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Heavy Equipment Fleet

Discover Priestly Demolition’s Extensive Fleet of Demolition Equipment

PDI operates one of the largest demolition fleets in the country and we are constantly expanding. With over 250+ pieces of heavy equipment, we are equipped to handle any project, from high traffic demolition to high-rise dismantling and everything in between.

Regardless of project scale, we provide premium equipment to handle your project’s unique requirements. Our fleet includes 13 highreach excavators including the biggest and heaviest excavator in Canada, and the only one of its kind in North America, the Kobelco 1600D, with a reach of approximately 170″.

With the sheer power of our fleet, PDI is capable of dismantling all types of structures. We have the ability to tailor equipment specific to your project needs. Our state-of-the-art equipment is fitted with buckets, shears, grapples, processors, hammers and other attachments. We have multiple machine sizes, attachment configuration options, and we utilize the OilQuick system to minimize downtime.

We utilize Building Information Modelling (BIM) software to model buildings and equipment to scale (before developing our demolition plan), in conjunction with Structural Analysis and Designing Program software. By using the power of this software (and scanning equipment), we have the tools and the expertise to convert any existing structure into an engineering model for analysis, calculation, and 3D structural drawings.

Heavy Equipment Fleet in Ontario


  • 20 Ton – 21
  • 30/40 Ton – 13
  • 50 Ton – 29
  • 60 Ton – 4
  • 70 Ton – 2
  • 80 Ton – 7
  • 120 Ton – 3
  • High Reach – 13
  • 1 Ton – 7
  • 2 Ton – 3
  • 5 Ton – 4
  • Cranes – 6
  • Crushers & Screeners – 8
  • Stackers/AUX – 14
  • Rock Trucks/Water Trucks – 10
  • Skid Steers – 47
  • Track Steers – 12
  • Dozers – 10
  • Rollers & Compactors – 6
  • Backhoes & Loaders – 14
  • Remote Control – 2
  • Grader – 1
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Whether you’re looking to incorporate part of an old building into a new structure or want to demolish a wall for a new addition, PDI has the equipment, knowledge, and experience needed to pull off the hardest selective demolition jobs out there.


Watch Priestly Demolition do the unthinkable—and take down the entire Gardiner Expressway Eastbound Ramp in just 5 weekends. This is a fresh new look at the masters of bridge demolition. See drone footage, time-lapse video, and project highlights of this rapid demo from the PDI team, plus a behind the scenes look at how this project plan comes together, and the people who make it happen.

Demolition of the Trafalgar Road and 401 Overpass Bridge

This Rapid Bridge Demolition is different from what you’ve seen before. Watch as PDI crews demolish the structure from both the top and bottom simultaneously. Featuring interviews with our crew.

The Kobelco 1600, A Gamechanger for PDI

This heavily modified, Kobelco 1600, 200T beast will allow us to take down higher buildings than ever before.

Victor Mine, Ontario’s First and Only Open Pit Diamond Mine

Must see demolition of the Victor Mine, where calling in for backup isn't an option. Priestly Demolition flies in additional heavy equipment by Hercules aircrafts, to complete the project in this remote location near James Bay in Northern Ontario.

Underwater Demolition of the Glen Miller Dam 3

Priestly Demolition dives into the murky waters of the Trent Severn Waterway—hammering and removing concrete 16 feet below the surface. This underwater demolition provides a whole new set of challenges, but that's nothing new for PDI and the bigger the challenge, the more excited we get. Watch now to see how it's done.

Must See—New Kind of Demolition for Priestly Demolition

Demolition isn't always about smashing buildings to the ground. See how Priestly Demolition is taking the opposite approach for this project.