United Kingdom-based Collins Demolition has taken delivery of its first high reach machine – a Volvo EC 380E HR and a brand new Rotar RSS20 scrap shear.

The excavator and scrap shear were showcased at ‘Live It. Dig It’ Show in the midlands recently and its first job will be in on a three-storey steel framed building in the city of Chester in the north-west of England.

The Volvo comes with full factory specifications, including a tool weight capacity of 3 t and a 23 m (75 ft) reach. 

With an extendable undercarriage and digging arm, which can be easily changed over to or from the high reach arm, it also features a tiltable cab and is fully guarded with bolt on side protection and water dust suppression.

Collins Demolition has excavators ranging from 6 to 75 t, all manufactured by Volvo.  It already has a range of Rotar grabs, shears and pulverisers, purchased from attachment specialist Worsley Plant.

With the new piece of equipment, the company no longer needs to hire a high reach machine when it needs one on a job. 

“Owning our own high reach strengthens our demolition offering and will help us to cut costs associated with hiring one in,” said director Scott Craddock.

“It is a welcome addition to our expanding range of equipment and we are looking forward to the next one.

“We have also added to our range of Rotar attachments with the new scrap shear. We feel that the Rotar range is perfectly matched to our Volvo fleet.”

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Demolition & Recycling International - July-August 2019

Included in the issue: 

  • WORLD NEWS 
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  • INTERVIEW – JET DEMOLITION 
    American Joe Brinkmann grew up in farming, graduated in engineering and now heads an award-winning South African demolition contractor
  • EXCAVATORS
    Manufacturers find themselves meeting increasing challenges
  • D&RI100 HEADLINERS 
    A more detailed look at the stories behind the numbers for some of the companies involved in our annual listing of contractors by turnover
  • SPECIAL FEATURE – METSO & CAREY’S
    Two companies celebrating differing milestones during mid-2019
  • RECYCLING AKTIV SHOW GUIDE
    D&Ri looks ahead to Recycling Aktiv, the demonstration trade fair for recycling machines and systems taking place in Germany in September
  • HYBRID TECHNOLOGY
    How does technology tie in with what the customer wants to achieve?
  • HYDRODEMOLITION
    A challenging project at an oil terminal in Nigeria
  • WORLD DEMOLITION SUMMIT
    A look at the 10th anniversary of the World Demolition Awards
  • OPINION – RICHARD VANN
    Exactly how important is stakeholder engagement in demolition?
  • EQUIPMENT
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  • EDA NEWS
    All set for Think Tank 2019;Industry Report on its way

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