Monday, 23 October 2017

The pink Digga screw anchor drive

Tiah Selkrig is 'screwing' the stereotypes of gender roles in construction and proudly advertises her ‘very girly’ pink Digga screw anchor drive and matching pink excavator when on site!

Digga screw anchor drive - pink Wanting to show construction sites all over the Hunter Valley region that girls can do just as much as boys, Tiah decided she was going to raise the awareness of being a women in construction and painted her Digga drive pink to match the back of her excavator.

Tiah works for AAA Down Under offering earth moving, civil construction and foundation services to the Hunter Valley region. AAA Down Under is her Dad’s business and she explained growing up around her father using earth moving machinery inspired her to become an operator just like him. Today she operates her excavator with the Digga MD190 screw anchor drive to install screw piles and said,
“I love the Digga drive, it’s the best thing I’ve got!”
Tiah decided to custom paint her Digga MD190 screw anchor drive ‘Breast Cancer Pink’ and she explained “I have a close family friend who got through a battle with breast cancer. The idea of the pink drive was originally for her, but then it also shows it’s mine and that I’m a girl working on the site!”

Tiah has very strong feelings towards being a woman in construction and feels more women need to get involved. According to a report by the University of NSW women represent only 12% of the workforce in the Australian construction industry in 2016.
“Unless I went through my Dad’s company I don’t think many other businesses would have given me a go as an operator, because I’m female. My pink drive is a symbol that I’m a girl and that girls can do just as much as boys can. More women need to get in this kind of work because a lot of men under estimate what we can all do, it’s good fun to prove them wrong and I hope everybody loves my very girly pink drive just as much as I do!” 
For more information on being a women in construction click here.
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Sunday, 22 October 2017

Drilling expert uses Digga 2-speed auger drives.

Adrian Eagan, aka Baldy has been drilling in one form or another all his working life. Working for one of Queensland largest earthmovers L&D Earthmoving, we wanted to hear what he makes of the Digga drives he puts to work every day.  

L&D Earthmoving were established in 1954 and Baldy has been with them for the last 25 years explaining that the company service a mix of commercial and domestic customers “from backyard bobs to major infrastructures – there is virtually no where we can’t service!”

Covering all of South East Queensland working in light dusty sands and clay to solid blue metal Baldy really puts his drives through their paces.
“I run a few 4.5 or 6 tonne combos for all our everyday work and light duty drilling with the Digga PD3. Then I operate an 18 tonne excavator with a 2 speed Digga PD30.”
The Digga PD30 is an upgrade from the PD18 Baldy used to operate but he admits “after 8 years of heavy work, I finally managed to break the PD18…” 

Of course a regular service and maintenance check-up would have shown what was behind Baldy’s PD18 going bust on him and after learning his lesson with alternative brands says
“My new Digga 2-speed PD30 is awesome. It has all the power and speed I ever need. Some of the holes I drill can be 4 – 5m deep and 600mm diameter into solid blue metal and it’s handling it all with ease.”
The range of 2 speed Digga auger drives give you the flexibility to work a wider range of applications with a high speed, low torque setting for the smaller auger jobs when you need that extra RPM and a low speed, high torque for when you really need to grind out that larger diameter hole.

You can find out more information on our range of auger drives and 2 speed options on our website: www.digga.com

You can read up on the importance of a regular service and keeping a check on the oil in the motor of your drive here: Servicing your Digga drive blog post.