Northbank Demolition is speeding up production by using the OilQuick automatic quick coupler system from Warrington-based attachment specialist ECY Haulmark.
Having initially invested in the system in 2011, it has installed a further 12 units to its CAT and Doosan excavators.
OilQuick permits hydraulic attachments and work tools to be changed over in less than 20 seconds without the operator having to leave the cab. This enhances operator safety, reduces environmental damage from oil spillage and burst hoses, cuts the cost of replacing hoses and eliminates machine downtime.
One current project for Northbank is the demolition of Avonbank House and Northcroft House, former council offices in Newbury town centre (pictured). The project, originally scheduled to take 16 weeks, will now be finished in just 10 due to having two machines equipped with the OilQuick automatic couplers working on-site.