Connell Brothers' two new Volvo EC300DLs have been equipped with OilQuick couplers

Connell Brothers' two new Volvo EC300DLs have been equipped with OilQuick couplers

UK contractor Connell Brothers has taken delivery of two Volvo EC300DL excavators fitted with OilQuick OQ80 hydraulic couplers, with managing director Jim Connell saying that all future new machines would be fitted with this system by UK OilQuick dealer ECY Haulmark.

With their OQ80 systems allowing tool changes from the cab in less than 20 seconds, the two new machines have joined an ongoing contract to demolish 15 blocks of social housing in the Salford area of the city of Manchester – Jim said that it will be interesting to understand how the introduction of the OilQuick system half way through the project will change the dynamics of how the company was previously demolishing the blocks and taking up the slabs.

Connell has also added two new VTN MD290 demolition sorting grabs for the machines, the design of which has recently been modified with new features such as oversized bump stops, twin rams and hydraulic dampening on the opening and closing. The pivot pins and bosses are now bigger and stronger, and the grab now has a larger capacity for handling material.

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Demolition & Recycling International - July-August 2019

Included in the issue: 

  • WORLD NEWS 
    Another record year for World Demolition Awards; Turcot Interchange project to feature at Summit; CECE leads circular economy call; Metso acquires McCloskey; decommissioning of nuclear power plants set to grow; O’Keefe in four-time safety award win; AR Demolition goes for remediation relaunch; EDA hails successful Japan study tour
  • 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
    Demarec and Hammer to merge; Liebherr lightens the load for Dowideit Recycling in Germany; Costello Dismantling boosts volumes with Genesis bucket crushers; Sandvik introduces nextgeneration impact crusher
  • EDA NEWS
    All set for Think Tank 2019;Industry Report on its way

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