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Acrylic Coatings
Mule-Hide® Elastomeric Acrylic Coatings are professional grade, premium products end users trust. They include metal roof primer, flashing grade, and both standard and specialty finish coatings, such as Skylight Finish A-300 and A-320 Finish, which are rated by the Cool Roof Rating Council and listed by Energy Star. Mule-Hide offers professional-grade systems to be used over metal or asphaltic substrates and areas in which water ponds. The coatings are durable in all weather conditions, flexible, and reflective.

Mule-Hide Products Co. Inc.
(800) 786-1492
Grasshopper MaxTorque™ Diesel — The Alternative to Alternative Fuels
Grasshopper MaxTorque™ diesel mowers feature Tier 4-I-compliant engines with superior power, greater fuel economy and fewer emissions than alternative-fuel mowers. The use of ultra-low-sulfur diesel fuel, the two-to-one fuel economy compared to gasoline and liquid-propane engines, and the technological strides made to comply with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) emissions standards combine to make MaxTorque™ diesel mowers the most powerful, economical, and efficient mowers on turf.

Grasshopper Co.
(620) 345-8621
Fax: (620) 345-2301
Heated Outdoor Safety Mats
HeatTrak's Heated Outdoor Safety Mats prevent snow and ice accumulation on walkways and stairs by melting snow on contact. The mats plug into any standard 120-volt (V) or 240V outlet, generating heat to melt snow at a rate of 2 inches per hour. Mats are built with non-slip, ultraviolet-protected rubber and are designed to be left outside for the entire winter.

(866) 766-9628
SuperSlice™ Quickly Cuts PEX, PVC and More
The unique SuperSlice™ from General Pipe Cleaners gives you the edge in cutting many types of plastic tubing with virtually no tube deformation. Just squeeze the SuperSlice and the tool's V point blade quickly and easily slices through PEX, PVC, CPVC, irrigation pipe, plastic electric conduit, and plastic or rubber hose as large as 1 inch in diameter. It's faster than ratchet-type cutters that can deform plastic tubing. General's ergonomically designed sure grip handles give users plenty of leverage.

General Pipe Cleaners,
a division of General Wire Spring Co.

1101 Thompson Ave.
McKees Rocks, PA 15136
(800) 245 6200 or (412) 771 6300
New Electric Eel Z5 Auto Cable Feed Drain-Cleaning Machine
The Model Z5-P-AF features an automatic cable feed that advances and retrieves cable with the push of a lever, while a cable guide spring keeps hands off rotating cable for added safety. The unit cleans 1-1/4- to 3-inch-diameter lines up to 100 feet while running 1/2-inch-diameter, galvanized, aircraft-wire, inner-core cable. A rear bar shields the motor and provides two-position operation. Other features include: a built-in drum-shaft slip clutch; 10-inch wheels; a folding handle; and 1/2-inch-by-75-foot cable.

Electric Eel Manufacturing Co. Inc.
(800) 833-1212
Fax: (937) 323-3767
Innovation from San Jamar's Roll Towel Dispensers
San Jamar introduces its newest roll towel dispenser, the Element. Thirty-three percent smaller and 10 percent cheaper than the average universal towel dispenser on the market, the Element is the simplest, most compact option in lever-roll towel dispensing. Although compact, the Element dispenses 800 feet of 8-inch roll towel of any brand or quality. San Jamar offers a full line of universal towel and tissue dispensers for any washroom.

San Jamar
555 Koopman Lane
Elkhorn, WI 53121
(262) 723-6133
Weathering Package Provides Roof Protection
OctaGuard XT™ is a revolutionary weathering package built into every Carlisle SynTec Sure-Weld® and Spectro-Weld® TPO roofing membrane. OctaGuard XT is comprised of eight performance-enhancing ingredients with three heat-stabilizing antioxidants, three ultraviolet (UV) light stabilizers, and organic and inorganic UV absorbers that help protect Carlisle's TPO membranes and dramatically improve their ability to resist deterioration, due to the effects of weather.

Carlisle SynTec
RIDGID® SeeSnake® LT1000 Laptop Interface
The RIDGID® SeeSnake® LT1000 laptop interface is a flexible way to digitally record, monitor, and manage drain footage when paired with a RIDGID SeeSnake reel and PC laptop with SeeSnake HQ software installed. The easy-to-use LT1000 laptop interface gives users the efficiency of a laptop for managing drain footage in the field and enables completing tasks without transferring data between field devices and a PC, which reduces the amount of time users spend converting files.

The Reliable HyTronic® from Chicago Faucets
The sensor-operated HyTronic® from Chicago Faucets can be installed or adjusted as quickly and easily as a conventional faucet. These vandal-resistant, hands-free faucets also provide savings through reduced outlet flow and cycle-time adjustment, allowing facilities to achieve significant improvement in overhead expenses in a short period. And because HyTronic’s durable construction holds up extremely well in heavy-use environments, facilities can also minimize faucet maintenance costs.

The Chicago Faucet Co.
2100 Clearwater Drive
Des Plaines, IL 60018
(800) 323-5060
Fax: (847) 803-5454

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