This afternoon, Stephen performed some basic maintenance tasks on the mini-digger and loaded grease into all the joints and moving parts. The digger needs re-greasing fairly regularly, every 20 “clock” hours approximately.
This morning, on this lovely Sunday morning, we did some maintenance tasks, like for example, repair the puncture we got in one of the tyres of the large flatbed trolley. It was a devil to get the tyre off the metal wheel rim, but after surfing the net, we wiggled and heaved and levered the […]
This afternoon, we started putting all the dirt and soil back into all the trenches of our three sewage pipe runs. We began at the trench cutting across our driveway, so that area can be made safe again for us and visitors. But we hit a slight problem with the petrol engine driven vibrating machine, […]
We bought a big hand trolley (2.4 m x 1.2 m, 1000 kg load) back in 2002, and have used it extensively since. The steel frame has been desperately in need of a de-rust and repaint for a few years now! When we had finished using the trolley as the base of the soil sifter, […]
Stephen repaired the mini trolley on Thursday afternoon and this Morning. The rear wheels were completely broken and the axles bent badly. The front wheels which had been already reinforced (after being bent while moving a load of concrete blocks – 13 of fat ones!) survived but the axles were bent as well. The bent […]
We repaired the bent wheels! The front two wheels suffered under the strain of hoisting the concrete blocks! We were (and still are) loading 10 blocks on the trolley (this weighed in at about 270kg!) and that started the problem but really it was when we put on 13 blocks (a total of 351kg!!) .. […]
Yippeee! We managed to jump start the dumper truck! We tipped the load and drove it back to the house to connect the battery charger! Phew! That is a great releif and thanks to our cousin Neil over in Blackpool for his 20 years of expert knowledge of heavy machinery and everything with a engine […]
Stephen spend the morning doing the regular maintenance, pumping grease into the joints and bearings including doing the dumper truck as well. But Stephen decided to tackle the longer running non working sideways control of the arm which we will need when we start digging the trenches. He traced the wiring from the switch on […]