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Badger cracks hard problem

WEST YORKSHIRE earthworks contractor Webfell is using its Badger Breaker crushing machine as part of a major site clean-up project for Leeds United Football Club.

The firm expects to recycle and reuse more than 6000t of materials, including hardcore, concrete slabs and metal framework , during the 12-week contract.

Wo rk to demolish an abandoned warehouse and make landscape improvements on the site next to the club's Elland Road stadium is being carried out by two of Webfell's divisions, Loxely Demolition and Webfell Minerals.

The Badger Breaker uses a 6t hydraulically-elevated steel blade to crack up to 1m thick concrete. Because it shat ters rather than punctures the concrete, it is quieter, safer and more cont rolled than conventional excavator mounted hydraulic breakers.

Used with whip hammers for more confined areas, Webfell is able to crush the material to less than 100mm diameter, allowing it to be spread back over the site.

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