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Big red rock eaters

By Digger Blogger | 12:58 GMT, Wednesday, 19 March 2014 | 0 Comments

Lancashire-based Bradley Demolition reports time and fuel savings of around a third from using Rotar attachments.

Bradley Demolition owns and operates a range of specialist machines and equipment, including excavators to 60 tonnes and high-reach excavators with a range of attachments including cold cutting sheers and concrete pulverisers.

It also has Brokk 90 and Brokk 45 remote control excavators as well as concrete crushers, skip wagons and dust suppression equipment.

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Move over Mickey. Here come the Diggers

By Digger Blogger | 15:05 GMT, Tuesday, 18 March 2014 | 0 Comments

Have you heard? They are building a Diggerland in the States. Buckets of fun for everyone.

 

Yes, that's right, the land of Disney’s mouse and Magic Mountain is adopting Hugh Edeleanu’s rather beefier brainchild. The HE Services boss set up the first Diggerland theme park in Kent in 2000. Since then they have opened up in Yorkshire, Durham and Devon.

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Volvo's augmented reality concept machine

By Digger Blogger | 16:33 GMT, Friday, 14 March 2014 | 0 Comments

Look what those cunning Scandinavians have come up with now! By 2030, apparently, we’ll all be driving one of these.

This is the GaiaX concept compact excavator unveiled by Volvo Construction Equipment at the Las Vegas Conexpo trade fair earlier this month. "This is the future of Volvo" they tell us, with great certainty.

Apparently the structure is inspired by Swedish furniture, with the operator’s seat formed from three-dimensional molded wood – a first in the construction equipment industry, apparently. Very Ikea.

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New lubrication system for Viby buckets

By Digger Blogger | 12:22 GMT, Friday, 14 March 2014 | 0 Comments

Danish bucket manufacturer Viby Attachment is introducing a new single-point lubrication system that it says will reduce downtime and simplify the task of daily greasing.

The system developed by Viby means that plant operators now need only to add lubrication to their attachment at one central greasing point rather than at multiple points.

The technology behind this new lubrication system ensures that the grease reaches all key areas instantly from just one central point, the company says. An equivalent automatic version, which is operated via the machine’s own auto lubrication system, is also available.

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Kitten rig refurbished back to full purring glory

By Digger Blogger | 09:09 GMT, Wednesday, 12 March 2014 | 0 Comments

Those of us who write about construction plant get fed a lot of great material about the latest shiny new machines, but actually it’s the old stuff that continues to do 99% of the work across the industry.

Regardless of what your friendly local equipment dealer may tell you, it is always better to keep existing machines running well than simply trading them in for the latest model every couple of years – even if new machines are more fuel efficient and have new whizzy features that you never knew you needed.

So I was interested to hear about the work Chris Monk has been doing at Fairway Plant Services in Wellingborough.

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