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by 68a
Sun Jul 16, 2017 8:48 am
Forum: Dozers
Topic: Some sheduled maintenance
Replies: 500
Views: 43105

Re: Some sheduled maintenance

The rain doesn't affect the tractor and box at this time of year.
by 68a
Sun Jul 16, 2017 8:48 am
Forum: Dozers
Topic: Some sheduled maintenance
Replies: 500
Views: 43105

Re: Some sheduled maintenance

Yes Jeremy,once sod is off,I strip soil and take it the gates. This field will yield around 10000 ton and it's costing them around 0.58p per cube to get it there. That's 7 quid a load in their eyes. They've been spending 18 quid a load stripping it and making a mess since Christmas with hard-core ro...
by 68a
Sun Jul 16, 2017 8:41 am
Forum: Heavy Haulage
Topic: LOW LOADERS UK. +
Replies: 186
Views: 19583

Re: LOW LOADERS UK. +

Not happy with this setup at all.
I made him put the rest of his chaines on,before it left the yard.
It's the hirers lowloader,but when I'm finished I will pay myself to hire in my usual lowloader company
by 68a
Sun Jul 16, 2017 8:33 am
Forum: Photo Competitions
Topic: CMN Photo Competition June & July 2017
Replies: 24
Views: 968

Re: CMN Photo Competition June & July 2017

Taken yesterday.
Rare to get the boxes out other than abit of my own work.
They usually just want the D8's with blades.
by 68a
Sun Jul 16, 2017 8:29 am
Forum: Dozers
Topic: Some sheduled maintenance
Replies: 500
Views: 43105

Re: Some sheduled maintenance

Currently stripping sod off fields to keep topsoil clean,to stack into heaps for garden centres around the country. It has to be spot on to make the grade and a box is to only tool for the job for such a large area. Currently have about 6 weeks to go at,then hoping for more to be released throughout...
by 68a
Sat Jul 08, 2017 10:47 am
Forum: Photo Competitions
Topic: CMN Photo Competition June & July 2017
Replies: 24
Views: 968

Re: CMN Photo Competition June & July 2017

One from June
by 68a
Sat Jul 08, 2017 10:42 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The big 70.
Replies: 9
Views: 442

Re: The big 70.

My dad is 71 now and still does a couple of days a week on the D8's.
He loves it
by 68a
Sat Jul 08, 2017 10:35 am
Forum: Dozers
Topic: Some sheduled maintenance
Replies: 500
Views: 43105

Re: Some sheduled maintenance

Repairing blade skin on one of the D8's by the local welder. Checking another one over ready for a scraper job on Monday morning . Had to fettle the aircon on the D8R during this hotspell. Was 35 degrees in bottom of pit the other day. Got to get the D8R serviced this month too. It will get all the ...
by 68a
Sun May 07, 2017 11:01 am
Forum: Dozers
Topic: Some sheduled maintenance
Replies: 500
Views: 43105

Re: Some sheduled maintenance

This old D8 is working 14 hour days at the moment.
Been out since after Christmas.
Must be time for a rest soon.
The D8R has been stripping topsoil and overburden .
It's a great machine,but not as good as the older ones in soft going.
by 68a
Mon Apr 17, 2017 5:51 pm
Forum: Dozers
Topic: Some sheduled maintenance
Replies: 500
Views: 43105

Re: Some sheduled maintenance

Pic from today

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