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Any experience of soil screeners?

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1 hour ago, Stephen Blair said:

Love this guy, his house is amazing!  

Yes he's a good lad. Loads of videos he's done too. Like watching them. You could be hooked now Stephen

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I got a local firm to knock together a screener from a honda gx 160 an 8x4 quarry screen a few springs and a weighted shaft on a belt drive. Works ok but makes an awful racket. Can be moved on forks or 3pt linkage

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3 hours ago, jmac said:

Yeah I'm a big fan of him too, he will fix anything and runs loads of old scrap like me 😁

But you still get paid the same rates for the machines 

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I was going to mention the one Andrew Camarata recently bought (video above) but I don’t know enough about groundworks to make anything like a recommendation. He makes excellent videos. I cringe at how abusive towards kit he is a lot of the time but he gets stuff done and it all still works. I’ve learnt loads from his videos.

I fear that last sentence may give a digger driving instructor somewhere a stroke.

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On 10/08/2019 at 00:03, Jwoodgardenmaintenance said:

Red rhino 3 way screener absolutely brilliant but there about £250-£300  a day but a good output depending on soil type 

 

Jack 

This one looks like the way to go, just need to find one for a sensible price that's not a hundred miles away!

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On 10/08/2019 at 10:08, aspenarb said:

I dont think 40-80 ton makes it viable. By the time you hire in a screener, then put a guy on a slew and dumper for the day its going to be expensive soil. Probably cheaper to lose or remove what you have on site and import some decent gear.

 

Bob

I see where you're coming from, but I think if I can find one of those red rhino machines near me it should be viable i think. 

We only use soil in pretty small quantities so it costs £40+ a ton to buy, I now think  there's 100 ton ish in the piles.

I have a digger and a loader so only running costs for them, not hire rates, and I'll be doing it myself-not that my time is free, or even cheap! 

A bit of time on the screener should get the pile tidied up (that's quite important due to where our fields are), make a decent pile of usable product and give me some experience of the process in case I ever need to use it on site where its a bit more important!

Cheers 👍

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On 10/08/2019 at 10:12, Stere said:

What type of rubbish?

 

plastic crap bale warp etc or just stones?

 

Dunno why a manure heap should have got alot of rubbish or stone in it?

Its not just  a muck heap its also a soil dump from small digging out jobs over the last 13 years- I can't believe how far the pile went!- that's been mixed with our muck heap over the years. I've separated out the straw/muck and its great soil as its been well mixed over the years. 

Its stones, hardcore, roots of all sizes that im needing to get out.👍

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3 hours ago, william127 said:

This one looks like the way to go, just need to find one for a sensible price that's not a hundred miles away!

Where you based? Go on the red rhino website and there's a hire locator on there but they are a fortune to hire but watch dick searle on YouTube and you'll see what I mean absolutely amazing design and depending on the machine operator feeding the screener there is a really good tonnage a hour 

 

Jack 

 

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If it's only 40 tons make up a frame from 4x4 fence posts, if you do it right you need 8 posts 8 foot long, 2 sheets of ply, 5 lenths cls timber and 2 of 1"x1" 10 gauge mesh sheets from FH brundle, costs about £200 and will last years, we have thrown hundereds of ton over similar before we went over to the proper screeners, I will see if I still have some photos.
We hire out screeners but the cost wouldn't be viable for 40 ton.

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