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Dirtman2007
08-09-2008, 09:17 PM
Might as well join the bandwagon and post some pictures of what I do all day.

Started this job and have been working there off and on for the last 3 weeks building a 14,000Sq ft horse arena, barn pad (30'x48') build a 1/2 acre pond, grade and clear about 4 acres of pasture, and several other things.

First off we bought a brand new dozer for this job!

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/004-19.jpg

Grading for the arena
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/002-24.jpg
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/013-8.jpg
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/002-26.jpg

clearing and buring
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/001-25.jpg
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/004-22.jpg
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/005-25.jpg
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/006-23.jpg

King of the dirt pile:usflag:
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/002-27.jpg
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/008-12.jpg

graded the back yard
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/007-15.jpg
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/008-12.jpg

Finished covering the Arena in the black fabric
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/001-26.jpg

Hauling in the screenings
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/003-26.jpg
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/005-26.jpg
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/007-16.jpg
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/008-13.jpg

Loading and hauling dirt up to the barn site
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/009-13.jpg
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/011-13.jpg
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/012-11.jpg
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/001-27.jpg


Screenings all graded, 6x6's are laid down around the edges
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/004-24.jpg


Dusty!
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/002-30.jpg
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/003-28.jpg


Rolling
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/001-29.jpg

First load of sand
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/003-29.jpg

More sand
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/005-27.jpg
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/006-25.jpg
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/007-17.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/009-14.jpg

All done!

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/003-30.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/014-6.jpg
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/015-4.jpg

Started on the pond.

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/002-32.jpg
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/001-31.jpg
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http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/007-20.jpg
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/006-28.jpg


Digging for the overflow pipe
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/001-33.jpg

Your's truely takin it easy!:drinkup:
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/002-35.jpg

pushing on the water tight conector
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/003-32.jpg
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/004-27.jpg
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/005-31.jpg
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/006-29.jpg
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/007-21.jpg
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/008-17.jpg


Did I take too many pictures:dizzy:

here's a video of me loading the truck
http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=YCbrK4zIF8o

Here's a couple of the new dozer
http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=Q6Py52DHUSA
http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=Ke6KrcYT_Cw

bobcat_ron
08-09-2008, 09:30 PM
I think you're catching up to me on being a picture slut there, Chris.
Doing that arena with the fines is exactly how we do it too, build it thick and high in the center and plow it down with the dozer and skid steer.
Nice work (and pics) as always!

Junior M
08-09-2008, 09:30 PM
nice work!!!!!!! can i come work for you?

haha i have worked all summer with me and two other guys on 7/10's of an acre... we started on the drainage in the beginning of june and did all the dirt work from there on. now we only have a kubota tractor, cat mini ex, cat backhoe and we still cant get any freakn headway. we are making beds for the landscaping this week becuz the boss man is so freakn slow!! and makes me and the other guy do hand work becuz he doesnt feel like doin it with a machine.. i know i could do it with a machine but he wont freakn let me run anything since i showed him up digging grade on the mini ex. sorry just really aggravated becuz i wasted my summer with him...... ok i feel better.. just had to get if off my chest

Dirtman2007
08-09-2008, 09:45 PM
I think you're catching up to me on being a picture slut there, Chris.
Doing that arena with the fines is exactly how we do it too, build it thick and high in the center and plow it down with the dozer and skid steer.
Nice work (and pics) as always!

Yeah I spread about 75% of the fines with the dozer, I was spreading and got a little carried away and ripped up about 8' of fabric that was under the screenings with the blade:hammerhead: took me about 20 minutes with a shovel to get it back to were it needed to be. Used the tak from then to finish spreading.

If you want I can keep posting away with pictures, I only have about another 500 or so that I took of everything I did this summer:dizzy:

KrayzKajun
08-09-2008, 10:03 PM
nice pics!!!!!!!

Guzman Properties
08-09-2008, 10:10 PM
GREAT JOB!!! Thanks for the detailer pictures!! Now just take an aerial one for me LOL!!

CALandscapes
08-09-2008, 10:35 PM
I'm loving the lineup of the komatsu, takeuchi, and volvo...

Work looks good, brother.

P.Services
08-09-2008, 10:40 PM
hey man dont burn that tire!! not good for the ozone

Dirtman2007
08-09-2008, 10:50 PM
hey man dont burn that tire!! not good for the ozone

What tire? That's the new round starter log!

I try to throw them to the side, but everynow and then it seems that one somehow gets in the pile, usually when the sky starts turning black. then it's time to pile some wet brush on top so it don't smoke so bad!

P.Services
08-09-2008, 10:52 PM
What tire? That's the new round starter log!

I try to throw them to the side, but everynow and then it seems that one somehow gets in the pile, usually when the sky starts turning black. then it's time to pile some wet brush on top so it don't smoke so bad!

haha we save then to toss in after the sun goes down!!

shoot it even looks brand new like it still has the sticker on it!! put it on your ride

RockSet N' Grade
08-09-2008, 10:58 PM
Dirtman....I ran a little Dozer like that about 3 months ago, fresh off the new iron lot. It was real tight and sticky until the new paint got worn off the sprockets and rollers. Great visability and comfortable machine to run.

Dirtman2007
08-09-2008, 11:02 PM
haha we save then to toss in after the sun goes down!!

shoot it even looks brand new like it still has the sticker on it!! put it on your ride


Can't it's already been incinerated, whoops

Dirtman2007
08-09-2008, 11:06 PM
Here's some pictures of a quick 2 day job I did last week.

dig and install 300' of 15" drain pipe and set 3 concrete basins.


http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/001-32.jpg
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/002-34.jpg
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/003-31.jpg
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/004-26.jpg
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/005-29.jpg
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/006-27.jpg
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/007-19.jpg

all done
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/008-15.jpg

bobcatuser
08-09-2008, 11:12 PM
That homeowner will end up with quite the yard, Iím glad I donít have to cut all the grass.

You guys must keep busy with that combination of equipment. Do you have dump trucks or just hire them?

Dirtman2007
08-09-2008, 11:12 PM
Here's one form a couple weeks ago, clear for a house site, demo an old building, dig a hole in the back of the lot to bury all the concrete and block, then dig a basement.

Video of the demo
http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=wJ8iExUBaUI

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/001-23.jpg
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/003-22.jpg

Loading up some logs
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/004-20.jpg
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/005-23.jpg

skid steer digging a hole to bury the concrete
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/006-21.jpg
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/009-12.jpg
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/001-24.jpg
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/002-25.jpg
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/003-23.jpg
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/004-21.jpg

here's where the hole was
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/005-24.jpg
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/006-22.jpg

P.Services
08-09-2008, 11:14 PM
are those t800's yours?

Dirtman2007
08-09-2008, 11:28 PM
are those t800's yours?

no, A friend of ours owns 5 of them. one tractor, 3 quads and a tandem

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/002-11.jpg
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/002-6.jpg
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/001-5.jpg
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/Picture142.jpg
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/Picture114.jpg

Gravel Rat
08-10-2008, 04:31 AM
Can't burn tires here anymore get caught you can loose your business license its bad news. Diesel fuel and a gas powered leaf blower works good to get a fire going. If the enviromental inspector gets a report that you were burning and somebody smelled tires they will come and look for the steel rings. Same with burning used 5 gallon oil buckets they look for the metal handles. Used hydraulic oil burns hotter than h*ll.

Junior M
08-10-2008, 07:57 AM
Yeah I spread about 75% of the fines with the dozer, I was spreading and got a little carried away and ripped up about 8' of fabric that was under the screenings with the blade:hammerhead: took me about 20 minutes with a shovel to get it back to were it needed to be. Used the tak from then to finish spreading.

If you want I can keep posting away with pictures, I only have about another 500 or so that I took of everything I did this summer:dizzy:
post away!!!!!!!!

dozerman21
08-10-2008, 08:44 AM
Nice detailed pics Dirtman, and the work looks great. I really like the arena pics. Those Kenworths are sweet!

How deep was that pond, and did you dig it with the Volvo and grade it down with the dozer, or did the dozer hog some of the bulk out too?

coopers
08-10-2008, 04:32 PM
Yeah great pics! They're bigger on here than at HEF too which I like. Keep posing them when you can....I think myself and everyone else can say that lots of pics of jobs are fun to look at!

Dirtman2007
08-10-2008, 05:38 PM
more pictures as requested.

did this job about a month ago, clearing for a pond. We had to pull off this job to do the arean project but start back out here on monday.
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/006-17.jpg
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http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/013-5.jpg
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/012-7.jpg

Started burning
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/001-19.jpg
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/003-18.jpg
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/013-7.jpg
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/008-10.jpg
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/007-13.jpg
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/006-19.jpg


After these pictures were taken, probably 20 minutes later the deere's 160 turntable caught on fire and burnt the machine up pretty good, the operator and I both damn near had heart attacks trying to put the flames out with 5 gallon buckets

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/009-10.jpg
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/011-10.jpg
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/012-8.jpg
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/010-10.jpg
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/014-4.jpg

machine was written off as a total loss, over $90,000 in damages form what the dealer said:dizzy:

Lazer_Z
08-10-2008, 07:00 PM
Chris, Seeing those pics again reminded me to ask you how your buddy made out, now I see it was a total loss. Is he in the process of getting another one?

Dirtman2007
08-10-2008, 07:26 PM
Chris, Seeing those pics again reminded me to ask you how your buddy made out, now I see it was a total loss. Is he in the process of getting another one?

No, not at this time. With his work being so slow now he does nit want to buy a new machine and only work it a week a month and let it sit the rest. The jobs he does get he passes them on to us and we work out a way were both of us can make money. Say we do the clearing and he does the hauling.

Lazer_Z
08-10-2008, 07:34 PM
Sounds like a good deal then if both of you are making money.

Gravel Rat
08-10-2008, 08:27 PM
How did the Deere catch fire did some sparks from the burn pile get into the machine ?

The machine doesn't look that old either :cry:

Fire is pretty destructive I can see why the dealer said the machine was a write off.

bobcat_ron
08-10-2008, 08:29 PM
Typical dealerships now, they'd rather sell you a new machine than repair a new one!!

Dirtman2007
08-10-2008, 08:41 PM
How did the Deere catch fire did some sparks from the burn pile get into the machine ?

The machine doesn't look that old either :cry:

Fire is pretty destructive I can see why the dealer said the machine was a write off.

It was a 2004 model with around 2000 hours on it. I would say that some sparks got into the trash that collects in the turntable and set it on fire. But we told the insurance company that a hose blew and sprayed fluid on the turbo/ exaust causing the fire. After we got the flames out we had to quickly disconnect the batteries as all the burnt wires were doing some seroius arcing next to some leaking hydro fluid

yeah it was nasty, I heard he had a time with the insurance company, they wanted to repair the machine, which was said to take 3 months??? and the bill came out to be $77,000, but he managed to get them to bump it up to a total write off/ loss of the machine.


He took good care of his equipment, weekly washes, machine was even waxed a couple times a year. Hell my equipment only gets washed when it rains!

Dirt Digger2
08-10-2008, 08:47 PM
haha you better be careful what you write on here bud.....a lot more people look at this website then you might think

bobcat_ron
08-10-2008, 08:49 PM
It's been awhile since that fire happened, so it's all water under the burned bridge.

Dirtman2007
08-10-2008, 09:11 PM
haha you better be careful what you write on here bud.....a lot more people look at this website then you might think

Well, there was fluid spraying on the trubo after hoses started to bust...

YellowDogSVC
08-10-2008, 09:46 PM
It's been awhile since that fire happened, so it's all water under the burned bridge.

There's a long statute of limitations (probably) for insurance fraud if someone wanted to pursue it. Insurance companies will do anything to not pay. My insurance specifically had wording that disallowed claims for me if I was burning or helping to burn a brush pile. Yikes. That's a lot of damage!

ccstrebe
08-11-2008, 09:39 AM
Here are a couple from three years ago. Fluids were dripping all over until we could get it back on four wheels.

Rolled it over, checked the fluids, it started right up, went back to work.

bobcat_ron
08-11-2008, 11:34 AM
That was at a sporting event?

ccstrebe
08-11-2008, 11:55 AM
That was at a sporting event?

I own a motocross track. All I need is my CLT, my laser grader and a couple of custom attatchments that I built and I can groom that track to perfection in two to three hours.

I got pictures of the track at www.happytrack.com if you want to check it out.

bobcat_ron
08-11-2008, 01:08 PM
I own a motocross track. All I need is my CLT, my laser grader and a couple of custom attatchments that I built and I can groom that track to perfection in two to three hours.

I got pictures of the track at www.happytrack.com if you want to check it out.


Now that is a hell of a track, and nice looking dirt, I can really see the 297C shining in that track, and the bogies will really easy the transitions over the table tops and moguls.

If I ever have to go to Arizona, I'm packing up my nitro R/C's and looking you up, that's one track I wanna raid.

ccstrebe
08-11-2008, 02:17 PM
Thanks. The biggest reason for going to the 297c is the sealed cab along with it's comfort, but the next reason, and it is a very, very close second, is the suspended u/c.

That's exactly what I'm looking for is a smoother transition going from the flat ground to and over an obstacle. For my needs, after all my research, the 297c is going to be the ultimate machine.

YellowDogSVC
08-11-2008, 02:30 PM
I hope that cab is sealed up with that fine sand and dust... My CAT was awful and the AC failed. Hopefully they have the newer C series machines fixed. They are very comfortable to work in all day. Can't beat the air ride seat. Makes my Bobcat seat seem like a rock.

bobcat_ron
08-11-2008, 02:33 PM
I hope that cab is sealed up with that fine sand and dust... My CAT was awful and the AC failed. Hopefully they have the newer C series machines fixed. They are very comfortable to work in all day. Can't beat the air ride seat. Makes my Bobcat seat seem like a rock.

Bring a donut cushion, that's all I'm gong to say.

Dirtman2007
08-26-2008, 04:47 PM
Still playin in the dirt... and mud!

These are from a pond we started a couple months ago, other job that we had lined up had to put this one on the back burner but we came back a knocked it out

Diggign the pond
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/002-37.jpg
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/003-33.jpg

Pretty tall dam
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/001-36.jpg
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/002-41.jpg
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/003-38.jpg

Packing for the drain pipe
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/th_002-38.jpg (http://s228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/?action=view&current=002-38.flv)

all done

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/001-41.jpg



Then it was a mad dash to the shop to unload the jobsite tank
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/006-30.jpg

time to go 4 wheelin!
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/007-22.jpg

Dirtman2007
08-26-2008, 04:55 PM
Dredging another pond out
Check out the video
http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=2zhfaRcFz-Y

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/002-39.jpg
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/001-38.jpg

Cleared the dam off with the mini
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/003-35.jpg
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/005-32.jpg

Then we dredged out the neighbors side

Before
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/001-39.jpg

After
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/002-40.jpg
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/003-36.jpg
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/005-33.jpg

Trying to wiggle the excavator across the dam to get to the other side to do more work for another neighbor
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/007-23.jpg


Digging out a little silt hole
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/001-40.jpg
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/003-37.jpg
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http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/005-34.jpg
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/006-32.jpg

Dirtman2007
08-26-2008, 05:12 PM
Here's a job from the begining of this year.

Owner wanted to dig a hole where a spring was located and then tie it into the existing pond in hopes that it would help keep the large pond full.

Before
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/Picture160.jpg
Digging the hole
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/Picture191.jpg

compare the hole to the people standing on the bank and you can see how deep this thing is!
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/Picture193.jpg

Sucks looking out the bottom window!
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/Picture196.jpg

So how do you fill up a big hole to just dug???

Well you dig a trench over the the other pond and let-er- rip.
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/Picture199.jpg
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/Picture198.jpg
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/Picture185.jpg
All done
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/Picture213.jpg

Dirtman2007
08-26-2008, 05:19 PM
Few random pictures from throughout the year

Little camp fire
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/camera1111.jpg
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Dirt Digger2
08-26-2008, 05:30 PM
Chris i am not so sure i understand the reason for digging that big of a hole...if the water table only came up to where it was in the hole then how will that water get into your pond?

Dirtman2007
08-26-2008, 05:55 PM
Once again I forget to include some important information. Hard to tell in the picture but in the last one where I have everything graded you can see the top of a 15" pipe that we have buried in the ground between the two ponds. Line it up with the 55 gallon drum in the pond and its right below that.

The plan was for the spring to fill up the hole, then the water would flow through the pipe and into the larger pind which would help keep it full. When we dung where the spring was we had a water rate of about 15- 20 gallons a minute, not enough to keep the pond full on a hot summer day as you loose a 1/2" per acre a day due to evaporation, but enough to keep it from going dry.

bobcat_ron
08-26-2008, 06:17 PM
You are so blessed you aren't dong thet type of work here in my 'hood, you would be sharing a jail cell with some dude name "Speedy", the Department of Fisheries and Oceans would nail your balls to the wall.

I love those pics.

Dirtman2007
08-26-2008, 06:53 PM
You are so blessed you aren't dong thet type of work here in my 'hood, you would be sharing a jail cell with some dude name "Speedy", the Department of Fisheries and Oceans would nail your balls to the wall.

I love those pics.


Why??

With all of our work being done in ponds it's considered to be contained. Meaning that the pond it's self will act as a silt pond keeping all the muddy water from returning to a stream. By time the pond fills back up the silt will have settled out and the water will be nice and clear.

now if you start digging in a creek that flow into the lakes we pull drinking water from, you will get a nice arial photo of your jobsite and a visit from some state guys in little white trucks with clip boards!

sunray237
08-26-2008, 07:15 PM
Great pictures, thank's for sharing.
I've gotten my T-190 stuck a couple of times and was sweating bullets over it, what does it feel like to take that equipment out in all that mud on purpose?
Have you ever got it so stuck you needed more equipment for the recovery.

Junior M
08-26-2008, 07:25 PM
wow!! thats alot of mud!! I cant believe the tak got through that much mud!!

Dirtman2007
08-26-2008, 07:32 PM
Great pictures, thank's for sharing.
I've gotten my T-190 stuck a couple of times and was sweating bullets over it, what does it feel like to take that equipment out in all that mud on purpose?
Have you ever got it so stuck you needed more equipment for the recovery.

Oh yes...

I don't think twice about getting the small stuff stuck, it happens when you try to do this crap with it. I buried the skid steer way too many times and will probably do it again, we've always have something bigger to get it out.

I've never stuck the big excavators. I know when to stop I guess, mud running in the door is usually a good sign. My grandpa did stick the volvo oneday, mud was 12" deep in teh cab and about 12" below the fuel cap on the other side! took another excavator to dig it out, busted out the bottom windsheild too.


Here's my handy work with the tak...

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bobcat_ron
08-26-2008, 08:31 PM
Why??

With all of our work being done in ponds it's considered to be contained. Meaning that the pond it's self will act as a silt pond keeping all the muddy water from returning to a stream. By time the pond fills back up the silt will have settled out and the water will be nice and clear.

now if you start digging in a creek that flow into the lakes we pull drinking water from, you will get a nice arial photo of your jobsite and a visit from some state guys in little white trucks with clip boards!


Backyard fish ponds are even considered Fisheries territory, they have layed claim to any body of water that "they" seem fit for fit to live in. If you even so much as urinate near them, you get fined.

Dirtman2007
09-06-2008, 02:05 PM
Been hard at work all this week, with today off due to tropical storm Hanna.

Here's a little spillway reconstruction that I did. Old part was all cracked, broke and leaking. So I removed all the concrete and poured back 4 yards to fix her up.
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Then I was off to go grade a parking lot and build a building pad. 1200 yards of dirt was hauled .

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It sure is hard work waiting on trucks....

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Crap!! typical truck drivers.... thay all come at one time!!

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Then I was sent over to load dirt into the night

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Grading out the parking lot stone
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getting ready to knock these trees over

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Here comes the 900 yard for the building pad

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ALL done!!

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some videos

Kw with jake brake

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Loading the tractor trailer
http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=fnyWGw7iCa4

Here comes the tractor trailer!! Love that sound

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Duramax8832
09-06-2008, 02:24 PM
Great pictures and video. I have to ask, are those OSHA approved Flip Flops you're wearing? :nono:

mrsops
09-06-2008, 02:25 PM
very nice work. I really like that blue kenworth :)

coopers
09-06-2008, 03:17 PM
yeah that blue kenworth is awesome!

AWJ Services
09-06-2008, 05:27 PM
I have to ask, are those OSHA approved Flip Flops you're wearing?

I think it is a southern thing.
Flip Flops are an operators best friend.:drinkup:

ksss
09-06-2008, 05:42 PM
I think it is a southern thing.
Flip Flops are an operators best friend.:drinkup:


You Southern guys got it too easy. My boots have more steel in them then leather. Not to mention insulated and Gore Tex. Much like having two five pound weights on your feet and those are my Summer boots.

Gravel Rat
09-06-2008, 06:15 PM
You wouldn't catch me wearing flip flops I don't even own a pair :laugh:

My dirt boots are Vibergs www.workboot.com/151xb.htm

I also like the blue Kenworth. Alteast you don't have bright and ugly coloured trucks like Ron sees around Vancouver/Valley area :laugh:

bobcat_ron
09-06-2008, 06:54 PM
I also like the blue Kenworth. Alteast you don't have bright and ugly coloured trucks like Ron sees around Vancouver/Valley area :laugh:

Aww, but the Bhangra is really catchy!!

AWJ Services
09-06-2008, 07:31 PM
You Southern guys got it too easy. My boots have more steel in them then leather. Not to mention insulated and Gore Tex. Much like having two five pound weights on your feet and those are my Summer boots.

I have an insulated pair of flip flops along with a steel toe version.:dancing:

Gravel Rat
09-06-2008, 08:11 PM
I guess you guys in the south have a bad case of foot funk so you need to wear flip flops or your not allowed home after work :laugh:

WCB (workers comp board) would crap lead bricks if they seen you on a jobsite with flip flops

Where I work the managers like to check to see if you are wearing steel/hard toed shoes. They come along and step on your toe :cry:

The safety stuff is getting a big deal with wearing high vis gear and a brain bucket. Steel toed shoes were alway manditory but the high vis even on residential construction sites it more previalent now.

I have always worn steel toed boots they don't bother me at all I can wear a pair 8-10 hours a day. I don't even own a pair of running shoes my regular non steel toed shoes are blundstone Romeo slip ons.

Dirtman2007
09-06-2008, 08:13 PM
I have an insulated pair of flip flops along with a steel toe version.:dancing:

That's what I'm talking about! I hate steel toe shoes, never owned a pair and hope I never have to. Never could find a pair that were half way comfortable to ware.

Junior M
09-06-2008, 08:32 PM
I think it is a southern thing.
Flip Flops are an operators best friend.:drinkup:
they are!! It gets so freakn hot here... sitting in the cab of something especially an excavator and the sun shining on your feet.. It sucks to wear boots but I hate pulling up to a job wearing flip flops.. especially at like a home when the owner is watching your everymove.. I wear boots on the job but when I get home its on with the flip flops to give my whitea$$ feet a little sun..

Dirtman2007
09-06-2008, 08:49 PM
they are!! It gets so freakn hot here... sitting in the cab of something especially an excavator and the sun shining on your feet.. It sucks to wear boots but I hate pulling up to a job wearing flip flops.. especially at like a home when the owner is watching your everymove.. I wear boots on the job but when I get home its on with the flip flops to give my whitea$$ feet a little sun..

I've got a flip flip tan line:cool2:

I'm in the A/C all day and still ware them! I call them my operators shoes:rolleyes:

Junior M
09-06-2008, 08:52 PM
yeah you are lucky enough to have a cab.. I on the other hand am not lucky enough... well yeah do you want some help some time like maybe all summer? I can run a skid if that helps any.. you do some nice work...

Dirtman2007
09-06-2008, 08:58 PM
Yeah come on, I don't run the skid unless I have too and then I whine the entire time about much that thing bounces:laugh:

It's only a 2.5 hour drive from your house to mine

Junior M
09-06-2008, 09:06 PM
ok well lets roll!! I get my learners permit march 24, 2009... and will have a restricted license by sept. 24... So I might need you to pick me up but hey I can drive back! :laugh:

Scag48
09-07-2008, 02:56 AM
You guys think safety is bad where you're at, you should see what it's like on a union job. Holy crap. The general contractor that's running the job we're on now requires even the operators to wear gloves all the time while off the equipment. It's a bit lame, but whatever. We have hardhats and class II high vis on all the time. Boots are a must, steel toe not required but recommended. 3" of sleeve, no sleeveless shirts whatsoever. Trucks backing up require a spotter even though they have backup alarms. All of our equipment has backup alarms, but if they didn't, that requires a spotter as well. It's crazy but you gotta deal with it.

coopers
09-07-2008, 03:29 AM
What I hate about wearing boots in the winter is once you hit that nice goopy wet clay that the PNW is famous for, holly crap! It's like lifting a huge weight on each foot and every step you take you become 6 inches taller!

Junior M
09-07-2008, 09:14 AM
You guys think safety is bad where you're at, you should see what it's like on a union job. Holy crap. The general contractor that's running the job we're on now requires even the operators to wear gloves all the time while off the equipment. It's a bit lame, but whatever. We have hardhats and class II high vis on all the time. Boots are a must, steel toe not required but recommended. 3" of sleeve, no sleeveless shirts whatsoever. Trucks backing up require a spotter even though they have backup alarms. All of our equipment has backup alarms, but if they didn't, that requires a spotter as well. It's crazy but you gotta deal with it.
My dad's job is just as bad.. He works for the local power company and they are union and everything is about safety.. I went with him to work one day and we had to go wieght there frieghtshaker and lowboy and when he pulled on the scale he got out to go in to the little house thing (wasnt an actual wieght station actually a topsoil and fertilizer distributor) and he had to put a freakn cone out behind the lowboy.. and then he had walk all the way around the truck pick up his cone put it in the chain box and walk around the truck the other way after being six steps from the door to double check that nothing has happened in the two minutes out of the truck.. It is really freakn ridiculous with safety there.. They have to do some stupid stretches in the morning and if there is any amount of rain on the windshield of the truck they stop work. Safety is important but it comes to a point where you can take it to far..

AWJ Services
09-07-2008, 10:27 AM
I have a good friend who is in the Safety field job wise.
He set the safety program up at the Georgia Aquarium.

Were we built the pond at I had too go through a safety program before I could work on the premises.
I had too sign in and out and if any cutting or drilling was done they Safety guy had too be notified first.

As a worker we get tired of all the bull crap but when you are retired and going fishing with all your appendages still attached then things will look different.:)