Plant Hire Case Studies
G. Farwell Plant Hire Examples of Work in Dorset
- Lay timber sheeting and warning bunting to protect the concrete slabs, stone walls and beach huts. Import the beach aggregate to site on rigid tipper lorries. Lorries directed in under the supervision of the banksman and material tipped from the lorries into the access chute, to be received at the bottom by the excavator.
- Move material from the base of the chute and stockpile using the excavator, ready to be moved by loading shovel and placed along the designated area in front of the beach huts. Work east and west along from the chute, as directed by the engineer.
Supply an excavator to go down into the pond on excavator mats and, starting from the furthest side, clean off the weed and any silt in the bottom of the pond and cart this up to the fill area where it can be placed using a site dumper. Complete the process until all the weed and silt has been cleaned from the pond. Remove the excavator from the pond floor and make good any damage to the banking.
- Using an excavator re-form the pond and its surround to agreed levels and create a path tray from the main footpath to the pond surround passing between the newly planted trees. All surplus spoil to be spread on site.
- Excavator being fitted with a grab to take the buildings apart, lifting the sections down to the ground and loading into Roll on/Roll off.
Ride and Road Edge Restoration
Clearance of soil bank in school grounds
Using a 12 ton excavator equipped with root rake to clean the area in question, and dumper to transport combustible waste to the “fire pit” on the gravel drive. The same machine equipped with grading bucket would then level the area as appropriate.
Test Holes: Break out six holes approximately 300mm x 300mm by 400mm deep in locations to be advised removing all spoil from site using a road saw to cut the concrete and an excavator mounted hydraulic breaker to remove the concrete.
Demolition: Demolish the wall on the south side of the building using the large excavator to enable the roof to be dropped to the ground on this side. With the excavator fitted with the grab attachment, pull this section of the roof structure clear of the overhead lines and putting to one side.
Once as much as the roof structure as possible has been cleared using this method, pass wire cable through the building attached to the large excavator and use this to pull down the remainder of the building situated underneath the wires to ground level.
Once the debris is down to a low enough level where it can be handled with a smaller excavator then this would be cleared back beneath the lines to a safe point where the larger excavator can clear away the debris and load into roll-on roll-off containers for removal off-site, separating the debris from the hardcore. The hardcore to be stockpiled for crushing for use on-site.
Once the debris has been removed, the smaller excavator would then be fitted with a concrete breaker to break out the concrete slab which lies underneath the lines. This would be moved to a safe distance to be handled by the larger excavator.
With all the concrete and hardcore removed from underneath the power lines, the debris loaded into the containers and removed from site then the large excavator, fitted with a crushing bucket, would then crush all the hardcore and stockpile for future use elsewhere on the site.
Re-form and landscape pond
Reservoir using D6 Bulldozers and Excavators
This included the stripping back of 150mm of topsoil from an area of some 26,000m2. Once this has been done, to then dig a key trench underneath the reservoir bank to help avoid any slippage of the bank when the reservoir is full. To then start the excavation of the reservoir, first filling the key trench and then creating the banks, compacting this material in, with any shortfall of the reservoir banks being supplemented from the cut areas of the main glasshouse footprint.
As mentioned, the drawing shows the crests on the reservoir at 2m; this is impractical from our point of view in construction and also for yourself, I feel, at a later date for maintenance, etc, so we intend to increase this crest width to 3.5m. This would obviously take extra material off of the cut area which may affect the balance level, but this should not be significant.
Once the reservoir banks have been filled and graded to the desired shape, to then carry on with the cut and fill operation over the main footprint of the glasshouse until the balance has been achieved and the area is graded level.
To then replace a layer of topsoil over the footprint and the reservoir banks 150mm thick and then, finally, trimming the glasshouse footprint off and levelling the whole area. With this done, to then demobilise the plant from site, leaving the area clean and tidy.