A SLAB REMOVAL BUCKET FOR BRIDGE DECK AND CONCRETE PAVEMENT REMOVAL PROJECTS.
Slab Crab buckets are the solution for the removal of concrete slabs. They range in bucket widths from 24 inch to 60 inch. The Slab Crab models are manufactured to process slabs ranging from 4″ to 20″ thick and will fit 20,000 – 150,000 pound excavators and backhoes. Available as either a direct pin-on or with the Kenco Wedgebolt Coupler.
The concrete pavement is simply saw cut into manageable pieces. Size of each slab depends on the lifting capability of the machine that the Slab Crab is being used on. Once the pavement has been cut, the slab removal process quickly becomes a one man job. Just slide the teeth of the Slab Crab under the pavement and tilt up. This action will cause the pavement to break off at the cut. The slab can now be lifted and placed directly onto the bed of a waiting truck or stacked out of the way. There is no debris cleanup and the subbase doesn’t get damaged.
When the job requires slab removal, the Slab Crab is the superior choice.
The Slab Crab comes in widths of 24 to 60 inches and processes slabs up to 20″ thick. The Slab Crab is designed and constructed using high-yield, abrasive-resistant alloy steels for exceptional durability… even on the toughest demolition jobs.
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The Southwest Virginia Memorial Bridge over the New River and the Norfolk Southern Railroad tracks is located on Route 11 in Pulaski County.
In April of 2001, the Virginia Department of Transportation began work to replace the 52-year old Southwest Virginia Memorial Bridge, a vital link between the city of Radford and Fairlawn. The old bridge was a single structure with two lanes for northbound and southbound traffic. The new bridge was being constructed with two structures, each containing three lanes, and having pedestrian sidewalks and bike lanes.
Fairfield Skanska, of Fishersville, Va, was contracted to replace the bridge. To demolish the old structure, Fairfield Skanska needed a quick, cost effective way to remove the old bridge deck.
This is when the Kenco Slab Crab came into play. Fairfield Skanska used a Kenco Slab Crab on a Hitachi EX330 to remove the existing bridge deck. The bridge deck was saw cut into slabs and then removed by using the Slab Crab bucket. The bridge deck was 1,500 ft. long and was cut into 650 slabs. Fairfield Skanska was able to cut their production time in half by using the Slab Crab bucket. The entire project was completed in the fall of 2004.