A change is as good as a rest…

Cloud factory tonight on an overtime cover shift,Β  a different job for me tonight, loading..

It’s 20:30 an hour and a half into the shift and this one is my fifth artic loaded. This fella is of to Dungannon.

A nice neat load, not bad considering i don’t normally drive one of these Kalmar’s.

this one has a fault, the hydraulics have delay, so every time you need to position the forks you have to pre empt the position it has to stop at. In other words, leave go of the lever before the stop point you need. It’s driving me mad and as soon as this next wagon is finished, it’s off the road.
Thats better, one of the Hyster H12.xm6 gas converted cummins engined beasty.

Better but still not great, this thing drinks gas, that little tank only lasts about four hours. Then there is the auto gearbox, first gear is not needed but this fecker is up and down like a fiddlers elbow…

Good to see a safety at work, each lift of packs has three straps and the driver puts them on before it’s lifted onto the trailer.

It’s 3:30 in the morning and iv’e been that engrossed in the loading the time has past so quickly. Hark i hear my coffee cup calling and a wee lie down, well maybe not, thats a sure fire way of sliding down the slope to the land of nod.
Bloody feck and damnation, just sat down and here’s another one, well sod it, he’s going to have to wait…

more scribbles later…TTFN…Posted from WordPress for Android