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Prefabricated Drop-in Workshop Pit

Dandenong Council tried to build this truck service pit using conventional building techniques, but this would have taken over 6 weeks. The area for this pit was an active part of the existing workshop and stopping work for that long was not possible. Hartex Engineering designed a pre-fabricated service pit that caused just 5 days of disruption to the workshop, before the council had a full operational pit.

One of the interesting aspects of this job was that during our consultative discussions with various stakeholders of the workshop, one of the fleet supervisors expressed his dismay at how difficult it was to manoeuvre his forklifts and road sweeping machines over a conventional pit opening of 1000mm. We took this on as a challenge and designed the necked pit at the entry to the pit. The narrower pit opening in this area of the pit allows the council’s fleet of forklifts to be serviced as well.

Hartex drop in pit systems are truly custom made to your specific requirements and we are in fact the only prefabricated pit builder that is able to do this. Nobody else has the breadth of experience we do in pre-fabricated drop in pits. Our extensive project portfolio is evidence of this.  Trust our experienced engineering team to develop your custom solution. Please contact us on 1300 881 383 and have a refreshing chat to somebody who knows what you’re talking about.

Project Details

  • Prefabricated Workshop Service Pit

  • Completed 2010

Saw cut and remove the slab

Excavate the hole for the truck service pit

Remove spoil to an authorised waste transfer station

The pre-fabricated service pit arrives to the site

The service pit is craned off the truck

The pit is then maneuvered into the workshop

Concrete is poured around the pit

The existing slab is dowelled back to the new service pit

Final pour of concrete to the existing slab

Concrete pour to finished slab in progress

3 “supervisors” watching the apprentice complete concrete works

Council’s new truck service pit with the special necked entry to suit forklifts

Opposing view of top of the drop in truck service pit

An interior view of the pit just after final paint touching up. It is this attention to detail that differentiates Hartex from others.

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