On Friday the 24 November, Caterpillar organized a press meeting at their premises in Echirolles, Grenoble, France. A number of journalists from different construction magazines in Europe attended to see the launch of the new range of Cat wheeled material handlers series. Cat also launched two new orange-peel grapples at the same time.
The UK diamond drilling and sawing contractor D-Drill has successfully used a remotely controlled Brokk 180 demolition robot to safely remove a potentially toxic substance from a manufacturing plant in Northumberland.
Three new 20t size class excavators from Caterpillar, the 320 GC, 320 and 323, increase operating efficiency, lower fuel and maintenance costs, and improve operator comfort compared to previous models, the company claims.
The German engine manufacturer Deutz has been awarded the EU Stage V certificate for its six- cylinder TTCD 7.8 model ahead of the Agritechnica trade fair. The in-line engine is ideally suited to heavy-duty tractor applications thanks to its compact design and twin turbochargers.
MB India, the India branch office of the Italian manufacture MB Crusher, will participate in Excon 2017, the largest construction equipment exhibition in South Asia to be held between the 12th and 16th December in Bengaluru, Karnataka, India.
Erket, a manufacturer of excavator attachments based in Hämbach in the Thuringia region of Germany, changed its name to Kemroc. Company ownership remains unchanged and the product portfolio will be expanded.
Ground penetrating radar equipment manufacturer GSSI, will show its latest GPR technology at the World of Concrete show 23-26 January 2018 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, Booth C3719.
The new DW 308 Rhino from Doppstadt shreds everything ranging from industrial waste, commercial and household waste; construction and demolition waste, organic waste; railway sleepers; green waste, logs or roots.
Grinding and polishing of concrete floors has become increasingly popular around the world over the last 15 years. It all started with the manufacturer HTC Sweden in the middle of the 1990s and soon other manufacturers joined like Diamatic and King Concepts. This industry has now developed into a plethora of suppliers. PDi editor in chief Jan Hermansson reports.
The RPM Group, a US-based network of diamond polishing contractors, has put Duratiq to the test. Over a period of several months, the Duratiq grinder has been tested on multiple job sites against other grinding machines.
Floor sawing jobs are bread and butter for professional concrete cutters. Well aware of that fact, manufacturers work hard to meet their needs with ever more compact and lightweight yet powerful machines. PDi’s Andrei Bushmarin reports on the latest products in the floor sawing sector.
Separation is currently the word on demolition sites. Never before have contractors separated waste more then at present. The equipment for efficient separation is now so much bigger than 20 years ago. Stricter regulations create a greener environment and professionals make more money on waste handling.