Product roundup: Black+Decker introduces new gutter cleaner attachment

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Updated Sep 29, 2017
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Black+Decker has introduced its new gutter cleaner attachment that the company says will help users clear hard-to-reach gutters of debris. The company says this system also allows the user to clean the gutters without the use of a ladder.

The attachment connects to most blower models, including the recently launched 3-in-1 Vacpack. Extending up to 12 feet, the attachment uses four quick-connect tube sections, and the company says the flexible tube provides maneuverability to help make the job easier.

The attachment is now available in stores nationwide for an MSRP of $39.99.

Ditch Witch to unveil new equipment at ICUEEDitch Witch

Ditch Witch will unveil its wide variety of new and enhanced underground construction equipment, tools, technology and parts at the International Construction and Utility Equipment Exposition (ICUEE) Oct. 3-5 in Louisville, Kentucky.

Ditch Witch says its AT40 all terrain directional drill comes complete with an advanced version of the Ditch Witch All Terrain (AT) drilling system, and a new RockMaster housing for increased longevity.

Ditch Witch will also display its updated line of fluid management systems, which the company says improves drill fluid flow and provides faster mixing cycle and yield times.

Other equipment at the show will be the fully updated line of mini skid steers, fiber-installation solutions and the RT125 utility tractor with a new cab option.

Additionally, Ditch Witch says that ICUEE attendees can also test the Ditch Witch HDD virtual reality training simulator, which allows users to simulate a real HDD jobsite.

The booth will also include an AT technology area that showcases the HDD tooling solutions for drilling in rocky conditions.

On Wednesday, Oct. 4 at 3:30 p.m., Seth Matthesen, Ditch Witch’s senior product manager of directional drills, will share his insights on the present and future of HDD on the ICUEE demo stage.

Maddog showcases portable mixing system

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Maddog has introduced its portable mixing system, and the company says it fills a gap with a portable, consistent and safe alternative to other commercial mixing systems.

The company says that whether the need is commercial, a large-scale construction job or a smaller, indoors or backyard residential project, the Maddog offers a Honda 4-cycle gas engine or electric-powered model.

Maddog says its lightweight, simple-to-operate system efficiently mixes water with grout, mortar, concrete and stucco while reducing labor and material costs.

Weighing 40 pounds, Maddog says this system has specialized blades matched with a contoured tub that precisely and consistently mixes up to 120 pounds of material in about a minute with no wasted product.

The company says that cleanup is simply a two to three minutes process that requires no tedious, hands-on scraping, as the blades will do all of the work.

The company says that it can adapt to making small batches at the point of use, for confined spaces with no need for multiple trips or for medium-to-large batches with additional tubs for rapid refill.

The company says it is easy to transport and safely secure in the trunk of a truck or car.

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