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Guest1 20-08-2011 12:40 AM

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Jimbo...what sort of price is that stone a load?

AtlasRob 20-08-2011 11:26 AM

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Fantastic set of pictures of some very intresting and varied work, fair play to you and your boys Jimbo. :cool:

I see you got that ram rebuilt and tipper earning its keep again. ;) I agree on the 8 wheeler comment, a right pita to load from the rear with that big arch stuck up.

Weather apart, as a shower of rain can ruin the best ground :mad: you seem to have 3 different sorts of material you work with. Peat bogs ( to be avoided by all except the specialists), hard stoney ground turning to rock and requiring a pecker and what looks like some of the best soil a man could wish for. Do you sort and recycle some of the material that you remove or is it all dumped / landscaped / lost ;)

Just curious as recycling is such a big and growing issue over here.

jimbozaxis 20-08-2011 06:17 PM

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Originally Posted by Neil D (Post 40758)
good pics Jim, have to say I reckon the FH130 is one of the best 13 tonners ever made.

Neil

Thanks neil. Yip the Fh130 is a brilliant digger. Cant Fault it in anyway.

jimbozaxis 20-08-2011 06:21 PM

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Originally Posted by Lord-Sean (Post 40759)
Jimbo...what sort of price is that stone a load?

Hello sean. Im not a 100% sure how much they are because i just marked them down to the customer. But a few weeks ago we got an 8wheeler load of 4inch crusher run and it was around 200. Id say blinding or 2inch crusher run would probly be dearer.

jimbozaxis 20-08-2011 06:41 PM

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Originally Posted by AtlasRob (Post 40764)
Fantastic set of pictures of some very intresting and varied work, fair play to you and your boys Jimbo. :cool:

I see you got that ram rebuilt and tipper earning its keep again. ;) I agree on the 8 wheeler comment, a right pita to load from the rear with that big arch stuck up.

Weather apart, as a shower of rain can ruin the best ground :mad: you seem to have 3 different sorts of material you work with. Peat bogs ( to be avoided by all except the specialists), hard stoney ground turning to rock and requiring a pecker and what looks like some of the best soil a man could wish for. Do you sort and recycle some of the material that you remove or is it all dumped / landscaped / lost ;)

Just curious as recycling is such a big and growing issue over here.

Hello rob thanks for your comments. hope your keeping the new atlas busy and keeping the shine on the ass end of her. Most of the stuff we work with is just dumped at a licenesed tip. But if we do come across any nice clean hard fill we draw in to the yard and stock pile it as we always would have a customer maken a road into a site or something and requires a few load of hard fill. We have considerd in the past buying a small jaw crusher. and almost had a Guidetti 520 bought. We didnt bother as we thought we wornt doing enuff to have a 20.000 machine sitting. We also looked at a crusher bucket for the 13tonner and had 1 aranged to come on demo but i took ill just before it came and we canceled it. but we since saw 1 working on 21tonner and it looked very slow. So we'l just work with the rockhammer breaking up the big lumps for a while yet. lol Same with soil rob any good soil we come across we stock pile it in yard and run it through a riddle bucket when loading it again. But same with the crusher were not doing enuff to ave a screener sitting in the yard.

Heres a we picture of a guidetti for those who havent saw 1 before

AtlasRob 21-08-2011 05:50 PM

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Originally Posted by jimbozaxis (Post 40775)
..........any nice clean hard fill we draw in to the yard and stock pile it ............... and almost had a Guidetti 520 bought. ................. we wornt doing enuff to have a 20.000 machine sitting. ................. any good soil we come across we stock pile it in yard and run it through a riddle bucket when loading it again.

I hear you and fully appreciate the catch 22 situation you find yourselves in.

Its a brave man with a lot of spare room who can stockpile material for sorting and resale/reuse but I believe that is where money can be made.............IF, and its a very big IF! you have the room to stockpile material.

It made me almost cry on a centre reservation excavation a few years back.
I said to my foreman, " put a machine in front of me with a 2' bucket and take that strip of soil out. Everything else I am taking ( 36t Volvo) can go straight to the crusher as its kerb, kerb backing and the 20mm shingle from the drain"
"Dont worry about that, time is the name of the game on this, just dig"

As a result all the material went to a tip. All for a matter of somebody seeing instead of just looking :mad:

I would love to have been able to work out the profit that could have been made on that material.

On the other hand, another job, the daywork wagons boss saw what was being loaded, did a deal with the contractor and ordered the trucks to his yard to stockpile the material rather than it going to the tip. Got paid for taking it :D
It was wet clay mixed with a large amount of drainage shingle. He knew that once it dried out he would be able to screen and reuse a very large proportion of it. :cool: BUT you need the time and space to be able to stockpile material.
As soon as you fill an area, sods law says you will find some better gear that you could have stockpiled if only you had not saved the other shite :mad:

left hooker 21-08-2011 09:52 PM

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Originally Posted by AtlasRob (Post 40816)
I hear you and fully appreciate the catch 22 situation you find yourselves in.

Its a brave man with a lot of spare room who can stockpile material for sorting and resale/reuse but I believe that is where money can be made.............IF, and its a very big IF! you have the room to stockpile material.

It made me almost cry on a centre reservation excavation a few years back.
I said to my foreman, " put a machine in front of me with a 2' bucket and take that strip of soil out. Everything else I am taking ( 36t Volvo) can go straight to the crusher as its kerb, kerb backing and the 20mm shingle from the drain"
"Dont worry about that, time is the name of the game on this, just dig"

As a result all the material went to a tip. All for a matter of somebody seeing instead of just looking :mad:

I would love to have been able to work out the profit that could have been made on that material.

On the other hand, another job, the daywork wagons boss saw what was being loaded, did a deal with the contractor and ordered the trucks to his yard to stockpile the material rather than it going to the tip. Got paid for taking it :D
It was wet clay mixed with a large amount of drainage shingle. He knew that once it dried out he would be able to screen and reuse a very large proportion of it. BUT you need the time and space to be able to stockpile material.
As soon as you fill an area, sods law says you will find some better gear that you could have stockpiled if only you had not saved the other shite :mad:

we are lucky we have this land to stock pile soil and hardcore :D

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fb...3101206&type=1

Pecall 22-08-2011 11:55 AM

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Originally Posted by left hooker (Post 40858)
we are lucky we have this land to stock pile soil and hardcore :D

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fb...3101206&type=1

Yep, I reckon there's a bit of room there for a couple of stockpiles :eek::D:D

strott 23-08-2011 08:25 PM

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Hope Lord Sean knows you are using his 'garden' for storage space :D;)

jimbozaxis 23-08-2011 09:29 PM

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Plenty of space there left hooker. We own part of an old airodrome that has a large concrete area that we had dozens of items of old plant layin on before we scraped it. that would be ideal for this sorta work. But theres another firm right next door. like literly on other side of a barbed wire fence. And there into recycling, crushing and screening in a big big way. They have two huge sheds up in which they store the screened soil to keep it dry. So we'l just stick with what we have. This is a photo i took out of a helecopter over our yard a few years back


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