The fleet was recently expanded to include a very special vehicle: a CAT390 excavator with a 30-metre long demolition boom. The innovative machine modification was designed and realised by BURDE Engineering GmbH. “Intricate ways to improve the demolition excavator only become evident once it is used on a construction site. In working with HANSA‑FLEX, we are supported by a partner that enables us to make full use of the arm’s potential”, reports Stephan Plannerer, Managing Director of Plannerer.
"With the customer portal, we can track exactly which hose was installed where and when. This gives us information about heavily stressed parts and at the same time enables us to optimise individual components."
Designed for major forces
The HANSA‑FLEX office in Bayreuth has the necessary machinery to produce lines like these. A hydraulic press with 380 tonnes of compressive strength connects hoses and fittings that can later withstand the high peak pressure of 500 bar.
A clear overview of all components
The HANSA‑FLEX office in Bayreuth always has important spare parts in stock so it can supply Plannerer as quickly as possible. “We also intend to fill a container in the immediate vicinity of the demolition excavator with spare parts. If a part fails, this can then be directly replaced, thereby minimising the excavator downtime and the resultant downtime costs”, reports Kleber. If necessary, the HANSA‑FLEX mobile hydraulic service also provides further assistance.
Always on hand
Plannerer intends to construct a telescopic demolition arm with a length of 65 metres; a 46-metre version has already been created for the BHD-3010. HANSA‑FLEX is also advising the demolition company in this regard and recommending components and materials. “In HANSA‑FLEX, we have found a hard-working partner who provides us with professional support in all hydraulics matters”, summarises Plannerer.