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Re: Some sheduled maintenance

Post #491 by 68a » Mon Apr 17, 2017 5:51 pm

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Re: Some sheduled maintenance

Post #492 by Jeremy Rowland » Mon Apr 17, 2017 6:05 pm

Nice one Nicky; I see the operators are getting younger too :lol:

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Re: Some sheduled maintenance

Post #493 by 68a » Sun May 07, 2017 11:01 am

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.
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Re: Some sheduled maintenance

Post #494 by modelman093 » Sun May 07, 2017 9:27 pm

Proper muck shifting with proper kit. Thanks for posting.


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Re: Some sheduled maintenance

Post #495 by 68a » Sat Jul 08, 2017 10:35 am

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 filters plus new engine oil.
I change the tranny,hyd and fuel filters every 250 hours.
Filters are cheap in the battle against oil contam8nation and dirt.
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Re: Some sheduled maintenance

Post #496 by Jeremy Rowland » Sat Jul 08, 2017 8:21 pm

Maintenance always pays dividends Nicky :thumbup: clean oil and filters go a long way to extending any machines life.

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Re: Some sheduled maintenance

Post #497 by 68a » Sun Jul 16, 2017 8:29 am

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 this year and next.
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Re: Some sheduled maintenance

Post #498 by Jeremy Rowland » Sun Jul 16, 2017 8:35 am

Chucking it down with rain in that first pic; do you heap the topsoil for them after you have removed the sod? Not so hard on the equipment I'd guess?
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Re: Some sheduled maintenance

Post #499 by 68a » Sun Jul 16, 2017 8:48 am

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 roads and diggers etc.
The site is massive


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Re: Some sheduled maintenance

Post #500 by 68a » Sun Jul 16, 2017 8:48 am

The rain doesn't affect the tractor and box at this time of year.


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