Sponsored by: Liberty Industrial
World class fleet of high reach demolition excavators
Liberty Industrial have added a number of custom built High Reach Demolition Excavators to their state of the art fleet of demolition plant and equipment. The newest additions are considered a game changer for demolition of mining process plants and other industrial infrastructure.
Liberty Industrial, have added a number of custom built High Reach Demolition Excavators to their state of the art fleet of demolition plant and equipment. The newest addition is considered a game changer for the Australian demolition industry.
This latest addition is a custom built Kocurek modified Hitachi Ex1200 High Reach Demolition Excavator weighing in at 200 tonne. Affectionately dubbed the Swiss Army Knife of demolition excavators, the machine has been designed with versatility in mind, equipped with a range of working heights and attachment sizes.
Liberty Industrial’s 200 tonne Kocurek modified Hitachi Ex1200 High Reach Demolition Excavator carrying out the demolition of mining infrastructure. Image courtesy of Liberty Industrial
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The 200 tonne custom built high reach demolition excavator boasts a four stage heavy demolition configuration that reaches 36 metres with a 7 tonne attachment, a three stage configuration to reach 30 metres with a 13 tonne attachment and a 20 metre two piece configuration with a 25 tonne attachment making it one of the world’s most versatile demolition excavators.
The machine also has a dedicated telescopic front, reaching an impressive 60 metres with a 3.5 tonne attachment, making it the highest reaching Demolition Excavator in Australia.
The converted EX1200 was shipped direct from Hitachi in Japan to Kocurek in the United Kingdom where it underwent a six month conversion process. Approximately 4000 man hours went into the conversion of this machine.
The modification comprised a new tilt cabin, tracks lengthened and widened, additional counterweight, a complete under carriage modification to increase weight and stability, boom-mounted cameras and state of the art Prolec working range safety system.
The machine was designed and built specifically for undertaking work in Australia. It needed to be able to break down for transport to comply with all weight, height and width restrictions for Australian roads, and be economical to move.
Liberty Industrial’s second modified Hitachi Ex1200 High Reach Demolition Excavator carrying out the demolition of mining infrastructure. Image courtesy of Smooth Motion Media
The machine’s custom hydraulic jacking system allows the tracks to be removed and replaced without the need to lift the base machine. The base machine can then be lowered via the jacking system directly onto road transport negating the need to use large cranes. All components with the exception of the base machine fit into 40 foot and 20 foot containers, meaning it can be easily and economically shipped anywhere in the world.
A second Hitachi Ex1200, already within Liberty Industrial's fleet of demolition excavators has been modified to carry a 10 tonne attachment at 20 metres reach and two new 48 tonne Volvo EC480 Excavators have been fitted with three stage high reach booms that can be configured for 24 or 26 metres of reach.
One of Liberty Industrial’s modified 48 tonne Volvo EC480 High Reach Demolition Excavators carrying out the demolition of mining infrastructure. Image courtesy of Ned Meldrum Photography
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Liberty Industrial is Australia’s leading provider of deconstruction and remediation services. The company has set itself apart by establishing an enviable reputation based on integrity and technical capability and has received international acclaim for the delivery of some of Australia’s largest and most complex demolition projects.
Liberty Industrial provide complete solutions for large and complex projects, offering a comprehensive range of integrated capabilities including demolition, dismantling, asbestos and hazardous materials removal, industrial cleaning, contaminated land remediation, site rehabilitation, site preparation and civil contracting services.
The company leverages progressive thinking and technology to deliver innovative and resourceful solutions that create value for clients and project stakeholders.