Caterpillar calls halt to high reach partnership. DemolitionNews understands that the joint venture agreement between equipment giant Caterpillar and French machine conversion specialist Demlone has run its course. The deal, which extended Caterpillar’s demolition offering to include machines like the Cat Dem 50, has apparently ended. Furthermore, according to industry sources, a factory-fit replacement for…Read moreRead more
More photos have just become available of the new Rusch Triple 34-25 in Norway. We would never suggest that you, our loyal readers, are predictable. But there are two things guaranteed to be popular here on Demolition News: video of demolition gone bad; and video and photos of big machines. Thankfully, unless our news sources…Read moreRead more
New photo showing the 34-25 high reach excavator from Dutch modifier Rusch. When your best-known machine has a working height of 90 metres, anything else is going to look pretty small by comparison. But don’t be fooled. The machine in the photo (left) might only reach a lowly 34 metres, but it can wield a…Read moreRead more
The debate about the US’ apparent reluctance to high reach machines rages on… What started out as a simple, almost rhetorical question has proved to be the most eagerly followed and contentious in Demolition News’ 12 month history. Towards the end of last week, we innocently asked “why don’t Americans GET high reach demolition excavators”….Read moreRead more
Low recycling rates and high accident levels highlight US demolition’s failure to innovate. I have spent more than 25 years writing about construction, demolition, and the equipment used across these demanding sectors. And for the most part, it was like casting my carefully crafted and finely honed words and phrases to the four winds, as…Read moreRead more
Kocurek Excavators supplies first high reach demolition excavator to Indian subcontinent. Here at Demolition News, we pride ourselves on having our fingers on the pulse of the industry; of being fully informed of all that is going on in the great wide world of demolition. So quite how this one passed us by, we’re not…Read moreRead more
New video showing Coleman & Co’s high reach excavator in action. We received this video of Coleman & Co’s high reach excavator at work on the demolition of the North Staffordshire Hospital in Stoke on Trent just this morning. It comes courtesy of John Woodward of C&D Consultancy, who shot the video on his very…Read moreRead more
Nice video of a Kobelco SK950 (LC) D excavator in operation.
Not sure I know quite what this is all about. It features a very odd soundtrack and some special effects that appear to have been borrowed from a 1980s pop video but the lasting question is why use a high reach excavator for a single storey demolition project?
This is a really good time-lapse video showing a high reach excavator in operation in Dublin, Ireland.