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Old 06-01-2009, 06:10 PM
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Trans Canada Pipeline digging up our field

The in pipe sensor robot (pig) found a few things wrong in one of the pipes in our area. My guess is a stone heaved against the pipe. There are three sites, one of which is beside our grain elevator. They have a LinkBelt 240lx excavator and brand new Cat D6K LGP dozer on site.





A rather hefty stone


The pipe is now fully exposed. This one transports crude oil.




They are stock piling the hard pan with the dozer






I'm not sure what the deal with this bucket it, I think it is for digging under the pipe?


I would love this ditching bucket


That is a really nice dozer


They are going to have loads of fun picking all these stones




I like this pic


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Old 06-01-2009, 06:38 PM
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Good looking 6K iron. My guess for that spade bucket is to get under the pipe as well, seems logical.
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Old 06-01-2009, 07:02 PM
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Those pipe line people can be real a$$holes to deal with, I've been told to go home after Kinder Morgan's helicopter landed in a feild just because I tracked an excaator over their pipe line, which was 6 feet deep, and they require 72 hours notice if you are going to be running over their ROW's.
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Old 06-01-2009, 07:18 PM
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Really? When I was renting a T300/FECON combo I cleared all around the pipeline that goes through my property. They were thrilled. Made it much nicer for when they mow their right of way.
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Old 06-01-2009, 07:29 PM
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Really? When I was renting a T300/FECON combo I cleared all around the pipeline that goes through my property. They were thrilled. Made it much nicer for when they mow their right of way.
They are really picky here since this little "incident"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IXw6IKzLXTQ
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Old 06-01-2009, 07:37 PM
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Glad there is no gas or oil pipe lines where I live. You look at how well Kinder Morgan handled the problem in Burnaby it wasn't very good.
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Old 06-01-2009, 10:06 PM
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Glad there is no gas or oil pipe lines where I live. You look at how well Kinder Morgan handled the problem in Burnaby it wasn't very good.
One of the truck drivers we hire has a son who worked for the clean up team, there was a 30 year old Japanese Maple that had an actual insurance policy on it, and it was lightly misted with oil, the insurance company and home owner refused to let the clean up crew cut the tree down, so every single leaf had to be hand wiped down with a natural cleaner and all the bark cleaned to preserve the tree.
That single tree clean up cost over $50,000 alone.
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That had to be interesting. "Hi, honey. What'd you do today?"

I wiped oil off a tree.

And I still think those new CAT dozers look like the illegitimate child of a Deere and a Case.
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Old 06-01-2009, 11:11 PM
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One of the truck drivers we hire has a son who worked for the clean up team, there was a 30 year old Japanese Maple that had an actual insurance policy on it, and it was lightly misted with oil, the insurance company and home owner refused to let the clean up crew cut the tree down, so every single leaf had to be hand wiped down with a natural cleaner and all the bark cleaned to preserve the tree.
That single tree clean up cost over $50,000 alone.
That whole area was one h*ll of a mess. Would have hate to be the hoe operator that hit the line. It would be what the h*ll was that then it would be oh chit.
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Old 06-01-2009, 11:28 PM
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I used to be one of those a$$holes that responded to idiots that drove heavy equipment across our right-of ways....it never ceased to amaze me how some dufus operator always thought he knew how deep the pipe was.... until he sinks in over the pipe and damages it or even worse knocks a hole in it.... then the pipeline company is responsible for the clean up and all the bad press... then has to try and recoup the costs from some two-bit hillbilly construction company....you wouldn't believe how much pipe every year is damaged in this way. The line crossing rules and one-call proceedures exsist to keep everyone safe so that all can go home at the end of the day..... rupture a high pressure oil or gas liquids line and they won't find enough of you to bury.....
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