If the main stem of a cycad is damaged it will often respond by pupping - sometimes rather aggressively.
As you can see this plant really, really wants to produce a lot of pups. This is a self defense mechanism. If the main stem collapses perhaps one (or many) of the pups will continue the plant's life. They can go on in this way for a long long time.
Perhaps one day someone will knock off a load of these and then plant them somewhere else to create a grove that will fulfill this plant's biological imperative - until then it'll keep trying.