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Forum: Photos 06-05-2018, 03:34 PM
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Posted By conorcx130
Re: Various Pictures

Not much to update really, pushing on with roadworks now got a 4.5 kilometer traffic diversion to finish by End of June so busy with that now.
Forum: Photos 17-02-2018, 02:49 PM
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Posted By conorcx130
Re: Various Pictures

Few pictures of the past week, started work on a 2.5km traffic diversion around an existing roundabout to allow the bridge teams to have the working space required to build the 3 main bridges. Also...
Forum: Photos 11-02-2018, 03:35 AM
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Posted By conorcx130
Re: Various Pictures

Thanks Graham, this job is actually part of the big demo job with my last company/ 1st earthworks job I did with this company, so it's nice to have come full circle having levelled the sand dunes now...
Forum: Photos 10-02-2018, 01:36 PM
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Posted By conorcx130
Re: Various Pictures

You can get dry compaction but the surface won't be bound as well as when mixed with water. A lot of people panic when they see dune sand as they think you won't get compaction, reality is you will...
Forum: Photos 13-01-2018, 12:32 PM
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Posted By conorcx130
Re: Various Pictures

PD 1st pic is actually part of the filling process, we dump the water then use a grader to essentially turn a furrow and add more water and turn it back to mix it properly, then grade off level and...
Forum: Photos 11-01-2018, 01:13 PM
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Posted By conorcx130
Re: Various Pictures

Not put anything up here for a long while so thought I'd take the time to show what I'm up to. Finished up the last earthworks project in November and working on a road project now which includes...
Forum: Construction Equipment 07-01-2018, 06:54 PM
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Posted By conorcx130
Re: Rubber Duck

Hi John, bearing in mind we are working in a much harsher climate, and with probably some differences in spec from the European machines but the company I'm with have a good few liebherr ducks with a...
Forum: Photos 17-09-2017, 11:02 AM
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Posted By conorcx130
Re: Various Pictures

Don't doubt you for a second Mart, but definitely 5 of 6 that have gone over here trailer wasn't level, drivers are getting paid by trip and so are rushing around. Last one that went down skipped the...
Forum: Photos 17-09-2017, 09:48 AM
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Posted By conorcx130
Re: Various Pictures

Can't say exactly how many companies Rory as they are all bringing different quantities but on average daily around 85% of the material comes in trailers. The problem comes with the big triaxle 45m3...
Forum: Photos 17-09-2017, 07:01 AM
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Posted By conorcx130
Re: Various Pictures

Few pictures from last few weeks. Bad week last week, 3 trailers down all the same company who also had one go down a couple of months back. We had asked client to ban them from site as they are not...
Forum: Photos 16-09-2017, 05:08 PM
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Posted By conorcx130
Re: Caterpillar Dozers and Scrapers

Been following this on fb Carl, looks really impressive a great tribute to your father, and your hard work too. Any jobs lined up for it yet?
Forum: Photos 26-08-2017, 02:33 PM
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Posted By conorcx130
Re: Various Pictures

Few more pictures from this week.
Forum: Photos 26-08-2017, 02:29 PM
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Posted By conorcx130
Re: Various Pictures

Definitely not the nicest thing to watch, sort of happens in slow motion. We have been lucky really that we've had no injuries especially the last one as the ram hit the cab on the way down almost...
Forum: Photos 19-08-2017, 02:15 PM
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Posted By conorcx130
Re: Various Pictures

Not posted anything in a long time so here's a bit of an update, couple of "oops" moments we've had in the last couple of months, worth noting that of all these accidents not one of them has been our...
Forum: Photos 17-06-2017, 07:18 AM
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Posted By conorcx130
Re: Various Pictures

These guys are like zombies at the minute as its the month of Ramadan, so they can't eat or drink anything from sunrise to sunset so we can legally only work a short shift, they shouldn't be allowed...
Forum: Photos 15-06-2017, 03:51 PM
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Posted By conorcx130
Re: Various Pictures

Not posted anything for a while, few more pictures of the work going on. Another incident a couple of weeks ago, trailer reversed straight into the Volvo pictured even with a Dozer, and the Volvo...
Forum: Photos 13-05-2017, 12:37 PM
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Posted By conorcx130
Re: Various Pictures

Rob to be honest I've been waiting with dread for it to happen these drivers just have no concept in safety or even spatial awareness and are only worried about making their quota. I can't tell you...
Forum: Photos 12-05-2017, 08:59 AM
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Posted By conorcx130
Re: Various Pictures

Work going on well at site, have a hired in cat 390f as our 100 ton liebherr is tied up elsewhere for a few weeks. The cat is huge compared to the liebherr and not a patch on it in terms of...
Forum: Photos 29-04-2017, 05:39 PM
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Posted By conorcx130
Re: Various Pictures

I was talking about someone a lot further down the food chain, but yes you're right he definitely knows his stuff, I've only met him a couple of times but he seems to seems a no bullshit old school...
Forum: Photos 29-04-2017, 01:28 PM
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Posted By conorcx130
Re: Various Pictures

Sounds like you were dealing with the same sort of stuff Rob :D they call it Sabkha or Gatch here and as Russ hinted at before its dirty shit to get out of the ground you'll be bounced around the cab...
Forum: Photos 29-04-2017, 01:13 PM
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Posted By conorcx130
Re: Various Pictures

It's a big operation but they have the manpower to do it plant is run as a separate entity to the Civil's department so there's plant foremen, transport foremen, plant coordinators to deal with site...
Forum: Photos 29-04-2017, 10:16 AM
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Posted By conorcx130
Re: Various Pictures

Few more pictures of work going on. Falling behind at the minute because we can't get enough trucks. Our 200 or so 6 wheelers are all busy and it's taking time to arrange paperwork with subbies,...
Forum: Construction Equipment 25-04-2017, 03:04 PM
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Posted By conorcx130
Re: Duckling

Best of luck with the new machine Graham, it certainly looks the part.
Forum: Photos 20-04-2017, 11:35 AM
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Posted By conorcx130
Re: Various Pictures

Bought it a few months ago Rory got too good a deal to leave it behind and love it so far. Possibly look less of a poser now, but being the wildtrack version it still retains a bit of the image :D
Forum: Photos 20-04-2017, 06:33 AM
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Posted By conorcx130
Re: Various Pictures

The heat is OK, it's the humidity that is tough makes it very hard to breathe. Some dozer/ scraper action for you all. Got 5 scrapers running now with a d9 pushing and a d155 ripping/ pushing as...
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