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Massucco T: Knowledge of “noleggio” and contracting expertise

Massucco T: Knowledge of “noleggio” and contracting expertise

Published 10/7 at 14:30

Cuneo-based Massucco Group is Italy's biggest plant hire company servicing construction, demolition and recycling industries. With a fleet of 1,300 units available for rent, its capabilities are on par with Europe’s leading providers. However, there is more to the Group than just rental business. It also incorporates Massucco Costruzioni, which is a major demolition and recycling contractor in its own right. Andrei Bushmarin reports.

MB Crusher upgrades screening bucket

MB Crusher upgrades screening bucket

Published 10/7 at 13:12

Designed to work with excavators from 9t to 20t, the MB-S14 screening bucket has been upgraded to the fourth series.

Hands-on demolition

Published 10/7 at 13:09

It might seem to many mothers that all 10 year old boys try to wreck their houses, but for Texan Lloyd Nabors he really did, starting a lifelong love of demolition, assisted with his fleet of Volvo machines.

Contractor opts for dsb innocrush 30

Contractor opts for dsb innocrush 30

Published 10/7 at 12:59

In 2014, the Austrian mobile crushing equipment manufacturer dsb Maschinenbau, supplied an innocrush 30 to contractor Grob Abbruch Recycling in Huttwil, Switzerland.

Demolition in the centre of Helsinki

Demolition in the centre of Helsinki

Published 10/7 at 12:55

The demolition of the nine storey Kasarmintori buildings in the centre of Helsinki, Finland was presented at the recent DDR Expo and Forum in Brussels. PDi reports.

Chicago Pneumatic breakers first choice in Qatar

Chicago Pneumatic breakers first choice in Qatar

Published 10/7 at 12:44

Rock Fall Contracting, a major civil engineering and earthmoving specialist contractor based in Doha, Qatar, has augmented its fleet of Chicago Pneumatic rig-mounted hydraulic breakers with the addition of new RX8 and RX54 units.

Ballast challenge

Published 17/5 at 13:04

In a quarry near Canosa di Puglia in the southern Italian region of Apulia that produces railway track ballast, an Indeco HP 25000 hydraulic breaker proves to be the best alternative to drilling and blasting when explosives are not an option.

Two Indeco HP 5000 ABFs for Mexico’s longest tunnel

Published 17/5 at 13:02

One of Mexico’s most popular holiday destinations, Acapulco has been suffering from serious traffic congestion, especially on the road from the city centre to Juan Álvarez international airport.

Brokk robots assist in Doha Metro project

Brokk robots assist in Doha Metro project

Published 16/5 at 15:54

A team of 10 remotely controlled Brokk Robots is playing a key role in the massive $17.8bn (€16.7bn) Doha Metro railway project in Qatar. The Brokk 160s and Brokk 260s, equipped with a variety of attachments, are working in pairs excavating the cross passages between the two main running tunnels.

Hyundai Heavy Industries supports rebuilding after Italian earthquakes

Hyundai Heavy Industries supports rebuilding after Italian earthquakes

Published 16/5 at 15:50

Hyundai Heavy Industries, in collaboration with the construction machinery manufacturer’s Italian dealer Hitex, supplied two machines, for four months free of charge, to help with the clearing and reconstruction in the areas affected by the 6.2 magnitude earthquake on 24 August near Accumoli in central Italy.

Mantovanibenne’s eagle soars high again

Mantovanibenne’s eagle soars high again

Published 2/3 at 16:08

Mantovanibenne’s story is that of courage and resilience. A market leader in demolition attachments for many years, it all but lost everything when an earthquake rocked its home city of Mirandola. But like the proverbial “Phoenix from the Ashes” Mantovanibenne resurrected itself from the rubble to become stronger than ever. Andrei Bushmarin reports.

Scrap'Air packs a punch

Scrap'Air packs a punch

Published 2/3 at 14:49

Scrap’Air is a brand of pneumatic hammers manufactured and marketed by French company Mabi and suitable for wood treatment, surface preparation and demolition applications. PDi’s Andrei Bushmarin reports on a recent visit to the company in Belfort.

Sandvik’s new superior tooth jaw plates add value

Published 2/3 at 14:31

Scottish Highlands based company G.F. Job is one of the first companies to trial Sandvik’s new superior tooth jaw plates. The initial test data from the G.F Job trial on its Sandvik QJ341 crusher has been extremely encouraging with average output increased from 200t/h to 250t/h and wear rates increased upwards of 30%.

Hitachi ZX19-5’s reliability for Polish contractor

Published 2/3 at 14:30

A Hitachi ZX19-5 mini excavator has been selected to complete a challenging utilities project in southern Poland.

Sin Bin spirited away

Sin Bin spirited away

Published 2/3 at 14:22

Second to football, the sport of rugby is spectacularly popular in South Africa. One of its most internationally cherished venues is Loftus Versfeld Stadium in South Africa’s capital, Pretoria, also known as Tshwane. With the surroundings of this venerated combat venue about to be rejuvenated, some tender loving care was required for one particular building, and demolition came to the rescue. PDi Africa editor Kevin Mayhew blows the whistle.

A capital blast

Published 2/3 at 13:51

Vacant for more than two decades, a 15 storey former hotel and later residence for the South African Police Service, was demolished by implosion last October. With other properties only half a metre away, the undertaking was not without its complexities. Contractor Jet Demolition pulled it off in 2.5s on a Sunday morning prior to the site being cleared for another development. PDi’s Kevin Mayhew reports.

MobyDick helps contain contamination

MobyDick helps contain contamination

Published 2/3 at 13:49

When Ahrens Contracting acquired the contract to demolish and remediate the abandoned and polluted Carter Carburettor site in St Louis, Missouri, US, they turned to MobyDick to contain the contamination.

A tale of productivity and reliability

A tale of productivity and reliability

Published 29/12, 2016 at 17:08

In Canada the Quebec firm Pièces Auto Talbot has been getting great results with their Indeco ISS 20/30 rotating shear for vehicle demolition.

JOB SATISFACTION

JOB SATISFACTION

Published 29/12, 2016 at 16:32

One minute there is a 5m high wall of reinforced concrete dominating the site, the next minute it has gone. After a moment or two of resistance, the structure starts melting away, like a slab of butter on a hot day.

Chicago Pneumatic supports drilling

Chicago Pneumatic supports drilling

Published 29/12, 2016 at 16:17

Chicago Pneumatic skid mounted air compressors are playing a key role in new blast hole drilling machines being used for overburden removal in the coal fields of central India.

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