Midlands based contractors Collins Demolition have recently acquired two Volvo EC700 excavators to add to their impressive fleet of machinery, both of which came equipped with the OilQuick automatic quick coupler system for ease of attachment changeover. The machines are currently working at their Hams Hall site in Birmingham.
The site is home to the former Hams Hall power station, a structure built in the 1920s on the site of Hams Hall. It was completed in three stages; 1927-9, 1949 and 1958 and once boasted 13 cooling towers, with the complex containing some interesting early power generating machinery. Today Collins Demolition and earthworks have the contract to complete the ground remediation.
A wide variety hydraulic attachments are available for utilisation on the site for both of the Volvo EC700 machines, both of which have had the OilQuick OQ90 quick coupler and attachment brackets installed by Warrington based attachment specialist ECY Haulmark Ltd. The attachments in use on the site include a 3.8 ton VTN MD610 selector grab and a 8.7 tonne VTN FP70 rotating concrete processor, also supplied by ECY Haulmark, as well as a variety of hydraulic breakers and buckets.
Collins Demolition Director Scott Craddock commented “the two machines have been a brilliant addition to the demolition fleet”, “having OilQuick fitted to the excavators improves health and safety for our operators and site personnel, machine productivity is increased and downtime suffered by operators having to make manual attachment has now become a thing of the past”. He continued “I will definitely be looking into to converting the remainder of the demolition fleet to OilQuick in the future”.