The demolition excavator is an excavator used for demolish buildings of average heights. It is also called long reach excavators since it has a longer arm than other excavators to reach its target easily.
The long reach excavator either pushes to demolish a building or pulls it down. It can also hit it so that it shakes the foundations. It can be equipped with a rock bucket, a hydraulic rock hammer, a dozer blade, cutting pliers, concrete tongs.
Several options are offered on long reach excavators : the water sprayer and the dust collector improve the visibility on construction sites, and the sound absorber is useful in dense urban areas.
When the building to demolish is too high for the long reach excavator, the clipping technic is used : several smaller machines are brought to the top of the building to demolish the upper floors. Cat, Komatsu, Hitachi, Etec, Fiat-Hitachi, Liebherr, New Holland : the long reach excavators are on Europe-construction-equipment.com
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