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Do you have a site around the corner? Show us the progress, discuss the approach ...

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Re: Pond Life

Post #101 by bigkit » Sat Feb 06, 2016 11:14 pm

Well spotted TC, it's only for sale to contribute to a new long arm for one of the Hitachi's. They're a bit more user friendly with radio, air con, etc :lol:


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Re: Pond Life

Post #102 by Mrsmackpaul » Sun Feb 07, 2016 12:49 am

more fantastic photos and story to go with them Have really enjoyed this thread since the start a couple of questions if I may

what the long reach yellow machine its not a excavator or a drag line ????

In previous posts you have had boats and barges dunno if thats the right name for that stuff could they not be used on this job maybe not enough water depth I guess

I find this stuff all very interesting and educational well done and keep the photos coming really enjoy them

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Post #103 by bigkit » Sun Feb 07, 2016 9:23 am

Hi Paul, thanks for the interest. The ponds are silted right up so there's no draft for a boat, it's a digger and dumper job!

The unusual long reach is a Priestman VC15 (variable counterweight) long reach. It is a hybrid between rope and hydraulic. The winch that draws in the dipper is hydraulic, the dipper goes out by a ram that pushes a counterweight back down the boom which pulls on ropes that pull the top off the dipper making it go out. The big advantage is it is really stable at full reach with a bucketful. :thumbup:


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Re: Pond Life

Post #104 by Mrsmackpaul » Sun Feb 07, 2016 12:22 pm

Thanks for that Clive Im gunna do some googling now and see if I can find one working in a video

If the pond was big enough I guess once you get enough silt out you would need the boats once you run out of reach
keep it all coming loving it all

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Re: Pond Life

Post #105 by liamkav » Sun Feb 07, 2016 3:20 pm

Hi Clive just catching up with this some great work and pic's :thumbup: that looks a lot more fun than tracking around a building site with a block grab , hows the zx110 going ?

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Re: Pond Life

Post #106 by jcb4cx » Sun Feb 07, 2016 3:27 pm

Mrsmackpaul wrote:Thanks for that Clive Im gunna do some googling now and see if I can find one working in a video

If the pond was big enough I guess once you get enough silt out you would need the boats once you run out of reach
keep it all coming loving it all

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Re: Pond Life

Post #107 by bigkit » Sun Feb 07, 2016 7:42 pm

Hi Liam and Graham,

Yep, who wants to be on a building site with a plonker who's never done the job telling you how to do it! :roll: :lol: All good but haven't used the ZX110 much at all. Still not done 5000 hrs and ten years old :D Its sitting on a stockpile most of the time.

Thanks Graham for putting the video link up :thumbup:


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Re: Pond Life

Post #108 by liamkav » Sun Feb 07, 2016 8:53 pm

Yep thats building sites sumed up nicely, the works not bad if you where just left to get on with it (that'll be the day :lol: ), theres plenty of life left in her yet then :thumbup:


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Re: Pond Life

Post #109 by bigkit » Sun Feb 07, 2016 9:04 pm

I'm saving her for you :lol:


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Re: Pond Life

Post #110 by liamkav » Sun Feb 07, 2016 9:17 pm

Thats nice of you but ones enough for us, so don't be putting any ideas in my old mans head now :mrgreen: :lol:


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