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The Big Boy Dozer

The Komatsu D575A is a 1,150 horsepower (860 kW) tractor crawler available as a bulldozer/ripper, the D575A-3, or as a dedicated bulldozer, the D575A-3 SD Super Dozer. Equipped with a standard blade, both versions are capable of moving 90 cubic yards (69 m3) of material per pass although the D575A-3 …

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How to demolish a 1400 tonne bridge over the M1

In just 15.5 hours the Highways Agency (now Highways England) and its contractors (Armac, the demolition company, and Costain-Carrillion JV, the main contractor), closed the M1 motorway in Bedfordshire, and prepared it for the demolition of the old A5120 road bridge, built in 1959. Demolition kicked off at 2115 on …

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Volvo EC950E crawler excavator: Peak performance

Do the bigger jobs better, stronger and faster with Volvo’s new 90 tonne weight class EC950E crawler excavator. With over 424 kN of breakout force and 408 kN of tearout force, it offers the perfect combination of power and stability to handle high capacity duties in the toughest applications. For …

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