Massive high reach to tackle tower blocks.
Anyone questioning DSM’s investment in one of the world’s largest high reach excavators will need to think again. While some questioned the likely utilisation levels of a machine that can reach 70 metres, DSM has seen the unit move successfully from one contract to another.
The massive Cat machine had its first outing at Tottenham Hotspur’s White Hart Lane stadium before heading for DSM’s home town of Birmingham where it is currently spearheading the demolition of a huge tower block. And now, according to local media reports, the machine is soon to be heading from Grimsby as part of a massive redevelopment.
Murray Macdonald, chief executive of Lincolnshire Housing Partnership told the Grimsby Telegraph no decision has been made about what could replace the blocks of flats as broader plans for the regeneration of the Freeman Street area were revealed.
“The site has been handed over to the demolition firm. They are carrying out work to strip out the parts that need to be out,” McDonald says.
The work was due to take until November.
YOu can see DSM’s massie Cat high reach in action here.