Friday, 8 January 2016

Boathouse update - more machinery arrives on site for slipway work

Our builders are back from the Christmas break and have brought more machinery back with them. This machine is going to be used next week to start installing more of the ALB slipway piers.
The machine is basically an excavator on top of the tracks of a larger excavator (there's a bit more to it than that but you get the idea!).
The machine arrived in two parts, the base (above) and the excavator (below).
Then its just the simple matter of putting one on top of the other.
 Join all the hydraulic hoses up and off you go!
You can keep going all the way to its maximum wading depth of 3.4m
It'll be interesting to see it working next week. There's also a team of divers coming too so hopefully there'll be good progress.