German monster goes to work…

Hagedorn Group spearheads demolition with modified Hitachi machine.

Those lucky enough to have visited Bauma 2019 – back before the world went mad – might recall seeing the largest demolition excavator on display. That machine – a Hitachi EX1200 modified by Kiesel – is now in place with its new owner and is hard at work. And what a machine!

According to sources at Hagedorn Group, the KMC1600S machine weighs in at 240 tonnes. However, in full working configuration, that can rise to 300 tonnes, allowing the machine to carry attachments of up to 24 tonnes.

When fitted with the high reach boom, the unit can operate at heights of up to 60 metres. Of course, a machine of this magnitude requires a lot of power. There is a 574 kW low emission Cummins diesel engine under the hood. The machine’s hydraulic 1,700 litre capacity system delivers up to 1,000 litres/min at 350 bar.

To see more photos of this astonishing machine, be sure to check out the DemolitionNews Instagram feed.

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