The portable blower, SOLO 440, has more power and 80 percent less vibration than competitive units, it is perfect for clearing leaves, dirt, clippings, and even snow, from paths, driveways and outdoor areas. When used with a shredding blade fitted to the air intake fan, it vacuums and shreds the debris to one-half its original size. The blower features improved environmental characteristics and a unique anti-vibration system that sharply reduces vibration at the handle.It has a powerful 29cc two-stroke gas-fired engine; weighs only 9.5 pounds, and produces maximum blowing power of 760 m3/h, as measured at the blowpipe outlet.
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Annual Salary Survey
Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey