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Re: New Tractor Shed
« Reply #325 on: October 02, 2017, 12:45:32 PM »
So kicking my heels not being able to effectively shift this stuff about I got to cogitating - certainly enough to repair what we've mucked up making the tractor shed, but everywhere else is a bit thin and really needs a top dressing. So, while there actually IS a source of this stuff I went ahead and ordered another wagon full - after all it's ONLY 360 a load  :bugeye:

There should be quite a bit left over but it's useful stuff to have to hand. The price has sky rocketed recently as there is a firm taking it straight from the scalping machine at the roadside, and heating and re-tarring it for direct laying as 'black top', and it's rare now to find any not already under contract to them.

So now I have two darn great piles of the stuff to play with  :clap:
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Re: New Tractor Shed
« Reply #326 on: October 02, 2017, 03:38:43 PM »
Wow Andrew that's expensive down your way http://madmodder.net/Smileys/default/confused0068.gif.about 4 months ago I was levelling a farm yard ,a bit like yours,we got 10 x 20 ton loads in at 80 a load ,mind you they only had to travel 1/2 a mile .and this was on a Sunday .i also think the place where they were delivering to was closed over the weekend,so I think we were doing them a favour as well ,nice job on the new "tractor shed "
Wonder how long it will be before machines start to make there way in .
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Re: New Tractor Shed
« Reply #327 on: October 02, 2017, 04:25:08 PM »
Behave Peter . . . . . it's a Tractor Shed !

It's 160 per 20 ton load 'off the road' round here IF you can get it, but Conways have most of it stitched up.

Previously I've had the 'fines' ie what they brush up when finished, for free when they did the A21 outside with lorries coming in at 2 and 3 in the morning, But this stuff is coming from miles away !
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Re: New Tractor Shed
« Reply #328 on: October 09, 2017, 06:11:20 PM »
Well I'm pleased to say that today Darren started spreading the hugely expensive road planings - quite a task even with his 6 ton digger. A general spreading around, a bit of levelling up of existing hollows, and quite a bit of weeding. Also an 8 mm 'road plate' (for crossing trenches with plant) had to be moved - this has been propped up against the loading dock for ten years !
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Re: New Tractor Shed
« Reply #329 on: October 09, 2017, 06:17:57 PM »
Meanwhile I'd been offered ten tons of crushed concrete FOC. It'd be rude to refuse  :lol:

By the end of play Daren had shifted the two huge piles and got most of the main farm yard suitably levelled and covered so he decided to start vibro rolling it in and spread the rest down the track past the pigs to the field tomorrow. The plan is to use the crushed concrete to surface an area set aside (and slightly raised) on the field that is used to park various vehicles.

Darren allegedly will return tomorrow afternoon to finish off the road planings
« Last Edit: October 10, 2017, 03:42:37 AM by awemawson »
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Re: New Tractor Shed
« Reply #330 on: October 09, 2017, 09:18:37 PM »
This has been a heck of a undertaking well done!
Is the dog looking for where he buried his bone? :lol:
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Re: New Tractor Shed
« Reply #331 on: October 10, 2017, 02:37:28 AM »
Thanks Tom, yes the end of this project is now in sight, but actually it cannot be fully finished until spring next year, as the earth build up round the back of the tractor shed is too wet at the moment to be given its final shape. Anyway it's bound to settle somewhat, there's eight foot of build up in places.,

Max (the dog) always shows a keen interest in what's going on  :thumbup:
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Re: New Tractor Shed
« Reply #332 on: October 10, 2017, 03:09:36 AM »
Looking forward to seeing all this in December. I've enjoyed following along, it's going to be strange when you've finished and there are no more "new tractor shed" posts!

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Re: New Tractor Shed
« Reply #333 on: October 10, 2017, 03:15:27 PM »
Looks really smart Andrew, and much better than paddling through the mud!
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Re: New Tractor Shed
« Reply #334 on: October 10, 2017, 03:42:57 PM »
Thanks folks  :thumbup:

Well despite promises, no Darren today - apparently an urgent tractor repair got in the way  :bang: Assurances that he'll be here tomorrow having popped into Hastings to pick up a wacker to do the edges where the roller cannot reach.

Only downside is I'm away all day on a pig inspection into deepest Kent that is going to involve a pub lunch with a couple of pretty girls - it's a hard life but someone has to do it  :lol:

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Re: New Tractor Shed
« Reply #335 on: October 10, 2017, 04:15:09 PM »
Andrew,your man Darren has made a cracking job of grading them planings.especially with that type of machine ,you'd have thought it was don with a blawnox,in the 80s I used to have a small planthire company .i had 3 international 125 drotts and 3 b100 and a couple of old jcb mk 3 .when I was forming up and taking the final grade ,I always had a long railway sleeper which was wider than the bucket .grab it with the 4 in 1 clam ,that made life so much easier.and left a perfect finish just like Darren s

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Re: New Tractor Shed
« Reply #336 on: October 10, 2017, 04:55:54 PM »
Yes he's pretty good isn't he - and just gets on with it ! He's done loads of work for me over the past ten years and I have full confidence in him.

No doubt I'll have apoplexy and groan when I get his bill  :lol:
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Re: New Tractor Shed
« Reply #337 on: October 11, 2017, 04:05:21 AM »
Hi there, Andrew,

I'd just like to record that I've very much enjoyed following along with this project (as with all your projects!).   :mmr:  :mmr:   :mmr:

Are we now going to have to endure a Mawson famine while you catch up with the farm work and then prepare for and run the scraping class?   :(   :(   :(

Do you know what happened to your CNC lathe?  What is the buyer doing with it? 
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Re: New Tractor Shed
« Reply #338 on: October 11, 2017, 04:09:23 AM »
Many years ago I was paid to take several loads of road scrapings ! Saved them many miles of driving. Very useful stuff. I am trying to find small amount of similar for road repairs here and it is not easy. I have been told that it can no longer be used for farm roads, pollution products ?

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Re: New Tractor Shed
« Reply #339 on: October 13, 2017, 07:31:38 AM »
There are limits on the volume used rather than an outright ban, and the limit is pretty high.

Yesterday Darren was back and made good progress - the main 'inner yard' is now finished bar a couple of low spots that need raising. The track past the pigs needs a bit of fettling, as does the hard standing outside my 40 foot containers. Then behind the containers is a little yard used to park construction plant by a local builder, and that is going to be scraped off and compacted with the  crushed concrete that we have left. It already is well hard cored, but when it was laid the vibro roller wasn't here so this is an opportunity to do it properly.

He may be back this afternoon but is suffering water supply issues on his farm.
Andrew Mawson
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Re: New Tractor Shed
« Reply #340 on: October 19, 2017, 03:34:31 PM »
I've been away for a few days, and in my absence Darren has finished off the whole yard, the track down to the field, the bit in front of the containers, and the plant storage yard / area behind the containers - he's done a cracking job  :thumbup:

No pictures - it's dark  :clap:

He's also removed all his plant (and I suspect a bit of it was responsible for wiping out one of my security cameras - cast mounting bracket sheared off  :bang: ) - something else to fix !

So now I'll just have to twiddle my thumbs until the spring for the earth build up behind the Tractor Shed to dry off and settle, so that it's final level and shape can be established before seeding and fencing.
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Re: New Tractor Shed
« Reply #341 on: October 21, 2017, 05:42:42 AM »
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wiping out one of my security cameras - cast mounting bracket sheared off  :bang: ) - something else to fix !


Reprieve... I sense another project coming on... Was starting to suffer awemawson withdrawal...



-russ