Skid steer demo's two story house

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by Dirtman2007, Dec 1, 2008.

  1. Dirtman2007

    Dirtman2007 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,366

    Here's a video I found of a cat skid steer, which I think is under the operation of Ron, knocking down a two story townhouse that was destroyed in a fire here in Raleigh Last year. Started by one cigarette 26 homes total were completely destroyed.
  2. CALandscapes

    CALandscapes LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 946


    He made it work, though...
  3. YellowDogSVC

    YellowDogSVC LawnSite Gold Member
    from TX
    Messages: 3,792

    Not too bright.
  4. stuvecorp

    stuvecorp LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,245

    I would have liked to see a more time lapse video, did the skid do all the work? The way that skid backed up, think he was a little nervous?
  5. Dirtman2007

    Dirtman2007 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,366

  6. bobcat_ron

    bobcat_ron LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,137

    Being dumb would have meant using the truck to pull it down.
  7. Junior M

    Junior M LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,607

    I've seen that before, definetly not smart.. I bet Ron was crapping his pants right about the time the roof came down! :laugh:
  8. BrandonV

    BrandonV LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,629

    its amazing what fire will do to a place. I was at a potential job yesterday in which the homeowners may want us to transplant a few heirloom trees to their new home, since their old on burned down.
  9. tallrick

    tallrick LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 682

    No wonder I refuse to build with wood. My home is 100% concrete and steel, no death trap attic for me! You should have seen what hurricane Andrew did to those wood frame structures in 1992! in a fire 100 pounds of wood is like 1 gallon of gasoline. Remember, I run my emergency generator with wood.
  10. gammon landscaping

    gammon landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 553

    we have used a 941b to do demo with but on tall stuff we just wraped a big cable around it and went driving away then cleaned up the mess

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