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Re: TVB op vakansie na Gough Eiland
« Reply #4000 on: September 08, 2019, 11:07:32 pm »
Chopper managed to pull me out  :)
 

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Re: TVB op vakansie na Gough Eiland
« Reply #4001 on: September 09, 2019, 07:33:13 am »
Ek dog julle sny nie as dit reen nie

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Re: TVB op vakansie na Gough Eiland
« Reply #4002 on: September 09, 2019, 02:28:55 pm »
Ek dog julle sny nie as dit reen nie

Not supposed to,  and actually impossible because of the moist content in the sialage then but no it caught us......mostly it wi just pass over but yesterday was a different story  :lol8:
 

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Re: TVB op vakansie na Gough Eiland
« Reply #4003 on: September 09, 2019, 03:41:59 pm »
 Dr Pepper!

I did not like the taste, loved Mountaindew though. :drif:
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Re: TVB op vakansie na Gough Eiland
« Reply #4004 on: September 09, 2019, 06:44:12 pm »
The farmer just called us, he wants us to chop starting at 14H00.
His son will pull us with a eigjt wheel tractor (knak trekker) and we will haul sialage, so even though I will only start work at 2 I should still work 8 hours. Chop till 9 and service trucks.
The service is so import, blow out the sir filter, and then the alternator,  belts, fan, radiator, intercooler and oil cooler.
Our trucks are running 180 degree farenheit up to 210. Anything from 220 is a concern and at 225 you stop.

You get different types of trucking, and the best I think is long hauls like intercity. Those guys don't do nothing other tha. Drive.
We get to drive and maneuver, you got to be wakeup and know what you are doing avoiding the header of the sialage chopper yet close enough to load, load front first the forward to load rear....took some time to hone that skill and still not perfect and then a very quick turn and back into the outfield or tunnel 8)

Reverse into a right sialage pit still is a challenge at times but I am getting there and it should become a second nature soon.

Then when you get stuck the chopper will reverse and push you out and then you start and build momentum. If that does not work you attach a chain to the static rope behind d the chopper. It that does not work the big tractor comes to the show  :lol8:

One get dirty, I looked like a naughty child that has plays in the mud yesterday and then you have the grease service on the truck. There are 3 niples under the truck on the gearbox which is crucial to grease. The release bearing and cluch break and then on all the steering arms, pitman arm, the tie rod, universal joints, slack ajusters, pto motors, pulleys and chains.
If you want to see the boss mad you must neglect servicing properly and suffer a breakage.....eish :o

Luckily I am too kark bang to make a mistake in this regard, and the soft medic hands are now getting harder  :imaposer: 
 

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Re: TVB op vakansie na Gough Eiland
« Reply #4005 on: September 12, 2019, 06:04:47 am »
Other than fighting the mud in Oklahoma Guyman and a sighting of a rattle snake in its natural environment no news!! :laughing4:
 

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Re: TVB op vakansie na Gough Eiland
« Reply #4006 on: September 12, 2019, 06:46:25 am »
I can see why the farmer likes South Africans.

Who else is going to push themselves this hard with only 5 hours of sleep a night :o

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Re: TVB op vakansie na Gough Eiland
« Reply #4007 on: September 12, 2019, 07:48:38 am »
I can see why the farmer likes South Africans.

Who else is going to push themselves this hard with only 5 hours of sleep a night :o

Enjoy Tom (and bring me a rattle snake please) :laughing4:

You gonna eat him?   They don't taste too bad in fact. Seriously...
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Re: TVB op vakansie na Gough Eiland
« Reply #4008 on: September 12, 2019, 08:04:30 am »
I can see why the farmer likes South Africans.

Who else is going to push themselves this hard with only 5 hours of sleep a night :o

Enjoy Tom (and bring me a rattle snake please) :laughing4:

You gonna eat him?   They don't taste too bad in fact. Seriously...

NOOOOOooooooo too pretty to eat. I'll keep it in a temperature controlled environment and admire it. But I've heard they taste like chicken :thumleft:
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Re: TVB op vakansie na Gough Eiland
« Reply #4009 on: Today at 03:36:01 pm »
Waar is Tom in die bondel!!!? :o

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Re: TVB op vakansie na Gough Eiland
« Reply #4010 on: Today at 03:52:02 pm »
So doen die duitsers dit waar diesel duur is. :thumleft:



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