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Here, the saw is the law!

Published 28/6 at 13:22

As the most technology intensive kind of concrete cutting machinery, wall and wire sawing systems set out the path for the entire industry to follow. This year bauma, the world’s biggest construction show, provided a perfect showcase for new solutions in the concrete sawing sector. PDi’s Andrei Bushmarin reports.

Electric avenues

Published 28/6 at 12:36

Electric powered equipment was the talk of bauma, at least in the realm of smaller machines. Though diesel isn’t dead yet, manufacturers are gearing up for a world where fossil fuels need not be the usual option.

Volvo new demolition excavator on display at bauma

Volvo new demolition excavator on display at bauma

Published 25/3 at 12:36

During the autumn of 2018 PDi published a long report on Volvo’s most recent demolition excavator.

New ultra high demolition excavator model from Caterpillar

New ultra high demolition excavator model from Caterpillar

Published 25/3 at 12:35

Caterpillar will at bauma 2019 launch a new ultra-high demolition excavator, the 340 SB, the next generation of demolition excavators from Caterpillar.

Break time

Break time

Published 25/3 at 12:24

For everything, there is a season; a time to build, and a time to tear down. If you’re dealing with concrete, you want the toughest, most powerful breaker available to make quick work of the old material, and get a head start on that building process. Whether you’re attending bauma 2019, or just following the action from your home and office, there are plenty of new and upgraded breakers and related products with features designed to maximise efficiency and value. They’ll help you make ‘break time’ the most productive time of all. Jim Parsons reports.

New mobile crushing and screening equipment at bauma 2019

New mobile crushing and screening equipment at bauma 2019

Published 25/3 at 11:38

There are quite a number of new machinery developments for mobile crushing or screening of demolition debris being released this spring. All of these will be exhibited at bauma in Munich. Vito Hermansson reports on some of the latest developments.

Four years of Dr. Schulze’s Czech factory

Four years of Dr. Schulze’s Czech factory

Published 25/3 at 11:33

The rapidly changing global economic situation has strengthened the position of construction equipment manufacturers with European based production facilities, and improved their competitivety against Asian producers. Optimistically looking to the future, Dr. Schulze in 2015 opened a new factory for the main production of its light construction equipment.

Changing demolition tool in a twinkling of an eye

Changing demolition tool in a twinkling of an eye

Published 7/3 at 16:58

Tool changes in seconds, less machines on the worksite, higher production rates, more profit, and the right tool for the job, lower transport costs, no oil spill, improved safety with no people around the excavator when changing tools and no protected hose run. These are the major advantages when using a proper, fully hydraulic, automatic quick coupling system. Here we outline the latest developments from suppliers in this year’s PDi feature on quick coupling systems for demolition excavators. Jan Hermansson reports.

What’s new in GPR equipment?

What’s new in GPR equipment?

Published 7/3 at 16:48

Demolition job sites are often bound by strict budgets, time schedules and regulation enforcement. However, ground penetrating radar (GPR) scanning can be a very important preparation and control measure to avoid unexpected damage and delays. PDi takes a look at a new and exciting development from Japan.

Some hardcore stuff

Some hardcore stuff

Published 7/3 at 16:41

The demolition and concrete sawing industries go hand in hand, yet in some ways they couldn't be more different.

Latest developments in handheld tools

Latest developments in handheld tools

Published 7/3 at 16:37

The last 12 months have seen many new interesting handheld tools from a wide variety of companies being launched. Here are some of the most prominent developments now entering the market.

Smart buckets for a wider range of applications

Smart buckets for a wider range of applications

Published 7/3 at 12:45

Here is PDi’s annual feature comprising of new crushing and screening buckets for demolition and recycling applications. Jan Hermansson reports.

Surface preparation leads the trend in diamond tools

Surface preparation leads the trend in diamond tools

Published 27/12, 2018 at 10:50

Surface preparation techniques are getting increasingly popular all over the world. Responding to the trend, suppliers of diamond consumables are busy beefing up their catalogues with new grinding discs and polishing pads. However, the recent tendencies notwithstanding, there are still some novelties in the more established sectors including diamond blades and core bits. Andrei Bushmarin reports.

The evolution of mobile shears according to Bruce Bacon

The evolution of mobile shears according to Bruce Bacon

Published 27/12, 2018 at 10:41

Bruce Bacon, the founder and managing director of US based attachment specialist ShearCore, is a demolition industry icon. Having started his career back in the early 80s, he not only witnessed the evolution of attachment manufacturing techniques but helped shape them. According to him, that was exactly what has happened- an evolution. PDi’s Andrei Bushmarin recorded Bruce’s version of how mobile shears were invented and put in demolition and recycling practice which is featured along with a look at some of the latest developments in mobile shears.

Down with dust

Down with dust

Published 27/12, 2018 at 10:02

Every contractor likes the idea of ‘kicking up some dust’, as it usually implies that there’s work to be done. Jim Parson reports.

Remote controlled demolition robots

Remote controlled demolition robots

Published 27/12, 2018 at 09:47

Here PDi takes a look at some the latest developments in remote controlled demolition robots which have been launched during 2018, as well as reporting on the expected growth of the construction robot market worldwide until 2025. PDi's Mikael Karlsson reports.

Load em’up!

Load em’up!

Published 27/12, 2018 at 09:39

Where there’s smoke, there’s fire, so the old saying goes. A corollary for the construction and demolition business might well be where there’s infrastructure work, there’s a need for compact loaders and skid steers. Jim Parson reports.

SURFACE PREPARATION CONTRACTING GOES TWO WAYS

SURFACE PREPARATION CONTRACTING GOES TWO WAYS

Published 24/11, 2018 at 12:32

The world’s concrete floor grinding and polishing industry is steaming away with the development of new machinery and tools. PDi’s annual feature takes a look at the latest developments for concrete floor grinding and polishing.

HANDLERS THAT HANDLE WITH EASE

HANDLERS THAT HANDLE WITH EASE

Published 23/11, 2018 at 12:42

Caterpillar, Volvo, Komatsu and Bobcat all share one thing: new products aimed at making waste handling easier. From material handlers to compact wheel loaders, PDi takes a look at the latest in efficient demolition debris handling.

Powerful and compact trends

Published 10/10, 2018 at 15:29

Since the Intermat show earlier this year, the market has seen the launch of a large number of new wheel loader models. This special feature looks at some of them, with a particular emphasis on the new ‘futuristic’ Volvo compact wheel loaders.

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