Nevertheless, the transition in Russia on the supply of Caterpillar excavators from Japan has not led to a noticeable decrease in their prices. Affected by transportation costs. The peculiarity of Russian rail tariff is that, for the delivery of the excavator in the European part of Russia – St. Petersburg, Moscow or even Samara – it is cheaper to drive from Japan Sea through the Suez canal to Antwerp and from there sent by road. Although prices virtually unchanged, for operators, according to their testimony, are more suitable for Japanese cars.
"We are engaged in the destruction of objects such as bridges or airfield construction, in this case the Soviet technique does not – says Executive Director of "Recycle Materials" Sergei . – What's the difference – Hitachi and Caterpillar ruin, there is already started technical specifications: any pair of scissors, a hammer hanging on them and more – how many can ship the bucket. " The difference in the ladle. According to estimates, in Russia and cis countries about 95% of excavation work is carried out using the bucket. They are digging trenches for foundations, demolition sites and clearing of debris, the development of sand and gravel pits, and digging thousands of miles of trenches for oil and gas pipelines. Large bucket capacity means higher efficiency of the excavator work and less wear and tear, as the same amount of work done with fewer cycles. For example, the use of different buckets on one excavator (with a capacity of 0.8 and 1.05 m 3) allows for each working cycle transferred to 0.25 m3 of soil anymore.