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Some river work with Excavator and Komatsu D53P dozer....pics (note... "R" rating for Greenies.... )


mike newman
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....there is a "Military Exercise  Base''  on the Rainbow Station.....it is leased off the Station, and although the last two Socialist "Governments'   have seriously gelded the Air Force., the Army, Police and Air Force   ''exercise'   there...frequently' 

The big flood in the Wairau  River, last year removed almost an acre  of river flats, adjacent to the buildings etc...and in doing so exposed  not only rubbish dumps, but  also the effluent  from the 'latrines''   was   dribbling  out the pipes into the river....thus there was a panic to hide this from the press  and general public,so the Station's equipment   was hired to tidy this mess up...

Had to strip back the top soil...batter the bank  at 28 degrees   (Did that with the ''eyeometer''   )  place special cloth stuff along the batter ..pull up gravel onto the cloth...level the whole sight out , bringing gravel over towards the bank  ...all simple stuff ....but shifted a bunch of gravel ....and initially  had to creat a six foot high berm   of gravel to turn any further minor fresh  that may have hindered the ongoing work....  The excavator tracks are like me....about stuffed...thus I lost a track  a  couple of times....once in the river...Always fun...Can take up to two hours, plus a couple tubes of grease before getting going again....

Neat story re the NZ Air Force....There were a bunch of Skyhawks   here...and about  a dozen years gone ..or so...  the Socialists deemed them un-necessary   so they spent nearly 700 million dollars  on some 8x8 type wheeled carriers of some sort....which is just the ticket for an Island the size of Colorado...and an Island full of mountains....thus the Skyhawks  were to  be  flogged off to some third world country......however, there was a problem...America had upgraded all the electronics to the then current state of the art specs  etc...and thus were able to stop the sale of those Aircraft...They are ''mothballed '' somewhere.   Us   'non left wing nut jobs'' found this highly amusing...................and the Skyhawk pilots were snapped up by three different   Allied    countries...

The pictures are self explanatory......and there were several of the old "Coke "  bottles....and the first 'strip ' was 150 meters long...track off the front idler on the   Hyundai...and the last pic is the new sprockets going on....will be able to coax another  1000  hrs from those chains...those Milwaukee  3/4 drive   impacts  are just brilliant...about seven minutes to run off 30 studs   aside.....just flick the chain off the sprocket..giving enough room to remove the old one...and just a minute or so to 'bridle'' it up with bucket and run it back on...over the new sprocket..

Mike

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I remember those Coke bottles  Mike

Didn't we get 5c back for handing them in for reuse?

And now we are to get bottling companies to impose a levy to take them back as part of the Greenies recycling aims?

Seems weird that we are going back to what we already had however like you there's a bit of wear in my tracks too

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40 minutes ago, 35desoto said:

I remember those Coke bottles  Mike

Didn't we get 5c back for handing them in for reuse?

And now we are to get bottling companies to impose a levy to take them back as part of the Greenies recycling aims?

Seems weird that we are going back to what we already had however like you there's a bit of wear in my tracks too

Didn't they design the F 86?

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4 hours ago, jeeper61 said:

Good job Mike 

What is the meaning of the "Compound Beverage" labeling?

Do not think I have ever seen that over here. 

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It probably comes with the whiskey already in it from the factory 😉

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Isn't "Compounding" what was done by Pharmacists years ago to make medicine?

A little of this and a little of that and the Compound was your medicine to help your ailment.

Wasn't Coke devised by a Pharmacist?

 

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45 minutes ago, Diesel Doctor said:

Isn't "Compounding" what was done by Pharmacists years ago to make medicine?

A little of this and a little of that and the Compound was your medicine to help your ailment.

Wasn't Coke devised by a Pharmacist?

 

 

Coca-Cola’s history has been well-documented. The drink was invented in 1885 by John Pemberton, a pharmacist from Atlanta, Georgia, who made the original formula in his backyard. Pemberton’s recipe contained cocaine in the form of an extract of the coca leaf, which inspired the “Coca” part of the beverage’s name. The “Cola” comes from the kola nut (which contains caffeine, another stimulant).

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Good stuff Mike. 

Always impressed by your abilities tackle the diversions along the way to getting your days work done. 

From you many stories, NZ has a rich and very interesting aviation history!

Get a chuckle at the "greenies" attempt to know what is best for nature. 

My money is on Mother (Nature). 

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42 minutes ago, sandhiller said:

 

Coca-Cola's history has been well-documented. The drink was invented in 1885 by John Pemberton, a pharmacist from Atlanta, Georgia, who made the original formula in his backyard. Pemberton’s recipe contained cocaine in the form of an extract of the coca leaf, which inspired the “Coca” part of the beverage’s name. The “Cola” comes from the kola nut (which contains caffeine, another stimulant).

Yes I heard that the bottle said " Relieves Fatigue " at one time

Elon Musk was joking about his purchase of Twitter and said he was going to buy Coca-Cola next and put the cocaine back in 

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