January 2021 Vol. 76 No. 1

New Products

New Products

Upgrades Improve Performance, Reliability with John Deere L-Series Backhoe 

John Deere’s popular L-Series backhoe loaders – 310L, 310SL, 315SL, 310SL HL and 410L – have been upgraded with significant improvements that boost productivity, maximize uptime and reduce operating costs. 

One of the most notable updates is the 4.5L John Deere PowerTech EWL Final Tier 4 engine, which increases power and improves torque across the five models. The redesign also provides greater reliability, by removing the exhaust gas recirculation system and components, and easier access to fuel and diesel exhaust fluid filters when changing or servicing them. 

Now a base offering on all five models, AutoShift technology automatically adjusts the transmission to the most-appropriate gear. Auto Ride Control also enhances ease of use, by improving ride quality and reducing front bucket material spillage. 

Already offered on the 310SL HL and 410L, 310SL can be equipped with pressure-compensated load sensing (PCLS) hydraulics, for increased productivity and improved backhoe controllability at any engine speed. In addition, trenching operation can be conducted at lower engine speeds, reducing fuel consumption and lowering job-site noise. 

Expanded machine controls on 310SL include Lift Mode. When enabled, it automatically sets the engine speed to 1,400 rpm and raises maximum hydraulic pressure to 4,000 psi, producing a 10- to 15-percent increase in backhoe lift capacity. Also, for ease of use, the horn, selective flow, auxiliary proportional roller and extendable dipper stick buttons are integrated into the backhoe pilot controls. 

Updates on another model, 310L EP, are designed to deliver more value at an economical price, such as a simpler front-axle design and a four-speed manual synchromesh transmission. Directional changes remain controlled with a steering column mounted lever for forward, neutral and reverse. 

“We are committed to continuously improving our equipment to offer our customers more value out of their machines,” said Brian Hennings, product manager, John Deere Construction & Forestry. “These upgrades build upon the best features found on the L-Series machines, resulting in a lineup designed to power through the toughest jobs.” 

Deere & Company, based in Moline, Ill., is a world leader in providing advanced products, technology and services for customers whose work is revolutionizing agriculture and construction – those who cultivate, harvest, transform, enrich and build upon the land to meet the world's increasing need for food, fuel, shelter and infrastructure. 


John Deere, (844) 809-1508, johndeere.com 


Drop-in Clarifier System Offers Effective, Efficient Solids Removal for Dewatering Applications 

United Rentals Inc. introduced the CL-250 Clarifier, which delivers a complete solids removal solution for a wide range of waste streams. The clarifier system allows companies to increase efficiency of solid waste removal, while also reducing the mobilization time and project footprint of water treatment processes. 

The CL-250 Clarifier is designed to be easily deployed in an open-top frac tank, allowing it to quickly function as a low-cost, highly effective solids removal system. The slant-plate Lamella configuration creates 10 times more settling area than its footprint. This efficient design allows one 16.5-foot CL-250 mobile unit to provide the same treatment capacity as a 42-foot fixed installation clarifier. 

Since the CL-250 Clarifier can accommodate flows up to 500 gallons-per-minute per unit, there is no need to rent the multiple settling tanks that projects typically require, resulting in a more streamlined process and overall safer project. 

Another option is using the CL-250 Clarifier in a standard weir tank. United Rentals filtration application engineers are available to work with companies to determine settling and flow rates for different sludge types ahead of installation. 

Once the system is installed, the water enters the clarifier, flows over the first weir, under the second weir and then up through the slant plates within the clarifier system. CL-250 Clarifier units are outfitted with sludge removal inserts to allow sludge to be pumped out without interrupting the process. 

The United Rentals CL-250 Clarifier has the versatility to be effective across a variety of worksites and high-volume projects including refineries, chemical plants, construction dewatering, environmental remediation and pipelines. 

“The CL-250 Clarifier is an integrated, custom-designed liquid management system,” said Mehrzad Emanuel, director of Filtration at United Rentals. “Companies are looking for cost-effective and time-sensitive ways to keep projects – and fluids – moving. 

“The CL-250 Clarifier not only saves project dollars but keeps downtime to a minimum. Fewer pieces of equipment onsite and faster turnarounds free up capital for other projects or contingencies.” 

United Rentals, Inc., headquartered in Stamford, Conn., offers approximately 4,000 classes of equipment for rental through an integrated network of 1,164 locations in North America and 11 in Europe. In North America, the company serves construction and industrial customers, utilities, municipalities, homeowners and others. 


United Rentals Inc., (833) 374-8677, unitedrentals.com 


GSSI UtilityScan Locates Safely, Efficiently, Economically 

The trend in the GPR utility world has gravitated toward the use of small, portable, and inexpensive units. Leading this standard is GSSI’s UtilityScan system. 

The smallest on the market, weighing only 34 pounds, UtilityScan is built for quick assembly, scanning, and breakdown. When folded down, the system can fit in the back of a small vehicle. This compact size makes it extremely portable and maneuverable around obstacles on busy streets and construction sites. 

UtilityScan uses a wireless tablet-based system with a bigger screen, better viewing experience, and a simplified, Android app-based, user-friendly interface. This means operators need  less technical experience to collect and interpret data, leading the way to faster onboarding than previously available.  

A key feature of UtilityScan is its robust wireless antenna, tested for rugged job sites. It incorporates GSSI’s patented HyperStacking technology, which has proven to increase depth penetration in challenging soils, while also providing high near-surface data resolution. IP 65 rated, it is the right tool to handle rain, snow and muddy conditions. 

When equipped with LineTrac, UtilityScan helps locate specific power sources situated underground, including AC power and induced RF energy present in conduits, by integrating electromagnetic (EM) and GPR readings, and producing the image on the screen. 

Originally designed to provide municipalities, electrical contractors, and utility installers with more confidence than relying only on the 811 system, Utility Scan has since been adopted for use in environmental and archaeology applications, due to its small size, portability and cost-effectiveness. 


GSSI., (703) 849-9047, gssi.com 

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