Rotar ‘a class above’ for Metropolitan
By Steve Ducker15 March 2018
United Kingdom-based contractor Metropolitan Demolition has chosen attachments from Dutch equipment supplier Rotar after a purchasing rethink.
The company, which has run a nationwide service from its base in the north of England for the past 10 years, employs 25 people and has machines ranging from 25 to 75 t as well as a Volvo high reach.
Metropolitan’s first link with Rotar was when it gave an RG48 grab a three-week trial on an industrial dismantling project for the Express & Star newspaper group in Wolverhampton in the English midlands.
Having removed 3,500 t of newspaper printing presses, it used the RG48 to load the resulting scrap. It then invested in the grab together with an RG28 and RS530 scrap shear.
The first project using all three together was on a £500,000 (US$697,000) project at an 18,500 sq m (200,000 sq ft) former Thyssen Krupp engineering works in Leeds. The project involved all demolition work down to slab level, with 1,500 t of steel to process and 5,000 t of hardcore to crush on site and 90% of materials being recycled.
The RG48 was used on a 45 t excavator, the RSS30 on a 42 t machine and RG28 on a high reach.
”The Rotar kit is a class above anything we’ve used before,” said Metropolitan director Michael Hurst.
“It’s a good competitive price based on two key elements – performance and service. You would need a bigger piece of competitive kit to get the same performance. For us, it’s a perfect investment and will save us time on future projects.”