A wheel of fortune: construction machinery on wheels
Excavator, loader or dump truck – here’s what to consider when using tyred construction machinery. Wheels enable higher speed and manoeuvrability at a lower price and easy maintenance. However, they reach their limits on difficult terrain.
Example 1: the wheeled excavator
Probably the most well-known construction machine that is widely used on both wheels and tracks is the excavator. A wheel
From demolition to house: sustainable recycling of construction rubble
Recycling of building materials is becoming increasingly important in times of increasing sustainability. When buildings are demolished, recyclable rubble accumulates. This is crushed, sieved, sorted and processed. Recycled rock can then be reused as a building material. And even the construction machinery used can contribute to a circular economy, as buying and selling used machinery gives i
Quiet humming instead of loud hammering: Electric mobility on construction sites
Construction sites are one of the largest sources of carbon dioxide emissions. The machines used in construction also contribute to these “gray emissions”. Many companies are currently switching to electromobility to improve their carbon footprint. Selling their old diesel machines can make it easier to invest in this new drive technology.
The construction industry accounts for almost 8% of g
No building renovations, no energy transformation
As an old proverb puts it: “Anyone who has money and buys an old house and renovates it is a fool.” But is that really the case? From an ecological standpoint, renovating houses instead of tearing them down and building them anew makes sense. Many construction measures aimed at boosting energy efficiency are promoted and are technically advanced. But the ancillary building trade is suffering from
See you later, excavator!
When was the first excavator invented? And why are they called crawler excavators? What can they do and where are they used? How big is the largest crawler excavator in the world? What will excavators of the future be able to do? A small glimpse into the history of the crawler excavator and why investing in one continues to be worthwhile in hard times.
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