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Bobcat excavators help in building fibre optic network in Belgium

Bobcat excavators help in building fibre optic network in Belgium

Published 30/6 at 14:48

Bobcat Center Antwerpen, one of the authorised Bobcat dealers in Belgium, is delivering 80 new Bobcat E17 mini excavators to Proximus, the largest of Belgium's mobile telecommunications companies.

Low noise and zero emissions of excavator the key to archaeological dig

Low noise and zero emissions of excavator the key to archaeological dig

Published 30/6 at 14:47

A new Bobcat E10e mini excavator has been utilised for its low noise and zero emissions on a prestigious archaeological dig, exploring the ruins of a castle in the town of Ricany near Prague in the Czech Republic.

Fast trenching through gypsum deposits

Fast trenching through gypsum deposits

Published 30/6 at 14:44

While excavating a trench at Steinsfeld-Endsee in Franconia (Germany), the contractor Leonhard Weiss had to work through deposits of gypsum.

Epiroc CB 5500

Epiroc CB 5500

Published 30/6 at 14:43

The Oettinger Group, a long standing customer of Epiroc Deutschland GmbH, tested the world's second prototype of the CB 5500 concrete demolition cutter.

High capacity and great flexibility make the difference

High capacity and great flexibility make the difference

Published 29/6 at 16:58

Demolition projects in urban environments are a challenge in themselves. If the resulting rubble additionally has to be processed on site, the crushing and screening equipment has to meet the highest standards, especially in terms of noise and dust emissions.

MB Crusher drum cutter helps to extend Bordeaux tramway system

MB Crusher drum cutter helps to extend Bordeaux tramway system

Published 29/6 at 16:44

Presently, the Bordeaux Mérignac Airport is the hub of a large scale project which will see the creation of new infrastructure, new buildings, a ‘park and ride’ facility with a capacity of 250 places, the creation of four to five new stations, and the arrival of a tramway.

New Doosan excavator dismantles historic pipe bridge

New Doosan excavator dismantles historic pipe bridge

Published 29/6 at 16:42

Tilo Süptitz Transporte e.K., based in Roitzsch in Germany, specialises in earthworks, demolition and transport.

New owner for Von Arx brand

New owner for Von Arx brand

Published 29/6 at 16:22

Von Arx surface preparation machines for concrete and asphalt have an excellent reputation all over the world. The well-established brand was founded by Paul Von Arx from Switzerland, and acquired by the American company Emerson in the beginning of the century. In 2019 ownership has returned to Europe, to Fredrik Åkermark, who for many years worked as global sales manager for Pullman-Ermator.

Another kind of home run

Another kind of home run

Published 29/6 at 14:59

College baseball player Bryan Brehm was introduced to Brokk when he was looking for work outside of school. After falling in love with a woman from L.A., the freelance Brokk operator started a new life on the west coast, founding Pacific Breaking.

A drum roll for drum cutters!

A drum roll for drum cutters!

Published 21/4 at 14:52

A relative newcomer on the demolition scene, rotary drum cutter is probably the most versatile excavator attachment there is. Demolition, quarrying, tunnelling, landscaping, underwater cutting, and pipeline construction – that’s an incomplete list of tasks that rotary drum cutters are capable of handling. Embracing this trend, many attachment suppliers have enhanced their arsenals with this spiky multitasker. Andrei Bushmarin reports.

A battlefield report on heavy hitters

A battlefield report on heavy hitters

Published 21/4 at 14:42

With the Covid-19 pandemic rewriting the rules of everyday life almost on a daily basis, news gets old very quickly. The world as we knew it seems to have ended, and we all have to deal with a new reality now. Demolition projects get suspended while construction equipment manufacturers convert their production lines to make ventilators for hospitals. That’s a global war all over again, although this time every nation is fighting a common invisible enemy. Fortunately, even a war cannot stop human progress. PDi’s Andrei Bushmarin reports on the latest developments in the excavator industry.

BREAKING GOOD

BREAKING GOOD

Published 21/4 at 14:40

Whether there is a need break up some concrete or reduce some boulders, there’s a hydraulic hammer attachment to fit every carrier and budget.

German premiere of the PC4504CE ‘bump grinder’ exceeds all expectations

German premiere of the PC4504CE ‘bump grinder’ exceeds all expectations

Published 21/4 at 14:26

In autumn 2019, a total of 52,000 m2 of concrete pavement was ground off the A8 motorway between the Dasing and Dachau/Fürstenfeldbruck junctions in order to improve the grip of the surface. The work was carried out by Silco Tec Umweltschutzsysteme GmbH, which was able to complete the entire grinding work within the specified construction time of just six weeks.

Demolishing foundations with a Kemroc cutter wheel

Demolishing foundations with a Kemroc cutter wheel

Published 21/4 at 14:24

Demolition experts from CK Abbruch & Erdbau were confronted with an unusual task at a job site in Konstanz, on the shores of Lake Constance. To demolish an old hospital, they had to remove a 1,100mm thick concrete foundation. After weighing up all options and calculating expected costs, the team chose to use a Kemroc cutter wheel mounted on a 40t excavator. This proved to be the most economical and the most environmentally friendly solution.

Tyrolit segments impress in Russia

Tyrolit segments impress in Russia

Published 21/4 at 14:22

In a brick factory in the region of Tula, Russia, the steel shaft of a clay mixer was broken. It was quickly determined that the stuck shaft had to be removed in order to continue with the production of the bricks.

Builder finds robotic solution for historic demolition project

Builder finds robotic solution for historic demolition project

Published 21/4 at 14:20

Located near San Francisco Bay and the iconic Golden Gate Bridge, Belvedere’s Lava House has proved iconic, but deterioration of the concrete and lava structures have led to increased concerns for public safety in recent years. This led in 2018 to the property’s trustees deciding to work with Belvedere officials to remove the crumbling construction.

‘Winds of change’ blow through the Russian demolition industry

‘Winds of change’ blow through the Russian demolition industry

Published 21/4 at 14:11

Otto von Bismarck, the first chancellor of a united Germany and an eloquent speaker famous for his witty laconic remarks, once said of the Russian cavalry, “they saddle up slow, but ride fast”.

Hydraram’s HDS-718 in action in Russia

Hydraram’s HDS-718 in action in Russia

Published 25/2 at 11:01

The strict dust pollution requirements in the city of Adler made the demolition company Technoservice turn to Hydraram’s HDS-718, a trailer dust suppression system that can create water fog up to a distance of 80-90m.

Fast and precise concrete cutting for Sasaram's new footbridge in India

Published 24/2 at 13:35

Indian Railways commissioned the Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India Limited (DFCCIL) to lay new tracks exclusively for cargo trains on one of the most fast-paced projects in India. The overall goal of the project is to connect four regions and to reduce the transit times and the costs of transporting cargo.

Russian aluminium producer relies on mobile Sennebogen material handlers

Russian aluminium producer relies on mobile Sennebogen material handlers

Published 24/2 at 13:32

Russian aluminium manufacturer JSC Aluminium Alloys specialises in producing aluminium alloys in Podolsk near Moscow. Now three Sennebogen D-series machines support all transport and logistics processes there, specially built for the Russian market and its heavy requirements.

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