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Collins Demolition boss impressed by Rotar attachments

Digger Blogger | 10:08, Mon February 13 2017

Collins Earthworks Group, based in Kirkby in Ashfield, has been managing earthmoving projects for more than 10 years. It has more than 250 employees and 130 excavators. Last year it set up Collins Demolition, run by new recruit Scott Craddock.

Collins Demolition has excavators ranging from six to 75 tonnes and a wide range of Rotar grabs, shears and pulverisers.

Although Scott Craddock had been in the demolition industry all his working life, the Rotar attachments were new to him.   He’d heard of them but he’d never used them before. When he joined the Collins group to set up the demolition arm of the company, he had his first insight into the Rotar range and was impressed with their versatility and performance.

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Australian man's narrow escape from muddy nightmare

Digger Blogger | 08:32, Thu February 09 2017

Here’s a tale – an Australian man survived for two hours with literally just his nose and forehead out of a mud pool after his excavator rolled into a dam he was working alongside and trapped him under.

Father-of-two Daniel Miller lives on a remote property in Charlotte Bay, near Forster, on the New South Wales coast. He was working with the three-tonne machine in his backyard, tending to some rocks and plants along the muddy dam, when the banks collapsed beneath him. He was pinned down under the mud by the excavator’s roll bar (which is ironic).

Only the thought of his family finding him face down kept him fighting to survive.

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Case tweaks its livery

Digger Blogger | 12:39, Wed February 01 2017

Case Construction Equipment has unveiled a re-styling to its corporate livery.

As you can no doubt tell from the images here, Case’s new look “reflects the values of the brand including its practical, hands-on approach”.

The official press hand-outs say that the new styling and livery were developed to make a strong brand statement.

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Hyundais have smashing time at the zoo

Digger Blogger | 14:40, Wed January 25 2017

Manchester based MCW Plant has been using a pair of its new Hyundai machines on a demolition job at Blackpool zoo.

A 30-tonne Hyundai HX300L, fitted with a Daemo DMS250 sheer, has been used to bring down an old aircraft hangar at the zoo. Working on debris clearance is a 12.5-tonne Hyundai R125LCR-9A, which is fitted with a Daemo DMC140 pulverizer. 

Both machines were supplied to MCW Plant by the Manchester-based Hyundai dealer, HES Enterprises.

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Compact Volvo welcomed to Skye

Digger Blogger | 09:51, Thu January 19 2017

James MacQueen Building Contractors Ltd is based on the Isle of Skye off the northwest coast of Scotland.

But from its operating base at Crossal in the middle of Skye, this third-generation family business works across the whole of the north of Scotland, providing new build work, building extensions and property renovations.

The company has recently taken delivery of a new Volvo ECR88D reduced swing compact excavator, which was delivered by Volvo Construction Equipment’s utility dealer for the north of Scotland, CSM Sales, based in Inverness.

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