Companies collaborate to develop bespoke telehandler with Dustfighter dust-suppression unit
ACE Plant have teamed with AR Demolition to develop a specialized dust-suppression solution for a key regeneration project in Nottingham. The bespoke system incorporates a Dustfighter dust-suppression unit which is mounted on a 18m high telehandler, complete with three onboard water tanks.
With water and electricity supplies often not available, the priority for ACE Plant and AR Demolition was to come up with a solely self-contained unit. The telehandler Dustfighter can, therefore, be moved and positioned around the site freely, with no hoses or electrical cables becoming a trip safety hazard.
An onboard generator powers the machine and the use of having a high-reach telehandler allows the water to be targeted exactly where it is required. Instead of just spraying water from ground level, the telescopic handling capacity increases the Dustfighter’s efficiency which, in turn, keeps water usage under control while reducing costs.
The Dustfigher’s movement and functions are controlled by a specially designed remote control unit. It can be controlled by the ground or by the operator inside the cab of the demolition excavator, increasing on-site personnel safety.
The machine is currently on site in Nottingham city centre, providing dust suppression for the demolition of Broadmarsh multi-storey car park. This phase of the £250 million redevelopment will pave the way for a new shopping centre with improved retail outlets, restaurants and leisure facilities in a modern and vibrant environment.