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Dirt Digger2
11-23-2007, 05:43 PM
been in a backhoe all week hogging out dirt for this high-end client....this guys got more money then he knows what to do...i would post pictures of the house but i had to sign a confidentiality agreement...anyway the bed is 35x76' with 6 trenches running in various directions

Dirt Digger2
11-23-2007, 05:45 PM
i hate having to work in sections...hogged it all out with the backhoe then i had my labor moving it all with the loader

Dirt Digger2
11-23-2007, 05:48 PM
the walls a little sloppy...thats why i hate having to section everything off, i can never get as smooth of a wall if i have to worry about knocking dirt in on top of the stone i just placed

Dirt Digger2
11-23-2007, 05:51 PM
lots of dirt...we are backfilling tomorrow so i will get a few pictures of that process...

took a week to dig it all out, carry dirt, put 400 tons of #57's in and backfill...not to mention i have to keep pulling the truck out of the mud because it rained 3 of the 5 days and the place is still a slop hole

cat2
11-23-2007, 05:56 PM
Keep up the good work. Looking good:):cool2:

PerfectEarth
11-23-2007, 06:04 PM
I hate working in the mud-HATE IT.... Looks like some good, clean work. Nice job.

Dirt Digger2
11-23-2007, 06:10 PM
I hate working in the mud-HATE IT.... Looks like some good, clean work. Nice job.

it's not that bad...except when you have to get out of the machine HAHA

i felt bad for my labor though...he was covered, i only got dirty when i blew a hydraulic line and had to fix it:hammerhead:

bobcat_ron
11-23-2007, 09:18 PM
Sweet looking Liebherr, how's it holding up?

tallrick
11-23-2007, 09:30 PM
I am glad to see that someone is still using a track loader.

Dirt Digger2
11-23-2007, 10:37 PM
Sweet looking Liebherr, how's it holding up?

i think its a pile of junk...its very underpowered and touchy...then again it has 10,000 one owner hours on it, thats why i let him drive it...i would rather run in a nice comfortable backhoe with radio and heat then that bouncy, loud, cold loader.

Dirt Digger2
11-23-2007, 10:38 PM
I am glad to see that someone is still using a track loader.

we use a track loader a lot...we have 3 of them, anywhere from basements to driveways and loading trucks...besides for the backhoe i would say it is one of our most used pieces of equipment

Stick Pro
11-24-2007, 01:09 AM
we have a 943 and a 935c bolth with air condition and heat they are fun to opperate

Dirt Digger2
11-25-2007, 09:48 AM
all finished...its nice to be able to come back from school and be put in charge of a job whenever i come home...i am hunting tomorrow then will be back at the end of december for 3 weeks to do it again.

Dirt Digger2
11-25-2007, 09:50 AM
heres my toy

BrandonV
11-25-2007, 10:46 AM
yall might as well cut that oak down while you have the loader there

Dirt Digger2
11-25-2007, 11:15 AM
yall might as well cut that oak down while you have the loader there

yea right, i wish...the guy who is going to live there is big into trees and doesn't want any taken out. For anyone familiar with the area Longwood Gardens is doing all the plants and landscaping $$$....they came out and put orange fence around every tree on the property and they were not happy that we had to go under that oak to do the job....they do have some beautiful trees on the property though

coopers
11-26-2007, 04:33 AM
Dirtdigger,

Do you guys not have an excavator or like renting? It looks like that job might have been easier done with an excavator....?? Just curious.

Blake
WA

Dirt Digger2
11-26-2007, 06:20 AM
Dirtdigger,

Do you guys not have an excavator or like renting? It looks like that job might have been easier done with an excavator....?? Just curious.

Blake
WA

we have a 15 ton trackhoe and it would have been easier if i had it, but it was on another job tearing down a house so i used what was available.

kreft
11-26-2007, 05:06 PM
Is this your company, if not what equipment do you/they have and what do you/they do?

Dirt Digger2
11-26-2007, 07:34 PM
Is this your company, if not what equipment do you/they have and what do you/they do?

it is not my company...yet (that deal is being kept quiet between my boss and i)..we have 2 divisions; sanitation (turd pumping) and excavating. We have a 2300gallon pump truck, a 4000 gallon truck, a 7000 gallon tank trailer, lowboy trailer, big dump trailer, pete tractor, 10 wheel pete dump, 10 wheel mack dump, F800 dump, 2 tag along trailers, 2 skid steer trailers, F550 and International service trucks, 2 F250's, F150, F350 dump, 15 ton trackhoe, mini-trackhoe, 2 identical backhoes, CTL, skid steer, dozer, 3 track loaders, double drum roller, trench roller, and a mess of small tools

85% of what we do is storm water and septic drainage, then the rest is foundations, driveways, parking lots, demolition, etc...

we do residential, commercial, industrial...pretty much you name it
what we don't do is new road cuts for developments and we usually stay away from government work...that will change if i have anything to do with it but for now we are a relatively small company...i believe right now its 11 employees, including 3 girls that manage the office/answering phones/payroll, whatever they do

DBL
11-26-2007, 07:47 PM
having fun again?...........you cleaned that mess up nicely

Dirt Digger2
11-27-2007, 10:31 PM
yea man i'm always having fun...i wish i could have gone to that sale i told you about tom, they sold a lot of tractors but i had to work to make up for the day lost on thursday