Cat’s big beast…

Caterpillar unveils new ultra high demolition machine.

Caterpillar has given the demolition world a first-glimpse of the long-awaited Cat 352 UHD ultra high demolition excavator that DemolitionNews first saw (exclusively) in prototype form in Japan last year.

The new Cat 352 UHD is designed to handle difficult demolition of tall structures using a range of Cat demolition attachments, including multi-processors, grapples, shears and hydraulic hammers with the retrofit boom. It can carry a 3.7 tonne tool to 28 metres.

The UHD front can be switched for a straight or bent (retrofit) boom position for lower-level demolition and earthmoving applications. This switch typically is done in about 15 minutes with 2 people with no special tool required. The 352 UHD features a variable-gauge undercarriage (hydraulically activated), as well as the Cat Active Stability Monitoring system, which continuously informs the operator of work tool position within a safe working range and warns when approaching stability limits.

We will be covering the Cat 352 UHD in greater depth in the next edition of the Demolition magazine.

In other equipment-related news, Volvo Construction Equipment has made the bold decision to pull out of next week’s massive ConExpo exhibition over Coronavirus fears. Rumours circulating the Las Vegas Convention Center suggest that the Volvo stand is all but complete but that it will remain unmanned for the duration of the show.