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Bobcat s250 NY
02-07-2006, 04:53 PM
Hey guys whats up... I was just sitting here bored and decided to post some pics. Tell me what you think...

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Bobcat s250 NY
02-07-2006, 04:58 PM
During / after
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hole in one lco
02-07-2006, 04:59 PM
looks good how pissed where you when you saw those cheesy pots

Bobcat s250 NY
02-07-2006, 05:01 PM
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GreenMonster
02-07-2006, 05:04 PM
Hey guys whats up... I was just sitting here bored and decided to post some pics. Tell me what you think...


I think my eyes hurt from squinting.

Can't ya make those bigger and just attach them?

Bobcat s250 NY
02-07-2006, 05:07 PM
Green Just click on em

GreenMonster
02-07-2006, 05:09 PM
Green Just click on em

ahhh, ain't you sly?:cool:

I'll check em out

GreenMonster
02-07-2006, 05:12 PM
looks like a real nightmare to mow b4!

did you re-do the driveway?

I'd lose the gnome :)

Bobcat s250 NY
02-07-2006, 05:12 PM
Few More

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Bobcat s250 NY
02-07-2006, 05:14 PM
We did Everything but the blacktop. BTW it still hasnt been paved. Waiting for the spring. My guy was dragging his feet and never got it down be4 december.

GreenMonster
02-07-2006, 05:14 PM
sorry. I'll let you finish. Looks nice so far though.

Bobcat s250 NY
02-07-2006, 05:21 PM
Here is a wood wall we did last week... Who still does wood???? This guy was just selling the house and wanted to make the back yard look better . He installed a 4 foot black chainlink on top.

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Bobcat s250 NY
02-07-2006, 05:25 PM
Here is a small walk with steps....

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Bobcat s250 NY
02-07-2006, 05:27 PM
That last walkway was a PITA.. I have never used Cambridge Pavers again. Some of the pavers were almost 3/8 " thicker than others. So messed up.:realmad:

Bobcat s250 NY
02-07-2006, 05:32 PM
Hey Green what blades do you guys use for pavers???? I had a blade that i bought from my bobcat dealer last year and it lasted sooooooooo long. It was something like sidewinder or something. I believe it was made by MQ. It was like 250- 300 bucks. The problem is that they dont have those blades this year and the person helping me this year doesnt know what they had last year... Can u recomend a good blade??? Thanks.

cedarcroft
02-07-2006, 06:06 PM
wheres that tie wall, Dix Hills?

Bobcat s250 NY
02-07-2006, 06:20 PM
The tie wall is in Smithtown

sheshovel
02-07-2006, 06:45 PM
Very nice work Bobcat thanks for posting them!

Bobcat s250 NY
02-07-2006, 10:21 PM
Has anyone else had problems with Cambridge pavers or was i just lucky??? I used to use them all the time , but 2 jobs in a row of that problem and that was it..

Also ne blade recommendations?. 14 inch wet also what blades are u using in ur cut off saws?

cgland
02-07-2006, 10:33 PM
We use blades from Diamond Blade Warehouse called "the Tornado" They are pretty good. We also use Superblades by the same Co.

Chris

Bobcat s250 NY
02-07-2006, 10:41 PM
Hey congratz on the big 800 CG.... :blob4:

neversatisfiedj
02-08-2006, 08:24 AM
Never had a problem with Cambridge

GreenMonster
02-08-2006, 08:39 AM
I've tried out lots of different blades for paver/srw work. Basically, seems like the expensive ones 200+ last forever, and the cheaper they are is proportional to their life. I usually get a few MK's at the trade show to start the year at $160 each. It's a good price for the blade, and they have good life. During the year I may phone order a few a little cheaper, or jump on a buy 2 get 1 free deal (Latux).

Your paver work looks good. I don't do much timber, but I would think you would still want to compact the backfill as you go up. Prolly weren't able to do that with all th deadmen? Did you backfill behind the wall with clean stone, or plain ol' fill?

mrusk
02-08-2006, 09:50 AM
Do a search for Joe Wizard diamond blades. Or Garden state diamond blades. I got my blades from him for 100 bucks and they are awesome. Last really long. I know alot of people that use them. They are lasting alot longer then the 2-300 dollor ones!

Bobcat s250 NY
02-08-2006, 10:09 AM
I've tried out lots of different blades for paver/srw work. Basically, seems like the expensive ones 200+ last forever, and the cheaper they are is proportional to their life. I usually get a few MK's at the trade show to start the year at $160 each. It's a good price for the blade, and they have good life. During the year I may phone order a few a little cheaper, or jump on a buy 2 get 1 free deal (Latux).

Your paver work looks good. I don't do much timber, but I would think you would still want to compact the backfill as you go up. Prolly weren't able to do that with all th deadmen? Did you backfill behind the wall with clean stone, or plain ol' fill?

Thanks for the help. As far as the timber wall it was hard to compact as u said ,. but along the bottom i put in some 4 inch perf pipe and brought it out of the wall on both sides. As for fill i used about a foot/ foot and a half of clean stone, then the rest was clean fill. Was that the right way? That was my first and only timber wall. I highly doubt i would ever build another one. Very rare around here now. The majority of my biz is replacing the timber walls that are falling down now. The huge wood walls were big thing around here 20 yrs back. (LOL when i was just a lil guy) Guess its a good thing all these 30 and 40 yr ties only lasted 20. As for the blades you use in your cut off saws, do u use cheap ones? They seem to go so fast. I bought one for like 185 last year and it was gone in one job. Found some blades on ebay for the cut off for like 45 bucks and they last just as long as the 185 dollar one... :realmad:

GreenMonster
02-08-2006, 10:21 AM
well, it's hard to say a blade will last X jobs, cuz obviously each job is different. I don't like to buy too expensive of a blade, cuz when the guys bull them into block, it seems as though it brings on premature wobble. I don't want them ruining any blade, but I'd rather lose a little life on a $150 blade than a $250 blade.

I don't do timber walls. Logic tells me the backfill should be compacted just like you would with an SRW, or you could have the same water collection, puddling, saturation, and resultant hydrostatic pressure problems. Your drain will definately help. It just hit me that I don't remember seeing any horizontal tieing of the deadmen (though I could be wrong). I think that is common too.

Bobcat s250 NY
02-08-2006, 10:29 AM
well, it's hard to say a blade will last X jobs, cuz obviously each job is different. I don't like to buy too expensive of a blade, cuz when the guys bull them into block, it seems as though it brings on premature wobble. I don't want them ruining any blade, but I'd rather lose a little life on a $150 blade than a $250 blade.

I don't do timber walls. Logic tells me the backfill should be compacted just like you would with an SRW, or you could have the same water collection, puddling, saturation, and resultant hydrostatic pressure problems. Your drain will definately help. It just hit me that I don't remember seeing any horizontal tieing of the deadmen (though I could be wrong). I think that is common too.

Each deadman had a 2 foot section at the end of em, and then what i think may have been over kill was a piece of timber that was placed b/w deadman and was nailed to the one below it. what i mean is that once one deadman is in about halfway i placed a piece of tie about 2 feet long and nailed it down. When the next deadman went in it layed directly ontop of that piece and was nailed to it as well. Everything basically became one. What do you think??????

klkanders
02-08-2006, 09:16 PM
Bobcat
Your timber wall should be fine. Thats how we did them back in the day. We just made a T with the deadman nailing the smaller of the T below the one sticking out of the wall. You do have quite a few in there but that is fine. Might have been easier to fill and cover one before doing next layer. We also used Big 10" and 12" spikes when building timber walls along with toe nailing.

Looks good and thanks for posting the pictures!

WH Lawn Care
02-11-2006, 03:44 PM
I think it looks great!!!

beck
02-13-2006, 09:45 AM
I have a question on your first set of pictures.
On the walkway how are the pavers held in place? I know when installed at ground level there is usually an edge restraint but this is not the case here since it is elevated.

btw Nice job it looks great

Bobcat s250 NY
02-15-2006, 11:02 PM
I have a question on your first set of pictures.
On the walkway how are the pavers held in place? I know when installed at ground level there is usually an edge restraint but this is not the case here since it is elevated.

btw Nice job it looks great

They are held in place by the cap stones of the mini creta wall. The cap stones are glue on top of the wall. If u look close the border isnt pavers its the capstones

kris
02-16-2006, 08:28 PM
The pics look good ... just a production note in the sodding laying pic ... why is "whoever" bringing the pieces and throwing them upside down?

Tim Wright
02-16-2006, 08:32 PM
What are you all looking at? I don't see any pix or any links.

Tim

Bobcat s250 NY
02-16-2006, 08:36 PM
The pics look good ... just a production note in the sodding laying pic ... why is "whoever" bringing the pieces and throwing them upside down?

They are not upside down they are folded in half. 1 guy one piece on each arm .. drop and go. Seems to work fine. Last job of the year we put down 9000 sq ft in just under 4 hours with 5 guys. 2 laying 3 Moving. Goes even quicker when the farms cut em in rolls. Not the big rolls , smaller rolls that measure like 6 feet x 2.5 feet.

kris
02-16-2006, 08:42 PM
Ok I see now but they are still throwing some down where you will have to move them before laying the one before it...don't worry about it..just one of my pet peeves.:)

klkanders
02-16-2006, 11:21 PM
Kris
Im following you. Been there done that more than I care to admit. The guy on his hands and knees layin the sod should only have to pull the next roll into place and keep doin that same thing. The ones bringing and dropping the sod should drop them and give it a gentle kick to unroll it so the layer just has to pull it into place.