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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.

Turning a bank vault into a police office

Turning a bank vault into a police office

Published 10/7 at 14:29

Previously there were gold bars piled up to the ceiling and bank notes transported on pallets. The walls and ceiling of the two-storey vault at the branch of this former State Central Bank in the Swabian town of Aalen, Germany, were therefore designed accordingly.

The “art” of concrete cutting

The “art” of concrete cutting

Published 10/7 at 14:27

Within the precincts of Africa’s most valuable real estate, V&A Waterfront at Cape Town Harbour, was a clutch of grain silos, part of the long-unused Grain Silo Complex built in 1922 for servicing exports and imports through Table Bay. The complex was a protected historic landmark, its future periodically debated as the luxury retail, restaurant and hotel tourism magnet rose around it, until an ambitious solution was proposed that challenged local concrete cutting expertise for 30 months. PDi’s Africa editor Kevin Mayhew 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.

D-Drill goes to college

D-Drill goes to college

Published 10/7 at 12:52

In the UK a utilities company using an excavator and breaker to remove a large concrete block was making too much noise outside Imperial College, London and called in concrete sawing and drilling specialist D-Drill to help out.

Teamwork led to success in Chicago I-90 project

Published 10/7 at 12:51

Interstate 90 in Chicago is a major thoroughfare through city and any road or bridge repairs, require advanced planning, teamwork and the right equipment to keep everything on schedule.

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.

Arjes shredder recycles waste wood

Arjes shredder recycles waste wood

Published 16/5 at 15:59

When the owner of US wood processor Evergreen Tree and Turf Care Larry Simpson was deciding how to move forward with his business, he opted for a new primary shredder to replace an old grinding machine.

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.

D-Drill beats the tides

D-Drill beats the tides

Published 16/5 at 15:52

The UK concrete cutting and drilling specialist D-Drill worked between the tides to successfully drill holes in a concrete plinth for a breakwater on Saundersfoot beach, near Tenby, Wales.

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.

Kern-Deudiam successful in the market for 40 years

Kern-Deudiam successful in the market for 40 years

Published 2/3 at 16:11

Kern-Deudiam is a leading German manufacturer of diamond tools and machines with worldwide business relationships. The company is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, making it one of the oldest in the industry. Managing director reveals how the company has succeeded in the competitive market.

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%.

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