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Contractors World International Vol 7 No 5

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France

Liebherr R 918 Crawler Excavator

For Demolition Work

ECD (Etude Conseil Démolition) r

ecently invested in a

new

Liebherr R 918 crawler excavator

specifically for

demolition work.

The French demolition company Etude Conseil

Démolition (ECD) works mainly in the city of Paris and

therefore needs a compact machine which is easy to

transport for demolition work on inner city construction

sites.

With a width of only 2.5 m the Liebherr R 918

crawler excavator can be moved easily from one

job-site to another without the need for special

transport, a huge advantage for a company

which works on several construction sites

simultaneously.

The crawler excavator comes from the stand-

ard model series and was configured by

Liebherr-France SAS to the customer ’s

requirements.

The company adapted the R 918 to the

particular demolition requirements right down

to the very last detail. Liebherr was the only

manufacturer able to implement the option

to equip the excavator with a straight boom.

A height of just 1.30 m can be reached with

this solution - which is roughly half a

floor-height.

The Liebherr R 918 crawler excavator with an oper-

ating weight of approx. 21 tonnes is equipped with a

Liebherr diesel engine with a power rating of 95 kW /

129 HP.

It boasts a straight monoblock boom of 5.45 m and

a stick of 2.70 m, a NLC travel mechanism with track

gauge of 2000 mm, B60 chains with triple grouser track

pads of 500 mm, and a heavy 2.5 t counterweight .

Liebherr-France

Hungary

Race Against Time For 2017 World

Swimming Championships

Hungary had originally planned to host

the World Swimming Championships

in 2021, but when Guadalajara in

Mexico withdrew from being the host

to the 2017 event in March 2015,

Budapest accepted to take on the

challenge.

With just two years instead of four

to achieve the construction of the

spectacular 54 m high Dagàly Aquatics

Complex, Budapest-based rental com-

pany Gepber recommended the use

of ten Genie articulating and tele-

scopic aerial work platforms, includ-

ing two Genie SX-180 super booms

and five Genie ZX-135/70 units,

which proved instrumental in per-

forming a series of high precision

tasks.

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