Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Resurfacing 150 Meters Of Path

The resurfacing of the path that runs along the side of the sports field to the leaf peat, located in the far corner of the college grounds, began last week, see blog entry 13th March 'Resurfacing Of The Leaf Pit Path'. Today's section, the 150 meter sports field section, started with the delivery of 20 tonnes of hoggin and a dumper truck. Before Simon and Kieron could start moving the hoggin to the path, the old surface had to be broken up using the New Holland tractor with the grab attachment.

Once the grab had been replaced with the bucket attachment, the hoggin could be loaded into the dumper truck and tipped into piles along the path, starting from the furthest point near the sports pavilion, working backwards along the path so as not to drive over any of the newly laid hoggin. Each pile of hoggin was raked to form a slight camber.

Callum joined them in the afternoon to compact the path using the wacker plate. Another 10 tonnes of hoggin is due tomorrow to finish the last 50 meter stretch from the netball courts, past the chipper to the canal building exit gate.

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