RUBBLE MASTER Compact Recyclers much in demand - for ambitious building projects in the Baltic States
Thanks to their geographical location and historical development, the Baltic states are one of the most ambitious areas of Europe. And the fact that they are unique in the EU in sharing a border with Russia makes them a hub for far-reaching economic relationships. Hardly surprising, therefore, that there are impressive plans for giant industrial parks. There are also ongoing applications for EU grants – with good chances of success. An ideal starting point for RUBBLE MASTER Compact Recyclers for the cost-effective on-site recycling of all types of construction debris – even on inner-city job sites where space is tight.
Recycling is now also a legal requirement in the Baltic states. And countless old buildings have to be demolished to make way for the development and modernisation. Good news for RUBBLE MASTER Compact Recyclers, which have been in use here since 2003. The first results are impressive proof of the huge benefits to be gained from mobile recycling on-site: instead of long and costly transport runs, the demolished material can be crushed directly on the job site and put back into the material flow using RUBBLE MASTER Compact Recyclers.
Since 2003 RUBBLE MASTER has had a dedicated partner for the 3 Baltic states Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania: BALTI Tehnika. The group of companies with a wealth of experience in the construction machinery business started out early with RUBBLE MASTER in the field of recycling, which they considered to be an expanding line of business. That same year the first two RM80 crushers were sold to Lithuania and Estonia. The first machine sales and the positive feedback caused an absolute sensation. Not least due to the new legislation on recycling, which is becoming increasingly important, more and more interest is being shown in the RUBBLE MASTER Compact Recyclers. Three RM80s have already been supplied this year, a further two are currently awaiting finalisation – and that is only in the first half of the year.
Motorway Recycling à la RUBBLE MASTER
ESTONIA. In the spring of 2005 a new motorway refurbishment project was launched for a 90 km long stretch from Tallinn to St. Petersburg. As was the case with the successful motorway refurbishment in Passau / Germany, a RUBBLE MASTER RM80 was used here, too. The objective was to crush asphalt on-site down to 0/40 mm for it to be re-used at the same place. The asphalt was broken up along a
5 km stretch of the carriageway while the second carriageway was used for the traffic flow. The second digger took up its position on top of the broken material and fed the mobile crusher which used its crawler gear to reverse slowly and form a pile of crushed material which was later spread across the carriageway and flattened. With a feed size of up to 700 mm the recycling throughput of the asphalt was 120 t/h. All in all 110.000 tonnes were processed in 100 days. The project is being realized in stages, with the RM80 having already received the next follow-on order. A second RM80 has already been bought to meet the ever increasing demand.
RM80 used for steel reinforced concrete application
TALLINN / ESTONIA. In April 2005 a RUBBLE MASTER RM60 customer was awarded a major demolition contract for an inner-city site. The user changed to the stronger crusher model – the RUBBLE MASTER RM80 – to handle the contract with maximum cost efficiency. An old factory building with heavily reinforced concrete was to be demolished, the rubble processed on-site and the area itself handed over completely flat. Standard demolition tools such as pulverisers and demolition grapples were used to prepare the material for the recycling process. Brickwork and concrete were stored separately and then crushed. The total amount of 20.000 tonnes of concrete with a feed size of up to 600 mm was processed extremely quickly in the robust, high-throughput RM80. With a crushing gap of 35 mm it was still possible to produce 0/40 mm cubic value grain with throughput at between 100 and 120 t/h, despite the huge proportion of steel. The RM80's high-performance magnetic separator made sure that the metal parts were reliably extracted from the crushed material. Thanks to the ingenious environmental concept with efficient dust suppression, even the residents were enthusiastic about what happened on the job site and the modern machinery. The customer was enthusiastic as well, of course - especially due to the numerous follow-on orders from the area.
This is what prompted him to invest in a second RM80 which will be used in Latvia especially for quarry jobs. In Latvia recycling is still in its early stages. Thanks to the innovative RUBBLE MASTER technology, it will not be long before the on-site recycling concept makes a lasting impression in this region, too.