Well done Josh James on winning May Photo of the Month with this great shot.
Utilising the high power suction from the suction excavator allows us to excavate at distance for those hard to reach places.
Here, we are at an electrical sub station excavating for new cable ducts. Being inside the sub station, this contained many underground services. Where conventional methods are too high risk, Force One are able to safely excavate around these cables minimising risk to the cables and the Operatives.
Most of the work carried out by Force One was able to be carried out in standard configuration (from the rear of the truck using the remote controlled power arm ), however, due to restricted access up to 40m of extension pipes was used.
To see more examples of previous work we have done within sub stations, please see our Sub Stations page.
Over the bank holiday weekend, the Force One operatives were out in Kent re-ballasting around a switch. This job was completed within 2 shifts thanks to the powerful suction power of the Force One quad fan Suction Excavator.
As with previous jobs similar to this, the RN3 (adapted from
the Brokk 400D) was utilised with its ability to remotely position the nozzle
between the rail and sleepers with harnessing the suction power from the quad
fan Suction Excavator. These two machines were linked together with up to 50m
of extension hoses allowing the road based Suction Excavator to be parked in a
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Using our most powerful Suction Excavator, our 32 tonne quad fan, the Force One operatives were able to excavate the ballast between the rails and down to the underground walk-way below. This walk way is currently under maintenance to waterproof the roof which was made accessible once the surface material was excavated. Force One Suction Excavation was the ideal solution to this task with its ability to safely excavate between the rails and down to the underground walk-way with minimal risk of damage.
This was achievable with using Force One’s unique and innovative RN3 unit which was coupled with our quad fan Suction Excavator using up to 30 meters of extension hoses. Using the extension hoses allowed the RN3 unit to be placed directly over the point of excavation with the Suction Excavator (road vehicle) parked in a safe and suitable location.
Henry Butt was the winner of Photo of the Month for February for this great picture of our new Road Rail Vehicle (RRV). Force One were part of a trial/testing week on behalf of S & C Alliance to showcase our technology and the capabilities of the RRV. Our Operatives showed how our modern technology was able to excavate the ballast under and around the switches in the rail down 300mm below the sleepers ready for re-ballasting. The RRV was using up to 50m of extension hose to reach the location of excavation with the Suction Excavator (road vehicle) being parked in a safe and suitable location nearby. The Operator carried out this task using the remote control feature on the RRV allowing them to position themselves in a safe working location giving them the optimal range of vision.
This image shows how the RRV is coupled to our 32 tonne Quad Fan, the most powerful Suction Excavator in the UK, by using 250mm diameter extension hose allowing the RRV to utilise the suction power from the Quad Fan over distances up to 120m.
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