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Improved loader

The new Bobcat S160 skid-steer loader is an updated version of the 763 model, which appeared 10 years ago. The new model S160 with a 1,600-lb. rated operating capacity (ROC) is equipped with a turbocharged Kubota diesel engine rated at 56 hp. It has a high flow option to boost auxiliary hydraulic capacity to 27.0 gpm for greater attachment versatility. It offers radius path lift arms for digging and grading ability and may be ordered with air-conditioning.

Suggested retail price: $25,000. A second version of this machine, the S150, has a 46-hp diesel engine and 1,500 ROC. Contact Bobcat Co., Dept. FIN, Box 6000, West Fargo, ND 58078, 866/823-7898, visit or

Diesel stabilizer

A diesel fuel stabilizer that is not an additive is now available from Dieselcraft. The stabilizer is installed next to any diesel engine to decontaminate and stabilize diesel fuel without chemical additives. The unit reconstitutes aged fuel as the engine is running for routine maintenance or for seasonal use. It is installed between the fuel tank and the inlet side of the injector pump as close to the engine as possible.

Suggested list price is $199 for engines with ¼- and ⅜-in. fuel lines, $299 for engines with ½-in. fuel lines, and $469 for engines with ¾-in. fuel lines. Contact Dieselcraft/The Magnum Group, Dept. FIN, Box 7670, Auburn, CA 95604, 877/823-7075, visit or

More trailer clearance

Maneuver with your pickup into confined spots with a new trailer pin that offers extra room from the trailer. The RV5 Extended King Pin adds 10 in. of rear clearance between the truck and fifth wheel trailer so you don't run into yourself when making a tight turn. The pin is fabricated from ½-in. steel. It is rated at 24,000 lbs. gross trailer weight and 6,000 lbs. gross tongue weight. Easy bolt-on installation includes a massive clamp that fits standard king pin and box.

Price: $375. Contact PopUp Industries Inc., Dept. FIN, 220 W. 14th St., Chanute, KS 66720, 877/339-5704, visit or

Brilliant lighting

Buy professional security searchlight technology with the new Maxa Beam searchlight from Peak Beam Systems. The company claims that the Maxa Beam is one of the most powerful handheld xenon searchlights in the world. It will illuminate objects 1½ miles away and can vary beam width from 40° to 1°. The searchlight is completely water and weather resistant. It is designed for one-hand operation.

Suggested list price for a base package including battery and charger is $1,795. Contact Peak Beam Systems Inc., Dept. FIN, 3938 Miller Rd., Edgemont, PA 19028, 800/543-0348, visit or

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