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Dirtman2007
03-26-2010, 06:43 PM
Today I pretty much finished up at the big clearing job. Little more grading tomorrow and its off to the next job!

First pic show the all the different soil types, hole is about 18' deep.

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01022.jpg

Lots of stuff to bury
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01024.jpg


http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01025.jpg

getting ready to bury the ashes

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01028.jpg

cave in!

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01029.jpg

All the clay spread

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01030.jpg

Covered in 12" of topsoil

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01031.jpg

Got the baby locked up!

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01032.jpg



Went to price the cleanup of the old farm house they burnt down

before
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/013-40.jpg

After

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01021.jpg

Dirtman2007
03-26-2010, 06:52 PM
Today I pretty much finished up at the big clearing job. Little more grading tomorrow and its off to the next job!

First pic show the all the different soil types, hole is about 18' deep.

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01022.jpg

Lots of stuff to bury
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01024.jpg


http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01025.jpg

getting ready to bury the ashes

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01028.jpg

cave in!

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01029.jpg

All the clay spread

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01030.jpg

Covered in 12" of topsoil

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01031.jpg

Got the baby locked up!

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01032.jpg



Went to price the cleanup of the old farm house they burnt down

before
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/013-40.jpg

After

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01021.jpg

Blue Goose
03-26-2010, 07:10 PM
As always, great pictures of great work!

hvy 1ton
03-26-2010, 07:36 PM
I HATE gray clay, hard as hell dry and the worst slop ever wet. :hammerhead: The new pasture looks good. Aside from the stay stick, no one would ever know it used to be "trees":laugh: Looks like the house is gonna be a couple bins of brick and concrete and the tin. Not much else left.

Dirtman2007
03-26-2010, 07:48 PM
I HATE gray clay, hard as hell dry and the worst slop ever wet. :hammerhead: The new pasture looks good. Aside from the stay stick, no one would ever know it used to be "trees":laugh: Looks like the house is gonna be a couple bins of brick and concrete and the tin. Not much else left.

Thanks Blue!

Yes the infamous blue clay sucks. Espcially when my lazy butt does not shovel it off the tracks and it turns hard:laugh:

yeah there's right much brick and stone from the foundation. Need to find a farmer that wants a old pond filled in to dump it at. There are also a couple barns that need to be torn down as well.

Junior M
03-26-2010, 10:44 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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House 84? :confused:

Woah! Who you callin slow?! :nono:

:laugh:

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

this can be arranged!

Ozz
03-27-2010, 04:48 PM
House 84? :confused:

Woah! Who you callin slow?! :nono:

:laugh:


House 84 is where I roll out of.

I just laugh when you don't get something... Particularly perverted stuff.

Dirtman2007
03-27-2010, 05:15 PM
Finished up everything today.

The house lot all graded off

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01039.jpg


driveway finished


http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01040.jpg

Horse pasture all done.

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01041.jpg

DirtMerchant
03-27-2010, 09:21 PM
Last picture really shows the size

Junior M
03-27-2010, 09:53 PM
House 84 is where I roll out of.

I just laugh when you don't get something... Particularly perverted stuff.
thats cool?

And umm yeah.. I dont usually pick up on the perverted stuff cause I'd rather not.. Just sayin..

hvy 1ton
03-28-2010, 01:22 AM
Maybe it's because i live in a river bottom and i'm used to lots of black topsoil, but the field in the last pic looks sad. planting some clover and plowing it under at the fall would defeintatnly help, plus it affixes nitrogen. The **** i think about after a night out. :drinkup:

CSLC
03-28-2010, 04:31 PM
Wow, I thought I would never reach the end of this forum. LOL!!:dizzy: I think Dirtman is doing quite well for him self even if he is just working for "The Boss Man" I do similair work but with a little smaller equipment. I have been in this buisness my whole life. Hey Dirtman.....What are you going to school for? I am thinking about going to school for Construction Management. You can do just about anything with it and I will have something to fall back on if the buisness ever gets dull. Well like I said GREAT work and keep it up!!!:drinkup::clapping:

Dirtman2007
03-28-2010, 04:50 PM
Wow, I thought I would never reach the end of this forum. LOL!!:dizzy: I think Dirtman is doing quite well for him self even if he is just working for "The Boss Man" I do similair work but with a little smaller equipment. I have been in this buisness my whole life. Hey Dirtman.....What are you going to school for? I am thinking about going to school for Construction Management. You can do just about anything with it and I will have something to fall back on if the buisness ever gets dull. Well like I said GREAT work and keep it up!!!:drinkup::clapping:

Thanks man, I'm going to school for construction management. I'll graduate this may:drinkup:

Dirtman2007
03-31-2010, 07:48 PM
Well we got the daewoo put back together and she is back in action.

Started burning

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01100.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01101.jpg

I work for a hoarder... taking down a old barn before it falls and kills him. But all this stuff is "Gold"

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01102.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01105.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01107.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01106.jpg

DirtMerchant
03-31-2010, 07:49 PM
I should show you my dispatch yard. We hoard everything from ski's to cars, to bathtubs to cabless excavators

Gravel Rat
03-31-2010, 08:04 PM
Hoarding is a disease and many people have it, I'am one of the type of people if I don't need it I chuck it no point in hanging on crap that you will never use.

Bleed Green
03-31-2010, 11:37 PM
Hoarding is a disease and many people have it, I'am one of the type of people if I don't need it I chuck it no point in hanging on crap that you will never use.

Ya but thats just the thing you never know when you will need some item. As soon as you throw it away thats usually when you need it too.

Gravel Rat
04-01-2010, 12:06 AM
Ya but thats just the thing you never know when you will need some item. As soon as you throw it away thats usually when you need it too.

Maybe on somethings you can keep but some people keep schit for 30 years thinking they will use it someday. I have seen it I'am in the Junk removal business I have hauled a lot of peoples treasures off to the landfill.

hoeman376
04-01-2010, 12:55 AM
Maybe on somethings you can keep but some people keep schit for 30 years thinking they will use it someday. I have seen it I'am in the Junk removal business I have hauled a lot of peoples treasures off to the landfill.


You are the only guy on this website who is literaly a expert in every field. You put your two cents in on every fricken thread, and then you say. "ohh man cant get away with that hear. You seriously get me so agervated when I come on this site. You either have a new thread started about how you life sucks your not working or your making millions hauling in your F550. Seriously man. If you were have the operator you talk like you are you would still be working.

Gravel Rat
04-01-2010, 02:37 AM
You are the only guy on this website who is literaly a expert in every field. You put your two cents in on every fricken thread, and then you say. "ohh man cant get away with that hear. You seriously get me so agervated when I come on this site. You either have a new thread started about how you life sucks your not working or your making millions hauling in your F550. Seriously man. If you were have the operator you talk like you are you would still be working.

I have a job now where I sit behind a desk making 42 grand a year with medical and dental and my paycheck is gauranteed so why in the h*ll would I want to be in the excavating business and be laid off like most guys are right now.

Ya my job maybe boring but it is sure nice not to worry about paychecks or fighting homeowners for money.

What I do on the side is play time and mostly cash money. If the summer pans out and things pick up I hope to make some extra money to get money for a chunk of land. Need 30-40 grand for a down payment on a chunk of property.

I do know what hoarders are all about hauled all kinds of stuff away from peoples places. Some places have 30 years worth of junk. I think the oddest job was cleaning out a estate sale there was bottles of steak sauce that were still full and 20 years old the old guy forgot about them. Many people leave so they don't get second thoughts about keeping some junk.

I don't know who you are hoeman376 but who gives a crap if you get aggrevated. I have spent quite a few years in different industries what do you expect this province is a resource area. You become a jack of all trades.

If you want to work for a excavation contractor you better beable to drive truck-operate equipement-pull wrenches and weld if you can't hit the road you are useless to a contractor. I'am not a well experienced hoe operator but my mechanical/steel fabrication skills along with being a truck driver makes up for it. You break the machine you fix the machine even if it requires you to work all night.

hoeman376
04-01-2010, 02:49 AM
I have a job now where I sit behind a desk making 42 grand a year with medical and dental and my paycheck is gauranteed so why in the h*ll would I want to be in the excavating business and be laid off like most guys are right now.

Ya my job maybe boring but it is sure nice not to worry about paychecks or fighting homeowners for money.

What I do on the side is play time and mostly cash money. If the summer pans out and things pick up I hope to make some extra money to get money for a chunk of land. Need 30-40 grand for a down payment on a chunk of property.

I do know what hoarders are all about hauled all kinds of stuff away from peoples places. Some places have 30 years worth of junk. I think the oddest job was cleaning out a estate sale there was bottles of steak sauce that were still full and 20 years old the old guy forgot about them. Many people leave so they don't get second thoughts about keeping some junk.

I don't know who you are hoeman376 but who gives a crap if you get aggrevated. I have spent quite a few years in different industries what do you expect this province is a resource area. You become a jack of all trades.

If you want to work for a excavation contractor you better beable to drive truck-operate equipement-pull wrenches and weld if you can't hit the road you are useless to a contractor. I'am not a well experienced hoe operator but my mechanical/steel fabrication skills along with being a truck driver makes up for it. You break the machine you fix the machine even if it requires you to work all night.



If I want to work for a excavating company huh? Well concidering Iam a fourth generation excavator all We have ever done is excavate. I belive in do one thing and do it well. Ive had my class A cdl since i was 16 We have been drag racing our whole lives so I learned a while ago how to turn wrenches, and when other kids were out hanging with there friends on summer breaks when I was little I was on the job learning my trade. I do belive in being a jack of all trades in my industry. Just you seem to be a expert in anything construction. I am not trying to be a jerk even no I sound like one. Just stop seriously telling everyone how you would have done it or how you have done it 100 times or how there gonna go to jail for doing it or how you cant stand this or that. YOU ARE A JOKE. If you wanna help people fine. Just stop running around like a idiot putting your 2 cents in unless it is actually somthing usfull. I know im not the first member to tell you somthing like this so seriously just act like everyone eles and Say somthing nice instead of somthing negative.

Gravel Rat
04-01-2010, 03:06 AM
If I want to work for a excavating company huh? Well concidering Iam a fourth generation excavator all We have ever done is excavate. I belive in do one thing and do it well. Ive had my class A cdl since i was 16 We have been drag racing our whole lives so I learned a while ago how to turn wrenches, and when other kids were out hanging with there friends on summer breaks when I was little I was on the job learning my trade. I do belive in being a jack of all trades in my industry. Just you seem to be a expert in anything construction. I am not trying to be a jerk even no I sound like one. Just stop seriously telling everyone how you would have done it or how you have done it 100 times or how there gonna go to jail for doing it or how you cant stand this or that. YOU ARE A JOKE. If you wanna help people fine. Just stop running around like a idiot putting your 2 cents in unless it is actually somthing usfull. I know im not the first member to tell you somthing like this so seriously just act like everyone eles and Say somthing nice instead of somthing negative.

Ohwell everybody has a opinion if you don't like mine so-beit. One thing about it I did learn my skills from guys with 30-40 years worth of experience in the excavating business. I think you might last 5 minutes with some of the contractors that I have worked for and you would have your pink slip you talk back once your gone. Some guys don't want your opinion just do what they say and do it. I assume you work in a familly business or yourself employeed.

I do get a little negative but that is from the job I have and the gov't screwing us on taxes.

As for me being a JOKE again ohwell it is your opinion.

hoeman376
04-01-2010, 03:12 AM
Ohwell everybody has a opinion if you don't like mine so-beit. One thing about it I did learn my skills from guys with 30-40 years worth of experience in the excavating business. I think you might last 5 minutes with some of the contractors that I have worked for and you would have your pink slip you talk back once your gone. Some guys don't want your opinion just do what they say and do it. I assume you work in a familly business or yourself employeed.

I do get a little negative but that is from the job I have and the gov't screwing us on taxes.

As for me being a JOKE again ohwell it is your opinion.


Well thats one great thing about being owner operator I dont ever have to worry about getting fired. Oh and as far as my experiance I think since we have been a family owned business since 1940s I been mentored by some of the best.

Gravel Rat
04-01-2010, 03:50 AM
Well thats one great thing about being owner operator I dont ever have to worry about getting fired. Oh and as far as my experiance I think since we have been a family owned business since 1940s I been mentored by some of the best.

It is good that you can work for familly many people can't I know it isn't a good idea for me and my old man to work together. I have learned a lot I did learn mechanics-steel fabrication and working around equipement. We had a blow up at each other and tempers flared that was it. A person gets to be around 40-50 ton forestry equipment, bulldozers, 45 ton hoes etc when you live in resource town. I was doing drilling and blasting rock when I was 14 years old developing the parents property. Handling blasting caps that would easily remove your hand and setting the charges.

I do have back problems and both my knees are shot from working around the heavy industries kinda sucks when I'am only 33 years old the way it goes.

DaveAust
04-01-2010, 08:39 AM
It is good that you can work for familly many people can't I know it isn't a good idea for me and my old man to work together. I have learned a lot I did learn mechanics-steel fabrication and working around equipement. We had a blow up at each other and tempers flared that was it. A person gets to be around 40-50 ton forestry equipment, bulldozers, 45 ton hoes etc when you live in resource town. I was doing drilling and blasting rock when I was 14 years old developing the parents property. Handling blasting caps that would easily remove your hand and setting the charges.

I do have back problems and both my knees are shot from working around the heavy industries kinda sucks when I'am only 33 years old the way it goes.

Gravel Rat, one of the problems that I have with your comments is that they are just talk. You sit behind a desk/computer and make comments on every thread/topic as if you were an expert. However you provide no evidence, apart from more talk, that you have any experience in heavy equipment apart from a small truck.

As far as I am concerned you could have picked up your information at bars in your town or at work, just listening in on conversations. Some of the rest of the information is just a given, such as steel will rust and corrode a lot more in and around salt water :rolleyes:

Other people on this site make a living out of heavy equipment, some do very well and many have been doing it successfully for generations. They comment helpfully with their real and demonstrable experience, backed up with photos and detailed explanations of real life events they have been involved in, in the area they work. You could go to the region where these guys work and know who they are, talk to their clients even. You are secretive about precisely who you are and where you live, (as far as I know), and have provided little credible evidence that you are anything but a desk jockey at work by day and an Internet addict by night.

You also treat this forum as some kind of therapeutic blog, reflecting on your failure to take advantage of job opportunities, difficulty in finding paying work for your truck and any other piece of earthmoving equipment if you owned any. Also how hard it is to move out of your mums basement/save money/buy property/work with family/get on with family/problems with women etc.

I don't mean to dump too much on you man but really you have a credibility problem. Go and do something real, take some photos like every one else does, (no pathetic excuses about cameras), and put that on this forum. It may change your life.

Dave

hoeman376
04-01-2010, 09:09 AM
It is good that you can work for familly many people can't I know it isn't a good idea for me and my old man to work together. I have learned a lot I did learn mechanics-steel fabrication and working around equipement. We had a blow up at each other and tempers flared that was it. A person gets to be around 40-50 ton forestry equipment, bulldozers, 45 ton hoes etc when you live in resource town. I was doing drilling and blasting rock when I was 14 years old developing the parents property. Handling blasting caps that would easily remove your hand and setting the charges.

I do have back problems and both my knees are shot from working around the heavy industries kinda sucks when I'am only 33 years old the way it goes.



Ive broke both my legs, my fight foot my left heel and have had a acl surgery. Im only 23 but im still trucking along everyday.

Gravel Rat
04-01-2010, 02:20 PM
Ive broke both my legs, my fight foot my left heel and have had a acl surgery. Im only 23 but im still trucking along everyday.

After the chiropractor said to me if I put my back out again I will be in a wheelchair I don't lift heavy stuff like I used to. Wasn't uncommon for me to be lifting wood beams onto my truck that weighed 200lbs on one end. There was days where I moved 10,000lbs of lumber in one day. Load it on the truck and go deliver it no forklifts involved.

As for Daveaust you can't have cameras on a jobsite the homeowner will throw you off the property. Any excavation contractor I worked for NEVER took pictures. Any of building contractors rarely took pictures. When you work for excavation contractors you can't say a word to anybody on what job you were working on.

So no I don't take pictures the homeowner would say WTF are you doing and ask you to put the camera away.

CAT powered
04-01-2010, 04:36 PM
Then stop somewhere and take pictures with a load on the truck or something man. They bring up a good point. Lots of talk about things but no proof of anything.

Also, GR, you contradict yourself quite a bit.

One day you're talking about how stable your job is and how great is but not even a month before hand you talk about how never know day to day whether you'll have a job or not.

And also as a employer in the excavation/sitework/material processing industry I'd have to say I'm more concerned with attitude than ability. Yes they have to have some experience but operating can be learned and so can welding and mechanical stuff. Attitude and common sense cannot be. I would prefer a guy who was ready to learn and willing to work over a guy who already knew the job but grumbled and complained about everything.

Question for the 23 y/o who says he had his class A at 16: Since when can you get a class A license at 16 years old? I was always under the impression it's been 18 for forever.

Gravel Rat
04-01-2010, 04:56 PM
To get a class 1 (A) in this province you need to be 18 aswell not sure with the new driving rules it might be a higher age.

Not really worth holding a class A CDL anymore unless you are in the construction/excavation industry who in h*ll wants to fight the cheap rates in over the road trucking. A mexican driving a truck for 1 cent a mile you can't compete with that.

My job is stable for now but you don't know when you are going to get stabbed in the back. I don't think you take any job for granted you could be fired the next day.

The Obaminator is making one h*ll of a mess of the USA I thought he would be better than what he is. The Canadian gov't is smearing more KY jelly on the citzens and it is hurting the economy.

All we can do as North America is hope that things improve.

Blue Goose
04-01-2010, 06:05 PM
I don't even know where to start but out of respect for the Dirtman and his picture thread, it won't be here. Suffice it to say to GR, some of the things you post would give a woodpecker a headache!

Gravel Rat
04-01-2010, 06:57 PM
I guess we got off track talking about hoarding. I'am in a good mood I get a extra 340 dollars on the pay check this week for the long weekend if I worked the two holiday days it would have been 670 dollars for 2 days work gotta love union jobs :drinkup:

Dirtman2007
04-01-2010, 07:29 PM
Holy hell GR you never run out of crap to say do you?

Let me go load some pics before you write another essay.

jimmyjack
04-01-2010, 07:33 PM
see that right there is the crap the gets everyone on here pissed with u .....why are you posting this ????no one cares!!!! if you want to talk about the nothingness of your life you should do it in your own thread out of respect for everyones elses threads you get them so off topic arguing with people , again most times a nothing really

farmerknowsbest
04-01-2010, 07:35 PM
So GR whines and gripes for 1000's upon 1000's of posts about how terrible it is in BC and how no one can make a buck all the while he is working a cushy well paying job. Now I finally understand why so many of you absolutely loath him.

Chris, post something please!!!

hoeman376
04-01-2010, 07:53 PM
Then stop somewhere and take pictures with a load on the truck or something man. They bring up a good point. Lots of talk about things but no proof of anything.

Also, GR, you contradict yourself quite a bit.

One day you're talking about how stable your job is and how great is but not even a month before hand you talk about how never know day to day whether you'll have a job or not.

And also as a employer in the excavation/sitework/material processing industry I'd have to say I'm more concerned with attitude than ability. Yes they have to have some experience but operating can be learned and so can welding and mechanical stuff. Attitude and common sense cannot be. I would prefer a guy who was ready to learn and willing to work over a guy who already knew the job but grumbled and complained about everything.

Question for the 23 y/o who says he had his class A at 16: Since when can you get a class A license at 16 years old? I was always under the impression it's been 18 for forever.



You can get your CDL in IL as long as you are working for family business. You cant drive for anyone untill your 18 but most places around here wont hire you unless you are 22 or 23 because of insurance.

Dirtman2007
04-01-2010, 08:05 PM
So today I did a little dredging job. Bidded 1.5 days but did it in about 6 hours:dizzy: I guess I work to fast sometimes.

I've dug on this pond countless times, the sand just keeps comming down the creek and filling the pond in. Job security.

Backhoe still loading out sand from the last dredging.

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01111.jpg


Silted in

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01112.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01113.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01114.jpg

going up the creek channel on mats to dig it out

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01115.jpg

done

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01119.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01120.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01121.jpg

bobcat_ron
04-01-2010, 08:15 PM
Damn nice sand!

Dirtman2007
04-01-2010, 08:23 PM
Damn nice sand!

It was almost like walking on the beach. 80 degrees today, I think the shorts and flip flops are comming out tomorrow... its gonna be 90:drinkup:

Jimmyed
04-01-2010, 09:42 PM
Holy hell GR you never run out of crap to say do you?

Let me go load some pics before you write another essay.



Sounds about like any union hand I knew.... Likes to hear himself talk..

ioilyouin
04-01-2010, 09:58 PM
Question for the 23 y/o who says he had his class A at 16: Since when can you get a class A license at 16 years old? I was always under the impression it's been 18 for forever.

I'm 30 now and have had mine since 16. I too truck for a family business. In fact I had Haz-mat on my license then and couldn't legally haul it until I was 21. Passed the test without ever studying for it, if that tells you how hard it is.

Blue Goose
04-01-2010, 10:04 PM
It was almost like walking on the beach. 80 degrees today, I think the shorts and flip flops are comming out tomorrow... its gonna be 90:drinkup:
I think I'm starting to hate my life...http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q310/centurycoronado/smilierotz.gif

ioilyouin
04-01-2010, 10:16 PM
Slick work as usual Chris.

I think that some users will be using the blocking feature after that tirade.:laugh:

Bleed Green
04-01-2010, 10:17 PM
Holy hell GR you never run out of crap to say do you?

Let me go load some pics before you write another essay.

Thank You Chris I was going to suggest just that earlier today when all of the drama was unfolding.

Gravel Rat
04-01-2010, 10:19 PM
So GR whines and gripes for 1000's upon 1000's of posts about how terrible it is in BC and how no one can make a buck all the while he is working a cushy well paying job. Now I finally understand why so many of you absolutely loath him.

Chris, post something please!!!

Why do you think I have a gov't job I had the choice keep working at a mechanic for the contractor I worked for or work for the gov't. It was a year after I left the guys I worked with ended up getting laid off for a year. None of the guys have had steady work since because our boom dropped off.

Bleed Green
04-01-2010, 10:21 PM
It was almost like walking on the beach. 80 degrees today, I think the shorts and flip flops are comming out tomorrow... its gonna be 90:drinkup:

Its crazy the weather here all of a sudden. we skipped spring and went from cool to summer hot, it was like 85 here today LOL. But hey I am not complaining.

Dirtman2007
04-01-2010, 10:29 PM
Its crazy the weather here all of a sudden. we skipped spring and went from cool to summer hot, it was like 85 here today LOL. But hey I am not complaining.

LOL Don't let the warm weather fool you, A swimming pool is still around 50 degrees:dizzy:

I wonder if you can block a person from your thread?:rolleyes: LOL

DirtMerchant
04-01-2010, 10:46 PM
Man, I'm about to head into work. It's going to be -10, up to Sixty mph winds tonight, with up to 14" of snow. I'll be on the edge of a 3100 ft peak. Little jealous of you to say the least. I'm bringing the camera though.


So should I make a thread with a vote/ or pledge to get GR banned.

Bleed Green
04-01-2010, 10:47 PM
LOL Don't let the warm weather fool you, A swimming pool is still around 50 degrees:dizzy:

I wonder if you can block a person from your thread?:rolleyes: LOL

Ya I only know of one person who is swimming at this point and thats my cousin in NC. The trick is his pool has a heater.

Dirtman2007
04-01-2010, 10:53 PM
Man, I'm about to head into work. It's going to be -10, up to Sixty mph winds tonight, with up to 14" of snow. I'll be on the edge of a 3100 ft peak. Little jealous of you to say the least. I'm bringing the camera though.


So should I make a thread with a vote/ or pledge to get GR banned.

+1

Going to work? Its time to go to bed lol. I have a lot of root raking to do tomorrow.

I love my job I'm on a different site everyday:laugh:

Bleed Green
04-01-2010, 10:55 PM
+1

Going to work? Its time to go to bed lol. I have a lot of root raking to do tomorrow.

I love my job I'm on a different site everyday:laugh:

Your job would be loads of fun Chris. Need an intern for the summer? LOL

Dirtman2007
04-01-2010, 11:01 PM
Your job would be loads of fun Chris. Need an intern for the summer? LOL

You might have to fight with Junior. lol

Gravel Rat
04-01-2010, 11:03 PM
Man, I'm about to head into work. It's going to be -10, up to Sixty mph winds tonight, with up to 14" of snow. I'll be on the edge of a 3100 ft peak. Little jealous of you to say the least. I'm bringing the camera though.


So should I make a thread with a vote/ or pledge to get GR banned.

Just because people disagree with me you want me banned what is this some rich kids club only the ones that drop the bosses drawers and suck can stay.

I find it funny the newbies to the site are complaining I have been on this site since 2002. It is me Scag and a few others that have been here the longest.

Maybe it is you guys are so jealous that I have a gauranteed job I make 42 grand a year. I never have to worry about paychecks. H*ll if I wanted to I could have bought a excavator instead of a truck so I could have a toy to play with.

Anyhow I find what Chris does very interesting and I think it is great a young guy his age is a partner in a company that he will soon own. What Chris does with excavator in a swampy areas would make a 30 year veteran hoe operator here very nervous.

Keep posting the pictures Chris you do great work :drinkup:

Junior M
04-01-2010, 11:05 PM
Your job would be loads of fun Chris. Need an intern for the summer? LOL

Last I checked, I had that position filled.. :p :laugh:

You might have to fight with Junior. lol

I am glad you are starting to realize my authori-ty! :laugh:

But seriously, come summer I'll be up there.

Btw, I been wearing shorts and flip flops the last 3 days. :p

coopers
04-01-2010, 11:12 PM
Maybe it is you guys are so jealous that I have a gauranteed job I make 42 grand a year. I never have to worry about paychecks

hhhmm, shouldn't this also allow you to buy your own place?

Gravel Rat
04-02-2010, 01:12 AM
hhhmm, shouldn't this also allow you to buy your own place?

I wish I could but I may gross 42 and after the gov't rips me a new bung hole it leaves me with 28 grand this year take home pay. That is what pisses a person off the most.

Well enough messing up the flip flop wearing mud slinger's post.

JCLawn and more
04-02-2010, 08:54 AM
You went up the creek without a paddle LOL!

zabmasonry
04-02-2010, 04:57 PM
Sorry for the thread hyjack but after the last 2 or so pages on Chris's thread, I feel I need to say something

GR - I will say that I find the beating you take unacceptable. I may be off base here, but it appears to me that you are pretty unhappy with your life right now, and this site is a place for you to vent and seek fellowship. I have no issue with that, I'm going through a pretty rough spot in my life right now. At times you definitely are a bit morbid, and may cross a line, But you definitely take more grief then others here. I'm not going to say any more then that, except I suggest religion.

To everybody else, give him a break, and don't escalate.

fastcat
04-02-2010, 05:06 PM
on the next dr. phil family edition.................

Dirtman2007
04-02-2010, 07:07 PM
Here's today little adventure.

Did some more root raking, burning and stump digging today

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01122.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01123.jpg


http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01124.jpg




Well the owner bought a shipping container from his neighbor so I was sent over with the dozer to pull this beauty back to home base! lil komatsu did not even know it was back there.


http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01126.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01130.jpg


I only had to drag it about 1/4 mile lol... the biggest drag I've ever used!

Blue Goose
04-02-2010, 07:59 PM
I have to admit, I really enjoy seeing your pictures, Chris.... You do a great job with them and your work...

fastcat
04-02-2010, 10:10 PM
it lookd like it made a good road behind you.

Bleed Green
04-03-2010, 12:58 PM
Ya now you get to go back and plant grass on that nice "road" you made. What do you call that Chris, oh ya job security. LOL

Dirtman2007
04-04-2010, 04:46 PM
Just a couple pics for the ford guys. My buddy tried to go through 3" of mud and got stuck:laugh:

Ford to the rescue.

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01131.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01132.jpg

1993lx172
04-04-2010, 05:13 PM
I think this song about sums up the situation

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pDY6bWT5oTM&playnext_from=TL&videos=vdT3A4EZwDI

Dirtman2007
04-05-2010, 07:27 PM
Well I took a day off work today after school and made one of the biggest decisions of my life. I got a house. I'm 22, graduate the end of this month from college so this is my present to myself. Lots of long days and hours to make all this come true. Wish me the best of luck, now real the work begins!



http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/house%20pics/DSC01142.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/house%20pics/DSC01144.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/house%20pics/DSC01143.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/house%20pics/DSC01134.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/house%20pics/DSC01141.jpg

thesnowman269
04-05-2010, 07:30 PM
For being 22 Thats one heck of a house to say you own, Nice work!

Craaaig
04-05-2010, 07:30 PM
Congratulations Chris! that's great

hoeman376
04-05-2010, 07:41 PM
Nice house man. You desereve it. How much land you got there almost a Acre?

1993lx172
04-05-2010, 07:46 PM
Congratulations on the house!

Dirtman2007
04-05-2010, 08:04 PM
Thanks everyone! Now I need some furniture:laugh:

Hoeman376 its about 3/4 of an acre.

hoeman376
04-05-2010, 08:11 PM
Thanks everyone! Now I need some furniture:laugh:

Hoeman376 its about 3/4 of an acre.

Best of luck man. Now you got room to exstend your massive toy collection.

JCLawn and more
04-05-2010, 08:14 PM
do you own all that equipment?

hvy 1ton
04-05-2010, 08:17 PM
Thanks everyone! Now I need some furniture:laugh:

Nahh, just a TV. :drinkup:
183333

Still can't believe the whole dragging a conex box thing. :laugh:

Blue Goose
04-05-2010, 08:18 PM
Wow!! Very, very nice!! Congratulations, Chris!!

Dirtman2007
04-05-2010, 08:33 PM
Nahh, just a TV. :drinkup:
183333

Still can't believe the whole dragging a conex box thing. :laugh:

You know thats right, next youtube check I get is gonna buy me a 42":weightlifter:

dozerman21
04-05-2010, 08:35 PM
Congrats man, good for you. Start off with a grill, couch, big fridge and bigger TV... that will get you by for a while.:drinkup:

JCLawn and more
04-05-2010, 08:45 PM
how about a 152 inch?

hvy 1ton
04-05-2010, 09:03 PM
You know thats right, next youtube check I get is gonna buy me a 42":weightlifter:

Huh, I remember there being a lot less furniture in that pic. :laugh: Let me know if you need a TV stand, i built that one.:drinkup:

Bleed Green
04-05-2010, 09:20 PM
Chris that is a nice place and that back yard is huge.
Wish I could say I have the same situation, my own house and all since I am 22 as well but no. And getting ready to graduate in the spring too.

AEL
04-05-2010, 09:26 PM
Congrats Chris! Judging from your post's it really seems like you worked your azz of for it!

ARP
04-05-2010, 09:34 PM
Dang Chris! Nice place! Congrats on the big purchase! When's the home-warming barbeque? :drinkup:

mrusk
04-05-2010, 09:37 PM
Here is a 102" projector sceen we installed in a media room in a basement we recently finished.

93turbo
04-05-2010, 09:41 PM
Nice house man and your right now the work begins keeping the house and keeping up with it.

Dirtman2007
04-05-2010, 09:46 PM
Here is a 102" projector sceen we installed in a media room in a basement we recently finished.

Thats insane man! I'll be working so much now I doubt I'd have time to sit down and watch it.


Thanks everyone else!

Dirtman2007
04-05-2010, 09:52 PM
Dang Chris! Nice place! Congrats on the big purchase! When's the home-warming barbeque? :drinkup:

Moving in June 1st so bring some beers when you come down to help lol

Blue Goose
04-05-2010, 10:36 PM
Just a couple pics for the ford guys. My buddy tried to go through 3" of mud and got stuck:laugh:

Ford to the rescue.

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01131.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01132.jpg

http://i44.tinypic.com/3514w.jpg

'nuff said...

fastcat
04-05-2010, 10:44 PM
only because the chevy was 2 wheel drive with an overloaded trailer.

hoeman376
04-05-2010, 10:48 PM
only because the chevy was 2 wheel drive with an overloaded trailer.

A 2wheel drive ford could do it. :weightlifter:

thesnowman269
04-05-2010, 10:49 PM
only because the chevy was 2 wheel drive with an overloaded trailer.

you can tell its only 2 wheel drive from the picture? hmmm

stuvecorp
04-05-2010, 11:29 PM
Thumbs Up That's cool Chris!

hvy 1ton
04-05-2010, 11:59 PM
you can tell its only 2 wheel drive from the picture? hmmm

I could guess it's a 4x2 since the front wheels are siting on top of the grass when the rears are buried, but what do i care; I'm a ford guy anyways.:laugh

Anyway, I hope your house is less work than the one i'm living in Chris. You're busy enough as it is. :drinkup: In all seriousness, looks like your have really nice house their.

westcoh
04-06-2010, 01:15 AM
Congrats on the house, looks great. How do you manage to find time to go to school when it seems like your working steady all the time? Must have some long days

DirtMerchant
04-06-2010, 01:31 AM
You need a pond and an excavator. Stat.

Even if the excavator is a lawn ornament.


Out of curiosity what are houses like that worth down there. Here you've be looking 700+/- more likely plus.

Krafty
04-06-2010, 08:19 AM
You need a pond and an excavator. Stat.



I was thinking the same exact thing. That is alot of grass to cut. Congrats though buddy, that looks like a really nice house on a sharp piece of property.

Dirtman2007
04-06-2010, 06:57 PM
Back out to more tree clearing. had to move all his junk out of the way before I could start.

Trees already have leaves on them now!

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01146.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01147.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01148.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01149.jpg

and the pollen here is HORRIBLE!
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01150.jpg

Heavyduty1
04-06-2010, 08:28 PM
WOW, nice house. Be sure to lower the booms on any equip stored in the back yard. No need for any HOA people to wonder what's going on.:drinkup:

Dirtman2007
04-06-2010, 08:43 PM
WOW, nice house. Be sure to lower the booms on any equip stored in the back yard. No need for any HOA people to wonder what's going on.:drinkup:

No need the shop is exactly 2 miles down the road!

Junior M
04-06-2010, 08:51 PM
No need the shop is exactly 2 miles down the road!
The Tak and Volvo would be a great Hello to the neighborhood! :laugh:

ClearViewGroup
04-06-2010, 09:38 PM
congrats on the house chris...glad to see that your doing well!

flairland
04-08-2010, 09:52 PM
Nice home buddy, and a smart investment

Alpha Property
04-09-2010, 07:45 AM
yea, congrats man, thats a big step forward

bobcat_ron
04-09-2010, 09:38 AM
Very envious over here, you must have very low property values to get something like that, a house like that (1200 square feet?) and 3/4 acre is about $600,000 - $750,000 here and less than $450,000 in the upper Fraser Valley.

P.Services
04-09-2010, 09:55 AM
Ron why don't you just move? Come to michigan and you can have that house for 100 grand no more. I can even get you a good job if you come close to me. Bring your skid and ford and you will find work to do on the weekend. Seriously, pack your bags and move.
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bobcat_ron
04-09-2010, 02:40 PM
Ron why don't you just move? Come to michigan and you can have that house for 100 grand no more. I can even get you a good job if you come close to me. Bring your skid and ford and you will find work to do on the weekend. Seriously, pack your bags and move.
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No thanks, I do like it here, and I would lose more money just moving anyways.

P.Services
04-09-2010, 06:03 PM
You wouldn't have to suckle on moms tit while the big brother f ucks you though!!! Grow a set and at least tell them to f off and quit working for your brother. Go do your own thing.
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bobcat_ron
04-09-2010, 06:22 PM
You wouldn't have to suckle on moms tit while the big brother f ucks you though!!! Grow a set and at least tell them to f off and quit working for your brother. Go do your own thing.
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One word describes it all in the Valley here: COMPETITION.
And lots of it.
Being in the skid steer business isn't as easy as it used to be 10 years ago, rental rates and buying prices on CTL's are down and you need to have a big truck and trailer/flatdeck, gravel truck with tag trailer, 3 or more skid steers with various wheel/track configurations and ROC's, 2 mini excavators of various sizes, a larger 15 ton excavator, a hand full of attachments that aren't worth renting and some employees that aren't on drugs and don't abuse equipment.

Dirtman2007
04-09-2010, 06:40 PM
Back to the mud today, root raking more logging grounds

Before
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01151.jpg


After

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01159.jpg


Progress pics... found a hole

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01152.jpg

turns to quicksand instantly

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01156.jpg

out

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01158.jpg


Raking another lot

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01160.jpg

This is how you get the dozer out by yourself

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_auOAC_UK0w

thesnowman269
04-09-2010, 07:41 PM
haha Run away dozer!!

Gravel Rat
04-09-2010, 08:05 PM
You will have to take one of the hoes and dig yourself a swimming pond in the back yard of your new house for the booze and bikini party :drinkup:

bobcat_ron
04-09-2010, 08:22 PM
I have only done that once, but I tied a chain between the 2 machines, man just imagine the hell I would have gotten if I showed that on my ex-account.

Gravel Rat
04-09-2010, 08:32 PM
I have only done that once, but I tied a chain between the 2 machines, man just imagine the hell I would have gotten if I showed that on my ex-account.

I watched the video, it worked what Chris was doing sometimes you have to do what you gotta do when your working by yourself.

93turbo
04-09-2010, 11:19 PM
Chris is that one of the times where you shouldn't have stopped to take a pic?

Krafty
04-10-2010, 08:33 AM
D@mn you guys are gettin some serious use out of that rake!

DirtMerchant
04-10-2010, 02:13 PM
I have only done that once, but I tied a chain between the 2 machines, man just imagine the hell I would have gotten if I showed that on my ex-account.

I did the same thing with two Cat 950 loaders this winter, except they were chained together and one was in reverse, and I was driving the other. Heeeeeeeeellllllllllla sketchy on an icy recently plowed (polished) lot.

Dirtman2007
04-10-2010, 04:21 PM
Clearing some trees out of a field

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01161.jpg


stacking up all the logs with the takkie

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01162.jpg

The clearing fleet
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01163.jpg

dozerman21
04-10-2010, 04:28 PM
I like the grapple on the TK. What brand is that again?

Nice job getting the dozer out, but you didn't feel that starting to give?:laugh: When it's covered to the sprockets and you're going forward, that's a bad stick.:usflag:

Kepple Services
04-10-2010, 07:14 PM
Looks like is a solsbee (sp?) grapple... that is their logo if I remember correctly... We have the exact same one on a JCB telehandler. We use a quick attach grapple on the T300.. I personally like that one much better. Almost like a root rake grapple.

Dirtman2007
04-10-2010, 09:54 PM
I like the grapple on the TK. What brand is that again?

Nice job getting the dozer out, but you didn't feel that starting to give?:laugh: When it's covered to the sprockets and you're going forward, that's a bad stick.:usflag:

Yes its a solesbee grapple.

That picture before the stuck one was of another place and not the one I got stuck in. Just made for a good photo oportunity.

Dirtman2007
04-13-2010, 07:15 PM
So Yesterday I began to finished up the clearing job, trying to get all the stuff burned and this container moved

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01287.jpg


I'm not sure how much this thing weighs but we broke two 3/8" chains trying to pick this heavy SOB up. Its all the daewoo wants


http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01288.jpg


So today I started working on a wetland pond today.

Loading and hauling fill over to build a ramp

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01289.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01290.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01292.jpg

the pond

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01293.jpg

haul road built

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01294.jpg

started digging the pond to grade

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01295.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01296.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01297.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01298.jpg

rough graded part of it

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01299.jpg


ready to load out in the morning

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01300.jpg


Need more axles?

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01301.jpg

P.Services
04-13-2010, 08:59 PM
How many hours are on that takie these days?
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Dirtman2007
04-13-2010, 09:05 PM
How many hours are on that takie these days?
Posted via Mobile Device

It has 1450hrs on it or something.

hoeman376
04-13-2010, 09:35 PM
So Yesterday I began to finished up the clearing job, trying to get all the stuff burned and this container moved

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01287.jpg


I'm not sure how much this thing weighs but we broke two 3/8" chains trying to pick this heavy SOB up. Its all the daewoo wants


http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01288.jpg


So today I started working on a wetland pond today.

Loading and hauling fill over to build a ramp

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01289.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01290.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01292.jpg

the pond

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01293.jpg

haul road built

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01294.jpg

started digging the pond to grade

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01295.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01296.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01297.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01298.jpg

rough graded part of it

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01299.jpg


ready to load out in the morning

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01300.jpg


Need more axles?

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01301.jpg



looks great. No slop this time thats gotta be nice for a change.

93turbo
04-13-2010, 11:09 PM
That must be an ohio truck cause thats about what all our trucks look like

stuvecorp
04-14-2010, 12:04 AM
That must be an ohio truck cause thats about what all our trucks look like

That is insane, it gets crazy enough with a quad. How much do they let them haul on a truck like that?

nedly05
04-14-2010, 05:14 AM
Lookin' good Chris! I've probably asked you this before but do you ever see dangerous snakes on your jobs?

93turbo
04-14-2010, 11:22 AM
That is insane, it gets crazy enough with a quad. How much do they let them haul on a truck like that?

Not that much thats why they are all like that but most are right at the legal limit with 22 tons

Gravel Rat
04-14-2010, 02:40 PM
Not that much thats why they are all like that but most are right at the legal limit with 22 tons

That isn't much weight for that many axles.

Dirtman2007
04-14-2010, 06:46 PM
Lookin' good Chris! I've probably asked you this before but do you ever see dangerous snakes on your jobs?

Yes I see all types of snakes, mice/ rats, and everything else on jobs like this. I remember one time looking out the door while working in a swamp and counting about a dozen snakes!

some pics from today

Hauling the mud out.

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01303.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01305.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01307.jpg

now we haul topsoil in to the bottom of the pond for the wetland plants.

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01308.jpg

stuvecorp
04-14-2010, 09:21 PM
Not that much thats why they are all like that but most are right at the legal limit with 22 tons

Here that is what a normal quad hauls. They can go to 73,000 I think and the trucks are 26,000 to 29,000 empty. Do you have some goofy bridge law or something? I can't see any reason to have that many pushers and that big of a box for that little material?

93turbo
04-14-2010, 10:07 PM
Here that is what a normal quad hauls. They can go to 73,000 I think and the trucks are 26,000 to 29,000 empty. Do you have some goofy bridge law or something? I can't see any reason to have that many pushers and that big of a box for that little material?

Yep tandems are limited to about 14 tons so if you want to haul any material you need a long truck with lots of axles and it makes it easy to get an overload ticket cause if you can see the load above the bed sides its overloaded

zabmasonry
04-14-2010, 10:07 PM
What type of wetland is that. Every wetland that i've been involved with has been crushed stone and planted after it is filled with water. I've never heard of trucking top soil into a wetland.

Bleed Green
04-14-2010, 10:55 PM
Snakes are fine if you are in a cab of an excavator...I would just not like having to get out of that cab knowing the buggers are around. Looks good Chris.

farmerknowsbest
04-15-2010, 07:20 AM
That K whopper dump truck is BAD A$$!!!

Dirtman2007
04-15-2010, 08:34 PM
So today I worked at two jobs, hauled more mud out of the pond and hauled more topsoil in for all the wetland plants
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01309.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01310.jpg


http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01311.jpg


Then I worked this evening getting this storage container placed. Had to finished up with the daewoo as I have a Demo Job to do with it tommorrow.


http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01312.jpg

hoeman376
04-15-2010, 10:30 PM
So today I worked at two jobs, hauled more mud out of the pond and hauled more topsoil in for all the wetland plants
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01309.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01310.jpg


http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01311.jpg


Then I worked this evening getting this storage container placed. Had to finished up with the daewoo as I have a Demo Job to do with it tommorrow.


http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01312.jpg


Why did they want you to dig out that wet land and put black dirt in it again. Our they planning on mantaing it and keeping the cat tails and weeds out?

Dirtman2007
04-16-2010, 08:44 PM
So today was a fun demo day.

Loaded up the daewoo from the goat farm after I dug a big burn pit today.

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01313.jpg

the barn

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01314.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01315.jpg

down

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01317.jpg

hauling it away

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01318.jpg


dumping in the burn hole

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01319.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01320.jpg

this is gonna be a good fire!

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01322.jpg

taking down some trees in the front yard. Tricky with the powerlines, house, and a busy road.

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01323.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01324.jpg

ioilyouin
04-16-2010, 08:50 PM
the barn was past due.

Craaaig
04-16-2010, 08:52 PM
looks like you might need your own dump truck

Dirtman2007
04-16-2010, 09:14 PM
looks like you might need your own dump truck

this is all the dump trucking I want to do, anymore and its sub'd out.

wanabe
04-16-2010, 11:20 PM
Nice work on the trees! My @ss would have been puckered up pushing them over! No second chances when your sitting on steel tracks and working next to power lines!

Scaping 4 Life
04-16-2010, 11:42 PM
Do you ever use a chainsaw?

Gravel Rat
04-17-2010, 12:09 AM
Nice work on the trees! My @ss would have been puckered up pushing them over! No second chances when your sitting on steel tracks and working next to power lines!

Three phase lines to boot that would curl your hair if you shorted out those wires. Good thing Chris wears super insulated flip flops :laugh:

Taking a tree down like that near wires is a tree service job using a bucket truck then rip the rest down with a excavator.

Dirtman2007
04-17-2010, 10:16 PM
Finised up the demo job today, everything hauled off and burnt at the other site

stripping tin
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01326.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01327.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01328.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01330.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01329.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01331.jpg
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01332.jpg


She's hot!

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01334.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01335.jpg

Craaaig
04-17-2010, 10:21 PM
did i see boots!?!?

Dirtman2007
04-20-2010, 06:28 PM
Had a nice little oneday clearing job today. about a half acre behind a guys shop he wanted to clear and level off a little. Ground is usless so we dug holes and buried all the brush and trees to get dirt to raise the area.

before

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01350.jpg

digging a drain ditch

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01351.jpg



making the trees go away

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01352.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01353.jpg

lil muddy
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01354.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01355.jpg

done

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01356.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01357.jpg

hoeman376
04-20-2010, 06:45 PM
Looks great man. I have a beam like that for grading but its for our crawlere loader gonna have to fab one up for the excavator.

jonnymac
04-21-2010, 08:04 PM
Hey Chris,

Iv been following you on here and you videos on youtube, i just havent commented on any. Great job man i saw you are from Raleigh, NC im from Kings Mountain, NC but im going to school at UNC-Charlotte for Civil Engineering and work for a grading company in Midland where my girlfriends dad is a superintendent. I just wanted to comment on you work and im very interested in what you do.

John-Michael

Dirtman2007
04-22-2010, 06:28 PM
Couple day job taking down some dead trees and clearing for a building. chipping all the trees


Pond is the one I built for the homeowner last year.
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01359.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01360.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01361.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01362.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01364.jpg

Bleed Green
04-22-2010, 06:48 PM
That must be one heck of a chipper to be able to take that whole tree at once like that.

Dirt Digger2
04-22-2010, 08:45 PM
That must be one heck of a chipper to be able to take that whole tree at once like that.

if only there were women out there named Vermeer

Dirtman2007
04-22-2010, 09:02 PM
if only there were women out there named Vermeer

You don't want anything that gets poked as much as a vermeer:laugh:

Bleed Green
04-22-2010, 09:22 PM
You don't want anything that gets poked as much as a vermeer:laugh:

Ya I am sure those Vermeer get around to many different jobs. But hey that just means that they are like Timex-Take a licking and keep on ticking. LOL

bobcat_ron
04-22-2010, 09:28 PM
I have customers with the last name of Vermeer, and yes, they have some lovely farm girls too.

And they are Dutch.

Score.

Blue Goose
04-22-2010, 09:55 PM
Chris, for as long as I've been doing this kind of work, I really enjoy and look forward to seeing your picture and video posts. They showcase your talents, passion, and pride you have in your professional craft.

Dirtman2007
04-22-2010, 10:16 PM
Chris, for as long as I've been doing this kind of work, I really enjoy and look forward to seeing your picture and video posts. They showcase your talents, passion, and pride you have in your professional craft.

Thanks but what I didn't show was when I put a log that was to big in the chipper. I put the little end in first then let her rip. Well sure as Sh*t all but about 4" off the log ( the butt end) would fit into the chipper wheel. well that 4" thick by 15" in diameter peice of log got stuck in there and jammed the enitre cutting wheels and head up. I had to put it off. Lock everything out and climb inside the grinder and cut it out with a chainsaw to free everything up. Talk about feeling like a royal dumbarse. Of course the bossman had to pull up as soon as it happened LOL

Bleed Green
04-22-2010, 11:08 PM
Thanks but what I didn't show was when I put a log that was to big in the chipper. I put the little end in first then let her rip. Well sure as Sh*t all but about 4" off the log ( the butt end) would fit into the chipper wheel. well that 4" thick by 15" in diameter peice of log got stuck in there and jammed the enitre cutting wheels and head up. I had to put it off. Lock everything out and climb inside the grinder and cut it out with a chainsaw to free everything up. Talk about feeling like a royal dumbarse. Of course the bossman had to pull up as soon as it happened LOL

Climb inside the chipper, bet that was a fun time. haha

Scaping 4 Life
04-22-2010, 11:13 PM
no **** huh, we rented that exact same chipper on monday/tuesday chipped enough material for 3 - 20 ton loads. Boss man was shoving such big logs into it the thing was jumping up and down.

CAT powered
04-22-2010, 11:27 PM
I'm not sure you'd want a woman called Vermeer. Sure it just keeps taking it but have you seen what it looks like when a Vermeer is through with it? No thank you!

Dirtman2007
04-23-2010, 08:06 PM
I became more pissed off at this stupid grinder mored today. I much rather pile it up and burn it. Branches always hit the safety bars and stop the feed to the unit, then you have to hop off and get it going again... its a pain in the ass to move around... just blah:dizzy:


http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01373.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01374.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01375.jpg


Building site cleared
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01377.jpg


Graded

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01378.jpg






Cleared, grinded and graded all the dead trees off.

Before
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01359.jpg


After
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01379.jpg

hoeman376
04-23-2010, 08:09 PM
Nice looking work. Pond looks better without those trees there. Can actually see it now.

Blue Goose
04-24-2010, 07:56 PM
That really looks good, Chris.

I've been in on using a chipper like that a couple of times. Both times we rented a 24" machine that in reality was waaaay overkill. But what it allowed you to do was feed whole 12" and smaller trees (less the root wad) limbs and all. It had enough ass to suck in the trees folding the limbs and if the limbs were too stout to fold, the laborer would cut relief cuts in the limbs letting them fold and go in the chipper. You'd have a big pile of golden colored chips and then turn it greener than hell feeding a cedar or pine in...

Dirtman2007
04-26-2010, 05:50 PM
First off this is what I had to look forward to last night right down the road from my new house!:dizzy::dizzy:

http://wwwcache.wral.com/asset/golo/2010/04/25/7484167/7484167-1272242433-600x450.jpg


Todays project was digging a footing for the building I cleared for last week
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01404.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01405.jpg


next of one of the many projects that need to be done

Pond overflow will not pass inspection as 4 of these concrete blocks are broken off. The blocks are used to slow the water down as it leaves the flare.

I have to clean up all the little scrub trees, build some forms and pour those blocks back.

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01406.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01408.jpg

clean_cut
04-26-2010, 06:05 PM
First off this is what I had to look forward to last night right down the road from my new house!:dizzy::dizzy:

http://wwwcache.wral.com/asset/golo/2010/04/25/7484167/7484167-1272242433-600x450.jpg


Todays project was digging a footing for the building I cleared for last week
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01404.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01405.jpg


next of one of the many projects that need to be done

Pond overflow will not pass inspection as 4 of these concrete blocks are broken off. The blocks are used to slow the water down as it leaves the flare.

I have to clean up all the little scrub trees, build some forms and pour those blocks back.

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01406.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01408.jpg

Oh so those tornadoes hit your area? There were a few houses and businesses hit a little away from my house, not good. Glad you're o.k.

Blue Goose
04-26-2010, 06:21 PM
http://wwwcache.wral.com/asset/golo/2010/04/25/7484167/7484167-1272242433-600x450.jpg

Dayuuuuuum Chris, did you get any damage outta that? I was wondering if any of that chit we had made it over that way.... I have family in N.C...

Craaaig
04-26-2010, 07:08 PM
i would hate to see that looking out of my front door:dizzy:

Dirtman2007
04-26-2010, 07:19 PM
Dayuuuuuum Chris, did you get any damage outta that? I was wondering if any of that chit we had made it over that way.... I have family in N.C...

Yeah it was a little too close for comfort. It was not too bad but it did some pretty good tree damage and tore up a few homes.

I'm used to hurricanes and stuff like that, but the hell with these!

Krafty
04-26-2010, 10:53 PM
Hahaha ya little girl arn't ya ready to make your first claim on that new homeowners insurance. Lol glad everything turned out ok for ya.

tmf lawn care
04-27-2010, 12:19 PM
:laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh:

MattnSTL
04-27-2010, 12:48 PM
We were working at my house when the tornado sirens went off here on Saturday. Threw the boards on the windows, locked the chain on the door, and got my ass up to the office. I have never driven those three blocks so fast. I'm a weather nut and have always wanted to see a tornado, but not from a house with no roof and a lot of the brick joints ground out so the mason can repoint and rebuilt. How close did that tornado actually come to your house?

Blue Goose
04-27-2010, 09:05 PM
Yeah it was a little too close for comfort. It was not too bad but it did some pretty good tree damage and tore up a few homes.


That's good, I was skeerd your new house moving in partay might have been delayed.....Hell, I have the whole first week of June blocked off for that! The whole forum is invited, right? :rolleyes:

Dirtman2007
04-27-2010, 10:34 PM
That's good, I was skeerd your new house moving in partay might have been delayed.....Hell, I have the whole first week of June blocked off for that! The whole forum is invited, right? :rolleyes:

I'm moving in a month early, may 1st.. this weekend. so hurry up and get here to help me LOL

Bleed Green
04-27-2010, 11:49 PM
This weekend. Oh man gonna have to change plans in a hurry and get to NC!

Dirtman2007
04-28-2010, 06:06 PM
So I've started on this overflow repair job, cleared all the trees away for the overflow and moved some rip rap around.

Now I wait for the pond to drain down a couple feet so I can get inside the flare and fixed the broken disipators.

Before
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01409.jpg

after

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01411.jpg

the size of the pond

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01410.jpg


Today we worked on another wetland pond


bottom graded out and "pools" dug.

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01414.jpg

Overflow system ready to be installed

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01413.jpg


backfilling with flowable fill

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01415.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01416.jpg

creek "stairs" to be built
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01417.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01418.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01419.jpg


Fabric rolls are just too heavy to move alone

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01420.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01421.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01422.jpg

hvy 1ton
04-28-2010, 06:15 PM
Looks like you put some around the T junction too. I know of several ponds that leak between the 2 pieces of corrugated pipe. One of our stock ponds washed out because of the leak there. It probably helped that the junction was inside the pond dam.

Blue Goose
04-28-2010, 06:40 PM
Very impressive, Chris!

Dirtman2007
04-29-2010, 07:17 PM
Well with the joys of moving I've had to pack up and move my massive excavator collection as well.

My old room before

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/models/DSC01369.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/models/DSC01370.jpg

2 shelves down and packed

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/models/DSC01380.jpg

all boxed up and at the new house

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/models/DSC01423.jpg

3 shelves hung on one wall

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/models/DSC01424.jpg

started unpacking and putting them in their new home

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/models/DSC01425.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/models/DSC01427.jpg


so far that about 50% of them....

Gravel Rat
04-29-2010, 07:23 PM
You have a real Excavator fetish that is a lot of model/toy excavators. There is a You tube guy that Ron and I know (Skadill) he has a collection of model/toys he has collected over the years and some have some collectors value to them.

Blue Goose
04-29-2010, 09:38 PM
How long did it take for you to accumulate all of those?

MattnSTL
04-29-2010, 09:54 PM
One of Dirtman's former excavators is now in our model fleet. It's an RC Bobcat 331 mini excavator.

Dan85
04-29-2010, 10:10 PM
Nice Collection Chris! You definitely need a sealed display case for those because they attract dust like crazy! I'm actually about 30 minutes down the road from Buffalo Road Imports.

- Dan

Bleed Green
04-29-2010, 10:19 PM
Chris you need to try to get one of those really long boomed ex's on the left of the shelves to do your pond work.

Krafty
04-29-2010, 11:10 PM
Hahaha he even has the porno mag stuffed under the bed at the new house. That is a crazy big collection of excavators.

Dirtman2007
04-30-2010, 04:52 PM
Hahaha he even has the porno mag stuffed under the bed at the new house. That is a crazy big collection of excavators.

lol no its not a prono mag... you don't need those when your 22 and have your own place to bring the young ones home. they come to you:drinkup:

Dirtman2007
04-30-2010, 05:27 PM
Had a busy day today.

Spreaded about 60 tons of stone this morning to fix a eroided out drive.
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01429.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01430.jpg



Finished up the wetland pond. The boards were to long for the flashboard riser.

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01432.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01433.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01434.jpg


Then back out to the horse farm to take down some random trees

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01435.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01436.jpg

Gravel Rat
04-30-2010, 11:36 PM
lol no its not a prono mag... you don't need those when your 22 and have your own place to bring the young ones home. they come to you:drinkup:

So you will be having baby making parties. Find a young one sees you have a nice house that will want to move in..

Krafty
05-01-2010, 01:11 AM
lol no its not a prono mag... you don't need those when your 22 and have your own place to bring the young ones home. they come to you:drinkup:

hahaha i hear ya!!! God I love being 22!!!

bobcat_ron
05-01-2010, 09:18 AM
hahaha i hear ya!!! God I love being 22!!!

Just wait until you hit 32, oh boy oh boy does the fun ever begin!!




I just wish the fun would kick in for me.

ProTouch Groundscapes
05-01-2010, 05:34 PM
you don't need those when your 22 and have your own place to bring the young ones home. they come to you

Spreaded about 60 tons of stone this morning to fix a eroided out drive.

im sure they are great quality girls with that kind of grammar, lol. Just busting your balls a bit, I'm 23 so i know the game but have been a 1 woman man for the last 3.5 years.

Dirtman2007
05-02-2010, 09:29 AM
im sure they are great quality girls with that kind of grammar, lol. Just busting your balls a bit, I'm 23 so i know the game but have been a 1 woman man for the last 3.5 years.

LOL I will admit I suck at spelling, but I know where your comming from.

Dirtman2007
05-04-2010, 05:33 PM
So today I formed up the 4 forms for the concrete blocks that we will be pouring back in place.
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01439.jpg


Then we went out and started to dewater and remove the old broken blocks afterwards.

we got this new 3" 6.5 HP water pump for $200.00

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01440.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01441.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01442.jpg

AEL
05-04-2010, 09:40 PM
What kind of pumps are they chris? Made in china? Work looks good. Good luck with the new house!

Dirtman2007
05-04-2010, 10:53 PM
What kind of pumps are they chris? Made in china? Work looks good. Good luck with the new house!

They are Power Max brand. Same thing as a honda pump just blue and a 1/3 of the price. I've had my 2" for 2 years, still starts on the first pull even after sitting all winter with the same gas in it.

nedly05
05-05-2010, 05:29 AM
They are Power Max brand. Same thing as a honda pump just blue and a 1/3 of the price. I've had my 2" for 2 years, still starts on the first pull even after sitting all winter with the same gas in it.

Where are they sold?

Dirtman2007
05-05-2010, 06:14 AM
Where are they sold?

Around here Harbor freight, Northern tool, and Agri Supply carry them.

Dirtman2007
05-06-2010, 05:21 PM
Todays little project.

Got all the forms set, rebar installed and poured the concrete.


http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01443.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01444.jpg

Stinky, rotton dead fishies:dizzy:

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01447.jpg

all poured, strip the forms tomorrow

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01450.jpg

ioilyouin
05-06-2010, 10:26 PM
Stinky, rotton dead fishies:dizzy:






Now you know what Ron comes home to.

bobcat_ron
05-06-2010, 11:02 PM
Now you know what Ron comes home to.

Yeah and shower night is only every Friday night dang blast it.

Junior M
05-07-2010, 06:37 AM
Yeah and shower night is only every Friday night dang blast it.
Even if you need it or not? :laugh:

bobcat_ron
05-07-2010, 08:53 AM
Even if you need it or not? :laugh:

Oh I usually stretch it over a few weeks, the whole water conservation thing is very strong with me.

Gravel Rat
05-07-2010, 01:52 PM
So Ron I guess your pretending your playing on survivor see of you can go 31 days without a shower and not brush your teeth :laugh:

As for the Honda clones they are not too bad yes they are cheaper. Out here on the Coast with boats and barges it is pretty hard to trust anything but Honda pumps. When your boat is going down you need a gauranteed start you want your boat to sink buy a pump with a Briggs and Stratton or Techumsee :laugh:

Dirtman2007
05-07-2010, 06:39 PM
Another day another project.

Neighbor next to the daewoo had a big dead tree they wanted to knocked down before dark yesterday.

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01451.jpg

Today we had fix a piss poor designed spillway on a pond. Someone installed 3 18" pipes instead of using a ditch. pipes were half crushed and not graded properly causing them not to function properly.

This is also the pond we dredged out the 4000 yards of mud last year.
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01452.jpg
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01453.jpg


This is how you scare the hell out of a bobcat, hook a real machine to it LOL
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01454.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01458.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01459.jpg

We filled this with mud last year and it was too hard/ bumpy to mow so the owner wanted us to till it up and regrade it

Before
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01455.jpg

After
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01460.jpg

took the forms off the blocks at lunch, they turned out good

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01461.jpg

digging the spillway, matting it tomorrow.

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01462.jpg

Dirtman2007
05-10-2010, 05:37 PM
Finished up the spillway repair job.

After I graded it all out we installed some matting. This is some bad stuff, this equals the same as fabric and 24" rip rap. A 8.5'x 90' long roll of this stuff cost $1000.00:dizzy:

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01464.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01465.jpg

started a new project at a dump site we are going to be doing renovations to.

installed some silt fence today

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01467.jpg

I could'nt help but notice the rainbows on a sunny day??

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01466.jpg

and this is not a glare on the camera, its a 360 degree rainbow around the sun

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01469.jpg

Krafty
05-10-2010, 06:15 PM
$1000.00 a roll I bet that makes you nervous as h*ll hope you measured right hahaha. That is some tough looking stuff, it looks really heavy.

KrayzKajun
05-10-2010, 06:21 PM
keep the pics coming

Ozz
05-10-2010, 07:14 PM
Don't ya just love silt fence?:laugh:

Dirtman2007
05-10-2010, 09:23 PM
Don't ya just love silt fence?:laugh:

Its not bad, just a pain trying to hammer a T post into 12" of packed crush and run. So I just took the mini ex and scooped out a bucketfull where each post went, then just bucket packed it back so it was easy hammering:cool2:

93turbo
05-10-2010, 11:08 PM
old timers would call those sun dogs and say it means a storms coming

Dirtman2007
05-12-2010, 05:35 PM
Did a fun little retaining wall job today. My first time ever working with this stuff so I was interested in learning.

Wall was leaning about 6-8" over and was fixing to fall into the pond.
so removed about a 30' section and restacked the blocks and secured the wall better.

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01471.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01472.jpg

Using the matting to tie the wall to the ground.

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01473.jpg

done

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01474.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01475.jpg

KrayzKajun
05-12-2010, 05:48 PM
very kool!!!!

Krafty
05-12-2010, 06:01 PM
Looks good repairing them while they are muddy is always a PITA. Make sure that grid (matting) is flat all the way back though next time you do one. It always amazes me how well you can grade with that excavator!!!

Blue Goose
05-12-2010, 08:40 PM
Damn Chris, this picture says it all...

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01474.jpg

.....Looking good, as always!

Dirtman2007
05-12-2010, 09:07 PM
Damn Chris, this picture says it all...



.....Looking good, as always!

Thanks but my back is still sore:laugh:

It was fun, might have another wall job to do, this was the first one I've ever done.

Dirtman2007
05-13-2010, 06:10 PM
Todays project, replacing 40' of 24" pipe. The bottom of the pipe is all rusted out and caused a sink hole.

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01476.jpg


digging out around the pipe

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01478.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01480.jpg

there's your problem

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01483.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01484.jpg


new pipe installed

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01485.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01486.jpg

packing

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01487.jpg

done

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01488.jpg

Blue Goose
05-13-2010, 06:27 PM
What's the deal with your truck and trailer in this picture, are you hiding it from the Po Po??? http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q310/centurycoronado/smilierofl2-1.gif
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01488.jpg
Looks slick, Chris!!! What did the rest of that pipe look like?

Dirtman2007
05-13-2010, 07:00 PM
What's the deal with your truck and trailer in this picture, are you hiding it from the Po Po???
Looks slick, Chris!!! What did the rest of that pipe look like?

LOL go to hell HAHA

Nah I was dumping a load of the logs and rocks that were left over from when they tried to patch the hole.

The rest of the pipe looked just like the two sticks I pulled out. But they did not want to spend the money fixing the rest now so oh well.

flairland
05-13-2010, 07:09 PM
I'm always impressed with how you always leave your sites looking so clean. Do you just pack the dirt with the bucket? I find I always have trouble getting everything to fit back in the trench.

Dirtman2007
05-13-2010, 07:13 PM
I'm always impressed with how you always leave your sites looking so clean. Do you just pack the dirt with the bucket? I find I always have trouble getting everything to fit back in the trench.

Thanks, I just use a jumping jack( aka nut shaker) to pack all around the pipe. Once I get above the top of the pipe 8-10" I use the machine to track it all in and pack it good.

Heavyduty1
05-13-2010, 07:52 PM
What's the deal with your truck and trailer in this picture, are you hiding it from the Po Po??? http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q310/centurycoronado/smilierofl2-1.gif
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01488.jpg
Looks slick, Chris!!! What did the rest of that pipe look like?

That's a good one.:clapping:

Bleed Green
05-13-2010, 08:45 PM
looks good chris. That retaining wall job looked like fun i would not mind trying one of them sometime.

Blue Goose
05-13-2010, 10:41 PM
That's a good one.:clapping:

Careful Heavyduty1 :nono:, he seems to be a wee bit snippy about that tonight... http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q310/centurycoronado/smilierollinglaugh.gif

Boss Exc.
05-14-2010, 06:25 PM
Hey Chris,Are you and your dad still going to get a new excavator?If so,Is it still between the Volvo 210 C and the PC220?

Dirtman2007
05-14-2010, 08:13 PM
Hey Chris,Are you and your dad still going to get a new excavator?If so,Is it still between the Volvo 210 C and the PC220?

At the moment there will be no purchases anytime soon. we are staying busy at the moment but can't justify buying a new hoe for 100+K The two big excavators are paid for and right now the plan is just to keep a payment free machine

couple pics from today,

With the sink hole upstream in the pipe, it washed all the dirt into the pond.

Time to dig it out

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01481.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01482.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01501.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01505.jpg

Boss Exc.
05-14-2010, 09:59 PM
Yea I hear ya,Nothing beats a paid in full machine.

PerfectEarth
05-14-2010, 10:04 PM
GREAT work on that retaining wall job. Clean, professional, well done.

Danny Boy
05-14-2010, 11:46 PM
GREAT work on that retaining wall job. Clean, professional, well done.

Yes ditto on that, very nice work:)

Dirtman2007
05-18-2010, 09:35 PM
Todays little wet weather project. Had a 25'X25' square of concrete to remove at the dump site we are working on. 10" thick and full of rebar.
Had a concrete guy come out and cut the edges and also cut some more sections to make it easier to handle.

Slab before
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01532.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01533.jpg


http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01535.jpg


http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01536.jpg


All the concrete removed, back filled with some crushed stone so I don't have a pond next time it rains.

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01540.jpg


http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01541.jpg

nothing like a hole to dump all the old concrete in!

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01539.jpg

flairland
05-18-2010, 10:28 PM
Hey Chris,Are you and your dad still going to get a new excavator?If so,Is it still between the Volvo 210 C and the PC220?

Chris, is your boss your dad?? I never knew that, I assumed you just worked for some random company..

Junior M
05-18-2010, 10:29 PM
Chris, is your boss your dad?? I never knew that, I assumed you just worked for some random company..
Uncle...................

Dirtman2007
05-18-2010, 10:34 PM
Chris, is your boss your dad?? I never knew that, I assumed you just worked for some random company..

My Uncle is my boss, its a family business. Well its just me and him lol

But we stay busy so thats all that matters!

Barge Man
05-18-2010, 10:48 PM
Hey Chris, How much weight do you usually put on your dump trailer? Do you like it insted of a small dump truck? Thanks

Dirtman2007
05-18-2010, 11:08 PM
Hey Chris, How much weight do you usually put on your dump trailer? Do you like it insted of a small dump truck? Thanks

I put 8-9K on it. Thats about the max for what it will dump under its own power. Actually today I had no Idea how much I was putting on it. I just look at the tires and when they turn into flotation tires its heavy enough haha

DirtMerchant
05-19-2010, 03:13 AM
That's unfortunate you guys just dump your concrete and don't recycle it. Even with that rebar it wouldn't be hard.

Jelinek61
05-19-2010, 02:15 PM
I put 8-9K on it. Thats about the max for what it will dump under its own power. Actually today I had no Idea how much I was putting on it. I just look at the tires and when they turn into flotation tires its heavy enough haha

The old tire calculation. haha. We do that all the time.

Jelinek61
05-19-2010, 02:43 PM
Nice collection of excavators. My dad is obsessed with heavy equipment models. He has a whole room about 30'x20' in his basement full of mainly 1/50th scale stuff like yours. Last time he counted about a year ago he had over 600. He also makes his own custom diecast models as a hobby in the winter. I see you kept all the boxes for them too. He stores them all in a large laundry/storage room because he says they are much more valuable with the original boxes. I should take some pics of his stuff next time i'm over there and show you guys just how obsessed he is.

Dirtman2007
05-19-2010, 08:36 PM
Nice collection of excavators. My dad is obsessed with heavy equipment models. He has a whole room about 30'x20' in his basement full of mainly 1/50th scale stuff like yours. Last time he counted about a year ago he had over 600. He also makes his own custom diecast models as a hobby in the winter. I see you kept all the boxes for them too. He stores them all in a large laundry/storage room because he says they are much more valuable with the original boxes. I should take some pics of his stuff next time i'm over there and show you guys just how obsessed he is.

Please do! I'd really like to see all those. I've only got about 220 models.

Dirtman2007
05-19-2010, 09:19 PM
SO today we moved some equipment around. Also pulled the bucket off the volvo so that it can get some TLC. 3300hrs has taken its toll on the bucket ears and she's become a tad sloppy. I like em tight so the bucket ears are getting bored out and some bushings installed.


I swear this was the funniest damn thing I've seen in a while this morning. Bossman was loading the bucket onto the trailer with the forklift. Well his phone rang so he slammed on brakes. This caused the pin to roll inside the ear and the bucket rolled off and slammed to the ground. I've never laughed so hard in my life. If only I was recording it :laugh:

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01542.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01543.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01544.jpg

Junior M
05-19-2010, 10:05 PM
I told you mud doesnt count as grease on that bucket!

:laugh: :laugh:

Dirtman2007
05-19-2010, 10:33 PM
I told you mud doesnt count as grease on that bucket!

:laugh: :laugh:

Mud is a silent abrasive on pins. A good clay based silt will act as a grease and keep thing quiet and moving freely. But it will also grind away at your pins and bushing without you knowing it. Just have to grease it the best you can and expect to replace a pin and a couple bushings every couple thousand hours.

DirtMerchant
05-20-2010, 01:41 AM
Man your pads are wide. Ever bent one?

Blue Goose
05-20-2010, 07:22 AM
*Damned rain today....again*

Hey Chris, how many hours do you have on the Woo?

Dirtman2007
05-20-2010, 03:58 PM
*Damned rain today....again*

Hey Chris, how many hours do you have on the Woo?

LOL Your playing in the mud anyways, get started.

The Daewoo has around 5100 hours on it I think.



Dirt

Those are 36" pads on the volvo. These won't bend. I'm not sure what kind of metal theses are but I remember a long time ago we had the wrong kind on one of the machines as they kept getting bent.

Bobcat'nSTL
05-20-2010, 04:22 PM
*Damned rain today....again*

Hey Chris, how many hours do you have on the Woo?

I dont mind working in mud in the rain lol I get out of school Wednesday next week I am willing to work in the rain lol

Dirtman2007
05-20-2010, 06:47 PM
So today I got to play on my dozer for a little while till I worked myself out of a job.

This is the site where we hauled 4000 yards of "liquid Gold" about 7 months ago from a pond we were dredging out


Time to grade it out and make it look good!

Before

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01545.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01546.jpg

After

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01549.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01547.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01548.jpg


Just got her detailed.. all clean again!

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01551.jpg


Before
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01550.jpg

After

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01554.jpg


then off to get a project for tomorrow starting


Pulling back some rip rap
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01555.jpg



Grading the creek banks for matting

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01556.jpg
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01557.jpg



Little project I've been working on at home with a bunch of leftover granite I've picked up.


Just have all the slabs laid out, I'm going to mortar them all in and cut some nice peices to go around the top to make it look better
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01559.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01558.jpg

Junior M
05-20-2010, 07:52 PM
Chris, I get out of school next week, then like 2 weeks of work to do then I got nothing. When you want me to come up?!

Dirtman2007
05-20-2010, 08:20 PM
Chris, I get out of school next week, then like 2 weeks of work to do then I got nothing. When you want me to come up?!

Let me know when you are finished, you can come up for a weekend.

Junior M
05-20-2010, 08:21 PM
Let me know when you are finished, you can come up for a weekend.
I wanna run some equipment tho, dammit! lol.

I'll drive the chevy and show you what a real 2500 looks like.. :laugh: :rolleyes:

Dirtman2007
05-20-2010, 08:24 PM
I wanna run some equipment tho, dammit! lol.

I'll drive the chevy and show you what a real 2500 looks like.. :laugh: :rolleyes:

LOL I've got a shovel at the house, thats all you need!

Junior M
05-20-2010, 08:31 PM
LOL I've got a shovel at the house, thats all you need!
I got two of them here! Whats the point of coming all the way up there just for a shovel and to laugh at you. :laugh:

talus
05-20-2010, 08:39 PM
Someone is gonna slip and fall on their a** on those stones around the fire pit.
:laugh::clapping:
Those are slippery as hell when wet.:drinkup:

Dirtman2007
05-20-2010, 08:54 PM
Someone is gonna slip and fall on their a** on those stones around the fire pit.
:laugh::clapping:
Those are slippery as hell when wet.:drinkup:

Thats where the mortar comes into play to help add a little grip!

Then again if its raining I'm not gonna be out:laugh: