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04-07-2007, 02:42 PM
I took a few shot of the great digging tha we have to deal with :laugh: This is at Clinton CC on Clinton Ct. All we have left is 3 holes , the worse 3. Last year I was getting in 21 heads a day, triple row lats. now were lucky to get 2 in , in a day.




04-07-2007, 03:12 PM
GOOD G*D, Thats one of those jobs you think you under bid and have a mess on your hands!!!!!

04-07-2007, 09:41 PM
Looks like you ran into an old landfill or maybe a mine field. :)

04-07-2007, 10:06 PM
I had an interesting afternoon pulling pipe for an addition, through a lumpy side yard, with a walk-behind, and barely got out alive. Later on, a neighbor, watching me finish tying it all together, told me that the side yard once had a building on it, which had been knocked down, and spread around with a dozer, and some fill thrown over it. He also volunteered that the original full-size plow working the side yard broke down trying to get through the rubble, which made my aching legs feel a bit better.

04-07-2007, 10:10 PM
We used to have some district property that was right next to a city park. It was originally bought for a school site but then was determined to be too small so it was sold off to developers. We used one corner of it to dump asphalt and concrete for years. Every once in awhile I go by the park for break and look at the two houses nearest that corner and chuckle... lot of bare areas in their yards that they just can't seem to get under control.

04-07-2007, 10:25 PM
I did one estimate, in a small development, where the homeowner said that the neighbors had some trouble with sprinkler installations, which seemed odd, because the soil in the area shouldn't have made for hard plowing. I did look around, and saw one recent install that looked like it was trenched instead of plowed. I went back to measuring my estimate, and started probing the soil with a long screwdriver. All of a sudden, I realized the development was on the land on which an old elementary school had been located, and that the builder hadn't bothered to remove all the blacktop that surrounded the old school.

04-07-2007, 10:31 PM
Quite common on schools Boots. Easier to cover things over than totally removing. Try being on a trencher sometime and hitting old concrete that used to hold up a basketball stanchion. :)

Garbage left in the ground often attributes to shallow root systems and then they wonder why there's patchy areas? :laugh:

04-08-2007, 02:01 PM
Here's a short video of me pulling http://s25.photobucket.com/albums/c55/KartAnimal29/?action=view&current=100_0217.flv