Demolition Equipment Maintenance

The Cylinder Service Centre undertakes demolition equipment maintenance on the hydraulic and pneumatic cylinders commonly used on this type of machinery.

The demands on the equipment used in demolition are huge. Unlike machinery used in construction generally, it is often high impact and used almost continuously throughout the demolition process. Often the equipment is hired, which can mean that it is more intensively used than equipment that is owned. If you add to this the highly dangerous nature of demolition, it is no surprise to find that repairs on demolition equipment are undertaken more frequently than other construction type equipment.

For The Cylinder Service Centre, the demolition industry represents a significant proportion of our business and we therefore have a great deal of experience of handling the specialised repairs we undertake for our customers in this industry on machines such as:

  • demolition robots
  • demolition tools
  • hydraulic breakers
  • concrete crushers
  • scabblerss
  • drilling machines
  • excavator mounted processing shears
  • rippers
  • grabs
  • grapples
  • pulverisers

demolition equipmentApart from the high level engineering technical skills required to repair demolition equipment, customer service is also critical. Often, if a large piece of equipment becomes damaged, it can hold up the whole job: a situation that can naturally become very costly, especially if the customer is working on a fixed price contract. This is where using a specialist such as Cylinder Service Centre can really pay off. With our highly skilled and experienced workforce and specialised equipment, we can turn around both repair and manufacturing jobs quickly, ensuring a fully repaired and tested solution is returned in good time and therefore keeping downtime costs to a minimum.

Beyond the obvious physical demands on the machinery, demolition is generally fraught with risk and has its own British Standard (BS6187: 2000 Code of practice for demolition) which covers how best to organise and manage a demolition contract and includes (by reference) BS 7121, Code of practice for safe use of cranes. This second standard covers the maintenance of cranes which is where The Cylinder Service Centre becomes involved in both repairs and provision of new hydraulic parts.

The Cylinder Service Centre can not only make the repairs necessary to comply with the stringent demands of BS 7121, we also have a dedicated test machine, developed in-house, which can test up to and beyond operational performance, ensuring that repairs can be fully validated before re-using the equipment,        

Maintenance costs represent a significant proportion of the total costs associated with owning demolition equipment whether the owner is a hire business, or the demolition business itself. It is vital for demolition machinery owners that they have a trusted maintenance supplier who can not only undertake the repairs and provide replacement parts and equipment, but can be trusted to ensure the safety and operational integrity of new and repaired parts.


For demolition businesses looking for a new demoloition equipment maintenance partner/supplier, The Cylinder Service Centre is a good place to start. Why not get in touch to see what we can do for you.