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Old 17-09-2017, 08:13 AM
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Out of interest Conor how many of the other firms are running artics?
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Old 17-09-2017, 09:48 AM
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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 trailers, all 6 overturns have been these. They carry around 70 ton standard and most stick greedy boards on as well so you can see why it's a recipe for disaster. Takes very little to throw them off balance and with all that weight acting over that one ram once it shifts at all they snap like a twig and trailers on its side.
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They do love these side tip trucks out there, don't they

Got to be the place for big ejector trailers, surely?
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Old 17-09-2017, 10:52 AM
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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 trailers, all 6 overturns have been these. They carry around 70 ton standard and most stick greedy boards on as well so you can see why it's a recipe for disaster. Takes very little to throw them off balance and with all that weight acting over that one ram once it shifts at all they snap like a twig and trailers on its side.
every arctic trailer ive seen go over is not on any kind of slope its all down to the weight of the load
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Old 17-09-2017, 11:02 AM
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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 queue and reversed sideways onto the stockpile ramp (at the bottom) whole lot went over, rather than wait 5 minutes to get onto the pad that the grader and roller were compacting. At the end of the day a lot of the truck drivers here aren't fit to be called that.
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Old 18-09-2017, 12:19 AM
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as usual Boyo ....... on a hell of a BIG scale ...BIG numbers .. including trucks lying down

HTF do you keep tabs on all that is going on around you on the job ????
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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 about a mile of new 6 lane motorway, 4 miles of motorway widening both sides, and some big bridges. I'm running the earthworks, pavement, and finishes (fences,barriers, signage etc). Have done roadworks at home but this is a different kettle of fish, coupled with the ridiculous levels of paperwork and permissions needed over here on this type of work it's a steep learning curve. Also in the process of renewing my residence visa now, over 4 years here which was definitely not part of the plan, funny how things end up in a completely different direction from where you thought they would be.
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That first pic, it looks like youíve had a heavy shower; is that the the case? Canít imagine heavy rain in that part of 5he world. Certainly some BIG skies.
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Old 11-01-2018, 05:44 PM
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conor do you have to truck stone/sub-base a long way to get it out there,must be some job getting a good base with all that sand
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Old 11-01-2018, 08:50 PM
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Very interesting thread,thanks for taking the time to put the pics up.

Dubai certainly isn't on my bucket list,I'd miss grass too much.
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