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An ISS 10-20 hydraulic shear demolishes a lime plant in Taranto

As it gets to grips with the demolition of an outdated lime production plant near the Southern Italian port of Taranto, an Indeco ISS 10-20 shear shows off all its manoeuvrability.

The lime plant is owned by the local company Ital Appalti srl, and was operative here for many decades until the owners decided to open a more modern facility, giving the Taranto firm TMF srl the task of decommissioning and reclaiming the area.

No less than eight storage silos – two of which are 20 metres tall with a 7-metre diameter while the other six measure 15 metres in height with a diameter of 4 metres – will be reduced to smithereens by the smallest Indeco shear mounted on a 21-metre long excavator boom attached to a CAT 330BL. The ISS 10-20 was specifically designed and built for extremely delicate jobs at great heights, which require special equipment with an ideal ratio between power, weight and size, as well as a considerable amount of skill and experience on the part of the operator.