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Wooldridge breaks into efficiency

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Surrey demolition firm Wooldridge Demolition has added a new Tier 4i-compliant Volvo EC480D ultra high reach machine to its specialist equipment fleet.

The EC480D was supplied with a bespoke three-piece demolition rig designed and manufactured by Kocurek, and has a maximum pin height of 26m and a forward reach of 14m. It can handle tools weighing up to 2.5t.

It also features a hydraulic modular joint that enables the machine to be fitted with either ultra high reach demolition equipment, a straight boom arrangement or as a standard backacter for digging.

Additional features that allow the machine to work in tough demolition conditions include a hydraulically tilting operator’s compartment, heavy duty belly plates, side impact protection system, 5t additional counterweight and double thickness side panel doors.

Wooldridge Demolition director Nick Anderson said the firm chose the new machine for its “specification and robust build”, adding: “This is especially so in recent years where we have had to elongate the effective service life of our equipment from three to five years.”

It is the company’s sixth machine that incorporates Kocurek high reach modifications.

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