Digging a Hole Is More Complicated Than You Think

Australia has just sweltered through its hottest summer since records began, and those property owners who have the space are already thinking about using the coming winter months to put in a pool. Are you an owner who cannot bear another summer without being able to cool off a few steps from your back door? If so, you may already be thinking about it and wondering just what happens when people and machines start tearing up your back yard.

Pool Excavations a Breeze in the Hands of Experts

Well, wonder no more and fear not. People install pools every day and in the hands of experienced and professional operators, the result will be an oasis where you can relax with family and friends, entertain and keep the children occupied during the next long, hot summer.

Building a pool starts with the design, then with a signed contract in place it proceeds to engineering input then council approvals. Once these are given and the site is secured with temporary fencing, excavation starts followed by plumbing, electrical, concreting, tiling, final inspections and filling the pool.

People Get Nervous when the Machines Move In

Dee Gees Bobcats have been excavating for pools for the last 23 years, and we have found that the process that bothers people the most is the actual excavation. They worry that the machinery may damage building foundations or drainage and water pipes but these issues are all addressed in the initial stages.

Excavation Work Code of Practice Sets the Standard

All our excavation work is performed to the standards required by the Excavation Work Code of Practice, approved under Section 274 of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011. Excavation work can be dangerous and a collapse can happen very quickly, endangering the lives of not only workers but also anyone close enough to be affected.

Hazard Identification is Site Specific

We identify any hazards before starting work, and put in place any control measures that are necessary. Typical hazards in excavations are earth or rock falls, inappropriate placement of excavated materials, hazardous manual tasks, and the presence of overhead power lines. This is not an exhaustive list, as every site must be individually assessed.

Getting on with the Job

Once we have the safety aspects covered, we get on with the job, with our experienced operators quickly carving out the soil and dropping it into trucks for disposal. We have already considered site conditions such as sloping land, different soil types, local weather conditions and the length of time we expect the excavation to be open.

Looking Forward to Next Summer

There are many more regulations and procedures we must follow until our part of the work is done, too many to detail here. Just be assured that when we excavate for your new pool, we exercise every care so you can spend next summer enjoying its benefits.

Crush Those Rocks with Ease

Crushing large rocks with ease can be accomplished using rock breakers. A rock breaker is an attachment to heavy machinery used to handle large rocks, including cutting down large rocks into smaller rocks. The machine has two major parts, namely, a hydraulic hammer, which is used to break rocks, and a boom, or the arm. There are two primary types of rock breakers: mobile and stationary. The latter is normally positioned on a pedestal or slew frame.

Features and Benefits

A standard rock breaker automatically varies the speed and power of the blows according to the hardness of the rock being crushed, thanks to a special intelligent hydraulic system. This feature optimises the hydraulic pressure released by the machine, resulting in higher productivity and improved overall performance.

The dual shock-absorption system featured in rock breakers considerably minimises the vibrations delivered to the excavator. The excavator boom also experiences lower stress levels because the breakers are lightweight.

Thanks to the centralised greasing system, the sliding components remain lubricated even when the breaking is working horizontally. This feature significantly lessens wear and tear on parts and, therefore, prolongs the life of the breaker.

A typical breaker also delivers a quiet operation because the interior of its body features sound-absorbent material and an anti-rumble paint. This feature, combined with a few alterations to the bushing, significantly lowers noise emission levels.

The breakers also have fewer parts, allowing for a simple and efficient design as well as a slimline case design. The slim, well-proportioned structure allows operators to work in relative ease even under the toughest conditions.

Bobcat Rock Breakers

Rock breakers from Dee Gees Bobcats come as an attachment to the company’s excavator-Bobcat Combo package. Its rock breakers have been proven to perform reliable earthmoving jobs. Bobcat hydraulic breakers provide a hard-hitting performance and they can easily be attached to a loader or excavator. The machines practically require no maintenance and release low noise and vibration levels. Visit http://deegeesbobcats.com.au/ for more information on rock breakers.

Dee Gees Bobcats has been supplying earthmoving equipment in the Brisbane area for many years. The company’s extensive range of equipment includes mini excavators, 6-metre and 10-metre tippers, excavators ranging from 1.5 ton to 6 ton, plus a range of attachments including post hole borers, augers, rock breakers, rock grabs, pallet forks and brooms.

The company’s heavy machinery operators are experienced in carrying out a range of duties including drainage excavation, trenching, swimming pool excavations, swimming pool demolitions, under house excavations, amongst other tasks.