Extreme Long Reach Services

Equipment ArrayBlue Goose Construction is making their fleet of EXTREME reach excavators, equipped with GPS computer grade systems, available to other contractors and clients on a rental basis. These specialized machines are well suited to assist with projects that necessitate equipment capable of excavating, cutting slopes, placing material and grading to extreme limits with GPS accuracy.

The Fleet

95ft, 70ft, & 60ft. EXTREME Reach Excavators

Our fleet consists of several John Deere D Series excavators with Tier III certified power plants. The extreme boom length varies by machine, with the 850D reaching 95, the 450D with a reach of 70 ft and several 240D’s that have a reach of 60 ft. Normally, lifting capacity of long reach excavators is sacrificed for extra boom length. The Blue Goose machines however, are customized with heavy lift kits and other specialized features which add to their lifting and handling capacity.

These new generation production class excavators not only provide increased lifting capacity, they were also designed and customized to deliver a higher level of production. For example, the Blue Goose extreme reach machines can hold a 10 ft wide bucket full of fill material (about 2 cubic yards) fully extended.

Additionally, their fast hydraulics and generous drawbar pull provide the power and production needed for the special applications they were designed for.

GPS Precision & Quality Control

The customized GPS Computer Aided Grade Systems deliver a high level of precision and provide the operator with a visualization of the bucket location in relation to the work. This feature can help the operator excavate areas, like under water, where the work being performed is not visible. The cab mounted computer and display can be accessed and monitored from a laptop computer on the job site, or off site if wifi is available, which allows for quality control personnel and engineers the opportunity to observe the work being performed in real time.

The reach of the booms, up to 95 ft, coupled with the ability to grade precisely utilizing their GPS systems makes these machines a useful tool for many projects.

Working Examples

Long Reach 2Currently, some of the machines are working on a channel revetment project at a nuclear power plant in south Florida.

It’s a design build project for Underwater Engineering Inc. as General Contractor and Greenman-Pederson, Inc. as engineer.

The project consists of a 300 ft wide mile long horseshoe-shaped canal filled with 25 feet of seawater. Each embankment is 135 feet long with a 3:1 slope, two thirds of which is under water.

The embankments are being prepared to receive articulated concrete block mats. Extreme reach excavators are being used to create the desired slopes and grades by moving excess material to areas where the hydraulic dredge could access it to be pumped out and placing/compacting fill material into low areas.

Excavators working from barges and from the top of the embankment are grading to the engineers exacting specifications derived from the CAD drawings.

Dredging

DredgingThese machines are also a great complement to dredging projects that require sloping (grading of slopes), grading around structures and reaching into areas inaccessible to dredges.

Dredge heads may also be attached to the booms of these machines which would allow you to perform pin point dredging around piers and other structures where access by normal dredges is limited.

Availability

These extreme reach excavators are available on a monthly rental basis which provides other contractors and clients access to these special machines, even for smaller projects, where purchasing and availability is not an option. Because the operation of this equipment is highly specialized, a trained operator will be provided to operate the machine at the customer’s direction.

The machines can also be shipped to pre-approved destinations outside the US.

Other Services

Additionally, the Blue Goose Construction team is available for those specialized projects that require hands on solutions to complex problems. From consultation to project implementation and management, their experience in this specialized line of work can be a valuable asset to those looking for a resource to fit their special application.

Put the Blue Goose Extreme Experience to Work for You.

For additional information please call:

  • Scott Holmes (772) 473-9753 or John Allen (772) 216-9989