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Controlled demolition CAT 245

Post #1 by davej » Fri Nov 07, 2008 1:08 pm

Just in case any one in the north east is interested Controlled demolition's CAT245 is knocking down the old ICI offices in billingham

until tuesday...then its going down to barnsley.


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Re: Controlled demolition CAT 245

Post #2 by XS650 » Fri Nov 07, 2008 3:15 pm

It hasn't started yet so its going to have a busy weekend ! :D
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Re: Controlled demolition CAT 245

Post #3 by IBH » Fri Nov 07, 2008 6:44 pm

It must be getting on a bit now!


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Re: Controlled demolition CAT 245

Post #4 by davej » Fri Nov 07, 2008 9:40 pm

thanks for that pic!

looks like theyve kept the tracks in! makes my job easier!


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Re: Controlled demolition CAT 245

Post #5 by XS650 » Sat Nov 08, 2008 11:14 am

What year is the 245 Dave
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Re: Controlled demolition CAT 245

Post #6 by Mike d550 » Sat Nov 08, 2008 5:49 pm

After getting wind of the 245 on Friday i made my excuse to do a site visit and popped up to see if the 245 was working!
Sadly the job has been put on stop and the building may not come down at all now :( Speaking to a guy on site he said the 245 would only reach the 5th floor and a larger machine would be required if the building was to come down, looks like the 245 would reach the top no problem :D

Sadly it was parked up when i was there but still got a photo.

If anyone hears about it or a larger excavator coming back in the future please drop a note on the forum as there are a few guys in the N.East who would like to get a photo if this in action!!!!!


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Re: Controlled demolition CAT 245

Post #7 by Robban_C » Sat Nov 08, 2008 8:41 pm

Wouldn´t it be smart to check if the reach is enough before establishing the machine on the site?
Or is it just me being more cautious than necessary? :dizzy:
But that machine should reach higher than 5 floors, shouldn´t it?
5 floors would be about 15 m maximum?

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Post #8 by Nick Drew » Sat Nov 08, 2008 9:38 pm

Wow Those old 200 series Cat's just keep on going !! all credit to the Cat build quality :thumbs_up:

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Re: Controlled demolition CAT 245

Post #9 by Joes1989 » Sat Nov 08, 2008 10:23 pm

all credit to the Cat build quality


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Check out the "Im no fitter..."topic in the excavators section for cat build quality....i guess they cant make them like they used too.

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Re: Controlled demolition CAT 245

Post #10 by Nick Drew » Sat Nov 08, 2008 10:33 pm

Joes1989 wrote:
all credit to the Cat build quality


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Check out the "Im no fitter..."topic in the excavators section for cat build quality....i guess they cant make them like they used too.

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Ha ha Yeh already seen that mate !!

Most of the 300 series machines are as far as I am aware are made by Mitsubishi where as the 200 series were 100 per cent Cat built

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