Sunday, October 26, 2008

Hung-up on the wall


Very Bad.

Oh, shit.

Another serious contender for 'luckiest bastard of the year'.

Edit: 2/11/2008 - Received some extra photos of this incident during the week.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Dragline Recovery of Dozer

This is a novel way to recover a dozer which has fallen onto its side in a hole. However, it would also be pretty expensive, given what draglines are worth per hour. Unless it was impeding dragline operations, it would be much cheaper to get in a crane to do this job.

Edit: As pointed out by a keen-eyed reader, these are actually separate incidents. The first two photos are from an incident on his site. The three photos with the dragline are a separate incident.

These first two photos are from an incident in which a dozer fell into a hole while cleaning out the base of the ROM to gain access to the Hoppers. It was recovered by a 300t crane.

If you look at the photos above and below, you can see the difference in the ripper shank arrangement. This incident occured in the Hunter Valley.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Stuck Shovel

This shovel has got itself stuck into a good ditch. The operator must have forgotten that his treads weren't pointing the same direction that he was.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Kicking the Air

At least it makes underbody inspections a lot easier.