Installing a communication cable on top of Kahuranaki is certainly not something we do every month!
Not only do we use our specialised Mole Ploughing Equipment for installing pipe, but also communication cables.
We were recently involved in a communication project which included digging 3 foundations for communication towers, and installing 2500m of ducting.
The versatility of the Ditch Witch RT80 made it simple to overcame the rugged terrain. Being able to climb steep slopes and dodge massive boulders, made the job quick and efficient.
Although we got the job done quickly, this didn't mean we drop the standard on ground disturbance! As seen on the picture above, this highly skilled machine slices through the ground with ease leaving very minimal scars.
Here's what the customer said;
"Aqualine have done a great job laying 2.5kms of fiber optic ducting for Taylor Broadband as part of the government RBI2 rural broadband initiative. We were impressed with the speed and expertise that was provided by Vern and his team. The fiber was laid on Mt Kahuranaki which is probably one of the most difficult types of terrain, we have encountered with limestone rocks and steep inclines. Aqualine was able to plow the duct into place like a knife into butter with 2.5kms completed in 2 days. Best of all, the surface impact was surprisingly minimal. We were very impressed with the finished work and will be using Aqualine again for our next challenge."