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.
Well done to Jamie Chapman for winning last month’s Photo of the Month competition with this great shot of the RN3 in action.
The RN3 is the largest and most powerful of our remote units which is coupled with one of our Suction Excavators by a 250mm diameter extension hoses allowing this fully remote controlled unit to excavate from up to 120m away from the road vehicle (horizontally and depending upon material). Click here to find out more about the RN3.
This image was taken whilst in action at a high profile infrastructure site in the UK where the RN3 is being fully utilised with its remote capability and long reach.
We've had another great year here at Force One Ltd. We have continuously developed and expended and look forward to carrying this through 2018. From all of here at Force One Ltd - we wish you all a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year!
The Force One Rail operatives Jake and Harry have been getting some practice in with our RRV by volunteering at a Heritage Rail site. Here, they tidied the track by using the RRV to lift old sleepers and rail from around the track and placed them on the back of a trailer which they were following.
The guys at the Heritage Rail site were impressed with our new piece of equipment saying it has helped them out massively and gives them an opportunity to get jobs done they normally are unable to do.
Jake and Harry will be helping out with jobs all week while perfecting their operative skills making them, and the RRV, ready and available for work.
© Copyright 2017 Force One Ltd | Web design by MPS Creative
Force One Limited. Company registered in England. Registration number 5293964. Registered address; 24 Longhill Road, March, Cambridgeshire. PE15 0BL