Report Provides Estimate of Roof Size in About One Hour

EagleView Technologies' QuickSquares Report

EagleView Technologies’ QuickSquares Report

EagleView Technologies Inc., a provider of aerial imagery, data analytics and GIS solutions, has introduced the QuickSquares Report. A sales and marketing tool for roofing sales teams, this report delivers an overall estimate of the roof size within approximately one hour from the time that the order is placed. A customized cover transforms the report into a professional presentation tool that leaves a lasting impression.

The QuickSquares product provides an easy price point for roofing contractors to quickly obtain an overall square count for residential roofs. It works in conjunction with the entire EagleView suite of solutions offering an easy means to upgrade to an EagleView Premium report when more detail is required for ordering materials. After winning the job, contractors can simply upgrade their QuickSquares Report to a Premium Report for industry-leading, precise measurements to be used for material ordering and production planning.

The report is created using EagleView’s patented technology and includes a color aerial image of the property. It is available now and can be ordered online.

Illumate Elevated Areas with Trailer-mounted Light Tower

The PLM-30-TLR Trailer Mounted Pneumatic Light Tower from Larson Electronics

The PLM-30-TLR Trailer Mounted Pneumatic Light Tower from Larson Electronics

The PLM-30-TLR Trailer Mounted Pneumatic Light Tower from Larson Electronics is a 30-foot extendable pneumatic light tower that can be equipped with high output LED, HID, Halogen or Metal Halide light fixtures.

Magnalight’s PLM-30-TLR trailer mounted telescoping light tower allows operators to quickly and safely deploy illumination in locations where elevated illumination is needed for maximum area coverage. This five section aluminum pneumatic light boom can be extended to 30 feet for maximum area coverage and collapsed to 8.25 feet and folded over for transport or when not in use. The mast is elevated from the fold down position using an included 1,000-pound hand winch with 3/16-inch aircraft cable and extended to its full height using the equipped 240V AC air compressor.

This light mast is mounted to a 25 foot, single axle steel trailer with removable tongue for longer deployments and theft deterrent. Constructed of 2 inch by 3 inch square tubing, this trailer can be mounted on any 2-inch ball type receiver hitch. This trailer is equipped with a 4-pin flat plug for the tail lights and four corner leveling stabilizer jacks. This light mast trailer also features a receiving bracket to secure the folded light mast during transit.

This light tower can withstand winds up to 125 mph when lowered to 10 feet. Larson Electronics can equip the mast with 1000W or 1500W Metal Halide lights or a wide variety of high powered LED lights with comparable power. The trailer includes a choice of either the manual 1,000 lbs hand winches, included standard, or optional electric winches. Either 120VAC or 12/24VDC compressors are both available during the customization process.

LINE-X Now Offers Truck Accessories

Truck Gear by LINE-X Tri-Fold Tonneau Cover

Truck Gear by LINE-X Tri-Fold Tonneau Cover

LINE-X Protective Coatings, a developer and provider of protective coatings, has announced its new custom truck division, Truck Gear by LINE-X. Truck Gear by LINE-X is the newest must-have accessory line for trucks that is being offered as private-labeled accessories from LINE-X and sold exclusively through LINE-X franchises. The all-new division will enable franchise locations to become one-stop-shop truck upfit and customization centers. Franchisees will now be able to offer customers the already impressive LINE-X bedliners with the addition of a full line of customized accessories.

Truck Gear by LINE-X will be the next phase of the continued expansion of the LINE-X Network to go beyond traditional bedliners. Truck Gear by LINE-X will feature several accessory options, including round step bars, bull bars, grill guards, oval step bars, tri-fold tonneau covers, roll-up tonneau covers and hard rolling tonneau covers. With Truck Gear by LINE-X franchisees will have direct access to the new line of truck accessories tailored specifically for LINE-X customers that will only be available at over 400 LINE-X franchise locations in North America.

The following is a full list and description of the all-new accessories being offered with Truck Gear by LINE-X:

Truck Gear by LINE-X 3.5² Round Step Bar
Truck Gear by LINE-X Step Bars will be available in 3.5² round high quality stainless tubing. Available for GMC, Chevy, Dodge, Ford and Toyota trucks, these step bars feature an increased surface area for safer stepping. Easy, no drill installation is made possible with custom mounting brackets. Available in stainless steel, black or can be sprayed with customizable LINE-X coating.

Truck Gear by LINE-X Bull Bar
Truck Gear by LINE-X Bull Bars will be available in high quality 3² diameter tubing with an integrated and removable skid plate to offer additional style and protection. Made from heavy duty one-piece construction, Truck Gear by LINE-X Bull Bars come with pre-drilled holes for auxiliary lights. Easy, no drill installation is made possible with bolt on brackets. Available in stainless steel, black or can be sprayed with customizable LINE-X coating.

Truck Gear by LINE-X Grill Guard
Truck Gear by LINE-X Grill Guards offer protective rubber stripping and removable headlight covers. Made from heavy duty one-piece construction, Truck Gear by LINE-X Grill Guards will come with pre-drilled holes for auxiliary lights. Easy, no drill installation is made possible with bolt on brackets. Available in stainless steel, black or can be sprayed with customizable LINE-X coating.

Truck Gear by LINE-X 5² Oval Step Bar
Truck Gear by LINE-X step bars offer a bold, stylish look with large step pads for easier vehicle entry. Easy, no drill installation is made possible with unique heavy duty brackets. Available in stainless steel or can be sprayed with customizable LINE-X coating.

Truck Gear by LINE-X Tri-Fold Tonneau Cover
Truck Gear by LINE-X Tri-fold Tonneau Covers come fully assembled, ready to mount right from the box. With simple installation, each Truck Gear by LINE-X Tri-fold Tonneau Cover is equipped with a unique clamp closure system, so strong that a vehicle can be driven with the tonneau cover folded open ­ perfect for hauling oversized loads. Custom made for each installation, the Truck Gear by LINE-X Tri-fold Tonneau Cover showcases a luxurious look for truck beds, cuts vehicle drag for improved miles per gallon and protects the truck bed and cargo from outside elements.

Truck Gear by LINE-X Roll-Up Tonneau Cover
Truck Gear by LINE-X Roll-Up Tonneau Covers are an easy to install, soft cover with a low profile design, sitting only 1² above the truck bed. This roll-up cover offers easy operation, premium nylon straps for secure storage and a patented auto latch, dual locking system. Designed to protect from water, snow and dust, the Truck Gear by LINE-X Roll-Up Tonneau Cover is made from heavy duty materials for long lasting durability.

Truck Gear by LINE-X Hard Rolling Tonneau Cover
Truck Gear by LINE-X Tonneau Hard Rolling Tonneau Cover gives full unobstructed use of the entire truck bed. Hard Rolling Tonneau Covers are tough, all-season covers that fit Chevy, GMC, Dodge, Ford, Honda, Nissan, Toyota, Mazda, Isuzu, Mitsubishi and Volkswagen trucks. Offering fully unobstructed use of the entire truck bed, it combines the best of the market¹s offerings of tonneau covers, with all the advantages of a soft cover in a hard exterior.

IKO Changes Packaging on Its Goldshield Ice & Water Protector

IKO has announced packaging changes to its GoldShield Ice & Water Protector.

IKO has announced packaging changes to its GoldShield Ice & Water Protector.

IKO has announced packaging changes to its GoldShield Ice & Water Protector to provide added user friendliness to roofers and product dealers.

The new GoldShield Ice & Water Protector will be available in the form of a fully enclosed, shrink wrapped film on individual rolls replacing the previous boxed roll format that was shrink wrapped by the pallet. The new film packaging is water resistant and treated for enhanced UV resistance improving the ability to store it outdoors. The packaging is also smaller in size allowing for an increased number of rolls per pallet and reducing the inventory space required for storage purposes.

Because there is no change to the product itself suppliers will be able to mix the new packaging and their existing supply. The products are totally compatible.

Notch, Shear and Hem Snap-lock and Standing-seam Profiles

SnapTableHD from Swenson Shear

SnapTableHD from Swenson Shear

The SnapTableHD from Swenson Shear is an all-in-one tool fully equipped to notch, shear and hem snap-lock and standing-seam profiles. It features an adjustable table width that can accommodate panels between 12 and 22 inches, a notching station equipped with a slope-calibrated ruler that allows for 29-inch notching offset and a slitter that cuts a 33-inch maximum angle. The hemmer makes a 33-inch maximum angle hem with one pull of the handle. A new degree indicator on the slitter and hemmer allows a user to locate an angle quickly. The transportable table weighs 750 pounds with adjustable leveling jacks.

(877) 588-8748

Mount Photovoltaics on Low-slope Roofs

Unirac Roof Mount (RM)

Unirac Roof Mount (RM)

Unirac Inc. has released its Unirac Roof Mount (RM), which replaces RapidRac for mounting photovoltaics on low-slope roofs. Each ballast bay is compact and easy to handle, weighing less than 3 1/2 pounds and allowing for 10-degree tilt. The modular design helps installers navigate modules around HVAC units or other roof obstacles, maximizing power density. The RM supports most framed crystalline modules. In addition, U-Builder, an online tool that allows customers to design and quote a system in seconds, supports the RM.

(855) 387-8450

Spray Foam Features Blowing Agent with Global-warming Potential of 1

Honeywell’s spray foam roofing system formulated with Solstice Liquid Blowing Agent

Honeywell’s spray foam roofing system formulated with Solstice Liquid Blowing Agent

Honeywell’s spray foam roofing system formulated with Solstice Liquid Blowing Agent has received a severe hail rating from FM Global. The roofing system, which was developed by West Development Group, may reduce insurance premiums for building owners. Solstice Liquid Blowing Agent is a next-generation blowing agent with a global-warming potential of 1. It is nonflammable, has received EPA approval under the Significant New Alternatives Policy Program and is not a volatile organic compound.

Roof Hatch Eases Moving Equipment In and Out of Buildings

The Bilco Co.’s Type D double leaf roof hatch

The Bilco Co.’s Type D double leaf roof hatch

The Bilco Co.’s Type D double leaf roof hatch features a large opening that allows equipment to be easily installed or removed from a building. Roof hatches are custom-fabricated to meet virtually any access-opening requirement and can be operated with one hand. Type D hatches are designed for weathertight performance and safe and easy operation regardless of the cover size and weight. Products feature full EPDM gasketing, insulated covers and curb, and an overlapping cover design to ensure energy efficiency and performance.

(800) 366-6530

Sealant Resists Weathering on a Variety of Substrates

Triangle Fastener Corp.'s APS 500

Triangle Fastener Corp.’s APS 500

Triangle Fastener Corp. has released its APS 500, which is formulated for adhesion and resistance to weathering, as well as can be used with a variety of substrates. The sealant comes in plastic tubes with screw-on nozzles and is available in custom colors. Advance Polymer Sealant combines the strength of polyurethanes with the weathering resistance of silicones. It is solvent- and isocyanate-free. The product can be installed at -35 to 140 F temperatures.

(800) 486-1832