I grabbed my camera and Grant and I drove to the workshop. As we turned in there, we saw the convoy arriving with the machine on a lowbed trailer. A CAT excavator, worth several million US$ !
Although this post makes it seem that the machine arrived and within minutes was parked up in the workshop yard, ready to be checked over and commissioned by Caterpillar, it took the best part of two hours from the time we received the phone call until the excavator was safely on the ground.
The lowbed carrying the CAT Excavator arrives at the workshop with the transport security in the rear and the company security escort in front of it
Nordeen, head of our company's security, poses in front of the truck bringing the excavator
Grant, who'd already left work and returned, walks towards the spot where the excavator will be taken off the lowbed
Theo, workshop supervisor checks the fuel supply which had to be replenished before the excavator could be driven off the lowbed
Steve, workshop foreman arrived to inspect and remove the excavator from the lowbed
Steve checks the controls and starts the engine
Theo guides Steve from the transport lowbed onto the company lowbed
Theo checks as Steve maneuvers the excavator from one lowbed onto the other
Frank, a multi-skilled operator and driver, climbs into the company lowbed to pull the cab away from the trailer
Steven drives the excavator off the company lowbed and towards the parking bay
Grant, Henry, safety officer, Theo and Nordeen congratulate Steve on a job well done!
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Still standing in solidarity with my blogger friend, Lori, I post an unknown exotic bloom in protest of the cold winter in Western New York.
An unknown (to me) exotic flower in my garden
I hope you're all having a wonderful week.