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Hilux



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PostSubject: Pulling a building down with a tugboat    Wed Mar 22, 2017 11:08 pm

There was a building demolition across the tracks from where I work today , the demo company used a tugboat to pull it down .
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PostSubject: Re: Pulling a building down with a tugboat    Sun Mar 26, 2017 11:42 pm

I wonder why they chose a tug?
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PostSubject: Re: Pulling a building down with a tugboat    Mon Mar 27, 2017 12:09 am

That's slick.

I'd guess the most vulnerable angle was toward the waterway and those tugs have some pulling power.
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PostSubject: Re: Pulling a building down with a tugboat    Mon Mar 27, 2017 11:20 am

theshyguy wrote:
I wonder why they chose a tug?

I was wondering the same thing.


When I was young 23/24, I worked for a company that would do demolition work when the sand and gravel business got slow. We took down a lot of houses and buildings. The hardest for me was a grain silo that was made of cinder block and the orange block that you usually see used as flu pipe. We weren't sure it would fall the way we calculated, but it did, we got lucky.
One time we were taking down and old sewer plant. I had to take a tandem dump up to the city to get a wrecking ball. Being young and inexperienced, I drove under at train bridge that was the same height as the truck. It wasn't. I had to let the air out of 10 tires to get out, very embarrassing. The boss never found out.

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PostSubject: Re: Pulling a building down with a tugboat    Mon Mar 27, 2017 8:13 pm

The property is owned by a big tugboat company , it could have been a hold my beer and watch this thing also .
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PostSubject: Re: Pulling a building down with a tugboat    Tue Mar 28, 2017 1:06 pm

Probably that and for bragging and/or advertising purposes.
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PostSubject: Re: Pulling a building down with a tugboat    Wed Mar 29, 2017 10:07 am

TheQuig wrote:
theshyguy wrote:
I wonder why they chose a tug?

I was wondering the same thing.


When I was young 23/24, I worked for a company that would do demolition work when the sand and gravel business got slow. We took down a lot of  houses and buildings. The hardest for me was a grain silo that was made of cinder block and the orange block that you usually see used as flu pipe. We weren't sure it would fall the way we calculated, but it did, we got lucky.
One time we were taking down and old sewer plant. I had to take a tandem dump up to the city to get a wrecking ball. Being young and inexperienced, I drove under at train bridge that was the same height as the truck. It wasn't. I had to let the air out of 10 tires to get out, very embarrassing. The boss never found out.

10 tires were a lot easier to air back up than to explain all the potential damage.
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PostSubject: Re: Pulling a building down with a tugboat    Sun Apr 02, 2017 12:27 am

TheQuig wrote:
theshyguy wrote:
I wonder why they chose a tug?

I was wondering the same thing.


When I was young 23/24, I worked for a company that would do demolition work when the sand and gravel business got slow. We took down a lot of  houses and buildings. The hardest for me was a grain silo that was made of cinder block and the orange block that you usually see used as flu pipe. We weren't sure it would fall the way we calculated, but it did, we got lucky.
One time we were taking down and old sewer plant. I had to take a tandem dump up to the city to get a wrecking ball. Being young and inexperienced, I drove under at train bridge that was the same height as the truck. It wasn't. I had to let the air out of 10 tires to get out, very embarrassing. The boss never found out.

These idiots with big buses go and break the roof hatches on trees and call them in as break downs I've also broke a few as well but I get to blame that on the drivers. cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Pulling a building down with a tugboat    Wed Apr 26, 2017 5:59 pm

I always thought that building was just some old warehouse that some lumber company used to temporarily store finished lumber in. Who knew that it was once a creamery..
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PostSubject: Re: Pulling a building down with a tugboat    Thu Apr 27, 2017 6:11 pm

It was originally Coos bay mutual creamery and then Hillstrom boat builders , it's owned by Sause brothers now .
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