Ffos-y-fran new machines being commisioned

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Re: Ffos-y-fran new machines being commisioned

Post #11 by Niklas Eriksson » Sun Nov 04, 2007 1:56 pm

Aha interesting!

Really good pics, hope to see some more later on! ;)
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Re: Ffos-y-fran new machines being commisioned

Post #12 by martyn williams » Sun Nov 04, 2007 2:06 pm

Hello Stuart
The coal will be moved out by EWS railways in 1200 tonne trains pulled by a class 66 3200hp locomotives,so I am expecting a few callouts to this site.
Pete Vicary was telling me that Finning have got a good maintenance contract up there.Saw the Demag yesterday being used.Those trucks are being assembled at the old Cwmbargoed washery site,spent a few cold days up there a few years back.
I will be arranging a visit with ACMOC chapter 2 in the Spring time to KG Services,their yard is only a couple of miles from this site.Anyone on this board who would like to join us please contact me through this site or ACMOC
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Re: Ffos-y-fran new machines being commisioned

Post #13 by IBH » Fri Nov 09, 2007 2:29 am

Contract Journal is reporting (November 7th issue) that Finning has signed a deal worth £65m to supply and maintain the following CAT equipment for Miller Argent:
28# 777F haul trucks
7# Excavators-324DL, 325DL and 330DL models
3#D9T dozers
2# 824H wheeled dozers
3# 16M graders
2# wheel loaders-980H and 966H
2# ADT based water bowsers
1#725 fuel bowser


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Re: Ffos-y-fran new machines being commisioned

Post #14 by SRB » Fri Nov 09, 2007 8:59 pm

That list is nearly there, theres also a D10T, the water bowsers are 773B conversions by Humphreys. The main excavators will be Komatsu/Demag PC3000s.
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Re: Ffos-y-fran new machines being commisioned

Post #15 by Ross » Sun Nov 11, 2007 1:18 pm

Ah ive missed some good threads :x :x :x

Good to see some new gear and some new OCCSs opening in the UK :thumbs_up:

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Re: Ffos-y-fran new machines being commisioned

Post #16 by martyn williams » Thu Dec 06, 2007 5:17 pm

This site made the news last night.12 idiots dressed as polar bears got into the site and chained themselves to the Demag shovel fo 7 hours.


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Post #17 by SRB » Thu Dec 06, 2007 5:38 pm

Several of the protestors (i can think of a few other names for them) were dressed as polar bears and others as clowns to "releave tension"...........

well.

Think i'll keep my thoughts to myself on this......
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Re: Ffos-y-fran new machines being commisioned

Post #18 by martyn williams » Thu Dec 06, 2007 9:43 pm

In Wales we have a word for them,t*****s


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