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Russian demolition forum becomes a must visit event

Russian demolition forum becomes a must visit event

Published 28/9 at 10:35

On 7 September 2021, the second edition of the Russian Demolition Forum (RDF) took place at Holiday Inn Moscow-Sokolniki. With some 160 delegates in attendance, the conference/exhibition was a big step up both in terms of turnout and organisation. PDi’s Andrei Bushmarin reports from Moscow.

Back in Sweden after 36 years as a demolition contractor in New York

Back in Sweden after 36 years as a demolition contractor in New York

Published 28/9 at 10:32

Roy Johansson was one of the first pioneers in robotic demolition to help teach American contractors the benefits of the technology. After 36 years working for Brokk demolition in New York, he has returned home to the old country of Sweden.

Mini dumpers contractors’ little helpers

Published 28/9 at 10:30

A mini dumper is a nimble, versatile machine with a range of applications that includes, but is not limited to, construction, earth moving, agriculture and landscaping. For demolition contractors, mini dumpers are useful auxiliary equipment. PDi’s Andrei Bushmarin presents the latest innovations from the mini dumper industry.

The excavator attachment market is ‘bang-booming’

Published 28/9 at 10:28

In order to describe the current situation on the excavator attachment market, one has to coin a new term because the word ‘boom’ fails to relay the full extent of a change in suppliers’ collective fortune. Last time they had it that good was in 2007. So many orders came flooding in this year that companies’ production capacities are stretched to the limit and beyond. Surprisingly, amidst all this bliss, manufacturers still manage to find time for product development. PDi’s Andrei Bushmarin reports the latest news from the excavator attachment industry.

The benefits of remote controlled equipment for demolition contractors

The benefits of remote controlled equipment for demolition contractors

Published 27/9 at 15:30

“Change has always been a constant in the construction and demolition industry. Contractors, workers and project managers pushing for safer, more productive solutions have transformed the modern jobsite that relied predominantly on manual labour to a streamlined operation dominated by hard hitting machines,” so says Jeff Keeling, North American sales and marketing manager, Brokk Inc.

Hilti bespoke diamond wire saws developed for complex decommissioning environments

Hilti bespoke diamond wire saws developed for complex decommissioning environments

Published 27/9 at 15:11

Companies in the decommissioning field daily face critical challenges as they must cut components with an ultra-high density that simply cannot be cut by most existing technologies.

Jansson rocks!

Jansson rocks!

Published 27/9 at 15:04

With many large and complicated heavy demolition jobs undertaken, Jansson Entreprenad qualifies as one of the largest heavy demolition company’s in Sweden. Maybe even the biggest. PDi met Jansson during the demolition of the Bilia car reseller plant in Stockholm in June.

Arjes and Albert Freise continue collaboration

Published 27/9 at 15:03

Albert Freise came to Germany from Poland in the 1950s, initially working transporting gravel and sandstone for companies and communities.

New Wheel loaders and trucks

New Wheel loaders and trucks

Published 27/9 at 14:19

This year sees the introduction of new wheel loaders from companies such as Bobcat, Hidromek and Case. Read about updated and electric versions as well as completely new models in our annual special feature on wheel loaders.

Scanning ships at berth

Scanning ships at berth

Published 27/9 at 14:16

A new category of business activity has been born at the world’s ports in a race against time to turn the tide on environmental damage from vessels’ discharge of mainly water. Our Africa editor, Kevin Mayhew, takes a look.

Wacker Neuson ‘EZ17e’ zero emission excavator in breaking application

Wacker Neuson ‘EZ17e’ zero emission excavator in breaking application

Published 8/7 at 18:37

A battery powered zero tail EZ17e mini excavator, equipped with a hydraulic breaker, has been seen to be an ideal solution for indoor demolition work, as it can be used in environments where emissions have to be kept to a minimum, such as fund in urban areas.

Three new Takeuchi excavators to take productivity and comfort to the next level

Three new Takeuchi excavators to take productivity and comfort to the next level

Published 8/7 at 18:35

Over the past few decades, as urban job sites have become smaller and more restricted, the market for compact excavators has grown as they can make quick work of numerous tasks that contractors used to perform by hand or with a less efficient machine.

The mini excavator market is booming!

The mini excavator market is booming!

Published 8/7 at 18:34

Despite the effects of the worldwide pandemic, the mini excavator market is booming, calling for new models!

These saws truly rock!

These saws truly rock!

Published 8/7 at 17:50

Rock saws are versatile excavator attachments that are suitable for a wide variety of applications including, but not limited, to demolition, rock excavation, trenching and quarrying. Originated in Australia - the world’s mining capital - rock saws are now manufactured in different corners of the globe. PDi’s Andrei Bushmarin has the latest news from this growing industry.

New Dust Suppression Equipment

New Dust Suppression Equipment

Published 8/7 at 17:37

Companies such as BossTek, Dehaco and OZmist, to name but a few, have all introduced new products within the field of dust suppression. Read about them here in this special feature on dust suppression equipment.

Big toys for lockdown boys

Big toys for lockdown boys

Published 10/5 at 14:23

In late April, an announcement came that bauma has been confirmed for October 2022. That’s probably the best piece of news the construction industry has heard since the beginning of the pandemic. As the world’s biggest trade show, bauma is widely expected to have a healing effect on international business. There is no doubt that visitors to the Messe München will be greeted with a veritable deluge of new machines and tools. And there is also little doubt that most of the demolition excavators presented in this feature will be on display in Munich. Andrei Bushmarin reports.

Loads of new crushers, screeners and shredders

Loads of new crushers, screeners and shredders

Published 10/5 at 14:16

In the prolific world of mobile shredding, crushing and screening, many new machines are being rolled out to the market and being put to work in exciting projects all around the globe, from Germany and Cyprus, all the way to Burkina Faso.

A tool to drum up your business with

A tool to drum up your business with

Published 10/5 at 13:48

Compact and powerful all-rounders, rotary drum cutters keep winning the hearts and minds of demolition industry players. According to excavator attachment manufacturers, demand for drum cutters has been on the rise for the past few years, current restrictions and challenges notwithstanding. And, as will be evident from this feature, their range of applications is constantly expanding. Andrei Bushmarin reports.

Mantovanibenne’s SH700R ‘Eagle II’ shear helps demolish German power plant

Published 10/5 at 13:38

Fitted to a 300t excavator, a 230t shear has been used to help demolish parts of a German power plant that had become uneconomical to operate.

Break(er) time

Break(er) time

Published 10/5 at 13:33

It’s been a tough year for everyone, particularly demolition equipment manufacturers who supply areas of the world severely hit by the coronavirus. Still, many companies have pushed forward with new and upgraded hydraulic breakers designed to help contractors continue their quest for jobsite efficiency, operational reliability and low ownership costs. Whether the job involves infrastructure, buildings, or other types of facilities, these breakers are ready to get to work.

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