SES Bagger 2 -Sand Bagging Day

Caloundra SES Sandbagging Day

SES Bagger 2 - operational useThe Queensland SES

The Caloundra unit of the Queensland SES recently had all hands on deck for a sandbagging day, in preparation for the impending summer wet season.  All over Queensland the SES stock piles sand bags to to provide instant capability to assist residents to be more self-reliant and resilient during flooding events, as do more than 300 other SES Groups throughout the state. The stockpile site (like many others) spread strategically across the state provide a first line of disaster response to protect Queensland business and residences from water inundation.
SES Bagger 2 - operations

The  Bagger 2

The Bagger 2 sand bagging machine, fitted standard to a road registrable trailer that’s easily tow-able by most standard vehicles to allow it to move to wherever it might be needed, it can fill a 15kg sandbag in 5-6 seconds, producing up to 350+ bags in an hour. It’s a fully self-contained unit, with on-board generator, 1.5kW belt drive motor, digital fill timing control, air compressor, bag sealing unit and bag handling roller table.

SES Bagger 2 - Bobcat Dingo KangaIn Use

The Bagger 2 sand bagging machine works with wet sand and the 2mt hopper can be filled with sand by by a bobcat or front-end loader, or it can be supplied with an optional lifting conveyor to allow filling by smaller Dingo and Kanga mini loaders.  The use of the popular/handyman style mini machines allows more of the SES crew to fill the machine with reduced training

A major OH&S feature of all our baggers is that the operator can stand straight whilst operating the machine, reducing stress, fatigue and RSI. 20 years’ design and manufacturing experience allows us to create equipment with operator safety, comfort, structural strength and durability in mind.

Custom options include stitcher or heat sealed bag sealer, product table and timed or weighed fill for accurate metering. Manufactured in Australia for Australian conditions.

Bagger2 is a mobile semi-auto sand bagger

 

 

 

 

Landcare Grants - Regional Land Partnerships Program

Australia’s billion-dollar Landcare spend

Australia’s Federal Government plans billion-dollar spend on Landcare, but uncertainty remains with NO mention of ongoing funding for existing projects and IPA

As you  might recall Landcare was gutted in the controversial 2014 budget, losing almost $500 million in funding and facing further cuts in later years.

 landcare logoThe 2017 budget announcement of a billion-dollar investment, keeping Landcare funded at current levels out to 2023, was welcomed by the volunteer groups which have driven the network since its creation. But where is the recognition of the farmers have been integral to the program since it was created by the National Farmers Federation and Australian Conservation Foundation in 1989.

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