Optical Illusion?

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by Dirty Water, Jul 18, 2006.

  1. Dirty Water

    Dirty Water LawnSite Fanatic
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    Is it really that big?
  2. 2004F550

    2004F550 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 270

    yea, its a big Komatsu, prolly a PC1000 or so, I don't know for sure
  3. bbailey

    bbailey LawnSite Member
    from Vermont
    Messages: 115

    HUGE!!!:dizzy: They probably use it to lift the smaller excavators out when they are done! HA,HA:rolleyes:
  4. gammon landscaping

    gammon landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 550

    a good guide to looking at excavators like this is the cab most companys use the same cab size. the one in the back is pretty far back but is still a monster
  5. bobcat9957

    bobcat9957 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 92

    Yes that is a PC1000 you can see the name TESTA on the back. They are a big demolition contractor out of Boston. I beleive they have 2 of them. I saw one of them when they were ripping down the Boston Garden. It is quite an impressive machine.
  6. DodgeTruckMan731

    DodgeTruckMan731 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 414

    WOW.........thats big
  7. Gravel Rat

    Gravel Rat LawnSite Fanatic
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    Peter Kiewit bought a PC1100 for a job they are doing in B.C. I think the machine new is million something close to 2 million. The Komatsu rep I talked to says the 1100s are piggy on fuel most of the time you get more production out of two PC750s.

    Mass excavators are more for mining than construction.
  8. murray83

    murray83 LawnSite Senior Member
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    would that be the new highway for the olympics?
  9. Gravel Rat

    Gravel Rat LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,544

    Yes its the new highway construction to Whistler. The digging conditions are so tough they wanted a big machine their plan was to tear out the larger naturally fractured rock. Its to save on some blasting but I think they prolly ended up tearing that big machine apart digging solid B.C.

    To move a PC1100 you have to dismantle the machine move it and put it back together. I can't remember what the Komatsu mechanic told me but it was 4 or 5 days assembly.
  10. Dirty Water

    Dirty Water LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,794

    I'll be driving to whistler in two weeks, maybe I'll get a chance to see it in person.

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