The Highlands-based civil engineering contractor pulled down the Nicolson Institute, the biggest school in the Western Isles, on a demolition subcontract to the FMP Construction Joint Venture.
Munro general manager Roderick Munro said: “We chose the purpose-built new JCB model to further enhance our specialist expertise in controlled demolition. It becomes the only high reach demolition rig north of Dundee and gives us a significant advantage when tendering for major projects. It is the perfect machine for our requirements and is working well.”
Next job for the machine is in Inverness, where it will dismantle the old Carlton bingo hall, which is making way for a Premier Inn.
The modular design of the JS330 HRD gives it the optimum boom configuration for each demolition task, JCB says. The high-reach boom can be hydraulically disconnected into a docking cradle once the high level work is complete. The adapted JS330XD base machine can then pick up a two-piece boom which is designed for medium height demolition, or for working at ground level and below.
In addition to the specialist boom configuration, it has heavy-duty mainframes, undercovers, side buffers, turrets and track motor guards, extra duty dippers and linkages. A FOPS cab guard and cyclonic engine pre-filter to protect from dust complete the demolition specification.