News / Atlas Copco attachments help to cut back by a quarter the time scheduled for the demolition of the bridge crossing the A3
Atlas Copco attachments help to cut back by a quarter the time scheduled for the demolition of the bridge crossing the A3
The A3 motorway passes from the Dutch/German border through the western part of the Ruhr area, the Cologne area, the Rhine-Main area and Bavaria down to the Austrian border at Stuben. It is one of the most frequented motorways in Germany. In view of the growing volume of traffic, an extension of the motorway to six lanes has become absolutely necessary. Conversion work is being carried out at a number of places located along the motorway. Near Randersacker the old bridge crossing the river Main built in 1964 was blown up and a new much wider one erected only three meters next to the old one is already in use.
Messrs. Ruppert GmbH & Co. KG Erdbau + Abbruch from Frickenhausen put their money on Atlas Copco attachments. Eight Atlas Copco medium to heavy hydraulic breakers with service weights of up to 1200-7000 kg were used for the job. Another six hydraulic pulverisers were crushing the blasted bridge fragments on the spot. „With these attachments we will be able to cope with the 25.000 cubic meters“ says Florian Ruppert, junior manager of the company. „We expect to have completed the job within four months.“
The B 13 was already cleared after only 36 hours, so that the Federal road could be opened to traffic much earlier than scheduled. „Everything went smooth.Especially the automatic lubrication system ContiLube ® II makes work easier for us“, explains Klaus Wissmann, excavator operator of Ruppert GmbH & Co. KG Erdbau + Abbruch.
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