Cushnie Construction was recently featured in an article by the Heavy Equipment Guide.
You can read the full article here.
After over 20 inches of rain on March 16th, CCCI received an emergency contract to clean up the Wailua Bridge. Cushnie was doing flood cleanup in the area and owned a unique clamshell attachment needed for the job. Structurally, the Wailua Bridge was in danger due to heavy erosion damage to the concrete reinforced wall. A 120-foot tree that was swept from upriver was lodged on the side of the bridge, including several other pieces of albizia. After working around the clock for over a week, more debris followed.
Cushnie then created an innovative solution to processing the huge amount of debris they removed. One load of debris was dropped in an empty stadium parking lot, and the rest at two separate locations. Ralph Cushnie, Vice President, explored several options to removing the debris and finally came across the Ransome Shark Tooth RST 150 Stump Splitter/Harvester.
The Shark Tooth, while the best for the job, still needed modifications. Cushnie was able to customize the tool with an additional serrated edge to fit the specific needs and time constraints of the bridge cleanup. The customized serrated edge allowed the crew to split the fresh, green wood and load it into their Crambo shredder in one continuous step. After being processed into mulch, the debris was donated to a local coffee farm and landscaper! In the event of another big flood, Cushnie is ready to go.