Posted by: nedpelger | March 9, 2009

The Power of Hydraulics

When I started in construction, hydraulic excavators were just starting to become popular. I remember my boss purchasing a Cat 225 hydraulic excavator when I was foreman on the Conowingo Dam approaches project in 1983. It seemed to me that piece of equipment could do just about anything.

These incredible photos prove it. Can you imagine being the operator for this endeavor? He really had to trust the engineers that designed this crazy climbing tower. These photos visually show the amazing power of hydraulics.

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Of course, the standard admonition applies, “Don’t try this on your jobsite.”

By the way, thanks, Rick, for putting this in the ConstructionKnowledge.net Forum. If you enjoy this blog, please pop over to the Forum and have a look around, maybe post something and connect with your fellow construction aficionados.

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