LATEST NEWS: Weed Clearance on the Bradley Arm May '17

We're back on the Bradley Arm in Bilston, West Midlands this week - undertaking the first of five monthly Weed Clearances which will take place on this stretch of canal this summer. Due to the mild and sunny weather conditions we have experienced so far this Spring our first, May run is proving unusually heavy, with four hoppers filled with weeds already - and it's only Wednesday!

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EXCAVATOR CARRYING BOAT ASSISTS CRT WITH SPRING PILING SCHEME

Our Excavator Carrying Boat, 'Element' was dropped in to the water at Alvecote Marina, Staffs earlier this week, equipped with our Kubota U25 2.7 Tonne Excavator and Hydraulic Piling Hammer attachment - ready to assist The Canal and River Trust with the first of many Piling works to kick start their Spring repair and Maintenance programmes.

'Element' has been custom adapted for Piling and similar works, having been fitted with four hydraulic legs for stability, and tracks running the length of the boat so that an Excavator can be operated from a variety of positions on the vessel.

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LATEST NEWS: WORK BOAT 'DIAMOND' HEADS OFF TO SKIPTON

We're waving off our Powered Carrying Boat "Diamond" this morning, as she leaves to begin work with a Construction company based in Skipton, Yorkshire.

Here her job will involve transporting building materials to and from canal side building sites, where access by road is still currently quite restricted.

 

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LATEST NEWS: NEW PLANT TRAILER JOINS HIRE FLEET

A and R Rothen Ltd are excited to welcome a new Plant Trailer to the Hire Fleet this week - this Ifor Williams Twin-axled Trailer can carry up to 3.5 Tonne, and as such is ideal for transporting our larger Excavators and Plant safely from site to site, and is available to hire now at competitive weekly rates

For more information or to enquire about hiring this item, please do not hesitate to contact the office on 01827~717884 or Andy on 07903~560785.

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LATEST NEWS: WORK BOAT 'PIONEER' ON THE ATHERSTONE FLIGHT

Our Powered Carrying Work Boat 'Pioneer' has had a busy fortnight, assisting the Canal and River Trust with their winter repairs on the Atherstone Lock Flight.

Here she is, hard at work, transporting the large water pump used by the Trust to clear each lock of water, prior to and during the repairs.

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