New COUGAR mini-excavators and skid-steers help take down multi-storey building in Shanghai
DEMOLITION contractors Ellen have taken delivery of a new fleet of COUGAR machines for careful, precise interior demolition work on a prestigious four-story building in the center of Shanghai, in China.
Owing to their small dimensions and low operating weight, two CG18 mini-excavators and a CG10 model were purchased for the meticulous dismantlement of the internal floors and other structures, paving the way for new stairwells and lifts shafts on the building redevelopment. One of the CG18machines was also used to demolish the roof to create new floor levels for the renovated building.
Other COUGAR machinery at work for Ellen included two CG27W skid-steer loaders tasked with handling and removing the debris, unloading it into self-tipping bins, which, in turn, were moved by a crane.
All five COUGAR have come to the fore on the demolition project. Dismantling a building at the heart of Shanghai indeed throws up a number of major challenges along the way. The work must be carried out with greater care without damaging the adjacent structures and without disturbing the residence, whilst in full compliance with environmental and safety regulations.
The CG27W skid steer loader weighs 1300kg and is only 0.9 m wide and is a Zero Tail Swing model that can work in tight spaces. The view from the cab is very good and attachments such as a demolition hammer or a sorting grapple can be easily operated with the joystick.