The managing director of Traxx Construction Products in Australia, Lloyd Williams has announced that a new range of flat saws will be introduced in early 2018. “Not since the mid 1990’s has anyone taken the challenge to build such items in Australia. Financially it has just not been viable,” said Williams.
Baier has been producing power tools for the past 80 years. Located in Stuttgart, Germany, Baier exports to over 60 countries and has sole representation in the US, GSS International, managed by Brigitte Peterson.
Representatives from most of Pentruder's worldwide dealers gathered at the annual Pentruder distributor council in Borlänge, Sweden in November, for news on product development and exchange experiences.
It is well known that dust can cause illness, but the high level of danger is often underestimated. Dust particles can penetrate deep into the lungs and irreparably damage the airways ands lung tissue. Dust diseases, such as pneumoconiosis, are the most common recognized occupational diseases.
“It takes a keen spirit and a lot of heart and soul to realize such a groundbreaking invention. It caused my father quite a few sleepless nights at the time," said Helmut Darda’s son and successor Burkhard Darda. ”Such a creative idea is something extraordinary and continues to drive our business to this day."
Atlas Copco’s hydraulic attachment tools division will become part of Epiroc, effective from 1 January 2018. The division manufactures excavator attachment tools, such as hydraulic breakers, cutters, pulverisers, bucket crushers, shears, grapples and magnets. Also effective from that date, will be the division's current products delivered with Epiroc branding.
Caterpillar is re-entering the demolition equipment market and recently held a training session for its European dealers, which included a presentation of current demolition techniques by UK demolition consultant John Woodward.
With an operating weight between 19t and 22t, the new Liebherr R 918 crawler excavator is ideal for earthmoving applications. A large selection of attachments makes the machine extremely flexible for more specific work.
Superabrasive’s new 510mm propane grinder, L20G-X, designed to improve productivity, performance and safety is claimed to be is the first propane grinder with Fuel-Minder a closed loop fuel management system.
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.