Central Demolition takes delivery of three state of the art Hitachi Machines
Central Demolition of Bonnybridge, Scotland are reaching up in the world after taking delivery of 3 brand new Hitachi Demolition Spec Machines.
A brand new state of the art/top of the line Hitachi Zaxis 870LCH High Reach machine has been delivered to Central Demolition of Bonnybridge, Scotland. The 870 isn’t the only new kit on the block - other recent investments include a Zaxis 350LC and Zaxis 170W Excavator joining the company’s state of the art fleet. 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 Metres (when configured with 3 Metre Extension) and forward reach of 20 metres, the 870LCH is capable of handling a tool weight of 2267kgs. At the heart of the machine is a Isuzu AL-6WG1XZSA-01: the new Zaxis 870 is equipped with a powerful new-generation Stage IIIB-compliant engine, which delivers higher productivity with greater fuel efficiency. Using the EN590 fuel, compliant with the European standard, plus the genuine fuel filter and engine oil, Super Wide DH2 or equivalent, ensures optimum engine efficiency. The Isuzu engine has a common rail-type fuel injection system, which delivers the precise quantity of pressurised fuel to achieve effective combustion, and reduces fuel consumption and particulate matter. The HIOS IIIB hydraulic system has also been applied to the new Zaxis 870 to reach higher yields with better fuel consumption than the previous model, which delivers 532 nett hp. The 870LCH boasts some versatile features via the HIOS IIIB hydraulic modular system which allows the machine to be fitted with a range of configurations as required – high reach demolition, a straight boom arrangement or as a standard excavator for digging duties - the 870LCH has it covered. Further standard features to the ultra high reach specification include a hydraulically tilting operator’s compartment, heavy duty belly plates, and auto shut-down – fuel saving for carbon dioxide reduction.
“Specification and the robust build of the Hitachi product have been the main drivers in Central Demolition’s decision to continue with the brand,” commented Director Ross Craig who took delivery of Central’s first brand new Hitachi machine back in 2000. Prior to this the company had purchased a second hand, three year old Hitachi machine from HM Plant in 1997. “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,” he continued. “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.”
Commenting further on the new 870LCH ultra high reach Ross sees the latest bespoke modifications undertaken by Kocurek Ltd as a significant step forward in the development of the high reach concept – particularly in the area of the cab. “This is our third machine with the Kocurek high reach design and this latest version ticks all the boxes especially when it comes to upward and forward visibility for the operator.”
Central Demolition, based at Central House, Bonnybridge in Scotland undertakes all manner of demolition contracts throughout the UK, offering a complete service including high rise and industrial demolition, crushing, asbestos removal and haulage/recycling of material if needed. Most recently, projects have been undertaken on major demolition contracts including the demolition of four high rise residential tower blocks in Dumbarton, Glasgow. The Company currently employs more than one hundred and fifty people and carries out its own maintenance with a team of experienced mobile and workshop based engineers. Central’s expansive fleet includes thirty five excavators (ranging from 20T – 60T), two remote control Brokks, eight tippers, crushers, loading shovels and a variety of other plant, equipment and attachments.