JCB812 dredging accident

Show us bogged in machines here

Topic author
Holwellcourtfarm
Posts: 3
Joined: Tue Dec 15, 2015 11:44 am
Real name: Ian Davis
Been thanked: 2 times
Flag: Great Britain

JCB812 dredging accident

Post #1 by Holwellcourtfarm » Fri Jan 01, 2016 1:35 pm

Hi all. I used to work for the National Rivers Authority managing river maintenance. In the mid 1990's we were encouraged to take on private work. We took a job to clear silt from a pond made of an old watercress bed. The operations manager surveyed the job and determined that the pond had a hard bed so the idea was to just scapre the silt out with our JCB 812 working in the water.

Towards the end of the job the driver discovered that the "hard bed" was actually a compacted gravel crust over wet peat when the machine broke through. He reacted quickly enough to drop the boom and stop it sinking out of sight but the engine hydraulicked. The machine was eventually recovered using 2 heavy wreckers with 60 tonne winches after pumping the pond dry and digging an exit ramp with our Liebherr R900B (which I now own :D ).
After an engine rebuild the 812 was auctioned and made less than the recovery cost :dizzy:

Ian.
jcb 812 8.jpg
jcb 812 3.jpg
jcb 812 4.jpg
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.


Jeremy Rowland
Moderator
Posts: 7131
Joined: Sun Aug 05, 2007 8:36 pm
Real name: Jeremy Rowland
Has thanked: 1146 times
Been thanked: 956 times

Re: JCB812 dredging accident

Post #2 by Jeremy Rowland » Fri Jan 01, 2016 9:54 pm

Hi Ian welcome to CMN :wave: thanks for your post; the Liebherr looks a smart machine. :thumbup:

Jeremy


Topic author
Holwellcourtfarm
Posts: 3
Joined: Tue Dec 15, 2015 11:44 am
Real name: Ian Davis
Been thanked: 2 times
Flag: Great Britain

Re: JCB812 dredging accident

Post #3 by Holwellcourtfarm » Sat Jan 02, 2016 12:55 pm

Thanks Jeremy.

I'm finding the forum a real goldmine of information. Keep up the good work.

The old girl looks a bit tatty now and I keep promising myself to freshen her up some time but she runs well and has just passed her annual insurance inspection yet again with no faults. You can't beat quality.

Even with the 14 foot dipper arm we have used her to dig out clay to 10 feet deep to set a new farmyard back into a sloping field. It would have been faster with a standard dipper but she still did it! A great machine.

Ian.
Image
Image


Return to “Accidents and Bogged in machines”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests