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stuvecorp
07-13-2010, 08:26 PM
I have actually never wanted to run a grader. Two pups, that will keep you in line. :)

Dirtman2007
07-13-2010, 08:51 PM
Nice work as always Chris! I'm kinda jealous- I want to play on a grader too!:cool2:

They are fun machines to run and you can really do some percision work with one. Takes about a day to learn what all 50 levers do and all. After that you just have to have patience because it can really piss you off trying to grade something if everything is not right.

Heavyduty1
07-13-2010, 09:04 PM
That first dog pic looks like a belgian malinois breed . Looks like a police dog got out the pin.

That pitbull mix will make a good dog, also. I have two and they have been the best, layed back dogs that I have owned.

Pits like to dig. If yours try to dig out from under the fence, you can run a single elect wire at the bottom and stop it.:cool2:

Dirtman2007
07-13-2010, 09:20 PM
That first dog pic looks like a belgian malinois breed . Looks like a police dog got out the pin.

That pitbull mix will make a good dog, also. I have two and they have been the best, layed back dogs that I have owned.

Pits like to dig. If yours try to dig out from under the fence, you can run a single elect wire at the bottom and stop it.:cool2:

The one I have right now is so good inside I might just let him stay inside. Its pretty house broken to be 9 months old.

DirtMerchant
07-13-2010, 11:19 PM
Prepare to be bombarded by women. I thought it might attract a few and I was incorrect. Hire a secretary.

jeepfreak91
07-14-2010, 06:33 PM
That's the Wendell recycling/garbage center, isn't it?

Dirtman2007
07-14-2010, 07:09 PM
That's the Wendell recycling/garbage center, isn't it?

It sure is, Come by tomorrow and help pave. We have 60 tons of binder asphalt to put down in the morning.

Dirtman2007
07-15-2010, 07:16 PM
Today sucked 100 degrees and putting down 250 degree asphalt all day.

Before

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02053.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02054.jpg


Paving

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02055.jpg

rolling

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02056.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02058.jpg

Base layer done in the front

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02059.jpg


base and finish layer done in the back. Just need to touch up the edges and roll one more time

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02060.jpg




I think I did pretty good for the first time ever paving anything. The guy that usually runs the paver was on the ground raking as I ran the controls.
Its fun for a while but I'm tired of it, the hell with it

Stick Pro
07-15-2010, 08:13 PM
I am sorry having to pave in the summer heat. We had a small paving job to do last week, that is one job that i do not prefer doing. I don't mind paving during the winter months, u can at least stay warm. i try to keep all our large paving jobs during the winter.

Blue Goose
07-15-2010, 09:08 PM
Today sucked 100 degrees and putting down 250 degree asphalt all day.

http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q310/centurycoronado/smilies/smilieviolin.gif Welcome to my world......of yesterday, ya lightweight! http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q310/centurycoronado/smilies/smilierollinglaugh.gif










You're right Chris, asphalt in the peak summer heat (I don't like it anytime) sucks big time. What you guys did today.... lookin' good!

Dirtman2007
07-19-2010, 07:16 PM
had time to finish the wall at the shop today
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/Random%20Construction/DSC02085.jpg


http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/Random%20Construction/DSC02086.jpg


even made room for the skid steer attachments

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/Random%20Construction/DSC02087.jpg

Krafty
07-19-2010, 07:29 PM
Looks real good that is a nice shop and parking area you have!! Is that a shovel though?? I didn't think you knew how to operate one of thoese!!!

Blue Goose
07-19-2010, 07:38 PM
Is that a shovel though?? I didn't think you knew how to operate one of thoese!!!

http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q310/centurycoronado/smilies/smiliecool2.gifNot to worry Krafty, it's in the same exact spot in all three pictures. http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q310/centurycoronado/smilies/smilierofl2.gif

Dirtman2007
07-19-2010, 07:42 PM
Looks real good that is a nice shop and parking area you have!! Is that a shovel though?? I didn't think you knew how to operate one of thoese!!!

Thanks, Yeah I've been lucky enough to get a lot of hours on the shovel this years been a rough labor intensive one.

Dirtman2007
07-19-2010, 07:45 PM
http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q310/centurycoronado/smilies/smiliecool2.gifNot to worry Krafty, it's in the same exact spot in all three pictures. http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q310/centurycoronado/smilies/smilierofl2.gif

Bahahaha I was going to say the same thing. what the purpose of having all this equipment if you don't use it

All Say

The hell with the shovel!:drinkup:

Dirtman2007
07-23-2010, 09:43 PM
Had a mistery sinkhole job to do and rapair the pipe that was cloged and leaking


http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02093.jpg


http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02094.jpg


Daewoo loaded up


http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02101.jpg


loading some dirt that was stockpiled when I dug a basement for a house 3 years ago. Man I forgot about all the rock I buried:dizzy:

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02143.jpg

Looks like I'll be building some rock walls:hammerhead:

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02145.jpg


maybe this will be my new truck???

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02146.jpg

NateV
07-23-2010, 09:58 PM
Needs a hitch and maybe lines to the rear.

Dirtman2007
07-23-2010, 10:16 PM
Needs a hitch and maybe lines to the rear.

the lines are already there and the hitch is rated for 90,000lbs. He unbolted it because asphalt was sticking to it.

he said give him the weekend to talk it over with the old lady.

I'll put some 100 dollar bills under is wipers in the morning to play with him:laugh:

tmf lawn care
07-23-2010, 10:24 PM
i hate the swin away door like that

Gravel Rat
07-23-2010, 11:12 PM
Looks like the tailgate swings both ways as a normal gate and a barn door, it looks like the gate has had some cracks welded up on it.

P.Services
07-23-2010, 11:56 PM
i hate the swin away door like that

because you have never hauled stumps or brush in a truck.

wanabe
07-24-2010, 09:45 AM
because you have never hauled stumps or brush in a truck.

Or big chunks of concrete/rock, and demo material. Barn doors work great, and its much easier switching a couple pins vs pulling the gate off.

Gravel Rat
07-24-2010, 12:00 PM
For what Chris does he needs a barn door or a high lift tailgate not common in the USA. Hauling brush and stumps you need a rolloff bin or a dump box with no tailgate. A dump box with a barn door is pretty much like a rolloff box.

tmf lawn care
07-24-2010, 02:58 PM
if i need to dump shuff like that. i just get roll off bins it easy for wat i do :hammerhead:

Blue Goose
07-24-2010, 03:49 PM
high lift tailgate not common in the USA.
http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q310/centurycoronado/smilies/smiliecool2.gif How do you come up with this chit???

I'm sure there are other manufacturers, but here are a few...

Schien of Carlinville Illinois (http://www.schien.com/)

Duraclass of Tishamingo Mississippi (http://www.duraclass.com/DuraClass-pdf/hd_lit.pdf)

Henderson of Manchester Iowa (http://www.henderson-mfg.com/magnum.htm)

It is NOT uncommon to see high lift tailgates around here on trucks that do rough/demolition hauling.......and the last I checked, here is part of the USA!

NateV
07-24-2010, 04:14 PM
Looks like the gate is very similar to ours. In chris's pic looks like the pins for the barn door arnt in the hinge but just behind it in a dummy hole to hold them in place. Heres a pic of ours. Can change between the 2 gates in 1 minute.

http://i257.photobucket.com/albums/hh205/NateVpa/016-1.jpg
http://i257.photobucket.com/albums/hh205/NateVpa/017.jpg

wanabe
07-24-2010, 04:26 PM
For what Chris does he needs a barn door or a high lift tailgate not common in the USA. Hauling brush and stumps you need a rolloff bin or a dump box with no tailgate. A dump box with a barn door is pretty much like a rolloff box.


OK lets see....Why in the world would he keep his truck at home and hire the rolloff guys to deliver a dumpster and then charge him out the @ss when all he would need to do is put in 2 pins and pull 2 pins to have the job done? You talk about him getting a bigger trailer to haul the 200's on to keep it all in house, but now he can't get a truck with a barn door on it to keep it in house? I don't understand your thinking. And yes, high lift tailgates are common in the US, along with barn doors. I would know, as I actually live in the US! Im not sitting in another country thinking I know everything!

Dirtman2007
07-24-2010, 10:27 PM
Finished up the basement today. As you can tell the last time I dug on this was about 5 years ago:laugh:

Ended up hauling about 30 loads out to get it to where it is now

sifting more rocks

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02148.jpg

jeezzz

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02150.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02149.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02151.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02153.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02154.jpg

Dirtman2007
07-24-2010, 10:29 PM
Looks like the gate is very similar to ours. In chris's pic looks like the pins for the barn door arnt in the hinge but just behind it in a dummy hole to hold them in place. Heres a pic of ours. Can change between the 2 gates in 1 minute.



Yep thats the same style gate the truck has on it. I really like this setup as its really easy to change unless something gets bent or a rock bows the side out.

Krafty
07-26-2010, 09:35 PM
I would keep thoese rocks if I were you. I don't know about down by you but up here I would re sell thoese. We stock pile them and then I try and bid walls to use thoese in. Just a thought though. Work looks good as usual, I envy your skill!!!

Dirtman2007
07-27-2010, 06:54 PM
Had a nice little gravy job this morning

Lower a catch basin on a hill that catches nothing

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02157.jpg

Now we have a low catch basin on a hill that will still not catch anything

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02159.jpg

On the end we had a pipe that did not drain

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02158.jpg

Now we have the same pipe that will now drain

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02160.jpg




What will tomorrow bring???

Hint rocks and a big takkie:weightlifter:

Dirtman2007
07-28-2010, 03:09 PM
Used a Takeuchi TB070 today sorting boulders for a job we start next week.

man a machine with a cab and no A/C on a 90 degree day is brutal

She's still going strong, its been to Iraq and back and has the scars to tell it, almost 6,000hours and she still runs strong

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02161.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02163.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02164.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02165.jpg


Tried to take a picture of a New Cat 330DL with a auger on the way home but it was blurry

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02166.jpg

ProTouch Groundscapes
07-28-2010, 03:15 PM
strange auger, here they replace the stick and its almost like a drilling rig attached to the boom.

stuvecorp
07-28-2010, 09:35 PM
That bucket is big on the old TK! You wouldn't want a TK153FR? It has air. :)

nedly05
07-29-2010, 05:35 AM
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02146.jpg[/IMG]

So....? Does he want to sell?

Dirtman2007
07-29-2010, 05:51 AM
So....? Does he want to sell?

of course not, back to looking for more trucks...

Dirtman2007
07-29-2010, 07:21 PM
Another day where I managed to drive 235 miles going job to job.


Loaded out the boulders this morning

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02176.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02175.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02169.jpg

Here's the historic courthouse in pittsboro that burned down a couple of months ago

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02173.jpg

rock wall on the job I was getting the rocks from

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02178.jpg

better pics of the 330 with the auger

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02167.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02179.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02180.jpg

nedly05
07-30-2010, 05:57 AM
235 miles!:eek: Do you stay out on the road or are you home every night?

ClearViewGroup
07-30-2010, 07:33 AM
thats an awful lot of expensive and easy to break hydraulic hose hanging off that stick with the auger!

Dirtman2007
07-30-2010, 10:12 PM
Only my truck driver... only him:laugh:


http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs246.snc4/39640_1345639840584_1218900557_30823516_6689632_n.jpg

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs003.snc4/33524_1345638720556_1218900557_30823514_4115218_n.jpg

Bleed Green
07-31-2010, 01:11 AM
what does the sign behind the truck say in the last pic? I cant quite read it.

bobcat_ron
07-31-2010, 10:09 AM
what does the sign behind the truck say in the last pic? I cant quite read it.

No backing in I'll bet. :laugh:

tmf lawn care
07-31-2010, 12:40 PM
Only my truck driver... only him:laugh:

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs003.snc4/33524_1345638720556_1218900557_30823514_4115218_n.jpg

outback pickup only:hammerhead::hammerhead:

Gravel Rat
07-31-2010, 03:52 PM
Another sign on the wall probably says Lot Lizzards 30 dollars per hour :laugh:

Nice T-800 Kenworth looks like the long hood model or it is just the picture.

Dirtman2007
08-03-2010, 05:33 PM
Finished up all the dirt work at the dump site, all thats left is the top coat of asphalt up front

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02203.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02204.jpg

earthmover
08-03-2010, 07:30 PM
Looks good as usual.
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Dirtman2007
08-05-2010, 08:09 PM
Today I started my state jobs. Its 8 creek/ culvert restorations

What we are doing is clearing out the brush, grading the creek channels installing matting and rock structures.

Needless to say what we are doing is not going to help anything thats already there. But if they want to pay for someone to do the work I'm gonna do it:laugh:


Before

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02205.jpg


After
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02213.jpg




Some in progress pics

digging the creek channel

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02206.jpg
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02207.jpg

black fabric down

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02209.jpg

gravel fabric cushion. suppose to keep the fabric from getting torn by the rip rap
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02210.jpg


putting boulders down in front of the pipe to block 6" of water and sediment in the pipe for wetland animals??

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02211.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02212.jpg

Krafty
08-05-2010, 11:28 PM
Daymn that is a h*ll of a difference. At least it looks good!!

Dirtman2007
08-06-2010, 06:06 PM
Got right much rain last night and it was too wet to do any ditch work so I started on one of the rock cross structures and pool.

rented a 20' box to store all my crap in

got it blocked in pretty good!

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02214.jpg

rock structure, Called a J-Hook One side is longer than the other and both are tied into the bank and hold a grade in the creek

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02217.jpg


Got the doors and the yanmar blocked in so hopefully nothing will get stolen over the weekend.

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02216.jpg

Blue Goose
08-06-2010, 06:46 PM
Chris, I swear, you guys have it going on.... Like I told you before, I don't think anyone tells a story with pictures like you do!

ProTouch Groundscapes
08-06-2010, 08:05 PM
that yanmar is just funny looking, the UC looks huge compared to the house and the nearly straight boom. not criticizing, just an observation.

Junior M
08-06-2010, 08:10 PM
You blocked it in real good, on one side. :laugh:

Dirtman2007
08-06-2010, 08:14 PM
You blocked it in real good, on one side. :laugh:

We brought the daewoo out here hoping someone would steal it and make it disapear off the face of the earth.
But I doubt that will happen, either way we arnt going to keep it much longer

Hello new Volvo 140!

Junior M
08-06-2010, 08:17 PM
We brought the daewoo out here hoping someone would steal it and make it disapear off the face of the earth.
But I doubt that will happen, either way we arnt going to keep it much longer

Hello new Volvo 140!
:laugh: What about the box full of your crap?!

Dirtman2007
08-06-2010, 08:20 PM
:laugh: What about the box full of your crap?!

only about $3,000 worth of matting, I doubt anyone cares to put that down haha

well I'd be pissed if my pumps got gone...

nedly05
08-08-2010, 10:04 AM
Are you using your new dump truck? nice looking work, as always!

Dirtman2007
08-08-2010, 09:31 PM
Are you using your new dump truck? nice looking work, as always!

We don't have anything for it at the moment but Once we are legal to drive it. ( I need to get my Air brake restriction off) I'll be ready to go. I need a little more practice on the 10 speed though!

Dirtman2007
08-09-2010, 08:50 PM
Worked on another creek crossing today

Before

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02215.jpg

After

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02221.jpg

some progress pics


got me a new set of teethies
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02219.jpg

grading the creek for matting

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02220.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02222.jpg


a picture of the prints on these things

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02225.jpg

AEL
08-09-2010, 09:27 PM
looks good chris. How many of these are you doing

Dirtman2007
08-09-2010, 09:56 PM
looks good chris. How many of these are you doing

There's a total of 8 of these crossings. A crossing consist of a structure on each side of the road, one before the pipe and one where it discharges on the opposite side of the road. takes about 2-3 days per crossing so its going to be a pretty good project.

Moving the equipment to a new pond project tomorrow as well. Things are looking good here now.

Bleed Green
08-10-2010, 09:22 AM
Is the work pretty steady in NC? Its dead here in southern Indiana and I have been tossing around the idea of trying to get out of here and maybe live with my cousin in Charlotte, NC try to get something there. I am willing to learn and work hard.

Jimmyed
08-10-2010, 11:58 AM
Is the work pretty steady in NC? Its dead here in southern Indiana and I have been tossing around the idea of trying to get out of here and maybe live with my cousin in Charlotte, NC try to get something there. I am willing to learn and work hard.



GR would tell you this is a bad idea and why he thinks so.

tmf lawn care
08-10-2010, 12:36 PM
GR would tell you this is a bad idea and why he thinks so.

gr would just ***** and moan about. he got no work up there

Gravel Rat
08-10-2010, 03:08 PM
Chris gets these jobs because his family has a good reputation and does good work.

The reason why there is no work where I live is nobody is spending money PERIOD no money no work simple as that.

It is good to see one company is working in the USA ie Chris's family.

Once Chris gets his truck and trailer going he will probably see some money savings.

Dirtman2007
08-10-2010, 07:57 PM
Chris gets these jobs because his family has a good reputation and does good work.

The reason why there is no work where I live is nobody is spending money PERIOD no money no work simple as that.

It is good to see one company is working in the USA ie Chris's family.

Once Chris gets his truck and trailer going he will probably see some money savings.

Been doing state jobs for the last few months, aint much else happening

Dirtman2007
08-10-2010, 08:00 PM
Another day another dollar


loaded up the volvo and dozer and took them over to a new pond project we shall be starting pretty soon.
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02229.jpg


Fixed another creek crossing today
Before

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02230.jpg

After

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02233.jpg


http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02232.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02234.jpg

tmf lawn care
08-10-2010, 08:03 PM
im doin state jobs too and small jobs im get here. plus up in NH witch sucks

backhoe24
08-10-2010, 11:23 PM
Been doing state jobs for the last few months, aint much else happening

At least it's good to know someone who is getting some Obama money.

Dirtman2007
08-11-2010, 06:57 PM
At least it's good to know someone who is getting some Obama money.

Gotta love the state jobs as you know you will get paid unlike private funded projects.

Worked on crossing number 3 today this is the biggest one at just over 130' long.


Before
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02235.jpg



got a good little hill to work on
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02236.jpg


clearing and grubbing the ditch

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02238.jpg


putting in my sill rocks, ready for rip rap

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02239.jpg

VanceExcavation
08-11-2010, 07:30 PM
Chris, What year is your Daewoo?

Dirtman2007
08-11-2010, 07:57 PM
Chris, What year is your Daewoo?

Its a 2002 model with 5400 hours on it. Its for sale if you want it.

Heavyduty1
08-11-2010, 08:53 PM
Speaking of State jobs. Did you see on the news that a state sub painted
-SHCOOL-on the road in front of new school near Greensboro? Only in NC.:hammerhead:

Dirtman2007
08-11-2010, 09:01 PM
Speaking of State jobs. Did you see on the news that a state sub painted
-SHCOOL-on the road in front of new school near Greensboro? Only in NC.:hammerhead:

I saw that on the news today. That was funny as all get out.

VanceExcavation
08-11-2010, 09:34 PM
We are about to purchase a Takeuchi TB250. The daewoo may be overkill. What is your asking price?

Dirtman2007
08-11-2010, 10:09 PM
We are about to purchase a Takeuchi TB250. The daewoo may be overkill. What is your asking price?

Make an offer or PM me.

VanceExcavation
08-11-2010, 10:46 PM
The biggest problem would be the shipping to Texas from where you are. I will PM you my number and we can talk about it.

Dirtman2007
08-12-2010, 09:30 PM
Had an interesting day today


Came to work and found this stuck on the right of way to the jobsite I'm working on. Seems someone tried to go 4 wheeling on a dually last night...

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02241.jpg


Well I figured thats a $50K truck... someone aught to be here first thing in the morning to get this thing...

and lunch time came a nobody came. Now this had me thinking it may have been stolen and run down in the wood till it became stuck. So I called the sheriff to come out and check it out. Turned out he new the guy that owned it and called him to come get the thing???

Shortly later homeboy and his GF come out and get it with my help in the daewoo. What baffled me was it didn't seem to bother him to leave it truck overnight stuck and all day the next day:confused:

what kinda ticked me was that after I pulled him out he didn't not even offer to pay or show much appriciation to me stopping to help him out. But what can I do piss him off and come back the next day to find all my windows smashed out?

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02245.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02246.jpg

Now some work pics

Before

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02235.jpg


After
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02248.jpg


http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02240.jpg

building the rock structure

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02244.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02249.jpg


5 o clock somewhere

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02250.jpg

ioilyouin
08-12-2010, 09:36 PM
Gratitude is dead. Good thing you were thinking a couple of steps ahead. Just shrug your shoulders and keep your head down.

Blue Goose
08-12-2010, 09:40 PM
5 o clock somewhere

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02250.jpg

http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q310/centurycoronado/BLAlumBottle.jpg Ya gotta luv it!

Chris, you guys really do incredible work! I love this thread....

backhoe24
08-12-2010, 09:41 PM
What's the Engineers reason for not lining the ditch bottom with rip-rap or burlap matting, from the pipe outflow to the J-hook? (Referring to the next to the last pic) Or is it not completed yet?

Dirtman2007
08-12-2010, 09:50 PM
What's the Engineers reason for not lining the ditch bottom with rip-rap or burlap matting, from the pipe outflow to the J-hook? (Referring to the next to the last pic) Or is it not completed yet?

The engineer wants it to return to a regular stream so no rock in the bottom of the creek channel or matting. The matting on the banks should completely rot in a couple years along with the wooden stakes used to hold it down.

But then I have the question of why is there all this rock at the end of the pipe and a Big rock structure in the creek then???


I just do what the plans show. Sometimes I think these over educated fools want to make water flow uphill.

backhoe24
08-12-2010, 09:57 PM
I just do what the plans show. Sometimes I think these over educated fools want to make water flow uphill.

LOL That was where I was going. Without anything protecting that long length of ditch bottom, the soil will wash down and fill in the J-hook you installed and render it useless. I have seen some pretty screwy designs by the PE's in my time as well. It's job security.:)

Bleed Green
08-13-2010, 12:02 PM
Nice looking work Chris. Did the guy ever say why his truck was in there in the first place?

ranger230man
08-13-2010, 06:08 PM
Nice looking work Chris. Did the guy ever say why his truck was in there in the first place?

guy was probably down there getting him some nookie....from the looks of his gf and since it was a cheby truck I wouldn't a been in a hurry to get it out either :)

Dirtman2007
08-14-2010, 05:11 PM
Time to wear a little rust off the equipment

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02251.jpg


Clearing for a one acre pond

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02253.jpg

Found a big pile of sawdust in the woods. I don't know where in the heck this came from??

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02255.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02256.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02257.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02259.jpg

ranger230man
08-14-2010, 05:20 PM
did they log previously and leave the sawdust or something?

Dirtman2007
08-17-2010, 07:13 PM
Nothing like a small business. Sometimes you gotta work on more then one job a week to keep everyone happy

Working on the stream job


Before
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02290.jpg

After

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02301.jpg


Some in progress pics

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02289.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02291.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02294.jpg


the rock structure

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02302.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02303.jpg

Started taking down the bigger trees on my pond job

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02297.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02296.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02300.jpg

Krafty
08-18-2010, 05:22 PM
Looks good man you guys are really knocking thoese crossings out!

Dirtman2007
08-19-2010, 07:17 PM
Finished all my clearing for the pond and starting burning

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02310.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02315.jpg



http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02317.jpg

looks like a good place for a pond now


http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02318.jpg

My new toy arrive today!

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02319.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02320.jpg

Krafty
08-19-2010, 10:30 PM
No pics of the new toy in action what a tease....... How does she work??

Dirtman2007
08-21-2010, 02:40 PM
hard to believe the grass came up this quick.

This is crossing #1

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02321.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02322.jpg


Started my first mowing job.
Its about 15 acres in all. Just trying to keep the trees cut down so oneday a church can build out here

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02323.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02332.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02324.jpg


http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02326.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02327.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02329.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02331.jpg

All in all I like the mower it cuts the stuff like its butter. Only problem is it will launch crap out from under the mower like no tomorrow. I saw 10lbs hunks of logs go flying 75' out! If you are in the front or right side you gotta stay atleast 100' back.

Junior M
08-21-2010, 04:20 PM
Ha, I been doing something real similar. Except alot rougher terrain and with a tractor. :wall

VanceExcavation
08-21-2010, 05:26 PM
Who makes the mower?

zabmasonry
08-21-2010, 07:27 PM
were you cutting those pine trees with the mower, or just mowing up to them.

Dirtman2007
08-21-2010, 09:10 PM
were you cutting those pine trees with the mower, or just mowing up to them.

Oh I'm mowing all those pines down. It will chops stuff up to like 6"

I got the mower from CID or CDI attachements I aways forget which one lol

So far I'm pleased. might need to put some chains on the front to keep stuff from flying all over the place!

Heavyduty1
08-21-2010, 09:17 PM
hard to believe the grass came up this quick.

This is crossing #1

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02321.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02322.jpg


Started my first mowing job.
Its about 15 acres in all. Just trying to keep the trees cut down so oneday a church can build out here

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02323.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02332.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02324.jpg


http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02326.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02327.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02329.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02331.jpg

All in all I like the mower it cuts the stuff like its butter. Only problem is it will launch crap out from under the mower like no tomorrow. I saw 10lbs hunks of logs go flying 75' out! If you are in the front or right side you gotta stay atleast 100' back.


Nice work. How many acres can you clear in a hour?

Dirtman2007
08-21-2010, 09:38 PM
You know just learning how to use it in those dense pine trees I figure 1/4 to a 1/3 acre per hour? This is chopping it down and getting everything down to a small size. Just knocking it down I'd say a 1/2 to 3/4 a hour.

This sound abour right mulching boys?


I mean it'll cut grass nice wide open but the trees over 8' take longer

P.Services
08-21-2010, 10:26 PM
does the machine stay cool running wide open for hours? or do you have to let it cool every now and again?

Dirtman2007
08-22-2010, 08:11 AM
does the machine stay cool running wide open for hours? or do you have to let it cool every now and again?

I've not ran the machine for hours on end with the mower yet. I usually stop every hour or so just to stand upfor a minute anyways. So far its not bothered the temperature.


I didn't pope the cab for the first time the otherday. Took two of us just to lift that heavy SOB enough to tilt it back. Nothing but a little dust in there, I was really surprised as I've never clean it out in the 1550 hours on it.

ranger230man
08-22-2010, 03:10 PM
yeah I noticed a few things flying out of it, some chains wouldn't be a bad idea so a truck winder or an intern's head don't get cracked. I wonder what the blade tip speed is on that thing.

P.Services
08-22-2010, 08:41 PM
The cab lift assist cylinders are famous for going out on those takis, if yours took two people to lift I would be willing to bet they blew the pressure. You shoulkd just have to help them just a little bit and then they should push it right up. Mine just went on my deere.
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Dirtman2007
08-23-2010, 07:53 PM
The cab lift assist cylinders are famous for going out on those takis, if yours took two people to lift I would be willing to bet they blew the pressure. You shoulkd just have to help them just a little bit and then they should push it right up. Mine just went on my deere.
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Yeah the takkie has 4 of those cylinders. don't see any oil where they have leaked or gone bad. Either way they arn't working cause it was all we could to to pick that thing up and hold it till I could block it to keep it up.




Moving some rocks today

The little D8 with a 7,000lbs rock! It was about all it would pick up
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02347.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02348.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02349.jpg


the TB070 I'm using to pull rocks from the piles

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02350.jpg


Group shot

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02352.jpg


Tomorrow I get to move a lot of dam dirt for the pond I'm working on.

VanceExcavation
08-23-2010, 08:25 PM
How is that Kenworth comming along?

Dirtman2007
08-23-2010, 08:33 PM
How is that Kenworth comming along?

So far we've got the bed lined with plywood so it stays dent free like it always been. My welder got the plate and 90,000lbs hitch welded on. dropped it off the evening to get the air lines and electrial lines ran! Trailer should be ready in a couple weeks!

Z-master man
08-23-2010, 09:42 PM
So far we've got the bed lined with plywood so it stays dent free like it always been. My welder got the plate and 90,000lbs hitch welded on. dropped it off the evening to get the air lines and electrial lines ran! Trailer should be ready in a couple weeks!

Never heard of lining the bed with plywood? Is it done often?

Dirtman2007
08-23-2010, 10:09 PM
Never heard of lining the bed with plywood? Is it done often?

Yeah we lined the sides of the bed and the tailgate so they wont get dented up. Truck only has one small dent in the bed and we plan to keep it that way.

The floor is AR-400 plate so there was no need to put wood on that, its bullet proof!

tmf lawn care
08-24-2010, 12:34 AM
chris where the pics of the new dump truck u got

KrayzKajun
08-24-2010, 12:51 AM
i love the group shot! now i really want a root grapple!

zabmasonry
08-24-2010, 06:26 AM
Do you run tilting buckets on any of your machines, I'd think that they would necessary for all the grading you do>

Dirtman2007
08-24-2010, 06:28 AM
Do you run tilting buckets on any of your machines, I'd think that they would necessary for all the grading you do>

Nope, never had the chance to use one. I always manage to get it done with a regular bucket.

Gravel Rat
08-24-2010, 04:18 PM
Never heard of lining the bed with plywood? Is it done often?

Lining the bed sides with plywood is very common as Chris has said it keeps you from getting dents. Trucks with aluminum boxes benefit from it even more because a sharp boulder could rip through the side of the box.

Dirtman2007
08-24-2010, 05:51 PM
Starting pushing up topsoil and digging for the pond.

Little dusty with the ashes

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02359.jpg


Steaming

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02360.jpg

stacking topsoil
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02362.jpg


Making the first cut

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02366.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02367.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02370.jpg

starting to look like a pond

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02372.jpg

zabmasonry
08-24-2010, 06:26 PM
Nope, never had the chance to use one. I always manage to get it done with a regular bucket.

Wow, I don't know of anybody around here who doesn't run one. Most machines are set up with a tilting cleanup bucket, and a straight attach digging bucket.

I can't imagine trying to do finish grading without a tilting bucket.

Dirtman2007
08-24-2010, 06:41 PM
Wow, I don't know of anybody around here who doesn't run one. Most machines are set up with a tilting cleanup bucket, and a straight attach digging bucket.

I can't imagine trying to do finish grading without a tilting bucket.

lol you figure out how to get it done. Anything but a shovel and rake!

Jelinek61
08-24-2010, 09:23 PM
What brand of root rake is that on the tracked skid steer?

Krafty
08-24-2010, 09:33 PM
God that ash has to be miserable... How bad does it get in the cab????

Dirtman2007
08-24-2010, 10:15 PM
What brand of root rake is that on the tracked skid steer?

Its a Solesbee Grapple.


Kraffy, the dozer has a presurized cab so none gets inside. You can still smell it tho and you go home smelling like ash tray. just sucks cause it gets all over the machine and anything you touch will turn your hands black. The dust is so fine its a PITA to get off you.

ioilyouin
08-24-2010, 10:20 PM
Chris, do you use the blades on your minis to mimic a tilt bucket, or do you have a different trick?

Blue Goose
08-24-2010, 10:21 PM
Chris, I've said it before, I just love seeing the pictures of what cool chit you have going on......they're great!

Dirtman2007
08-25-2010, 06:08 AM
Chris, do you use the blades on your minis to mimic a tilt bucket, or do you have a different trick?

As far as putting the blade down to level or unlevel the machine yeah. sometimes I just sit on the slope and work it in.

Dirtman2007
08-25-2010, 05:32 PM
Here some some pics of the truck people have been askign about.
45 ton hitch installed with the airlines, new lights and electical

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02378.jpg


wood on the sides

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02380.jpg


http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02381.jpg


sitting pretty

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02379.jpg

KE-llc
08-25-2010, 05:36 PM
thats beautiful! question, why does it seem like most of the ponds there are pretty shallow??

tmf lawn care
08-25-2010, 06:54 PM
nice truck chris :drinkup::drinkup::drinkup:

stuvecorp
08-25-2010, 06:58 PM
Thumbs Up That quad is sweet!

Gravel Rat
08-25-2010, 07:12 PM
So that will be the last pictures of the truck being clean :laugh:

Dirtman2007
08-25-2010, 07:22 PM
thats beautiful! question, why does it seem like most of the ponds there are pretty shallow??

Because I dig them to however deep the customers pocket is:laugh:


The one I'm working on now will be about 12' deep at the dam and 4' in the head sections. Its just for looks so there's no need for it to be 20' deep

mxridernorth
08-25-2010, 07:33 PM
That truck makes me drool :̃

Gravel Rat
08-25-2010, 07:37 PM
That truck makes me drool :̃

The truck is probably pretty clean on the underside being its from a place where " Road Salt " isn't in the vocabulary :laugh:

Dirtman2007
08-25-2010, 07:47 PM
The truck is probably pretty clean on the underside being its from a place where " Road Salt " isn't in the vocabulary :laugh:

We have that we just have the same pile from 10 years ago :laugh:


Big blue got washed everynight before she was parked so if it got any it was not on there long!

Dirtman2007
08-26-2010, 06:41 PM
Got the pond dam built today

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02385.jpg

slope grading
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02390.jpg


http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02391.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02391.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02394.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02395.jpg


Well drillers started drilling the well for the house

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02386.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02388.jpg

nedly05
08-26-2010, 06:45 PM
Looks good! What did you do with your dig How far do you drive everyday?

mxridernorth
08-26-2010, 06:52 PM
Got the pond dam built today

Don't ya wish you got the damn pond done today?

Dirtman2007
08-26-2010, 06:56 PM
Looks good! What did you do with your dig How far do you drive everyday?

every bucket went into the dam.

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02393.jpg

nedly05
08-26-2010, 07:08 PM
every bucket went into the dam.

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02393.jpg

Gotcha, very cool!

Dirtman2007
08-27-2010, 08:54 PM
Got the pond all graded and the stumps put in the bottom for the fish.

still have to put in the overflow and cover the dam with the topsoil but thats another day!

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02396.jpg
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02397.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02398.jpg


http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02399.jpg


Looking good:weightlifter:

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02400.jpg



did some more mowing this afternoon

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02401.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02403.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02404.jpg

makes quick work of these pines. Mowed another 1/2 acre or so today


http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02405.jpg

stuvecorp
08-27-2010, 09:59 PM
Did you go over those pines/brush a couple times? I'm impressed how good that looks for finished product. That mower is low flow too, right?

KrayzKajun
08-27-2010, 10:25 PM
kool pics as always!!!

Dirtman2007
08-27-2010, 10:25 PM
Did you go over those pines/brush a couple times? I'm impressed how good that looks for finished product. That mower is low flow too, right?

Yes it is low flow. I like to run over the trees a few times and different angles to really chop it up to a nice finish product.

I'm still learning how to do it right but I think it looks nice!

stuvecorp
08-27-2010, 11:22 PM
Yes it is low flow. I like to run over the trees a few times and different angles to really chop it up to a nice finish product.

I'm still learning how to do it right but I think it looks nice!

I'd say you got down. It looks like a really good alternative to mulchers in the right application. Might have to start checking about doing mowing(or chomping). :)

Dirtman2007
08-27-2010, 11:41 PM
I'd say you got down. It looks like a really good alternative to mulchers in the right application. Might have to start checking about doing mowing(or chomping). :)

Unless someone needs to get on the land ASAP I'd mow it. Like this land a church is going to be built here eventually but the trees will keep growing. Then you'd have to spend big money to clear it all.

Mowing it while its little will keep it down where someone can bush hog it. by the time a building is built the stump should be rotton so its just scrape and go:drinkup:

skidsteer
08-27-2010, 11:49 PM
Yes it is low flow. I like to run over the trees a few times and different angles to really chop it up to a nice finish product.

I'm still learning how to do it right but I think it looks nice!
Not sure how you could get it much cleaner then that.
here one I did last fall.
http://i406.photobucket.com/albums/pp142/beyondupnorth/Fehl/IMG_2009.jpg
Thats actually the lake in the background but its hard to see with all the snow
http://i406.photobucket.com/albums/pp142/beyondupnorth/Fehl/IMG_1994.jpg
http://i406.photobucket.com/albums/pp142/beyondupnorth/Fehl/IMG_1997.jpg
http://i406.photobucket.com/albums/pp142/beyondupnorth/Fehl/IMG_1996.jpg
http://i406.photobucket.com/albums/pp142/beyondupnorth/Fehl/IMG_2027.jpg
http://i406.photobucket.com/albums/pp142/beyondupnorth/Fehl/IMG_1943.jpg
I guess I never got one of the mower, but it went first, then we started piling and burning the oversize material to burn
skidsteer

Gravel Rat
08-28-2010, 12:32 AM
Not sure how you could get it much cleaner then that.
here one I did last fall.
http://i406.photobucket.com/albums/pp142/beyondupnorth/Fehl/IMG_2009.jpg
Thats actually the lake in the background but its hard to see with all the snow
http://i406.photobucket.com/albums/pp142/beyondupnorth/Fehl/IMG_1994.jpg
http://i406.photobucket.com/albums/pp142/beyondupnorth/Fehl/IMG_1997.jpg
http://i406.photobucket.com/albums/pp142/beyondupnorth/Fehl/IMG_1996.jpg
http://i406.photobucket.com/albums/pp142/beyondupnorth/Fehl/IMG_2027.jpg
http://i406.photobucket.com/albums/pp142/beyondupnorth/Fehl/IMG_1943.jpg
I guess I never got one of the mower, but it went first, then we started piling and burning the oversize material to burn
skidsteer

I didn't look at who posted this just a quick look at the pictures I thought holy crap has the gods gone crazy where Chris lives :laugh:

Hey Junior and Chris do you know what that white stuff is :canadaflag:

Dirtman2007
08-28-2010, 08:02 AM
Hey Junior and Chris do you know what that white stuff is :canadaflag:

The frozen crusted over hell hole that you live in?:laugh::laugh:

skidsteer
08-28-2010, 10:16 AM
It will be over 85 on that beach today, and that American fellow is sitting in his new log cabin overlooking the lake, having breakfast and thinkin how glad he is he's not at home:cool2:

AEL
08-28-2010, 04:48 PM
The frozen crusted over hell hole that you live in?:laugh::laugh:

Its only a frozen over hell hole where gr is (aparently). This was taken at a beach about 25 minutes or so from where i live. And Gr looking at this will be the closest hes ever been to a girl...

KrayzKajun
08-28-2010, 05:13 PM
wht the He!! is tht white stuff on the ground?

man i really need to get a root grapple!!

Nelson M Martin
08-28-2010, 05:32 PM
i may have missed something but from pictures shown so far then i cannot see any cross over check valve on the hydraulic lines going to the motor of the mower.
just thinking the sudden stop caused without crossover check might have snapped the small bolt

Nelson M Martin
08-28-2010, 05:37 PM
i may have missed something but from pictures shown so far then i cannot see any cross over check valve on the hydraulic lines going to the motor of the mower.
just thinking the sudden stop caused without crossover check might have snapped the small bolt

ooooops wrong thread here

Gravel Rat
08-28-2010, 07:41 PM
The winters in Ontario are worse than we would ever see out here on the West Coast we didn't even get any snow last year if there was it was very little.

You watch any of the shows on HGTV like Real Renos or Holmes on Homes your winters are 6 months of the year.

Anyhow Junior still thinks their is igloos in Canada :laugh:

AEL
08-29-2010, 04:12 AM
uh no deff not 6 months of the year...

Blue Goose
09-01-2010, 04:55 PM
Hey Chris, do ya have the finishing touches done on the pond?

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02396.jpg





It looks like 'ol Earl is going to go by kinda close...

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/storm_graphics/AT07/refresh/AL0710W5_NL+gif/152331W5_NL_sm.gif

Seriously though, how will Earl effect your weather, what are they predicting for you folks?

Dirtman2007
09-01-2010, 05:52 PM
I will get one of the pond tomorrow, I'm going to seed and straw the pond tomorrow. I put in the post for the dock, the overflow system today.

Forecast says we arnt getting anything, but damit boy that looks big on the radar!

Heavyduty1
09-01-2010, 07:16 PM
I will get one of the pond tomorrow, I'm going to seed and straw the pond tomorrow. I put in the post for the dock, the overflow system today.

Forecast says we arnt getting anything, but damit boy that looks big on the radar!

They plan on it goin along the coast line. If it forgets to turn and goes straight through, we might be in for a ride.:cry:

We need the rain but not the wind. If we get any major damage, I'll post up some pics.

Dirtman2007
09-01-2010, 07:19 PM
Driving the posts for the dock. Homeowner wants a 8'x20' out and a 8'x20' "T" on the end.

Supply company ran out fo 10' 6x6's so they gave me 12's instead, they just stick up high!

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02449.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02450.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02451.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02452.jpg

Bleed Green
09-01-2010, 07:58 PM
Chris are you setting those posts in concrete or just banging them in the ground with the excavator?

Dirtman2007
09-01-2010, 08:24 PM
Chris are you setting those posts in concrete or just banging them in the ground with the excavator?

They are pushed in the ground about 3- 4 feet. You'd have to pull them out with the excavator if you had to move one. its not going anywhere.

hvy 1ton
09-02-2010, 01:39 AM
Funny, I was talking about driving wooden piles twice to today already.

The hi-tek way of doing it. http://www.hmc-us.com/default.asp

Can't find any good videos of driving wooden piles, but here is one with a mini and plastic sheet piles
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=33pzS8isEn4

I know you don't do this stuff often enough to warrant one, but i figure bargeman might want to take a look.

Blue Goose
09-02-2010, 05:48 AM
That dock is going to be neat when it's done....

I just saw this this morning. Put your cursor on Raleigh and it shows how close Earl is right now...504 miles...

Hurricane Earl Tracking Map (http://www.stormpulse.com/hurricane-earl-2010)

Barge Man
09-02-2010, 06:30 PM
I know you don't do this stuff often enough to warrant one, but i figure bargeman might want to take a look.[/QUOTE]

I used one once but they are a maintenance headache and they'll run ya 100k;)

Dirtman2007
09-02-2010, 06:47 PM
100,000 can buy alot of replacement buckets for wacking them in for that!


Got everything strawed today. I was lucky enough to drive the truck so I stayed cool and clean:drinkup:


http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02454.jpg


http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02458.jpg


http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02459.jpg

VanceExcavation
09-02-2010, 09:15 PM
How big is that pond?

jefftb
09-02-2010, 09:29 PM
1
Got everything strawed today. I was lucky enough to drive the truck so I stayed cool and clean:drinkup:


Hmmm, I've seen very few pictures of you in this thread where you were anything less than cool and clean...esp in those safety toe sandals.:rolleyes:

Dirtman2007
09-02-2010, 09:45 PM
Hmmm, I've seen very few pictures of you in this thread where you were anything less than cool and clean...esp in those safety toe sandals.:rolleyes:

I'm not going to lie, I've been getting rather dirty this summer. Nor have I been wearing my flip flops. I did luck out and got to drive the truck instead of run the blower. But dirty work is better then no work.

back to putting down matting tomorrow

P.Services
09-02-2010, 09:57 PM
Hey you need a very nice triaxle tag trailer dirtman? Did you ever buy that tandem? You can't beat this deal I found.
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jefftb
09-02-2010, 09:57 PM
I'm not going to lie, I've been getting rather dirty this summer. Nor have I been wearing my flip flops. I did luck out and got to drive the truck instead of run the blower. But dirty work is better then no work.

back to putting down matting tomorrow

Absotively. Dirty work is better than no work. Even if it means no flippy floppies....

Dirtman2007
09-02-2010, 10:11 PM
Hey you need a very nice triaxle tag trailer dirtman? Did you ever buy that tandem? You can't beat this deal I found.
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I had Kaufman build me a custom 30' tadem tag trailer. Its ready to be picked up whenever we get time to go up there and get it. I'll be sure to get a picture of it. the rig will be over 60' long!

P.Services
09-02-2010, 10:12 PM
What did that bad boy run you?
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Dirtman2007
09-02-2010, 10:14 PM
What did that bad boy run you?
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about 15 grand

P.Services
09-02-2010, 10:15 PM
That seems to cheap??? I don't think I believe that actually.
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Dirtman2007
09-02-2010, 10:15 PM
Absotively. Dirty work is better than no work. Even if it means no flippy floppies....

Yeah I've got a nice work boot tan line now haha. Things are looking fair as far as work this fall/ winter. Got a big dredging job, 6000+ yards to remove and haul off and a few more ponds. Time will tell.

Dirtman2007
09-02-2010, 10:17 PM
That seems to cheap??? I don't think I believe that actually.
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go to the Kaufman website and price one then. All prices are avaliable, add another grand to the 25' one to make it 30'

Heck I thought that was alot of money to spend:dizzy:

Bleed Green
09-03-2010, 12:16 AM
i figured you would want to get the dock completely built before you strawed everything. Wouldn't straw be the absolute last thing you would want to do?

Dirtman2007
09-03-2010, 06:12 AM
i figured you would want to get the dock completely built before you strawed everything. Wouldn't straw be the absolute last thing you would want to do?

All they wanted me to do was drive the post, someone else will build the dock.

ProTouch Groundscapes
09-03-2010, 09:57 AM
alot of times they want the straw down if topsoil will be exposed for some period of time to lessen chances of erosion.

Bleed Green
09-03-2010, 02:48 PM
All they wanted me to do was drive the post, someone else will build the dock.

gotcha that makes sense then straw is the last thing you have to do

Dirtman2007
09-06-2010, 09:28 PM
Did another mowing job today. About 1.5 acres of over grown field with 8-10' tall trees in it.


http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02508.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02509.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02510.jpg


No problem cutting a 6" gum tree off


http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02513.jpg

ranger230man
09-06-2010, 09:50 PM
what was the final fix on the broke bolt?

KrayzKajun
09-06-2010, 10:12 PM
looks like the mower is earning its keep

Dirtman2007
09-07-2010, 06:08 PM
Almost finished crossing #8 today.

Pulled up some big natural rocks to install some other rocks:dizzy:

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02518.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02514.jpg

installing the cross vain

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02515.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02516.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02517.jpg


http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02519.jpg

CSLC
09-07-2010, 08:38 PM
Hey Chris, You ever notice how in your pics The Boss Man is usually the one out in the heat and your in the A/C of a machine or truck LOL!! You would think it would be the other way around...

Dirtman2007
09-07-2010, 08:42 PM
Hey Chris, You ever notice how in your pics The Boss Man is usually the one out in the heat and your in the A/C of a machine or truck LOL!! You would think it would be the other way around...

He gets paid the big bucks so he can work outside. I don't, so I keep my ass in the A/C:laugh::laugh:

Dirtman2007
09-09-2010, 06:14 PM
Back to the stream job

Crossing #8 done both upstream and down stream.

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02520.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02521.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02522.jpg


Now the wonderfull trip back to the last two crossing. only a mere 1/2 mile drive! 4 scoops a hour!!

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02523.jpg


taking the daewoo back

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02526.jpg

Nothing like putting my old mud mats to use. Used them as a bridge to cross the creeks we can't disturb

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02525.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02527.jpg

Decided to just off load the material from the side of the interstate to save time as it was right next to the crossing we are working on now.

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02528.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02529.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02530.jpg

Had to bring me a set of wheels out here, I'm tired of walking miles

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02532.jpg

Blue Goose
09-09-2010, 06:24 PM
Nice work, Chris! I love seeing how you deal with all of the challenges of your jobs...

CSLC
09-09-2010, 09:32 PM
Chris,
I have a quick question, Where is the silt fence on your jobs? I never see any. Up here in NY we have to take a 4hr class on how to install it, maintain it, and when to use it. And it is almost a requirement on any site work job....

jefftb
09-09-2010, 09:36 PM
Chris,
I have a quick question, Where is the silt fence on your jobs? I never see any. Up here in NY we have to take a 4hr class on how to install it, maintain it, and when to use it. And it is almost a requirement on any site work job....

Seriously, do we need erosion control measures when we're working jobs solely meant to fix erosion problems?????:rolleyes:

jk, jk, .....

Dirtman2007
09-09-2010, 09:43 PM
Chris,
I have a quick question, Where is the silt fence on your jobs? I never see any. Up here in NY we have to take a 4hr class on how to install it, maintain it, and when to use it. And it is almost a requirement on any site work job....


All this job requires is a check dam placed at the end of each creek that will be removed once the job is complete. I only have to put silt fence up if I have to stockpile dirt.

I put down seed and straw the day I tear up something, Along with matting on the slopes.

Its funny tho, I have to put up tree protection fence to protect myself from myself if that makes sense. I'm not doing it down here tho, no ones going to walk a 1/2 mile in the mud to check on me haha.

As far as silt fence goes its not a real biggie out in the sticks. A farmer can plow 20 acres, I can clear a couple and get away like that. We've been around a long time, really aint never had any problems.

zabmasonry
09-10-2010, 06:15 PM
Did you have to put cones/warning signs/keep a warning light on your truck while you were working on the side of the interstate.

BrandonV
09-10-2010, 06:22 PM
See why it's cheaper do do business/live In the south?
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Dirtman2007
09-10-2010, 07:10 PM
Did you have to put cones/warning signs/keep a warning light on your truck while you were working on the side of the interstate.

I keep the flashers on and put a few cones out. No signs I don't own any.

Junior M
09-10-2010, 11:37 PM
All this job requires is a check dam placed at the end of each creek that will be removed once the job is complete. I only have to put silt fence up if I have to stockpile dirt.

I put down seed and straw the day I tear up something, Along with matting on the slopes.

Its funny tho, I have to put up tree protection fence to protect myself from myself if that makes sense. I'm not doing it down here tho, no ones going to walk a 1/2 mile in the mud to check on me haha.

As far as silt fence goes its not a real biggie out in the sticks. A farmer can plow 20 acres, I can clear a couple and get away like that. We've been around a long time, really aint never had any problems.
DHEC or whoever started busting ass here a couple years back about stuff like that, even out in the middle of nowhere..

Our salesman/rental owns a couples hundred acres and they were on his ass about erosion. But he was running a company off of it..

Dirtman2007
09-11-2010, 03:56 PM
Did another little mowing job today. Now the neighbor wants to do the same to his back yard! This thing is a winner:drinkup:

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02534.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02535.jpg

Do you see anything wrong with this picture? Its getting old......

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02536.jpg

2brothersyardcare
09-11-2010, 03:58 PM
no door? right?

1993lx172
09-11-2010, 04:16 PM
That bolt broke off again? There's got to be something you can do to keep it from breaking again.

Dirtman2007
09-11-2010, 04:21 PM
That bolt broke off again? There's got to be something you can do to keep it from breaking again.

I put a cotter pin in there instead of a bolt figuring that would bend all over the place and not break. Well it looks like it broke, I"ll know when I pull the cap of and see whats inside.

ProTouch Groundscapes
09-11-2010, 05:22 PM
did you talk to the mfg the first time it happened? are they going to step up to do anything?

hvy 1ton
09-11-2010, 05:30 PM
Do you see anything wrong with this picture? Its getting old......

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02536.jpg

Your using a strap?







J/K. There is something not right with that design. Next step would some of that all thread that is stronger than grade 8 and jamnuts; probably get the same result. What did you tighten the castle nut with?

1993lx172
09-11-2010, 05:33 PM
I put a cotter pin in there instead of a bolt figuring that would bend all over the place and not break. Well it looks like it broke, I"ll know when I pull the cap of and see whats inside.

I would have done the same thing. Good luck, I'd call the company and see if they have come up with a better solution.

Dirtman2007
09-11-2010, 05:35 PM
J/K. There is something not right with that design. Next step would some of that all thread that is stronger than grade 8 and jamnuts; probably get the same result. What did you tighten the castle nut with?

a 3/4" ratchet thats about 18" long while jumping up and down on the handle

I talked with the MFG and they said they have not had any other issues with the other mowers they have sold. I've got a 1 year warranty on it. It bent the deck up pretty good when she come off this time...

bobcat_ron
09-11-2010, 06:05 PM
That is not a good system to begin with, a better upgrade would be to friction weld a round hub on the shaft to bolt a flange with 6-8 bolts to the rotor blade.

P.Services
09-11-2010, 06:25 PM
I havnt read up on your problem so this is a shot in the dark. But any clockwise rotating assembly should have a left hand thread bolt holding it on and it will never come off.
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hvy 1ton
09-11-2010, 08:59 PM
a 3/4" ratchet thats about 18" long while jumping up and down on the handle

I talked with the MFG and they said they have not had any other issues with the other mowers they have sold. I've got a 1 year warranty on it. It bent the deck up pretty good when she come off this time...

If it was an 1 1/2" nut it takes about 550 lbs on that ratchet to tighten it to spec. 220 with a 4' cheater bar; that is close to the breaking strength of most 3/4 ratchets.

Man, i thought the strap bit would get a laugh or two. No such luck it seems.

NEUSWEDE
09-11-2010, 09:04 PM
could it possible have to do with which way it is spinning, just thinking if it is spinning the way the nut would spin off and hit a tree and took the impact and loosened the nut and then hit another the impact again would run the nut down breaking the pin. Just putting that thought out there.

VanceExcavation
09-11-2010, 09:13 PM
What happend to the Fecon mower? Was it a rental?

Dirtman2007
09-11-2010, 09:23 PM
could it possible have to do with which way it is spinning, just thinking if it is spinning the way the nut would spin off and hit a tree and took the impact and loosened the nut and then hit another the impact again would run the nut down breaking the pin. Just putting that thought out there.

Today I ran it where its spun clockwise the entire time. I figured this was would keep it tight? The mower will spin both ways but its very uncomfortable on my foot to spin it backwards. I'm not sure whats going on but its pissing me off and its becoming a danger as several times I had the blade above the top of the machine to get vines out of trees.

The Fecon was just a rental

Heavyduty1
09-11-2010, 09:36 PM
Dude, I hope you can find out why the blade bar keep's coming off. You got lucky twice, don't keep counting on it not flying through the front of the cab.:hammerhead:

bobcat_ron
09-11-2010, 09:39 PM
Today I ran it where its spun clockwise the entire time. I figured this was would keep it tight? The mower will spin both ways but its very uncomfortable on my foot to spin it backwards. I'm not sure whats going on but its pissing me off and its becoming a danger as several times I had the blade above the top of the machine to get vines out of trees.

The Fecon was just a rental

Chris are you using the foot pedal on the floor? You know you can lock the flow in with the detent buttons on the left joystick console. Push both the green and yellow buttons in and use the buttons on the pilot control to activate the circut.

Dirtman2007
09-11-2010, 09:44 PM
Chris are you using the foot pedal on the floor? You know you can lock the flow in with the detent buttons on the left joystick console. Push both the green and yellow buttons in and use the buttons on the pilot control to activate the circut.

Yeah thats what I've been doing. I only push those button to take the pressure off so I can uncouple the quick connectors.

So I push both of them then push the buttons and the left joystick to make it stay on? I did not know that.

bobcat_ron
09-11-2010, 10:07 PM
Yeah thats what I've been doing. I only push those button to take the pressure off so I can uncouple the quick connectors.

So I push both of them then push the buttons and the left joystick to make it stay on? I did not know that.

Yup, 1 of the pilot controls button will make it turn, the green button locks both detents in, and the yellow makes it only 1 way with lock, although I could be mistaken with my colors.

Play with it either way, but the 1 way flow will make the mower spin faster and cooler because the oil coming out of the motor will go straight to the tank rather than through the pump again, but when I run my mower, both buttons are pushed in and lit up and I use the left upper button on the joystick to start and stop the mower.

Dirtman2007
09-11-2010, 10:11 PM
Yup, 1 of the pilot controls button will make it turn, the green button locks both detents in, and the yellow makes it only 1 way with lock, although I could be mistaken with my colors.

Play with it either way, but the 1 way flow will make the mower spin faster and cooler because the oil coming out of the motor will go straight to the tank rather than through the pump again, but when I run my mower, both buttons are pushed in and lit up and I use the left upper button on the joystick to start and stop the mower.

Well all be dern, I never knew that. Thanks Big Ron. I'll have to give it a shot when I put that POS back together.

Treemow
09-11-2010, 11:24 PM
Yup, 1 of the pilot controls button will make it turn, the green button locks both detents in, and the yellow makes it only 1 way with lock, although I could be mistaken with my colors.

Play with it either way, but the 1 way flow will make the mower spin faster and cooler because the oil coming out of the motor will go straight to the tank rather than through the pump again, but when I run my mower, both buttons are pushed in and lit up and I use the left upper button on the joystick to start and stop the mower.

Your colors are correct. I use the two way flow with my mulcher though. The left top button activates.

AWJ Services
09-12-2010, 10:49 AM
Chris the detent will only work in one direction. So if your machine turns the wrong way with the detent locked then swap the hoses.

bobcat_ron
09-12-2010, 12:54 PM
Chris the detent will only work in one direction. So if your machine turns the wrong way with the detent locked then swap the hoses.

Correct, or have some hose extensions made up with the reverse couplers needed, every skid steer attachment I rented for the Takeuchi was too short, so I bought 36" extensions with a male and female couplers on each hose to reverse the detent direction of flow.

Dirtman2007
09-12-2010, 01:23 PM
Well I'm heading over to the shop now to pull the mower apart. I'll take some pictures and hopefully we can figure out why it keeps allowing the nut to back off and then the blade come off.

bobcat_ron
09-12-2010, 01:27 PM
If all else fails, tack weld the nut on.

Gravel Rat
09-12-2010, 02:23 PM
If you use brake clean and clean off the threads then use lots of red loctite that b*tch aint coming off.

Dirtman2007
09-12-2010, 02:42 PM
Got everything off and it just sheared the cotter pin off and turned it into black metal dust.

I'm going to try a big washer, lockwasher, lock nut and then another nut and see what happens.

If it does not fix the problem I'm going to ask them for a new mower. I've probably got less then 15 hours of use on this thing and its come off twice. They said this is the first one they've had a problem with:hammerhead:

This time it F'ed up the bottom of the mower deck really nice.

The dents are so deep it poped the paint off on the other side...

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02558.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02559.jpg

bobcat_ron
09-12-2010, 03:16 PM
Next thing I see going wrong is the threaded shaft breaking off the splines.

KrayzKajun
09-12-2010, 03:20 PM
looks like a nice fun sunday project!

ranger230man
09-12-2010, 05:03 PM
I'd be asking them for a new one anyway or my money back, you know what I've always said about warranty - it ain't worth jack squat when you're broke down.

I haven't read the whole thread but something about that setup I'm not crazy about. I could see a sheer bolt or something but a cotter pin holding on that heavy of a blade???? I'd be just as worried about preventing it from coming off and tearing up your TAK.

Obviously the nut is breaking the cotter pin, I'm not sure if there's another nut or just the one (castlenut)? I don't think spinning it one way or the other will matter as much, if that nut touches something that causes it to turn faster/slower it's going to back off the shaft and break the cotter pin anyway. I wouldn't think much would make it past the blades but anything that touches it could do it (tree stump, heavy brush, dirt). I don't think adding more nuts will help, it may take longer for it to come off but eventually that cotter pin is going to break.

Just my 2 cents and it prob aint worth that.

Gravel Rat
09-12-2010, 07:43 PM
Those are better pictures of what your dealing with for one that is a small shaft spinning such a large wheel those splines are getting hammered it is too small for what it is turning.

That mower is under built when it comes to the drive shaft that spins the wheel. You can try using this stuff in the link and slather up the spline shaft and the splines in the wheel use lots of it so it is oozing everywhere and put it back together then let the thing sit for the day. It should keep the wheel from hammering the splines and tighten things up and glue it together.

www.emisupply.com/catalog/loctite-sleeve-retainer-high-strength-37484-36ml-bottle-p-2464.html

Dirtman2007
09-12-2010, 07:46 PM
Those are better pictures of what your dealing with for one that is a small shaft spinning such a large wheel those splines are getting hammered it is too small for what it is turning.

That mower is under built when it comes to the drive shaft that spins the wheel. You can try using this stuff in the link and slather up the spline shaft and the splines in the wheel use lots of it so it is oozing everywhere and put it back together then let the thing sit for the day. It should keep the wheel from hammering the splines and tighten things up and glue it together.

www.emisupply.com/catalog/loctite-sleeve-retainer-high-strength-37484-36ml-bottle-p-2464.html

It looks small in the picture, but thats a 1" threaded rod and a 2" drive shaft.

Gravel Rat
09-12-2010, 11:21 PM
I would really consider taking the thing back to where you got it from and say to them here have this POS back and tell them the wheel keeps coming off. You are lucky you haven't gotten injured yet they should know that and explain what keeps happening. I originally thought it was a tapered shaft but it is a splined shaft like a input shaft on a transmission. There is no reason for that nut to be backing off unless the splines in the drive hub of the wheel are slipping and spinning on the nut.

DaveAust
09-13-2010, 09:49 AM
Hi Chris.

From an engineering point of view I don't think the design of the parallel splined connection to the rotor hub is adequate. Especially now the hub has come off twice.

Each time the rotor hub came off it would have been preceded by a fair amount of time being loose and working against the nut before it came off. This will have created a significant amount of wear on the spline and the hub. This means you have no hope now of keeping it tight. If you feel the weight of the rotor plate and consider the centrifugal forces on it when it is spinning hard and the machine is going over rough ground... a 2" shaft and 1" nut is copping all this force in one small area. Any movement at all will work on the nut and you see the result no matter what you do.

As mentioned by someone else on this thread, the shaft should terminate in a plate with say five bolts, kinda like a wheel hub on a vehicle and you bolt the rotor plate to it. This spreads the load much better. If the spline was tapered it would help because it would not loosen as easily and the friction of the taper would take the load. Unless of course it became loose and the taper was unevenly worn.

If the manufacturers weren't amenable to replacement and hopefully a better design, you may find your case would be better supported by getting an independent engineers report on the design. It should be pretty straightforward to them where the fault lies.

Dave

Treemow
09-13-2010, 11:03 AM
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09-13-2010, 11:06 AM
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The blade carrier I.e. Stump jumper should be keyed with a woodruff key.
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skidsteer
09-13-2010, 11:25 AM
Hi Chris.

From an engineering point of view I don't think the design of the parallel splined connection to the rotor hub is adequate. Especially now the hub has come off twice.

Each time the rotor hub came off it would have been preceded by a fair amount of time being loose and working against the nut before it came off. This will have created a significant amount of wear on the spline and the hub. This means you have no hope now of keeping it tight. If you feel the weight of the rotor plate and consider the centrifugal forces on it when it is spinning hard and the machine is going over rough ground... a 2" shaft and 1" nut is copping all this force in one small area. Any movement at all will work on the nut and you see the result no matter what you do.

As mentioned by someone else on this thread, the shaft should terminate in a plate with say five bolts, kinda like a wheel hub on a vehicle and you bolt the rotor plate to it. This spreads the load much better. If the spline was tapered it would help because it would not loosen as easily and the friction of the taper would take the load. Unless of course it became loose and the taper was unevenly worn.

If the manufacturers weren't amenable to replacement and hopefully a better design, you may find your case would be better supported by getting an independent engineers report on the design. It should be pretty straightforward to them where the fault lies.

Dave
It is both splined and tapered though. That is how they are all made in North America. When the nut is torqued it cannot turn on the shaft or wiggle from side to side.
It looks like a standard off the shelf gear box. The only thing I see different is that the stump jumper is such a large diameter disk and is not round. Usually they use a much smaller stump jumper and a longer blade arrangements on most brusher. I guess the reasoning for this arrangement is extra inertia, the abiltily to lop off those 6" stems that the mfgs of these open front units like to rate them for.
I think I would be looking for a smaller dia stump jumper that is perfectly round and longer swinging blades. There would be less stress on the gearbox shaft.

If it had a hub, like a car wheel that would still have to be fastened to the shaft simular to this, as you need a way to put the bearings and seals over the shaft.
I likely have had 150 plus hrs on a skidsteer brusher and have never lost the stump jumper, and I tighten that nut with 3/4 impact, hammer the hub and retorque, and put a cotter pin through it.
It does not even have the big cap to protect the cotter pin. Has never been a issue.
Either they are lying about no troubles, or for some reason this one is not fitting right. I'd be tempted to let them figure it out.
Skidsteer

Dirtman2007
09-13-2010, 08:18 PM
I'm so far back in the sticks I have to pump in sunlight:laugh:



So I got crossing 8A done today


Before

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02524.jpg


after
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02561.jpg


Finish grading

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02560.jpg



J- Hook

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02562.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02563.jpg

Dirtman2007
09-15-2010, 06:57 PM
Another crossing bites the dust... two more to go!

I'm getting tired of putting down matting:laugh:

Before

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02584.jpg

After

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02598.jpg


Got the play toy blocked in for the night

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02580.jpg

I guess one plus about this job is I get to ride on my 4 wheeler at work all day

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02583.jpg

grading out the left over dirt

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02585.jpg

done

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02599.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02600.jpg

stockpiling dirt

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02596.jpg

CSLC
09-15-2010, 07:25 PM
Chris do you have any pointers on running a dozer? I am being trained on a JD 650J Wide Track. Did some grading today with it, it was a little better today....oh yeah and the root rack is on it to break up top soil clumps. That makes it a little harder. I did not get to take any pics today...But still took me a while to grade (1hr) what the boss man did in about 20 mins

Dirtman2007
09-15-2010, 08:20 PM
Chris do you have any pointers on running a dozer? I am being trained on a JD 650J Wide Track. Did some grading today with it, it was a little better today....oh yeah and the root rack is on it to break up top soil clumps. That makes it a little harder. I did not get to take any pics today...But still took me a while to grade (1hr) what the boss man did in about 20 mins

You have to learn to grade by feel. Start off grading level. If you try to make a 6" deep cut on the first pass you will have a blade full in 20' and then you'll be making swoop de do's try to recover. I've found it best to just skim a couple inches off at the time and keep things all nice and level. Look at the corners of your blade to determine how deep of a cut you are making.

93turbo
09-15-2010, 10:00 PM
Unless you have a lot to cut then you hog out the dirt closest to where your gonna leave it working your way farther back. Its easier to get a blade full over 20 feet then push it then it is to make a cut over 200 feet trying to keep it level and cut the whole way. Keeping it level like chris said will make your day a lot better but making short cuts to fill your blade then hauling butt to get it where it goes will speed things up over making a long cut then you can make your final grade cuts getting everything nice and level at the end

hoeman376
09-15-2010, 11:19 PM
If your striping like topsoil. I always make my main cut to where I want and work my way over a quater blade at a time.

KrayzKajun
09-16-2010, 12:02 AM
Chris,
Thanks for tht last pic of the Daewoo. Its my new background on the computer in my police car!

VanceExcavation
09-17-2010, 11:02 PM
Do you still plan on getting a Volvo 140?

Dirtman2007
09-18-2010, 07:41 AM
Do you still plan on getting a Volvo 140?

It'll probably be next year... which aint far away. Gonna finish out the year and see how things work. If its as busy as we are now I foresee and new addition to the fleet.

Dirtman2007
09-18-2010, 01:17 PM
Got the new trailer today!

The truck and trailer measure 66' long from bumper to bumper:weightlifter:

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02622.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02623.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02624.jpg

Even played with putting some equipment on it. If I place everything just right I think I can get Both takkies and the yanmar on it.


http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02621.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02620.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02619.jpg

sbrem
09-18-2010, 01:19 PM
Truck and trailer look great!Thumbs UpThumbs Up

Gravel Rat
09-18-2010, 01:48 PM
Okay now lets see the Volvo get loaded on :laugh:

Trailer turned out good that should save you some time moving more than one of the little guys at once.

Looks like the truck needs a wheel alinment she has a little too much toe in.

Dan85
09-18-2010, 01:50 PM
That is a beautiful combination Chris, congrats!! Thumbs Up

hvy 1ton
09-18-2010, 04:13 PM
Got the new trailer today!

Even played with putting some equipment on it. If I place everything just right I think I can get Both takkies and the yanmar on it.


http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02621.jpg
That pic sure does make the takie look heavy.:laugh: I know it's sitting uphill, but a first glance i was like bwhat?

KrayzKajun
09-18-2010, 04:19 PM
now thts a sweet setup!!

NateV
09-18-2010, 05:25 PM
That pic sure does make the takie look heavy.:laugh: I know it's sitting uphill, but a first glance i was like bwhat?

I thought the same thing. If its just going to be 2 machines most of the time i think id turn the takkie around and put the bucket against the front to keep more weight on the trailer.

Dirtman2007
09-18-2010, 05:55 PM
I thought the same thing. If its just going to be 2 machines most of the time i think id turn the takkie around and put the bucket against the front to keep more weight on the trailer.

Thats the way we had it at first. I was just trying every way to see how I could get the most stuff on the trailer.

If I back the skid steer on, put the blade of the takkie in the skid steer bucket while kicking the boom off to the side. I think the Yanmar will fit at the end??

talus
09-18-2010, 06:17 PM
I agree with all the others. Did you have to order the trailer? How long is it?

Blue Goose
09-18-2010, 06:21 PM
You see Bobcats being shipped from the factory cross ways (without the buckets) on flatbed trailers. Is your 150 too long to do the same? One of the mini's could then maybe place the 150's bucket in the truck or on the trailer next to the 150...http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q310/centurycoronado/smilies/smilieconfused0082.gif

Dirtman2007
09-18-2010, 06:23 PM
I agree with all the others. Did you have to order the trailer? How long is it?

The trailer is 35' long from front to back.

25' flat and a 5' dove, then the hitch.

Heavyduty1
09-18-2010, 06:48 PM
Are you going to run permanent tags on the trailer? I paid the $75 about 5 years ago and it's nice to have one less thing to worry about.

Nice trailer, I have a 10 ton Hudson. Made in Indian Springs,NC. :drinkup:

Gravel Rat
09-18-2010, 07:17 PM
I don't know how high the tailgate lifts on the truck, you could move equipment in the box aswell you just need a ramp to go from the trailer to the box. The paving contractor does that they carry a roller in the box of the truck and the spreader on the trailer.

NateV
09-18-2010, 07:18 PM
Thats the way we had it at first. I was just trying every way to see how I could get the most stuff on the trailer.

If I back the skid steer on, put the blade of the takkie in the skid steer bucket while kicking the boom off to the side. I think the Yanmar will fit at the end??

Try it it may work, i was just thinking about there not being enough tounge weight then but i forgot how heavy the takkie is lol. If it will fit like that i dont see why you cant do it.

Is there ever a time where you think you'd need to take all three at once? I mean if its a big job and you're taking everything you could always put something on with the dozer either infornt or behind it right?

ARP
09-18-2010, 08:08 PM
Man- I have a bad case of truck and trailer envy going on right now! LOL! The combo looks great!
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