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Bleed Green
05-21-2010, 02:19 AM
ya fire in the rain would not be optimal.

CSLC
05-21-2010, 06:39 AM
I dont think he is talking about the rain getting them wet....maybe possible spilled beverages....LOL!!! Been there too many times

ARP
05-21-2010, 10:45 AM
Still enjoying the pics Chris! Keep em coming! You seem to be getting pretty good on that dozer...:drinkup:

Dirtman2007
05-22-2010, 09:13 AM
Still enjoying the pics Chris! Keep em coming! You seem to be getting pretty good on that dozer...:drinkup:

Thanks! You learn to get it as good as you can with the equipment, less hand work then LOL


So yesterday we put some matting on the banks to prevent more errosion.

Pulling out a big stump

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01560.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01565.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01566.jpg


inside it

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01562.jpg


Finished cutting all the slabs for the fire pit, then I started to mortar them all together

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01567.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01568.jpg

Blue Goose
05-22-2010, 09:32 AM
Chris, I'm also a big fan of you and your pictures! Your ditch slopes look really nice, but what else is new? Where did you go with the chit you dug out? Oh, and your fire pit is impressive too. When's the big Dirtman shindig happening? :drinkup:

Dirtman2007
05-22-2010, 10:24 AM
Chris, I'm also a big fan of you and your pictures! Your ditch slopes look really nice, but what else is new? Where did you go with the chit you dug out? Oh, and your fire pit is impressive too. When's the big Dirtman shindig happening? :drinkup:

Thanks! Actually its at 5PM today... need to go finish my fire pit!

ioilyouin
05-22-2010, 09:47 PM
No beer cans in the firepit? I'm dissappointed.

Dirtman2007
05-22-2010, 10:32 PM
No beer cans in the firepit? I'm dissappointed.

Bud I mortared all the granite together this morning, babied it all day and we just got finished with our shin Dig and fire outside haha. Only a couple broken joints but all is well LOL

ioilyouin
05-23-2010, 12:36 PM
Bud I mortared all the granite together this morning, babied it all day and we just got finished with our shin Dig and fire outside haha. Only a couple broken joints but all is well LOL

is there a Dirtma'am2007?

Junior M
05-23-2010, 01:22 PM
is there a Dirtma'am2007?
His right hand doesnt count..


:laugh:

ARP
05-23-2010, 01:56 PM
His right hand doesnt count..




Sorry Chris, but that's pretty good :laugh::laugh::laugh:

Nice one Junior :drinkup:

Dirtman2007
05-23-2010, 07:31 PM
His right hand doesnt count..


:laugh:


Atleast I don't go out with a guy named charlie:laugh::laugh:


PS watch out for the swamp goats

Junior M
05-23-2010, 07:33 PM
Atleast I don't go out with a guy named charlie:laugh::laugh:


PS watch out for the swamp goats
she aint a guy. I found that out, again, last night. :laugh: :cool2:


and I was in the swamp last night, saw some pigs, no goats. so I am starting to think they arent real.


:laugh:

Dirtman2007
05-23-2010, 07:35 PM
she aint a guy. I found that out, again, last night. :laugh: :cool2:


and I was in the swamp last night, saw some pigs, no goats. so I am starting to think they arent real.


:laugh:

Did you have to wait till Mommy went to bed first LOL

Just wait I've relased one just for you

Junior M
05-23-2010, 07:56 PM
Did you have to wait till Mommy went to bed first LOL

Just wait I've relased one just for you
Sure didnt. Nobody was home. Didnt have to drive down some back road for once..

You wouldnt know about that though. :p :cool2: :laugh:



And Oh I am worried. Better keep a gun in the truck.

ARP
05-23-2010, 08:07 PM
Hey Junior,

What's your gf's last name again?

Junior M
05-23-2010, 08:20 PM
Hey Junior,

What's your gf's last name again?
Oh your funny..

ARP
05-23-2010, 08:25 PM
Sorry, couldn't resist. I wasn't sure if that was a joke or not the first time I saw it. All I can say, is good for you!:drinkup::cool2:

Junior M
05-23-2010, 08:26 PM
Sorry, couldn't resist. I wasn't sure if that was a joke or not the first time I saw it. All I can say, is good for you!:drinkup::cool2:
No its for real!

ARP
05-23-2010, 08:31 PM
You serious? That's pretty good :laugh: So I hope your attraction to her runs deeper than her last name :laugh:

Dirtman2007
05-23-2010, 09:02 PM
You serious? That's pretty good :laugh: So I hope your attraction to her runs deeper than her last name :laugh:

Junior needs to buy that bulldozer and motor grader and grade him a road out of that imagination land BAHAHAH

Now who has that as a signature?

Junior M
05-23-2010, 10:41 PM
You serious? That's pretty good :laugh: So I hope your attraction to her runs deeper than her last name :laugh:

Not really. :laugh:

Junior needs to buy that bulldozer and motor grader and grade him a road out of that imagination land BAHAHAH

Now who has that as a signature?

Are you intoxicated?

Oh! I forgot, your just naturally an idiot.

:laugh: :laugh: :waving: :dancing:

hvy 1ton
05-23-2010, 11:35 PM
Junior needs to buy that bulldozer and motor grader and grade him a road out of that imagination land BAHAHAH

Now who has that as a signature?

I'm gonna go with JPG in direct reference to hanau.

Bleed Green
05-24-2010, 01:43 PM
what ever happened to hanau? I have been gone from here for a while too, maybe I missed something.

Gravel Rat
05-24-2010, 03:09 PM
I heard Hanau was visiting Vancouver BC and got himself a Hastings Street lizard that sucked him into a coma.

AEL
05-24-2010, 04:52 PM
I heard Hanau was visiting Vancouver BC and got himself a Hastings Street lizard that sucked him into a coma.

Care to explain?

Junior M
05-24-2010, 05:06 PM
I heard Hanau was visiting Vancouver BC and got himself a Hastings Street lizard that sucked him into a coma.
I heard she did the same to you.. except she sucked all of your brains out..


:laugh:

Gravel Rat
05-24-2010, 06:16 PM
Care to explain?

Hanau used to brag it up how he liked Vancouver and I think he used to buy some sniffing sugar. The Hasting street lizard is a nasty hooker :laugh:

Better of visiting a massage parlor for a back rub and flip over and well rub something else :drinkup:

Dirtman2007
05-24-2010, 06:23 PM
Not really. :laugh:



Are you intoxicated?

Oh! I forgot, your just naturally an idiot.

:laugh: :laugh: :waving: :dancing:

Neither!


So today was a bunch of running around

Unloaded a tractor trailer load of rebar this morning on one of my jobs

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01610.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01611.jpg


Then off to the volvo dealer for some parts


nice new 235 Zero turn hoe out back

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01612.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01613.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01614.jpg

Gravel Rat
05-24-2010, 06:33 PM
That Volvo looks like a Komatsu with a black boom. Those machines are good for doing utility work but for land clearing forget it you need the counterweight to counter-act the weight of a thumb/bucket full of trees.

hoeman376
05-24-2010, 07:59 PM
Holy hell thats some long rebar. Whats it for.

Dirtman2007
05-24-2010, 08:09 PM
Holy hell thats some long rebar. Whats it for.

thats what I said!

Its going in a 75' long concrete wall we have to build.

bobcat_ron
05-24-2010, 09:05 PM
Hanau used to brag it up how he liked Vancouver and I think he used to buy some sniffing sugar. The Hasting street lizard is a nasty hooker :laugh:

Better of visiting a massage parlor for a back rub and flip over and well rub something else :drinkup:

Funny how GR knows more about the ugly seedy side of Vancouver, yet he lives so much further away than I do.

Gravel Rat
05-24-2010, 09:51 PM
Funny how GR knows more about the ugly seedy side of Vancouver, yet he lives so much further away than I do.

My familly used to be from Vancouver moved out 33 years ago.

DirtMerchant
05-25-2010, 05:28 AM
I believe the term GR is looking for is "Happy ending"

Lazer_Z
05-25-2010, 11:03 AM
I heard she did the same to you.. except she sucked all of your brains out..


:laugh:You're assuming too much Jr. GR and brains in the same sentence don't really go together :laugh::laugh:

hoeman376
05-25-2010, 11:52 PM
You're assuming too much Jr. GR and brains in the same sentence don't really go together :laugh::laugh:

Hahahahahaha thank you for making my night before I pass out after a rough day.
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Gravel Rat
05-26-2010, 12:06 AM
You're assuming too much Jr. GR and brains in the same sentence don't really go together :laugh::laugh:

I heard when you drop your drawers woman say where is it I can't see it :hammerhead:

Anyhow enough of this talk.

Chris needs to build a bikini mud wrestling pit in his back yard :drinkup:

AEL
05-26-2010, 01:14 AM
I heard when you drop your drawers woman say where is it I can't see it :hammerhead:

Anyhow enough of this talk.

Chris needs to build a bikini mud wrestling pit in his back yard :drinkup:

What! Your Mom lets you talk to women! I never would of thought that she would let you talk to women! That might lead to her precious baby growing a set and mabee moving out!

Sorry Gr couldnt resist....:drinkup:

Gravel Rat
05-26-2010, 10:04 AM
What! Your Mom lets you talk to women! I never would of thought that she would let you talk to women! That might lead to her precious baby growing a set and mabee moving out!

Sorry Gr couldnt resist....:drinkup:

Lots of woman to look at now that early summer is here young ones to Grilfs.

As for places to rent there is no rentals in the area is at 0% if you do find a place plan on paying 1200-1500 a month. Places are rented in hours if you are really desparate there are vacation rental homes for 800 to 1100 a week.

Any thing for rent that has been on the market for more than a day is inhabitable. The way it goes and the realestate it still too expensive for my low wage to buy anything. It was on the News last night that the Province of British Columbia has the highest cost of living in Canada. 70% of your income goes to pay for a house to live in.

Lazer_Z
05-26-2010, 11:07 AM
Hahahahahaha thank you for making my night before I pass out after a rough day.
Posted via Mobile Device hoeman, you're welcome dude :drinkup: :waving:

I heard when you drop your drawers woman say where is it I can't see it :hammerhead:

Anyhow enough of this talk.

Chris needs to build a bikini mud wrestling pit in his back yard :drinkup: Way to try and be funny, but alas you FAIL at that like you FAIL at everything else you try. You think I care what you say?

Dirtman2007
05-26-2010, 04:35 PM
Todays little project, Clearing and grading behind a shop. The owner has 8 acres and can't even access it with a fullsize truck. So I cleared some trees and made the path about 20' wider.

Before

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01616.jpg

Clearing

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01617.jpg

grading

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01618.jpg

Done

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01620.jpg


5 o'clock somewhere

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01619.jpg

Gravel Rat
05-26-2010, 06:29 PM
That Yanmar sure has a odd shaped boom it must take some getting used to compared to the Takeuchi mini.

Dirtman2007
05-26-2010, 07:47 PM
That Yanmar sure has a odd shaped boom it must take some getting used to compared to the Takeuchi mini.

I can't tell any difference. Booms still going to raise at the same speed whether its straight or curved.

Junior M
05-26-2010, 09:50 PM
I can't tell any difference. Booms still going to raise at the same speed whether its straight or curved.
Its GR talking, give him a break.. He'll figure out operating a keyboard eventually..

:laugh:

Bleed Green
05-26-2010, 09:59 PM
How long did that take was it one of those in and out jobs or did it take the whole day?

Gravel Rat
05-26-2010, 10:13 PM
Its GR talking, give him a break.. He'll figure out operating a keyboard eventually..

:laugh:

Laugh all you want Junior you still haven't operated a brandnew Zaxis 450 Hitachi or anything bigger than a bobcat :laugh:

Dirtman2007
05-26-2010, 10:21 PM
How long did that take was it one of those in and out jobs or did it take the whole day?

Just a little over a half day

I've also got to dig out for a 90'x4' tall retaining wall on the other side of the house. I just have to wait for the phone company to come out a move the phone line out of the way first.

ioilyouin
05-26-2010, 10:25 PM
I think GR is really Cliff Clavin. He has a govenrment job and knows everything.

Blue Goose
05-26-2010, 10:28 PM
Did Cliff ever have to deliver the mail? :laugh:

Gravel Rat
05-26-2010, 11:06 PM
I think GR is really Cliff Clavin. He has a govenrment job and knows everything.

My familly is involved in the transportation industry so as a young person I had the chance of operating brandnew and lots of old worn out equipment along with trucks etc.

AEL
05-26-2010, 11:33 PM
Gr- Please stop poluting great threads such as Chris's with your personal lifes blog. Go get twitter or face book or something and take the drama there , or start your own thread .

Gravel Rat
05-26-2010, 11:40 PM
I don't mean to sorry about that.

Yes I do like seeing the pictures etc of what Chris does :drinkup:

hoeman376
05-27-2010, 07:50 AM
I don't mean to sorry about that.

Yes I do like seeing the pictures etc of what Chris does :drinkup:

You should literally go fist yourself.
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hoeman376
05-27-2010, 07:51 AM
Great pics chris. What years the yandmar. You like it better then your tak?
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Junior M
05-27-2010, 03:58 PM
You should literally go fist yourself.
Posted via Mobile Device
:laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

Dirtman2007
05-27-2010, 05:23 PM
Great pics chris. What years the yandmar. You like it better then your tak?
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I like it, I like the speed of the yanmar and the stability of the tak

So today I did a little driveway this morning, forgot to take pics

The started a pond dredging

Cleared the banks and starting pulling out about 200 yards of the good stuff

Planned on using the yanmar but its 50 miles away on another job so I get to knock it out with the baby

Before
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01621.jpg


http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01622.jpg

working on the edge to get that last tree!

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01623.jpg

starting to throw the mud back

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01624.jpg

good little dent in it

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01625.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01626.jpg

Lazer_Z
05-27-2010, 07:08 PM
Work is looking good Chris, when is the Volvo set to start working again?

Dirtman2007
05-27-2010, 07:53 PM
Work is looking good Chris, when is the Volvo set to start working again?

Its getting some bucket work done to it now, the bushing came in today and the guys going to bore the bucket out for them new week. Then we've got a little clearing project for it. Other then that we really don't have any big projects at the moment.

Blue Goose
05-27-2010, 09:03 PM
http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q310/centurycoronado/smilies/smiliecool2.gif OMG, an open cab.....in those conditions!!!! Does this mean you got *cough*cough*......mud on your flip flops? http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q310/centurycoronado/smilies/smilierofl2.gif

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01626.jpg

Dirtman2007
05-27-2010, 09:10 PM
http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q310/centurycoronado/smilies/smiliecool2.gif OMG, an open cab.....in those conditions!!!! Does this mean you got *cough*cough*......mud on your flip flops? http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q310/centurycoronado/smilies/smilierofl2.gif

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01626.jpg

It was in the 90's today I think, forgot the flip flops as they only have about a 1/2" before a disaster in the mud LOL

But notice the mid splatters on the machine... yeah I need a windshield!

Dirtman2007
05-28-2010, 07:39 PM
Finished up my mud splattering fun today

All dressed up
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01628.jpg

pile of mud

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01630.jpg

little shoreline rock work
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01627.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01631.jpg

Loaded up ready to go

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01633.jpg


Oh the car wash loves when I leave:laugh:

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01638.jpg

KrayzKajun
05-28-2010, 07:51 PM
Car Wash owners around here would throw a fit if we cleaned equipment there!

DirtMerchant
05-28-2010, 11:49 PM
How deep is the pond that they would worry about fishing?

Dirtman2007
05-29-2010, 12:08 AM
How deep is the pond that they would worry about fishing?

Its was 5' or so in the deep end. there's a few fish out there. nothing to brag over tho.

Ozz
05-29-2010, 12:26 PM
I showed my uncle a couple of your pics... He about had heart attack when he saw the Daewoo stuck in the mud...:laugh:

Anyway, nice work as always.

Bleed Green
05-29-2010, 05:47 PM
I figured you would just take a power washer to your equip back at the shop after you were finished for the day. I didn't even think about a car wash.

Dirtman2007
05-29-2010, 08:20 PM
I figured you would just take a power washer to your equip back at the shop after you were finished for the day. I didn't even think about a car wash.

$1.00 for 5 minutes of wash time its not worth draging the power washer out and doing it!

93turbo
05-30-2010, 10:02 PM
wow its only 3 minutes here but either way your right unless your going 4 a full detail inside and ouit and under LOL

Dirtman2007
05-31-2010, 07:20 PM
First fire in the new fire pit at the house since I built it LOL


Only a couple stones on the edge break lose but thats because I didn't do the best job in the world leveling the base properly..,

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01655.jpg


http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01656.jpg

Blue Goose
05-31-2010, 09:22 PM
Chris, I really like your firepit but I have to ask, what the hell is that on the fence post?? http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q310/centurycoronado/smilies/smiliecool2.gif

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01655.jpg

Dirtman2007
05-31-2010, 09:32 PM
Chris, I really like your firepit but I have to ask, what the hell is that on the fence post?? http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01655.jpg

Its a gargoyle I found in the woods... we have a bunch of wild chickens that live in the woods behind us. I figured that would scare them away... my shot gun works better but it's a little loud and draws to much attention. So I've got the trusty BB gun and some cold ones for when I go huntin haha

Blue Goose
05-31-2010, 09:43 PM
:laugh: Oh, I was thinking it might of been a swamp goat skull!!! http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q310/centurycoronado/smilies/smiliedoh.gif

Dirtman2007
05-31-2010, 09:47 PM
:laugh: Oh, I was thinking it might of been a swamp goat skull!!! http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q310/centurycoronado/smilies/smiliedoh.gif

No they are about 2 times the size of that... I've got a couple buried under the patio LOL

KrayzKajun
05-31-2010, 11:21 PM
fire pit looks good!

Bleed Green
06-01-2010, 01:09 AM
The fire pit looks nice Chris. I am going to have to post a pic of the new fire pit that I just finished for myself.

ClearViewGroup
06-01-2010, 07:57 AM
the trampoline for when junior comes to visit and you dont want to take him to work with you?

Dirtman2007
06-01-2010, 09:12 AM
the trampoline for when junior comes to visit and you dont want to take him to work with you?

I swear that trampoline is popular here at the house. Everyone had to get on it. See the plan is for all the guys to be sitting around the fire pit while the girls go jump on it..

Junior M
06-01-2010, 11:45 AM
I swear that trampoline is popular here at the house. Everyone had to get on it. See the plan is for all the guys to be sitting around the fire pit while the girls go jump on it..
thats genius!

Now you need a pool.

Clearview- he better take me to work with him when I come to visit. If he doesnt take me, he should be scared to come home cause I'll make that place a flustercuck. :laugh:

curtisfarmer
06-01-2010, 01:04 PM
I thought that was your sex swing???

Dirtman2007
06-01-2010, 05:58 PM
So today I had some wet weather work to do. Yes it was wet and rained throughout the day today as well

Yanking out all these bollards so we can expand the road about 10' over.

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01657.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01658.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01659.jpg


Dumping all them out back so I can break up all the concrete and seperate the wood from concrete.

Thats whats good about working at a dump, you can throw away all your trash easy!

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01660.jpg

VanceExcavation
06-01-2010, 06:34 PM
Chris, Can you tell me how well the Takeuchi 150 does at clearing underbrush? I have a lot of land I need to clear the underbrush out of and I wanted to know how well the skid does with the rake?

Dirtman2007
06-01-2010, 07:08 PM
Chris, Can you tell me how well the Takeuchi 150 does at clearing underbrush? I have a lot of land I need to clear the underbrush out of and I wanted to know how well the skid does with the rake?

Its a bad machine, compares to about a cat D3 Dozer when clearing. It'll take down some good size trees but its not like a excavator will. Might have to dig around the bigger trees before you push them over.

Blue Goose
06-01-2010, 07:21 PM
Tell me this isn't your flickr account.....http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q310/centurycoronado/smilies/smiliecool2.gif

Elusive swamp goat on the fence (http://www.flickr.com/photos/sunia/1357869328/in/set-72157601956693221/)

Dirtman2007
06-01-2010, 07:32 PM
Tell me this isn't your flickr account.....http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q310/centurycoronado/smilies/smiliecool2.gif

Elusive swamp goat on the fence (http://www.flickr.com/photos/sunia/1357869328/in/set-72157601956693221/)

Haha, no they are much bigger then that. slightly mixed with a little wild hog.

VanceExcavation
06-01-2010, 07:43 PM
Hey Thanks for the info. You do some great work!

Dirtman2007
06-03-2010, 06:54 PM
Yesterday did some more grading at the dump site, stacked up a bunch of wet topsoil and yanked a few more ballards out

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01663.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01664.jpg


Waited for them to find the 480 volt power line so they can move it to a place where I don't have to dig

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01674.jpg


Did an overflow system on a pond today


Nice 1:1 slope

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01668.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01670.jpg

pipe installed

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01672.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01671.jpg


Hey brad this is where the Swamp Goats for their daily baths.

Don't this nice walk on water make you wanna go for a swim? Almost as good as a BP oil slick :laugh::laugh::hammerhead:

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01673.jpg

Blue Goose
06-03-2010, 08:52 PM
Hey brad this is where the Swamp Goats for their daily baths.

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01673.jpg

I'll bet those would be some b-a-a-a-a-a-d mo fo's to run into down there after dark!

Dirtman2007
06-05-2010, 09:26 PM
Couple pics from the dumpsite.

stacking up wet topsoil dry
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01663.jpg

Yanking up bollards
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01664.jpg


Regrading some ditches that were graded the wrong way causing water to pond up

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01676.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01677.jpg

graded ready for matting

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01678.jpg

matting down

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01681.jpg


second ditch before

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01679.jpg


after
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01680.jpg


little driveway this morning.

no before shot

ABC stone graded

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01682.jpg

finished off with wash stone
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01683.jpg

VanceExcavation
06-06-2010, 01:11 AM
I Tried using my TL240 but it was going to take to long so I am using the Deere 550J. I have one more question for you, What is the best way to charge for filling in a half acre pond? I have never filled one in before.

Dirtman2007
06-06-2010, 09:05 AM
I Tried using my TL240 but it was going to take to long so I am using the Deere 550J. I have one more question for you, What is the best way to charge for filling in a half acre pond? I have never filled one in before.

By the hour as you never know what your going to be getting in.

Dirtman2007
06-08-2010, 09:22 PM
Finally got the power line moved and the ok to start digging for the big retaining wall.

Digging out the bulk dirt then digging the 6' wide footing

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01711.jpg

hauling the dirt over to stock pile

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01712.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01713.jpg

starting to dig the footing
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01714.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01715.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01716.jpg

Rolled, waiting to get inspected

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01717.jpg

backing filling with 6" of gravel

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01718.jpg

5 o clock somewhere

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01720.jpg
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01719.jpg

AEL
06-08-2010, 09:39 PM
Looks good Chris. What type of material will you be using for the retaining wall?

Dirtman2007
06-08-2010, 09:50 PM
Looks good Chris. What type of material will you be using for the retaining wall?

it will be poured inplace concrete. Concrete guys should be out there to tomorrow to lay all the rebar and pour the footing.

KrayzKajun
06-08-2010, 10:37 PM
sweet pics!!!!

Dirtman2007
06-09-2010, 09:01 PM
Today I started to cut the grade for the new second lane at the dump site

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01723.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01724.jpg


Then the guys started laying the rebar for the footing

Notice my cute little inspection girl with the red hard hat:drinkup:

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01725.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01726.jpg

whoops my camera somehow zoomed in :laugh:

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01727.jpg

doing the proof roll up front

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01728.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01729.jpg


concretes here
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01730.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01731.jpg

spreading stone

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01732.jpg

DirtMerchant
06-09-2010, 09:08 PM
Get a bigger lense.


ps. hella soft proof roll.

Blue Goose
06-09-2010, 09:10 PM
Thank you for finally using the zoom.....

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01727.jpg

Junior M
06-09-2010, 09:58 PM
I hope your the one that brought her to work.

Krafty
06-09-2010, 10:51 PM
Wish the inspectors around here looked like that!!

stuvecorp
06-10-2010, 12:00 AM
:usflag:

Rear load cement truck? Those went out with the mullet around here.

AEL
06-10-2010, 01:00 AM
I hope you invited her back to see your awesome new fire pit.

KrayzKajun
06-10-2010, 01:19 AM
Thank you for finally using the zoom....

Amen to tht!:clapping::clapping:

Krafty
06-10-2010, 07:45 AM
:usflag:

Rear load cement truck? Those went out with the mullet around here.

Easy now that is all we have around here!!!

MattnSTL
06-10-2010, 04:16 PM
^ Not knowing what part of St. Louis you are actually in, I can't figure out if you are referring to the concrete trucks or mullets.:laugh:

stuvecorp
06-10-2010, 06:37 PM
^ Not knowing what part of St. Louis you are actually in, I can't figure out if you are referring to the concrete trucks or mullets.:laugh:

:laugh: That's funny Matt.:)

J. Peterson Grading
06-10-2010, 07:00 PM
I pm'd you.

J

bighornjd
06-15-2010, 12:32 PM
Well I've been working on it off and on every chance I get for over a week and have finally made it through all 286 pages of this thread. I was thinking it might never end, now you have to keep adding pics so I have something to do...

You do some really nice work, not just with the machines but with the camera as well. I feel like I've been there.

And I think the last set of pictures you posted have been the best so far. Did you get her number?:)

Junior M
06-15-2010, 12:46 PM
Well I've been working on it off and on every chance I get for over a week and have finally made it through all 286 pages of this thread. I was thinking it might never end, now you have to keep adding pics so I have something to do...

You do some really nice work, not just with the machines but with the camera as well. I feel like I've been there.

And I think the last set of pictures you posted have been the best so far. Did you get her number?:)
Chris is scared of women. :laugh:

Dirtman2007
06-15-2010, 03:09 PM
Chris is scared of women. :laugh:

haha, I rolled up on the jobsite today and it was just the two of them there. So I get out of the truck looking all important and stuff. Couldn't have timed that better. But yeah my rebar passed inspection:cool2::cool2::cool2::drinkup:

Dirtman2007
06-15-2010, 03:26 PM
Well today I took my driving test for my CDL and passed that with like a 92% so I'm pleased. Now I can legally drive again


Been trying to do some bucket work on the volvo and finally had time yesterday. Cut out all the old bushing and replaced about 10 of them. I swear volvo is proud of bushings at $185.00 a peice but you have to have them. Got the bucket ears bored out and a set of bushings installed in the ears as well.

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01742.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01743.jpg

Got the bucket back on and she's just as tight as it was when it was new.

Started a clearing job

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01745.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01747.jpg


All my rebar is up and the guys are forming up the walls so we can pour tomorrow

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01748.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01749.jpg

Heavyduty1
06-15-2010, 04:15 PM
Nice job. I would be trying to find some shade when you did that welding.
It's been hot has heck the last two days.:cry:

Blue Goose
06-15-2010, 04:16 PM
Well today I took my driving test for my CDL and passed that with like a 92% so I'm pleased. Now I can legally drive again



92%....http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q310/centurycoronado/smilies/smiliedoh.gif Ya probably would have done better..... but you had to show the tester how good your 6.0 runs...http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q310/centurycoronado/smilies/smilieUhUhUh.gif




















http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q310/centurycoronado/smilies/smilie93C_peelout.gif


http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q310/centurycoronado/smilies/smilietongue.gif

Congrats, Chris...

Gravel Rat
06-15-2010, 04:49 PM
Any type of bushing is expensive your lucky all it took is a bushing get the people that don't beleive in grease. Some of that old worn out crap at Ritchie Bros the pin that goes through the end of the stick as almost worn through :laugh:

Just be glad you don't own a boat with a Volvo Diesel Stern Drive then you know what is expensive. A 300hp Volvo diesel with a leg is 50,000 dollars the engine lasts 2 years.

Dirtman2007
06-15-2010, 05:24 PM
92%....http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q310/centurycoronado/smilies/smiliedoh.gif Ya probably would have done better..... but you had to show the tester how good your 6.0 runs...http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q310/centurycoronado/smilies/smilieUhUhUh.gif



http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q310/centurycoronado/smilies/smilie93C_peelout.gif


http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q310/centurycoronado/smilies/smilietongue.gif

Congrats, Chris...



Oh I was driving the 6.4 and one time I did get down on it good to make a lane change. The 92% was on the pre trip inspection. The driving part was a slice of cake, just get the driving instructor talking and you're good to go. I had a good ol country boy so I knew was going to be just fine.


Heavyduty1

Yeah its been freaking hot as all get out here, I bought me a pool the other weekend. I need to post the pics, I've been using it everyday!

Junior M
06-15-2010, 05:42 PM
Oh I was driving the 6.4 and one time I did get down on it good to make a lane change. The 92% was on the pre trip inspection. The driving part was a slice of cake, just get the driving instructor talking and you're good to go. I had a good ol country boy so I knew was going to be just fine.


Heavyduty1

Yeah its been freaking hot as all get out here, I bought me a pool the other weekend. I need to post the pics, I've been using it everyday!
I been in the pool here too.. But thats easy to do when there aint no work. :wall

Gravel Rat
06-15-2010, 05:56 PM
I been in the pool here too.. But thats easy to do when there aint no work. :wall

Send some of that hot weather North it is frigging cold you can't even go in a pool or the lake.

No warm weather no bare skin from the young women they can't even go braless it is too cold or wear a bikini top.

VanceExcavation
06-15-2010, 06:45 PM
Have you guys been staying busy?

ClearViewGroup
06-15-2010, 07:47 PM
chris i take it that you went with the class a with no air brakes? thats what I did when i first got mine...recently got my air brake ticket...wish i had done it all at one time before tho...but the good news is that if you want to add the air brakes all you have to take with you for the test is a truck...no trailer

Dirtman2007
06-15-2010, 08:28 PM
chris i take it that you went with the class a with no air brakes? thats what I did when i first got mine...recently got my air brake ticket...wish i had done it all at one time before tho...but the good news is that if you want to add the air brakes all you have to take with you for the test is a truck...no trailer

Yeah I took the class A License with out air breaks and no tractor trailer. You just really have to be on your game on the pre trip inspection for you will be coming back to try it again. Yeah that was the plan though if we do get a dump truck just take it down there and do it with that since I've already done a trailer.

farmerknowsbest
06-15-2010, 10:31 PM
They still let you take the test with a pickup and trailer down there? Hmmmn, note to self, don't cut off American trucker on the highway!

LOL.

Congrats Chris.

Warren

DirtMerchant
06-15-2010, 11:41 PM
Send some of that hot weather North it is frigging cold you can't even go in a pool or the lake.

No warm weather no bare skin from the young women they can't even go braless it is too cold or wear a bikini top.

Clearly you don't go to beaches, they were packed when i went. Boobies were everywhere.


BOOOOOOOOOOOOBIES

Gravel Rat
06-15-2010, 11:47 PM
Clearly you don't go to beaches, they were packed when i went. Boobies were everywhere.


BOOOOOOOOOOOOBIES


No boobies in bikinis out yet around here :cry:

The brisk wind would make the headlights so hard they would rip through the bikini :laugh:

DirtMerchant
06-16-2010, 01:07 AM
No boobies in bikinis out yet around here :cry:

The brisk wind would make the headlights so hard they would rip through the bikini :laugh:

You just stare and watch them from a distance eh?


Creepy and a pedofile. Have you notified the local highschools?

Junior M
06-16-2010, 10:22 AM
Clearly you don't go to beaches, they were packed when i went. Boobies were everywhere.


BOOOOOOOOOOOOBIES
My favorite! :cool2:

Dirtman2007
06-16-2010, 05:13 PM
Today I starting digging out for a retaining wall I'm going to build.

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01751.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01753.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01754.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01755.jpg

Here is my other project I've been working on here at the house. 2 weeks ago I got a wild hair up my butt and went out and bought a 18' above ground pool


Graded the pad with the tractor

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01706.jpg


installed about 2" of mortar sand and put the wall up

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01707.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01710.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01709.jpg


installed the liner and started to fill it to get all the wrinkles out

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01722.jpg


2 days later

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01734.jpg

next day she's full!
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01756.jpg

Ozz
06-16-2010, 05:18 PM
POOL PARTY AT DIRTMAN'S HOUSE!!!
Posted via Mobile Device

Dirtman2007
06-16-2010, 05:27 PM
POOL PARTY AT DIRTMAN'S HOUSE!!!
Posted via Mobile Device

Oh we've had one and there's gonna be another one come saturday!

Junior M
06-16-2010, 05:56 PM
Oh we've had one and there's gonna be another one come saturday!
I'll be there!

The next weekend, we can go to Dads place. :cool2:
http://i480.photobucket.com/albums/rr164/JLM88_bucket/P8270003.jpg

Dirtman2007
06-16-2010, 06:48 PM
I'll be there!

The next weekend, we can go to Dads place. :cool2:
http://i480.photobucket.com/albums/rr164/JLM88_bucket/P8270003.jpg

thats too Fancy for me haha

2brothersyardcare
06-16-2010, 08:15 PM
I been in the pool here too.. But thats easy to do when there aint no work. :wall

come up here and work for me i got some big jobs coming up

Junior M
06-17-2010, 01:40 AM
thats too Fancy for me haha
It dont look near that great now though! You can thank my dogs for that. :laugh:

Dirtman2007
06-17-2010, 06:50 PM
Block came in this morning so I started on the wall


Just to show the takkie balls

How about 6,000lbs worth of blocks to start the morning off. I think it would take another one but they began to wobble too much

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01758.jpg
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01757.jpg

Digging the footing

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01759.jpg
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01760.jpg

starting the bottom row of blocks. this takes so much time to get them all right

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01761.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01762.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01763.jpg

bobcat_ron
06-17-2010, 07:10 PM
Just in case you doubt the math, 36 blocks x 80 pounds (average) = 2880 pounds x 2 pallets = 5760 pounds.

Eat that Takeuchi haters.

Gravel Rat
06-17-2010, 07:19 PM
I looked at that picture and said to myself crap a Takeuchi can lift some weight and there is no sign of it being tippy either. Good thing Chris is skinny he could get out of the machine to take a picture.

The poor b*stard that has to set those blocks will have a sore back :laugh:

wanabe
06-17-2010, 07:27 PM
What kind of blocks are them? I have put in alot of walls but have never seen/used that style.

Dirtman2007
06-17-2010, 07:35 PM
Just in case you doubt the math, 36 blocks x 80 pounds (average) = 2880 pounds x 2 pallets = 5760 pounds.

Eat that Takeuchi haters.

Don't forget the pallets, 75lbs each then the forks probably weight 300lbs, that puts the lift over 6,000!

The machine was only running at about 25% throttle when I picked them up.

I think it would pick up three pallets but the blocks wiggle to much and I'd hate to have to explain how the top stack fell over and broke:laugh:

Dirtman2007
06-17-2010, 07:37 PM
What kind of blocks are them? I have put in alot of walls but have never seen/used that style.

Its called a keystone wall. blocks are pinned together with 2 fiberglass locking pins. I'll take some better pics tomorrow. I have my buddy coming to help so we should get the wall finished!

Junior M
06-17-2010, 09:32 PM
Don't forget the pallets, 75lbs each then the forks probably weight 300lbs, that puts the lift over 6,000!

The machine was only running at about 25% throttle when I picked them up.

I think it would pick up three pallets but the blocks wiggle to much and I'd hate to have to explain how the top stack fell over and broke:laugh:

That'd be one hell of a funny phone call though. :laugh:

Krafty
06-18-2010, 07:06 AM
What is that about 65-70 feet of base. That is flat moving on the base especially if you dont do that every day. Wall looks great. I hate the pins on the keystones tho they can be a real pita sometimes.

ProTouch Groundscapes
06-18-2010, 09:03 AM
a base of #57 limestone is sufficient for this type of wall?

Gravel Rat
06-18-2010, 01:56 PM
He doesn't have the worry about frost heaving or I assume he doesn't so what he is doing there is what I was shown when I did block walls. Getting the base row down is time consuming.

Where is Scag he has done lots of those retaining walls.

ProTouch Groundscapes
06-18-2010, 04:29 PM
hmm interesting,

if i would be installing that wall here in ohio, i lay the geotextile in the trench along with approx 4-6" of compactable base, depending on height of wall or retention needs, #411- 3/4's minus or #304 1.5" minus, then the base course. and behind you'd have the perforated pipe surrounded by #57 (what u used as base) and geotextile separating it from the backfill.

and the compactable base helps the base course go in much faster.

Dirtman2007
06-18-2010, 05:57 PM
Got most of the wall up today, I'm sore now.
Put my fabric down and french drain pipe along with gravel.

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01764.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01765.jpg

going up

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01766.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01767.jpg


Just have to finish the end caps tomorrow and backfill

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01768.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01769.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01770.jpg

Junior M
06-18-2010, 11:41 PM
Looks good Chris..

ProTouch Groundscapes
06-19-2010, 12:06 AM
looks really nice! the back side of the wall is just like what we do here for drainage.

that yanmars boom is almost straight, good reach huh?

Gravel Rat
06-19-2010, 12:21 AM
No wonder you are sore you moved a lot of block. I did three walls for 3 different people I said to myself I'am not doing this again. One job I did with the homeowner I warned him watch your fingers guess what he got his finger I imagine it hurt :laugh:

Working with landscape blocks I found don't carry them with your finger tips carry them so you hands are taking the weight I got that tip from a brick layer that does a lot of cinder block.

Myself I prefer stone walls that a stone mason builds with concrete and rocks some of these guys around here build some very nice looking walls.

Dirtman2007
06-21-2010, 06:50 PM
Today I finished up the retaining wall project.

I was hauling stone with the trailer back to the job

Nice new komatsu WA 500 loading

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01771.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01772.jpg


Hauling onsite this truck walked off the scales with 32 tons of stone on it!

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01773.jpg

wall done

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01777.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01779.jpg

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rear parking area done

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01780.jpg


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ProTouch Groundscapes
06-21-2010, 07:28 PM
wall looks slick! homeowners have quite a bit of room back there huh, wish i had that for my trailers.

the processing yard has a wa500 and some larger cats that move the mountains of mulch they make.

Blue Goose
06-21-2010, 07:35 PM
Geeze-o-pete Chris, that wall turned out incredible!!! Nice work....as usual...

Bleed Green
06-21-2010, 07:53 PM
Looks great Chris.

flairland
06-21-2010, 08:20 PM
Wall looks real nice Chris. Is that 3/4" crushed stone as a base? An how do you lay your base course? Just one stone at a time, levellign it with a mallot?

Dirtman2007
06-21-2010, 08:24 PM
Wall looks real nice Chris. Is that 3/4" crushed stone as a base? An how do you lay your base course? Just one stone at a time, levellign it with a mallot?

Thanks guys. I think it turned out good for my first wall I've ever built!


Yes all I used was stone for a base, dug a footing and filled with 8" of stone. once I got the bottom course nice and level you just stack and go... aint much changing them if they get unlevel:laugh:

flairland
06-21-2010, 10:24 PM
Ya I know what you mean. Gotta get the first level perfect. Especially if you glue the layers, there is really no turning back.

ARP
06-21-2010, 10:29 PM
Project looks fantastic Chris! That wall turned out awesome!

DirtMerchant
06-22-2010, 12:14 AM
32T! Holy ****, I wish Canada was that sweet.

93turbo
06-22-2010, 12:29 AM
32T! Holy ****, I wish Canada was that sweet.

Well he did say onsite so its not like he rolled 30 miles down public highways but even if he did its not that way everywhere because here if you got caught with that much one they would throw your mama and papa in jail and bury you under it. Around here they actually started fining the stone qaurrys when trucks were overloaded so now they are very close when loading trucks and they also changed thier weight slips so if you are overloaded you have to sign that you know the truck is overloaded and assume all responseability and refused to dump the load off to make weight:hammerhead:

DirtMerchant
06-22-2010, 01:37 AM
Well he did say onsite so its not like he rolled 30 miles down public highways but even if he did its not that way everywhere because here if you got caught with that much one they would throw your mama and papa in jail and bury you under it. Around here they actually started fining the stone qaurrys when trucks were overloaded so now they are very close when loading trucks and they also changed thier weight slips so if you are overloaded you have to sign that you know the truck is overloaded and assume all responseability and refused to dump the load off to make weight:hammerhead:

Same way here in the GVRD. Quarries are held just as liable as the truckers if they're overweight.

Dirtman2007
06-22-2010, 06:35 PM
managed to work on 3 jobsites today!

started off with the yanmar on a 800' long driveway project.

clearing about 300' for a new drive and then fixing a washed out section

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01782.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01783.jpg


Then I realized the volvo would make life so much easier so I was off to the other side of town to finsh a clearing project so i can pull the machine off

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01784.jpg


thats gonna be a good fire!

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01785.jpg


Then off to the dumpsite job to help put in some crushed stone for a base that was going to be inspected by 4pm... poor takkie was running a little warm on a 100 degree day

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01787.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01788.jpg
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01789.jpg

DirtMerchant
06-22-2010, 07:38 PM
It was only 70 here on the coast today, and that was warm enough. \


Looks like fun projects as always!

Dirtman2007
06-22-2010, 08:30 PM
It was only 70 here on the coast today, and that was warm enough. \


Looks like fun projects as always!

Man its hotter then that inside my house and it feels cold in here LOL


I'm looking forward to a nice long day sitting in the climate controled cab of the volvo!

fastcat
06-22-2010, 08:53 PM
chris, i thought with your skill on the mini ex you would have just placed all those retaining wall blocks with the thumb. juinor would have been proud of you then.

Junior M
06-22-2010, 08:58 PM
chris, i thought with your skill on the mini ex you would have just placed all those retaining wall blocks with the thumb. juinor would have been proud of you then.
Umm? :confused:

Heavyduty1
06-22-2010, 09:50 PM
Dirtman, somebody over at TBN is looking for someone to dig a pond in central NC. The guy posted under the Mid-Atlantic forums. Thought you might not know.

Dirtman2007
06-22-2010, 10:02 PM
Dirtman, somebody over at TBN is looking for someone to dig a pond in central NC. The guy posted under the Mid-Atlantic forums. Thought you might not know.

thanks for the heads up, could you send me a link I get lost on that forum??

Heavyduty1
06-22-2010, 10:09 PM
Here's the contact info-email is cal414 AT lycos DOT com.

Heavyduty1
06-22-2010, 10:12 PM
Here's the link.

http://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/mid-atlantic-southeast/175323-need-pond-dug-mebane-nc.html#post1997942

Dirtman2007
06-22-2010, 10:40 PM
Here's the link.

http://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/mid-atlantic-southeast/175323-need-pond-dug-mebane-nc.html#post1997942

Thanks man!

Dirtman2007
06-24-2010, 07:32 PM
Started on the 800' long driveway today.

Clearing and hauling the trees back with the truck and trailer

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01791.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01792.jpg

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http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01794.jpg

started loading and hauling clay up to the road and spreading it out



http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01796.jpg


You know the driveway is bad when it takes this much dirt to level it up:hammerhead:

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01797.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01799.jpg


Before

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01783.jpg

After

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01798.jpg

Heavyduty1
06-24-2010, 08:50 PM
What caused the drive way to wash out? It looks flat.

Dirtman2007
06-24-2010, 08:57 PM
What caused the drive way to wash out? It looks flat.

Like the ol saying says, water flows downhill! lol

Its steeper than it looks and with the ground being really sandy for the first couple of feet it just washed out over the years.

And thanks again for the pond lead, suppose to meet the guy over the weekend to look at his project.

Kepple Services
06-24-2010, 08:58 PM
water.....

ioilyouin
06-24-2010, 10:32 PM
swamp goat urine

Junior M
06-24-2010, 10:37 PM
swamp goat urine
sasquatch digging for worms..

bobcat_ron
06-24-2010, 11:12 PM
I can make liquid manure run uphill.

Of course if you have enough money and very little branis, you can make any liquid run uphill.

Heavyduty1
06-24-2010, 11:19 PM
Like the ol saying says, water flows downhill! lol

Its steeper than it looks and with the ground being really sandy for the first couple of feet it just washed out over the years.

And thanks again for the pond lead, suppose to meet the guy over the weekend to look at his project.

No, problem. :drinkup:

Dirtman2007
06-25-2010, 09:23 PM
Finished up the driveway jobs, installed the culvert at the road this morning

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01801.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01803.jpg

Dressed up where I dug the dirt from

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01804.jpg


gravel down and graded
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01805.jpg


I already managed to cut the corner too close on the first trip out:laugh:


http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01806.jpg

AEL
06-25-2010, 10:47 PM
Curious as to why you used concrete as aposed to a steel culvert

Ozz
06-25-2010, 11:01 PM
Curious as to why you used concrete as aposed to a steel culvert

We use Concrete a lot for culverts. Concrete gets it's strength from when it's being compressed, and won't crush unless under an extreme load. Steel, however, will bend a crush quite easily. And when the concrete crumbles, well that's just job security.:laugh:

93turbo
06-25-2010, 11:04 PM
We use Concrete a lot for culverts. Concrete gets it's strength from when it's being compressed, and won't crush unless under an extreme load. Steel, however, will bend a crush quite easily. And when the concrete crumbles, well that's just job security.:laugh:

we use neither here lol its all plastic

AEL
06-26-2010, 12:36 AM
We use Concrete a lot for culverts. Concrete gets it's strength from when it's being compressed, and won't crush unless under an extreme load. Steel, however, will bend a crush quite easily. And when the concrete crumbles, well that's just job security.:laugh:

I have never priced the concrete ones, are they compairable?

Gravel Rat
06-26-2010, 01:10 AM
Concrete culverts are very expensive but again you never have to worry about them rusting out and they are easier to clean out the dirt and silt that washed into a culvert. Plastic culverts are used here sometimes concrete used if it is required by the job especially where you are paving over it with asphalt or concrete.

Dirtman2007
06-26-2010, 06:03 AM
we use neither here lol its all plastic

I can get concrete for almost the same price per foot as plastic. Then I don't have to worry about anything happening to it!

queen of spades
06-28-2010, 11:15 PM
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01783.jpg

Did you knock down all those ruts before, or just spread dirt on top of them?

Dirtman2007
06-29-2010, 06:34 AM
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01783.jpg

Did you knock down all those ruts before, or just spread dirt on top of them?

I could not knock them down as all the phone lines are in there and were half exposed. I put about 3' of dirt over it anyways.

gatorguy
06-29-2010, 07:10 PM
Hey dirtman do you know how much that 700j you were on sold for?

Dirtman2007
06-29-2010, 07:14 PM
Hey dirtman do you know how much that 700j you were on sold for?

It sells tomorrow when the auction starts.

gatorguy
06-29-2010, 07:18 PM
If you are going would you mind letting me know what that machine sells for?

Dirtman2007
06-29-2010, 07:22 PM
If you are going would you mind letting me know what that machine sells for?

I'm not going to the auction, Sign up on Ritchie brothers website and I think you can see what the stuff sells for.

Dirtman2007
07-01-2010, 09:33 PM
Been slacking on the pictures, been busy just nothing worthwild.


Just a simple drain install today

15" pipe with a 2x2 drain installed to catch water before it hits the sidewalk

Digging down finding the pipe. notice the power line under the bucket:hammerhead:

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01859.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01860.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01861.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01862.jpg

Coastal Lawn Maintenance
07-01-2010, 11:07 PM
what you trying to add more power to the yamnar

Dirtman2007
07-03-2010, 08:23 PM
Cameup to West Virginia with some friends for the weekend. Took a Little hike up the mountain today and took some pics. Nice if you like the outdoors cause their aint jack Sh*t to do here:laugh:

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/WV%20pics/DSC01875.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/WV%20pics/DSC01876.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/WV%20pics/DSC01905.jpg

Walked out on a big rock on top of the mountain, million dollar view!

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/WV%20pics/DSC01880.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/WV%20pics/DSC01881.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/WV%20pics/DSC01882.jpg

Who said Trees need dirt to grow on???

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/WV%20pics/DSC01885.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/WV%20pics/DSC01902.jpg



http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/WV%20pics/DSC01895.jpg

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http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/WV%20pics/DSC01887.jpg


Little hill side hay farming

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/WV%20pics/DSC01903.jpg

bobcat_ron
07-03-2010, 08:43 PM
Hell of a view, reminds me of the Fraser Canyon, less trees and more rock, very nice!

jimmyjack
07-03-2010, 08:56 PM
love the view

Bleed Green
07-03-2010, 10:12 PM
Nice view and don't kid us Chris I am sure there is plenty of beer there to keep you and your buddies busy haha.

Ozz
07-04-2010, 11:22 AM
If there are any fish in that river, I don't think Chris will be bored very long.:)

Dirtman2007
07-05-2010, 07:33 PM
Well you know I can't stay still long so here are a couple more pictures. I found a Deere dealer and made a pit stop

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01906.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01907.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01908.jpg

Now its pretty flat around here so to see a bridge like this made me look like a kid lol

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01911.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01915.jpg


SO I woke up at 6am in West Virginia, out the door at 630am and hit the road. Did not stop until I got home at 1130am. I unloaded the car, changed clothes and was called into work??

Had to install a drain in a concrete sidewalk and pipe it over to a catch basin

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01948.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01949.jpg

Then on the way home I was called to go dig out the intake hose to a irrigation pump at the golf course.

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01950.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01951.jpg

I just can't get any rest around here:laugh:

Bleed Green
07-05-2010, 09:46 PM
Good to hear you have work man. I am still in the job hunting mode and its not going too well so far.

Dirtman2007
07-05-2010, 10:13 PM
Good to hear you have work man. I am still in the job hunting mode and its not going too well so far.

I hear you, things are starting to get slow around here though...

Bleed Green
07-06-2010, 01:08 AM
Thats what they are saying around here that its so slow cause of the hot weather and about mid august the work is posed to pick back up.

hvy 1ton
07-06-2010, 02:35 PM
I don't know about where you guy are, but mid-august is when i do most of my work at night b/c it gets so hot during the day. 100F is a cool day and heat index up to 115F. I got heat exhaustion 2 years ago picking up 300 some odd native grass bales before the rain came in. Got the trailer in the barn and passed out.:dizzy:

Bleed Green
07-06-2010, 05:16 PM
I don't know about where you guy are, but mid-august is when i do most of my work at night b/c it gets so hot during the day. 100F is a cool day and heat index up to 115F. I got heat exhaustion 2 years ago picking up 300 some odd native grass bales before the rain came in. Got the trailer in the barn and passed out.:dizzy:

Are you keeping pretty busy? The landscapers around here say that the heat slows their business down. Maybe the bad heat is part of the reason, but they are all saying that the work just isn't there right now due to the heat. I guess its hard to plant though with the intense heat though so it makes sense.

Dirtman2007
07-06-2010, 07:41 PM
I don't know about where you guy are, but mid-august is when i do most of my work at night b/c it gets so hot during the day. 100F is a cool day and heat index up to 115F. I got heat exhaustion 2 years ago picking up 300 some odd native grass bales before the rain came in. Got the trailer in the barn and passed out.:dizzy:

I know what you mean by heat, all the big equipment with A/C is just sitting now with no big jobs for them to work on. Small equipment is running but these 95+ degree days using shovels and laying pipe is brutal.:hammerhead:

Dirtman2007
07-06-2010, 08:31 PM
Had to push off some dirt piles at a spot where we have been dumping dirt this morning

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01952.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01953.jpg


Then Off to build a retaining wall out of concrete blocks

I can get these blocks from the concrete company for $5.00 each. The are left over concrete that they pour into molds to get rid of. 2'x2'x6' each they weigh 3500lbs!

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01956.jpg

Nothing for the takkie. I think it'll pick 2 of them but at 7000lbs I'll be sure to get a pic for the bobcat lovers:laugh:

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01958.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01960.jpg

not bad for 50 bucks worth of materials

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01961.jpg

Bleed Green
07-06-2010, 08:59 PM
you're getting a lot of practice with those retaining walls. Looks good! How hard was that one to cut on the bottom row on the left end? With how thick they are I would think they would not be too easy to cut.

Dirtman2007
07-06-2010, 09:09 PM
you're getting a lot of practice with those retaining walls. Looks good! How hard was that one to cut on the bottom row on the left end? With how thick they are I would think they would not be too easy to cut.

You don't have to cut anything because they make half blocks for this situation:drinkup::drinkup:

stuvecorp
07-06-2010, 09:10 PM
That's sweet for only $5.00. I had some but had to pay $35 per block and they weren't near that big, maybe 2x2x3' long?

Bleed Green
07-06-2010, 09:23 PM
You don't have to cut anything because they make half blocks for this situation:drinkup::drinkup:

haha even better.

Krafty
07-06-2010, 09:38 PM
Ya $5 bucks you can't beat that. It reall does not look bad at all for that price. Around here they are 40 but you never know what color you are going to get. It is all of the leftovers from a block plant. So you may have reds or tans mixed in. I bet taht was a little bit of a load on the trailer!!

hvy 1ton
07-06-2010, 09:44 PM
Are you keeping pretty busy? The landscapers around here say that the heat slows their business down. Maybe the bad heat is part of the reason, but they are all saying that the work just isn't there right now due to the heat. I guess its hard to plant though with the intense heat though so it makes sense.

I had a job last week tearing up a deck, running drainage pipe and replacing the decking. It took a full bundle of 2x6 and 10lbs of screws. Ripped out a wood rail fence for a new shop pad. Little brother was running around with a log chain and i sat in the 6400 running the loader. That was good job. Not building the pad though. Mowed a couple of horsey people pastures, they wanted me to pay them to cut it for hay. I got that sorted out. :laugh: I'm supposed to build some garden boxes for my parents next week when we are done with hay til august. Letting the Alfalfa go to seed, its an old stand and full of everything but the green stuff. :cry: I have a 1/4 mile of Osage Orange to log as soon as a can stand dragging the 044 and log chain around with a long sleeve shirt on. If you haven't messed with them they have thorns to make the devil proud.

To keep this from being a complete hijack, the mafia block wall look good for what it is. Keeps the handwork to a minimum for sure. I'm pretty sure you picked up half blocks for the bottom row, right? I can't imagine how you would cut them except one of those concrete chainsaws...

Bleed Green
07-06-2010, 09:49 PM
I think if I can't get something soon I am just going to put an ad together and try to do something on my own. Got to get some money coming in! Alright I am done ranting and hi jacking your thread Chris.
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DirtMerchant
07-07-2010, 01:58 AM
Deal of the year on those blocks. At that price companies here would crush it down and reuse it. Concrete companies are so big on recycling that most have free concrete dumps.

Blocks range from 35-85 dollars depending on sales/season And that's for plain lock-blocks

ProTouch Groundscapes
07-07-2010, 07:52 AM
husqvarna makes a new deep cut circular concrete saw.

two blades that you plunge cut down to the arbor, then snap off the piece of concrete in middle and repeat.

http://images.channeladvisor.com/Sell/SSProfiles/13000004/Images/2/k650cutbreak.jpg

http://www.masoncontractors.org/newsandevents/masonryheadlines/images/20091026081900-1.jpg

bobcat_ron
07-07-2010, 09:05 AM
husqvarna makes a new deep cut circular concrete saw.

two blades that you plunge cut down to the arbor, then snap off the piece of concrete in middle and repeat.

http://images.channeladvisor.com/Sell/SSProfiles/13000004/Images/2/k650cutbreak.jpg

http://www.masoncontractors.org/newsandevents/masonryheadlines/images/20091026081900-1.jpg


What a joke, what if you have to cut a thinner hole?

We use this:
http://www.wcmachinery.net/stanley-hydraulic-tools/diamond-chainsaws.html

Ozz
07-07-2010, 10:54 AM
What a joke, what if you have to cut a thinner hole?

We use this:
http://www.wcmachinery.net/stanley-hydraulic-tools/diamond-chainsaws.html

No, those actually work quite well.

Gravel Rat
07-07-2010, 03:13 PM
Lock blocks for 5 dollars each is unbeleiveably cheap a regular lock block here is 90-100 each. If you have a large amount of earth to hold back as a retaining wall they are engineer approved where boulder walls are not.

Most lock blocks are 3500lbs it must be a engineering requirement if they are the same weight in the USA as they are here in B.C. .

bobcat_ron
07-07-2010, 04:46 PM
Cheap, cheap, cheap, lowest price here is around 30 bucks for the grade C blocks, grade D you get arms and feet sticking out because the company is run by the Bacon Brothers and other UN Gang members.

Gravel Rat
07-07-2010, 05:47 PM
Cheap, cheap, cheap, lowest price here is around 30 bucks for the grade C blocks, grade D you get arms and feet sticking out because the company is run by the Bacon Brothers and other UN Gang members.

We can get the lower grade blocks but then they don't pass engineers specs for wall building.

Lock blocks are also modified and used as anchors for boat docks etc or anchoring float houses. A extra heavy steel eye is put into the concrete to attach to or there is a piece of plastic pipe put in the form before the block is poured so there is a hole through the block.

The galvinized wire they use is barely strong enough to lift the blocks they are known to let go lifting a block.

Dirtman2007
07-07-2010, 05:54 PM
More wall building fun today! Man I had to pay 125 bucks to get 20 blocks:laugh: Can't beat that!

Always wanted to put in a wall at the shop so nows the time to do it

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01962.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01963.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01969.jpg

They even make corner blocks so you can make nice smooth corners

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01974.jpg

Gonna make a 5' setback into the hill to store all the buckets and attatchments

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01975.jpg


Some walls at the concrete place

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01972.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01973.jpg

wanabe
07-07-2010, 06:08 PM
The are $40 each for them here as well. I would not even set up the form for $5. Too much time and labor $ involved to make them.

1993lx172
07-07-2010, 08:45 PM
Stupid question, but do you have to cut those re-bar loops off before you stack them or does the groove in the bottom provide enough clearance that it's a non-issue.

Dirtman2007
07-07-2010, 09:08 PM
Stupid question, but do you have to cut those re-bar loops off before you stack them or does the groove in the bottom provide enough clearance that it's a non-issue.

Nope you don't have to do anything to the rebar its low enough so that it fits into the groove of the one above it.

skidsteer
07-07-2010, 09:29 PM
[QUOTE=Dirtman2007


Then Off to build a retaining wall out of concrete blocks

I can get these blocks from the concrete company for $5.00 each. The are left over concrete that they pour into molds to get rid of. 2'x2'x6' each they weigh 3500lbs!

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01956.jpg



not bad for 50 bucks worth of materials

Could have used those last week.:walking:
http://i406.photobucket.com/albums/pp142/beyondupnorth/Cottage%20Terrace/IMG_2441.jpg

AEL
07-07-2010, 09:33 PM
Skidsteer- is that a 334 you got there? and also curious where in this great province are you from?

Dirtman2007
07-07-2010, 09:38 PM
[QUOTE=Dirtman2007


Then Off to build a retaining wall out of concrete blocks

I can get these blocks from the concrete company for $5.00 each. The are left over concrete that they pour into molds to get rid of. 2'x2'x6' each they weigh 3500lbs!

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01956.jpg



not bad for 50 bucks worth of materials

Could have used those last week.:walking:
http://i406.photobucket.com/albums/pp142/beyondupnorth/Cottage%20Terrace/IMG_2441.jpg



Nice wall! Like I said they aren't pretty but they do the job. 5 bucks a peice you sure can do a big wall for a small price. Get some one to come and texture the front and I think it would look nice without the expense of a brick or block wall.

Only one problem, being 3500lbs each you need a 12,000lbs mini to move them!

skidsteer
07-07-2010, 10:12 PM
Don't think the 334 would have handled them. Actually in the top of the photo is the lane, can't see it because its above the vantage point, could have dropped them from there with the wood loader, if it was not for that pesky powerline. We did the wood wall below too.

I'm off in the NW near the Mb and Mn border, 3 hours west of Thunder Bay:canadaflag:

Dirtman2007
07-08-2010, 07:26 PM
Just a simple little drainage job today, one 6" drain and one 6" french drain pipe. 100' long covered in gravel and the rest in dirt. Man was it freaking hot outside today... I think the next mini excavator is going to have a cab!

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01981.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01982.jpg

Done

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01984.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01983.jpg

VanceExcavation
07-08-2010, 07:37 PM
Chris, if you were going to get another mini what would you get?

Dirtman2007
07-08-2010, 07:40 PM
Chris, if you were going to get another mini what would you get?

Takeuchi, probably a zero turn

VanceExcavation
07-08-2010, 07:59 PM
Has the Yanmar been good to you?

Dirtman2007
07-08-2010, 08:04 PM
Has the Yanmar been good to you?

The yanmar is a Bad Ass machine too. I'm still big Takeuchi Fan tho

VanceExcavation
07-08-2010, 08:17 PM
I would agree. I have a TL240 and a TB135 and they are the best I have ever owned. I am just looking to get a little bigger mini. I was looking at the VIO55.

Dirtman2007
07-09-2010, 07:26 PM
Had a fun little project today. With this huge house built the Dry Retention pond next to it needed some work done to it



Wow this aint a starter home

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01992.jpg

Pond before, grown up with weeds and crap
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01993.jpg

Scraping all the grass off

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01994.jpg



Added about 50 yards of dirt to the bottom to level things off and everything to the correct elevations

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01995.jpg

Finished
Compost added to the bottom and the side facing the house was mulched

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01996.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01997.jpg

AWJ Services
07-09-2010, 08:04 PM
I guess that ticket for pulling the 3 axle trailer behind then 250 did not cost enough.:)

Dirtman2007
07-09-2010, 08:21 PM
I guess that ticket for pulling the 3 axle trailer behind then 250 did not cost enough.:)

Nope only 35 bucks but I have my CDL now so I'm good to go!

get the hell out of the way Contractor Coming Through!

nedly05
07-10-2010, 07:33 AM
Looks like you are in the same boat as us , Chris. Work to do, but nothing big. We have been using the mini an awful lot lately. At least we're workin!

Dirtman2007
07-10-2010, 08:52 AM
Looks like you are in the same boat as us , Chris. Work to do, but nothing big. We have been using the mini an awful lot lately. At least we're workin!

Yeah the excavating world has slowed down around here right much the last month. Been Looking at a bunch of work but it takes time to get all the paperwork and permits done for them. Until then these little jobs are better than nothing.

Bleed Green
07-10-2010, 12:46 PM
Looks like you are in the same boat as us , Chris. Work to do, but nothing big. We have been using the mini an awful lot lately. At least we're workin!

What kinds of stuff do you guys do Nedly?

Ozz
07-10-2010, 06:47 PM
What kinds of stuff do you guys do Nedly?

he had a picture threadf for a while...:)

But, basically anything that can be accomplished with a mini, an 18k machine, triaxle, backhoe and skid.

Which is a lot.

Dirtman2007
07-10-2010, 06:51 PM
Had to stop by and show my buddy the PC1250, so here are a few pics of the machines

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/Random%20Construction/DSC01998.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/Random%20Construction/DSC01999.jpg


http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/Random%20Construction/DSC02000.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/Random%20Construction/DSC02004.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/Random%20Construction/DSC02005.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/Random%20Construction/DSC02006.jpg

Scaping 4 Life
07-10-2010, 10:43 PM
What kind of work are they using that machine for? pretty small machine.

Dirtman2007
07-12-2010, 10:26 PM
Another day another dollar


Had a interesting job this morning. Had to dig around a cell tower and find out how big the footing was since they lost the blueprints to it. Cell company was going to be putting more stuff on the tower and needed to make sure it was stable enough


Digging down

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02026.jpg

Dang that's tall

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02027.jpg


Found the big footing, 6' down 21' square and 3' thick!! that aint going anywhere

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02028.jpg

done

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02029.jpg


Hauled some dirt to the shop to fill in my make shift culvert:laugh::laugh:

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02030.jpg


My new play toy this week

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02031.jpg

grading out a ditch and road

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02032.jpg

graded ready to roll

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02033.jpg

rolled

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02034.jpg

back pad graded and rolled

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02036.jpg

Also picked up my new doggie from the pound today!

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02038.jpg

Ozz
07-12-2010, 10:37 PM
What's the doggie's make? Looks like a Shepard mix.

Oh, and nice toy too.:)

Dirtman2007
07-12-2010, 10:39 PM
What's the doggie's make? Looks like a Shepard mix.

Oh, and nice toy too.:)

I think its got some pit bull mix in it as well.

stuvecorp
07-13-2010, 12:17 AM
Nice Pup! What's the name?

93turbo
07-13-2010, 12:59 AM
Nice Pup! What's the name?

takkie probably knowing Chris LOL that way he can tell every one his takkie will come to him when called and sit shake and roll over can your cat do that:cool2:

DirtMerchant
07-13-2010, 02:03 AM
Good looking dog. Big ups to you for not just buying a puppy like so many others. There are tonnes of good dogs that need homes. Not to sound like a bleeding heart, but that's where I've got my shepherds and huskies from. And if you do some reading before going to look you'll do fine.

nedly05
07-13-2010, 05:38 AM
What kinds of stuff do you guys do Nedly?

Pretty much what Ozz said! I revived the old pic thread too!
he had a picture threadf for a while...:)

But, basically anything that can be accomplished with a mini, an 18k machine, triaxle, backhoe and skid.

Which is a lot.

Dont forget about shovels, we have been putting a lot of hours on our shovels too LOL!

Dirtman2007
07-13-2010, 06:05 PM
Nice Pup! What's the name?

The dogs name is jacob.


The other dog I'm getting is dixie... I just had to have her!
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs187.snc4/37669_1509054643327_1143177625_31472580_4390575_n.jpg


so today I got more time on the grader, getting pretty good with the old thing


http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02047.jpg

road cut out and graded, ready for asphalt

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02051.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02052.jpg

ARP
07-13-2010, 06:31 PM
Nice work as always Chris! I'm kinda jealous- I want to play on a grader too!:cool2: