It was an extension to the existing tip Gra and no quarries or brown field sites would be big enough to cope with the amount of waste that gets bought in from York and the surrounding areas. Going back about 18 or so years now, and things have changed in a big way. At the time it was only one of a handful of tips that were given the green light to proceed on a fresh site down to the fazing out of landfills.yeh great pix ....... terrible waste of what looked to be a perfectly productive green field site though ... surely there'd have been suitable brownfield sites/old quarries/whatever that would have been better used ??
My first ever job on a blade was doing a lagoon, with an old agricultural D4 that had be converted to have a blade on the front of it.I did several irrigation lagoons in the 90’s, not too different from those cells the way we did them, we stripped the topsoil and stockpiled, then the subsoil (what we call vault clay round here) was taken out to do the berms, by that time we were into blue clay which went round the edge in a two metre layer. Some were done with scrapers and blades, some with excavators and landfill compactors, drotts and towed rollers, and one (I didn’t work on) entirely with a D4D working on its own, just on its blade.
Never took pictures, I never thought anyone would be interested in looking at pictures of muck being piled up.
Thanks, didn’t know that, no hydraulic tilt or drums on the back, just a hitch for pulling attachments, sub-soilers etc, think it had a hand clutch? on the right hand side?They came out of the factory like that, Ollie. It was so that the old cable boys didn’t get confused. There were some about with cable lift, and hydraulic tilt operated by two foot pedals on the left fender.
Struggling to remember to be honest, And were the gears on the floor in-between your feet??....remember how I was when I was first on it........up and down up and down.....and also remember the first time I actually got the grass and soil that I was stripping off, started to roll up and over the blade.Clutch on left, forward/reverse on right. If my memory hasn’t totally gone. The first 6 I operated was fully hydraulic with the tiller, same as your 4.
Starting to remember now, there must of been a couple of hydraulic ports on the back, because my actual first job wasn’t the lagoon, it was pulling a sub-soil, that got must of got lifted out of the ground at each end??They came out of the factory like that, Ollie. It was so that the old cable boys didn’t get confused. There were some about with cable lift, and hydraulic tilt operated by two foot pedals on the left fender.