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.
Multiple buildings imploded at the same time with multiple different camera views? Sounds like the making of a great demolition video.
A construction crane that was working on a highway widening project in St. Martin Parish in Louisiana collapsed onto the adjacent roadway last week, injuring one driver.
Demolition by implosion videos are always fun to watch. Adding an element of water makes them even more dramatic, though it’s probably not great for the ecosystem. Late last week, a one mile long, 23 year-old bridge in China was imploded in front of a crowd of spectators and caught on camera.
Cranes are an extremely useful and important piece of equipment on the majority of construction sites. They can also be extremely dangerous if they are not understood or respected.
As the US is experiencing our own natural disaster, by way of Hurricane Florence, China is being hit badly by a Typhoon Mangkhut. According to Independent, the storm has caused a crane, which was being used on a 22-story housing development, to crumble. That collapse was caught on camera by neighbors.
There have been a few devastating structural collapses across America and the world this year. In March, an under construction pedestrian bridge collapsed in Florida, killing 6. In Colombia, ten workers were killed when a large section of a bridge being built collapsed. Both of those tragedies happened while the structures were still being built, but a recent collapse in Texas has a bit of a different story.
If you’re a general contractor in the Davie, Florida area, I have an idea why one of your deliveries might have been late last week.
On Monday morning, a 13 story building in Miami Beach that was being prepped for demolition suddenly collapsed, injuring one Project Manager that was struck by debris.