Volvo brings water storage tanks down to size

By Steve Ducker08 December 2016

Two Volvo EC700C excavators have been used to dismantle four clean water storage tanks near Doncaster in the north of England.

Demolition expert Skillings Crushing Construction – based in Burnley, Lancashire – is also drilling out the foundations to prepare the site for housing.

Its links with Volvo excavators go back to its first EC700, used for a job in London. It now has seven specially reinforced models in its fleet.

“It was a breakthrough,” said company owner David Skillings.

“The job went really well, and the machine never missed a beat. We then knew we had the firepower to sort anything out.”

Two of the larger excavators (EC700C and EC300E) have been working in unison, with the 70 t EC700C bringing down the walls while the EC300E crushes the concrete and separates the mangled steel reinforcing bars.

Both machines are fitted with quick-fit, hydraulic rotating pulverisers or ‘munchers’ that rotate 360°.

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