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hvy 1ton
02-19-2010, 05:37 PM
Kinda disappointed in the performance of the gator. I have a 6x4 diesel one with mud tires on it; the front tires would have come off the ground but i would have made it up. The only two ways to stop it is high centering it or maxing out the approach angle. I've pulled every four wheeler in a 1 mile radius out with it. The only problem is when you get it stuck its time to get the bulldozer.:laugh:

I don't remember seeing you build a dry well before. Just curious, the pipe looks awful close to grade. Is it just the picture? The two times i've done them we put 6-8" of rock and 2-4" of dirt on the top of the pipes.

Dirtman2007
02-19-2010, 08:16 PM
Kinda disappointed in the performance of the gator. I have a 6x4 diesel one with mud tires on it; the front tires would have come off the ground but i would have made it up. The only two ways to stop it is high centering it or maxing out the approach angle. I've pulled every four wheeler in a 1 mile radius out with it. The only problem is when you get it stuck its time to get the bulldozer.:laugh:

I don't remember seeing you build a dry well before. Just curious, the pipe looks awful close to grade. Is it just the picture? The two times i've done them we put 6-8" of rock and 2-4" of dirt on the top of the pipes.

Yeah the camera fools the depth. There's about 5-6" of rock over the pipe and another 6" of dirt.

Dirtman2007
02-19-2010, 08:30 PM
I was pleased with the way the fecon worked on the takkie. It took a little time to get used to it and learn the tricks. High flow would be better but you use what you have.
All was good till I ripped both hydraulic lines off. see the pic



A video of it in action

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mj5xoqVRDVk


http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/DSC00774.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/DSC00776.jpg


Before

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/DSC00777.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/DSC00778.jpg


http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/DSC00783.jpg



My little whoops about 10 minutes into the job. the tracks were slipping backing up the slop so like I've done 1000's of times. I stuck the end of the mower down to push myself back..... well it appears the lines are not long enough to do that:hammerhead: Ripped the guts out of both connectors.



2 hrs later I was back in action

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/DSC00781.jpg



http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/DSC00779.jpg

half way done

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/DSC00787.jpg


some finished pics

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/DSC00788.jpg


http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/DSC00789.jpg


http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/DSC00790.jpg

KrayzKajun
02-19-2010, 08:34 PM
very kool! love the pics

wanabe
02-19-2010, 08:38 PM
Look good! Im suprized it can hog down material like that. How wide is that unit?

Dirtman2007
02-19-2010, 09:40 PM
Look good! Im suprized it can hog down material like that. How wide is that unit?

its 72" wide. Makes for a large path of distruction! It takes some time but it does a pretty good job. I took down some 6-8" trees with it to the ground.

Heavyduty1
02-19-2010, 11:23 PM
Nice job. How did you clear in the past? By hand.:hammerhead:

hoeman376
02-20-2010, 03:53 AM
Nice pics dirtman good work. How many hours you got on that takkie

stuvecorp
02-20-2010, 04:27 AM
That looks pretty good for a low flow machine, I'm impressed. I know the mulchers would probably be cleaner. How long did it take you? Did it throw stuff bad? I keep wondering about this as a service as it is not done here that I know of?

AWJ Services
02-20-2010, 11:58 AM
One thing about Taks is they require longer hoses than other brands. The exact same thing happened to me when I first got my machine. Go to a hyd shop and have a set of extension hoses made. I keep them with me in case I need to borrow other attachments.

NEUSWEDE
02-20-2010, 06:17 PM
Im jealous that is a sweet attachment. Wish I had a place that rented something like that could use it for an upcoming job where we will be doing it all by hand.

P.Services
02-20-2010, 07:09 PM
Don't you have a cat rental around you? They rent the davco mowers and I would vote that a davco will blow a fecon away. They have the davcos in high and low flow. They have three blades under it and a front door to alow you to cut a tree before you start to push it over.
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NEUSWEDE
02-20-2010, 08:00 PM
Don't you have a cat rental around you? They rent the davco mowers and I would vote that a davco will blow a fecon away. They have the davcos in high and low flow. They have three blades under it and a front door to alow you to cut a tree before you start to push it over.
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Have to check that out never thought of that they would rent attachments, Thanks

Dirtman2007
02-20-2010, 08:07 PM
Don't you have a cat rental around you? They rent the davco mowers and I would vote that a davco will blow a fecon away. They have the davcos in high and low flow. They have three blades under it and a front door to alow you to cut a tree before you start to push it over.
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This one has a door in the front as well. Pretty cool for falling trees.

The bossman ripped the lines off today so I don't feel as bad about doing it yesterday... I foresee some longer hoses being made:dizzy:

P.Services
02-20-2010, 08:37 PM
Have to check that out never thought of that they would rent attachments, Thanks

cat by me has 73 brush hogs for rent if that gives you an idea of how much they get rented. They have every attachment including forestry heads.

dirtman a low flow forestry head probably woulda been faster and not much more.

P.Services
02-20-2010, 08:41 PM
This one has a door in the front as well. Pretty cool for falling trees.

The bossman ripped the lines off today so I don't feel as bad about doing it yesterday... I foresee some longer hoses being made:dizzy:

i had a fecon head shear the bolts off and fall over backwards on top of the machine and then hit the front door still grinding away. i had the machine at full reach way up in the air when it popped off, it broke and then got stuck between the tree and the machine. I still have a five gallon bucket in the shop full of all the fittings it broke/ground away at.

scary as chet to say the least. it only took a split second to turn it off but its pretty crazy to be a foot away from that head spinning right in your face.

MackCat
02-20-2010, 08:47 PM
Don't you have a cat rental around you? They rent the davco mowers and I would vote that a davco will blow a fecon away. They have the davcos in high and low flow. They have three blades under it and a front door to alow you to cut a tree before you start to push it over.
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My Davco has 4 Blades, I agree about the Davco blowing away the Fecon, I`ve cut 12'' trees with mine

P.Services
02-20-2010, 08:57 PM
i could be wrong then but i thought the one i had used three. maybe they have both, but that davco is a VERY well built mower.

MackCat
02-20-2010, 09:02 PM
i could be wrong then but i thought the one i had used three. maybe they have both, but that davco is a VERY well built mower.
You can say That again! Toughest Mower I`ve ever used. I just bought a set of blades for mine. 4 Blades and all new bolts $800.00 good thing they are reversable

P.Services
02-20-2010, 09:16 PM
whats the mower its self cost?

ARP
02-20-2010, 09:19 PM
$12,800 for the 74" high flow.

P.Services
02-20-2010, 09:21 PM
get out!!

i will build one for a 1/3 of that easy. i need to get into the fabricating biz

MackCat
02-20-2010, 09:22 PM
$12,800 for the 74" high flow.
Wow! They have went up I gave $9,000 for mine

MackCat
02-20-2010, 09:25 PM
I guess the price has went up because they are getting more popular. I was the first one in my area to have one and i still haven`t seen many others

ARP
02-20-2010, 09:37 PM
Ya, that's what I said when I heard that. That's about 1/2 the price of a mulcher...

Dirtman2007
02-20-2010, 09:42 PM
whats the mower its self cost?

This one is priced a $8,200 as it sits now, used twice.
new it just over 9K

Dirtman2007
02-20-2010, 09:45 PM
Todays clearing job.

Moved the volvo out to another horse farm. The need about 2-3 acres of heavy timber cleared for more pasture for the horsies.

So here I come

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/DSC00792.jpg

crunching my way in

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/DSC00791.jpg


Being the one man show for most of the day I'd fall a few trees, then get out and buck them into logs.

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/DSC00793.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/DSC00794.jpg


Right much done in a half a day

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/DSC00795.jpg

good little pile of logs

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/DSC00798.jpg

bobcat_ron
02-20-2010, 10:51 PM
get out!!

i will build one for a 1/3 of that easy. i need to get into the fabricating biz

P. Services????? Now I want my name changed too!!

P.Services
02-20-2010, 11:57 PM
Have the mods change it to taki ron
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mrusk
02-21-2010, 12:30 AM
As someone who really does not do any excavation jobs but owns a hoe, I am thinking advertising to horse farms could be a great idea. Am I right?

Bleed Green
02-21-2010, 12:56 AM
As someone who really does not do any excavation jobs but owns a hoe, I am thinking advertising to horse farms could be a great idea. Am I right?

Seems like Chris gets plenty of work from horse farms. I would say it couldn't be a bad idea especially if you are wanting more work why not pull out all the available stops.

Bleed Green
02-21-2010, 01:00 AM
P. Services????? Now I want my name changed too!!

Why did u change your name Picasso? Just wanted something fresh haha. j/w

Dirtman2007
02-23-2010, 08:08 PM
Today I started burning the trees and clearing more timber.

Note to self, never dig a hole with a high water table and leave it over night.


http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/DSC00818.jpg

After digging 2' of water out and getting the fire started

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/DSC00821.jpg


takkie moving logs away

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/DSC00819.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/DSC00820.jpg



clearing around the barn

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/DSC00822.jpg


Lots of logs cut, many more to go.


http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/DSC00823.jpg


http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/DSC00824.jpg

T Scapes
02-23-2010, 08:12 PM
nice u wanna ship some of those logs i hear im running short on firewood

DUSTYCEDAR
02-23-2010, 08:46 PM
How do u get away with giveing the driver lip

Dirtman2007
02-23-2010, 08:55 PM
How do u get away with giveing the driver lip

Huh? what lip..

PonyExpress94
02-23-2010, 09:46 PM
Chris, when you get clean straight logs like that, do you sell them to a lumber mill and pass the profit from the logs back to the customer, or do you keep it as part of the profit made on the job?

DUSTYCEDAR
02-23-2010, 09:49 PM
i was reffering to cat320
sorry for the confushion

Dirtman2007
02-23-2010, 11:00 PM
Chris, when you get clean straight logs like that, do you sell them to a lumber mill and pass the profit from the logs back to the customer, or do you keep it as part of the profit made on the job?

The job was bidded on getting X amount of timber money. Then this was taken off the estimate accordingly.

on some jobs if its not much timber we will just keep it for additional profit, but when you get into this much timber you need to take it out.

PonyExpress94
02-23-2010, 11:06 PM
The job was bidded on getting X amount of timber money. Then this was taken off the estimate accordingly.

on some jobs if its not much timber we will just keep it for additional profit, but when you get into this much timber you need to take it out.

Gotcha, thanks for the information. By the way, you do really nice work and it's fun to see your projects so thanks for taking the time to share some pictures. I was actually following your thread over on HEF and when someone mentioned you were over here with more pictures and info I came over to check it out.

Keep up the good work!!!

Junior M
02-24-2010, 07:47 AM
nice u wanna ship some of those logs i hear im running short on firewood
You go ahead and burn pine.. ;)

NEUSWEDE
02-24-2010, 09:47 AM
You go ahead and burn pine.. ;)

If you have an outdoor boiler you can burn pine. Sold a bunch of pine logs to a guy that had an outdoor boiler it was like gold to him. his was big enough to toss in a 2'x20" log and not have to split it.

Dirtman2007
02-24-2010, 10:21 PM
So today I had another fun filled day knocking down trees and burning them

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/DSC00828.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/DSC00824.jpg

I'm nice and dry, and warm while the bossman cuts logs.

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/DSC00831.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/DSC00830.jpg


I'm always surprised at how much the takkie will pick up.

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/DSC00826.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/DSC00827.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/DSC00832.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/DSC00833.jpg


pushing up the fire before I left

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/DSC00835.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/DSC00838.jpg

nedly05
02-25-2010, 07:45 AM
Nice pics! Did you buy anything at the auction??

Dirtman2007
02-25-2010, 07:55 PM
Had a random blizzard this morning for a hour.

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/DSC00842.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/DSC00843.jpg

the saw this heavy hauler going down the road.

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/DSC00844.jpg


falling and cutting more timber.

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/DSC00845.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/DSC00846.jpg

Blue Goose
02-25-2010, 08:00 PM
Chris, am I seeing that correct, it didn't snow on your jobsite?

Dirtman2007
02-25-2010, 08:05 PM
Chris, am I seeing that correct, it didn't snow on your jobsite?

Welcome to NC, 10 miles down the road from where the snow pics were taken the sun was shining and no snow in sight.

curtisfarmer
02-25-2010, 10:42 PM
The first set of pics looked primarily like hardwoods:waving:. Second set mostly pne. How much are you getting per 1,000 (MBF) board feet for the saw logs? Up here, pine like that would be about $190 MBF at the landing, can't see what type of hardwood those are.

KrayzKajun
02-25-2010, 10:48 PM
nice! i wish we could find some clearing jobs like tht

Dirtman2007
02-26-2010, 06:32 PM
The first set of pics looked primarily like hardwoods:waving:. Second set mostly pne. How much are you getting per 1,000 (MBF) board feet for the saw logs? Up here, pine like that would be about $190 MBF at the landing, can't see what type of hardwood those are.

hell if I know, $33 a ton for pine ply logs, 14"+ diameter

$26 for pine saw logs a ton

$18 for pine pulp.

I figure we cut around 125- 150 tons of logs.

Dirtman2007
02-26-2010, 06:46 PM
Finished up all the clearing today. Started hauling the logs out. With piss poor access we had to scrap the log truck idea and just use the trailer. Not bad we can get about 50 tons a day and the mills close by.


http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/DSC00854.jpg

lots of logs

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/DSC00850.jpg

cleaning up the site

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/DSC00853.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/DSC00855.jpg


grading around the pond
Before

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/DSC00856.jpg

After

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/DSC00857.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/DSC00859.jpg

bobcatexc
02-26-2010, 07:29 PM
You've been watching to much Swap Loggers and AxMen Chris.

Junior M
02-26-2010, 08:05 PM
hell if I know, $33 a ton for pine ply logs, 14"+ diameter

$26 for pine saw logs a ton

$18 for pine pulp.

I figure we cut around 125- 150 tons of logs.
Prices havent went up much in the last, year!

Barley moved for that matter..

curtisfarmer
02-26-2010, 09:25 PM
Interesting, everything down there is by the ton log wise, never heard of it that way except pulp. I do know pine is 11,000 lbs to the 1,ooo board foot (MBF). Should have busted the pond dam, and called Bobby Goodson! Or Gabe Rygard....and he woyuld have wined and bitched them trees over until they fell in disgust:laugh:

Junior M
02-26-2010, 10:38 PM
Interesting, everything down there is by the ton log wise, never heard of it that way except pulp. I do know pine is 11,000 lbs to the 1,ooo board foot (MBF). Should have busted the pond dam, and called Bobby Goodson! Or Gabe Rygard....and he woyuld have wined and bitched them trees over until they fell in disgust:laugh:
Logging down here is actually pretty complicated..

The best way to explain it in SC, guys make money by beating on their equipment.


will explain later after I get to laugh at an awesome confused post

Dirtman2007
02-26-2010, 11:25 PM
You've been watching to much Swap Loggers and AxMen Chris.

LOL what did Bobby Goodson call the pine loggers? Tennis shoe loggers... that me haha

Its fun for about a week, then it just become too much work knocking down trees and cutting them up by your lonesome.


Junior I remember cutting pine saw logs a few years ago for $60+ a ton... those days are long gone I think.

Ozz
02-26-2010, 11:41 PM
LOL what did Bobby Goodson call the pine loggers? Tennis shoe loggers... that me haha

Its fun for about a week, then it just become too much work knocking down trees and cutting them up by your lonesome.


Junior I remember cutting pine saw logs a few years ago for $60+ a ton... those days are long gone I think.

No, I believe Chris is a flip flop logger...:laugh:

Dirtman2007
02-27-2010, 07:52 AM
No, I believe Chris is a flip flop logger...:laugh:

I can't lie, I have used a chainsaw in shorts and flip flops:cool2:

nedly05
02-27-2010, 09:12 AM
Great pics Chris! I like that solesbees grapple, what does that model go for? Did you buy anything at the auction in FL?

Dirtman2007
02-27-2010, 04:02 PM
Great pics Chris! I like that solesbees grapple, what does that model go for? Did you buy anything at the auction in FL?

Thanks, Don't hold me to it but I think it was around 2K?

No I did not buy anything, just wanted to go for the experience.

Junior M
02-27-2010, 07:53 PM
LOL what did Bobby Goodson call the pine loggers? Tennis shoe loggers... that me haha

Its fun for about a week, then it just become too much work knocking down trees and cutting them up by your lonesome.


Junior I remember cutting pine saw logs a few years ago for $60+ a ton... those days are long gone I think.
Cutting timber never gets old! Now loading it is another story..

And yeah, timber used to be up there.. Some things will come back, but I am with you, I doubt the price of timber will be that high again for a LONG time..

nedly05
02-28-2010, 07:54 AM
Thanks, Don't hold me to it but I think it was around 2K?

No I did not buy anything, just wanted to go for the experience.

That sounds about right.

I just got home from FL my Father in law and I and my Sister in laws man were thinking of going up, but the auctions ended the day we got there. Probably a good thing!

Dirtman2007
02-28-2010, 10:10 PM
Well the joys of burning mean you get to work 7 days a week.

A few pictures I took before going home today,

Fire.
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/DSC00860.jpg

A section graded out.

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/DSC00861.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/DSC00862.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/DSC00864.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/DSC00865.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/DSC00867.jpg

Heavyduty1
02-28-2010, 10:45 PM
Have you checked on what a small grinder might run? I guess on the little jobs, burning is best.

DirtMerchant
02-28-2010, 10:47 PM
Have you checked on what a small grinder might run? I guess on the little jobs, burning is best.

No it's free.

Dirtman2007
02-28-2010, 10:55 PM
Have you checked on what a small grinder might run? I guess on the little jobs, burning is best.

cheapest grinder is about $350- 400 a hour that can take 30" stumps and logs. Then you have all those chips to get rid of.

Until they ban burning we will always burn the stuff if there's enough room to do it safely.

Dirtman2007
03-02-2010, 08:44 PM
So today I finished up,

Buried all the ashes and graded out the pasture.

moving logs

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/DSC00869.jpg

the water on the edge of the fire pile was boiling it was so hot
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/DSC00872.jpg

putting the fire out


http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/DSC00876.jpg

steam bath

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/DSC00877.jpg

filling the hole in

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/DSC00878.jpg


Everything all graded out, right when the snow started to fall:dizzy:

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC00879.jpg


http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC00880.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/DSC00881.jpg

AEL
03-03-2010, 01:32 AM
Looks Good Chris!

Junior M
03-03-2010, 09:34 AM
As usual Chris, great job!

curtisfarmer
03-03-2010, 10:01 AM
Anyone ever notice women who like horses seem to look a little horse'ish themselves?

Dirtman2007
03-03-2010, 10:56 AM
Anyone ever notice women who like horses seem to look a little horse'ish themselves?

The young ones not really, but their moms.... yeah

Blue Goose
03-03-2010, 11:31 AM
The young ones not really, but their moms.... yeah
And how do you know this? http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q310/centurycoronado/smiliecool2.gif

Dirtman2007
03-03-2010, 11:47 AM
And how do you know this? http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q310/centurycoronado/smiliecool2.gif

Casual Observation

Blue Goose
03-03-2010, 12:10 PM
Casual, yeah right... http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q310/centurycoronado/smilierollinglaugh.gif

Blue Goose
03-03-2010, 06:14 PM
Hey Chris, since you're the man with all of the experience in sediment removal, do you have any video using a track truck on one of your sediment jobs? Did using one work out for you and would you again? We have about 4,000 yds. to remove and I was thinking that might be the way to go about it.

Dirtman2007
03-03-2010, 08:16 PM
Hey Chris, since you're the man with all of the experience in sediment removal, do you have any video using a track truck on one of your sediment jobs? Did using one work out for you and would you again? We have about 4,000 yds. to remove and I was thinking that might be the way to go about it.

I don't have a video of one, just some pictures. The one I used was the largest one Komatsu makes. It could haul about 3-4 yards of liquid gold at a time and 10 yards of dry material. They work out good but they are expensive to buy, that one was like 2-3K a week and cost $215K new:dizzy:

If the ground will allow for regular off road trucks they are the way to go as they have a larger payload if you can get a tailgate on one.

Blue Goose
03-03-2010, 09:05 PM
Thanks, I really appreciate your reply. We were originally going to use off road articulated trucks, then I just got to thinking about those track trucks. I'm going back out there tomorrow and will take a camera.

Junior M
03-03-2010, 11:09 PM
Had an experience with a pretty fine girl that rode horses.. All I can say without going into detail is, well, yeah, IT was rough.. if you get what I am saying.. ;)

DirtMerchant
03-04-2010, 03:29 AM
Actually the 32 year I was seeing for a bit a little while ago had four horses, and was a vet. She was pretty damn good looking. And was a way better ride then any of the 19/20/ girls my age.

curtisfarmer
03-04-2010, 09:47 AM
I didn't say they were ugly....just some striking similarities. Jaws tend to move side to side when chewing, long jaws and faces, pony tails, things like that. I would also say there are alot of pretty phillies and mares out there too:usflag:

Dirtman2007
03-04-2010, 07:36 PM
So this morning I had to replace a broken gear in the drive motor of the daewoo. Man Gear oil stinks!!

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC00883.jpg

lots of moving parts.

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC00884.jpg

you can see how the end of the gear is missing some teeth.

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC00886.jpg

Hard to believe this little gear turns the tracks:dizzy:

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC00885.jpg



Got it all back together and starting cleaning up this farm, man there's trash every where!

Cleaning up all the underbrush and saving the larger trees
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC00887.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC00888.jpg

Dirtman2007
03-07-2010, 09:54 PM
Back out to work at the goat farm to do some much needed clean up.

Knocking down a old barn

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC00891.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC00893.jpg


About 4 acres of stumps to dig up and grade

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC00894.jpg

I caught a goat!

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC00897.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC00898.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC00905.jpg

Heavyduty1
03-07-2010, 10:34 PM
Why do you think just one broke? Instead of all three.

You know those goats will eat anything. It would be funny if they chewed a hole in your bucket.:laugh:

P.Services
03-07-2010, 10:43 PM
ron may ask you to hold that goat for him while he....uhhhh...... relieves some pressure.

P.Services
03-07-2010, 10:43 PM
how did you know one broken the first place? a little skip in the step?

Krafty
03-07-2010, 10:49 PM
I would be nervous as h*ll all them damn gears in there i would be gaurnteed to jack something up!!

P.Services
03-07-2010, 11:00 PM
Why do you think just one broke? Instead of all three.

You know those goats will eat anything. It would be funny if they chewed a hole in your bucket.:laugh:

cuz theres only one like that the other three you see are the spider gears, thats how the tourque is multiplied. i just cant belive it broke and thats all that happened. i would have expected catastrophic failure.

holly shet i just spelled "catastrophic" without using spell check!!!!

Jimmyed
03-07-2010, 11:06 PM
Usually if its inside the final drive then it all goes boom. I believe that was the input shaft to the final drive.. Just the shaft took a ****.

bobcat_ron
03-07-2010, 11:28 PM
ron may ask you to hold that goat for him while he....uhhhh...... relieves some pressure.

I like fainting goats, that way they lie still when I flash them on a Friday night.

Dirtman2007
03-07-2010, 11:56 PM
how did you know one broken the first place? a little skip in the step?

How did I know? the flipping track stopped moving! LOL

P.Services
03-08-2010, 12:01 AM
hey wise guy. alot of times when they just have a few teeth broke they will still work but have a little shudder when it gets to that spot.

Sam_French
03-08-2010, 12:10 AM
Just wanted to say thank you for posting the pic of the goat in the bucket. My aunt raises goats I have to say pretty good eating. Do you eat venison much?

Have a nice day.

Sam

Dirtman2007
03-08-2010, 12:17 AM
hey wise guy. alot of times when they just have a few teeth broke they will still work but have a little shudder when it gets to that spot.

I was just joking, but really thats all it took to for the gear to just slip and no longer drive the motor.

replacing the gear was $350. The next step was a new track motor at $9,000.

I foresee a new machine in the distance:weightlifter:

P.Services
03-08-2010, 12:52 AM
Yeah when things like that start to happen its time to get a new one. How many hours are on this machine?
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stuvecorp
03-08-2010, 01:14 AM
I was just joking, but really thats all it took to for the gear to just slip and no longer drive the motor.

replacing the gear was $350. The next step was a new track motor at $9,000.

I foresee a new machine in the distance:weightlifter:

Another Volvo?

hvy 1ton
03-08-2010, 02:12 AM
cuz theres only one like that the other three you see are the spider gears, thats how the tourque is multiplied. i just cant belive it broke and thats all that happened. i would have expected catastrophic failure.

holly shet i just spelled "catastrophic" without using spell check!!!!

They are planet gears and they rotate around the sun gear. Hence the name, planetary gearbox. I don't know how well it scales up, but i have been able to salvage gearboxes by replacing the sun gear and cleaning up a tooth or two with a file. This is in greased filled gear boxes smaller than your fist, so there is a bit of a leap. I'm surprised that the input side failed, all those splines are fully engaged while less than half the sungear teeth are engaged at any one time. Did you have to removed the ring gear that engages the planet gears or am i missing something?

AEL
03-08-2010, 06:08 PM
Will the next one be a doosan or volvo?

Dirtman2007
03-08-2010, 07:58 PM
Will the next one be a doosan or volvo?

The two options are a new volvo 210CL or a new Komatsu Pc200 or 220.

ClearViewGroup
03-08-2010, 08:05 PM
i reeeeaaaallllyyyyy fell in love with the komatsu 220 on a recent demo....i know you are a volvo man but you should look hard at the 220

JCLawn and more
03-08-2010, 08:07 PM
at least it was not like this

AEL
03-08-2010, 08:43 PM
I ran a Pc200-8 with a hyd thumb, and q/c, and man what a nice machine that was, but the new c series volvo's are really nice as well.

Ozz
03-09-2010, 05:08 PM
The two options are a new volvo 210CL or a new Komatsu Pc200 or 220.

240? I love the between 200 and 290 mahines... Small enough to go 90% of the palces a 20 ton can go,gives more power, but can bail dirt a little faster. All without the extra size weigt and expense of 270-290.

If I had to chose I'd go with a 220.

Dirtman2007
03-09-2010, 08:46 PM
Back out to do more clearing.

Clearing around the barn, some tricky trees to fall as one was grown under the barns foundation.

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC00906.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC00908.jpg


tree was struck by lightning last year, blew the center section of the tree out and the top fell down beside it, thats flipping cool!

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC00907.jpg

Dirtman2007
03-11-2010, 06:43 PM
Today I got a new play toy for the dozer. A nice new root rake.

Putting it on and welding the plates to the blade

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC00911.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC00912.jpg


Volvo Clearing more land

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC00913.jpg

3 acres cleared ready to be pushed up

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC00914.jpg

All the small pines will be cleared, about 7 more acres.

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC00915.jpg

Pushing up a big pile

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC00916.jpg

wore some paint off of it!

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC00917.jpg

DirtMerchant
03-11-2010, 06:46 PM
Cool design, I like it. Removable, and sturdy design. Hopefully those weld holds.

Would love to see a video of it working, preferable not from operators perspective.

Dirtman2007
03-11-2010, 06:54 PM
Cool design, I like it. Removable, and sturdy design. Hopefully those weld holds.

Would love to see a video of it working, preferable not from operators perspective.

I'll get a video of it in action tomorrow if its not too muddy out.

DirtMerchant
03-11-2010, 07:00 PM
I'll get a video of it in action tomorrow if its not too muddy out.

Thanks Chris!

bobcat_ron
03-11-2010, 07:22 PM
Darn nice setup, not too many of them around anymore.

Dirtman2007
03-11-2010, 07:41 PM
Darn nice setup, not too many of them around anymore.

We bought it from USA attachments. Sent the measurements for it on monday and picked it up this morning.

hvy 1ton
03-11-2010, 08:27 PM
As much tree pushing as you have been doing with the dozer, your really gonna like having a rake. I like the rakes that have tines that go past the top of the blade better. I think they hold brush a little better and lesser chance of something popping over and eating the radiator.

Gravel Rat
03-11-2010, 09:51 PM
This one is simillar its made by Weldco Beales

www.weldco-beales.com/attachments/crawler_dozer/rakes

DirtMerchant
03-11-2010, 10:22 PM
This one is simillar its made by Weldco Beales

www.weldco-beales.com/attachments/crawler_dozer/rakes

Except that one is 2-3 times the price.

stxkyboy
03-12-2010, 02:49 AM
Sorry to venture off topic on this awesome thread but had to point this out:


So I was looking at some of the weldco pics....and noticed that their wood chip bucket picture has the bucket mysteriously coming out of the tires.:confused: It is even more obvious on the PDF literature.

http://http://www.weldco-beales.com/attachments/wheel_crawler_loader/buckets/wood_chip_bucket


Gotta wonder about a company that is straight photo-shopping their products:nono:

DirtMerchant
03-12-2010, 05:20 AM
Sorry to venture off topic on this awesome thread but had to point this out:


So I was looking at some of the weldco pics....and noticed that their wood chip bucket picture has the bucket mysteriously coming out of the tires.:confused: It is even more obvious on the PDF literature.

http://http://www.weldco-beales.com/attachments/wheel_crawler_loader/buckets/wood_chip_bucket


Gotta wonder about a company that is straight photo-shopping their products:nono:

Links bad bro.

And I've seen that machine in real life i'm confused.

Scag48
03-12-2010, 05:36 AM
Sorry to venture off topic on this awesome thread but had to point this out:


So I was looking at some of the weldco pics....and noticed that their wood chip bucket picture has the bucket mysteriously coming out of the tires.:confused: It is even more obvious on the PDF literature.

http://http://www.weldco-beales.com/attachments/wheel_crawler_loader/buckets/wood_chip_bucket


Gotta wonder about a company that is straight photo-shopping their products:nono:

I pulled up the woodchip bucket, not sure what you're talking about. It's going to look like that, not much clearance on the tires when rolled all the way back even when running a regular bucket on what appears to be a 980. If you notice, the throat of the bucket is actually stepped down right in front of the tires to assist with clearance when rolled all the way back.

stxkyboy
03-12-2010, 07:48 AM
http://www.weldco-beales.com/pdfs/wood_chip_bucket.pdf


SO its made snug against the tire...interesting. Opps sorry

Dirtman2007
03-12-2010, 08:20 PM
Well I'm starting to hate trees now, working 8 hrs a day everyday knocking down trees can do that.

Just for you junior

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC00919.jpg
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC00920.jpg

another pic of the rake in the backdrag position

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC00921.jpg

Clearing more trees. ground is to wet for the dozer and rake, puts to much dirt in with the trees to burn.

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC00924.jpg

long ways to go

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC00925.jpg

I've cleared from those trees in the far back!

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC00926.jpg


A video of the dozer and rake in action

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gXh_HwJaXT8

bobcat_ron
03-12-2010, 08:39 PM
How can you hate knocking trees down, you never know, you could see a bunch of neked tree hugging hippie girls taking a shower together in a secret location masked by the tree cover, oh baby, then you could jump off that dozer and give them a helping hand, oh boy oh boy that would be awesome.

P.Services
03-12-2010, 09:06 PM
They couldn't wait ten years and sell all those trees?
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Dirtman2007
03-12-2010, 09:13 PM
They couldn't wait ten years and sell all those trees?
Posted via Mobile Device

Nope, it ends up costing the same, the bigger the trees the longer it takes to dig up all the stumps, more crap to get rid of.

Dont get me wrong its more fun taking down big trees.

Ron you give everything a new perspective.

bobcat_ron
03-12-2010, 09:29 PM
Ron you give everything a new perspective.

I reject reality and substitute my own.

Dirtman2007
03-12-2010, 09:35 PM
I reject reality and substitute my own.

ok mythbusters

NEUSWEDE
03-12-2010, 09:50 PM
how would the rake work with stones that were in the earth or is it just for brush and stumps?

Dirtman2007
03-12-2010, 09:54 PM
how would the rake work with stones that were in the earth or is it just for brush and stumps?

I figure I'll find out whenever I hit one. I don't think it will mess it up.

NEUSWEDE
03-12-2010, 10:04 PM
I figure I'll find out whenever I hit one. I don't think it will mess it up.

I meant more if you were on a job that was sandy and had like 6" to 12" stones would it handle clearing those from the earth to like pile them at the end. I ask because thats what I encountered at my last job the root grapple worked ok but if it was on a larger scale. Just fresh on my mind so was talking about it.

farmboy1285
03-12-2010, 10:04 PM
And done! my god I only read the last 75 pages or so but that took me awhile. The work looks great dirtman!

Junior M
03-12-2010, 11:13 PM
I told you, you shoulda put it on the Volvo!

curtisfarmer
03-13-2010, 10:43 AM
That root rake worked awesome IMO:weightlifter: Like NEUSWEDE said about the rocks, I doubt it would be effective in the northeast. You would need a D11N just to rake out a lawn with a rake like that. Just wayyyy to much rock and ledge around here, probably why you don't see many of those around here.

farmerknowsbest
03-13-2010, 12:32 PM
I meant more if you were on a job that was sandy and had like 6" to 12" stones would it handle clearing those from the earth to like pile them at the end. I ask because thats what I encountered at my last job the root grapple worked ok but if it was on a larger scale. Just fresh on my mind so was talking about it.

They don't work well. You end up plowing. The rocks don't roll like brush does, they plug the teeth on the rake and then it is no better than the bare moldboard. If you want to sift rocks out with a rake then it had better be on an excavator or track loader so you can get a lifting action.






----------------------------------
Looks great Chris. Now if you'd just wise up and get a root rake for the volvo you'd be all set to do some serious clearing! I've found that the excavator and rake can clear faster than a dozer. Mainly because you get 10% of the dirt in the pile as you do with a dozer. Burning is a lot faster and much less to clean up at the end. I find that the dozer works great for pushing piles of brush long distances to make central burn piles. We have way too much clay to try effectively clearing land with a dozer and rake.

http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e287/farmerknowsbest/2009/June/8th/P1030438.jpg

Warren

Dirtman2007
03-13-2010, 05:38 PM
Well I went back to clearing for a few hours this morning. I tried clearing the property lines with the dozer. That became really interesting when I went about half way into the woods and got turned around. I was somewhat lost due to the lack of flagging marking the property line.

the property
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC00928.jpg

Man is it thick in here

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC00929.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC00931.jpg


Clearing some more with the volvo

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC00927.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC00932.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC00933.jpg

ioilyouin
03-13-2010, 05:46 PM
Pretty wooly in there.

Blue Goose
03-13-2010, 06:16 PM
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC00929.jpg
Holy crap that's thick, Chris!!!!


http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC00928.jpg
How much acreage you're clearing?

Dirtman2007
03-13-2010, 06:20 PM
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC00929.jpg
Holy crap that's thick, Chris!!!!


http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC00928.jpg
How much acreage you're clearing?

Thats 14 acres in the yellow box. I'm getting everything but that long strip of tall trees in the center.

I'd say 10- 11 acres

Blue Goose
03-13-2010, 06:51 PM
Are you going to burn? It might be a little early to ask, what's your opinion on the root rake so far?

Junior M
03-13-2010, 07:14 PM
so why is it being cleared?

Dirtman2007
03-13-2010, 11:17 PM
Are you going to burn? It might be a little early to ask, what's your opinion on the root rake so far?

Yes I'm going to set it on fire monday. Root rake is ok, I thought it would clear a little better than it is, then again nothing gets all these pissy pines up.

Junior this is all being cleared for a house site and horse pasture.

hvy 1ton
03-14-2010, 04:22 PM
I think some of the rake problem stem from the fact those aren't trees, elephant grass grows bigger. Also, I find pines harder to get up clean with dozers than most trees.

Treemow
03-14-2010, 07:59 PM
I think a root rake is a waste of time. They always load up with small roots and you end up pushing the topsoil anyway or either climbing off and cleaning the thing out every 5 minutes.

Dirtman2007
03-14-2010, 08:02 PM
I think a root rake is a waste of time. They always load up with small roots and you end up pushing the topsoil anyway or either climbing off and cleaning the thing out every 5 minutes.

Yeah you just can't beat the excavator when it comes to clearing.

NEUSWEDE
03-14-2010, 08:11 PM
couldn't use that brush mower you used on the other job for the smaller pines then rip the bigger ones out?

Dirtman2007
03-14-2010, 08:44 PM
couldn't use that brush mower you used on the other job for the smaller pines then rip the bigger ones out?

thats what we wanted to do but the owner was against that due to all the stumps would be left in the ground. Most of this would be horse pasture and the risk a horse falling in a stump hole and breaking a leg would be high.

hvy 1ton
03-15-2010, 03:30 PM
Most of this would be horse pasture and the risk a horse falling in a stump hole and breaking a leg would be high.

People really don't give horses much credit.:hammerhead: I really feel like mole holes would be a lot worse than them tiny stumps.

Dirtman2007
03-15-2010, 08:44 PM
Well today was a rather long and boring day bouncing around in the dozer. We got the fire going this morning, smoked like a mother heffer all day long.
I pushed all the brush to the pile then graded about 3 acres.

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC00936.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC00938.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC00939.jpg

pushing all the roots and small sticks into a hole to bury.

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC00941.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC00940.jpg

back out to do it all again tomorrow:hammerhead:

Junior M
03-15-2010, 10:47 PM
dont let this root rake fall on your foot.. :laugh:

Dirtman2007
03-15-2010, 11:28 PM
dont let this root rake fall on your foot.. :laugh:

I made sure I was behind the blade when I took the pins out, no way in hell I'm gonna loose another toe!

CAT powered
03-15-2010, 11:51 PM
I made sure I was behind the blade when I took the pins out, no way in hell I'm gonna loose another toe!

I know I haven't been around much lately and I should read back to find out but dang, Chris? What happened?

farmerknowsbest
03-15-2010, 11:59 PM
Great pics Chris. No kidding eh, grass green pine trees cleared 2 days ago smoke a lot when they're burnt. I'd have never guessed. LOL.

Looks like you're getting the hang of the root rake and seeing the advantage of a dozer with one for carrying brush long distances.

Keep us posted.

Warren

Krafty
03-16-2010, 12:13 AM
I know I haven't been around much lately and I should read back to find out but dang, Chris? What happened?

Ya no kiddin when did you lose a toe????????

Dirtman2007
03-16-2010, 07:49 AM
I know I haven't been around much lately and I should read back to find out but dang, Chris? What happened?

it was a couple years ago I was taking the root rake off teh skid steer when it shifted and fell unexpectly. I got out of the way but my poor foot did not. One of the tines slammed right down on one of my toes. took everything from the toe nail to the end off. And I was wearing boots at the time:dizzy:

JCLawn and more
03-16-2010, 08:48 AM
boots only go so far. ouch!

Bleed Green
03-16-2010, 03:31 PM
it was a couple years ago I was taking the root rake off teh skid steer when it shifted and fell unexpectly. I got out of the way but my poor foot did not. One of the tines slammed right down on one of my toes. took everything from the toe nail to the end off. And I was wearing boots at the time:dizzy:

It went through steel toed boots like that WOW! Talk about a wake up call.

Dirtman2007
03-16-2010, 08:29 PM
It went through steel toed boots like that WOW! Talk about a wake up call.

I did have have steel toes on. If i did it could have crushed or cut off the rest of my toes. Oh I remember dunking my foot into a tub of peroxide, DAMN did that hurt:cry:

either way the toes looks fine now its just a tad shorter than it should be, and has a spit scar down the center.

Dirtman2007
03-16-2010, 08:34 PM
So today went well, made some more smoke when we pushed the fire up
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC00942.jpg

pushing a big pile of brush

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC00943.jpg

Poor daewoo had to have a drive motor rebuild, the gear I replaced worked for about a week...

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC00946.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC00947.jpg

Bobcat'nSTL
03-16-2010, 08:36 PM
I see a new excavator in Chris's future lol

P.Services
03-16-2010, 08:38 PM
wow man thats not good!! how much did that cost?

Dirtman2007
03-16-2010, 08:57 PM
wow man thats not good!! how much did that cost?

About $9,000 for a rebuilt one I think:dizzy:

wanabe
03-16-2010, 09:36 PM
Im guessing you changed the motor yourself? Use a pin press on the track rail or did you use the fire wrench/new master pin trick?

Dirtman2007
03-16-2010, 09:48 PM
Im guessing you changed the motor yourself? Use a pin press on the track rail or did you use the fire wrench/new master pin trick?

No we had a mechanic take it off. he had to take the torch and cut a pin to free the track as there was no master link.

P.Services
03-16-2010, 11:56 PM
About $9,000 for a rebuilt one I think:dizzy:

woulda been a few payments on a new one!! better hurry it up. im looking at a pc200-6 and a pc200-8 and a pc78mr

Junior M
03-16-2010, 11:58 PM
woulda been a few payments on a new one!! better hurry it up. im looking at a pc200-6 and a pc200-8 and a pc78mr
you been lookin at alot for a long time..

P.Services
03-17-2010, 12:02 AM
you been lookin at alot for a long time..

dont you worry when the time is right i will have one. gota keep lookin to know when a deals a deal.

just like girls, gota keep lookin at em all to know when ones hot and ones not.

Gravel Rat
03-17-2010, 12:12 AM
I'am not surprised that one of Chris's machines blew a drive motor the machines see alot of strain trying to crawl through that muck he works in.

Bleed Green
03-17-2010, 12:54 AM
dont you worry when the time is right i will have one. gota keep lookin to know when a deals a deal.

just like girls, gota keep lookin at em all to know when ones hot and ones not.

Got to look and wait for the deals now. No use just buying to buy.

Scag48
03-17-2010, 01:25 AM
The best deal I've found lately is an '05 Hitachi Zaxis 135US with a prog. link thumb, believe it had a coupler as well and 1,900 hours or so for $49K here in WA. Clean machine, buy that sucker and I'll get it on a truck and send it your way.

I wonder if the amount of walking that Chris does clearing land might have something to do with the final blowing up? I know when I cleared orchards I always used to wonder how much wear you're actually putting on the finals, undercarriage wear components aside, with all that walking. On the average day of digging, I would estimate maybe 1 hour of walking at the most whereas clearing land the machine walks all day.

ksss
03-17-2010, 01:57 AM
The best deal I've found lately is an '05 Hitachi Zaxis 135US with a prog. link thumb, believe it had a coupler as well and 1,900 hours or so for $49K here in WA. Clean machine, buy that sucker and I'll get it on a truck and send it your way.

I wonder if the amount of walking that Chris does clearing land might have something to do with the final blowing up? I know when I cleared orchards I always used to wonder how much wear you're actually putting on the finals, undercarriage wear components aside, with all that walking. On the average day of digging, I would estimate maybe 1 hour of walking at the most whereas clearing land the machine walks all day.

I would imagine that the walking combined with the mud. I would imagine thats a lot of strain pulling through mud all the time not to mention the heat build up from caked mud in the UC.

P.Services
03-17-2010, 01:59 AM
Do u have a link on that 135?? I don't see the strain causing the failed drive. If it blew seals in the motor or the motor its self failed I would say yes but the teeth were worn and broke and caused other damage.
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Gravel Rat
03-17-2010, 02:02 AM
It is the drag of the mud that puts stress on the final drives. When Chris has that machine sunk to the house works and he is crawling forward there is lots of drag and suction.

Look at somebody offroading in mud with big bogger tires they can snap a axle shaft like nothing. Same principle as what Chris is deaing with you have all the force gripping the tracks and a small hydraulic motor has to turn the track.

A excavator isn't meant to be sunk to the house in mud :dizzy:

AEL
03-17-2010, 10:30 AM
The best deal I've found lately is an '05 Hitachi Zaxis 135US with a prog. link thumb, believe it had a coupler as well and 1,900 hours or so for $49K here in WA. Clean machine, buy that sucker and I'll get it on a truck and send it your way.

I wonder if the amount of walking that Chris does clearing land might have something to do with the final blowing up? I know when I cleared orchards I always used to wonder how much wear you're actually putting on the finals, undercarriage wear components aside, with all that walking. On the average day of digging, I would estimate maybe 1 hour of walking at the most whereas clearing land the machine walks all day.

Just found a brand new Hitachi 200 plumbed with 7 hours for 114k, a link belt 210X2, plumbed , 32" pads, 9' 8" stick with 560 hrs for 93k.

Scag48
03-17-2010, 01:42 PM
Do u have a link on that 135??
Posted via Mobile Device

Sure do, here it is. If you don't buy this machine, Coopers and I are going to find a way to pool our cash and make off with it.
http://www.machinerytrader.com/listingsdetail/detail.aspx?OHID=6971310

Just found a brand new Hitachi 200 plumbed with 7 hours for 114k, a link belt 210X2, plumbed , 32" pads, 9' 8" stick with 560 hrs for 93k.

I've dug up a few of those deals searching online but haven't found any anything like that here in WA unfortunately. There's an outfit in Florida I believe that always seems to have either brand new or demo Hitachi and Komatsu 200's for cheap, usually 110-120K.

Dirtman2007
03-17-2010, 08:47 PM
most all the work I do is hard on the machine. In the deep mud working and clearing all day. I have to have 36" swamp pads for all mud I work in, But that is rough on the tracks in dry/ hard ground. Its a win loose situation, but the good thing is the machines are moving no stop so there's money to pay for breakdowns.

So being the pond man I talked the owner into letting me clean up around this old pond. It was dug in the 50's by a old dragline, dirt piles on the sides and thats where its sat ever since.

You can tell its been there a while by the size of the trees growing on them!

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC00949.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC00950.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC00951.jpg

caught a ground hog!

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC00952.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC00954.jpg

you know what this means.... a lot of chainsaw work:dizzy:

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC00957.jpg

Bleed Green
03-17-2010, 09:00 PM
Got a lot of good firewood there. Do you guys ever sell any of those logs as firewood?

Dirtman2007
03-17-2010, 09:12 PM
Got a lot of good firewood there. Do you guys ever sell any of those logs as firewood?

all the pines going to the mill, the rest is going in the fire. I don't have the time to mess around with trying to get rid of it, its just easier to thow it in the pile and go!

Bleed Green
03-17-2010, 09:26 PM
Ya I guess when you are busy the easiest way is the best way. Its amazing how you guys stay as busy as you always are. I guess when you do good work you get plenty of work.

AEL
03-17-2010, 09:37 PM
way to be the company sales man chris! looks good.

Z-master man
03-17-2010, 10:08 PM
Had to pick up some mud mats we loaned to a freind to use on one of his creek projects.

Got to use his new Pc228 to load them. Over all it was a nice machine. The zero turn sure was nice as I had no room to work and had to park the truck in the street to load them.

video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wn1zs055za8

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/002-178.jpg


A structure built in the creek, here's where all those boulders I loaded a few weeks back were hauled to.
Used to hold the grade of the stream bottom.... Some more obama money at work.

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/003-168.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/004-157.jpg


Passed a cat 375 getting loaded out for transit on the way home, yeah its a little blurry as I was already running off the road on the rumble strips:laugh:

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/005-141.jpg



Mats are starting to get rough, one more job then I think they well be sent to the burn pile

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/006-132.jpg

You might have already mentioned this but.... What are the specs on that trailer??

Dirtman2007
03-17-2010, 10:21 PM
You might have already mentioned this but.... What are the specs on that trailer??

Its a PJ trailer, with 7K axles on it so it can max out at 21K including the trailers weight.

it has brakes on all 6 tires as well

Z-master man
03-17-2010, 10:22 PM
Its a PJ trailer, with 7K axles on it so it can max out at 21K including the trailers weight.

it has brakes on all 6 tires as well

Whats the deck length? 25'? Is it harder to turn because of the tri-axle?

Dirtman2007
03-17-2010, 10:28 PM
Ya I guess when you are busy the easiest way is the best way. Its amazing how you guys stay as busy as you always are. I guess when you do good work you get plenty of work.

We are staying pretty busy, I can't complain. Have his clearing job to finish, I'd say another week here.

Then finish the 5 or 6 acre clearing job where the daewoo is.

Then another dredging job. several more projects that are waiting to get signed off on

This summer I may be involved in a 6 month long state job up in VA. The state provides each contractor with a house to stay in for free so I'll have to see how that goes:drinkup:

Dirtman2007
03-17-2010, 10:31 PM
Whats the deck length? 25'? Is it harder to turn because of the tri-axle?

20' flat and a 4' dove tail.

Bleed Green
03-18-2010, 11:17 AM
We are staying pretty busy, I can't complain. Have his clearing job to finish, I'd say another week here.

Then finish the 5 or 6 acre clearing job where the daewoo is.

Then another dredging job. several more projects that are waiting to get signed off on

This summer I may be involved in a 6 month long state job up in VA. The state provides each contractor with a house to stay in for free so I'll have to see how that goes:drinkup:

Oh no sounds like a party. What kind of job is that in VA? There is an EPA Govt cleanup jobs starting here in the next few weeks.

Dirtman2007
03-18-2010, 07:21 PM
Oh no sounds like a party. What kind of job is that in VA? There is an EPA Govt cleanup jobs starting here in the next few weeks.

Its a large 18,000 feet long stream/ wetland reconstruction project.

couple pics from today,
digging holes to bury all the roots and dirt.

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC00960.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC00961.jpg

wanabe
03-18-2010, 08:56 PM
Thats alot of nice topsoil going in the hole!

Dirtman2007
03-18-2010, 10:08 PM
Thats alot of nice topsoil going in the hole!

Shhhhhhh LOL

there's a lot of sticks in that soil to.
topsoil here is about 12" deep so it'll be fine:drinkup:

Danny Boy
03-18-2010, 11:07 PM
Better get that rake painted up soon, it will rust with all that bare matal:)

curtisfarmer
03-18-2010, 11:15 PM
Why bother painting it, just gonna get rubbed off during the next job.

stuvecorp
03-18-2010, 11:15 PM
I like the 'grave-cam' view of the Volvo.:)

Danny Boy
03-18-2010, 11:22 PM
why bother painting it, just gonna get rubbed off during the next job.

:laugh::laugh::laugh:.......

Dirtman2007
03-18-2010, 11:29 PM
I like the 'grave-cam' view of the Volvo.:)

I made a nice video from in the hole. My excitement for the day

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U46kfUPO8E0

JCLawn and more
03-18-2010, 11:48 PM
You should try the fluid film stuff on the root rake. From there claims it should keep it from rusting despite rubbing from the dirt.

Dirtman2007
03-18-2010, 11:53 PM
Better get that rake painted up soon, it will rust with all that bare matal:)

That thing will not be sitting still long enough to rust anytime soon.

JCLawn and more
03-18-2010, 11:58 PM
you don't look like you screw around when it comes to getting stuff done. There was a project over by me some company was working on. They would just come and it seemed like they just screwed around and not got anything done. They were clearing woods for a airport. Its been 4 months now. I think there was like 20 acres, maybe 30.

Danny Boy
03-19-2010, 12:03 AM
That thing will not be sitting still long enough to rust anytime soon.

I know that, hence the comment:drinkup:

Junior M
03-19-2010, 11:33 AM
That thing will not be sitting still long enough to rust anytime soon.
Thats crap, the dozer worked its butt off on a few jobs, then set for how long?!

I got a $20 it'll set again.. :p

DirtMerchant
03-19-2010, 03:38 PM
Thats crap, the dozer worked its butt off on a few jobs, then set for how long?!

I got a $20 it'll set again.. :p

The dozer is going to already SET and ready to go work.

I have 20 dollars that says you didn't even learn how to spell when you were in school. For example the differences between sit, sat, and set which is completely unrelated to the previous too.

JCLawn and more
03-19-2010, 05:18 PM
lol! that's funny

Junior M
03-19-2010, 05:32 PM
The dozer is going to already SET and ready to go work.

I have 20 dollars that says you didn't even learn how to spell when you were in school. For example the differences between sit, sat, and set which is completely unrelated to the previous too.
Wow.. Not to sound rude or anything, but that was a pretty ass-hole move. I am not the only one that makes grammatical errors around this place.. Besides, I was just joking with Chris and I can guarantee he knew it from the way it was said..

I dont understand people around this place anymore.. You wanna pick certain people out and make them look like complete jackoff's for stupid little mistakes, like above. Its not a big deal, no one is perfect. If you wanna start getting all grammatically correct do it with everyone, not just me.

JCLawn and more
03-19-2010, 05:49 PM
I don't think he was being serious. Had someone on here last night that was serious on correcting me. He made himself look like a moron. He corrected my grammar and misspelled a word while correcting me.

curtisfarmer
03-19-2010, 06:21 PM
Nice reply JR, dignified and respectful.:)

Dirtman2007
03-19-2010, 06:51 PM
Thats crap, the dozer worked its butt off on a few jobs, then set for how long?!

I got a $20 it'll set again.. :p

Gosh junior don't they teach you anything at school:laugh:


True that dozer was used like a mofo for the first few months, then is sat idle for a little over 4 months!

Oh well thats part of the game, thats why we own more than the dozer:weightlifter:

westcoh
03-19-2010, 07:02 PM
The dozer is going to already SET and ready to go work.

I have 20 dollars that says you didn't even learn how to spell when you were in school. For example the differences between sit, sat, and set which is completely unrelated to the previous too.

Should actually say "unrelated to the previous two". . .if we're gonna get picky about these things lol

JCLawn and more
03-19-2010, 07:08 PM
Should actually say "unrelated to the previous two". . .if we're gonna get picky about these things lol

blhahahahaha

stuvecorp
03-19-2010, 07:09 PM
Wow.. Not to sound rude or anything, but that was a pretty ass-hole move. I am not the only one that makes grammatical errors around this place.. Besides, I was just joking with Chris and I can guarantee he knew it from the way it was said..

I dont understand people around this place anymore.. You wanna pick certain people out and make them look like complete jackoff's for stupid little mistakes, like above. Its not a big deal, no one is perfect. If you wanna start getting all grammatically correct do it with everyone, not just me.

JR, slow yo roll. I don't think DirtVader was trying to be the grammar police, I thought it was kinda funny but who knows over the interweb. It is too easy to read something in to stuff.

Junior M
03-19-2010, 10:58 PM
Should actually say "unrelated to the previous two". . .if we're gonna get picky about these things lol
Thats the best.. :laugh:

Junior M
03-19-2010, 10:59 PM
JR, slow yo roll. I don't think DirtVader was trying to be the grammar police, I thought it was kinda funny but who knows over the interweb. It is too easy to read something in to stuff.
it really is to easy..

Maybe I over reacted, maybe I didnt.. Oh well..

bobcat_ron
03-19-2010, 11:09 PM
I like liquor and whores.

There, I broke the ice.

Junior M
03-19-2010, 11:13 PM
I like liquor and whores.

There, I broke the ice.
I like liquor, fire, mud, trucks, tobacco, and fine women..

Now thats a party in the woods.. Thumbs Up

bobcat_ron
03-19-2010, 11:14 PM
I also like titties, not breasts, that's for chicken, I like titties.

Danny Boy
03-20-2010, 01:53 AM
Come on guys, clean it up a little, if this keeps up you will be sent over to HEF for a bollocking:laugh:

DirtMerchant
03-20-2010, 06:31 AM
Everyone needs to calm down, it was a joke. Holy hell.


I'm a lover, not a hater.






I love digging in the dirt, just like all you.

Ozz
03-20-2010, 07:56 AM
come on guys, clean it up a little, if this keeps up you will be sent over to hef for a bollocking:laugh:
no! Not hef!
:)

Bleed Green
03-20-2010, 05:26 PM
what is happening to Chirs' thread? He needs to get back on here with some more pics and quick.

Junior M
03-20-2010, 07:10 PM
Come on guys, clean it up a little, if this keeps up you will be sent over to HEF for a bollocking:laugh:
Easy with the big words! :confused:

Dirtman2007
03-20-2010, 07:57 PM
So today I watched a job burn to the ground. The owner choose to have it burnt by the FD instead of doing a full demo. I just have to wait till the ashes cool to price cleaning it all up!

some pics.

They practiced on it for 8 hrs today, I got bored of waiting so I left, she was gone when I came back

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/Random%20Construction/DSC00972.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/Random%20Construction/DSC00973.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/Random%20Construction/DSC00974.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/Random%20Construction/DSC00975.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/Random%20Construction/DSC00976.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/Random%20Construction/DSC00977.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/Random%20Construction/DSC00978.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/Random%20Construction/DSC00979.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/Random%20Construction/DSC00980.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/Random%20Construction/DSC00981.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/Random%20Construction/DSC00982.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/Random%20Construction/DSC00983.jpg

bobcat_ron
03-20-2010, 09:22 PM
Those are fun to watch and be a part of, I was part of a house burn years ago, they gave me a respirator and mask to use because my cab was open, Salvation Army came out and had tons of free food, it was a hoot.

Junior M
03-20-2010, 09:33 PM
Those are fun to watch and be a part of, I was part of a house burn years ago, they gave me a respirator and mask to use because my cab was open, Salvation Army came out and had tons of free food, it was a hoot.
The only people involved in our practice burns are us, other local FDs and the homeowners/property owners.

And were greedy, we keep the food at the station for when we're done.. :p

Dirtman2007
03-20-2010, 10:15 PM
The only people involved in our practice burns are us, other local FDs and the homeowners/property owners.

And were greedy, we keep the food at the station for when we're done.. :p

they started at 7:30am, and did not leave until about 6pm!

Junior M
03-20-2010, 11:01 PM
they started at 7:30am, and did not leave until about 6pm!
Hell yeah dude, burns are alot of work! We did a little trailer last time, lit her up at 8am didnt leave until 2.. then there is work once you get back to the station, refilling air bottles, rolling and washing hose, then putting it in the dryer. Going through trucks and putting stuff back in its correct place and making sure stuff is still there.. So in essense we didnt get done until 4:30 or so..

Gravel Rat
03-21-2010, 06:30 PM
A house burn is a win win for everybody the homeowner doesn't have to pay for big disposal/demo costs and the fire dept gets a real life practice for the guys.

stuvecorp
03-21-2010, 07:27 PM
A house burn is a win win for everybody the homeowner doesn't have to pay for big disposal/demo costs and the fire dept gets a real life practice for the guys.

It's rare to see someone demo a house since the fire departments will burn them for nothing, you would think people could afford to fill the basement in but no. There has been some houses that has to be three or four years since burning and nothing has happened yet

Gravel Rat
03-21-2010, 09:31 PM
The fire depts here is Volly so they group together when they have a burn and let the guys practice. Not many people are demoing houses anymore so the dept doesn't get the practice on a house. And we live in a area where house fires don't happen people are pretty good with fire protection.

The summer time usually is bush or forest fire season so the firedepts get involved with that.

Dirtman2007
03-21-2010, 09:46 PM
Some more pictures.

Always nice to watch the sun come up while the machines warm up

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC00963.jpg

dug a nice burn hole to finish burning the last of the brush.

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC00965.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC00966.jpg

buring the ashes

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC00968.jpg

pond before

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC00950.jpg

after. Still needs to be finish graded

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC00969.jpg

before

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC00949.jpg

after

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC00971.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC00970.jpg

AEL
03-21-2010, 11:21 PM
Looks good Chris. So besides finish grading the pond , are you on to the next job?

Dirtman2007
03-21-2010, 11:27 PM
Looks good Chris. So besides finish grading the pond , are you on to the next job?

Thanks, I've got to jump over the creek and clear about 3-4 more acres for their house lot.

nedly05
03-22-2010, 06:30 AM
Nice job Chris, it looks like a whole different place! Man that volvo has a long reach!

thesnowman269
03-23-2010, 03:34 PM
I read through all 248 pages, took me a long a$$ time, anywho wow! awsome! I want to go back and work for an exavating company now! also Im a little depressed I reached the end... I dont have anything to do now.. :/ :help:

Bleed Green
03-23-2010, 06:47 PM
I read through all 248 pages, took me a long a$$ time, anywho wow! awsome! I want to go back and work for an exavating company now! also Im a little depressed I reached the end... I dont have anything to do now.. :/ :help:

There are plenty of other interesting threads on here to check out. Lots of drama on this section of lawnsite.

Dirtman2007
03-23-2010, 07:29 PM
So today we started burning on the other side where the homeowners house will be going.

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC00995.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC00996.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC00997.jpg

This is how you get rid of all those stuborn stobs that stick up everywhere

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01001.jpg

angle your blade to the side and windrow all your topsoil into rows.

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01002.jpg

then hit the rows at a 45 and wala. 80% of the stobs are gone!

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01003.jpg

cleared and graded a driveway to the road

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01000.jpg


http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01004.jpg

house lot all cleared

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01005.jpg

DirtMerchant
03-23-2010, 07:40 PM
Beautiful work man!

Blue Goose
03-23-2010, 09:20 PM
Awesome job, Chris!!!

Tyler5652
03-23-2010, 10:32 PM
judging by the ground hog you caught chris i believe you may eventually have too buy a fur bears/hunting license and if you dont we may just have to confiscate all that nice equipment :laugh: lol. we will let the fish on your track go but next time you'll have to supply the fishers license lol

Dirtman2007
03-23-2010, 10:45 PM
Just got in from a massive housing development fire, 3 houses leveled and they are trying their best to save the rest in the 20mph winds

some pics
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/Random%20Construction/DSC01006.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/Random%20Construction/DSC01007.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/Random%20Construction/DSC01009.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/Random%20Construction/DSC01010.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/Random%20Construction/DSC01012.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/Random%20Construction/DSC01013.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/Random%20Construction/DSC01014.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/Random%20Construction/DSC01015.jpg

P.Services
03-23-2010, 10:58 PM
hmmmm no more payments for that builder that was facing bankruptcy. imagine that.

Junior M
03-23-2010, 10:58 PM
they are goin to be workin some long hours!

bobcat_ron
03-23-2010, 10:59 PM
I hope it wasn't one of your fires that sparked that blaze?

Blue Goose
03-23-2010, 11:02 PM
Are those occupied/owned homes or display homes?

Dirtman2007
03-23-2010, 11:06 PM
Are those occupied/owned homes or display homes?

they were all occupied. No ron I'm working way down the road from here.

Bleed Green
03-23-2010, 11:30 PM
How long did all of that work take you today Chris? Looks like a pretty full day.

Dirtman2007
03-23-2010, 11:32 PM
How long did all of that work take you today Chris? Looks like a pretty full day.

I spent 9 hours today, but about 3 days on the clearing.

AWJ Services
03-24-2010, 08:12 AM
http://www.soil.ncsu.edu/about/century/earlyhistory.html

http://www.nc.nrcs.usda.gov/programs/soilsurvey/index.html

http://soils.usda.gov/survey/online_surveys/north_carolina/

I put these links up in regards to the question from the other post.
The second one has a ton of links and should provide you with some excellent reading material about Soil in North Carolina.

hvy 1ton
03-24-2010, 02:36 PM
That's a nice trick with rake, haven't tried anything like that before. Since you do a lot of pasture clearing you might look in to getting a offset disk for the dozer. It would be one more operation you could add to the your clearing services.

Bleed Green
03-24-2010, 06:00 PM
That's a nice trick with rake, haven't tried anything like that before. Since you do a lot of pasture clearing you might look in to getting a offset disk for the dozer. It would be one more operation you could add to the your clearing services.

I would think an offset disc be more for tilling work though rather than clearing. Unless it would work well for cleaning the roots and smaller stumps up or something.
Or do you mean he could prep the fields for plantings with the offset disc after he cleared them?

Dirtman2007
03-24-2010, 07:25 PM
I would think an offset disc be more for tilling work though rather than clearing. Unless it would work well for cleaning the roots and smaller stumps up or something.
Or do you mean he could prep the fields for plantings with the offset disc after he cleared them?

Yes you disc the area after it has been cleared to help cut off the remaining roots and stobs. Ideally waiting a year before you do this is best as most of the stuff will be dead and half rotton.

Bleed Green
03-24-2010, 08:18 PM
ok that makes sense I was on the right track at least part of the time LOL.

Dirtman2007
03-25-2010, 07:21 PM
So today I started stipping the topsoil for the big hole I'll dig to bury all the trash tomorrow.

Man this dozer can push some dirt!

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01017.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01018.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01019.jpg

all the roots and sticks pushed up to bury tomorrow
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01020.jpg

Junior M
03-25-2010, 09:38 PM
well yeah it can push dirt, its a dozer. That is its job. :p

Dirtman2007
03-25-2010, 09:47 PM
well yeah it can push dirt, its a dozer. That is its job. :p

How long do you think that would take you with your wagon and shovel junior?

Junior M
03-25-2010, 09:50 PM
How long do you think that would take you with your wagon and shovel junior?
couple hours, at the most.. :p :laugh:

Ozz
03-25-2010, 10:16 PM
Hey...Junior, I'll have house 84 come and woop up on ya.... Lol. But yah Chris, as slow as he may be... He's. Right
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stuvecorp
03-25-2010, 11:11 PM
How long do you think that would take you with your wagon and shovel junior?

If it's a Radio Flyer I bet pretty quick!:laugh:

Dirtman2007
03-25-2010, 11:27 PM
couple hours, at the most.. :p :laugh:

I'm gonna get you up here this summer oneday and show you how its done