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excavators replace wrecking balls as controlled demolition becomes more popular on job sites

Under control: excavators replace wrecking balls as controlled demolition becomes more popular on job sites William Turley To much of the general public, the wrecking ball swinging on the end of a crane and the implosion of large structures are the images brought to mind when thinking about the demolition industry. But most demolition professionals […]

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Federal agency blocks rail transfer station

Federal agency blocks rail transfer station * The Federal Surface Transportation Board (STB) has voted unanimously to deny New England Transrail’s application to place a rail haul operation for construction and demolition debris in Wilmington, Mass. The site would have been exempt from most state and local laws. New England Transrail will be allowed to […]

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Construction & Demolition Recycling

Kroeker demolition cites its equipment selection as a key element in its steady growth

Equipped for success: Kroeker demolition cites its equipment selection as a key element in its steady growth Larry Trojak Today’s demolition contractor differs greatly from his counterpart of as little as 25 years ago, most observers would agree. Once solely dedicated to the demolition facet of a job, today’s professionals in order to survive, let […]

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C&D recyclers offer their advice on selecting and optimizing wear parts for shredders and grinders

Insider information: C&D recyclers offer their advice on selecting and optimizing wear parts for shredders and grinders DeAnne Toto Wear parts can represents considerable portion of C&D recyclers’ operating costs. After all, as Carl Busse of concrete recycler Vulcan Materials, Elgin, Ill., says, “We are in the business of wearing out equipment. The outcome is […]

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Construction & Demolition Recycling

correctly estimating a demolition project almost always separates success from failure

What it’s worth: correctly estimating a demolition project almost always separates success from failure Bill Gumbiner Successful demolition estimating is a process of using the organization’s past project performance data along with checking and re-checking all items that will affect the final price of the estimate. The estimator must determine whether the price developed looks […]

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Construction & Demolition Recycling

Kolberg-pioneer RT 4250 crusher

Kolberg-pioneer RT 4250 crusher The RT 4250 is a mobile horizontal shaft impact crushing plant designed to offer maximum production and application flexibility. * Capable of crushing “on the go,” allowing the finished product to be windrowed as the plant is red material. * An optional vibrating screen package is available, enabling users to produce […]

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Equipment manufacturers predict market growth

Equipment manufacturers predict market growth The construction machinery market is expected to end the year with sales growth followed by more moderate gains in 2005, according to the annual outlook forecast of the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM), Milwaukee, Wis. Released in October, the outlook forecast is the result of a poll of AEM’s manufacturer […]

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Construction & Demolition Recycling

the slow-speed, high-torque design of primary reduction equipment can help some recyclers process diverse material streams

Slow and steady: the slow-speed, high-torque design of primary reduction equipment can help some recyclers process diverse material streams DeAnne Toto Slow-speed, high-torque shredders, also known as primary reduction equipment, are gaining popularity in the U.S., according to the manufacturers of these machines. Advocates say they offer quieter production and consume less energy than traditional […]

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Construction & Demolition Recycling

Sellick equipment S Series all-terrain forklift

Sellick equipment S Series all-terrain forklift The S Series rough terrain forklift is designed to focus on safety, visibility, ergonomics and accessibility. * Features rubber mounted operator platform designed to reduce noise and vibration levels. * All models equipped with new Perkins 1100 Teir II emission diesel engine. * Features capacity range of 6,000 to […]

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Construction & Demolition Recycling

Atlas Copco HB 5800 hydraulic breaker

Atlas Copco HB 5800 hydraulic breaker This hydraulic breaker attachment features Krupp percussion technology and has a service weight of more than 6 tons. * Accepts a hydraulic flow of up to 103 gallons per minute at 2,610 psi, delivering an impact rate of up to 460 bpm. * Features AutoControl, a monitoring system that […]