FIRST ROTAR CONCRETE CUTTER IN THE UK MAKES LIGHT WORK OF PULLING DOWN MANCHESTER’S ICONIC ‘BERLIN WALL’
The Rotar RCC Concrete Cutter has been instrumental in tearing down the infamous ‘Berlin Wall’ in Piccadilly Gardens in the centre of Manchester, as part of a revitalisation project for the area.
The unique Rotar RCC, the first one in the UK, made light work of bringing down the huge concrete structure which has been standing for 18 years. It took just a few days to complete the task due to its astonishing power. AW Demolition were the first customers of the Rotar RCC30 and were working with Hyde Demolition on this high-profile job.
Austin Wilkinson of AW Demolition said of the weekend job: “Well last night was the night when we started to demolish the “Berlin Wall” in Manchester Piccadilly Gardens using the very First Rotar RCC30 with Ramplifier in the country, and boy was she impressive. Honestly at first when Worsley Plant and Rotar told me about it and flew me out to the factory, I wasn’t totally convinced it would do what they said it would. However, I decided to make the investment.
After it sitting for 18 months in the yard as a show piece, I finally got to use it. I didn’t just want to put it on any old job, it had to be the right job to test it. Well this was the job to use it on, the concrete in this wall is solid and I mean solid, not much rebar, just really hard. But it worked and I would say at this moment in time, she is preforming like a tool that sits on the end of a 70 – 80 ton machine. When the Ramplifier kicks in – wow, it’s shear power!!!”
Austin now knows for sure it will be a welcome addition to his fleet of Rotar attachments and provide cutting edge technology to help him achieve his projects with greater efficiency, power and speed. It’s strength and speed has already been proven on this first high-profile job.