EARTH-BANKED SLURRY LAGOONS
We can create earth-banked slurry stores of all sizes. Recent contracts have seen us build lagoons ranging in size from 2 million to 6 million gallons in storage capacity.
FARM AND COW TRACKS
We construct tracks using a variety of different materials depending on your requirements ranging from concrete railway sleepers to stone.
LAND DRAINAGE AND WATER PIPE INSTALLATION
By using specialist equipment, such as pipe reels and stone carts, along with a laser guidance system on the excavator, we can install land drains to drain specific wet areas or whole fields.
Please contact us to arrange a site visit to discuss the options.
We install water pipes up to 60mm in diameter with a specialist mole plough.
This mole plough does not drag the pipe into the ground but places it in a preformed channel, reducing the risk of the pipe becoming damaged. The mole plough is pulled with a 270hp Caterpillar D8 tractor. Using a tracked tractor eliminates wheel slip and installs the pipe at a greater depth.
This is an efficient way of installing pipes with minimum surface disturbance.
Many farms suffer from poor quality pastures even when ploughed and reseeded regularly. Fields have a problem with the soil becoming compacted preventing adequate drainage through silaging, livestock damage and through weather capping and sealing the soil surface.
Our sward lifter is fitted with cutting discs at the front of each leg that cuts the turf so the leg can travel through without the soil bursting to the surface.
Spring loaded rollers at the rear of the machine press the turf closed leaving the surface level and ready to use.
SUB-SOILING AND MOLE DRAINING
Modern one pass equipment merely scratches the surface and does not reinforce the level of drainage that sub-soiling and mole draining offer. We can undertake sub-soiling / mole draining on specific areas or whole fields to remove compaction. This will help to improve drainage, aerate the soil and improve crop growth.
By using tracked tractors we minimise soil compaction.
Often we are called upon to clear weed, sediment and re-profile ditches. This improves water flow and drainage of the surrounding fields prolonging the productivity of the land.
Earth banked slurry lagoon creation
Farm roads constructed
Sites excavated for new buildings
Reservoir construction for irrigation
Water pipe installation
Arable land sub-soiling