Work Photo's

Grumpy

Moderator
These pics were taken during last years fires in our workplace.
pic 1. 11 Dredger in the middle of the fires
pic 2. 9 Dredger (see if u can spot the person standing at the top of the machine. CLUE: look for the blue and orange object, That's him!
pic 3. 10 Dredeger worked throughout the fires supplying coal to the power station.
pic 4. 11 Dredger damaged during the fires, Approx $20 million to repair, REPLACEMENT COST in excess of $100 million.
 

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Joe

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Crickey, they is some serious machines. And one heck of a repair bill, glad i'm not signing the cheque.
 

Gunna

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Here's a couple more photo's of the same fire at night
Take a look at the dredger surronded by fire
Sorry about photo quality
 

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Gunna

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Wow that thing is huge.

What caused the fires??

Cheers

All investigations lead to it being caused by a hot idler on the conveyor . On that particular day it was a very hot day with very strong winds perfect conditions for a coal fire
 

Grumpy

Moderator
more pics

Didn't that fire burn for weeks ?

It only burned for about a week but could have easily gone for months.
 

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Bullstat

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Here's a few of my workplaces, the singles are when I was running Interstate 2+ years ago & the doubles are what I drive now around Melb.
 

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Grumpy

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Bullstat shouldn't u have pics of inside the cab as that would be your main work area,am I correct, by the way nice rigs and I bet them B- Doubles are are nightmare to reverse park.
 

Bullstat

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Your right Grumpy, heres the inside shots.
 

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Bullstat

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Bullstat shouldn't u have pics of inside the cab as that would be your main work area,am I correct, by the way nice rigs and I bet them B- Doubles are are nightmare to reverse park.

There not to bad to back it just takes a bit of practice, the trick is to just take your time and dont get angry when the things dont go where you want them.:)
 

Traveller

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my toy and a couple of others;
(only little phone pics)
 

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Traveller

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Only a 980 that one, the '88 on site is an old F series.
The haul truck is a 465('bout a 50 tonner), sitting next to a 65t digger.
It's a quarry in Lysterfield, edge of Melb.
 

BUSHNUT

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Your right Grumpy, heres the inside shots.

Jeez, they make them comfy nowadays. Used to drive a Luton peak heap of crap Bedford that too a 12 pallet load and hauled an 8 pallet Dog, catch a northerly coming back from Geelong to Oakliegh and the barstard wouldn't hold in top, next cog down would have the gearbox ready to climbout of the floor, company's answer was to issue me with earmuffs.

Still hold onto the articulated licence, bit like the motorcycle licence , probably won't use it again, unless the arse falls out of optics , but it served its purpose for the six years that Iwas on the road, before returning to Optics, had to eat a bit of humble pie then, after telling where they could shove their association sideways - I can tell you that I met more gentlemen driving trucks than in optics

:D:D:D:D:D
 
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Traveller

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Couple of 'inside' shots for Grumpy :D
 

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