In the place where I decided to build a pool near the farmhouse, was an old pond that once served as a fire pond, and dog walking for Pets geese and ducks. But as time passed: for fire protection purposes now have running water, and the house became a cottage and birds do not hold here. Yes, and the pond gradually silted up and overgrown.
For the start of construction of the pool needed to drain and clean the bowl of the pond. To pump the water out of her large work is not made up, but to scrape up bottom mud — was a work difficult, or rather difficult. For heavy (productive) equipment access to the drained pond was impossible, because he was among perennial fruit trees, a hack who did not want to, and the home buildings are located nearby.
The other technology, but to take out the sludge (which has already become a sapropel) in a wheelbarrow with leak-proof body on an inclined ramp at the time, not invented, and performed all work exactly this way. As the body on the truck adapted ordinary stamped steel trough, and the ramp was 6 meter long steel rolling channel number 50. The sludge is transported to the garden-vegetable garden and used as fertiliser.
The pictures on the bottom of the pit visible mini-tractor (the article was published in the Modeler-designer No. 8 for 2007). This tractor-trailer carried out the procurement of basic construction materials such as tires, stones, sand, very far for them to travel was not necessary. But in the pit it was not as a means of mechanization of heavy and laborious work, and by the rash of randomness: the tractor was located on the Bank of the drained pond when heavy rain started and soaked the ground it slid to the bottom (well, not fell on its side and not upside down). So in the end to work on cleaning the bowl of the pond from sludge and added more work to lift the tractor up, which was performed using manual winches specially arranged for this ramp.