Gorilla (Tech Hydraulics) proudly owned and operated
family business since 1931.
On the Level's Gorilla Hammers King of the Granite Jungle
VOLUME XXII, No. 11, May, 27, 2009
“I love them!” Bresnick said of his Gorillas. “I was shopping for the biggest, baddest hammer they made for the Link-Belt LX460 excavator. “I spoke directly to Bob Tedesco (owner of Gorilla Hammers) three or four years ago, and told him, ‘I want the biggest hammer you’ve got.’ It weighs about 10,000 lbs. And the Link-Belt 460 LX weighs about 105,000 lbs.”
After hundreds of thousands of tons of rock, the hammer still keeps on drilling like the day he bought it, he said.
“It’s working great,” added Bresnick. “We’ve got 3,000 hours on it and it hasn’t skipped a beat. Then, we have a LX330 Link-Belt with a 8,500-pound hammer, and that one has over 3,500 hours on it.”
IDA Universal Cover Story
"No short cuts." This is the mantra that has catapulted Tech Hydraulics's attachment division, Gorilla Hammers, from a vision to a major contender in the hydraulic hammer and attachment market.
"My father started the family business in the 1940s by repairing gas pumps and other petroleum delivery equipment. My big brother took over at the age of seventeen when my father passed away suddenly. He expanded products and services to offer hydraulic and pneumatic sales and repairs to the automotive, industrial and mobile equipment markets. When my brother Joe left in 1979 to pursue a career in auctioneering, we incorporated as Tech Hydraulics and continued to expand product lines and services in response to the demand of our customers."
Construction Journal Magazine
Built on Tech Hydraulics 29 years of hydraulic experience, the Gorilla division was formed to cater to the needs of the booming hydraulic hammer market.
Gorilla's warehouse boasts over a million dollar inventory of heavy demolition tools to fit every hammer in the marketplace. The Gorilla division offers a rebuilding service and wear parts to fit all makes and model of hydraulic breakers.
Gorilla's rental fleet features New England's #1 hammer, Rockblaster, available from 1,000 to 10,000 ft. lbs. of impact force. Gorilla's attachment service plumbs machines for hammers, thumbs, grapples, compactors, shears and pulverizers.
Tech Hydraulics moved to this larger facility
in Randolph and then doubled the staff.
Tech Hydraulics Expands
Tech Hydraulics, known to contractors, public works officials and industrial customers for its design, manufacture and servicing of hydraulic components, has forged dramatic changes in its operations in recent years to accommodate demand and marketplace conditions.
As the company approaches its 25th anniversary, founder Robert "Bobby T" Tedesco reflected on some of the transformations that have taken place since he established Tech Hydraulics in Quincy, Mass., in 1979.
"We had six employees working in a 5,000-square-foot facility
in Quincy, and we simply outgrew it because of increasing
business volume," he said. "We moved to this 15,000-square-foot
shop and headquarters in Randolph about four years ago,
and since then have doubled our staff to meet the needs
of customers. We've also acquired some new lines - notably,
tool bits and Hyundai construction equipment."