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Discussion in 'Demolition' started by Wolf, Aug 28, 2007.

  1. Demo_Andy

    Demo_Andy Well-Known Member

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    I'm sort of sure demarec are built/distributed by someone else in the US, think I've seen the link on this forum before. Anyone else remember the name of the company?
     
  2. blueman

    blueman Well-Known Member

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    Demarec is a dutch company bought by Kinshofer. It's products are branded Kinshofer in North America and some other markets. NA HQ in near Toronto. The rotating grabs and multiprocessors are great.
    Website: http://www.kinshofer.com/site_eng/
     
  3. Wolf

    Wolf Senior Member

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    Do you know any major demo guys in the US who are using the rotating grabs? They seem to love them in Europe, just wondering to what extent they have caught on stateside.
     
  4. blueman

    blueman Well-Known Member

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    I've seen them used by East Coast demolition contractors, I know less about the rest of the counry. They're not nearly as prevalent as in Europe as you say. We have seen more takeup in MRFs or recycling centers as those are developed here.
     
  5. Wolf

    Wolf Senior Member

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    Who do you see on the East Coast using rotator grabs? What kind of buildings are they used on? Brick, or otherwise? What's the consensus about them?
     
  6. blueman

    blueman Well-Known Member

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    What I've seen was brick/masonry and applications where they wanted to lift off roof sections or timber before bringing down structures. In a word, "selective" work.
     
  7. Wolf

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    So you are saying that it gives more control over how the building comes down?
     
  8. thodob

    thodob Well-Known Member

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    we use the term selective demolition (compared to the old wrecking method).

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