Excavators Team Up to Push Down Huge Wall

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How do you take down a huge wall? One way, is to line up a few excavators and give it a good push. The wall here is the last standing section of a mall in Georgia that was demolished to make room for a new Wal-Mart. It looks to be about 40 feet high and 100 feet across. It also has a thick, sturdy concrete construction, which means that it’s going to take some serious force to push it over. Are 4 crawler excavators enough to do the trick? Before we find out, let’s take a look at the building demolition process and the capabilities of these 4 machines working together.

Excavators Team Up to Push Down Huge Wall

The Key Role of Excavators in Demolition

As long as buildings have been built, there has been a need for them to be demolished as well. Hydraulic excavators typically play a large role in manual building demolition. A demolition usually begins with excavators “undermining” the building while controlling how it falls. Of course, this requires taking safety and cleanup considerations into account as well. For taller buildings, high-reach excavators are used when demolition by explosives isn’t safe or practical. When equipped with sheer attachments, excavators are able to dismantle the individual elements of a steel structure. Along with excavators, other key equipment typically involved in building demolition includes cranes with wrecking balls and loaders or bulldozers.

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Key Crawler Excavator Dimensions and Specs

Much of the major work for this particular demolition has been done, and we are now looking at 4 crawler excavators trying to finish the job with the remaining wall. Each of the excavators is probably in the 30- to 40-ton category. Excavators such as the Doosan 300 would fit into this category. As an example, the Doosan 300 LC-5 has:

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