CC Global: Demolishing, Renovating, Landscaping

Demolition site

Here’s some work in progress alongside my approximately 12 km long walking route, starting with the demolition of a row of outdated, sheltered housing buildings. Doubtlessly, the construction of a new accommodation will start soon.

2008 Scania R480 8x4 De Ruiter - 1

The 2008 Scania R480 8×4 with a hooklift system is a typical example of a heavy-duty truck that is widely used in this line of work. It delivers empty, open top containers at the site and collects the loaded ones. On top of the Scania’s cab roof we can see the unit of a Brotec pressurized filter system.

2008 Scania R480 8x4 De Ruiter - 2

A classic 8×4 layout with leaf springs all around, good for 37,000 kg (81,571 lbs) GVM. Tough and with plenty of power to tow a full trailer with another container or a lowbed trailer for transporting machinery.

Such a low container is used for hauling heavy debris, like bricks, roof tiles and (pieces of) reinforced concrete. The much taller ones, also visible, are filled with the lighter parts.

2011 Citroën Jumper - 2009 VW Caddy - 2017 VW Transporter

Around 10 minutes later, I walked by this scenery. A crew is renovating the clergy house of our R.C. church. From left to right: a 2011 Citroën Jumper 2.2 HDi (with some strong CC-déjà-vu-vibe) , a 2009 Volkswagen Caddy 2.0 SDI and a 2017 Volkswagen Transporter 2.0 TDI.

2016 Brian James Trailer - 1

Once out in the open again, I could recognize the usual landscaper’s rig from 1.6 km (a mile) away. A low flatbed trailer, coupled to a full-size panel van with a raised roof.

2016 Brian James Trailer - 2

Brian James Trailers from the UK built this 2016 tridem axle trailer with dropsides (which took some beating). Dual purpose: both flatbed and machine transporter. It has a hydraulic tilt-bed…

Brian James Trailer

…which works like this, when in full swing (photo courtesy of Titan Jelsum).

2019 Renault Master 2.3 dCi

A 2019 Renault Master 2.3 dCi is in charge of things. So far, landscapers did very well in this lost year for so many.

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