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100% Volvo Demolition

100% Volvo Demolition

Published 27/12, 2018 at 10:48

Volvo Construction Equipment has during the last four years made a radical change to the offering from its demolition machinery segment. It began in 2014 when its E-series high reach excavator models were launched beginning with the EC380EHR and EC480EHR. Now this autumn the manufacturer has launched its latest flagship development, the multi-purpose EC750E HR demolition excavator. Jan Hermansson reports.

Wreckers Dismantling close off 2018 with a bang in South Africa

Wreckers Dismantling close off 2018 with a bang in South Africa

Published 27/12, 2018 at 10:33

Despite depressed business conditions in the South African demolition industry, local company Wreckers Dismantling has successfully ended the year with two challenging explosive demolitions in difficult locations.

Euro Implementos heats up competition in demolition robots

Euro Implementos heats up competition in demolition robots

Published 27/12, 2018 at 09:53

The robotic demolition market is, for the want of a better word, a tightknit one. Once dominated by Brokk which pioneered the technology, today it is seeing the rise of more and more new players. Following in the footsteps of Husqvarna, Toptec and Avant Tecno, a new wave of manufacturers is joining Brokk’s competition. Among these is Catalonia based Euro Implementos, which may be considered challenger ‘numero uno’. Andrei Bushmarin reports on his visit to the Spanish manufacturer.

Delete pulls a nifty inner city job

Delete pulls a nifty inner city job

Published 27/12, 2018 at 09:40

Finland based Delete is one of Europe’s brightest demolition stars. A young company by the industry’s standards (Delete was established in 2010), it has been developing by leaps and bounds during the current decade. Now the Delete Group incorporates 40+ companies focusing on demolition, recycling and industrial cleaning. The contractor, which operates throughout Scandinavia, invited PDi to one of its ongoing projects in Finland. Andrei Bushmarin reports.

PLADDET'S CONTROLLED EXPANSIONS

PLADDET'S CONTROLLED EXPANSIONS

Published 24/11, 2018 at 13:54

Businesses by nature strive for continued growth. When a company ceases growing, it takes a first big step towards its own undoing. However, explosive uncontrolled growth can lead to the same bitter result. Aware of this fact, Netherlands based attachment specialist Pladdet is expanding its business in a rapid yet highly controlled manner. Andrei Bushmarin reports.

Hitauchi launches new excavator to mark redesigned factory demonstration area

Published 22/11, 2018 at 16:56

In September, Hitachi Construction Machinery Europe (HCME) inaugurated its redesigned demonstration area at its headquarters in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. This has been redesigned in order to showcase a wider variety of machines in a more attractive and technologically advanced environment.

Customers’ testimonials endorse ShearCore Fortress attachments

Customers’ testimonials endorse ShearCore Fortress attachments

Published 11/10, 2018 at 11:00

Fortress attachments are designed and manufactured by ShearCore, which is located in Superior, Wisconsin, USA.

Hydraram: 25 years of demolition evolution

Published 10/10, 2018 at 16:56

On 15 September, the supplier of excavator attachments for demolition, recycling and agriculture professionals, Hydraram, celebrated its 25th anniversary by throwing a gala party at its headquarters in Surhuisterveen in northern Holland. Apart from some 250 visitors from all over the world, including family and friends, the party featured full size dinosaurs and a crew of super heroes as very special guests. Andrei Bushmarin reports.

Customers’ testimonials endorse ShearCore Fortress attachments

Customers’ testimonials endorse ShearCore Fortress attachments

Published 10/10, 2018 at 16:27

Fortress attachments are designed and manufactured by ShearCore, which is located in Superior, Wisconsin, USA.

Unusual application for Kemroc cutter wheel

Unusual application for Kemroc cutter wheel

Published 10/10, 2018 at 15:49

Demolition of the Düte Bridge was made more difficult for demolition specialists, UPEK GmbH, due to the very unusual method used to construct the bridge.

Three bridges demolished in 48h using Epiroc heavy hydraulic breakers

Three bridges demolished in 48h using Epiroc heavy hydraulic breakers

Published 10/10, 2018 at 15:41

Dutch contractor LEK Sloopwerken recently demolished three 150m long viaducts on the A27 motorway in the Netherlands during a single weekend in May.

Tokyo embraces clean and quiet disassembling

Tokyo embraces clean and quiet disassembling

Published 10/10, 2018 at 15:20

Japanese contractor, Taisei Corp., has introduced a safe and environmentally friendly demolition system that is considered by many as a turning point in the industry. The ‘Taisei Ecological Reproduction System’, or more simply known as the ‘Tecorep’ system, is ideal for locations where conventional demolition methods cannot be used such as ultra-high rise buildings. PDi Asia Editor Shinichiro Nakaba reports.

Mobile dust suppression keeps demolition emissions from leaving site

Mobile dust suppression keeps demolition emissions from leaving site

Published 3/7, 2018 at 13:01

River City Demolition used a self-contained and mobile DustBoss DB-60 Fusion, manufactured by BossTek, to suppress airborne dust created by the jaw processor and falling debris during the demolition of a five story concrete parking lot in a densely populated area.

Demolition Hydradig proves revolutionary for French Contractors

Demolition Hydradig proves revolutionary for French Contractors

Published 3/7, 2018 at 12:58

The versatility of JCB’s Hydradig has landed the machine a role in a demolition application in Coventry City Centre. Purchased by Rugby based French Contractors LLP, which is carrying out the project on behalf of Jackson Civil Engineering, the Hydradig 110W model is being used to assist in the strengthening and rebuilding of Swanswell Viaduct.

Lights out for South African lighthouse

Lights out for South African lighthouse

Published 3/7, 2018 at 12:56

The possibility of an important, but potentially dangerous, unmanned lighthouse toppling into the Indian Ocean off the east coast of South Africa, has been removed following a delicate demolition operation.

Ecological dambusting in South Africa

Ecological dambusting in South Africa

Published 3/7, 2018 at 12:32

Selected South African dams, some only decades old, are being removed or made more fit for purpose and environmentally friendly with targeted demolition or rehabilitation. This is in line with an international drive to remove unnecessary man made water catchments to the advantage of the natural life cycle. PDi’s Africa editor Kevin Mayhew looks at the 'dambusters' in South Africa.

Customer loyalty for Trevi Benne in Sweden

Customer loyalty for Trevi Benne in Sweden

Published 3/7, 2018 at 12:24

The Swedish demolition contractor Remoove Demolering AB is based in Asmundtorp, and was founded in 1997, today having annual turnover of some €3M.

Progrind Australia partnerships increase women numbers in construction

Progrind Australia partnerships increase women numbers in construction

Published 3/7, 2018 at 12:23

At the Coles Kirrawee Store in NSW, Mel, who is managing a 3,450m2 site for Progrind Australia, stands behind her ‘Big Bev’.

Superstructure demolition in India

Superstructure demolition in India

Published 3/7, 2018 at 12:22

The Indian demolition company Edifice Engineering located in Durgapur, West Bengal, has carried out one of India’s most spectacular demolition projects. The work involved the demolition of the superstructure of a 12km long bridge, partly on land and partly over the Ganges river.

Indeco rocks in New Hampshire

Indeco rocks in New Hampshire

Published 17/4, 2018 at 14:17

New Hampshire Rock Reduction, contractors based in New England, USA, has improved productivity through the use of Indeco hammers for rock breaking and excavation.

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