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Double Trouble

Post #1 by FOWLER MAN » Mon Aug 31, 2015 8:02 pm

Hi,
Couple of pics. I found on the net.

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Re: Double Trouble

Post #2 by bigkit » Mon Aug 31, 2015 9:54 pm

I'd say the D9 found some U/S! :roll:


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Post #3 by Mrsmackpaul » Mon Aug 31, 2015 10:24 pm

hows all that hair on the fella with the tie in the bottom picture

It is amazing how quick things can go wrong some times

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Re: Double Trouble

Post #4 by modelman093 » Mon Aug 31, 2015 11:31 pm

Can only see the pic of the bogged Euc !?

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Post #5 by FOWLER MAN » Tue Sep 01, 2015 9:08 am

modelman093 wrote:Can only see the pic of the bogged Euc !?


Hi modelman,
That's strange, I'll load the pic. again. :thumbup:
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Re: Double Trouble

Post #6 by TrevorJ » Tue Sep 01, 2015 1:33 pm

"Yeah, I told you a couple of days ago we weren't getting good compaction there, it was feeling a bit spongy to me" :lol:

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Re: Double Trouble

Post #7 by FOWLER MAN » Wed Sep 02, 2015 1:41 pm

TrevorJ wrote:"Yeah, I told you a couple of days ago we weren't getting good compaction there, it was feeling a bit spongy to me" :lol:


Hi Trevor, :lol:
I think compaction would have been a bit of a problem in ground like that. :roll: :lol: :lol:
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Post #8 by TrevorJ » Wed Sep 02, 2015 5:17 pm

:lol: Yeah, I think it might. I'm curious though, as to thoughts on whether they dropping a foundation for a new suburb/ shopping complex or stripping away overburden? Not that I have a clue what sort of soils the UK has, but if they were stripping, I'd guess there was either a spring right there or a ponded area that had been covered the day before or the ground up until that day was still frozen.

I was probably laughing harder about "compaction," as I have memories of one dodgy site developer in our parts accepting fill of uncertain pedigree and not bothering to do anything more than a quick and nasty, level the tops off each truck load with a bladed trash compactor. I heard no one needed any engineers to know the foundation wasn't good enough, as, rain event + bogged machines in certain areas after it dried out = last I heard he had to strip the lot off, dumping it elsewhere and start again.

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Post #9 by modelman093 » Fri Sep 04, 2015 11:34 pm

Thanks Fred - no wonder I couldn't see it!!!!

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Re: Double Trouble

Post #10 by FOWLER MAN » Sat Sep 05, 2015 12:12 am

No problem modelman. :thumbup:

Trevor, Dowsetts D9 was working in a borrow pit on a Motorway extension in Yorkshire.
The UK winter weather can be a problem on jobs involving cut and fill, (you can't compact water). :lol:
I remember one of my jobs, (about 1978 I think), where we had to pull off in late October and it was April the following year before we could start back. :thumbdown:
This reminds me of this pic. of a couple of Cats working on our M4 motorway.
The caption on the pic. says it all. :doh:
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