Collins Demolition chooses Rotar attachments

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Midlands-based Collins Earthworks Group, which incorporates a demolition arm, has invested in two new Rotar attachments - a Rotar RSS30 scrap shear and a Rotar RG37 grab.

Based at Kirkby in Ashfield, the group offers bulk earthworks, recycling, ground stabilisation, demolition, plant hire, civil engineering and haulage. Established in March last year, the group now encompasses Collins Demolition.

Collins Demolition has excavators ranging from six to 75 tons. To work with these they already have a range of Rotar grabs, shears and pulverisers, all purchased within the last five years from Worsley Plant, a UK-based attachment specialist and Rotar's sole UK supplier.

A recent project involving the demolition of the Sun Centre in Rhyl meant Collins Demolition needed a shear quickly, which Worsley Plant was able to sort out.

The Rhyl job also involved using Rotar pulverisers and grabs along with the shear. The pulveriser processed 10,000 cubic metres of concrete and the shear cut 850 tonnes of scrap.

Collins Demolition is now reported to be increasing their Rotar fleet due to an increased demand for demolition work.

Their current job is at a former Primark site at Magna Park in Leicestershire. Collins Demolition are working for the contractors, PD Industrial, who provide the installation of industrial racking and shelving systems, and dilapidation work and refitting. The job involves carrying out a delapse of a former Primark warehouse. This includes dismantling a mezzanine floor of 15,708 square metres. Inside they are putting it back to an empty shell so that it can be re-let by the landlord. Half of the factory is racking made of steel and metal and they are taking all that down. On this specific job Collins are sending all the metal and steel off for recycling although they are reported to often crush materials on site for recycling. From beginning to end the project is expected to take six weeks.

On the job they are using the two more new Rotar attachments – a Rotar RSS30 scrap shear and a Rotar RG37 grab. Collins Demolition is already said to be looking at future purchases, firstly a shear for their Volvo 300 machine early in the New Year and a smaller multi purpose attachment. They are also looking at a first high reach machine in the first quarter of 2017, again a Volvo.

Along with all the Rotar attachments they have from Worsley Plant, Collins Demolition are also said to be considering trialling an MB crushing bucket during 2017 to help them more easily recycle materials on site.

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