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5 Common Types of Demolition Equipment September 19, 2019

Wailuku, Maui
5 Common Types of Demolition Equipment, Wailuku, Hawaii

If you’re planning a new commercial construction project, you may need to have demolition done at the site. While an experienced team can oversee this aspect for you, having a basic understanding of the equipment can help you stay informed through every phase of the project.

Equipment Used for Demolition

1. Hydraulic Excavators

A hydraulic excavator is a piece of heavy-duty equipment, featuring a boom, cab, and tracks or wheels. It has an extended reach and significant power and allows users to dig and move dirt across a large distance without driving to a new location.

2. Articulated Trucks

When workers need to move a hefty load of debris or materials to clear a job site, they’ll use an articulated truck. This vehicle can quickly haul away items because its joint allows it to move swiftly and precisely.

3. Track-Type Tractors

demolitionPowered by a track, these machines are among the most powerful options available for lifting heavy objects. Like many other pieces of equipment, they can be used with various types of attachments. However, a bucket is the most popular attachment for lifting heavy objects.

4. Concrete Crushers

Using a spinning rotor and a hammer, this crusher breaks down concrete. The machine is also powerful enough to get through concrete enforced with rebar or wire mesh, making it a popular choice at demolition sites.

5. Skid Steer Loaders

Unlike their cousin, the multi-terrain loader, skid steer loaders are compact machines with a rigid frame and a lift with arms. The arms can accommodate various attachments, but the most common is a bucket for retrieving and loading debris.


If you’re planning a large commercial project on Maui, contact the helpful team at Rojac Construction in Wailuku, HI. For over two decades, this team has provided reliable commercial services, ranging from civil engineering to demolition and construction. View their resume online, or call (808) 986-1105 to discuss your project with a specialist.

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