Pond Life

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Re: Pond Life

Post #111 by Mrsmackpaul » Mon Feb 08, 2016 12:24 am

did some googling last night these Priestman diggers are a smart idea very clever who ever came up with the idea of the counter weight shifting keeping it stable
Does the boom and dipper fold up for transport or do they just hang the boom off the back of a float (low loader)

Dont think these ever came to Australia

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Re: Pond Life

Post #112 by bigkit » Tue Feb 09, 2016 8:16 am

Is this what you're looking for Paul :D

Watch the tail swing........ :lol:
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Re: Pond Life

Post #113 by Mrsmackpaul » Tue Feb 09, 2016 8:27 am

Thats what I was wondering Clive thanks for that

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Re: Pond Life

Post #114 by topkit » Wed Feb 10, 2016 10:55 pm

If you had got the bulldozer up on the neck a bit more you could have sqeezed a third machine on there Clive :lol: Great picture.

Re the tail swing, i was travelling late last year up the A1 and came across a tractor with a long plough on the back, i was following an Artic and noticed the tractor was going to turn left so i dropped back, The artic driver carried on passing the tractor which turned left and the plough swing out taking all of the plastic skirt out of the side of the artics trailer i was half expecting it to flip the tractor but it did'nt but there was certainly a lot of plastic flying through the air it could have been pretty nasty.


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Re: Pond Life

Post #115 by bigkit » Wed Feb 10, 2016 11:23 pm

:thumbup: hi Dave, the tail swing can really catch you out. With the rear steer on that trailer the back comes around really fast with about 5m of overhang! Plus you can't see it from the cab! :shock:


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Re: Pond Life

Post #116 by Jeremy Rowland » Thu Feb 11, 2016 8:50 am

bigkit wrote::thumbup: hi Dave, the tail swing can really catch you out. With the rear steer on that trailer the back comes around really fast with about 5m of overhang! Plus you can't see it from the cab! :shock:



You need eyes in the back of yer head Clive :lol: :lol:

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Re: Pond Life

Post #117 by bigkit » Thu Feb 11, 2016 8:17 pm

Yeah, just like my wife's! :roll: :lol: :lol: :lol:


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Re: Pond Life

Post #118 by bigkit » Thu Feb 11, 2016 8:45 pm

I got asked to hire the amphib and track dumper to the guy next door for the day. I just loved this photo......

Mixed them up again :doh:

The middle picture is of the two we've just finished. The shallow bits are rare plants, we didn't miss a load! :lol:
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Re: Pond Life

Post #119 by liamkav » Thu Feb 11, 2016 9:00 pm

That last pic shows just how large a footprint the amphib has!, have you found anywhere you can't take her yet?


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Re: Pond Life

Post #120 by bigkit » Thu Feb 11, 2016 10:27 pm

The bath is out of the question! :lol:

Seriously no. In really wet bog it works well but you have to pull yourself around if it's upto the turret. Mind you its generally deep then. We've done jobs in 4m of sh?t! Try taking your Doosan 140 in there! :lol:


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