PDi magazine had the opportunity to attend the Pentruder distributor council, held at Pentruder’s head office and plant in Borlänge, Sweden, 8-9 June. This was a unique occasion for a trade magazine to actually attend a meeting where a manufacturer like Pentruder points out the direction for the company and its products for the future. However, there were confidential parts of the conference where PDi for obvious reasons were not allowed.
New Zealand is a small but active concrete cutting market and the largest supplier in the country is Holer Diamond Tools. PDi’s freelancers Jenny and Lennart Östervald travelled a while ago to New Zeeland and met up with Holer.
Husqvarna Construction Products, a giant in equipment for concrete cutting, demolition, concrete floor grinding, dust extraction and diamond tools with manufacturing facilities on three continents. Long ago the concrete sawing and drilling business started the factory in Jönköping. But the fact is that the Jönköping factory has continued to play a very important role in Husqvarna’s manufacturing of diamond tools for the Heavy User sector and is also the headquarters for the Swedish sales company.
Once again PDi reviews the latest dust extraction, wet vacs and air cleaning equipment launched on the market this year. PDi’s Mikael Karlsson reports. There is a constant flow of new professional products that efficiently handles dust and slurry. On the following pages you find the latest updates from our manufacturers.
The UK construction industry is expected to perform relatively well in the coming ﬁve years, expanding at an average annual rate of 4.2% in real terms. This marks a clear improvement from the average annual expansion of 0.5% recorded during 2010 to 2014, according to Timetric’s Construction Intelligence Centre.
Europe’s top professional concrete cutters and drillers will face each other once again in the Tyrolit cutting pro competition. This is the only international wall sawing, core drilling and hand sawing competition in the world and it turns the practice of cutting and drilling concrete into a sports discipline, with the spotlight on both power and skill.
PDi 2-2015, released about a month ago was quite a packed issue. We published a story about the most recent IACDS meeting that was held in Paris in April. Quite a number of changes happened at that meeting.
The German engine manufacturer Deutz will supply construction equipment manufacturer Terex with its TCD 3.6 High Torque engine for use in the Terex TLB840R backhoe loader. For the TLB840R Terex had been looking to install a powerful, durable and reliable engine which would also offer efficient fuel consumption.
Terex/Finlay has appointed Rik Kiddle as global business development and sales director. Kiddle will be responsible for strategically driving business growth, increasing market share as well as identifying and developing new market opportunities on a global basis.
Solo introduced a range of cut off saws in 2012 following seven years of research. The models 880 and 881 set new standards in ergonomic design, refined technical features and ease of maintenance that are claimed to be unique in this engine class. Available in 300mm and 350mm, the 880 and 881 models are powered by an 81cc Solo two-stroke 4kW engine. An automatic choke system enables easy starting and a one push stop system allows the operator to safely stop the saw. They are equipped with an anti-vibration system that employs five steel springs and rubber-coated handles to reduce user fatigue.