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Wrecking Ball

Discussion in 'Demolition' started by farmerlund, Jul 29, 2017.

  1. farmerlund

    farmerlund Senior Member

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    Does anyone have or know of a 4000lb or so, wrecking ball for sale. looking for a used one with a good price. How big of one could I swing with a 210 size excavator? Does shape make a difference? Seems like every summer I get a job where it would be nice to have.
    Any of you guys have experience using one on a excavator?
     
  2. Scrub Puller

    Scrub Puller Senior Member

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    Yair . . . .
    Guday farmerlund.
    I don't have time to look around but I recall there was a thread a few years back with an extensive discussion about wrecking balls size and shape and what all . . . it might pop up a search.

    Cheers.
     
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  4. Graham1

    Graham1 Senior Member

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    Postage may be a bit steep!
    Gives you an idea what weight Europeans reccomend. More than double what you are looking for, so should be no trouble to handle.

    https://www.finn.no/b2b/construction...nkode=89700688

    1 piece 4 tons, 3 pieces 6 tonnes available for delivery end of April.
    3 pcs 5 tonnes available for delivery in May.
    Mineralteknikk AS supplies high quality crushing balls in several sizes.
    Rockmonster bullets are produced in a tough specialty alloy that prevents cracking and / or splitting
    Of the bullets.
    Produced in Europe with 2 years warranty
    Standard stock size:
    4 tonnes ± diameter approx. 990mm. About. Machines up to 25 tonnes (depending on drawstring)
    5 tonnes ± diameter approx. 1070mm. About. Machine up to 35 tonnes (depending on the drawstring)
    6 tonnes ± diameter approx. 1130mm. About. Machine 35 tonnes and upwards (depending on the drawstring)
    Other sizes on request
    Rene Landmark tel. 90238887
    Nils Ivar Reiten tel. 91797089
    Arne Kenneth Øvstebø 90122419
     
  5. Tones

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    If you can't find a ball a counterweight off a forklift works well particularly the type with a hole were the air gets to the radiator. All you have to do is rap a chain through it and tie it to the machine and you're in business. :)
     
  6. crane operator

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    Craigslist Philadelphia in wrecking ball for sale . Need to call to get info
     
  8. farmerlund

    farmerlund Senior Member

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    Thanks for the replies. I like the counter weight idea. was looking around my junk but nothing solid enough. I am not in a hurry, so I can keep looking on the auction sites to.
     
  9. Junkyard

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    KCMO Craigslist has one too. Just get Homer Simpson to ride a cable choker haha
     
  10. Scrub Puller

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    Used to use a 4-5 ton ball w/ a Kobelco 210. It worked very well, though we didn't swing it, we picked it up with bucket and thumb and dropped it.
     
  12. farmerlund

    farmerlund Senior Member

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    That's what I was going to do also. now I just use a big piece of concrete, but sometimes its hard to get the first big one broke off. Chaining it to the bucket looks interesting and dangerous.
     
  13. SpaceDog67

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    never thought about using it that way. Well, I never actually:rolleyes: used one as well
     
  14. Richard Balston

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    I'd think that you could use a hydraulic hammer, hydraulic shear or a demolition grapple/shear on your excavator to accomplish what you want done provided you have a sufficient machine.
     
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