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    Yep west 65th it was, cool to see it upclose like that

    Sweet! Does the 800 have the shear on it now? Hard to tell from the cam, looked like a hammer though

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    Yes the 800 started with the shear yesterday. We have exposed a lot of sheet piling (coffer dam) that was evidently placed prior to the DB basement being built. It's a changed condition as the sheet piling has consistently hindered all operations (secants hit it, jet grouting hit it, excavation is slower etc) and the sheeting was not shown on any of the old DB drawings we have access to.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sal Schiano View Post
    Yep west 65th it was, cool to see it upclose like that

    Sweet! Does the 800 have the shear on it now? Hard to tell from the cam, looked like a hammer though

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    Quote Originally Posted by IrishInNYC View Post
    Yes the 800 started with the shear yesterday.
    Anyone know what the "shear" is, I presume it is that attachment (looks like a lobster claw) on the end. Anyway, it's always great to see these up-close/on-site shots: thanks.

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    Awesome shot! Haven't seen a labounty that big since testa was at the GM plant in linden.... Really looking forward to seeing it in action!

    infoshare, correct that is a shear.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sal Schiano View Post
    Really looking forward to seeing it in action!

    infoshare, correct that is a shear.
    Thanks Sal, I thought so - don't want to get your fingers caught in those 'shears'. OUCH!.

    That 'claw' is a monster, no doubt it can cut steal pipe (or rebar) like butter - I am going down to the site just to see it in action myself.

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    An oldie look at the new site.

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    ^ Great photo!

    Quote Originally Posted by infoshare View Post

    That 'claw' is a monster, no doubt it can cut steal pipe (or rebar) like butter - I am going down to the site just to see it in action myself.
    Got upclose with this one about 3 years ago, 25feet tall, custom made for the company

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    Change of plan guys...the PC800 is not the tool for the job, specifically the attachments are not the right tool. Don't be surprised to see it depart the scene next week!
    A couple of 345s and Hoe Rams will take it's place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IrishInNYC View Post
    Change of plan guys...the PC800 is not the tool for the job, specifically the attachments are not the right tool. ...........
    Glad you mentioned that, I did not get to see it the other day - and would have been looking for it this weekend on my photo trip to the site.

    That 800 is one cool tool, but there is plenty more heavy machinery on site to keep us all entertained. Thanks to all you folks who keep us all in-the-know about the site excavation and construction activities - your the greatest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by infoshare View Post
    Thanks to all you folks who keep us all in-the-know about the site excavation and construction activities - your the greatest.
    You said it!

    Might have to go down there tomorrow to get a pic or two of the 800 before it leaves. Is there anymore excavation to happen in the VSC? Its hard to tell from the cams but it looks almost complete

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    Lots of great info!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sal Schiano View Post
    You said it!

    Might have to go down there tomorrow to get a pic or two of the 800 before it leaves. Is there anymore excavation to happen in the VSC? Its hard to tell from the cams but it looks almost complete
    Literally TONS more excavation. Approx 5500 tons more to come out of the hole in Phase 1, we'll be blasting for another 2 weeks or so. Then the wall comes down and, assuming the new bathtub is sealed, we can hit Phase 2 under the DB site hard. So far we've taken about 5000 tons out of the DB site but at a quick guess there must be 50K+ tons to go, we'll be digging out for months. It will be as deep and expansive as the hole in Phase 1 is now.

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