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    Tackling the tough earthmoving jobs

    Published on 5 March 2019, Tuesday, 4:01 AM

    In a land that is constantly reshaped by water erosion, seismic activity and large temperature swings, you could expect earthmoving projects to be quite common.

    But sometimes these tasks can be especially dangerous, taking place on high narrow roads, cliffside establishments or extremely uneven terrain. To get this work done safely and quickly in New Zealand, it's best to hire diggers, trenchers and other large pieces of machinery that are up for the challenge.

    Earth Stability Limited (ESL), a New Zealand native expert in slip repairs, recently hired excavators to complete an emergency repair of a gabion wall that had come loose under a road. The repairs required workers to navigate heavy machinery on a small road next to a 10-metre drop-off to the ocean.

    After workers used the equipment to drill into the wall and install grouted anchors, the cliff was much more secure, and the road was again safe for travel.

    The entire project was completed using rock drills attached to one excavator, one mini excavator and a 400cfm compressor.

    Other Kennards products that are ideal for rugged earthmoving projects include skid steer loaders, backhoe and wheel loaders, and wheelbarrows.

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    Nathan Mills
    Nathan is a seasoned Kennards Hire team member passionate about empowering DIYers in their projects. He loves everything DIY and brings together years of equipment and project experience to help customers get the right tools for their next job.