Reed bed

Mogman

Mogman

What man as done, man can do, what never has,maybe
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Well as you are aware I’ve been building a trommel to wash stone for this job and hopefully will have a go with it on Monday. So first job was to buy a ‘new’ grab as I sold the last one about 3 years ago:whistle: this one is better as it has a hydraulic rotate(y) the old one didn’t(n) and fit it on the machine
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Got a good reach 8 meters from the blade:)
So now on with the job we have to dig the old dead reeds and the silt that has built up since the last time we did it
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Got my pal with his 3.5 ton mini in the bottom scraping the reeds to me
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Where I can reach down and grab them out and into his hook loader
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So this was my view for the rest of the day;)
 
Grahams

Grahams

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Looks like you are having fun. Plenty of sludge build up. Hopefully just dirt.
Graham
 
V8Druid

V8Druid

do it as well as you can,but learn to do it better
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is that the one you did maybe 3-4 years ago Mog?:confused: ... remember reading the posts in CEF about it ;) tidy looking Kins(?) on yer dipper extension (y)
interesting looking luggage lift (?) in the background :)
 
tinydigger

tinydigger

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is that the one you did maybe 3-4 years ago Mog?:confused: ... remember reading the posts in CEF about it ;) tidy looking Kins(?) on yer dipper extension (y)
interesting looking luggage lift (?) in the background :)
yep is a what we used to call a high-low normally used on the wide bodied jumbo jets. you would load all the bags in igloos basically a shaped ally box with one side that was a net or curtain. the trailers for them had locks and rollers once at the high low a quick push on to the bed and the rest was done by the machine with powered rollers. the planes would have powered rollers as well controlled by a panel by the door. on a good day could unload and load a full plane of bags in 30 mins about 4 guys instead of a hour plus and 10 guys.
 
Mogman

Mogman

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is that the one you did maybe 3-4 years ago Mog?:confused: ... remember reading the posts in CEF about it ;) tidy looking Kins(?) on yer dipper extension (y)
interesting looking luggage lift (?) in the background :)
Yes same job(y) must of done it right to be asked back:whistle:
As for the scissor lift cut it up on Saturday morning after I’d got a few hydraulic motors of it and the engine power pack(y)
 
Mogman

Mogman

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Mog, isn't there a market from some third world airport for all this gear? Seems criminal.
Probably but has to be destroyed :eek::(:(
This one came in a few weeks back


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Has a joy stick in the cab to control the de-icer nozzle
 
Mogman

Mogman

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Had a good day today, got the bulk of the reeds out, just the edges to tidy up
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The little dumper never missed a beat(y) not been used for over 2 years just a quick service and a jump;) happy days it’s shifted just shy of 100 tonnes in a couple of days and driving on loose gravel so hard going at times:whistle:
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Will get the ‘wash plant’ on site Monday then the fun will start there is 400mm deep of gravel to clean about 400 square meters
 
Mogman

Mogman

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Had a few days away from the job not been there since Friday 🙄(they had a water problem) but back tomorrow so loaded up the trommel and a few other things:whistle:
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