Komatsu Excavator demolishes Hoboken

Hoboken HDR Photo: Komatsu Excavator

Continuing the Hoboken HDR Photo of the Day feature, today’s entry is of the ongoing demolition over at 1415 Park Place (home of the former Park on Park garage).

Fascinating to watch all the industrial equipment in motion. Today’s subject is a Komatsu Excavator owned by Massachusetts demolition company Testa, called the PC1250.

Komatsu is a Japanese company founded in 1917, which actually began first as a mining company in 1894 (and spun off as an iron works company). They began operations in America in the 1960’s and is now the 2nd largest supplier of construction equipment in the USA, and employ over 2000 people in the states.

Named after the city of the same name in Japan, Komatsu also means “little pine tree” in English.

For today’s photo – I chose to remove most of the color except the yellow in the Komatsu Excavator – which is the most prevalent color anyway.

Click for an enlarged version.

Komatsu Testa Back Ho in Hoboken NJ at 1415 Park Place SM - Komatsu Excavator demolishes Hoboken

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