MB Crusher MB-R500 used to help create the Aldilonda walkway in CorsicaPublished 21/11, 2019 at 15:30
Since spring 2019, an MB Crusher MB-R500 drum cutter has been working in creating the Aldilonda walkway located on the southern quay of Bastia’s old port in Corsica.
Work is now underway around the citadels’ ramparts located on the seafront, presenting a complex and unique site, full of technical constraints, with the MB-R500 being chosen due to its compact size. Mounted on a Bobcat E85 excavator, it is the smallest model in MB’s line of drum cutters, yet is extremely versatile. It may be accessorized with a dust suppressor, drum cover or cutting depth adjustment being but a few of the accessories that can be added in order to customise the unit to meet job requirements.
The compact nature of the drum cutter has proved essential as access to the work areas is constrained, and made even more complicated by the sea cliff and the importance of the area. Referred to on several occasions as ‘acrobatic work’ by contractors, rocks located under the citadel are not homogeneous, resulting in operators never being quite sure what they would encounter at any given time, meaning that highly reliable equipment is necessary. In fact dealing with the rocks around the ramparts of the citadel has not presented a major problem for the MB-R500. Despite constrained access, and difficult working conditions, the excavator with its drum cutter have been able to make good progress on the path which is due to open in the first quarter of 2020.