Disaster relief equipment comes in many forms. Products can be used in numerous ways from tree trimming to clean-up and pickup efforts. The products below provide a number of options for equipment rental users:
Armorgard rubble truck
The rubble truck from Armorgard, Cambridge, Mass., features a 105-gal. scoop and a built-in tipping feature. The product has a loading capacity of 1,650 lbs. The truck can be transported using its crane lifting eyes.
Crary Bear Cat skid-steer chipper
The CH500H skid-steer chipper from Crary Bear Cat, West Fargo, N.D., features a 5-in. chipping capacity and fits many models of skid steers. The product needs 15- to 22-gpm flow to drive the hydraulic feed roller and chipping rotor. The chipper includes flat-faced quick couplers.
JLG Industries boom lifts
The Tow-Pro Series line of towable boom lifts from JLG Industries, McConnellsburg, Pa., offers the choice of a 24V DC electric or 9-hp gas-powered engine. The lifts are available in two models: the T350 and the T500. These tow-behind manlifts have standard air and water lines to the platform. An accessory mounting tray accommodates a generator, air compressor or pressure washer.
Makita USA chainsaw
The 40V XGT™ brushless cordless 18-in. chainsaw kit from Makita USA, La Mirada, Calif., has zero emissions, lower noise and considerably less emissions, the company says. Powered by one 40V XGT battery, the tool has an 18-in. guide bar and Makita-built motor with a variable speed trigger.
Niftylift self-propelled boom lift
The 10,960-lb. SP50E all-electric self-propelled boom lift from Niftylift, Greer, S.C., features a 50-ft. platform height and a working outreach of 31 ft. The machine has a safe working load of 500 lbs. and has a 150-degree fly-boom and 180-degree cage rotation.
Polaris Commercial utility vehicle
The Pro XD utility task vehicle (UTV) from Polaris Commercial, Medina, Minn., includes mid-sized models designed for tighter spaces and lighter payloads. Models feature Kevlar®-backed seats, 8-ply tires and heavy-duty driveline components.
Steiner stump cutter attachment
The 450 stump cutter tractor attachment from Steiner, Johnson Creek, Wis., is equipped with a fully adjustable 16-in.-diameter cutting wheel with carbide teeth. The cutter is powered by a right-angle gearbox and can cut stumps as low as 5 in. into the ground, the company says.
Stumper Industries stump grinder
The Stumper 360 stump grinder from Stumper Industries, Calumet, Mich., features a high torque motor driving a 36-in. grinding wheel manufactured from 1-in.-thick steel. The grinding wheel utilizes 25 carbide teeth and seven rakers to optimize the depth of cut and maximize productivity.
Virnig Manufacturing skeleton grapple
The V60 large capacity skeleton grapple from Virnig Manufacturing, Rice, Minn., is designed to pick up large logs. The grapple features independent jaws that open to more than 5 ft. Cylinder guards come standard with all large capacity skeleton grapple models. The models are available in 72-in. and 84-in. sizes.