Bunker Demolition

02 May 2008

Property developer, Mathias Strufe from Breiholz near Rendsburg in Germany, said, “The 5200 m2 site is being developed for the construction of several duplexes and townhouses. Demolishing the walls – some of them 2 m (6’ 6) thick – and the 3 m (9’ 10) thick roof of the bunker is only possible using a heavy-duty breaker. Unfortunately, this kind of work can't be carried out in silence. But as the residents in this part of Hamburg are extremely sensitive to noise, the people from equipment rental company, Liebherr Mietpartner, recommended an Atlas Copco breaker with an effective noise and vibration damping system.

Jürgen Frahm is in charge of equipment scheduling at Liebherr Mietpartner in Hamburg: “The customer needed high-performance equipment that could operate under the special noise-protection requirements of this site. An HB 4200 breaker from Atlas Copco mounted on a Liebherr 954 Litronic excavator is the ideal combination for this tricky job.”

Excavator operator Peter Ritter has been using Krupp and Atlas Copco breakers for years and knows all about their quality: “We needed a big breaker to get through around 8600 m3 of concrete and 700 tons of steel. The HB 4200 doesn't just deliver the necessary power, it is also quiet. At a distance of just 50 m (160), you can hardly hear it any more. I'll also be leaving the bunker wall facing the residential area standing as long as possible to as to prevent unnecessary noise until the very end.”

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