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New York gets the Rockwheel Treatment

When a project in New York state demanded a tool for a challenging rock excavation project, choosing the Webster Technologies designed Rockwheel was a no brainer.

In a city famous for its skyscrapers and landmark buildings hammers and explosives were too risky because of possible collateral damage. Excavating right up against newly set caisson walls and concrete support pillars added to the difficult working environment. A solution was found using a combination of larger and smaller Rockwheel excavator cutting attachments installed on CAT 349 excavators.

Cutting through rock of around 14,000 psi the larger Rockwheels ability to cut continuously meant the job was done quickly with low disturbance to surrounding structures. The quick change to smaller units met the brief to deliver an unparalleled level of accuracy and precision where profiling was required.