Excavators can handle all kinds of messy situations, but even the best ones can only handle so much mud and water before they get stuck. It’s certainly not the easiest process to pull a 40,000 pound machine out of 4 feet of sludge.
Enter EIK Engineering, makers of custom attachments for excavators for both the construction and marine industries. Having expertise in both the marine and construction industries, the obvious next step for EIK was to make amphibious machines, which can operate on land as well as water. The modified machines are perfect for work in marshes and swamp like conditions and can even float on water, as an added safety measure.
EIK currently features a lineup of 7 different products, ranging from 7 tons to 45 tons. In the video below, you’ll see the CAT318, a 20 ton excavator, unload onto land and seamlessly transition into a swamp with little to no sink. It’s pretty impressive for a machine that heavy not to drop like a rock.
As you may already know, the NBA’s Milwaukee Bucks officially opened their new home, the Fiserv Forum, for the 2018-2019 NBA season last October. That new stadium is being heralded as the “World’s First Bird Friendly Arena,” due to many of the design features. Well, since the new one is open, we can only expect that the old, non-bird friendly (I’m assuming) arena has overstayed its welcome and has to go.
Let’s get 2019 started with the first building demolition by implosion of the year.
The Smithsonian channel is airing a series of shows titled America in Color, in which they enhance lost or forgotten video footage of the 1900s, beginning with the 1920s. Part of the first episode in the series shows the men that worked on skyscrapers in New York City and it’s been edited to show color, as opposed to black and white, for the first time.
Everyone has a camera in their pocket these days and when something goes down on the jobsite, you can bet it’s going to be captured on video one way or another. That can either be a great thing for marketing or an awful way to showcase your business.
Look, you could mobilize on site the boring old way by loading your heavy equipment on the bed of a trailer and driving it to site, or you could take a note from the Bravo Company of the 37th Engineer Battalion of the United States and spice things up a bit.
“World’s Largest” is definitely a sought after goal, especially in the construction industry. Sarens, a crane rental, heavy lifting, and engineered transport company in Belgium, has recently released a supersized crane that is being regarded as the largest crane in the world, by both size and lifting capacity.
Multiple buildings imploded at the same time with multiple different camera views? Sounds like the making of a great demolition video.