Tag: hydraulic breaker

A breaker is a powerful percussion hammer fitted to an excavator for demolishing concrete structures or rocks. It is powered by an auxiliary hydraulic system from the excavator, which is fitted with a foot-operated valve for this purpose. Additionally, demolition crews employ the hoe ram for jobs too large for jackhammering or areas where blasting is not possible due to safety or environmental issues.

Project Profile: Breaking Ground at Rogers Centre

Project Profile: Breaking Ground at Rogers Centre

Few people know concrete as well as Vito Nardi. As director of Verdi Restoration Ltd.—a division of Verdi Alliance, specializing in concrete restoration work—Nardi and his team have overseen some of the largest, most high-profile concrete construction projects in and around Toronto. Fromheavy civil, to foundations and sealing—if concrete is

Giving Your Talent the Right Tools

Giving Your Talent the Right Tools

Your company has successfully bid a job, and it’s time to examine the site for land clearing. What equipment will be essential? What is the process in tool selection for land clearing site preparation? How will the tools’ capabilities fit into that process, and throughout the project? How can common

Between a Rock and a Hard Place

Between a Rock and a Hard Place

Nobody ever said that site work would be easy. For every site with easily excavated soft loamy soils, there is another one with hardpan, rocky soils, frozen soils, or even bedrock. Excavating rock is far harder, more time consuming, and much more expensive than soil excavation. For thistype of operation, special tools are necessary.

The Ins and Outs, On and Offs of Attachments

The Ins and Outs, On and Offs of Attachments

Form follows function when it comes to attachments. As hydraulic excavators have evolved, replacing the cable shovels of yesterday, sophisticated, groundbreaking buckets have followed suit. Whether you need a digging implement for soft soil, which requires short, blunt teeth, or something that’s going to penetrate through rock and frost that

Compact Equipment Attachments Enhance Value

Compact Equipment Attachments Enhance Value

Getting Attached
Equipment is truly scheduled on job sites today. “You can’t leave equipment sitting on the job site, waiting to be used,” Fitzgerald insists. “It used to be no big deal to have it sit, but now, everyone’s watching costs, tracking usage. [Equipment] is an investment and contractors know the cost

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