Sunday, May 13, 2012

A JCB is an incredibly versatile machine, with the arm on the back for digging trenches and a loading shovel on the front. The versatility of a JCB is greatly enhanced, by the fact it can legally drive on the public highway, unlike the caterpillar digger, which has to be ferried about on a lowloader which incurs greater cost. The reason for the use of the caterpillar is it is a much more powerful machine.
Max on the left, then his mum Peppy, with Luke on the phone, then Monty looking at his master with Jake on the right.

The digger fills it's bucket with concrete, to take to the back of the site, because the mixer is unable to reach that far.

All the concrete foundations are in place, ready for the bricks to be laid on top. In the building trade they are known as the 'footings'.

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

The Caterpillar digger removes the skip containing the last of the vegetation.
The skip lorry leaves with the full skip.
Luke driving the JCB digging the trenches for the foundations.
A very clever piece of kit, a laser leveler.
Jake holding a rod with a mirror on top, that when the laser beam hits and reflects back to the leveler, it makes a sound, this ensures the trench is dug to the correct depth.
Luke's two terriers on the left, Monty and Peppy who are the parents of Jake's terrier Max, on the right.

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

The eight wheeler arrives to cart away the demolished garage, many years ago I used to drive an eight wheeler.

Wednesday, May 02, 2012


Beware digger at work.

Down comes the garage.

Garage - what garage?

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