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Posted 17 February 2017 - 08:20 AM

Loader stranded off coast of Paekakariki
ADAM POULOPOULOS
Last updated 15:15, February 16 2017

 

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A loader stranded off the coast of Paekakariki on Thursday.

Something orange caught the eye of Paekakariki man Kerry Robins when he was driving home on Thursday.

"There in the incoming tide, was a loader."

The loader is stuck in the surf off the coast of the Kapiti village, north of Wellington.

 

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High tide engulfed the loader.

Robins spotted the loader at about 11am, about 150 metres north of the intersection of Beach Rd and The Parade.

 

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"There were a few people around ... it must have been quite amazing to come in and watch the incoming tide."

Robins said he thought he loader had become stuck in the wet sand.

 

"I've noticed the sand is quite soft underfoot when the tide is out."

 

The loader belongs to Porter Hire, and had been hired to a contractor.

 

A Porter Hire spokesman declined to comment on who the contractor was. He said the company was working on having the loader removed, but was unsure when it would be.
 

It is not the first piece of machinery to wind up in the ocean off Kapiti – a $250,000, 25-tonne digger was pulled from the surf at Paraparaumu in July.

 

- Stuff

http://www.stuff.co....-of-paekakariki


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Posted 17 February 2017 - 08:32 AM

Interesting comments found on same page at stuff

 

- my comments in blue

 

10 hours ago
Born Cynic
Back in the day, after a valuable vehicle had been in salt water, it was parked in an equally deep part of a fresh water river to flush the salt. All the oil-based fluids will be long gone by now. Probably doesn't happen these days. Insurance pays out and adjusts premiums accordingly.
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- Never heard of that being done before! These days any machine being submerged in water will probably be written off (and used for parts) because of all the electricals including the computer board etc being soaked etc!

 

16 hours ago
bigsky_wn
some contractor better hope he had good insurance as machine will be a complete write off now.
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- hmmm operator most likely left the key in it and also didn't switch off the master power.

16 hours ago
workload
thats a drivers wet behind for a while
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18 hours ago
Cochese
Looks like a grader or front end loader, not a digger.
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- Grader no, front end loader yes!

 

13 hours ago
zenbaby
the digger part was of a previous machine in the water. Read the article again. 'it is not the first piece of machinery to wind up in the ocean off Kapiti'. 1st was a stolen digger in the surf now a loader.
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- When the story was first published at Stuff, ADAM POULOPOULOS referred to the machine as a "Digger" then when story was updated it became a "loader"!

18 hours ago
MxK
That's a grader, not a digger.
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- No no no, it's not a "grader", it's a "front end loader"! At least you got something right, it's not a digger!

 

19 hours ago
Tom B
That's a grader, not a digger
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-   :( Some visual education is needed - see below


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Posted 17 February 2017 - 09:06 AM

Some education is needed

 

Images below are borrowed from: https://pixabay.com/...eavy equipment/

 

 

This is an Excavator - commonly called/referred to as a digger

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And another excavator

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This is a front-end loader - also referred to as a loader

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and another front end loader

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This is a grader

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This is a roller

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This is a bulldozer - dozer for short

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This is a dump truck

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This is a backhoe excavator with front end loader (with 4n1 bucket on front)

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This is a forklift

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 10:00 AM

Question time for Reporters/News Media

 

Which one is a roller?

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