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Forum: Photos 05-02-2016, 08:00 PM
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Posted By steveaki
Re: Caterpillar Dozers and Scrapers

Carl both nice look machines, on the 6R with C9 engine if u take my advice get a cat oil sample done on the engine oil, the heui pumps are a problem on them and it's way cheaper to replace the pump...
Forum: Construction Equipment 17-01-2016, 07:31 PM
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Posted By steveaki
Re: Volvo A30C- good value?

It is clean and the tyres will help the value. It wouldn't make 20k in euro auction maybe 17-18k hrs will def be out I'd bet it's nearer 20'000 another thing to note is those early a35s have a...
Forum: Photos 31-12-2015, 11:13 AM
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Posted By steveaki
Re: Caterpillar Dozers and Scrapers

Mark

We have a D6T with system 1 on and it did over 8000 hrs on the chains. The problem we found was dry links and the fact that Finning are the only ones with the correct tooling to press in new...
Forum: Photos 30-12-2015, 11:03 AM
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Posted By steveaki
Re: Caterpillar Dozers and Scrapers

I think I meant itr actually. You must find a cost saving over the life of the undercarriage or is it just the initial upfront cost you opt for? I have had good life from genuine cat but the prices...
Forum: Photos 30-12-2015, 10:27 AM
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Posted By steveaki
Re: Caterpillar Dozers and Scrapers

Not wanting to hijack the thread fellas, just after some advice regarding Dozer undercarriage. I have a D6R that needs a full undercarriage now and I was after some opinions on best way to go, in the...
Forum: Photos 02-08-2015, 01:49 PM
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Posted By steveaki
Re: Caterpillar Dozers and Scrapers

Carl

Yeah I knew it was in that region. I have chance of a used GSC 900 for 17k but I don't think I dare take a chance on it. I guess when you factor in all the stone we would save on our own...
Forum: Photos 02-08-2015, 01:03 PM
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Posted By steveaki
Re: Caterpillar Dozers and Scrapers

Hi Carl

How big of a job and how expensive will it be to fit trimble to our none accugrade D6T 2009, I need one doing as all our good trimming men are retiring.
Do you carry out all the work in...
Forum: Photos 02-08-2015, 11:14 AM
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Posted By steveaki
Re: Caterpillar Dozers and Scrapers

Bri

We run two Cat 740's ones a 2007 others a 2008 they have been tremendous trucks for us. One has 14500 hrs on it with no problems at all as long as you buy them with B1P s/n prefix AXM had a...
Forum: Finance and Administration 25-06-2015, 08:28 PM
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Posted By steveaki
Re: Opinions on an earthworks contractual dispute

Yes it's an undeniable breach. There trying it on because we used to do a lot of work for them.
Forum: Finance and Administration 25-06-2015, 08:05 PM
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Posted By steveaki
Re: Opinions on an earthworks contractual dispute

Thanks for the input on this.
But I think Trax is right, it sour grapes.
I priced the job to a defined scope of works that was set out in a BOQ. It gave indicative quants and we had to do our own...
Forum: Finance and Administration 23-06-2015, 12:45 PM
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Posted By steveaki
Angry Opinions on an earthworks contractual dispute

Gents

Just after some opinions on the following contractual dispute:-

We have just recently completed a 400k soil stabilisation/cut fill project for a client, the scope of work was to strip...
Forum: Construction Equipment 26-05-2015, 06:56 PM
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Posted By steveaki
Re: Rates for 35ton excavators

Trax

I have been quoted 40 for a Hitachi ZX350 with 10 per hour O/T. I don't think it will work along side a EC360 though to be fair. Having said that rates are not as good up north at the...
Forum: Construction Equipment 26-05-2015, 12:13 PM
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Posted By steveaki
Rates for 35ton excavators

Hi

I'm looking to hire in a 35ton excavator for 8 weeks on a muck shift were doing in merseyside, I have received rates off two companies I use and I have a price in mind, but I wanted to know...
Forum: Photos 17-05-2015, 07:32 PM
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Posted By steveaki
Re: Caterpillar Dozers and Scrapers

Nice looking 6N is it diff steering or clutch? Is the Trimble the full 3D looks expensive.
Forum: Photos 13-05-2015, 08:25 PM
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Posted By steveaki
Re: Caterpillar Dozers and Scrapers

Got bits on all over really got the 8L and a 45 tonner on a contract ripping rock out ahead of the crushers for a local private quarry operator in a no blast quarry.
We have a couple of small muck...
Forum: Photos 11-05-2015, 08:53 PM
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Posted By steveaki
Re: Caterpillar Dozers and Scrapers

It would be a good match for a 435 id say ,also they have the advantage of ease of maintainence over the d8k. There not everyone's cup of tea but we always like to run big LGP tractors on our work,...
Forum: Photos 11-05-2015, 08:31 PM
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Posted By steveaki
Re: Caterpillar Dozers and Scrapers

Mark

Got it out of Euro Auction to replace a D85 (pos) a while back. It's an ex Japanese tractor that's been pushing wood chips in a saw mill its a cracking tractor to drive loads of power but...
Forum: Photos 11-05-2015, 06:32 PM
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Posted By steveaki
Re: Caterpillar Dozers and Scrapers

Sump off 740 awaiting new gasket
Forum: Photos 11-05-2015, 06:29 PM
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Posted By steveaki
Re: Caterpillar Dozers and Scrapers

Cat 740 with leaky sump gasket
Forum: Photos 11-05-2015, 06:27 PM
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Posted By steveaki
Re: Caterpillar Dozers and Scrapers

Cat 740 truck with leaky sump gasket
Forum: Photos 11-05-2015, 06:22 PM
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Posted By steveaki
Re: Caterpillar Dozers and Scrapers

2011 D7R LGP nice tractor
Forum: Photos 11-05-2015, 06:19 PM
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Posted By steveaki
Re: Caterpillar Dozers and Scrapers

Hey up fellas Just thought I'd post some pics of the kit I'm working on this week seen as its a maintainence thread.
Got a D7R with a air filter restriction light on that needs a 1000hr service....
Forum: Photos 10-05-2015, 02:57 PM
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Posted By steveaki
Re: Caterpillar Dozers and Scrapers

What are you guys opinions on System 1 we have it on a 6T and it's been amazing. Chains lasted 7k and idlers and segments still 80%
Forum: Construction Equipment 02-07-2014, 08:11 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,259
Posted By steveaki
Angry The end of our industry is on the horizon

Hello all

Has anyone seen the article in Earthmovers about the implementation of Euro 5 in construction equipment. It seems the idiotic green machine in Brussels has had the bright idea to stop...
Forum: Construction Equipment 01-06-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 10,154
Posted By steveaki
Re: Cat D8L

Trax that's the usual way price stupidly low wear out the tracks don't pay the suppliers and the client is the only winner.
I agree on the top roller there is a fair bit of whip when reversing.
I...
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