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BSP's biggest ever piling hammer

Digger Blogger | 10:23, Fri July 24 2015

Suffolk’s BSP International Foundations (BSP) is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of hydraulic hammers and piling attachments.

Piling hammers don’t come much bigger than BSP’s CGL590. Free hanging, it stands 12 metres high and has maximum impact energy of 584 kNm. It is the biggest that BSP has ever produced

With its 40-tonne dropweight and pile sleeve, it weighs in at 82 tonnes. It can drive concrete and steel piles up to two metres – or larger, when fitted with special attachments.

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Double-jointed Yanmar

Digger Blogger | 10:27, Wed July 22 2015

Japanese manufacturer Yanmar has made its first excavators with two piece booms.

The SV100-2 crawler excavator usually only has a single joint but Yanmar has produce a double-jointed version, which will get its first public viewing in September at a trade show in Germany, the NordBau in Neumünster (9th-13th September 2015).

Yanmar says that the additional joint enhances the mobility of the 10-tonne excavator’s arm and thus increases the flexibility of its usage.

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Liebherr lets rip with latest tunnel digger

Digger Blogger | 14:58, Wed July 15 2015

Here’s a beast ... maybe not the biggest, weighing in at 45 tonnes, but certainly fierce-looking for all that.


It’s the new R 950 Tunnel crawler excavator from Liebherr-France. Produced at the manufacturer’s Colmar facility, it’s designed to be compact to get inside tunnel construction sites and tear away at the rock face. It is the successor the R 944 C Tunnel, with improved breakout forces naturally, and can work in tunnels that are between five and eight metres high.

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This little Bobcat went to market

Digger Blogger | 11:27, Tue June 30 2015

A Bobcat S550 skid-steer loader hired from MTS Plant Hire & Sales is part of the fleet of equipment being used by Portsmouth-based Hughes & Salvidge Demolition to demolish Sheffield’s Castle Market.

Castle Market was for many years a local landmark in Sheffield. It was built in 1928, with later additions being made in the 1960s and 1970s.  The history of the site goes back much further, however. It was constructed on the ruins of Sheffield Castle, which was built in 1270 and destroyed in 1648 by Parliamentarians after the English Civil War.

The indoor market finally closed its doors for good in November 2013, to coincide with the opening of Sheffield’s new Moore Market in the same year.

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A walk around those Volvo wheeled loader updates

Digger Blogger | 09:51, Thu June 18 2015

Last year Volvo overhauled its L350F wheeled loader to improve operator comfort and safety. It's time to take a closer look.

When introduced in 2007, the L350F represented a complete redesign of the Volvo wheeled loader range. Production of the updated machines began in February 2014, and the new additions complement this original design, which introduced lock-up torque converters and boom suspension for load and carry operations, as well as industry-leading maintenance access.

The new ‘heavy-duty operator’s seat’ (and I think that’s the seat that’s heavy-duty, rather than the operator, but it might easily be either) offers air suspension, a high back and head rest, and can be heated. There are more seat adjustment possibilities than previously – including colour-coded height adjustment and separate adjustment for the seat cushion.

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