Birmingham, United Kingdom-based City Demolition has added the OilQuick automatic quick-coupler system to its fleet attachment set up.

Having invested in four new Hyundai excavators and a variety of new hydraulic attachments including selector grabs, concrete pulverisers, hydraulic breakers, shears and 360-degree combi cutters, City saw the need to enhance its operation even further.

It identified an opportunity to install all the new machines and attachments with the OilQuick automatic quick-coupler system from ECY Haulmark.

Automatic quick-coupler systems are now becoming the norm on demolition sites across the UK, and OilQuick allows hydraulic attachments and work tools to be changed over in under 20 seconds - without the operator having to leave the cab.

ECY Haulmark said the benefits of the system enhance operator safety, reduce environmental damage from oil spillage and burst hoses, reduce the cost of replacing hoses while eliminating machine downtime, and ensuring the correct attachment is always on hand for the demolition project being carried out.

City Demolition is currently using a Hyundai R380 with the OilQuick OQ80 coupler and various attachments, on phase two of an eight-month project to demolish the Tucker Fasteners factory in Birmingham.

Mark Doyle, managing director of City Demolition said: “Obviously the initial outlay and costs are expensive but I can already see the overall benefits in the progress and swift turnaround of current projects.

“It’s definitely the way forward and we will continue to update our fleet.”

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