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Concrete Pad Demo

Postby alfreema » Tue Nov 25, 2014 4:44 pm

I have a 15' x 10' concrete pad I'd like to remove. Not sure how thick it is yet, but lets assume 3 1/2" to 4" thick. Does anybody have any clever tricks where I could use my Cub to help demo this pad? Obviously, bare minimum I will be using the tractor to haul all the rubble off, but what about the demo itself?

Is the idea of rigging up something to allow me to use the hydraulics to raise and lower a rented jackhammer insane (meaning probably way too hard on the tractor)?

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Re: Concrete Pad Demo

Postby Barnyard » Tue Nov 25, 2014 5:01 pm

I have used jackhammers mounted on Case 680 and 780 backhoes and you know the hammer is there. I think using even a smaller hammer will shake a Cub apart. Your frame is nothing more than the engine and torque tube. I can see where you will have cracks in the engine and tube with a hammer pounding away.
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Re: Concrete Pad Demo

Postby cub.bub » Tue Nov 25, 2014 5:08 pm

I've removed a lot of concrete over the years, and after giving it some thought, (I know what ya mean by wanting to use the Cub)....you would probably have more time involved with rigging a device to use
Hydraulics. On a pad that small I.'d dig a little under one corner and SMACK it with a heavy sledge, and so on.
Then you can haul away chunks smiling :D
and not take a chance on damaging your cub. Just a thought :idea:
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Re: Concrete Pad Demo

Postby Bill Hudson » Tue Nov 25, 2014 5:22 pm

Stick to hauling the rubble with the Cub. :)

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Re: Concrete Pad Demo

Postby Eugene » Tue Nov 25, 2014 5:38 pm

You would spend a lot more time and money rigging up the Cub than it's worth.

Rent the largest electric jack hammer, demolition hammer, that you can handle.

The Cub doesn't have the hydraulics to power a jack hammer.

If you are unable to handle a jack hammer, hire a contractor to demolish the slab and haul of the debris. Probably take a contractor 2 hours to finish the task.
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Re: Concrete Pad Demo

Postby alfreema » Tue Nov 25, 2014 6:06 pm

Okidoke, sounds like I will be using the Cub for hauling only.

As always thanks for supplying many years of expertise fellas -- saves me from ALWAYS having to learn the hard way! :)

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Re: Concrete Pad Demo

Postby danovercash » Tue Nov 25, 2014 8:17 pm

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Re: Concrete Pad Demo

Postby danovercash » Tue Nov 25, 2014 8:17 pm

Rent a concrete saw. Cut into manageable pieces. Move to another site and reuse. I have pads and sidewalk that have been in as many as four locations. Two pads are in my metal carport supporting a Cannon Mills workbench, and sidewalk and the old back porch is in front of my shop/garage.
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Re: Concrete Pad Demo

Postby alfreema » Wed Nov 26, 2014 10:18 am

danovercash wrote:Rent a concrete saw. Cut into manageable pieces. Move to another site and reuse. I have pads and sidewalk that have been in as many as four locations. Two pads are in my metal carport supporting a Cannon Mills workbench, and sidewalk and the old back porch is in front of my shop/garage.



Whoa. Now that's an interesting idea. I was thinking about putting in a patio and doing a sort of tile/sand concept. Need to think about if some concrete squares would look good in that setting.

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Re: Concrete Pad Demo

Postby Stanton » Wed Nov 26, 2014 10:48 am

alfreema wrote:
danovercash wrote:Rent a concrete saw. Cut into manageable pieces. Move to another site and reuse. I have pads and sidewalk that have been in as many as four locations. Two pads are in my metal carport supporting a Cannon Mills workbench, and sidewalk and the old back porch is in front of my shop/garage.



Whoa. Now that's an interesting idea. I was thinking about putting in a patio and doing a sort of tile/sand concept. Need to think about if some concrete squares would look good in that setting.


I can see the wheels turning... other possibilities are now opening up! I like the idea. :coffee:
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Re: Concrete Pad Demo

Postby Bigdog » Wed Nov 26, 2014 12:09 pm

If you really wanted to use your cub to demo the pad you could remove the front bolster and drop it repeatedly on the concrete until it breaks up. You could then order a replacement bolster, re-assemble your cub and haul the rubble off! :shock: :shock: :D
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Re: Concrete Pad Demo

Postby danovercash » Wed Nov 26, 2014 12:31 pm

Need to remember how to post pix directly from I-phone
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Re: Concrete Pad Demo

Postby Don McCombs » Wed Nov 26, 2014 12:35 pm

Bigdog wrote:If you really wanted to use your cub to demo the pad you could remove the front bolster and drop it repeatedly on the concrete until it breaks up. You could then order a replacement bolster, re-assemble your cub and haul the rubble off! :shock: :shock: :D

Don't try this at home! :lol:

On a serious note, take the rented electric jackhammer approach previously mentioned. It worked well for me.
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Re: Concrete Pad Demo

Postby danovercash » Wed Nov 26, 2014 12:36 pm

Cut into strips, break to make uniform pieces with rough edge. Use to make stacked retaining wall.
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Re: Concrete Pad Demo

Postby Eugene » Wed Nov 26, 2014 1:24 pm

I use field rocks and scrap concrete to make weirs for slowing down run off water in ditches and to retain soil up stream.

The concrete pad will weigh some where between 7000 and 8000 lbs. A consideration in the labor and machinery required.
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