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REINVENTING THE WHEEL… LOADER

REINVENTING THE WHEEL… LOADER

Published 5/10 at 15:38

The world’s first wheel loader - the H10 model featuring a parallel lift arm system and attachment bracket - was marketed by Volvo Construction Equipment in 1954. Since then the wheel loader industry has come a long way, with dozens of players from all over the globe having joined the competition and hundreds of different models having been launched. PDi’s Andrei Bushmarin reports breaking news from the sector.

Professional demolition and concrete cutting methods in nuclear and off shore environments

Professional demolition and concrete cutting methods in nuclear and off shore environments

Published 5/10 at 15:15

Advanced demolition and concrete cutting methods and equipment is often the only safe and efficient solution to carry out sensitive tasks in nuclear and off shore environments. But of course it also takes a very professional staff to carry out these delicate jobs. Here are five interesting site reports from Brokk, Hilti, MB Crusher, Solga Diamant and Tyrolit.

Ultimate tools for a great

Ultimate tools for a great

Published 5/10 at 14:40

Pulling down a building today is akin to playing a video game in the safety of one’s home. It might sound like an overstatement but it is not. The operator sits in a comfortable cab at a safe distance from the falling objects operating attachments that bite, tear, crush and crunch a building’s insides’ 30m above. What used to be a dusty and somewhat dangerous business is now high tech and fun thanks to sophisticated and efficient work tools available to specialist contractors. PDi’s Andrei Bushmarin reviews the latest innovations in the excavator attachment industry.

Massive bridge demolition in Chennai, India

Massive bridge demolition in Chennai, India

Published 30/6 at 15:16

The 9R road over bridge in Chennai, India has been in the plan for demolition for more than 12 years. The outbreak of Covid-19 actually made it possible.

New ‘Ecosilence’ 3.0 from Aquajet Systems

Published 30/6 at 14:56

Despite a cancelled customer event because of Covid-19, Aquajet managed to gather over 100 customers, distributors and industry journalists from all corners of the world for an interactive webinar for the launch of new Ecosilence 3.0.

Up to THE CUT concrete sawing equipment

Up to THE CUT concrete sawing equipment

Published 30/6 at 14:54

As the world slowly recovers from the coronavirus meltdown, businesses are licking their wounds and assessing the damage. Nobody seems to have emerged out of the crisis unscathed. As far as the concrete sawing industry is concerned, the three month lockdown has impacted heavily on the well-being of both suppliers and contractors. Demcon and BeBoSa – the industry’s most significant trade shows – have been postponed until 2021. Let us just hope, though, that no permanent damage has been done and the market will get back to normal sooner rather than later. In the meantime, PDi’s Andrei Bushmarin recaps the latest news gleaned from some leading industry players.

Whole range of new products from Mantovanibenne

Whole range of new products from Mantovanibenne

Published 30/6 at 14:51

New sorting grapples and additions to its ‘Multisystem’ and ‘Combi Crusher’ line are but a few of the new products from Italian manufacturer Mantovanibenne. Some of these were used during work on the expansion of the A3 motorway in Germany.

Some new small and medium excavators

Some new small and medium excavators

Published 30/6 at 14:41

It is not only demolition robots that are suitable for wrecking in confined areas. Here are some new mini and midi excavators on the market.

Taking a look at what’s new in dust control and disinfection

Taking a look at what’s new in dust control and disinfection

Published 29/6 at 13:35

This year sees the introduction of many new products from dust control manufacturers; although this time some of these new developments aren’t actually combatting dust. During the ongoing pandemic, the sector has found innovative ways to offer other solutions that can help save lives.

New mobile crushing, screening and shredding equipment

Published 22/4 at 15:32

New slow speed shredders, jaw and cone crushers, are some of the latest additions in the world of mobile material processing units for recycling .PDi takes a look at the latest machines on the market as well as highlighting some case stories of their use.

What’s new in ‘hand held’

Published 25/2 at 11:02

In this year’s edition of PDi Magazine’s special feature on hand held equipment for concrete cutting and demolition, we take a look at the latest products of 2020. This year sees ring saws, a battery powered core drilling system and much more.

Quick Couplers for Heavy-Duty Applications

Quick Couplers for Heavy-Duty Applications

Published 24/2 at 15:53

The development and improvements of the fully automatic quick coupling systems for demolition and recycling applications does not stop. Here are some of the latest news from the manufacturers.

The latest in crushing and screening attachments and buckets

The latest in crushing and screening attachments and buckets

Published 24/2 at 15:50

Every year, PDi Magazine takes a look at what’s new in the crushing and screening attachment sector. This year sees new releases of vibrating screening buckets, shaft screeners and a whole lot more. Here are the latest products out this year.

CORE BUSINESS INDEED

CORE BUSINESS INDEED

Published 24/2 at 15:47

For many professional contractors, diamond drilling is a core business in every sense of the word. Vertical drilling, horizontal drilling, overhead drilling, stitch drilling is what they do - day in and day out. To stay on top of their game, they need high performing and reliable equipment. That’s where suppliers come to the rescue with their ‘latest and greatest’ solutions. PDi’s Andrei Bushmarin reports the news from the core drilling industry.

The latest in crushing and screening attachments and buckets

Published 24/2 at 15:44

Every year, PDi Magazine takes a look at what’s new in the crushing and screening attachment sector. This year sees new releases of vibrating screening buckets, shaft screeners and a whole lot more. Here are the latest products out this year.

the latest in dust suppression

the latest in dust suppression

Published 27/12, 2019 at 17:57

Dust suppression is one way to combat the hazard of dust spreading in a workplace. Here we take a look at some of this year’s latest developments.

Diamonds in the rough: That’s how concrete cutters like them

Diamonds in the rough: That’s how concrete cutters like them

Published 27/12, 2019 at 17:49

Using diamond consumables is bread and butter for concrete cutters, with a well performing diamond blade or a core bit being integral to the timely completion of a sawing or drilling project. PDi’s Andrei Bushmarin reports the latest news from the diamond tooling industry.

scrap shear showdown

scrap shear showdown

Published 27/12, 2019 at 17:36

The development of the scrap shear was pioneered in the US in the 1980s by such giants of the excavator attachment industry as Roy Labounty and Bruce Bacon. Since its inception, the shear design has gone through a number of iterations before acquiring its current look. Today’s scrap shear is a staple item in every respectable attachment supplier’s arsenal, with European and Asian manufacturers steadily gaining ground on their North American counterparts. PDi’s Andrei Bushmarin presents the latest updates in the scrap shear market.

New Demolition Robots in 2019

New Demolition Robots in 2019

Published 27/12, 2019 at 17:27

PDi takes a look at the new Akula DR range and Brokk 70 remote controlled demolition robots launched in 2019.

Loader zone

Loader zone

Published 27/12, 2019 at 17:24

It’s the rare contractor these days who doesn’t need help on the jobsite, particularly when it comes to skilled labour. Though industry trade groups and educators are doing their best to lure more young people into construction, the results of those efforts may well take several years to produce results.

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