Erkat has been developing excavator cutting units for over 15 years and is established in the worldwide markets and in different application areas thanks to its know-how and innovative approach. The extensive product range can fulfil the requirements of practically any task.
This is why the construction company BTB Group founded in 1990 likes working with the reliable and individually deployable cutter units for the tram line S21 in Berlin. The family-run company includes various different businesses, which combine to form an extremely knowledgeable and reliable partner for demolition, transport, earthworks, recycling and reprocessing of building materials.. With approx. 50 employees, the BTB Group generates a turnover of up to 9.1 million Euro per year and processes approx. 500,000 tonnes of building rubble and concrete.
In difficult environments in particular, the products from Erkat demonstrate their strengths and robust design. Their individual deployability and easy assembly on conventional excavators are particularly useful here. These advantages are also apparent at the building site at Berlin central station, where the cutter units ER 1500 L and ER 2000 X are currently in use.
The primary task here is the cut through the old concrete and make way for the further building process. The cutter units create small pocket-shaped structures in difficult to access ground. To this end, they cut ridges into the ground and remove part of the material in the process. This creates space for the hydraulic hammer and is the only way for the hammer to find the right point for breaking the concrete ground – an ideal division of work.
The two Erkat cutter units will be in use at the construction site until the end of July. And further deployments are already in planning.