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V8Druid 14-07-2015 09:56 AM

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Originally Posted by doobin (Post 122461)
Very true. Much cheaper than a tracked loading shovel, with the benefit of a slew.

and a hell of a lot quicker :D

Shovelhands 15-07-2015 08:41 PM

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Pic of a recent job, putting in the posts for a jetty in a pond, purpose of it is to hang a submersible pump from the end of it. We could have just put a post in the water and hung it from that, but would mean going out in a boat to get to it for servicing and we did another on this site which is very successful so decided a jetty was the best idea.

First posts going in.

Shovelhands 15-07-2015 08:43 PM

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A few more posts, Telehandler mounted knocker coming in to its own here!

Shovelhands 15-07-2015 08:45 PM

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And the finished article:D

mogman 15-07-2015 08:49 PM

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Originally Posted by Shovelhands (Post 122508)
A few more posts, Telehandler mounted knocker coming in to its own here!

Bet reaching the levers on the post knocker was a bit interesting the further out you got:eek:

What make of screening bucket you are using

Shovelhands 15-07-2015 09:01 PM

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Yea getting to the leavers was eventful! But got the job done without getting the waders on :D

My own bucket Mog , another bit of homemade kit. But of a story to it, had a job to do with one, was finding it difficult to hire one as my JS only has a one way breaker circuit, looked at buying one, sort of run out of time as the build times were not unreasonable but job was looming, also couldn't quite find what I had in mind, so....I built my own! Went out on the initial job and worked ok, needed a hydraulic mod but other than that has been great for four years now. Really built it for the lime, and it makes a smashing job of it, get the conditions right and will do 450-500t a day easy, but rarely get enough infront of me to go at it for the whole day, but ideal to just go and have a few hours on it as and when I can and the conditions are right.

V8Druid 16-07-2015 12:12 AM

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some nice work there James :D and some innovation too :cool:
That bucket looks the business - got any more pix of that ;)
Was that completely built from scratch or a modified bucket job :)

pond digger 16-07-2015 07:53 AM

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Originally Posted by V8Druid (Post 122533)
some nice work there James :D and some innovation too
That bucket looks the business - got any more pix of that ;)
Was that completely built from scratch or a modified bucket job :)

Yes, step by step instructions of the build would be good. Perhaps an accompanying video as well :D

Shovelhands 16-07-2015 08:23 PM

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Originally Posted by V8Druid (Post 122533)
some nice work there James :D and some innovation too :cool:
That bucket looks the business - got any more pix of that
Was that completely built from scratch or a modified bucket job :)

Thanks Gra

I will post up what pics I can, have to say I didn't take as many as I should have, if I did they are not on my phone anyway!
The bucket was a total scratch build, the whole thing was hand cut and welded together, was quite the mission in the time I had allocated to do it!
The concept has been used by others, I am by no means the first, but i didn't copy anything, I don't think there is another one like this, if there is I haven't seen it. It basically uses ten fingered stars out of a Pearson Destoner, others make similar machines but I think Pearson was the first.

It was my first go at one, and there are obviously things I'd do differently now, but wouldn't change it that much for what I'm doing, the only thing we've altered since it was built is the gear sets in the motors, we had no real idea of the speed we needed or the torque so it was a bit of an educated guess, which we didn't get quite right, but it did the initial job and then we changed them and it's not really had anything else since then, done four years on the lime now, so I'm pretty pleased with that. I will get it in the workshop at some stage and make a few mods, but I've been threatening that for the last three years:D

If I wasn't driving it myself then I wouldn't have made it that big, it is quite a lump, not sure I could have trimmed much weight off it though, without compromising the strength. In fairness it's a bit big for a 22tonner, has to be used with respect, wouldn't let a novice lose with it. Far to easy to bend the shafts from the back.

Also you have to appreciate how it works and not be tempted to cram loads in it, the capacity is there to let the material circulate within the bucket, only if it was very fine material with little debris could you fill it right up, it looks half full when I'm using it but in reality it's probably got more in it than a standard ditcher.

Heres a few pics, like I said didn't take enough, not any early on in the build unfortunately, well not that I can find anyway.

Here's a pic of the chain case as it was being fabbed up.
Having fight with the photos tonight, to big, made it smaller, now wrong way up!

Shovelhands 16-07-2015 08:59 PM

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All the fabbing done, ready for a top coat.

Photo quality seems to have suffered after shrinking :eek:


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