Compact construction machines refurbish football stadium
First publishedon www.WorldHighways.com
A JCB Loadall telescopic handler takes on concrete for the stadium refurbishment
Two JCB customers have netted a prestigious contract for redeveloping a key stadium for the Brazil 2014 World Cup.
AMP Locações and MG Porto have teamed up to provide five JCB machines for the redevelopment of the Governador Plácido Castelo Stadium in the city of Fortaleza, which will host six games in the world’s biggest football tournament.
Known as Castelão, the stadium is currently being expanded to take up to 67,000 fans by the time the tournament kicks-off in June 2014. AMP Locações and MG Porto are carrying out demolition and materials handling work on the project.
JCB 3CX and JCB 4CX backhoe loaders have been equipped with hydraulic breakers to demolish the stadium’s upper cover; a 1CX backhoe loader is used to access confined spaces, and two JCB Loadall telescopic handlers are also being used.