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Breakers

Firing on all cylinders

FOUR Atlas Copco heavy and medium breakers have been impressing on a project at  Scout Moor Quarry in Lancashire. Bury-based M&A Crushing and Screening …

Groundbreaking developments in earthmoving technology

Earlier this year, when the Construction News Award for Commercial Innovation of the Year went to Miller UK, the company’s hydraulic breaker was thrust …

“People will put their money where it makes sense”

urn ACCORDING to Andy Black, founder of Relentless Plant Services, breakers now make up about 40% of the flourishing firm’s business. This is partly due …

Breaker maintenance – say farewell to bad habits

Ralf Majchrzak, spokesperson for hydraulic attachments, Chicago Pneumatic Construction Equipment, explains how to get maximum longevity from a rig-mounted …

Breaking good

The new FXJ range of Furukawa hydraulic breakers has hit the UK market. Cumbernauld-based Relentless Plant has enjoyed early success with the new models. Owner …

Longevity and service key to new Toku deal

BLACKWOOD Plant Hire has completed a new deal with Yarwoods for a number of top of the range products including Toku Breakers and a Kinshofer Selector Grab. …

A break with tradition

Furukawa’s high performance breakers have lacked the service and support they deserve, in the UK. But that’s all changing now says distributor ECY …

Anatomy of a quality steel

One breaker steel looks much like another, so it can be difficult to make sensible judgements about quality. Linlithgow-based Rock Force shared some of its …

50 years of breaking

THIS year sees the 50th anniversary of the introduction of the hydraulic breaker, an event being celebrated by Atlas Copco, which bought the company behind the …

New Indeco breaker

The latest in Indeco’s range of hydraulic breakers, the HP 2750 was specifically designed and manufactured to meet the needs of a few emerging markets. …

Sandvik puts in a shift

AN Indian quarry operator is using a Sandvik BA2424 hydraulic breaker to increase basalt production at its facility in Gujarat. Amrut Quarry, a pioneering …

Titanic breaker flattens bridge

RENTAL firm Sandhurst’s breakers include Atlas Copco’s titanic HB5800, a 5.8 tonne monster suitable for excavators in the 58-100 tonne class. It is used in …

Range extension targets efficiency

DOOSAN Infracore Construction Equipment has added two new models to the company’s range of hydraulic breakers for use on Doosan wheeled and crawler …

Ulster rollers deal

A global road construction equipment manufacturer has appointed WAC McCandless as sole Northern Irish distributor for road construction equipment. The Northern …