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Dirtman2007
09-18-2010, 08:24 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:

Yep, 80 bucks for a lifetime tag is well worth it. Alot better then $22 a year the otherway!

Bleed Green
09-18-2010, 08:26 PM
Chris would it be legal to put the takkie ex on first and swing it so the bucket is in the dumpbed of the truck to free up some more room. Then you could back the ex all the way to the front of the trailer.

RedRebel
09-19-2010, 11:44 AM
There is acouple contractors that do that with their backhoe....They load it backwards and then put the rear bucket and stick in the back of the dump... Why they do it that way, I have no clue, except for the times i see a SS after the backhoe on the trailer..

Dirtman2007
09-19-2010, 12:04 PM
Chris would it be legal to put the takkie ex on first and swing it so the bucket is in the dumpbed of the truck to free up some more room. Then you could back the ex all the way to the front of the trailer.

I don't think the stick is long enough for the boom to clear the tailgate. Just looks like something could hit with the mini's being so low.

ranger230man
09-19-2010, 12:45 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??

what about putting the yanmar on, 150 in the middle and the 135 on the back, put the booms on each side of the 150 facing each other. I'm not sure about the 150 on first because it overhangs the hitch some, if you turn too sharp is there enough clearance with the bed? Also, would you most likely use one mini and the 150 instead of? If so, leave one mini at the front so you don't have to unload both just to get the 150 off.

Jelinek61
09-19-2010, 12:51 PM
You may have mentioned it but whats the capacity of that trailer? 40,000lb?

Dirtman2007
09-19-2010, 01:40 PM
You may have mentioned it but whats the capacity of that trailer? 40,000lb?

Yes its a 20 ton trailer. I was looking at the tires yesterday, 116 PSI is what they require!

NateV
09-19-2010, 03:15 PM
I still think its going to be tight with all 3 on there. Heres ours, granted our trailer is shorter, 19' deck with 5' tail. Too me it just seems that both minis and the takkie are gonna be too long but i guess we need a pic to see lol.

sbrem
09-19-2010, 04:10 PM
I don't have a picture of it, but I was able to squeeze a Deere 27c on to the trailer with the 80 that is in this picture. A tight fit, but it kept me from having to make 2 trips.
http://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q118/sbrem/DSC03637.jpg

Jelinek61
09-19-2010, 04:22 PM
Nice Deere excavator. Looks like your a long time member with not many posts. Lets see some more equipment of yours.

sbrem
09-19-2010, 04:35 PM
Nice Deere excavator. Looks like your a long time member with not many posts. Lets see some more equipment of yours.

It was a nice Deere. It's gone now. My boss sold it. It was a great little machine, but we had too many pieces of equipment for the amount of work out there so something had to go.

bobcat_ron
09-19-2010, 05:19 PM
It was a nice Deere. It's gone now. My boss sold it. It was a great little machine, but we had too many pieces of equipment for the amount of work out there so something had to go.

OMFG those are hard to find now, an 80C/Hitachi ZX80 with tail swing and no swing boom, now all you can get is either a zero tail swing or tail swing with swing boom, yuck.

Gravel Rat
09-19-2010, 05:58 PM
That Deere 80 is a rare machine the Zaxis 75 Hitachi are okay but they lack the power one of the contractors has one he says its needs a little more b*lls.

Dirtman2007
09-21-2010, 08:29 PM
Started another pond job today.

Pond dam broke a year ago causing the pond to drain down and grass to grow everywhere.


I'm clearing the dam off, repairing the dam, grading all the grass out of the pond

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02639.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02641.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02640.jpg

break in the dam

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02643.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02644.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02646.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02650.jpg

Now this was one big damn snapper!

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02653.jpg


Oh yeah, thanks youtube for my new deere mower!!:drinkup:


http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02656.jpg

Jelinek61
09-21-2010, 08:36 PM
Gotta ask, whats witht the mower and youtube?

ClearViewGroup
09-22-2010, 08:56 AM
just keep on watching his videos...maybe one day he will get a new takkie from youtube..whatcha think chris?

you can make money from youtube if you videos get enough views and you have premier (i think?) account

Bleed Green
09-22-2010, 09:02 AM
youll love the Deere mower, I love mine. And if you can get it with Youtube views thats even better, ill keep watching.

bobcat_ron
09-22-2010, 09:30 AM
just keep on watching his videos...maybe one day he will get a new takkie from youtube..whatcha think chris?

you can make money from youtube if you videos get enough views and you have premier (i think?) account

Partnership account, mine is still activated.

Snooker182
09-22-2010, 10:31 AM
hope you got a beer holder on that deere dirtman!

Dirtman2007
09-22-2010, 11:32 AM
just keep on watching his videos...maybe one day he will get a new takkie from youtube..whatcha think chris?

you can make money from youtube if you videos get enough views and you have premier (i think?) account

The hell with a takkie, I'm getting a new truck!!
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KrayzKajun
09-22-2010, 11:42 AM
kool pond pics!! gotta watch those snappers, take a finger off in a heartbeat!

Ozz
09-22-2010, 04:30 PM
I hate Deere mowers. Just like their tractors. Give me a Simplicity if I've got to have a tractor mower.:)

I'd rather own a Scag ZTR over any of them.

Krafty
09-22-2010, 05:42 PM
I hate Deere mowers. Just like their tractors. Give me a Simplicity if I've got to have a tractor mower.:)

I'd rather own a Scag ZTR over any of them.

For a residential lawn?? Let see $1500 to $2000 for a brand new Jd tractor like that vs $7000 to $10,000 for a ztr... I am sure that had something to do with the decision. Looks good chris, i have a feeling somone is gonna get blitzed and see how sweet you can stripe her up.

Dirtman2007
09-22-2010, 05:54 PM
Got to put the truck to use today!

hauled the Dozer over to the Pond job.


I've got to get some magnetic signs that say "Wide Load" because that canvas one on the front looks like sh*t!


http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02659.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02660.jpg


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Digging the core to repair the busted dam

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02664.jpg


pushing off all the grass


http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02665.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02666.jpg

Loaded up a few logs to take back to the mill

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02667.jpg

P.Services
09-22-2010, 06:01 PM
Just get some decals put on it. The magnets will fall right off as soon as they get a little dirty or dusty.
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ranger230man
09-22-2010, 06:10 PM
if you turned the blade would it still hangover the sides?

Dirtman2007
09-22-2010, 06:18 PM
if you turned the blade would it still hangover the sides?

With the root rake on it hangs over more if you angle the blade then if you just leave it alone

ranger230man
09-22-2010, 06:45 PM
With the root rake on it hangs over more if you angle the blade then if you just leave it alone

yeah, didn't even think about the rake. i think i passed you on 540 coming home from work, looked like a nice rig coming down the road

Jelinek61
09-22-2010, 07:01 PM
I sweet thing i see here is people get diagnal yellow stripes one each side of the front bumper and black letters saying WIDE LOAD over the stripes. Clean and gets the point across.

Krafty
09-22-2010, 07:08 PM
That looks sick!! I bet you are glad to finally be able to use it.

NateV
09-22-2010, 07:46 PM
Looks good!

Id lay them ramps down on the deck if it was me though.

P.Services
09-22-2010, 07:52 PM
Why? Then you have to pick them up with no spring assist.
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NateV
09-22-2010, 08:03 PM
I think they look better that way and i think they rattle too much standing up like that. Our trailer they are layed down.

Dirtman2007
09-22-2010, 08:13 PM
I think they look better that way and i think they rattle too much standing up like that. Our trailer they are layed down.

I'm not sure if they'll go all the way down, I have not even tried.

I do know one thing, those bastards are heavy being 24' wide. Holly crap thats about all the little dirtman could do!

P.Services
09-22-2010, 08:28 PM
What is the name of the company?
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nedly05
09-22-2010, 09:31 PM
The truck and trailer look great Chris. How do you like that trailer,is it a true 20 ton or is it more like 17 ton?
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Dirtman2007
09-22-2010, 09:57 PM
The truck and trailer look great Chris. How do you like that trailer,is it a true 20 ton or is it more like 17 ton?
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As from what I've understood its a true 20 ton. So far its been nice. It does take a 6 lane HWY to make a u-Turn and will still hit the curb:laugh:

My uncle already bent the tailight on the truck from backing too sharp:hammerhead:

Heavyduty1
09-22-2010, 10:22 PM
I'm not sure if they'll go all the way down, I have not even tried.

I do know one thing, those bastards are heavy being 24' wide. Holly crap thats about all the little dirtman could do!

I put a hyd lift ram on mine and now all I have to is push a button. :weightlifter:

Got the Todco brand hyd motor with built in hyd rez. and the cyl. off a wrecked box truck with a lift gate. I can get pics if your need some ideas on how it works.

Or you could load the mini last and use the boom to pull up the ramps.

Krafty
09-22-2010, 10:48 PM
I'm not sure if they'll go all the way down, I have not even tried.

I do know one thing, those bastards are heavy being 24' wide. Holly crap thats about all the little dirtman could do!

They got to have some kind of spring assist... don't they???? I can't imagine putting them up with out.

VanceExcavation
09-23-2010, 01:56 AM
Does your uncle do most of the driving?

nedly05
09-23-2010, 05:10 AM
As from what I've understood its a true 20 ton. So far its been nice. It does take a 6 lane HWY to make a u-Turn and will still hit the curb:laugh:

My uncle already bent the tailight on the truck from backing too sharp:hammerhead:

How were they to deal with? I have been on their website,it's impressive they seem like a top notch company wth good prices.
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ProTouch Groundscapes
09-23-2010, 07:51 AM
its funny, my friend is dating a girl whom i just met and she works for quality trailers in the customer service dept. well the guy who owns quality owns kaufmann, appalachian and a few other brands.

she said that she gets alot of quality issue complaints with the kaufmann line but for what they cost its a good deal.

ranger230man
09-23-2010, 04:32 PM
As from what I've understood its a true 20 ton. So far its been nice. It does take a 6 lane HWY to make a u-Turn and will still hit the curb:laugh:

My uncle already bent the tailight on the truck from backing too sharp:hammerhead:

He likes those sharp turns.....I'm sure you laid a good scolding on him :nono:

Dirtman2007
09-23-2010, 05:39 PM
How were they to deal with? I have been on their website,it's impressive they seem like a top notch company wth good prices.
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They were real nice and the salesman was pretty cool to. They said they sell about 5000 trailers a year there. I find that high but then again they had 25 trailers in the pick up line with mine on saturday.

skidsteer
09-23-2010, 07:17 PM
I put a hyd lift ram on mine and now all I have to is push a button. :weightlifter:

Got the Todco brand hyd motor with built in hyd rez. and the cyl. off a wrecked box truck with a lift gate. I can get pics if your need some ideas on how it works.

Or you could load the mini last and use the boom to pull up the ramps.

Not that I would'nt like to see a pic of your hydraulic system, however I thing it would be easier to do something using air bags to push the ramps up, since there is already

Gravel Rat
09-23-2010, 10:03 PM
You can use air operated cylinders to push the ramps up some of tag trailers here have ramps and use air cylinders it lifts up the ramps easily and quickly.

ProTouch Groundscapes
09-24-2010, 09:31 AM
hey chris, how did you like running that Tak 175? im going to be renting one for a wall job (need an 8t machine for the reach, working in a ravine) and just wanted to get some feedback on it. i needed a machine with a swing knuckle for the boom so i can trench parallel to the dropoff and the yard had a case cx80 or a kebelco 70sr or the tak175. i opted for the tak cause of the conventional swing so i can keep more weight over the back of the tracks since ill be doing a lot of work down below and out.

ive also thrown the idea of buying one or another midi size machine. i can get dirt cheap rental rates for minis in the 3-5t classes so it makes no sense for us to purchase one of those. ive found some good prices on low hr 175 on machinery trader.

ProTouch Groundscapes
09-24-2010, 09:32 AM
http://www.machinerytrader.com/listingsdetail/detail.aspx?OHID=7306747

ranger230man
09-24-2010, 01:17 PM
hey chris, how did you like running that Tak 175? im going to be renting one for a wall job (need an 8t machine for the reach, working in a ravine) and just wanted to get some feedback on it. i needed a machine with a swing knuckle for the boom so i can trench parallel to the dropoff and the yard had a case cx80 or a kebelco 70sr or the tak175. i opted for the tak cause of the conventional swing so i can keep more weight over the back of the tracks since ill be doing a lot of work down below and out.

ive also thrown the idea of buying one or another midi size machine. i can get dirt cheap rental rates for minis in the 3-5t classes so it makes no sense for us to purchase one of those. ive found some good prices on low hr 175 on machinery trader.


I was actually going out to our local TAK dealer to price a new 230/240/250 skidsteer and saw your post. I asked what a new a new 175 runs and was told in the 80's. Doesn't sound like a bad price on the machine you sent the link for.

ProTouch Groundscapes
09-24-2010, 01:45 PM
ya, i was really surprised since i was pricing out cat 308's and they were about 100-110 new.

for this job its going to be about 2500 in rental for the machine (2buckets, no thumb) for 2 weeks. 990 a week from sunbelt.

later on down the road i could sell the 175, buy an ed150 bladerunner and a 5ton mini like a 50d to be a bit more versatile.

Dirtman2007
09-24-2010, 05:57 PM
hey chris, how did you like running that Tak 175? im going to be renting one for a wall job (need an 8t machine for the reach, working in a ravine) and just wanted to get some feedback on it. i needed a machine with a swing knuckle for the boom so i can trench parallel to the dropoff and the yard had a case cx80 or a kebelco 70sr or the tak175. i opted for the tak cause of the conventional swing so i can keep more weight over the back of the tracks since ill be doing a lot of work down below and out.

ive also thrown the idea of buying one or another midi size machine. i can get dirt cheap rental rates for minis in the 3-5t classes so it makes no sense for us to purchase one of those. ive found some good prices on low hr 175 on machinery trader.

Thats a good machine. That one I ran had 5000+hrs on it and didn't miss a beat. It has also ran about the last year with about 10% water in the hydraulic system:dizzy::dizzy:

I hope the 175 you linked has A/C in it because that TB070 I used (same as a 175) didn't and was by far the hottest SOB I have ever ran in my life...

AWJ Services
09-24-2010, 06:44 PM
There is a high flow kit you can get for that 175 and it will run a mulching head pretty darn good.
Denis Cimaf actually has there head on one for demos.

ProTouch Groundscapes
09-25-2010, 09:15 AM
is the high flow kit dealer installed or factory?

ClearViewGroup
09-25-2010, 09:26 AM
Its dealer installed...or in our case parking lot of our shop installed..the kit is VERY simple to install its one check valve, a longer hose and changing an elbow to a tee fitting...the 175 is a GREAT midi platform and if you have any questions about it or about its performance with auxillary flow attachments feel free to PM me... :weightlifter:

stuvecorp
09-25-2010, 10:14 AM
There is a high flow kit you can get for that 175 and it will run a mulching head pretty darn good.
Denis Cimaf actually has there head on one for demos.

Its dealer installed...or in our case parking lot of our shop installed..the kit is VERY simple to install its one check valve, a longer hose and changing an elbow to a tee fitting...the 175 is a GREAT midi platform and if you have any questions about it or about its performance with auxillary flow attachments feel free to PM me... :weightlifter:

I suppose it wouldn't be an option for a TK153 though?

curtisfarmer
09-25-2010, 10:28 AM
Chris, what do you do for mud mats? Make your own? With what? I am embarking on a pond project which looks pretty goopy....so I am thinking of bringing about 8 RR ties and just moving them in front of me as I go. Its a tough area....very remote....just hacked a trail through the woods and walked my Kubota KX121-3 to the pond. I even thought about cutting logs onsite.

AWJ Services
09-25-2010, 10:47 AM
The 153 does not have enough engine hp to really make it a good platform to run hyd components on it's aux circuit. The 175 has 60+hp available.

I spoke with Ryan at lengths at a show about mulching with a small excavator.He is very knowledgable.

Dirtman2007
09-25-2010, 02:25 PM
Chris, what do you do for mud mats? Make your own? With what? I am embarking on a pond project which looks pretty goopy....so I am thinking of bringing about 8 RR ties and just moving them in front of me as I go. Its a tough area....very remote....just hacked a trail through the woods and walked my Kubota KX121-3 to the pond. I even thought about cutting logs onsite.

I use crane mats as mud mats. Just do a google search for crane mats and you should be able to find a place near you that has them.

mats are better then logs because the are flat, you'll slide all around on logs.

Dirtman2007
09-25-2010, 02:35 PM
getting the pond job looking good.

Digging up the old overflow pipe
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02669.jpg

Pushing topsoil
95 degrees here still, busting out the flip flops
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http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02671.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02673.jpg

Volvo grading around the trees on the back

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02681.jpg

dam graded

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02682.jpg


unloading the trailer

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02683.jpg

Junior M
09-25-2010, 04:42 PM
How did bush hogging go? :laugh:

ranger230man
09-25-2010, 04:46 PM
Did the mfg give you another cutter or could they fix it? Still scratching my head on how you torque something to 900 ft lbs, even me jumping up and down on a 10' wrench wouldn't do it I think

Dirtman2007
09-25-2010, 05:58 PM
How did bush hogging go? :laugh:

That damn POS broke before I even got it on the trailer to take it to the job. the 5" long bolt that goes through the shaft that connects the pump to the motor sheard off. a easy fix with a new bolt but it just pissed me off, so I parked it back under the shop and came home. Got on my new deere mower and cut the grass for the 3rd time this week:drinkup:

Dirtman2007
09-28-2010, 09:06 PM
only had 5 inches of rain over the weekend:dizzy::dizzy:


I'm not saying its wet....


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


http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02728.jpg


had to put in the overflow today, I'm lucky, the water was right at the bottom of the pipe

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02730.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02731.jpg

getting rid of some extra dirt in the deep end

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02732.jpg

everything seeded and strawed
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02733.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02734.jpg

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ProTouch Groundscapes
09-28-2010, 10:46 PM
the picture of the volvo in the thick of it looks cool!

Danny Boy
09-28-2010, 11:15 PM
So wondering what happens if one of these dams you build were to burst and flood out some properties downstream? who would be responsible?
Do you guys ever use geo techs or other engineers to oversee your work?
Nice work it is too:)

Bleed Green
09-28-2010, 11:20 PM
I wish we would get some rain here. Its been like 10 weeks since we had any decent rain haha.

Kepple Services
09-28-2010, 11:36 PM
We have had some nasty storms come through today.. Got almost 7 inches in one area today alone.. bad bad in some areas.

Dirtman2007
09-29-2010, 06:48 AM
So wondering what happens if one of these dams you build were to burst and flood out some properties downstream? who would be responsible?
Do you guys ever use geo techs or other engineers to oversee your work?
Nice work it is too:)

As long as the pond dam is under 15' high it does not have to be engineered. Go over 15' high and it has to be engineered and have plans for it.


I've only had one fail due to trying to reuse and old pipe. the old pipe started to leak with cause the dam to fail and blow out.

If the work is something I didn't do I'll fix it for free.

If mother nature comes in and dumps 12" of rain on it I have no control over that therefore I'm not doing to fix it back for free.

Dirtman2007
09-30-2010, 09:08 AM
Even though I'm knee deep in water from all the rain things are good.


I went and got my CDL this morning. Turns out I did not have to take another road test to get the Air Brake restriction taken off. All I had to do was take the 25 question test and whala, I'm a professional steering wheel holder haha


Well heres some more news on the mower. Got it back last we from the dealer saying it was fixed. Used it about 3 minutes and the blade almost fell off again. Now this is the 3rd time this has happened. Managed to get the owner of the company on the phone.... needless to say he chewed someones ass out because he sent their own personal truck ( they are over 2hrs away) down here to pick it up. Call today and said I have a new mower sitting at the shipping company for me to pick up.


Get to used my new truck and trailer today to haul a motor grader to a new job, I'll be sure to get pics!!

curtisfarmer
09-30-2010, 12:47 PM
Up here in NH any dam higher than 4' has to be registered with the DES Dam Bureau and inspected annually. We had a private dam used for water skiing break a few years back which killed someone downstream and since then it has gotten REAL tight. The state has the right to place a lein on the property and fix defiencies if the owner does not.:waving:

Dirtman2007
09-30-2010, 06:18 PM
Went and picked up the grader once the rain stopped. Hopefully it won't be to wet in the morning for my 2000' long road job... only rained 8 inches:dizzy::dizzy:

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02737.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02738.jpg



http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02739.jpg

93turbo
09-30-2010, 09:33 PM
2000' road job thats almost as long as my driveway LOL thats a good looking setup and congrats on the cdl I wish I felt like digging up the thread with all those who said you had to retake the driving test LOL

Dirtman2007
09-30-2010, 09:38 PM
2000' road job thats almost as long as my driveway LOL thats a good looking setup and congrats on the cdl I wish I felt like digging up the thread with all those who said you had to retake the driving test LOL

LOL I was praying I didn't have to retake a road test.

Its really a driveway but there's a couple houses on it so I guess its a road haha

Krafty
09-30-2010, 11:35 PM
Dang that truck is bad ass I love them t-800's

Gravel Rat
10-01-2010, 03:01 AM
That is one long trailer definatly need lots of room to turn truck and trailer around and with that length hard to keep it on your side of the yellow line on the curves.

Truck and trailer looks good and now you guys are saving time hauling your own equipment.

nedly05
10-02-2010, 07:05 AM
LOL I was praying I didn't have to retake a road test.

Its really a driveway but there's a couple houses on it so I guess its a road haha

I'm hoping NY is the same way! My buddy is going for his CDL B soon, and he would like to get his class A truck/trailer eventually. I was wondering if once he got his B with air brakes, if he took his A road test on the 5500 and tilt trailer, which is a GCVW of 40,000 if he would be restricted to no air brakes on the trailer? Nobody can give me a firm answer...

Dirtman2007
10-02-2010, 08:37 AM
I'm hoping NY is the same way! My buddy is going for his CDL B soon, and he would like to get his class A truck/trailer eventually. I was wondering if once he got his B with air brakes, if he took his A road test on the 5500 and tilt trailer, which is a GCVW of 40,000 if he would be restricted to no air brakes on the trailer? Nobody can give me a firm answer...

Honestly I don't think anyone knows to tell the truth. I took my Class A CDL with a F350 dually and the tri axle flatbed trailer. The only restrictions I had were no air brakes, and no semi trailers.

Now we got the dump truck and tag trailer, weighs 33,000 empty and I'm licensed to carry 70,000lbs ( I can get up to 80K)

Now my all means I think you should have to take another road test because this is a huge difference in vehicles.

But according to the NCDOT all I have to do is take the 25 question test and smile for the camera :)

ProTouch Groundscapes
10-02-2010, 09:43 AM
thats what im planning to do as well for my cdl class A

f350 srw is 11,500
deckover tag is 19,000
gcvwr= 30,500 which is over the 26K(and trailer over 10K)

then get my air brake restriction lifted after we get a big single axle dump.

ranger230man
10-02-2010, 09:59 AM
They for sure don't know, when I took mine, I asked 3 different DMV people and got 3 different answers, they told me to road test in whatever I planned on driving which is fine if you're driving one truck/trailer, but what if you have a more than one truck/trailer combo, do you test in each one? Or what if you don't own anything yet? Maybe it's a loophole but the preinspection test has an airbrake section. The book and paperwork is so old I think they just assume everyone will be driving a semi tractor trailer.

nice looking rig though


Honestly I don't think anyone knows to tell the truth. I took my Class A CDL with a F350 dually and the tri axle flatbed trailer. The only restrictions I had were no air brakes, and no semi trailers.

Now we got the dump truck and tag trailer, weighs 33,000 empty and I'm licensed to carry 70,000lbs ( I can get up to 80K)

Now my all means I think you should have to take another road test because this is a huge difference in vehicles.

But according to the NCDOT all I have to do is take the 25 question test and smile for the camera :)

Dirtman2007
10-02-2010, 10:09 AM
Got a early start yesterday, couple early morning shots with the lights.


Aint gonna be any grading on that driveway anytime soon. Almost got the grader stuck in the water line trench they ditched down the center of the driveway. What a freaking mess


http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02743.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02742.jpg


Video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0uWI6TSdAKA

MackCat
10-02-2010, 10:57 AM
Honestly I don't think anyone knows to tell the truth. I took my Class A CDL with a F350 dually and the tri axle flatbed trailer. The only restrictions I had were no air brakes, and no semi trailers.

Now we got the dump truck and tag trailer, weighs 33,000 empty and I'm licensed to carry 70,000lbs ( I can get up to 80K)

Now my all means I think you should have to take another road test because this is a huge difference in vehicles.

But according to the NCDOT all I have to do is take the 25 question test and smile for the camera :)
When did they start putting weight restrictions on your license? I hava a Class A CDL and i don`t have any weight restrictions on my license, is this something new for North Carolina?

Dirtman2007
10-02-2010, 11:20 AM
When did they start putting weight restrictions on your license? I hava a Class A CDL and i don`t have any weight restrictions on my license, is this something new for North Carolina?

I should say the License on the truck ( plate/ tags) is for 70,000.

Gravel Rat
10-02-2010, 02:13 PM
We are still waiting to see the Volvo walked onto the trailer :drinkup:

The truck would be sucking the hind *** pulling the Volvo on the trailer :laugh:

You will have to watch out for overloaded axles a tag trailer can overload the rear rear axle on the truck and the forward axle on the trailer. Tag trailers usually do like being hitch heavy if not they don't handle very well.

Dirtman2007
10-04-2010, 08:10 PM
Did some grading today with the ole grader. Still to wet but I got it looking better

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02775.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02776.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02778.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02779.jpg

Dirtman2007
10-05-2010, 07:24 PM
Had a little pipe repare to do today. Way down a forest access road was this pipe. Front side became clogged and caused the water to go over and wash it out. I dug the pipe up and raised it about a foot and backfilled.



http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02780.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02781.jpg


http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02791.jpg



http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02792.jpg


Got a couple pictures of the rock quarry while I was there

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02787.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02789.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02790.jpg

flairland
10-05-2010, 10:00 PM
Thats quite the conveyor they've got there. Wonder how much power you'd need to run that

gene gls
10-05-2010, 10:11 PM
Thats quite the conveyor they've got there. Wonder how much power you'd need to run that

Also, how many pounds of material will it carry from bottom to top?

Gravel Rat
10-05-2010, 10:57 PM
Imagine restringing the conveyor belt or changine the rollers. I can't imagine how many horsepower electric motor they have operating the head pulley.

That conveyor belt will move more tonnage cheaper than having haul trucks hauling all day long.

Jim385
10-06-2010, 08:44 PM
Chances are good that the head pulley has two electric motors on it... big ones too. I'm willin to bet that belt holds 100 tons when it is full. 1100 tons per hour maybe?

curtisfarmer
10-07-2010, 08:32 AM
Our local quarry has a belt 1/20th the size and I was told it holds 1 rail car at 100 tons, that beast is HUGE:weightlifter:

Dirtman2007
10-07-2010, 07:03 PM
Today has not gone well. Buried the grader this morning in a live electrical trench that had not been compacted and got wet.

Flat tire on the dump truck toped that off later!


http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02800.jpg



video on the best way I figured to get it out, lucky I didn't get the power line

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nc17XY4jJgU

DirtMerchant
10-08-2010, 03:00 AM
Your dozer and my dozer should be friends.

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs061.snc4/34404_436177521902_511411902_5385443_1836210_n.jpg

dozerman21
10-08-2010, 02:57 PM
Today has not gone well. Buried the grader this morning in a live electrical trench that had not been compacted and got wet.

Flat tire on the dump truck toped that off later!


http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02800.jpg



video on the best way I figured to get it out, lucky I didn't get the power line

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nc17XY4jJgU


Electical (or any utility) trench compacted!? I didn't know such a thing existed!:dizzy:

Dirtman2007
10-09-2010, 06:57 PM
Been pretty busy with a lot of things to do!

Did some more mowing with the new mower they sent me, so far the blade has stayed on!

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02793.jpg


Fixed a overflow pipe on a pond that was leaking... well I made it worse when I dug down the the pipe I hit the old leaking plug and had a little mess!

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02805.jpg






started hauling some dirt today. Got to run this cool little loader this morning loading dirt into the dump truck


http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02806.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02812.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02807.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02808.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02809.jpg

local junk man hard at work. notice the one string on top holding this mess together!

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02811.jpg

FORDPLOWER1
10-09-2010, 11:57 PM
Are you brush mowing on low flow? Looks awesome!!!!!
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Triple G Lawn and Snow
10-10-2010, 10:56 AM
that picture of the dump really shows how long that truck is.

ProTouch Groundscapes
10-10-2010, 04:17 PM
looks good, my local yard has a couple 924g to load materials and whatnot.

how did you affix the plywood to the sides of your dump box?

Dirtman2007
10-10-2010, 05:54 PM
looks good, my local yard has a couple 924g to load materials and whatnot.

how did you affix the plywood to the sides of your dump box?

A bunch of self tapping screws! just make sure you screw them where the bracing is, if not they will stick out on the outside!

ProTouch Groundscapes
10-10-2010, 07:16 PM
thats what i was wondering, thought you may have used bolts but i didnt see anything on the other side!

Bleed Green
10-10-2010, 10:54 PM
y did u put plywood on the inside of the dumpbed?

fastcat
10-10-2010, 11:04 PM
protection when haulin big rocks.

Gravel Rat
10-10-2010, 11:07 PM
Plywood is extra protection from evil box side dents from rocks or rip rap. Nothing looks better than a big crease dent in the side of the box making a nice protrusion :laugh:

P.Services
10-10-2010, 11:14 PM
Its not the dents that are that bad. Its when they break the paint and then it starts to rust out and look like crap. That truck would look bad ass with a 1/4 round demo box on it
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Gravel Rat
10-10-2010, 11:38 PM
I'am really surprised Chris is keeping the truck as clean as it is :laugh:

2brothersyardcare
10-11-2010, 08:26 AM
I'am really surprised Chris is keeping the truck as clean as it is :laugh:

im surprised you live with your mums and have 2 f450s hm maybe some one should sell one o wait he likes his mums in a weird kinda way

ProTouch Groundscapes
10-11-2010, 09:04 AM
you just contradicted your sig.

2brothersyardcare
10-11-2010, 09:09 AM
you just contradicted your sig.

yes i know i couldn't resist guess im a hypocrite huh?

ProTouch Groundscapes
10-11-2010, 01:58 PM
i know GR can get on our nerves at times, well most often, but i dont think we should disrespect him like that.

Krafty
10-11-2010, 02:06 PM
I'am really surprised Chris is keeping the truck as clean as it is :laugh:

What are you talking about all of his equipment is spotless for as much as it is in the mud

Gravel Rat
10-11-2010, 02:17 PM
I will only have 1 F-450 after tommorow it is sold :dancing:

Gravel Rat
10-11-2010, 02:32 PM
What are you talking about all of his equipment is spotless for as much as it is in the mud


I'am just giving Chris the razz, it would make the original owner happy to see the truck looks good as the day he sold it.

2brothersyardcare
10-11-2010, 03:27 PM
I will only have 1 F-450 after tommorow it is sold :dancing:

want a cookie?

Dirtman2007
10-12-2010, 07:13 PM
Finished the road job today

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02814.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02815.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02818.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02817.jpg


And cookies for the person who can tell me whats wrong with this picture and how this happened.....

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02820.jpg

bobcat_ron
10-12-2010, 07:15 PM
That hydraulic cylinder isn't supposed to be there!

I'll bet it tweaked the pin when you got it unstuck and it finally sheared off.

Dirtman2007
10-12-2010, 07:22 PM
That hydraulic cylinder isn't supposed to be there!

I'll bet it tweaked the pin when you got it unstuck and it finally sheared off.

Good try, but no. I was coming around the corner and swung out too far. Needless to say the blade cought the one tree big enough to stop the grader, sheared the articulating cylinder off in the process....

2brothersyardcare
10-12-2010, 07:57 PM
Good try, but no. I was coming around the corner and swung out too far. Needless to say the blade cought the one tree big enough to stop the grader, sheared the articulating cylinder off in the process....

haha i could hear some1 saying that

Gravel Rat
10-12-2010, 08:20 PM
Probably fatgue and the ball joint let go buy another one and off you go no big deal. There is quite abit of strain on that tie rod end they have to use tie rod ends like that so you don't get the death wobble when you road the grader down a paved road at speed. A regular pin/clevis type connection would allow too much play.

eaglescout1993
10-12-2010, 09:10 PM
just spend a long time going thought all 85 pages, took 3 days looking at basically only the pictures. you do good work and i have learned a lot just looking thought your post.

how long does it take to mow down an acre with that mower?

Dirtman2007
10-12-2010, 09:33 PM
just spend a long time going thought all 85 pages, took 3 days looking at basically only the pictures. you do good work and i have learned a lot just looking thought your post.

how long does it take to mow down an acre with that mower?

Thanks, Glad you liked them

It varies with the mower. Short stuff thats pretty scattered you can mow like a mad man and get a couple acres a hour.

Stuff thats really tall and dense can average 1/4- 1/2 acre a hour.

Dirtman2007
10-13-2010, 06:26 PM
Little Change of pace today

Had to install a few catch basins and run them to the curbs.

We had the curb holes cut out to give it a better look.



trenching the lines
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02824.jpg

My famous, cut the sidewalk and put back trick:weightlifter:
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02825.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02826.jpg


http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02827.jpg


http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02829.jpg


pulling up another section for another drain, works best to just set the sidewalk and bucket right there then just hook it back up when u need to place it back so you don't risk breaking it

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02830.jpg


Saw this cool little setup while getting pipe this morning. 20 ton tag thats 20' long

I know why I got mine 25' long now... its full!

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02822.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02823.jpg

Jelinek61
10-13-2010, 07:43 PM
Sweet trick with the sidewalk. I love those 297C's they look tough as hell.

AEL
10-13-2010, 09:52 PM
wow, someone has a nice set up.

93turbo
10-13-2010, 10:41 PM
Chris another fine job but just a curious question but why go to the added expense and trouble of using 6" tile if your just gonna neck it back down to 2 4" tiles?

AWJ Services
10-14-2010, 01:13 AM
There is only 3 sq/inches difference between the 2 4 inch and 1 6inch.

Gravel Rat
10-14-2010, 01:51 AM
Surprised the city allowed you to do that or they approve it to be done. With the drain pipe so close to the surface on the curb side of the side walk the pipes could be crushed especially if you have a woman trying to parallel park and drive onto the sidewalk :laugh:

nedly05
10-14-2010, 05:05 AM
Nice job Chris. I was wondering about the 6" down to two 4" pipes too. Is it because you needed smaller pipe to make it through the curb?

Dirtman2007
10-14-2010, 08:53 AM
Nice job Chris. I was wondering about the 6" down to two 4" pipes too. Is it because you needed smaller pipe to make it through the curb?

I needed two fours to get it under the sidewalk and go through the curb. Trying to put a 6 inch through a curb don't work well.
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93turbo
10-15-2010, 01:19 PM
Yeah I know the difference in area and I figured he used the 4" to get under the sidewalk and curb I was just waondering if there was a reason he used the 6" at all. I know here its cheaper and easier to just run 2 strings of 4" with more ground cover then it is to mess with 6" and adapters. No biggie I'm sure it will work great I was just curious thats all

Dirtman2007
10-17-2010, 06:25 PM
Got everything loaded up for some out of town work next week! This new truck and trailer saved about 5 trips with the regular truck and trailer!

got the yanmar, takkie, toolbox, 240' of pipe, 20 fittling and couplings, and 10 bails of staw, 800 lbs of concrete and the compactor:weightlifter:

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02833.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02834.jpg

Jelinek61
10-17-2010, 06:30 PM
Love that setup, a bunch of trips back and forth gets old real quick.

AEL
10-17-2010, 08:10 PM
Did you guys buy the grader?

Dirtman2007
10-17-2010, 08:19 PM
Did you guys buy the grader?

Nope, just aint took it back yet. Had to fix the ball joints on it I broke the other day thats why its at the shop.

All in all its a pretty good little grader, another 5 gallons of paint and it might run just a little better:laugh:

Dirtman2007
10-18-2010, 10:04 PM
just pulled a 16 hour day, loading a few pictures before crashing and doing it all over again in the morning.


loaded up bright and early and headed for the hills!

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02838.jpg

installed a new overflow in a pond and fixed a sink hole in the dam

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02839.jpg

the pond

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02840.jpg


the sink hole the man found after almost driving into it with his tractor

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02841.jpg


the old overflow pipe was suppose to be broken and causing this sink hole, filled the old pipe with concrete to stop it up and dug down to see what was going on. after 15' down it became to dangerous and too much sh*t in the ground to keep digging. Found stumps, logs, concrete and trash!

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02842.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02843.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02845.jpg

pipe trench dug and pipe installed

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02846.jpg

done

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02847.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02848.jpg

cool little water falls in the creek below where we are working

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

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/creek2.jpg

Gravel Rat
10-18-2010, 11:51 PM
Your saving lots of time owning the Kenworth and the trailer it will pay for itself pretty quick.

Dirtman2007
10-19-2010, 07:39 PM
Yes the truck is paying for itself now!

Did a little spillway project this morning

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02851.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02854.jpg

the pond I dug out a few weeks back and fixed the dam is about full, looks really good.

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02855.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02856.jpg


Loaded the dozer up to take it to its new job

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02857.jpg

New project will many others we have to do.

Clear and stump 6 acres and build a one acre pond

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02859.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02860.jpg

Jelinek61
10-19-2010, 08:52 PM
You have some neat looking jobsites. Must be nice to have a change of scenery every day or so.

By the way I took some pictures of my pops diecast collection and posted them in a new thread in the main picture area on the site. Named it "Diecast Model Equipment"

Dirtman2007
10-19-2010, 09:27 PM
You have some neat looking jobsites. Must be nice to have a change of scenery every day or so.

By the way I took some pictures of my pops diecast collection and posted them in a new thread in the main picture area on the site. Named it "Diecast Model Equipment"

Yeah I do enjoy the change in scenery every now and then, just not 6 a hour round trips to get to work and back!

Your dad has a really nice collection!

Bleed Green
10-19-2010, 09:31 PM
About how long do you think the 6 acres clear and pond will take you guys? Sounds like a nice bit of work.

VanceExcavation
10-19-2010, 11:11 PM
How is that rake working for you?

Dirtman2007
10-20-2010, 06:23 AM
About how long do you think the 6 acres clear and pond will take you guys? Sounds like a nice bit of work.

We'll probably be there about a month to do all the clearing, burning and build the pond. Wont be working there everyday as we have about 50 other jobs to do and keep people happy!


Rake works really good... till you hit a 24" stump:laugh:

Dan85
10-20-2010, 06:30 PM
Pond looks great! Can't wait to see the progression of that stump filled field into a beautiful pond!

Dirtman2007
10-20-2010, 06:33 PM
Pond looks great! Can't wait to see the progression of that stump filled field into a beautiful pond!

I'm getting a start on it first thing in the morning. Can't wait to get all that nice dry stuff piled up and set on fire!

P.Services
10-20-2010, 07:52 PM
Chris I got a bad ass little project today that reminded me of your operation. I've got to dredge out about 200' of creek 20' wide and then dredge out a 30'x30' pond. Nothin huge but will give my little 50d a workout. I'm going to get a few mats to sit on and a new high capacity bucket for the mini. Planning to do it mid november.
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Dirtman2007
10-20-2010, 08:17 PM
Chris I got a bad ass little project today that reminded me of your operation. I've got to dredge out about 200' of creek 20' wide and then dredge out a 30'x30' pond. Nothin huge but will give my little 50d a workout. I'm going to get a few mats to sit on and a new high capacity bucket for the mini. Planning to do it mid november.
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Thats Awesome, be sure to take some pics for us!

I've got my fair share of mud swining to do this winter, atleast 10,000 yards so far!

Bleed Green
10-20-2010, 11:33 PM
Chris I got a bad ass little project today that reminded me of your operation. I've got to dredge out about 200' of creek 20' wide and then dredge out a 30'x30' pond. Nothin huge but will give my little 50d a workout. I'm going to get a few mats to sit on and a new high capacity bucket for the mini. Planning to do it mid november.
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sounds like some nice work. def get some pics and maybe even some video if you can of that 50D.

Dirtman2007
10-21-2010, 05:46 PM
Nice and foggy this morning

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02866.jpg

Started pushing up all the brush and limbs to a pile in the center so I can start digging stumps


http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02872.jpg


http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02874.jpg

Digging stumps

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02875.jpg




That should burn good!


http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02878.jpg

bighornjd
10-21-2010, 07:57 PM
Bet your glad to be spending some more time in that Volvo seat now eh? Haven't seen as much of it lately... Looks good! Since the weather will be getting colder now, I guess we won't be seeing much of you on any open machines.:laugh:

Dirtman2007
10-21-2010, 08:07 PM
Bet your glad to be spending some more time in that Volvo seat now eh? Haven't seen as much of it lately... Looks good! Since the weather will be getting colder now, I guess we won't be seeing much of you on any open machines.:laugh:

Yes! I have not ran the volvo much this summer, but this falls looking like I'm gonna spend a few hundred hours in it so thats good!

Oh we always have work to do with the open cab machines, just plan around the days tho haha

Bleed Green
10-21-2010, 09:46 PM
Looks like you will have a nice campfire coming up soon haha.

P.Services
10-21-2010, 11:13 PM
You need a bigger excavator.
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Dirtman2007
10-22-2010, 07:19 PM
You need a bigger excavator.
Posted via Mobile Device

No this one works and its paid for!


Pile keeps getting bigger when you add another days worth of clearing to it!

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02881.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02882.jpg

Bleed Green
10-22-2010, 10:06 PM
Chris I love that quote in your signature, where did you get that?

Gravel Rat
10-22-2010, 10:11 PM
Chris I love that quote in your signature, where did you get that?

There is bumper stickers out there that have that saying I have seen them around I think my brother had one stuck to one of his flatdeck trucks.

Bleed Green
10-22-2010, 10:13 PM
There is bumper stickers out there that have that saying I have seen them around I think my brother had one stuck to one of his flatdeck trucks.

Its very true and very sad. I have a feeling that its only going to become more and more true in the good ol USA with the current regime.

Dirtman2007
10-25-2010, 06:51 PM
Oh what a day it was


Lost a tooth this morning and could not find it to save my life, decided to get all new ones so I took all the old ones off


http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02885.jpg


Come to find out the dealer only had one new tooth so I had to buy new pins and put the old ones back on WTF!!!!!

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02889.jpg


Oh is that rain coming???

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02887.jpg

Fire time!!!

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02898.jpg


http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02900.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02901.jpg

flairland
10-25-2010, 06:55 PM
Lol, the tooth story is funny. And that's quite the fire you've got going there!!
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Bleed Green
10-25-2010, 07:32 PM
Love that, what a fire!

Dirtman2007
10-25-2010, 07:42 PM
Love that, what a fire!

I could only work next to it for about 10 minutes or the glass in the cab got so hot I couldn't even put my hand on it! thats with the A/C wide open!!

Bleed Green
10-25-2010, 07:44 PM
I would love to come down there and work with you guys. Your pics and video always look like such enjoyable times. I have always dreamed to learn and run heavy equip.

Dirtman2007
10-25-2010, 08:07 PM
I would love to come down there and work with you guys. Your pics and video always look like such enjoyable times. I have always dreamed to learn and run heavy equip.

The Pictures really don't do justice from your stand point, it does look fun from the pictures because I usually take pics of the cool, neat, and interesting stuff.

I just don't show all the other BS that comes along with the job haha


its not all fun and games all the time, but I'm not good at anything else so look what I'm doing :laugh:

KrayzKajun
10-26-2010, 12:22 PM
sweet pics! thts a big a$$ fire

hvy 1ton
10-27-2010, 03:21 PM
Look what i found, no more broken windows. Why get a 140, double down and get a 290.:laugh:

http://www.machinerytrader.com/listingsdetail/detail.aspx?OHID=6505382

203252

Dirtman2007
10-27-2010, 09:05 PM
Look what i found, no more broken windows. Why get a 140, double down and get a 290.:laugh:

http://www.machinerytrader.com/listingsdetail/detail.aspx?OHID=6505382

203252

Dang thats a cab aint it! You could stand up and stretch without getting out haha

riverwalklandscaping
10-27-2010, 10:07 PM
your next piece of equipment that you buy should be a firetruck lol

turtle
10-27-2010, 10:52 PM
That's one purty machine!

Gravel Rat
10-27-2010, 11:22 PM
That 290 Volvo is a small machine it is smaller than the 350 Hitachi Forester road builder the loggers use. Yes you can stand up right in a forester cab I'am 5'9" and I don't have to crouch.

The fire Chris had going is what you want nice and hot no smoke the enviromentalist like to see that so does the neighbours if there was any.

hvy 1ton
10-28-2010, 12:28 AM
That 290 Volvo is a small machine it is smaller than the 350 Hitachi Forester road builder the loggers use.

I guess that's why it has so few hours. It didn't have enough reach to clear all the brush out of the way of the 3 log load trees, so GR had to go ninja with a 260 24" bar.

nedly05
10-28-2010, 05:17 AM
I guess that's why it has so few hours. It didn't have enough reach to clear all the brush out of the way of the 3 log load trees, so GR had to go ninja with a 260 24" bar.

Bahahahaha, I'm pretty sure he uses an 880 with a 48" bar though!

Junior M
10-28-2010, 06:23 AM
Bahahahaha, I'm pretty sure he uses an 880 with a 48" bar though!
Shitt, he uses two of those at a time!

bighornjd
10-28-2010, 08:45 PM
That 290 Volvo is a small machine it is smaller than the 350 Hitachi Forester road builder the loggers use. Yes you can stand up right in a forester cab I'am 5'9" and I don't have to crouch.

The fire Chris had going is what you want nice and hot no smoke the enviromentalist like to see that so does the neighbours if there was any.

Environmentalists like to see trees burning huh? I'll keep that in mind next time I burn a brush pile. Maybe I'll invite a few over for beer and bambi burgers...:hammerhead:

Bleed Green
10-28-2010, 09:10 PM
Environmentalists like to see trees burning huh? I'll keep that in mind next time I burn a brush pile. Maybe I'll invite a few over for beer and bambi burgers...:hammerhead:

I can't wait till this burn ban is lifted so I can burn some brush and make a bonfire of my own.

Dirtman2007
10-28-2010, 09:25 PM
I can't wait till this burn ban is lifted so I can burn some brush and make a bonfire of my own.

I just remembered I never did go online and print off a burn permit for this fire haha. Whoops well its been almost a week I'm sure they see what I'm doing...

Dirtman2007
10-28-2010, 09:47 PM
Still pulling stumps all day everyday. I hate stumps now!


These things are huge and are taking forever to dug up with the tap roots so long.

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02902.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02905.jpg



Did some dental work this morning!

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02906.jpg


took me 10 solid minutes to get this thing to pop loose.
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02907.jpg



as you can tell it makes a 48" bucket look small

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02908.jpg

Gravel Rat
10-28-2010, 10:25 PM
Those stumps look like they have stringy roots that refuses to snap the stump wiggles but it doesn't matter how hard you pull there is one root hanging on for dear life :laugh:

bighornjd
10-29-2010, 07:36 AM
Still haven't gotten the glass fixed in that thing I see...:rolleyes:

eaglescout1993
10-31-2010, 12:58 PM
Still haven't gotten the glass fixed in that thing I see...:rolleyes:

one of these days he is going to get the glass fixed and then we wont have anything to bug him about.:laugh:

Dirtman2007
10-31-2010, 01:43 PM
one of these days he is going to get the glass fixed and then we wont have anything to bug him about.:laugh:

Just spent $800.00 bucks on new teeth, pins and filters... thats enough for this month! A new glass is like $400.00 too!

bighornjd
10-31-2010, 10:17 PM
Just concerned the glass could break more from the stresses of pulling on those stubborn stumps and fall out cutting up your unprotected flip-flop feet... safety first ya know :nono:

:laugh::laugh::laugh:

Dirtman2007
11-01-2010, 09:42 PM
Back to workie


todays adventure brings me back to a customer who has given me tons of work as I've pretty much done the grading on everything out here.
This dump truck has been rolling the last month! how'd we ever get by without it?!?

Adding screenings to a horse arena I built


http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02941.jpg


http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02942.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02943.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02945.jpg

cut a nice little swale to keep water from running down the hill

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02944.jpg

trenching in some downspout drains from the house

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02939.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02940.jpg


hauling in mulch for the banks

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02947.jpg

zabmasonry
11-01-2010, 10:08 PM
Chris,

Are you guy's making a similar profit on the dump per hour as your other machines?

In other words, is spending time doing your own trucking costing you increased profit running other machines?

Dirtman2007
11-01-2010, 10:14 PM
Chris,

Are you guy's making a similar profit on the dump per hour as your other machines?

In other words, is spending time doing your own trucking costing you increased profit running other machines?

It gets billed out just like hiring one, $75 a hour when she's rolling

zabmasonry
11-01-2010, 11:17 PM
right, and I figure that if your lucky your making half of that in profit, say 40 bucks an hour. is that what you are making running your other equipment, or would you be making more running something else. how does that effect your business planning

Dirtman2007
11-02-2010, 06:49 PM
Spreading mulch with the mini

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02948.jpg

don't look too bad to only use the yanmar

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02949.jpg


some nice topsoil for only 100 bucks a load

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02950.jpg


http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02951.jpg


topsoil down, swale matted and mulch down
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02952.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02953.jpg


put my new wide load signs on the ramps

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02954.jpg

zabmasonry
11-02-2010, 07:05 PM
100 bucks a load, thats frizzin insane we are running atleast 400 a load here,

Dirtman2007
11-02-2010, 07:16 PM
100 bucks a load, thats frizzin insane we are running atleast 400 a load here,

We get it from the brush landfill. People haul in brush and stumps, they sift through it, get all the brush and stumps out then screen the dirt and sell it. It is by far the best freaking dirt you have ever seen. and the price can be low as they are paid for it to arrive and paid for it to go!

JCLawn and more
11-02-2010, 07:32 PM
This thread is still going???!! wow, incredible work by the way. Love your dump truck.

bighornjd
11-02-2010, 07:45 PM
This thread is still going???!! wow, incredible work by the way. Love your dump truck.

This is the thread that never ends...







Well at least we hope it doesn't. Cause that would mean Chris is out of work and the rest of us poor souls don't have all these nice pics to look at. This is the first thread I come to when i log on to Lawnsite....

Keep em comin Dirtman :drinkup:

JCLawn and more
11-02-2010, 07:46 PM
This is the thread that never ends...







Well at least we hope it doesn't. Cause that would mean Chris is out of work and the rest of us poor souls don't have all these nice pics to look at. This is the first thread I come to when i log on to Lawnsite....

Keep em comin Dirtman :drinkup:
you need to find more work lol

eaglescout1993
11-02-2010, 07:52 PM
This is the first thread I come to when i log on to Lawnsite....

Keep em comin Dirtman :drinkup:

Same here like stayin up to date with this crazy sinking machines

Dirtman2007
11-02-2010, 07:59 PM
This thread is still going???!! wow, incredible work by the way. Love your dump truck.

still going???? that hurt hahaha




Thanks bighornjd! I try to keep up with whats going on

Bleed Green
11-02-2010, 10:34 PM
Are u not afraid that the mulch is going to run down the hill when it rains. I would have thought you would have used rock on a hillside.

Gravel Rat
11-02-2010, 10:38 PM
Any dirt from under stumps would be nice its been well composted. Cheap sour topsoil (screened swamp mud it grows weeds really well) would be 250 dollars a load good premium topsoil would be 630 dollars for a 14 yard load :laugh:

Dirtman2007
11-03-2010, 06:52 PM
Had a interesting little project today


Homeowner ran his foundation drains beyond the property line onto some community land causing a soft spot where they leached out underground.

I was hired to come in and trench down the property line and cut every one of his pipes in half. Then I ran a french drain down the line to allow any water that came out of the pipes to be cought and run to the street.

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02955.jpg

pipes cut

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02956.jpg

trench dug to the street

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02957.jpg

filled with gravel and sock pipe

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02959.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02960.jpg

done

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02965.jpg


my lucky numbers!

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02962.jpg


gotta love fall colors and a pretty truck haha

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02966.jpg

Junior M
11-03-2010, 06:56 PM
Damn, how did yall ever get by without that truck?!

Dirtman2007
11-03-2010, 07:10 PM
Damn, how did yall ever get by without that truck?!

we have said the same thing. Its been used everday this week so far and it well be used everyday next week as well. its gonna be nice as we are working 3 hrs from home next week to just load up everything we need and take it all in one trip VS spending two days moving things one at the time.

Gravel Rat
11-03-2010, 08:20 PM
If you have a machine bigger than a mini a tandem axle dump truck is a must the truck will pay for it self in no time.

Junior M
11-03-2010, 08:38 PM
Has it gotten cold up there yet, Chris?

Dirtman2007
11-03-2010, 09:08 PM
Has it gotten cold up there yet, Chris?

YES I finally had to cut the heat on in the house this morning... its was 65 inside burr.


Its was 85 last thursday gonna be in the low 50's tomorrow wtf!!

Junior M
11-03-2010, 09:22 PM
YES I finally had to cut the heat on in the house this morning... its was 65 inside burr.


Its was 85 last thursday gonna be in the low 50's tomorrow wtf!!
Same here! I was just makin sure SC wasnt going insane or something.. :laugh:

zabmasonry
11-03-2010, 09:24 PM
quit your moaning about the weather, you've got it pretty damn good in comparison to lots of other places.

Gravel Rat
11-03-2010, 10:00 PM
Your complaining about low 50s farenheit that is about 10 celcius that isn't cold :laugh:

Last week when I walked into my office at 5:25 am it was 12 celcius 53 farenheit had to turn the heat on too cold that time in the morning.

Jimmyed
11-03-2010, 10:51 PM
Your complaining about low 50s farenheit that is about 10 celcius that isn't cold :laugh:

Last week when I walked into my office at 5:25 am it was 12 celcius 53 farenheit had to turn the heat on too cold that time in the morning.

It was 46F in my bedroom this morning... We didn't complain. Good sleeping weather is finally here... F the furnace...

farmer1157
11-04-2010, 12:46 AM
How are you putting that pipe into the curb, looks good.

JCLawn and more
11-04-2010, 08:28 AM
I think it would be a blast to work for you, but seeing your pics it would be more like watching you work lol

Dirtman2007
11-04-2010, 07:27 PM
Finally back to the clearing job today. Still pretty easy to get a fire started once I dug down and found some hot coals.

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02972.jpg


fueling up before the rain

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02973.jpg


One big pine stump!

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02976.jpg

JCLawn and more
11-04-2010, 08:58 PM
didn't you buy your first house this past year or something? That rings in the back of my mind when I see all this nice equipment. You have enough money in equipment in your second pic for a super nice house. I know you got way more equipment than that too

Dirtman2007
11-04-2010, 10:50 PM
didn't you buy your first house this past year or something? That rings in the back of my mind when I see all this nice equipment. You have enough money in equipment in your second pic for a super nice house. I know you got way more equipment than that too

yeah back in May I finally moved out of my parents and got my own house.

Now I get to go to work everyday to pay for it!

JCLawn and more
11-05-2010, 06:34 AM
so this is all your own equipment, right? If so the house would be the minor payment lol

nikolai
11-05-2010, 07:02 AM
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Giles_uk
11-06-2010, 09:43 AM
you've got the plant and the house now all you need is a mrs and a kid hahaha

we've got about 20 bits of plant from 1.5 ton to 16 ton, dumpers, tractors, back hoe dozers etc

i had loads of money till i met my mrs and had a kid now im skint all the time haha

J. Peterson Grading
11-06-2010, 11:18 AM
I guess I thought you were just thinking about buying a dump truck.

Looks nice. How long have you had it now? I have been thinking about getting a tandem, but I want one with lower sides so my skids can load it.

J.

Dirtman2007
11-06-2010, 03:37 PM
I guess I thought you were just thinking about buying a dump truck.

Looks nice. How long have you had it now? I have been thinking about getting a tandem, but I want one with lower sides so my skids can load it.

J.

I like it so far, I don't really drive it much as I'm always running the job or on equipment. Its really a convience factor, being able to move your own equipment when and where you want too. The skid steer with load the truck, just not the first choice on loading but it will get it down. tends to be more one sided!

JCLawn and more
11-06-2010, 06:12 PM
I like it so far, I don't really drive it much as I'm always running the job or on equipment. Its really a convience factor, being able to move your own equipment when and where you want too. The skid steer with load the truck, just not the first choice on loading but it will get it down. tends to be more one sided!

New Holland or John Deere skid steers would load your truck better if your skid steer has a hard time reaching. My dad could never buy a bob cat for his farm for that reason, they would never reach the mixer.

Nelson M Martin
11-06-2010, 09:09 PM
I like it so far, I don't really drive it much as I'm always running the job or on equipment. Its really a convience factor, being able to move your own equipment when and where you want too. The skid steer with load the truck, just not the first choice on loading but it will get it down. tends to be more one sided!

the ultimate answer for truck loading
http://www.horstwelding.com/highdump.php

Bleed Green
11-06-2010, 09:37 PM
the ultimate answer for truck loading
http://www.horstwelding.com/highdump.php

I was waiting to see some kind of telehandler machine.

Dirtman2007
11-06-2010, 09:44 PM
the ultimate answer for truck loading
http://www.horstwelding.com/highdump.php

haha No its called a Trackhoe!!

Scag48
11-07-2010, 12:37 AM
You know what you do when you can't reach into a truck with a skid steer? You build a ramp, not buy another machine.

Gravel Rat
11-07-2010, 01:12 AM
It doesn't take much to build yourself a ramp out of dirt, or find a bank or slight hill you can get the side of the truck against.

bobcat_ron
11-07-2010, 09:09 AM
the ultimate answer for truck loading
http://www.horstwelding.com/highdump.php

My customer has on on his M Series:
http://i1026.photobucket.com/albums/y325/bigbrotheriswatching_2010/04308f5e.jpg

Dirtman2007
11-07-2010, 09:41 AM
Making good progress at the stump job.

Down to about a acre of clearing left.

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02977.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02979.jpg

Just have to rough grade it when I'm done and build a acre pond in the corner.

david bailey
11-07-2010, 06:59 PM
where was that jobsite? In raleigh?

david bailey
11-07-2010, 07:16 PM
the picture with your dump truck and loaded trailer looks like Falls River. I think I used that lot to get access to a pool jobsite.

mulch will hold a bank pretty well if it's mulch and not just shredded pallets
I buy a bunch of that mulch from rowlands but some folks don't like the topsoil much.

Dirtman2007
11-09-2010, 09:01 PM
doing some out of town work and hotel living this week

got the dump truck all decaled up

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02989.jpg


fixing a retaining wall


wall was dried stacked with 2x4's as post. drove in some 4x4's and bolted them into the wall to straighten it up


http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02983.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02982.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02981.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02987.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02998.jpg

putting in a new overflow
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02984.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02990.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02992.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02993.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02996.jpg

digging the sediment out of the head of the pond

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02988.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC02997.jpg

Dirtman2007
11-11-2010, 08:22 PM
Been really busy working out of town! finally home


did another overflow in a pond in the ghetto...

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started another pond head section dredge out

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unloading mud mats

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what a view haha

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loaded it all into the skid steer bucket

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done

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50 yards of mud

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all loaded up

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looked at this job coming home

spillway washed out and needs to be regraded and stoned

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then did another job on the way home!


extending a pipe



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mrusk
11-11-2010, 08:44 PM
How do you guys get all these nice one to today jobs. It seems like you guys do 50+ jobs a year.

Dirtman2007
11-11-2010, 08:59 PM
How do you guys get all these nice one to today jobs. It seems like you guys do 50+ jobs a year.


We do a lot of one/ two day jobs. in and out to the next. I guess its because we've been around so long and everyone knows to call us. Never had a job we couldn't do to this day.

bighornjd
11-11-2010, 10:09 PM
Get in, get out, get paid. The name of the game. :)

JCLawn and more
11-11-2010, 11:05 PM
looked like you had a hoe up a creek with out a paddle lol

Bleed Green
11-11-2010, 11:22 PM
Work looks really nice Chris. You must have worked pretty quickly to get to all that in one day with the sun going down by around 500 or so now.
Are you gonna have to pull all the old stone out on the one job you looked at and then re-rock it i guess?

Dirtman2007
11-12-2010, 08:07 PM
Work looks really nice Chris. You must have worked pretty quickly to get to all that in one day with the sun going down by around 500 or so now.
Are you gonna have to pull all the old stone out on the one job you looked at and then re-rock it i guess?

Yeah we worked sun up to sun down!

On the spillway job we are taking all the rock out and making it wider. its about 80' wide at the top and 20' bottom. This caused the water to really condense and move fast causing all the rock to move.


But whats funny is we built this spillway 2 years ago to the engineers specs. After 5 times we told him this was not going to work we just did as he asked.

Guess what... we get to rebuild it our way! and the second time wont be any cheaper!

Dirtman2007
11-12-2010, 08:09 PM
Back to the stump job today with my intern ranger230man running the dozer!

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pushing the big stump
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david bailey
11-14-2010, 11:13 AM
thats all fun work! What size is your trackhoe? I'm figuring thats a 20 ton trailer 30 ft long.

LoweJ82
11-15-2010, 01:51 AM
read every single post from beggining wow 349 pages!

You do so great work and have an awsome job man.

Giles_uk
11-15-2010, 03:38 AM
It's around 21 tons if it's the same as the uk ones, how's the intern holding up Chris?

Our young lad when he's working with me is never off his phone or Facebook, saves on fuel but also work haha
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Dirtman2007
11-15-2010, 06:24 PM
read every single post from beggining wow 349 pages!

You do so great work and have an awsome job man.

Thanks man! I looked through about 100 pages a few weeks back and forgot about half the jobs I have done haha


Todays little dredging job.

took about 50 yards out of the head of a pond


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loading it into the skid steer bucket


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getting done

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david bailey
11-15-2010, 09:04 PM
man thats fun work. sitting on a machine playing all day and getting paid too!

Gravel Rat
11-15-2010, 09:09 PM
man thats fun work. sitting on a machine playing all day and getting paid too!


Be a excavator operator and sit on a machine all day it isn't a easy job your mind never turns off you are always thinking and plan ahead. It is mentally tiring not physically tiring.

Keep in mind what Chris is doing isn't easy work he is spending the customers money if he doesn't do things right it costs his family money and the customer.

Dirtman2007
11-15-2010, 09:31 PM
Be a excavator operator and sit on a machine all day it isn't a easy job your mind never turns off you are always thinking and plan ahead. It is mentally tiring not physically tiring.

Keep in mind what Chris is doing isn't easy work he is spending the customers money if he doesn't do things right it costs his family money and the customer.

For once I'm actually going to agree with you on this

Running a machine all day is by far the most mentally tiring thing to me. for instance, this big clearing job I'm on. Digging up 30" trees that take 10+ minutes per stump just mentally drains you as your forcused on whats going on all the time. Honstly I'm more tired after running a machine than doing basic labor.

david bailey
11-15-2010, 09:36 PM
yeah I get tired too when I've sat on my tractor or in my loader for a while but it's still fun work. It beats the hell out of working in an office. hell I used to drive tractor trailers and it got real tiring too but making a good back with a big trailer in a tight spot was rewarding. Just like popping a stump or pushing dirt or just driving the dump truck. it's all good and it's all fun

Giles_uk
11-16-2010, 03:46 AM
Utility work is bt far the worst, trenching in the road trying to avoid gas water electric telecoms cable sewers like a ticking time bomb on potential disaster

Or working in a narrow trench laying pipe with guys in there one bad move of the wrist and you kill them
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93turbo
11-16-2010, 12:25 PM
Utility work is bt far the worst, trenching in the road trying to avoid gas water electric telecoms cable sewers like a ticking time bomb on potential disaster

Or working in a narrow trench laying pipe with guys in there one bad move of the wrist and you kill them
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Gotta agree with you on this and if your running grade working around utilitys or buildings being constantly alert can drain you big time. I much prefer clearing if I want an easy day its not like theres anything to think about I know what needs done and how to do it I just crank up the tunes and switch over to auto pilot and I away I go:weightlifter:

Junior M
11-16-2010, 04:27 PM
And its that one second that you lose concentration working around buildings/utilities that you break something or worse..

Ozz
11-16-2010, 04:41 PM
I don't like running equipment much at all...:dizzy:

But I do it.

But seriously, I don't like utilities at all.

Junior M
11-16-2010, 04:43 PM
I don't like running equipment much at all...:dizzy:

But I do it.

But seriously, I don't like utilities at all.
I'd much rather run an excavator than a loader or skidsteer.. But thats just me.

But when I do have to run a skidsteer or loader, I hate working around things..

Gravel Rat
11-16-2010, 05:08 PM
I worked on a jobsite with a utility crew installing water mains they were really picky who would work with them, the crew they had worked well together the guy operating the backhoe was one of the best guys I have seen.

Sitting with one of my contractor friends at lunch time the couple days ago he has been working on a job where it is litterally a cliff hanger he said its been a tough job. Like he said he was mentally exhausted one wrong move and him and the machine slip over the edge which is a 30 foot drop to the road below. He would go home and have bad dreams that night of sliding over the edge.

When you have to scrape the over burden off to expose the rock for the house foundation you have to start at the forward edge and work your way back. Once you scrape the overburden off steel tracks will slide on the bald rock like stepping on a banana peal, it is very very slippery the machine turns into a tobogan.

I watched another contractor do a simillar job 2 weeks ago if he slipped over the edge the machine would fall into 40 feet of water you would have a h*ll of a time trying to get out of the machine before you drown. He was doing the right thing and leaving the dirt for the machine to sit on and work his way back very slowly making everything was scraped off before he moved back.

I do have agree doing utility work is the worst I spent many years working as a ditch b*tch installing water lines etc. You have to know the operator your working with, the one operator I worked with liked quickly dumping a bucket of bedding sand on your feet with the mini :laugh:

Dirtman2007
11-16-2010, 05:55 PM
Finally made it to the far back of the property where the pond is going.

Good because its a freaking swamp back here

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these stumps are huge! this pine is atleast 4' across

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curtisfarmer
11-16-2010, 06:28 PM
Chris, is that an Eastern White Pine?? Just curious as to what species you have down there that freakin big. EWP is our lragest pine species up here in NH.

curtisfarmer
11-16-2010, 06:29 PM
BTW, I cruise your vids once in awhile....your are the Dirtman!!!:weightlifter::weightlifter::weightlifter::waving:

Jim385
11-16-2010, 07:07 PM
guess its a good thing it's the back of the job and not the front that is a swamp. Hope ya got your mats with you Chris

Dirtman2007
11-16-2010, 07:08 PM
Chris, is that an Eastern White Pine?? Just curious as to what species you have down there that freakin big. EWP is our lragest pine species up here in NH.

I've always called them pines, but I'm pretty sure the tech name is loblolly pine. Also called the southern Yellow pine. There's also alot of fat lighter stumps (real old pine stumps) that are rotted off to under the surface but still are 5' in the gound. Those are so flamable you can yank one out of the ground, lay a match on it and it will burn like a car tire!

wonderfull for keeping a fire going!


Thanks for watching on youtube, should reach about 10 millions views by the months end:weightlifter::weightlifter: