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First Hyundai R1200-9 excavator at work in Europe

First publishedin Aggregates Business Europe
September October 2017
Démolition et Terrassement XL Sàrl from Nidderkuer, Luxembourg, has been using the largest capacity Hyundai excavator, the R1200-9, on a major demolition site. With an operating weight of 120tonnes, it is a first for a Hyundai machine of this size to be sold in Europe, and it is working in the financial heart of Luxembourg.

When completed, the work site will host the new offices of the Bank of China, and the excavator is being used for breaking reinforced concrete foundations with a 7tonne hydraulic breaker. The first task to complete is a 35m deep, six storey underground parking area. HMB, the Belgian and Luxembourg construction equipment dealer, is the first European dealer to have sold the R1200-9.

Paul Verbiest and Tom Haesevoets, owners of HMB, said. “Carlos Alberto Rodrigues de Sousa, the owner of Démolition et Terrassement XL Sàrl, came to see us at bauma in Munich, Germany, in 2016, where we concluded the deal. For this special project he was looking for a machine of substantial size to complete the task.”

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