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BULK NATURAL GYPSUM – SOIL AMENDMENT – New South Wales, Pacific Highway Upgrade

BULK NATURAL GYPSUM – SOIL AMENDMENT – New South Wales, Pacific Highway Upgrade

Voight Contracting currently delivers Bulk Natural Gypsum to various sites in New South Wales, and including the Pacific Highway Upgrade.

Recent sites include:

• Tyndale
• Halfway Creek
• Woodburn

We not only supply Gypsum, but we also supply the staff and equipment that can deliver, spread, incorporate (mix) the Gypsum into the soil’s surface. This is also known as soil amendment works.

Quality, safety and efficiency are our major focus.

Voight Contracting can also supply other materials for your project such as Bulk Agricultural Lime, Dolomite, Bentonite and any other special soil additives that you may require in bulk such as soil conditioners and fertilisers.

Contact Voight Contracting / Country Roads Ag-Hire – Yatala, Queensland
Brendon Malanaphy    Mob:  0412 769 841
Stephen Voight 0419 009 867
Head Office 07 3801 8229
Email:  info@voightgroup.com.au

BULK AGRICULTURAL LIME– SOIL AMENDMENT – New South Wales, Pacific Highway Upgrade

BULK AGRICULTURAL LIME– SOIL AMENDMENT – New South Wales, Pacific Highway Upgrade

Voight Contracting currently delivers Bulk Agricultural Lime (Ag Lime) to various sites in New South Wales, and including the Pacific Highway Upgrade.

Recent sites include:

• Tyndale
• Halfway Creek
• Woodburn

 

 

 

We not only supply Ag-Lime, but we also supply the staff and equipment that can deliver, spread, incorporate (mix) the Ag Lime into the soil’s surface. This is also known as soil amendment works.

Quality, safety and efficiency are our major focus.

Voight Contracting can also supply other materials for your project such as Bulk Natural Gypsum, Dolomite, Bentonite and any other special soil additives that you may require in bulk such as soil conditioners and fertilisers.

Contact Voight Contracting / Country Roads Ag-Hire – Yatala, Queensland
Steve Voight Mob: 0412 769 841 or 07 3801 8229
Head Office: Telephone 07 3801 8229
Email: info@voightgroup.com.au

Acid Sulphate Soil Treatment, Queensland

Acid Sulphate Soil Treatment, Queensland

What is Acid Sulphate Soil?

Acid sulfate soils (ASS) occur naturally over extensive areas of low-lying coastal land, and may be found close to the natural ground surface but may also be buried at depth in the soil profile.

Acid sulfate soils (ASS) are coastal and near-coastal soils, sediments or other materials containing iron sulfides. They are environmentally benign when left undisturbed, but when exposed to oxygen the iron sulfides break down, releasing sulfuric acid and soluble iron. Both substances have considerable ability to degrade the natural and built environment, and the acid may additionally mobilise other pollutants (e.g. aluminium, lead, zinc) if present in the soil.

Parts of central Queensland also contain ASS at sites such as bottom sediments in drains, dams, constructed and natural waterways, swamps and billabongs, periodically stagnant creeks and places with perched watertables.

How is Acid Sulphate Soil Managed?

As stated in the Queensland Acid Sulfate Soil Technical Manual: Soil Management Guidelines, where disturbance of ASS is unavoidable, preferred management strategies include neutralisation.

Neutralisation of ASS involves the thorough mixing of suitable alkaline materials into the soil. The amount of neutralising agent added must be sufficient to neutralise all existing acidity that may be present and all potential acidity that could be generated from complete oxidation of the sulfides over time.

The materials required for neutralisation and the rates at which application is required are determined by soil testing specialists, and upon their recommendation, a number of processing options are available for carrying out neutralisation.

Voight Contracting provide bulk haulage services to transport various neutralising materials to the treatment site. Our fleet of tipper trucks (with dog trailers) are modern, safety-compliant, and well-maintained. In particular, Voight Contracting take extra care to ensure our trucks and the loads of materials being carted are clean, hygienic and loads are free of contaminants. Live GPS monitoring of our trucks ensures we can make deliveries to your project on time.

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What is Agriculture Lime (Ag-Lime)?

Agricultural Lime (Ag-Lime) is a neutralising agent used to treat acidic soils. By composition, high quality aglime may be 98% calcium carbonate (CaCO3) and hence has a neutralising value of 98%. Ag-Lime is mildly soluble in pure water, with a pH of ~8.3; application rates will depend on the purity and fineness of the product.

Why not give Steve Voight a call on 0419 009 867 to discuss the options Voight Contracting can provide in the delivery and treatment of Acid Sulphate Soils.

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How is Ag-Lime applied to treat soil?

Not only can Voight Contracting deliver Ag-Lime (and other materials, such as Gypsum, Bentonite and Dolomite) to your site, Voight Contracting also specialise in the treatment of Acid Sulphate Soils.

Once Ag-lime has been delivered to your site, specialist contractors are required because of the specialist equipment needed to spread and incorporate these large quantities over (spreading) and through (incorporation) the soil’s surface.

Voight Contracting provide heavy-duty tractors with spreaders (and offset disc ploughs) to spread and incorporate the lime into the soil’s surface. Spreading Ag-lime allows the lime to leach into the soil’s surface more slowly over-time (for example, with subsequent rainfall).

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However, as Ag-Lime is relatively insoluble, for maximum benefit, spreading and incorporation of the soil helps to ameliorate and enrich the soil’s sub-surface, assisting the Ag-Lime to dissolve more quickly and improving and neutralising the soil’s condition. All of our tractor operators have many years’ experience in the treatment of soils and undergo training to ensure they work with your site’s safety at the forefront of our on-site operations.

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Who do I call to find out more about Supply, Delivery, Spreading and Incorporation of Agricultural Lime?

Need more information on how to treat Acid Sulphate Soils, or the benefits of applying Ag-Lime to your soil? 

Call Steve Voight, Managing Director at Voight Contracting directly on 0419 009 867, or call the Voight Contracting office on 07 3801 8229 (email info@voightgroup.com.au).

References:
https://publications.qld.gov.au/storage/f/2014-09-01T07%3A37%3A45.276Z/queensland-ass-management-guideline-2014.pdf
http://www.ccmaknowledgebase.vic.gov.au/brown_book/22_Lime.htm

Aglime Sunshine Coast

Aglime Sunshine Coast

Why Aglime Sunshine Coast? Construction in Australia means checking for Acid Sulphate Soils. The acidic properties of this type of soil can cause future toxicity runoff problems potentially harmful to surrounding land and waterways, drainage areas and even sewage. If the land you intend to build up or on has tested positive for Acid Sulphate Soil, Voight Contracting and Country Roads AG-Hire (with more than 20 years local experience) is the place to call for neutralising solutions.

When to use Aglime? Sunshine Coast soil analysis specialists test all soil on proposed building sites in the planning stages of Queensland construction. Their results will determine if you have Acid Sulphate Soils, the depth of the soil affected and which kinds and the specific type of Aglime (agricultural limestone) mixture will be required to neutralise it. That’s when you call Voight Contracting and Country Roads AG-Hire and we will do the rest.

The experts at Voight Contracting and Country Roads AG-Hire will work with your experts to create and execute a proper plan to neutralise the iron sulphides in the soil of your building site to prevent exposure to air (caused by ground disturbance from construction and rain runoff) which is when they become a toxic hazard to the environment. Aglime treatments of Sunshine Coast soils quickly raise the amounts of calcium and magnesium in the soil which then nullifies the iron sulphide content, making the ground more usable and environmentally friendly.

Without treatment, ground disturbances and water runoff would release harmful components like iron sulphides, causing an acid raid effect highly disruptive to our natural ecology. Blue green algae is the most common result of Acid Sulphates soil runoff, ruining recreational waterways, sewage and drainage systems, rocking our aquatic communities and hampering our much-needed agriculture.

Aglime treatments on the Sunshine Coast provide a positive outcome on an otherwise potentially negative impact and Voight Contracting and Country Roads AG-Hire has over 20 years experience in solving this problem head-on. If you need Aglime – you need Voight!

BULK NATURAL GYPSUM (QLD) QUEENSLAND

Voight Contracting / Country Roads Ag Hire currently supplies and delivers to many sites on the APLNG Gas Projects (Western Queensland) with Bulk Natural Crushed Gypsum.

Sites include:

• Roma
• Chinchilla
• Condabri
• Reedy Creek
• Darling Downs
• Miles

We also provide services with Heavy Duty 4WD Tractors, Bulk Bin Spreaders and Incorporation, Mixing and Amelioration.

We are safety compliant and have appropriate safety systems for each task. Trained and dedicated staff.

Contact Voight Contracting / Country Roads Ag-Hire – Yatala, Queensland
Steve Voight Mob: 0412 769 841 or 07 3801 8229

MECHANICAL SEED DRILLING (GRASS SEEDING AND FERTILISING)

MECHANICAL SEED DRILLING (GRASS SEEDING AND FERTILISING)

Voight Contracting / Country Roads Ag-Hire undertake grass seeding and fertilising predominantly for Civil Construction and Landscaping clients. We have performed seed drilling for major infrastructure projects, multi-national firms and the private sector.

Blends of grass and fertilisers can be administered per site specifications, however we can also provide valuable advice as to which blends we recommend, giving consideration to the site and soil conditions to ensure you obtain the maximum coverage and germination success rates.

Voight Contracting / Country Roads Ag-Hire has a modern fleet, including equipment to provide grass slashing services, along with stick and stone raking. Contact our friendly team for a quote.

Contact Voight Contracting / Country Roads Ag-Hire – Yatala, Queensland
Steve Voight Mob: 0412 769 841 or 07 3801 8229

BULK HAULAGE

BULK HAULAGE

Providing bulk haulage services to clients in the civil and agricultural industries, Voight Contracting / Country Roads Ag-Hire has a well-maintained and modern fleet of trucks and equipment. The hygiene of your product is important to us. Our vehicles are cleaned under high-pressure before arriving on site, ensuring trailer bins are cleaned thoroughly and risk of cross-contamination is eliminated.

Voight Contracting is Fatigue Management and MASS Management accredited, with comprehensive workplace health, safety, training and quality systems in place to ensure driver safety, and the safe delivery of your materials.

Features and advantages Voight Contracting / Country Roads Ag-hire can offer are:
• Modern and well-presented fleet
• Reliable service
• Full Rollover Tarping Systems
• Double Locking Tailgates
• Comprehensive Goods in Transit insurance, along with additional insurance for loading and unloading of goods.
• Professional and consistent, fully inducted, well presented, experienced drivers
• Professional service every time
• Tailored service to suit individual needs
• OH&S Compliant

No job is too big or too small! Contact us to discuss your requirements and for a quote:

Contact Voight Contracting / Country Roads Ag-Hire – Yatala, Queensland
Steve Voight Mob: 0412 769 841 or 07 3801 8229

Grass Seeding and Fertilising

Grass Seeding and Fertilising

Voight Contracting / Country Roads Ag-Hire undertakes mechanical Grass Seeding & Fertilising predominantly for Civil and Landscaping firms, where various types of Grass & Fertilisers are applied per site specifications. We can also provide recommendations on blends giving consideration to site and soil conditions to ensure maximum coverage and success rates. Continue reading

BULK HAULAGE – FLEET OF TRUCK & DOG AND SEMI TIPPERS

BULK HAULAGE – FLEET OF TRUCK & DOG AND SEMI TIPPERS

Providing bulk haulage services to clients in the civil and agricultural industries, Voight Contracting / Country Roads Ag-Hire has a well-maintained and modern fleet of trucks and equipment. The hygiene of your product is important to us. Our vehicles are cleaned under high-pressure before arriving on site, ensuring trailer bins are cleaned thoroughly and risk of cross-contamination is eliminated.

Voight Contracting is Fatigue Management and MASS Management accredited, with comprehensive workplace health, safety, training and quality systems in place to ensure driver safety, and the safe delivery of your materials.

Features and advantages Voight Contracting / Country Roads Ag-hire can offer are:
• Modern and well-presented fleet
• Reliable service
• Full Rollover Tarping Systems
• Double Locking Tailgates
• Comprehensive Goods in Transit insurance, along with additional insurance for loading and unloading of goods.
• Professional and consistent, fully inducted, well presented, experienced drivers
• Professional service every time
• Tailored service to suit individual needs
• OH&S Compliant

No job is too big or too small! Contact us to discuss your requirements and for a quote:

Contact Voight Contracting / Country Roads Ag-Hire – Yatala, Queensland
Steve Voight Mob: 0412 769 841 or 07 3801 8229