With an all-electric drivetrain powered by a robust rechargeable battery pack, the 1400 series has joined the Overland Cart portfolio of site and plant material handling equipment. The heart of the new series is the new high performance 36V 1,400-watt transaxle, with nearly four times the power of the company’s standard 400W motor. Overall speed has improved from 3 mph on the 400W carts to 3.5 mph on the 1400 series. On hard flat surfaces the latter is capable of hauling 1,200 lbs. and 1,100 lbs. on grassy inclines up to 15 degrees.
The battery pack affords up to 14-16 hours of real world use or an estimated 18-19 miles on a single charge. The 1400 Series comes standard with 18-in. Kenda all terrain tires, built to withstand the rigors of construction sites and provide maximum traction on a variety of surfaces. The 10-cu.-ft. wheelbarrow style hopper is made from a heavy gauge, but lightweight HDPE free of rust or corrosion potential. Standard on all 1400 series carts is a power dump feature that uses an electric lifter to assist in dumping hopper contents. A quick release pull lever is also standard. — Granite Industries, Archbold, Ohio, 877/447-2648; www.graniteind.com
GROUT ANCHORS STABILIZE STAIRCASE
Cintec Cementitious Grout Anchors were used to secure the deteriorating staircase of the Morris Island Lighthouse, located off the South Carolina coast. Stabilization efforts included anchor tying to the inner and outer lighthouse walls, plus a beam. Buffalo, N.Y. engineering and installation specialist ICC – Commonwealth performed the work. Project specs called for 1-3/8-in. diameter stainless steel rebar, Grade 2205 in 44-in. lengths and long socked 41-in. bar with 3 in. of exposed threads to attach to the bracket beam.
The 161-ft. structure was opened in 1876, decommissioned in 1962, and listed on the National Register of Historic Places 20 years later. After the decommissioning, the circular staircase was showing advanced deterioration due to the chloride-heavy marine environment. Absent the lighthouse wall anchoring, officials feared the staircase would collapse. — Cintec North America, Hunt Valley, Md.; 410/761-0765; www.cintec.com