Any Tom Dick or Harry

  • By Search Marketing Specialists
  • 02 Nov, 2017

Sweet Escape to Excellent Earthwork Jobs

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A famous saying in Australia we often use is, “Any Tom, Dick or Harry” usually used to describe the fact you could pick anybody to perform a task. It’s funny as Tom, Dick and Harry are famous for a task that was special. Tom, Dick and Harry were the names of the three tunnels that were dug in World War two that’s allowed over 200 Prisoners of war to escape a POW Camp, the escape was made famous in the Hollywood Movie, The Great Escape.
The Tunnels were dug thirty feet below the surface, were only two feet wide and ran for well over two hundred meters, tight and confined Micro Excavations we would have to say, but they were a success.
It didn't just escape tunnels that were Micro Excavations back in the day, housing foundations, sewage works often had to be completed in small tight spaces and all were done with a pick and a shovel. No doubt if we had a chance to talk to those soldiers and workers from way back in the day, they would agree that times have changed a lot when it comes to earthworks in small tight spaces.
Nowadays? Micro Excavations is a leading provider of tight and limited access excavation services and the go-to supplier of bobcat hire, mini excavator hire and other micro machinery on the Gold Coast, our range even includes posi-tracks and mini loaders.
The team at Micro Excavations are one of the most experienced mini excavation machine hire groups on the Gold Coast. Boasting more than 30 years of experience, we specialize in micromachinery that excels on job sites with limited and tight access. Offering superior speed and manoeuvrability, our fleet is available for wet hire to suit your needs. With the industry knowledge to back up our hiring services, we can recommend the perfect model and excavation machine for your needs.
You may not need a Tunnel dug in your Gold Coast or South Brisbane backyard for a “Great Escape” but for all other excavations in tight spaces why not give us a call.
By Search Marketing Specialists 02 Nov, 2017
A famous saying in Australia we often use is, “Any Tom, Dick or Harry” usually used to describe the fact you could pick anybody to perform a task. It’s funny as Tom, Dick and Harry are famous for a task that was special. Tom, Dick and Harry were the names of the three tunnels that were dug in World War two that’s allowed over 200 Prisoners of war to escape a POW Camp, the escape was made famous in the Hollywood Movie, The Great Escape.
By Search Marketing Specialists 08 Feb, 2017
The rock this bobcat unearthed weighs as much as the machine itself.
By Search Marketing Specialists 29 Oct, 2016
Family owned and operated Micro Excavations Pty Ltd has specialised in providing quality service on limited access sites since 1980 making us…
By Search Marketing Specialists 21 Oct, 2016

For those that don’t know a Posi Track is basically a bobcat on tracks, like a snow mobile.

PT60 Posi Track Loader, a tracked bobcat able to work in sand, mud and snow.
Our PT60 has custom running gear to make it the narrowest it can possibly be and when fitted with pallet forks can lift up to 1 tonne

PT30 Posi Track
Posi Track Loaders are fast and maneuverable, the tracks spread the weight over a greater area, meaning less damage to lawns, paving and concrete

These are the PT60 and PT30 Posi Track we have on our fleet designed to move large amounts of material like sand, soil, mulch and bricks.

By Search Marketing Specialists 18 Oct, 2016
An excavator is usually on tracks and has a long arm to reach out and dig holes and trenches, such as the one above. A micro excavator is a smaller excavator usually used in tight spaces such as under houses, rooftops and backyards. These types of excavators are smaller and lighter than original excavators are and are built for confined spaces. Micro excavators range from 600mm-1000mm wide, and are used to dig holes for swimming pools, remove large rocks or stumps and dig trenches for sewer, storm water pipes, electrical, or communications conduits.
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By Search Marketing Specialists 24 Aug, 2016

Yes that’s right! we now have red imported fire ants on the Gold Coast!

Yatala, Stapylton and Ormeau all became declared fire ant restricted zones on the 1st of July 2015.

So what does that mean for you?

Any site (Commercial or Domestic) where earthworks are to be undertaken in the restricted areas must be inspected for red imported fire ants within 28 days  prior to works being carried out. Inspections can only be undertaken by a person who has attended the fire ant identification course conducted by Bio-Security Queensland.
  • We have staff who are certified to do this for you at no charge.
Only businesses that have a Fire Ant Risk Management Plan (F.A.R.M.P) approved by Bio-Security Queensland are permitted to perform earthworks in the restricted zones.
  • Micro Excavations has an Approved Fire Ant Risk Management Plan (Approved Plan No: 6149).
No material (Soil, Sand, Mulch, Gravels, Road Base, Green Waste, Turf, Sleepers & Logs), can be transported out of the restricted zones.
  • If you do need material carted away, we have access to tip sites within the restricted zones.

Tamborine and North Tamborine were designated as restricted fire ant zones in 2014.

Heavy fines are in place (up to $1.1m ) for non-compliance for both individuals and companies alike.

More information is available from Bio-Security Queensland’s’ website at…

https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/plants/weeds-pest-animals-ants/invasive-ants/fire-ants/general-information-about-fire-ants

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By Search Marketing Specialists 15 Feb, 2016

For those who didn’t know; we have red imported fire ants on the Gold Coast and they’re on the move!
As of 15 February 2016: Coomera, Upper Coomera and Willowvale which were previously free of restrictions are now considered to be low risk restricted areas.

Alberton, Beenleigh, Eagleby, Ormeau, Stapylton, Tamborine, and Yatala have now been declared  high risk restricted areas.

So why is this happening??

  • The greatest contribution to the movement and spread of red imported fire ants is human intervention.
  • In other words  PEOPLE (feel free to use the term idiots)  ARE SPREADING THEM BY CARRYING MATERIALS CONTAINING FIRE ANTS INTO NEW AREAS!
By Search Marketing Specialists 12 Feb, 2016

The vast majority of skid steer loaders (bobcats) have what’s known as a 4 in 1 bucket, but why do we call it a 4 in 1 and what does it do that’s so special?

At Micro Excavations we also have 4 in 1 buckets on our excavators, increasing their versatility and improving their efficiency.

In the right hands a machine with a 4 in 1 can move more material and produce a better finish saving you time and money.

  • As a bucket – It can be operated as a normal loader bucket scooping and tipping out at the front, but it can also load over the sides of tall trucks and skips with ease, by emptying from the opening at the bottom.
  • As a grab – By opening at the bottom it can grasp and carry items as well as holding extra attachments such as cranes or spreader bars. Rather than driving into a pile of soil the operator can open the bucket to pick up the soil making less mess while putting less strain on his drive motors saving time, fuel, and maintenance.
  • As a blade – Opening the 4 in 1 into a pile pushes the load out easily, which not only increases the reach, it is ideal for backfilling trenches or spreading out the material at hand.
  • As a leveller – With the jaws open and with the open edges near to the ground the 4 in 1 bucket can be dragged forward and backward for levelling.

By Search Marketing Specialists 02 Feb, 2016
Skid steer loaders (colloquially known as bobcats) have probably helped more builders, developers and home owners with concrete slab preparation, garden makeovers, lawn preparation, and tidy ups than you would care to imagine but that’s not all they can do. Firstly though lets talk about the importance of access; with bobcats size does matter and while there are no hard and fast definitions, as a general rule there are micro bobcats, mini bobcats and standard bobcats.
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