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Volvo high-reach excavator raises the bar in Austria

Volvo EC750E high-reach demolition excavator bringing down a 38m high chimney
Volvo EC750E high-reach demolition excavator bringing down a 38m high chimney

Magyer Betriebs use EC750E demolition excavator to dismantle 38m high chimney with ease and efficiency 

DEMOLISHING a 38m high chimney on a construction site in Vienna, Austria, proved to be a breeze for demolition specialists Magyer Betriebs GmbH, thanks to the use of their new Volvo EC750E high-reach demolition excavator.  

The chimney structure located on a 72,000 sq m construction site was the first job set by Magyer Betriebs for their EC750E demolition excavator. The 110-ton machine, which can work up to heights of 38m, was bought specifically for high reach demolition work. And the results didn’t disappoint – within 30min the chimney was successfully demolished.  


‘This is the start of something big because the chimney demolition is just the beginning. Many more big demolition projects will follow,’ said Marcel Magyer, managing director of Magyer Betriebs.  

The Volvo EC750E high-reach excavator is purpose built for demolition work. A three-part boom means it can reach up to 38m above ground and 10m below ground. The excavator is fitted with a water spray system for dust suppression and two front cameras at the end of the demolition boom, providing optimum visibility for precision work.  

Thanks to Volvo’s patented boom change system, the long demolition equipment can be switched for suitable digging equipment in quick time. For demolition work up to a height of 18m, a 5m extension can be used with the digging boom, improving agility during demolition work, and allowing for the use of larger, heavier attachments with greater power.   

Vital for both safety and performance, the machine has outstanding stability owing to its heavy and wide undercarriage which can be hydraulically extended an extra 5m for jobs when extra stability is required. In addition, with a transport width of 3.8m and the ability to lower the counterweight by 15 tons, moving between worksites is quicker and simpler.  

For enhanced visibility, the EC750E is equipped with a Volvo safety cab that can be tilted by 30, alongside features such as a stability monitoring system, frame-mounted cab guard, cylinder guard, and site impact protection to ensure the safety of the operator and machine. 

Epiroc tools, including an HB 7000 hydraulic breaker and CC 7000 demolition tongs, have been added to the excavation equipment of the EC750E high-reach excavator. Weighing in at around 7 tons each – and the largest Epiroc have ever supplied to Austria – they provide enormous crushing force. 


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