Attachments at Conex
By Chris Sleight12 March 2008
The Conex trade show held in Korea saw a number of new demolition attachments on show. Everdigm launched the RH 532C pulveriser for 28 to 36 tonne excavators, the RMB 14 multibucket for 12 to 16 tonne excavators and a new design of quick hitch.
Jong Hyuk Lim, director of research and development at Everdigm's attachment division said, “Breakers are about 50% of our revenues, but most of our competitors just make breakers. We have a range of other attachments too. The Korean breaker market is very competitive.”
Another manufacturer that offers other demolition attachments besides breakers is Daemo Engineering, and the company used Conex to launch its largest shears to date, the DMS 500, also for excavators over 50 tonnes.
As well as seeing growth in export markets, Daerno also says its customers are putting a greater value on durability – even in notoriously price-sensitive markets like China. A company spokesman said, “People in China want a good quality product now. Two years ago they just wanted any breaker, but that's changed now.”