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Old 16-09-2011, 10:33 AM
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Well lads how long is this going to take?
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Old 16-09-2011, 10:46 AM
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ive been called to a few jobs like that in the past, and often sat for 3 days trying to get a machine out on ground that had hard ground not 50mtrs away.

if they are going to did her out with spades, id say its going to take 2 yrs, if they have a digger or two god only knows.
one things for sure, id be fair reluctant to place my machine anywhere near her and especially when its 200 mtrs from anything solid.
you dont get much warning before a machine cuts the ground or disappears.

its a nice thought, but one where you could end up pullin out more than one machine tho....
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Old 17-09-2011, 12:41 AM
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what weight would that machine roughly? with the price of steel at the mo they arent getting much for it bound to be worth more than 3,000
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Old 17-09-2011, 12:46 AM
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what weight would that machine roughly? with the price of steel at the mo they arent getting much for it bound to be worth more than €3,000
13 t at about 200 euros a tonne ( which would be a good price tbh ) is only €2600, so id say the scrap company is being fair enuf ( most likely because of the circumstances )

but its a case of how long a piece of string is here, no mention of how many will be there working at it.

you would have some head on you if your machine went down beside her while doing a st vincent de paul job.

last time i was at a job like that the owner of the digger parted with 6k to the winch man for the job, he landed her on the dry ground ok, and the digger was fair new so it made sense, but as for this relic, im not so sure really.
interesting take on things tho, ill give em that.
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Old 17-09-2011, 12:52 AM
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theres a machine near me a bit like that one sank along the canal where it was working slid off the mats i think it was a 45 tonne atlas been there since 91 some one tried to take it out in 95 dont think they even budged it
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Old 17-09-2011, 01:09 AM
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Ive went fishing a few times for diggers, not fun when you throw the track of the digger you are using to rescue the one stuck. Chainsaw and all the trees nearby are very useful. Heard somebody mention using a fordson with a winch and a cement mixer drum of a lorry to extract a digger - didnt get the full story how it worked though.
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Old 17-09-2011, 01:21 AM
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Well lads how long is this going to take?
They'll be lucky if the knackers dont get to it first
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Old 17-09-2011, 01:29 AM
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Ive went fishing a few times for diggers, not fun when you throw the track of the digger you are using to rescue the one stuck. Chainsaw and all the trees nearby are very useful. Heard somebody mention using a fordson with a winch and a cement mixer drum of a lorry to extract a digger - didnt get the full story how it worked though.
yer man in boyle uses nothing but a fordson, when i asked him why he didnt use the newer hyd stuff he said he tried it but it was a balls of a system.

last time, he had a digger on mats close to the bogged digger, she had the stick vertical, a mat under the bucket, a winch rope through the pulley on the top of the boom and down to the digger.
in front of him he had 2 13t diggers dug into the dry ground to the top of the tracks one about 50 ft from the other in line, both tied together with rope and the fordson tied to them then.
when he pulls she lifts the tractor up in the air with the line of the rope, about 4 ft from the bottom of the wheels to the ground, not somewhere id like to be sitting on if something snapped, everything dose be would up to the last.
but as for pullin power she aint short of it, i seen her pull the first digger in front of him through the dry ground with ease, when they tied the second digger to the first she still pulled it a bit but the stuck machine gave first.
mind you, on that one you could only see the last foot of the cab.
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Had been wondering how this went, they got her out anyway.
http://cars.donedeal.co.uk/for-sale/vintagecars/2535110
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I was wondering as well, thanks for posting that Paddy.
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