headache ball

breaker ball, headache ball

A heavy, rounded metal weight which is swung from a crane line; used to demolish masonry or concrete structures.
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This involved two 25 ton Riser managing crane bottom blocks, two 62.5 ton Headache Ball Assemblies and two huge 85 ton Seatrax crane chief bottom blocks, the dimensions of which were a great problem.
It will multiply in its ill effects when the headache ball takes down the 1960s stadium, with its beautiful Arch-like curves, and replaces it with a faux brick facade, retro stadium that only a faux cowboy made rich on corporate welfare could appreciate.