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PENA DEMOLITION INCREASES PROCESSING EFFICIENCY WITH BTI PRODUCTS
Whether a project calls for full-site or partial demolition, including removal of hazardous materials and earthwork, Peña Demolition can handle the tasks involved. Recently, the Sun Valley, Calif., company used its 30-plus years of experience, coupled with Breaker Technology, Inc. (BTI) BXR65C hydraulic breaker and MCP910-IT pulverizer attachments, to demolish two large buildings at one site in Van Nuys.
“One building was a two-story, with 10-inch-thick, tilt-up walls and oversized concrete footings,” described Peña Demolition Owner Orestes Peña. “The other was a three-story concrete and brick building. In total, we were slated to be on the job three months to complete demolition and earthwork operations. We ran into some unforeseen items, but still finished ahead of time. The high production and efficiency of the BTI attachments ensured we could still do that.”
Peña Demolition hammered and processed the various materials with the BXR65C breaker and MCP910-IT pulverizer. The demolition company mounts the attachments onto their 70,000- and 80,000-pound-class excavator and adjusts hydraulic flow to each with the in-cab monitor.
“It’s simple to change back and forth, especially with a quick coupler. The operator turns the valves off, disconnects the hoses and the attachment, then mounts the other and connects its hoses,” explained Foreman Luis Soto. “Once the proper attachment mode is selected, it’s a matter of going to work. It only takes a few minutes. We like that convenience because it keeps us moving.
“What we really like best, however, is the high productivity of the BTI products,” he added. “They out perform any of our previous competitive attachments.”
Peña Demolition used the BXR65C that features a 6-inch diameter tool to turn oversized chunks of concrete into smaller, more manageable pieces. The 6,500-foot-pound energy class breaker has a long-stroke blow rate of 400-580 blows per minute (bpm) and a short-stroke rate of 540-780 bpm.
“It breaks any size of concrete,” reported Soto. “The breaker has good power and cracks the material quickly without getting stuck. We have used it for a few months without any issues.”
Peña Demolition purchased the breaker after acquiring the 6,834-pound MCP910-IT pulverizer approximately a year and a half ago. The pulverizer has a jaw depth of 37.4 inches and a maximum opening of 39.4 inches.
“It grinds down concrete and allows us to remove rebar very efficiently,” said Soto. “The jaw action is fast and also very smooth. It’s great for footings. Once they are downsized with the breaker, we can process the resulting pieces in a few minutes, depending on the thickness of the concrete.”
BTI Senior Regional Manager Tom Witt partnered with Peña Demolition on its purchases of both the breaker and pulverizer. Witt and BTI provided training to ensure Pena Demolition personnel could most effectively use the attachments, as well as how to properly maintain the attachments, for maximum production. Witt consistently keeps in contact with Peña and his staff to ensure their satisfaction with the BTI products.
“Tom and BTI are excellent to work with,” Peña attested. “They understand the value of customer service. If we have a question, they are right there to answer it. Tom recently brought us a new skid steer/mini excavator attachment to demo. The breaking action was very impressive. We appreciate that he and BTI value our opinion, and we especially appreciate the great relationship we have developed.”
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