well i am not exactly new here but i have been rather quiet for a while and thought now was a really good time to say hi and post some pics of my workplace.
I work for a poly welding mine services company here in central queensland in australia.
we weld poly pipe together to form pipelines for dewatering and wet season mitigation for a number of large coal mines.
my main role is a backhoe operator as we use them to load the poly pipe into the welding cradles and also for dragging the lines into position and all manner of general works that need doing from day to day.
my backhoe is a cat 432E with a touch over 3000hrs on the clock, it's starting to get a little tired from the heavy workload, 630mm poly lengths 20m long weight 1.8t and we often drag as many as 6 of these lengths welded together for distances up to 6-8kms.
we also have a 432D but i dont have any pics of it and also a couple of JCB's on hire of which one can be seen here.
below are some pics of the backhoes and some intersting things that drive past thru the day