Hertz’s John Deere rental fleet transforms
landfill golf course
Moline, IL— Quarry Hills
Associates in Boston, Massachusetts, had a tough job ahead of
them: reshaping what was once a landfill into a recreational mecca
with a beautiful golf course.
Located almost eight miles south
of downtown Boston and adjacent to the 7,000-acre Blue Hills Reservation
and the Boston and Quincy harbors, the 259-acre recreational complex
offered a beautiful setting and fantastic views. It also provided
plenty of challenges. Initially backfilled to depths of 10 to
60 feet, with dirt trucked onsite, it was capped with 12 inches
of Boston Blue Clay—like icing on a cake—before the
building and sculpting of fairways and greens could begin.
“It’s part of the
largest earthmoving job ever done in New England, possibly the
entire eastern seaboard,” said Walter Hannon, vice president
of Quarry Hills Associates. “We tested 13 million tons of
soil for contamination, hauled it to the site, and placed it to
backfill the landfill.”
Machines in use on the site included
John Deere 550C, 650C and 750C Crawler Dozers; 270C LC and 330C
LC Excavators; 30-ton articulated dump trucks; John Deere loaders
and 410G Backhoes.
Service was a key to winning
the Quarry Hills contract. Hertz worked together with Schmidt
Equipment, the John Deere dealer in North Oxford, Massachusetts,
to deliver service and parts.