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Central Demolition Takes Delivery Hitachi


Cent ral Demol ition of

Bonnybridge, Scotland are

reaching up in the world after

taking delivery of 3 brand new

Hitachi Demolition Spec


An Hitachi Zaxis 870LCH

High Reach machine has been

del i vered to Cent ral

Demolition of Bonnybridge,

Scotland. The 870 joins other

recent investments including

a Zaxis 350LC and Zaxis 170W


Central also decided to

give their older Zaxis 850H

High Reach a new lease of life

with a massive overhaul of the

running gear, operating gear

and a stunning new livery.

Plus, all machines are

equipped with various demolition attachments.

Hitachi Zaxis 870LCH High Reach

The Zaxis 870LCH has been supplied to Central

Demolition with a bespoke three piece demolition rig

designed and manufactured by Kocurek of Ipswich and

replaces an older Zaxis 850H model.

With a maximum pin height of 43 m (when configured

with 3 m extension) and forward reach of 20 metres,

the 870LCH is capable of handling a tool weight of

2,267 kg.

Director Ross Craig who took delivery of Central’s

first brand new Hitachi machine back in 2000 said:

“Specification and the robust build of the Hitachi

product have been the main drivers in Central

Demolition’s decision to continue with the


“We have been very pleased with our fleet

of Hitachi machines as they have proved very

capable of handling a good lifetime in front line

demolition work.”

“Equally important is the consistent level

of after sales support we receive from Hitachi’s

local customer support centre now based at

Hebburn. We can rely on Hitachi/Kocurek to sort

any issues out quickly and efficiently and to act

on their promises.”

Central Demolition undertakes all manner of demo-

lition contracts throughout the UK, offering a complete

service including high rise and industrial demolition,

crushing, asbestos removal and haulage/recycling of

material if needed.


New Kobelco Crawler Cranes Go Straight

To Work

Kobelco Cranes Europe Ltd has sold two new crawler

cranes, a CKE1350G and a CKE900G, to the UK contrac-

tor, Murphy Group.

The CKE1350G and CKE900G were delivered to

Murphy’s Hemel Hempstead depot before being put to

work on Thames Water Authority’s upgrade to the

Deephams Sewage Works in Edmonton.

The £177 million contract to rebuild one of London’s

largest sewage works was awarded to the AECOM

Murphy Kier joint venture.

Murphy Group’s John Coll, divisional director of

Procurement and Plant & Transport says

“For a job of this kind, reach was critical, so the

CKE1350G is fitted with a fly-jib and is moving

anything from old sewage chambers to helping

dismantle the shafts on site.”

The CKE1350G, which has a maximum crane boom

of 76.2 m and a luffing boom of 47.9 m, has a maximum

lifting capacity of 135 tonnes at 4.5 m. Maximum lifting

capacity with the luffing jib is 36 tonnes at 12m.

The CKE990G, which has a maximum boom length

of 61 m, has a maximum lifting capacity of 100 tonnes

at 3.5 m, or 90 tonnes at 3.9 m. The maximum fixed jib

combination is 51.8 m + 18.3 m.

The cranes join three other G Series Kobelco crawler

Contractors World UK & Ireland Vol 6 No 1


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