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Wrecking Ball vs High Reach **video**
February 7, 2010
11:57 AM
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blast1;13565 said:
I understand neither won! The building was pillar/pad and it beat them up:)
I was told they were a little bit behind schedule.

This video was posted on three other forums with a pretty good debate back and forth with much diversified opinions.

It wasn't really to pin the ball against the high reach but rather to show two different methods on the same site.

I think the best comment I fielded so far came from So Cal from a forum member on Heavy Equipment Forums that goes by the name jdofmemi.

"I like the way the comparison was made. Goes to show both ways are able to get the job done.
To ask which is better is a matter of perspective.

Operators perspective: Komatsu is much more comfortable and less effort to run.
Has to operate with a great deal of care to not damage the machine. Link belt is a workout to do this work with, but is pretty forgiving with minor mistakes.

Company owners perspective: Link Belt, paid for many times over, could be replaced inexpensively, but why, it was built to last.
Komatsu, probably a $2 million investment, and it would be a surprise to see it in use productively 39 years from now."

February 6, 2010
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DemoPhotographer;13484 said:
I have 2 for the Linkbelt and 1 for the High Reach.....so far...

I understand neither won! The building was pillar/pad and it beat them up:)
I was told they were a little bit behind schedule.

January 27, 2010
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thodob;13481 said:
So who "won"? Looks like high reach produced the most?

And yet another great movie:D

I have 2 for the Linkbelt and 1 for the High Reach.....so far...

January 27, 2010
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So who "won"? Looks like high reach produced the most?

And yet another great movie:D

January 27, 2010
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In August of 2009 I photographed the demolition of a pair of cold storage warehouses in Lowell, MA for Testa Corp. They were originally going to be demolished with a wrecking ball swung from their 1971 HC238 Link Belt Truck Crane. When concern arose regarding the proximity of one of the buildings to neighbors on the right and powerlines to the rear they decided to bring their 2008 Komatsu 1250 PC with a Jewell High Reach and LaBounty Shear in as well.
Although separate buildings, constructed two different ways, they shared the same footprint on the site.
As machines and attachments arrived it became apparent that there would be a showdown of old school versus modern technology, The Wrecking Ball vs The High Reach.

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