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UK Demolition pictures

Discussion in 'Demolition' started by Demo_Andy, Aug 5, 2008.

  1. Wolf

    Wolf Senior Member

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    I love the pics you put up of knocking the old brick buildings. Are those some of the Victorians you were talking about? Those look like pretty old flats? About how old do you think they are? Is that you operating that kit? What was it like to take them down? Did they put up a fight or come down pretty easy like they were supposed to? What are they going to build there in its place?
     
  2. Demo_Andy

    Demo_Andy Well-Known Member

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  3. AtlasRob

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    Great pics Andy, I missed this thread glad you updated it.

    There was a 345? of yours on the M25 a couple of weeks back, I put ? as I was past it before I realised it was there but pretty sure it was a 345.
    Bloody big when you skip past it by about 10ft in an astravan :D Had come back to take the footbridge abutment out on the anti clock carriageway by the looks of things.
     
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    hehe, cool picture:)
     
  5. Demo_Andy

    Demo_Andy Well-Known Member

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    Yeh thats right AtlasRob, would have been a 345. There a deceiving machine, 60t all in!
     
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    Great pics, looks like a nice job. Thanks for sharing.

    Trbo
     
  7. Wolf

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    awesome pics, mate. thanks for posting. keep the great pics coming.
     
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    plantman.uk Well-Known Member

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    nice pics andy...i worked for a crowd who bought a volvo 460 and had an artic boom on it nice bit of kit that one....let the big dog eat
     
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    i have always wondered why we dont see more rotating grapples for demo here in the usa. that looks like an ideal setup.
     
  10. AtlasRob

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    WOOOOOOoooooooooooo there Q. You cant be starting a new year with mind bending thoughts like that. Folk will start thinking you have a serious side :D

    Have a good one and keep busy. :thumbsup
     
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    Beautiful picture of the demolition , thank you
     
  12. Wolf

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    any new UK demo pictures, Andy?

    any new UK demo pictures, Andy? keep them coming m8.
     
  13. Wolf

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    keep those great demo pics coming m8.

    keep those great demo pics coming m8.
     
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    great pics,sitting here on the p.c makes me want to go tear something down right about know!
     
  15. Colorado Digger

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    can you pull on those rotating grapples? dont know never used one. how tough are they?
     
  16. Demo_Andy

    Demo_Andy Well-Known Member

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    You can pull with them, but to a degree. There is a limit but in general there pretty tough.

    For example if you open the grab fully and peel out a brick wall you can then rake back and level the brick. However pullin and yanking at heavy steels/ concrete beams is not so good.
     
  17. Wolf

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    Seems that the rotating grapples are just awesome when it comes to taking down brick walls. Just tears it apart and gives you lots of control to rake and grab and peel the bricks down. Nothing like a shower of old bricks falling to the ground on a neat old demo job.

    Love to hear the stories, demoAndy.

    What kind of jobs you got going now? Any neat old victorians coming down, m8?
     
  18. Demo_Andy

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    No victorian stuff at the moment Wolf, were on a 1970's leisure centre. Almost done there, another couple of weeks maybe.
     
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    1970's leisure centers should come down. Bet they are ugly as sin and never should have been built in the first place. Well, hope you are having fun on the jobs, m8.
     
  20. Demo_Andy

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    Some new pics...
     

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