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Tripod delivered!
« on: April 19, 2021, 11:27:32 am »
The Tripod is with it's new owners!

Pete Ward, MD at SpanSet (and caver!) was busy on Friday so Rob Hinton kindly arranged for Tim and I to collect the tripod (he even made a yellow strap for it to make it easier to carry).  Juan called round on Saturday to collect it, job done   :)

Looking forward to seeing it in use in Matienzo  ;D







Even spotted a caver (and instructor) up on the roof enjoying the sunshine  ;D



Thank you for the tripod SpanSet  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

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Re: Tripod delivered!
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2021, 06:30:49 pm »
We are getting to the point when we can make use of the quadropod.

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Re: Tripod delivered!
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2021, 05:22:59 pm »
Legs extended and ready to join the Matienzo digging armoury. The tripod is also all set. Thanks Pegasus, Badlad and Wardy at SpanSet!

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Re: Tripod delivered!
« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2021, 10:21:41 pm »
Hi mrodoc
I had hoped to use caver post or an opportunity where we had staff in the area for delivery, but it has not worked out.
I am happy to ship it by a carrier, so if you email me on pward@spanset.co.uk with an address then it can be with you and put to use hopefully by the weekend.
One positive note is that while it has been sat at SpanSet, Simon Mitchell one of my staff has fettled it, so it is now easier to assemble / disassemble again.
Looking forward to hearing of its adventures.
Pete

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Re: Tripod delivered!
« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2021, 12:38:34 pm »
Bump - would someone from the Quadpod winning digging team please contact Pete at SpanSet re delivery, thank you  ;D

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Re: Tripod delivered!
« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2021, 05:04:44 pm »
Yes. Will get that sorted.


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Re: Tripod delivered!
« Reply #6 on: April 26, 2021, 04:58:35 pm »
We will need it very shortly I think!

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Re: Tripod delivered!
« Reply #7 on: April 26, 2021, 09:31:52 pm »
Sorted

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Re: Tripod delivered!
« Reply #8 on: April 28, 2021, 10:38:34 am »
Due today. :bow:

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Re: Tripod delivered!
« Reply #9 on: April 29, 2021, 02:13:49 pm »
Well not actually here as yet but somewhere on a pallet in a three-day delivery slot. Will get back to the thread when it's up and running.

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Re: Tripod delivered!
« Reply #10 on: April 30, 2021, 04:53:55 pm »
Delivered. :clap2: :clap2: :clap2: :clap2:

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Re: Tripod delivered!
« Reply #11 on: May 04, 2021, 07:44:34 pm »
Installed at Ramson dig.

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Re: Tripod delivered!
« Reply #12 on: May 04, 2021, 08:17:07 pm »
Thank you SpanSet and UK Caving.





Will fit the kibble on the jib next week.

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Re: Tripod delivered!
« Reply #13 on: May 11, 2021, 07:24:26 pm »
Quadpod modified to extend the jib.



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Re: Tripod delivered!
« Reply #14 on: May 11, 2021, 08:45:38 pm »
Now that is a modification and truly what I see as innovation in digging.

Well done gents and I hope it helps

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Re: Tripod delivered!
« Reply #15 on: May 12, 2021, 09:56:01 am »
Thanks Wardy. Sorry for the moment that site details are unavailable as that is part of our access agreement. The long extension places the kibble over the centre of the hole. Its then raised and swung around to the tipping place. Easy work.

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Re: Tripod delivered!
« Reply #16 on: May 13, 2021, 07:03:29 pm »
There is a drawback to extending the jib. It alters the C of G so we have had to put rocks on the base to stop it tipping. Fortunately a full kibble isn't too heavy. Glad we are not subject to HSE review! It is great however to have the quadropod in use so soon after getting it and it is proving invaluable.

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Re: Tripod delivered!
« Reply #17 on: May 13, 2021, 07:34:24 pm »
Is it really any better than a bipod?

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Re: Tripod delivered!
« Reply #18 on: May 13, 2021, 09:39:50 pm »
and it is proving invaluable.

 ;D ;D ;D

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Re: Tripod delivered!
« Reply #19 on: May 14, 2021, 09:10:37 am »
Speaking as a biped it saves my back for strain.

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Re: Tripod delivered!
« Reply #20 on: May 14, 2021, 09:34:34 am »
To be honest, when I saw the pictures I thought you had got yourselves a trebuchet for disposing of your digging spoil at a distance.   :)
"That, of course, is the dangerous part about caves:  you don't know how far they go back, sometimes... or what is waiting for you inside."   JRR Tolkein: "The Hobbit"

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Re: Tripod delivered!
« Reply #21 on: May 14, 2021, 11:26:00 am »
Speaking as a biped it saves my back for strain.

A bipod will also save your back. It doesn't need to be anything fancier than a couple of scaff poles and a swivel clamp. A trailer winch can be fitted directly to one leg which makes life easier and safer than hauling on a rope. Push down on the tether to lift the kibble away from the hole with a 2:1 mechanical advantage. Just set up a slack back rope so that it doesn't all land on you  head  ;D

I've even used this setup with one arm in a cast.

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Re: Tripod delivered!
« Reply #22 on: May 19, 2021, 09:46:24 am »
We are so grateful Wardy for that quadropod. We wouldn't have been able to get shuttering in position yesterday without it! :beer2:

 

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