Essex demolition firm extends its reach

Aaron Morby 13 years ago

A leading south east demolition contractor has extended its JCB fleet by investing in a new high reach excavator complete with modular joint for increased versatility.

Essex-based Northeast Demolition UK enlisted Ipswich engineering specialist Kocurek to convert the JCB JS360XD into a high reach demolition machine.

The result is the new JS360 XD HRD demolition excavator. The demolition machine is built to be versatile, allowing operators to select the optimum boom configuration for each demolition task both quickly and safely to increase utilisation.

It can work with either a 21m, three-piece high reach demolition rig or with a digging rig for lower level or heavy duty operations.

The JS360XD HRD sold to Northeast Demolition is the first JCB High Reach machine in the North East Demolition fleet.

The machine can power attachments with up to 2.5t capacity and offers good stability for its weight class.

Shaun Harvey, Northeast Demolition director, said: “It is great to drive for the operator, extremely powerful and most of all the stability is fantastic. We have competitive models which can rock about at full stretch but the JCB does not move an inch.

“We have several JCB machines in our fleet as we are delighted to support a true British manufacturer wherever possible and we have always been impressed with the machine quality and support.

“With this new product, JCB has extended its demolition offering and brought it right up to date as the very best cutting-edge equipment available.

Spec guide JS360 XD HRD

The high-reach boom can now be hydraulically disconnected into a docking cradle once the high level work is complete.

The specially adapted JS360 XD base machine can then pick up the digging boom which can be locked into the straight boom position for medium height demolition with a heavy duty attachment, or operated conventionally for working at ground level and below.

With the proven JS360 XD as a base, this specialist model has been also been fitted with a hydraulically tilting cab.

Furthermore, a full demolition specification safety pack ensures both personnel and the machine are afforded maximum protection on site. This includes FOPS Cab guard, ram guards, track guides, additional counterweighting, water suppression and SIPS (a side impact protection system).

Also installed is a Prolec safety system, which provides an audible warning when the machine’s safe digging envelope is exceeded.

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