LLarge scale heavy industrial demolition often requires the use of a wide range and variety of demolition tools. These tools are carried by dedicated tool carriers or specialized demolition machines which are indeed essential for conventional construction machines modified and adapted to accept them.
“In our field of activity, the majority of our attachments are reserved for heavy industrial and large-scale demolition. This is a specific niche that does not necessarily extend to general contracting or even large earthworks. As such, we are much more dependent on the skills, expertise and experience of our operators,” says Kate Bester, Jet Demolition Contracts Manager.
“Most of our attachments are specific to heavy industry and large-scale demolition. » Kate Bester, Contract Manager, Jet Demolition
The demolition specialist has developed an in-house adapter and quick coupler system for rapid tool change with minimal human-machine interface. “This system gives us the ability to change attachments quickly and safely, as well as having interchangeable attachments from one machine to another, which results in a greater variety of tools and a greater great flexibility on site,” says Bester.
“We are continually looking for ways to not only improve our demolition methods, but also support safe work procedures,” Bester adds. This may mean developing a new type of adapter, or simply a new method of physically attaching the adapter to equipment and tools to allow for a safer, faster and less risky approach.
Jet Demolition has a range of tools developed and manufactured in-house to meet specific industry demands. These include mechanical sprayers to reduce rubble quickly and efficiently, adapters and extensions to provide additional reach, or drill and pull attachments for the flexibility to approach compromised structures from within. a safe position.
“Basically, our in-house tools and accessories evolved from identifying a need for which there was no viable commercial solution,” explains Bester. Conversely, historical or heritage tools can also be improved to better fulfill their function. For example, base machines may be modified for a specific purpose or function to better serve a niche market, but not as often or regularly as those resulting from a specific application.
“We adapt to our own markets and requirements, and not necessarily to every trend that arises,” emphasizes Bester. There are different schools of thought regarding specific tools, accessories, and methods. “It would be easy to jump on the latest innovation, but in the demolition industry it’s important that what you do and how you work are consistent, safe and predictable.”
Therefore, Jet Demolition relies on tried and tested innovations, often holding back to properly evaluate how these innovations perform in the industry. “We are keenly interested in developing mills and fittings globally, but also proceed with caution when implementing and adopting new technologies,” notes Bester.
The company has a full workshop with trained factory mechanics, fitters and turners to service its fleet. “While we have this internal support, we also rely on plant operators to help us with regular maintenance and inspections, ensuring that small issues are resolved without delay to minimize the need for repairs. important. It is essential that our fleet is in top condition and suitable for the task at hand. We have a range of tools that influence the methods chosen and which, in turn, promote safety and efficiency,” concludes Bester.