Demolition – Setting a Standard of Excellence in the Demolition Industry


A cacophony of diesel engines and spray paint fill the arena as The Thunder Threshers’ combine holds an early lead until another large machine knocks one of its front tires off. Select the best Oceanside Demolition.

International Harvesters and John Deeres may typically be red, while John Deeres are green — but every year in Lind, this distinction disappears as two combines crash into each other until only one remains standing – creating a breathtaking metal-to-metal collision that’s both visually stimulating and fascinating.

What is a combine?

A combine is an intricate machine capable of harvesting, threshing, and separating grain, as well as winnowing, chaff removal, and straw management. Due to their efficient performance, combines have become essential tools in modern agriculture, replacing sickles, scythes, corn knives, and reapers with modern machines that perform these same functions more quickly and cost-effectively.

The header is the front component of a combine that feeds crops into it. Different headers are tailored for other crops; as each header passes a crop, its horizontal bars or bats grab plants at ground level and drag them in through. Once inside the combine’s body, plants pass through a sieve shaped like a colander into its tank for storage while chaff, stalks, and husks travel up conveyor belts toward different points within its interior.

Threshing machines use threshing segments that agitate and shake mats of crops to remove kernels or seeds from stems. This produces straw that falls from the back of the combine and can then be dropped on the ground, spread with fanlike spreaders, or baled into bales for animal bedding.

An average automobile contains around 6,000 parts; in contrast, modern combines have over 17,000. Vast coils of steel are brought to a manufacturer, where computer-controlled machines cut them into blanks and weld them together before being painted electrostatically (so that its opposite electrical charge adheres to the metal surfaces of the combine).


At a competition, combines are lined up in an arena and counted down from five by an announcer before their engines spark to life. They race from opposite corners of the arena to make hits within a given amount of time. If any combine fails to hit its target within that set amount of time, its driver is disqualified in that heat.

Jeremiah Mader and two of his Kansas friends spent all summer working on a combine they purchased for use at an event called the Combine Derby Derby. Like many people in rural Kansas, they use Massey 760s for farming operations – this particular model was an older, gear-driven model and proved ideal for the event, which requires a machine capable of hitting other combines without being destroyed itself.

At a derby, three to four combines are lined up inside an arena with an announcer calling out their names before drivers count down from five and charge from opposite ends of the arena, hoping that one of them makes contact within 10 seconds and wins that heat’s cash prizes; additional prizes may be given out for hardest hitting, prettiest machine and originality of design. At some fairs, there may even be an optional rollover contest where drivers drive their vehicle over ramps until it stops working correctly. All prizes will be awarded accordingly!


Demolition can be an inherently risky business that requires expert knowledge of its industry as well as meeting and exceeding client expectations. Achieving excellence in demolition requires an ardent commitment to quality and precision while pioneering safety innovations and upholding exceptional customer service. Setting these standards establishes your operational aspects and establishes you as a respected leader in your industry.

Demolition contractors should create and implement comprehensive method statements based on the practical realities of their worksite, with provisions for workers to provide feedback and suggestions to ensure the methods reflect real-life situations as accurately as possible, thus helping reduce risks, improve safety practices, and foster an environment for continuous improvement.

Employers should provide their employees with personal protective equipment (PPE). This includes respirators, hard hats, and sturdy footwear to safeguard them against exposure to potentially hazardous materials. Furthermore, training must take place on selecting, using, fitting, maintaining, inspecting, and selecting new PPE as part of regular inspection practices.

Hiring and retaining skilled workers are critical components of running a successful demolition business. Hiring should be conducted carefully, taking into consideration applicants’ technical abilities as well as their willingness to learn new things. Incorporating rigorous training programs with safety as their central theme. Furthermore, having comprehensive insurance coverage not only protects legal liability but is an investment into the financial security of your demolition firm.