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Heavyduty1
11-16-2010, 09:59 PM
Ya'll lookin for work? You might already know about the storm water project located between you and the coast. If not, give me a email so I can forward some info. :drinkup:

riverwalklandscaping
11-16-2010, 10:43 PM
read every single post from beggining wow 349 pages!

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

a lot less clicking if you just set it so more than 10 posts per page show up...

this is page 88 for me

knox gsl
11-16-2010, 11:04 PM
Chris, have you got to the point where youtube will send you a check for your videos yet? Its funny that I've seen several of them awhile back about the same time I started coming on here reading this thread but just recently put the 2 together.

Dirtman2007
11-16-2010, 11:21 PM
Chris, have you got to the point where youtube will send you a check for your videos yet? Its funny that I've seen several of them awhile back about the same time I started coming on here reading this thread but just recently put the 2 together.

Yeah I get paid and I'm doing pretty well on youtube at the moment!

thanks for watching

Jelinek61
11-17-2010, 10:18 PM
How much money can you really make on YouTube? And whats the number of views before they start advertising on your videos?

Dirtman2007
11-17-2010, 10:49 PM
How much money can you really make on YouTube? And whats the number of views before they start advertising on your videos?

I made my house payment and truck payment off last months youtube check.

I know some people making 10 grand a month

talus
11-17-2010, 11:13 PM
Thats awsome. Like getting paid twice for the same thing.:clapping: I don't want video proof of the stupid crap I do all day:laugh:

fastcat
11-17-2010, 11:47 PM
im gona start videoing everthing i do.

Junior M
11-18-2010, 06:54 AM
Thats awsome. Like getting paid twice for the same thing.:clapping: I don't want video proof of the stupid crap I do all day:laugh:
and we damn sure dont wanna watch it. :laugh: :waving:

Jelinek61
11-18-2010, 12:30 PM
I made my house payment and truck payment off last months youtube check.

I know some people making 10 grand a month

Thats awesome man, do they contact you after you reach a certain number of views and offer to start paying then?

meets1
11-18-2010, 02:08 PM
I am iinterested in this you tube thing. I watch some here there - but getting paid - what the heck. Good for you to get some money out of the deal.

Don't know much about it but how do they make there money to pay you your money? Contract with you, post X amount - just tell me.

Gravel Rat
11-18-2010, 05:16 PM
Youtube makes thousands of dollars in advertising these guys that are YT partners are mules just like a drug dealer. You look at Davidsfarm he used to make thousands of dollars a month

knox gsl
11-18-2010, 05:37 PM
I love David's farm.

bobcat_ron
11-18-2010, 05:45 PM
I love David's farm.

I don't, he's a pedophile, and I hate peds.

Gravel Rat
11-18-2010, 05:50 PM
I love David's farm.

He is a pervert he likes playing with young boys etc the guy is sick in the head. He says he is cured but you watch his videos he does stuff that makes you think this guy isn't all there.

The only videos I watch of his is when he is doing something educational like repairing a fridge or explaining how something works.

If your into trucks etc look up pissonjapscrap he has some interesting videos, 1puglife isn't too bad either.

knox gsl
11-18-2010, 05:51 PM
I don't, he's a pedophile, and I hate peds.

Now that I think about it, I do think you may have a point, some of those girls look a little young to be hanging out with him. It is good to know there are a few rednecks in other countrys though.

Gravel Rat
11-18-2010, 06:14 PM
Now that I think about it, I do think you may have a point, some of those girls look a little young to be hanging out with him. It is good to know there are a few rednecks in other countrys though.

There is one girl that is too scared to show her face on YT because of Dave's Farm. Redneck Rickem is just as much as a fruitcake as Dave is.

Dirtman2007
11-18-2010, 06:44 PM
Thats awesome man, do they contact you after you reach a certain number of views and offer to start paying then?

If your really popular they will contact you. I had to apply for the partnership, didn't get it the first time around but kepts growing and wala here I am now after I got accepted a few months later. Now I average between 20-30,000 views a day on my stuff. not far from a million a month sometimes.

riverwalklandscaping
11-18-2010, 07:39 PM
Is the partnership thing you are talking about just the Google Adsense thing? I have a video on youtube that has been getting viewed a bit and I logged in one day and it told me to apply for revenue sharing and I did and I signed up but I my adsense account always says no activity. I read something stating they pay from 1/3 to 1 cent per view but I don't know if they mean per view of the video or per view of the add or per click of the add or what. Did it take you a while after u signed up to see activity on your account?

Dirtman2007
11-18-2010, 07:54 PM
Almost finished the clearing today, just a few more stumps in the morning and then time to rake it all over!

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC03048.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC03049.jpg

bobcat_ron
11-18-2010, 09:27 PM
Is the partnership thing you are talking about just the Google Adsense thing? I have a video on youtube that has been getting viewed a bit and I logged in one day and it told me to apply for revenue sharing and I did and I signed up but I my adsense account always says no activity. I read something stating they pay from 1/3 to 1 cent per view but I don't know if they mean per view of the video or per view of the add or per click of the add or what. Did it take you a while after u signed up to see activity on your account?

You video might not be Revenue Shared Enabled, check your video information, the section where you can edit the details, as well as it will show up in the left side bar as "revenue share videos".

I'm not making nearly as much prior to March 31, but it's still chump change.

riverwalklandscaping
11-18-2010, 09:37 PM
I click on both your ads and dirtmans lol

Dirtman2007
11-18-2010, 09:42 PM
I click on both your ads and dirtmans lol

Thanks I'll buy you a beer if you swing by haha

Krafty
11-18-2010, 11:54 PM
So how many clicks do I need to get a beer cuz im pretty sure you owe me a 30 case!! lol That stump job is looking good, did it dry out any?? I wish we had some moisture up here it is gettin bad.

icex
11-19-2010, 12:02 AM
Nice work Chris.

Giles_uk
11-19-2010, 02:20 PM
chris what camera do you use for videos and pics just a compact or two seperate ones, you gone hd yet? i use my iphone4 just because its always with me but not in your league haha.

great vids and pictures.

Dirtman2007
11-19-2010, 06:41 PM
chris what camera do you use for videos and pics just a compact or two seperate ones, you gone hd yet? i use my iphone4 just because its always with me but not in your league haha.

great vids and pictures.

I've got a sony cyber shot 12.1 mega pixel one. Its just a cheap 100 dollar camera I picked up to use. I got through about a camera a year so I dont get anything to expensive.

I put it down infront of a train today just to see what it looked like.

the result!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_qDUrnPUhKo&feature=email&email=comment_received

jimmyjack
11-19-2010, 07:49 PM
that was sweet!!!!!:drinkup::drinkup:

earthmover
11-19-2010, 08:15 PM
That was awesome!:clapping:

wanabe
11-19-2010, 09:52 PM
Chris the Foamer! LOL

Jelinek61
11-21-2010, 05:36 PM
Haha, sweet video. Your lucky the camera didnt jump up a little higher.

Dirtman2007
11-21-2010, 06:47 PM
Yeah I had a quick thought to put a rock behind the camera to keep it from falling over, which it would have.

few more pics from last week


digging a ditch do the side of the road

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC03054.jpg

ranger230man raking sticks
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC03056.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC03057.jpg


the last of the burn pile

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC03058.jpg

Junior M
11-21-2010, 08:42 PM
whats the ditch for?

Dirtman2007
11-21-2010, 09:40 PM
whats the ditch for?

The ditch is to carry all the run off water from the highway, that otherwise ran all over the property, all the way down one side and then dump out into a ditch beside the rail road.

John_DeereGreen
11-21-2010, 09:43 PM
Finally made it through this thread...you're one hell of an operator!

You and your uncle have a great business going!!

Danny Boy
11-21-2010, 09:54 PM
Thats one of those times when a clean-up/dicthing bucket and dig it from the side would have made for a neater trench, no doubt you will make is look good though:)

Dirtman2007
11-21-2010, 10:04 PM
Thats one of those times when a clean-up/dicthing bucket and dig it from the side would have made for a neater trench, no doubt you will make is look good though:)

I have a different style of ditching, I dig a straight ditch like this at my grades. then I get on the sides and swale it out nice and pretty. Maybe its just me but I can't hold a grade if I can't see down the trench. Then take the dozer and make that mofo look good!

I forgot to take a pic of it done, it looks alot better.

Giles_uk
11-22-2010, 06:31 AM
we have big 6 foot ditching buckets but never trench from the side allways pulling towards the machine, like chis says so much easier holding grade and line when you can lok down your line, we bought one of these for a specific job rd sports ground, but in the heavier ground we have to go through with a narrow toothed bucket, but i know you dont like changing buckets chris haha, we have quick hitches also so no hassle to change buckets.

like this one of the web
http://www.digbits.co.uk/images/buckets/v-ditcher3.jpg

read an interesting article in this months earthmovers magazine a contractor swale draining along new motorways(freeways ;)) had an especially made bucket like the v but much shallower that formed the swale in the stone subbase then another machine with a excavator mounted hydraulic compactor on it but the plate was the same shape as the bucket but solid lump of metal, looked a great setup.

Dirtman2007
11-22-2010, 07:16 PM
I got sent to another project today, dredging out a silt pond that failed the fall inspection.

i'm digging all the mud out, placing it behind the dam then hydro seeding it.


http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC03068.jpg


Look I'm using silt fence:laugh:

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC03069.jpg

engineer said 18"... more like 4':dizzy:

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC03070.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC03072.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC03073.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC03074.jpg

pulling the 4" cap off the valve

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC03075.jpg

building a berm to keep the mud from running down in the woods

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC03076.jpg


and I left today with a drive motor steaming hot, and smoking........ not fun pulling yourself out of a pond on one working track. I think some gears messed up or something. Gonna pull the cover off the motor in the morning and look. oh joy....

bighornjd
11-22-2010, 07:26 PM
Sounds expensive, should have traded it for another Volvo sooner...:laugh:

Looking good as usual.:usflag:

david bailey
11-22-2010, 07:31 PM
do you like Daewoo? I see some of those on various jobsites.

hvy 1ton
11-22-2010, 07:39 PM
and I left today with a drive motor steaming hot, and smoking........ not fun pulling yourself out of a pond on one working track. I think some gears messed up or something. Gonna pull the cover off the motor in the morning and look. oh joy....
Didn't one of the finals blow up on the Daewoo last year, maybe year before? I remember seeing some pics of a grenaded final at some point. Hopefully the other drive motor isn't damaged from the exercise. It's not like you could have left it down there though.

Dirtman2007
11-22-2010, 09:29 PM
Didn't one of the finals blow up on the Daewoo last year, maybe year before? I remember seeing some pics of a grenaded final at some point. Hopefully the other drive motor isn't damaged from the exercise. It's not like you could have left it down there though.

Its the same motor I had rebuilt in Feb. hopefully it had a year warranty on it. I'll have to call them in the morning and see... might be good time to demo a new machine:waving::waving:

tailboardtech
11-22-2010, 11:48 PM
hopefully they don't look on here and see what u do with them :laugh: all though twin Volvo's would look good

Dirtman2007
11-23-2010, 07:58 PM
Took the cover off the drive motor today and a gush of metal and oil came out. Turns out a bearing broke inside the motor can cause a complete cluster in all the gears.

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC03077.jpg

never a good sign

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC03078.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC03079.jpg

not pretty....

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC03081.jpg


so with a machine down I had to go get another one.

Using a old 120 hitachi with 7K hrs on it.....

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC03082.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC03083.jpg

trying to make the best with a machine half of what I had..
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC03085.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC03086.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC03087.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC03089.jpg

bottom graded

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC03090.jpg
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC03092.jpg

finishing up

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC03093.jpg

nothing like a mud mat as a curb saver

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC03094.jpg

Dirtman2007
11-23-2010, 09:56 PM
here's a video of the little hitachi in action.

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


Once I get the daewoo back going, I forsee it going bye bye... already have a 130 linkbelt lined up to demo for a week :)

93turbo
11-23-2010, 10:55 PM
Chris could you have used the dozer to push that slop over and bailed with the big X? Also I bet you liked being able 2 go pick up that X with out having to call and wait on a lowboy

Dirtman2007
11-24-2010, 04:53 PM
Chris could you have used the dozer to push that slop over and bailed with the big X? Also I bet you liked being able 2 go pick up that X with out having to call and wait on a lowboy

I could have but the mud was too deep to start with to get a dozer in. It was just not worth pulling it off a job 100 miles away to move 600 yards of mud. I'm planning on getting a 30K LBS machine oneday, alteast this was practice on loading one haha.

Giles_uk
11-24-2010, 05:11 PM
did you hire that 120 or borrow of a friend etc? love your truck and trailer rig so handy to just be able to go grab a machine without needing to get a low loader etc.

never heard of linkbelt over here, you not fancy another volvo the ecr145c is getting popular over here with reduced tail swing and the blade. but for you maybe the E140 or E160 or E180 whats the max you can carry on the trailer? think the e180 is about 19tons.

good job as always, the deawoo insured? ;) haha

also do you have to fence of the slop stop anyone going in it and getting stuck etc?

Dirtman2007
11-24-2010, 06:08 PM
did you hire that 120 or borrow of a friend etc? love your truck and trailer rig so handy to just be able to go grab a machine without needing to get a low loader etc.

never heard of linkbelt over here, you not fancy another volvo the ecr145c is getting popular over here with reduced tail swing and the blade. but for you maybe the E140 or E160 or E180 whats the max you can carry on the trailer? think the e180 is about 19tons.

good job as always, the deawoo insured? ;) haha

also do you have to fence of the slop stop anyone going in it and getting stuck etc?

The hitachi is actually the fellow we are doing the job for machine.... He bidded on the job, didn't know how to do it, won it, and got us to do it :drinkup:
I guess its bad I ended up finishing his job with his machine lol

I'd love to get a volvo 140!

Nope we don't fence off anything, it some fool falls in the mud thats their problem for being a dumbass.

Giles_uk
11-24-2010, 06:28 PM
wish it was that way over here, if someone breaks into one of our sites then falls in a non fenced trench then we'd be liable, more than likely wed just concrete over them though haha

ive run a 140 that we hired in, demo spec with fops cage and about 4 hydraulic services and all ram guarding etc was a great machine. the 360c is a very popular machine over here, class leading infact. i was on the volvo stand at a mining show near our yard this year had some lovely bits.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4101/4764705657_d777cd1d79_b.jpg

do you get the flat front volvo lorries over there?

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4093/4764705465_b0cfde56c6_b.jpg

Dirtman2007
11-24-2010, 06:50 PM
Nope we don't have any of those funny looking flat front end trucks here! we have wide open roads and love our big KW's!!

93turbo
11-24-2010, 09:34 PM
I could have but the mud was too deep to start with to get a dozer in. It was just not worth pulling it off a job 100 miles away to move 600 yards of mud. I'm planning on getting a 30K LBS machine oneday, alteast this was practice on loading one haha.

Thats what I was wondering if the mud was to thick to begin with. I also understand it not being available lol

RedRebel
11-25-2010, 11:47 AM
Linkbelt trackhoes are first class machines...

CSLC
11-25-2010, 12:53 PM
Man Chris....You are lucky!!! That silt fence is deff way beyond its capacity. Our DEC guys would have been on our ass in matter of hours if they something like that!!! :nono:

Dirtman2007
11-25-2010, 01:51 PM
Man Chris....You are lucky!!! That silt fence is deff way beyond its capacity. Our DEC guys would have been on our ass in matter of hours if they something like that!!! :nono:

My erosion control guy came out and said everything looked fine to him, he just wanted me to shut the valve on the pond so no sediment ran out if it rained

Dirtman2007
11-25-2010, 02:17 PM
Here's a couple pics of a pc600 on a sewer line job down the road I figured I'd share

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/Random%20Construction/DSC03097.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/Random%20Construction/DSC03098.jpg

bobcatexc
11-26-2010, 02:03 PM
Chris got any pics of what that is in front of that 600. Looks like an old JD paddle wheel thats been turned into something.

Dirtman2007
11-26-2010, 02:30 PM
Chris got any pics of what that is in front of that 600. Looks like an old JD paddle wheel thats been turned into something.

its one of those old pull scraper pans that they have turned into a pull behind rock box. if you check ouy ony videos you can see it better.

Dirtman2007
11-29-2010, 08:11 PM
installed a new 18" overflow in a pond today.

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC03100.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC03101.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC03102.jpg


then doing a little spillway redo.

previous home owner thought it was a good Idea to fill in the spillway in the driveway and put in two pissy 12" pipes to carry a rivers worth of water.

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC03103.jpg

needless to say it caused the water to run around the other side of the dam near the house

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC03104.jpg


so I dug one side out and added to the other

I think I can I think i can

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC03105.jpg

helping with the takkie

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC03106.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC03108.jpg

I love my truck

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC03109.jpg

done

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC03110.jpg

bighornjd
11-29-2010, 08:22 PM
That is a nice @ss truck and by the pics it is obviously has been earning its keep. I like those T800s. I run one on the weekends for a buddy pulling a milk tanker. Almost as classy as a W900 and turns a he11 of a lot shorter. :laugh:

david bailey
11-29-2010, 09:33 PM
will the tak mini ex load your dump truck from flat ground? it looks like you built up a pedestal to help load.

Dirtman2007
11-29-2010, 09:50 PM
will the tak mini ex load your dump truck from flat ground? it looks like you built up a pedestal to help load.

Its better to load the truck if your are sitting on a bench but I've loaded a many of loads from flat ground.

93turbo
11-29-2010, 10:10 PM
Looks like you you did a little utility relocating LOL

Dirtman2007
11-29-2010, 11:08 PM
Looks like you you did a little utility relocating LOL

I was waiting for someone to notice that! I'm smart I had the phone company come out before hand and throw me a 400' long temp line around where I was working so I wouldn't have to dig around it! Plus I would have dug it up when I graded the spillway down.

93turbo
11-30-2010, 12:28 AM
good call lol

Dirtman2007
12-01-2010, 05:50 PM
graded out some mud from the dredging

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC03111.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC03112.jpg

ran to the rail road real quick and stole some cross ties :rolleyes:

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC03113.jpg



put in a row of ties to keep the stone from washing away when the water flows through it.

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC03114.jpg


back to the stump job, mostly graded out.

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC03116.jpg


my ditch that everyone said looked so bad finished lol

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC03115.jpg


spreading out the ashes

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC03117.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC03119.jpg

SIWEL
12-01-2010, 06:35 PM
I love your truck, I can't say it enough. Any word on the small volvo you were looking at?

Dirtman2007
12-03-2010, 07:19 PM
Started on the pond today

dropping trees
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/002.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/003.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/004.jpg

digging down to get a big sump hole so we can keep all the ground water pumped out

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/005.jpg

I ran this machine for a solid month and kept it clean out here, bossman get on it for a day and this it what it looks like....


http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/IMG00163-20101203-1511.jpg



got the daewoo torn apart and motor sent off to be repaired

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/007.jpg

bighornjd
12-03-2010, 09:03 PM
So when it gets fixed, is it going to be sent down the road and have a smaller Volvo take it's place? :rolleyes:

Dirtman2007
12-03-2010, 09:48 PM
So when it gets fixed, is it going to be sent down the road and have a smaller Volvo take it's place? :rolleyes:

We are going to keep it for now and maybe trade it off in the spring if works dies down. Until then its worth more to use to use it on a big dredging job over the winter as a standby machine

Dirtman2007
12-04-2010, 06:33 PM
Well it snowed today. I don't remember the last time its ever snowed in DEC. here. Let alone janurary.... it was in the 70's week before last

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs739.snc4/63962_1706721464874_1143177625_31917349_5559333_n.jpg

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs433.snc4/47610_1706717544776_1143177625_31917340_6874749_n.jpg

hvy 1ton
12-04-2010, 06:39 PM
Well it snowed today. I don't remember the last time its ever snowed in DEC. here. Let alone janurary.... it was in the 70's week before last

And it still hasn't snowed here.:dizzy:

Bleed Green
12-04-2010, 09:47 PM
Central Indiana got several inches of snow but we didn't get any here in Evansville. I am actually kinda ready for some snow this year for some reason.

Jimmyed
12-04-2010, 11:09 PM
Central Indiana got several inches of snow but we didn't get any here in Evansville. I am actually kinda ready for some snow this year for some reason.

Got 5-6" just south of indy....

Ozz
12-04-2010, 11:15 PM
Got 5-6" just south of indy....

Got 3-4 here outside Louisville. White sh!it drifted agaisnt my shop door and I couldn't get my trailer out.

Gravel Rat
12-05-2010, 12:57 AM
You guys can keep the Sh** No One Wants :laugh:

farmerknowsbest
12-05-2010, 12:23 PM
You guys can keep the Sh** No One Wants :laugh:

Speak for yourself. I want to get several thousand miles on my skidoo this year!

Still no snow here yet but getting a few flurries everyday. Won't be long now.

Warren

tmf lawn care
12-05-2010, 08:13 PM
nothing here in jersey yet but want some now

Dirtman2007
12-06-2010, 08:41 PM
back to work nice and cold...


Started doing some military work for Fort Bragg.

Building a pad for some sort and shooting range they are going to be building.


http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC03153.jpg


http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC03154.jpg


the building will be built out of 150 of these bullet absorbing blocks?

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC03155.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC03156.jpg


wish this was in my yard!

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC03157.jpg


roller arrives

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC03161.jpg


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Junior M
12-06-2010, 09:18 PM
I bet its hell getting on base...

Gravel Rat
12-06-2010, 09:27 PM
I bet its hell getting on base...

Chris will probably get thrown out of the army base for taking a tank for a burn around the base :laugh:

I would imagine it would be tough to get access they would want to check you out for sure, drop your pants
sir and touch your toes :nono:

Krafty
12-06-2010, 09:30 PM
Defense work it great!!! Can be a chore to get on base sometimes but man do I love the Defense work!!

Scag48
12-06-2010, 09:39 PM
Defense Dept. and federal transportation work is good stuff.

T Scapes
12-06-2010, 09:48 PM
nice work chris looking good

wanabe
12-06-2010, 10:09 PM
Nice work!

Tyler5652
12-06-2010, 10:16 PM
Chris that sure is some good work you did. Hey take a look at this link, not sure if it'll work but here ya go: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/photo.php?fbid=10150140348003065&set=a.329836598064.194992.329782253064

Dirtman2007
12-07-2010, 10:36 AM
Defense Dept. and federal transportation work is good stuff.

Yup nothing like working for 20 minutes, kicking back and waiting a hour for trucks to return...
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Dirtman2007
12-07-2010, 10:37 AM
Chris that sure is some good work you did. Hey take a look at this link, not sure if it'll work but here ya go: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/photo.php?fbid=10150140348003065&set=a.329836598064.194992.329782253064

Link only goes to facebook for me?
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Tyler5652
12-07-2010, 12:12 PM
sorry about that, here it is:

2008 XCG210LC-8, 68 original hours, unit never put to work, 68 ORIGINAL HOURS, NEW COND: Never worked. General Specifications: 210 Class Exc, 45,000+/- Lbs, Eng: 163 HP ISUZU Model 6BG1T Diesel, 700 mm / 27.5” Pads, 10”-6” Stick, 42” / 1.2 cu yd Bucket, Cab: climate control, AM/FM radio, Susp Seat, $79,500 USD
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2008 XCG210LC-8, 68 original hours, unit never put to work, 68 ORIGINAL HOURS, NEW COND: Never worked. General Specifications: 210 Class Exc, 45,000+/- Lbs, Eng: 163 HP ISUZU Model 6BG1T Diesel, 700 mm / 27.5” Pads, 10”-6” Stick, 42” / 1.2 cu yd Bucket, Cab: climate control, AM/FM radio, Susp Seat, $79,500 USD

Dirtman2007
12-07-2010, 01:42 PM
sorry about that, here it is:

2008 XCG210LC-8, 68 original hours, unit never put to work, 68 ORIGINAL HOURS, NEW COND: Never worked. General Specifications: 210 Class Exc, 45,000+/- Lbs, Eng: 163 HP ISUZU Model 6BG1T Diesel, 700 mm / 27.5” Pads, 10”-6” Stick, 42” / 1.2 cu yd Bucket, Cab: climate control, AM/FM radio, Susp Seat, $79,500 USD
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2008 XCG210LC-8, 68 original hours, unit never put to work, 68 ORIGINAL HOURS, NEW COND: Never worked. General Specifications: 210 Class Exc, 45,000+/- Lbs, Eng: 163 HP ISUZU Model 6BG1T Diesel, 700 mm / 27.5” Pads, 10”-6” Stick, 42” / 1.2 cu yd Bucket, Cab: climate control, AM/FM radio, Susp Seat, $79,500 USD

Haha man what a color!! I think parts would be wonderful to try and get for that thing!
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mow king
12-07-2010, 03:54 PM
Reminds of the "racoon" brand skidsteer that's been on ebay for two years brand new. Chinese made/S185 size with an open cab for $28,500obo!! what a joke.

Dirtman2007
12-07-2010, 09:59 PM
real hard to get into the place

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC03166.jpg


putting down the base

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC03168.jpg
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC03169.jpg
rolling

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC03174.jpg

damn truckers all come at once!

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC03176.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC03178.jpg


my buddy unloading blocks

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC03177.jpg


the other firing range someone else built

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC03171.jpg


thats some good grading with a excavator

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC03172.jpg

Heavyduty1
12-07-2010, 10:07 PM
Dirtman, it's been real cold for around here.:cry: A high of 29 and lows in the teens. Hope your heaters work and no breakdowns until warmer weather.

Dirtman2007
12-07-2010, 10:11 PM
Dirtman, it's been real cold for around here.:cry: A high of 29 and lows in the teens. Hope your heaters work and no breakdowns until warmer weather.

Its cold as hell here, gonna be 16 tonight. That should be fun checking grades in the morning with a 10mph wind!! NOT

1toomanyhobbies
12-07-2010, 10:12 PM
very cool pictures. Looking forward to the vid's on the project as well. Thumbs up on the pizza heater!

hvy 1ton
12-07-2010, 11:00 PM
Pad looks good. Is it just me or is that your trucker buddy pulling a flat decK?



PS-10 to 1 your building a CAG shoot house.

Gravel Rat
12-07-2010, 11:14 PM
Its cold as hell here, gonna be 16 tonight. That should be fun checking grades in the morning with a 10mph wind!! NOT

Better put on some long johns with that kind of weather I converted 16 to celcius that is minus 8 for us in Canada that is a little chilly :laugh:

Heavyduty1
12-08-2010, 05:07 PM
Better put on some long johns with that kind of weather I converted 16 to celcius that is minus 8 for us in Canada that is a little chilly :laugh:

We aint used to cold weather, period. :laugh: Couple weeks ago it was in the 60's. This summer we went from record heat to now with record lows. What happened to the Global warming? :hammerhead:

bighornjd
12-08-2010, 07:23 PM
We aint used to cold weather, period. :laugh: Couple weeks ago it was in the 60's. This summer we went from record heat to now with record lows. What happened to the Global warming? :hammerhead:

Didn't you hear? It's no longer 'Global Warming' it's called 'Climate Change' and we all need to go out and buy a Toyota prius and cover our houses with solar panels right away or we are going to bring the earth to its knees in the next 10 years!

Heavyduty1
12-08-2010, 07:32 PM
Didn't you hear? It's no longer 'Global Warming' it's called 'Climate Change' and we all need to go out and buy a Toyota prius and cover our houses with solar panels right away or we are going to bring the earth to its knees in the next 10 years!

And put a bunch of crap on diesel motors so they get 10 miles per gallon and cost 50k.:nono:

bighornjd
12-08-2010, 07:46 PM
And put a bunch of crap on diesel motors so they get 10 miles per gallon and cost 50k.:nono:

Yeah I got one of them, cept i bought it used and took all that crap off!:weightlifter: Runs like a raped ape now and gets good mileage, go figure:rolleyes:

But the EPA and .gov know what's best for us, yeah... right. They can't do anything at all that makes sense:hammerhead:

Dirtman2007
12-08-2010, 08:22 PM
Hauled in 200 tons of sand clay today to top dress the building pad

why they wanted this on top of the ABC idk, this will be messy when it gets wet!

But I don't get paid to think, I get paid to do!!

spreading it out:drinkup:

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC03180.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC03181.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC03182.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC03184.jpg

lots of blocks stacking up now!

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC03183.jpg


my new custom built model arrived today:drinkup:

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC03186.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC03187.jpg

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Gravel Rat
12-08-2010, 08:50 PM
We aint used to cold weather, period. :laugh: Couple weeks ago it was in the 60's. This summer we went from record heat to now with record lows. What happened to the Global warming? :hammerhead:

That is cold for us on the lower corner of B.C. the people in the Interior or Northern BC calls us sissys but minus 8 celcius is freaking cold it was down to that temperature last month. Toooo friggin cold I can't work or do anything at that temperature.

tmf lawn care
12-09-2010, 12:19 AM
nice model chris. i got the same wii i got there the red one

Jelinek61
12-09-2010, 06:00 PM
nice model, who made it for ya? You watching that new show wild justice on tv? haha

Dirtman2007
12-09-2010, 07:53 PM
Another day... another job!

installed my first septic tank today


http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC03189.jpg


http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC03191.jpg


No lazer, no level, just eye balled it

What do you know the tank was perfectly level!

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC03194.jpg


some new gravel less drain field stuff.

Its a 4" pipe wrapped in packing peanuts? guy i bought the tank from say they've had good luck with it. I'd still put rock if it was for mysef!

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC03195.jpg


http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC03196.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC03197.jpg

its just for a one bathroom, one wash stall barn so 100' of drain line was plenty.

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC03198.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC03199.jpg


270 hitachi with a stump grinder spreading stumps on the side of the road

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC03192.jpg

stuvecorp
12-09-2010, 08:37 PM
I've been seeing the septic guys use those here too. I haven't asked why yet. Are they cheaper than using rock?

Heavyduty1
12-09-2010, 08:44 PM
Did the inspector have to have a look-see before you covered everything up? They do around here, anyways. Now you need a pumptruck and have "Number one in the Number two business" print on the side.:cool2:

Dirtman2007
12-09-2010, 09:03 PM
I've been seeing the septic guys use those here too. I haven't asked why yet. Are they cheaper than using rock?

Its cheaper then a load of rock, think about it a 20 ton load of rock delevered is over 400 bucks.

I got the 1000 gallon tank delivered and set, along with 100' of the drain pipe and stuff for a $1026.00. didn't think that was bad?

zabmasonry
12-09-2010, 09:09 PM
first time i've ever seen a septic tank delivered on a single axle

david bailey
12-09-2010, 10:26 PM
:dizzy:C:\Documents and Settings\David\My Documents\My Pictures\BHP staphanianYou got to install a new system. I got to work around a "moved" system.

riverwalklandscaping
12-11-2010, 10:57 PM
hope the kiddies were not out to play while that stump grinder was at work haha

Dirtman2007
12-12-2010, 11:53 AM
Did a small little job the otherday of hauling about 25 yards of dirt back behind a lake house with the tractor to fill in a old basketball court.

Homeowner rented a electric jack hammer and broke it all up and hauled it out in wheel barrows and put it all in the back of his truck to haul off.

I think he felt stupid when we said we could have done all that in about 2 days instead of two months!

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC03201.jpg

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http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC03203.jpg

contractor brough in a 375 down the road to install a 8" water line... gotta love overkill!

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC03208.jpg

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icex
12-12-2010, 12:01 PM
Did a small little job the otherday of hauling about 25 yards of dirt back behind a lake house with the tractor to fill in a old basketball court.

Homeowner rented a electric jack hammer and broke it all up and hauled it out in wheel barrows and put it all in the back of his truck to haul off.

I think he felt stupid when we said we could have done all that in about 2 days instead of two months!

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC03201.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC03202.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC03203.jpg

contractor brough in a 375 down the road to install a 8" water line... gotta love overkill!

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC03208.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC03209.jpg

damn, wonder what their getting for that 375? lol

david bailey
12-12-2010, 12:09 PM
stump grinder? Or did you mean the plate compactor? It doesn't show up very well but the "wall" on the right is where the septic vein ran thru. another guy is building a reataining wall there and we just had to backfill the plumbing ditch.

Giles_uk
12-12-2010, 12:21 PM
he means the hitachi 270 running the massive stump grinder on the road side it looks to be about a metre from the kids slide.

re the septic tank, do you guys not use plastic treatment plants?

over here we used to install brick septic tanks etc with the 2 seperate sections now we have to install treatment plants that agitate and break down the solids.

like these

http://www.klargester.com/products/index.htm

has bacteria on the disks to break down the waste, in the old days we used to throw a dead cat in or something else to kick start the bacterial process

http://www.buildersmerchantsjournal.net/products/images/238.jpg

david bailey
12-12-2010, 12:26 PM
my bad..................
I haven't installed any septic systems but I've had to dig around a few and they've all been concrete tanks.

Jelinek61
12-12-2010, 12:30 PM
Why didnt they have both of the basketball hoops taken out?

AWJ Services
12-12-2010, 01:08 PM
I've been seeing the septic guys use those here too. I haven't asked why yet. Are they cheaper than using rock?

Normally you are allowed a reduction in length when you use ez flow.

The material here averages around 5-6 dollars a foot depending on if it is 1203 or 1303. Do 100 ft of gravel 3 ft wide trench you will need about 15 tons of gravel. The average cost of a gravel system is around 3 to 4 dollars a foot but you have added labor and here you use 100 ft of gravel to 65 foot of the 1303 which goes in a 30 inch trench.

When I figure jobs I estimate 13 a foot for gravel and 15 a foot for ez flow.

A 3 bedroom house here needs 300 ft so thats 3900 for gravel and it needs 200ft of ezflow which is around 3000 dollars. 2 guys can install the ezflow system in about 4 to 6 hours. The gravel will take much longer and usually 3 guys. Here we have to leave all trenches open for inspection once materials installed so the dug material often has to be moved multiple times to gain access for the gravel to be moved in.

In New construction gravel goes much faster but on replacements it is a logistic nightmare so ez flow gets used a bunch.


Those prices are just for the drainfield no tank.

Ozz
12-12-2010, 01:44 PM
How deep is that 8" water main? I mean, it's gotta be deep to use a 375...;)

Dirtman2007
12-12-2010, 05:11 PM
How deep is that 8" water main? I mean, it's gotta be deep to use a 375...;)

I'd say 10-12' at the deepest. This company always throws a big hoe on every job, either a 375, pc1000 or a pc1250!

Go big or go home LOL

Jim385
12-12-2010, 08:09 PM
I'd say 10-12' at the deepest. This company always throws a big hoe on every job, either a 375, pc1000 or a pc1250!

Go big or go home LOL

Still, wouldn't a 345 been just as fast... I mean it's a 375, they aren't known for speed...:sleeping:

Gravel Rat
12-12-2010, 08:28 PM
Did a small little job the otherday of hauling about 25 yards of dirt back behind a lake house with the tractor to fill in a old basketball court.

Homeowner rented a electric jack hammer and broke it all up and hauled it out in wheel barrows and put it all in the back of his truck to haul off.

I think he felt stupid when we said we could have done all that in about 2 days instead of two months!

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC03201.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC03202.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC03203.jpg

contractor brough in a 375 down the road to install a 8" water line... gotta love overkill!

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC03208.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC03209.jpg

That is a typical homeowner around here thinking they are saving money to do it themselves and end up taking way longer than it should and they have to go visit the chiropractor afterwards.

david bailey
12-12-2010, 11:50 PM
I saw that Hitachi 270 today in wendell on the side of the road. It looked like they are fixing to install water lines into Wendell because I know they aren't gonna widen the road....................

Dirtman2007
12-13-2010, 09:54 PM
Went and got a new play toy for work this week.

its a case 325 (25 ton) haul truck to used at the big clearing job to haul all the dirt out for the pond I'm building


http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC03210.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC03211.jpg

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http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC03216.jpg



All in all I do not like the truck at all, lack of power, does not like to go into gear sometimes. Both the a/c and heat controls are broke, yes it will be 15 degrees in the morning. somehow some fool broke the volume button off the radio so its one level for all!

Mirrors are in a horrible place where you can't see out of them unless you lean over the wheel like an asain driver... has a back up camera but the LED screen is so dark you can't even see it, so thats worthless, along with the display box for the gears is so dem you have to guess your gear.

oh and to top that off the hood will not raise by the push botton, and even the back up bottle jack design feature even failed! so its impossible to check the oil without two people to pry the sob up!

and this truck only has 4,000 hrs on it:laugh:


CASE====== JUNK!

bighornjd
12-13-2010, 10:04 PM
It's ugly too. Looks like a giant Winnie the Pooh with a smashed in face:laugh:

zabmasonry
12-13-2010, 10:08 PM
Where do you guy's typically rent equipment from?

Bleed Green
12-13-2010, 10:13 PM
If it was rented i don't doubt its in bad shape. Most of the rented equip ive seen has been been beat on and treated like absolute crap

Dirtman2007
12-13-2010, 10:16 PM
Where do you guy's typically rent equipment from?

Usually the equipment we rent/ borrow is from friends of ours that do the same work as us. We all work together like people should, nobody steps on anyones toes as there's plenty of work out there for everyon.

If they don't have what I need we call up one of our salesman that pretty much has connections for everything.

I rather rent from friends as we either swap out work down the line or rent one of our machines to them for the cost. It works out well for us, less paper work and money pushing...

Bleed Green
12-13-2010, 10:30 PM
Usually the equipment we rent/ borrow is from friends of ours that do the same work as us. We all work together like people should, nobody steps on anyones toes as there's plenty of work out there for everyon.

If they don't have what I need we call up one of our salesman that pretty much has connections for everything.

I rather rent from friends as we either swap out work down the line or rent one of our machines to them for the cost. It works out well for us, less paper work and money pushing...

I guess you know that their stuff would be taken care of too.

zabmasonry
12-13-2010, 10:32 PM
I was wondering if that was the deal seeing as much of your rental equipment seems to be, well . . . well used. Is the deal with your peers mostly cash, or on the books?

bighornjd
12-13-2010, 10:33 PM
Usually the equipment we rent/ borrow is from friends of ours that do the same work as us. We all work together like people should, nobody steps on anyones toes as there's plenty of work out there for everyon.

If they don't have what I need we call up one of our salesman that pretty much has connections for everything.

I rather rent from friends as we either swap out work down the line or rent one of our machines to them for the cost. It works out well for us, less paper work and money pushing...

I do the same type of bartering with a friend of mine that does plumbing and septics. I use his 416c Cat backhoe sometimes and borrow a skidsteer attachment or two once in awhile. I don't pay anything, and in return he calls me to drive his dump truck and trailer sometimes when he needs his backhoe moved to a job since he doesn't have a CDL. Works well for both of us and we throw each other some work once in awhile too.

Krafty
12-13-2010, 10:35 PM
I was gonna say you get to play with all the cool toys but I guess that one is a piece lol. How far are you going with the dirt??

Dirtman2007
12-13-2010, 11:04 PM
I was wondering if that was the deal seeing as much of your rental equipment seems to be, well . . . well used. Is the deal with your peers mostly cash, or on the books?



Its not well used... its paid for LOL

Dirtman2007
12-14-2010, 08:19 PM
Well my therory that the people I was doing the military work for were dumb was proved yesterday, got a call saying the pad was too small. No I built it to what the guy told me to. Turns out the fool can't read prints and made it 15' too small.


Back at it again, double price today...

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC03219.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC03220.jpg


regraded and larger:dizzy:

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC03221.jpg


http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC03222.jpg

Jim385
12-14-2010, 08:49 PM
Well my therory that the people I was doing the military work for were dumb was proved yesterday, got a call saying the pad was too small. No I built it to what the guy told me to. Turns out the fool can't read prints and made it 15' too small.



Had a similar problem at work a little while ago, every time I dug the basement out another white hat would decide it needed to be wider or they were looking at the wrong plan lines or the structural plans didn't match the engineer's plans... Good thing I just dig:hammerhead:

swanny
12-14-2010, 08:51 PM
How does (that last pic of the tractor dumping the trailer) the trailer hook into the bed of the tractor? That's a neat concept.

david bailey
12-14-2010, 09:38 PM
That's what I do. I loan/rent some of my toys to my closer buddies in bizz especially if they have stuff I need from time to time.

wanabe
12-14-2010, 11:10 PM
How does (that last pic of the tractor dumping the trailer) the trailer hook into the bed of the tractor? That's a neat concept.


Draft arms. Its a framless dump, looks like 39 or 40 ft.

Gravel Rat
12-15-2010, 02:49 AM
The Kenworth is a nice looking truck, the drop axles make it look goofy if it had one drop axle with a set of super singles.

The equipment trailer and truck is probably paying for itself fairly quickly :drinkup:

Bigred350
12-16-2010, 03:33 PM
The arm in the center part of the bed is hooked to the fifth wheel on the truck. And the hydro ram is sitting on top of the fifth wheel plate to puch the bed up.

swanny
12-16-2010, 03:52 PM
The arm in the center part of the bed is hooked to the fifth wheel on the truck. And the hydro ram is sitting on top of the fifth wheel plate to puch the bed up.

Thanks for the explanation...makes sense. Might have to use that concept on the next dump trailer.

knox gsl
12-16-2010, 05:33 PM
Thanks for the explanation...makes sense. Might have to use that concept on the next dump trailer.

I've been trying to figure out how to make a frameless dump trailer to pull behind a pick-up truck. With the position of the wheels near the middle of the trailer it would be hard to do and not drag the rear of the trailer and get a good 45 deg. angle on it. I just hate to know that a 14K dump trailer weights almost 4K that's 10K of payload, but you can get a 35 ft long alumninum frameless dump that weights in around 10K and haul a 55K load on it.

zabmasonry
12-16-2010, 07:18 PM
here is an idea, if you lock the trailer brakes, and back-up the tow vehical you could potentially dump without having hydrolics, how bout that.

Dirtman2007
12-16-2010, 08:39 PM
here is an idea, if you lock the trailer brakes, and back-up the tow vehical you could potentially dump without having hydrolics, how bout that.

I think the truck would spin out on dirt or sand before the trailer would even budge?

wanabe
12-16-2010, 09:42 PM
I think the truck would spin out on dirt or sand before the trailer would even budge?

Exactly! For those of you who have never dumped frameless dumps, the trailer brakes are set and the tractor brakes are released. The cylinder then raises the bed, thus pulling the tractor back. The tractor is not pushing back, its simply rolling.

ioilyouin
12-16-2010, 09:57 PM
I'd like to add that frameless trailers need level ground and prefer little to no winds to stay upright.

ioilyouin
12-16-2010, 10:21 PM
Chris,
I was just on the RB site and watched their youtube videos on buying and selling through RB. Afterwards the related videos popped up and I think they were all yours. I found a little irony in the fact that you're turning $ on them. Has anyone ever approached you about filming on the lots?

Dirtman2007
12-17-2010, 06:50 AM
Chris,
I was just on the RB site and watched their youtube videos on buying and selling through RB. Afterwards the related videos popped up and I think they were all yours. I found a little irony in the fact that you're turning $ on them. Has anyone ever approached you about filming on the lots?

Yeah I've been contacted my RB's. I've been told I'm welcome to come out and film/ drive anything I wanted to as long as I did in interfer with with auction instelf... so that means no more haul truck races... well I take that back we raced 3 Cat D8's all at once last time we were there... oh the memories haha!

Dirtman2007
12-18-2010, 03:21 PM
Looked at demoing a 11,000 sq ft building today

need a little help on the concrete/ block work. The entire building is sitting on about 6" slap of concrete probablly with the welded wire mesh rebar inside of it. The building is also built out of concrete blocks covered in stucco.

Hopefully Bobcat ron can chime in but I'm looking at using a crusher to crush all that up VS just hauling it all off to a dump.

When its done they want to fill the entire footprint with crush and run. Im thinking about using all the crushed concrete for that to save on costs and haul off/ sell the rest?

here are a few pics

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/Random%20Construction/DSC03250.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/Random%20Construction/DSC03249.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/Random%20Construction/DSC03248.jpg

bobcat_ron
12-18-2010, 03:55 PM
We use a wrecking ball and just keep dropping it from 10 feet, hammering a 6" slab roughly 100x100 feet with a hammer is like 4 hours, re-bar and mesh give it another 1 hour, but a wrecking ball and 20 ton hoe take only about 2 hours if not less to pull everything up and get it ready for crushing.
The crusher we have now is 120 ton per hour and $200 an hour, factor that into how much hauling is with fill needed back in, and recycling makes sense.

Dirtman2007
12-18-2010, 04:08 PM
We use a wrecking ball and just keep dropping it from 10 feet, hammering a 6" slab roughly 100x100 feet with a hammer is like 4 hours, re-bar and mesh give it another 1 hour, but a wrecking ball and 20 ton hoe take only about 2 hours if not less to pull everything up and get it ready for crushing.
The crusher we have now is 120 ton per hour and $200 an hour, factor that into how much hauling is with fill needed back in, and recycling makes sense.

can you give me some insights like what type and brand of crusher. What size peices it can take. Is rebar going to mess them up ect? do I need to have one guy strickly for running and watching what goes in the crusher?
Thanks

Jim385
12-18-2010, 05:03 PM
can you give me some insights like what type and brand of crusher. What size peices it can take. Is rebar going to mess them up ect? do I need to have one guy strickly for running and watching what goes in the crusher?
Thanks

Chris,

I'm not Ron, and probably don't have as much experience with crushers as him on demo. That being said, what I've seen, when it comes to crushing material with mesh in it, a jaw crusher is better, because it kind of "munches" the concrete off the rebar, and most have a magnetic seperator on the discharge belt. I'd highly recommend a ground guy watchin the crusher though, weird things can happen when you swing around to grab another bucket of concrete. How small do you want to crush it to as well?

stuvecorp
12-18-2010, 06:09 PM
With that awesome architecture(and such color!), why tear that down? :laugh:

I bid a big two story concrete building with basement and was going to use a 'denisifer' attachment for an excavator to rubblize everything.

bobcat_ron
12-18-2010, 06:30 PM
can you give me some insights like what type and brand of crusher. What size peices it can take. Is rebar going to mess them up ect? do I need to have one guy strickly for running and watching what goes in the crusher?
Thanks

Every crusher is going to be more or less temperamental with anything that is not concrete and rock, but we generally will use a gas saw to cut the re-bar off the concrete, or just use the heel of the excavator bucket to break the nugget off, most crushers can handle 12" of rebar that is hidden inside the chunk and the magnetic conveyor will pick it up.
Mesh is a bit worse, the odd piece of mesh will come out with a 2" nugget still attached to it, but you will get one hell of a pile of mesh, as well as the crushed concrete will have mesh wires sticking out, so make sure you DO NOT let vehicles with rubber tires near it after levelling it out, you can get puncture after puncture with tires.
As far as the operations, you can hire someone to stand up top to grab any wayward object as it passes along the shaker feed table, and if there's not a whole lot to do for him, we give them a gas saw to cut re-bar with, or let him use the excavator to pull the crushed material away from the out going belt.

Any crusher is good, but Metso, Komatsu and Terex are really good names to look for, something with a 30" jaw opening will average 100 tons per hour, and a 20 ton hoe loading will keep up, but the average sized crushers (on tracks) use 48" jaws and put out well over 180+ tons per hour, so a bigger hoe (25 ton or bigger) is required with a 2 yard loader or an excavator with a 1 yard bucket on the other end to stock pile.
All crushers have adjustable jaws, but standard size is 3" minus out going material sizes, the bigger, the faster it goes through.

hvy 1ton
12-18-2010, 06:59 PM
Horizontal shaft impactors are more forgiving in concrete. The more pre-processing the smoother things will go. Should be able to find 200t/hr plants of both the Jaw and HSI varieties. Finding people willing to rent them is the tricky part.

Dirtman2007
12-18-2010, 07:10 PM
With that awesome architecture(and such color!), why tear that down? :laugh:

I bid a big two story concrete building with basement and was going to use a 'denisifer' attachment for an excavator to rubblize everything.


Haha it was a mexican joint, from what I heard they lost their ass on it! Rent was 14,000 a month for the place. Thats alot of taco's to sell:laugh: I did a walk through of the building with the guy, had my flash light and one hell of a good stick to pound some crackhead with should one pop out of a dark corner:dizzy: Chris does not like to be scared like that. You can tell they pretty much gave up, locked the doors and left, all the tables and chairs fill some of the building, bars still all there with the dance floor. Crackheads broke in and stole all the kitchen equipment and copper wire out of everything the could see. building has 3 huge freezers in it full of racks and one even have a few dozen cases of beer left in it:drinkup: too bad they were old:hammerhead:


Here's me, and I always like to think. But has anyone ever had any experience with a concrete pulverizer on the end of a hoe? I mean I know it would be extremely slow crushing 1400 sq ft of concrete but hell I've got machines and could have someone just do that for a week? or would it not smash it as good as a rock crusher.

Thanks Big ron thats what I needed to know!

tailboardtech
12-18-2010, 07:51 PM
But has anyone ever had any experience with a concrete pulverizer on the end of a hoe? I mean I know it would be extremely slow crushing 1400 sq ft of concrete but hell I've got machines and could have someone just do that for a week? or would it not smash it as good as a rock crusher.

i ran one for a little over a week, i had to keep an eye on the hyd. temperature gauge it would creep up on me, other than that they work pretty good i was tearing down a cinder block building with it. It would crush the block into pieces anywhere from 5'' to dust. they were going have a separate contractor to haul it out and the pile is still siting there and that was 8 years ago. lol

Dirtman2007
12-20-2010, 08:50 PM
spent all day fighting getting stuck and trying to get something done.

In a perfect world this job needs to sit and dry but we don't have the time to kill and the truck is on rent!

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC03252.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC03254.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC03258.jpg

oh no say it aint so...

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC03259.jpg

Dirt Digger2
12-20-2010, 10:05 PM
a jaw crusher is better for metal in concrete but its not going to break it down to any "usable" stone. To get down to a modified or "crusher run" as some call it you would need a 3 part system (jaw, cone, and screen).

I guess the question is what do you plan on using the crushed material for?

the concrete block with stucco would easily break apart and be loaded. It doesn't really make sense to bring a crusher in then just for the slab...personally if the waste is going as back fill or into a hole anyway I think either slabbing it out or breaking it up with a hammer is best.

In all honesty I would take some serious thought to tearing down the walls then having a cutting company come it and cut it down to manageable squares, using a dump with barn doors and just loading it into the back of the truck...much quicker, and cheaper then going the crusher route.

Depending on the size of the slab, at only 6" you could probably get a concrete sawing company in there at a day rate of $1,000 (+ or -)

tmf lawn care
12-20-2010, 11:25 PM
wat chris u got boots on for once :dizzy::drinkup::drinkup:

Gravel Rat
12-20-2010, 11:33 PM
A Jaw crusher isn't going to do very well with steel going through it, the gravel mine that my familly hauls freight for has sent away jaw parts that have had damage caused from having steel run through the jaw.

Anytime a contractor here has a large amount of concrete to get rid off they find somebody that needs a big hole filled. Free fill just pay the trucking to haul it away.

MattnSTL
12-21-2010, 12:01 AM
Here you go. I got just what you need a couple blocks from my house. I'll grab it tomorrow night if you want me to.

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/hs732.ash1/162668_651456174774_33303754_37045268_4547747_n.jpg

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs1386.snc4/163862_651456718684_33303754_37045283_1384525_n.jpg

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/hs746.ash1/163805_651460181744_33303754_37045439_3883846_n.jpg

david bailey
12-21-2010, 12:11 AM
Chris,
at one time that building was a chi chi's mexican resturant,then a few different night clubs. the last club was an hispanic club but they had a shooting there and that pretty well killed it. that building has been empty for a long time. I used to do the L/S maintenance at the Hooters next door. I always parked over there at the pretty building tho!

do you have to clean out the inside of the building first?

Dirtman2007
12-21-2010, 10:13 AM
Chris,
at one time that building was a chi chi's mexican resturant,then a few different night clubs. the last club was an hispanic club but they had a shooting there and that pretty well killed it. that building has been empty for a long time. I used to do the L/S maintenance at the Hooters next door. I always parked over there at the pretty building tho!

do you have to clean out the inside of the building first?

The only clean up ill do inside is when is crunch it up with the machine. Lol. Dirt digger. My plan was to crush up all the concrete and use it as a base on a long haul road I need on a job. Figuring 500 tons of concrete that would really save me some money vs buying stone. Then top dress it with some good stone if needed.
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Heavyduty1
12-21-2010, 06:39 PM
The only clean up ill do inside is when is crunch it up with the machine. Lol. Dirt digger. My plan was to crush up all the concrete and use it as a base on a long haul road I need on a job. Figuring 500 tons of concrete that would really save me some money vs buying stone. Then top dress it with some good stone if needed.
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That's smart.

I remember hearing an oldtimer story when I younger. The oldman had one job that needed dirt hauled out and another job 5 miles away that needed dirt brought in. Talkin about pure gravy. :weightlifter:

Dirt Digger2
12-21-2010, 07:18 PM
Send your truck up...plenty to go around

Rat notice this is a jaw crusher feeding a cone...there is a lot of metal in this concrete...you should see the pile at the end of the day from what the magnet picks up

Jim385
12-21-2010, 07:34 PM
Send your truck up...plenty to go around

Rat notice this is a jaw crusher feeding a cone...there is a lot of metal in this concrete...you should see the pile at the end of the day from what the magnet picks up

Nice pics man, judging by the leaves on the trees this was back when crushing first started? Or did you find a new crushing location.

Chris probably could get away without the cone (and screen) since his crushed material isn't going into a state road base. The cone is there a lot to make material pass state specs. The jaw itself can produce a roughly 4" minus material.

Gravel Rat
12-21-2010, 08:04 PM
Send your truck up...plenty to go around

Rat notice this is a jaw crusher feeding a cone...there is a lot of metal in this concrete...you should see the pile at the end of the day from what the magnet picks up

Do you guys have a magnet before the product hits the cone or does the metal go through the cone as well ?

knox gsl
12-21-2010, 08:58 PM
That's smart.

I remember hearing an oldtimer story when I younger. The oldman had one job that needed dirt hauled out and another job 5 miles away that needed dirt brought in. Talkin about pure gravy. :weightlifter:

I used to run a backhoe for a guy that did that all the time. We would set up a haul day and I would keep 2 dumps running all day. He would charge customer A to haul out and then Customer B for the dirt and haul bill. He would make out good like that. Even If we didn't have a customer to haul it to we would take it down to the farm and sell it latter, he was a master at recycling product.

Dirt Digger2
12-21-2010, 10:31 PM
the magnet is on the jaw belt

Gravel Rat
12-21-2010, 10:54 PM
the magnet is on the jaw belt

I thought it might be, I know when my familly ships crusher cones to the gravel mines we are not allowed to use lifting chains on them with the crane.

zabmasonry
12-21-2010, 11:03 PM
You got to be careful shuffling material like that. I know of a couple of cases where the owner of the site that the material was coming out of caught wind of what was happening with the material and ended up suing for payment of the material and returning the money that they paid for trucking.

That said I think that you can if you are clear about what's going on make it work

Dirtman2007
12-23-2010, 09:16 PM
Its been a long wet week and I'm glad Im DONE!

Bounced my ass off in this truck all week and I'm tired of it, so I had someone else run it today:laugh:


Pond is finished, going to come back in the spring when its dry and graded all the mud out.

some pics from yesterday, ground water fills the hole about as fast as the two pumps can keep up.


http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC03263.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC03264.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC03265.jpg


of course I had to get stuck on the very first load!

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC03266.jpg

start of today, pumping and digging the last corner out to build the dam

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC03270.jpg
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC03268.jpg

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http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC03273.jpg



pond all done, just needs to be graded and overflow installed


http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC03271.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC03274.jpg

stuvecorp
12-24-2010, 12:51 AM
Wow, that is some wicked slimy goo. I will never complain about having sandy soil here.

Still nothing good to say about the Case artics?

DirtMerchant
12-24-2010, 06:04 AM
Do you guys have a magnet before the product hits the cone or does the metal go through the cone as well ?

pretty sure there is a magnetic belt built right into the plant, it's mounted sideways across the belt on the jaw, so as product leaves the jaw, it spins and drags any metal off the side and drops it beside the machine.

DirtMerchant
12-24-2010, 06:06 AM
My reccomendation chris is find a terex/pegson Impact crushing mobile with screening deck.


It'll remove the metal and crush anything you feed into it, it'll cost a little more at first.
But will work very very very quickly and cut down greatly on processing time, and do all your separating for you.


Whatever you use, RENT

Dirtman2007
12-24-2010, 10:00 AM
Wow, that is some wicked slimy goo. I will never complain about having sandy soil here.

Still nothing good to say about the Case artics?

I Hated that truck with a passion. That given it had never been taken care of and pretty nothing electronic worked on it. Overall it ran and worked good but I'd never buy one

david bailey
12-25-2010, 10:14 PM
the guy I sub contract doing pools for has a guy that crushes concrete. I don't if his operation is big enough for what you do or not but I can find out if you need someone.

Dirtman2007
12-25-2010, 10:16 PM
the guy I sub contract doing pools for has a guy that crushes concrete. I don't if his operation is big enough for what you do or not but I can find out if you need someone.

Yeah we still aint found one yet. If he's local that would be great. Just see what kind of production he can get a hour.

Dirtman2007
12-26-2010, 08:50 AM
hmmm don't think I'll be taking the truck out today....

MattnSTL
12-26-2010, 11:43 AM
I love taking my truck out in weather like that. I didn't even get a chance to play in the snow we just got since it fell on Christmas Eve and Christmas.

Ozz
12-26-2010, 03:39 PM
I love taking my truck out in weather like that. I didn't even get a chance to play in the snow we just got since it fell on Christmas Eve and Christmas.

My dually floats on the stuff. No fun. My Explorer seems to deal with it pretty well, though.

Now, it's different in a true sports car. :)

Dirtman2007
12-26-2010, 04:56 PM
Well since NC does not get much snow and we just got a big 8-10" snow I figured I'd post a few pics.

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC03290.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC03293.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC03295.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC03296.jpg

AEL
12-26-2010, 05:37 PM
Going to be plowing any snow chris?
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Dirtman2007
12-26-2010, 06:31 PM
Going to be plowing any snow chris?
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Im not going to be plowing any I'm taking tomorrow off to go to a big equipment auction with friends.

I think my uncle is going to go out first thing and plow some lots with the skid steer.

Dirtman2007
12-26-2010, 09:59 PM
well I got bored and we got called to plow the food lion parking lot, few action shots. Most of the deep snow had been turned to slush

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC03301.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC03302.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC03303.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC03304.jpg

cleaning out the cart holder

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC03306.jpg

bobcat_ron
12-26-2010, 10:15 PM
Snow plowing works better with a loader, not a John Deere lawnmower, right?

Dirtman2007
12-26-2010, 10:43 PM
Snow plowing works better with a loader, not a John Deere lawnmower, right?

slightly better lol

Gravel Rat
12-27-2010, 12:51 AM
Chris your guys state made the news for snow it must be a big news worthy story :drinkup:

Keep the snow, guys like Ron and I don't want that white crap in the corner of the Province we live in.

hvy 1ton
12-27-2010, 03:43 AM
Well since NC does not get much snow and we just got a big 8-10" snow I figured I'd post a few pics.

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC03290.jpg

I'm proabably gonna regret saying this in february, but it still hasn't snowed any inch yet here and I feel left out. That's the 2nd time in 3 years you've had decent sized storm before i saw a flake. :confused:

BrandonV
12-27-2010, 09:24 AM
We got between 4-6", luckily haven't lost power. Glad you're out plowing Christ, thas one thing I've never attempted. We had calls before but I feel I'd have to plow the road to get to where ever the plowing is. The state tends to put our area low on the prority list and I honestly don't think I'd make enough plowing to justify wreacking my trucks.
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ClearViewGroup
12-27-2010, 10:17 AM
we ended up with about 12-14 inches..good times!

tmf lawn care
12-27-2010, 05:12 PM
we got like 24" here in jersey chris

Dirtman2007
12-27-2010, 09:10 PM
Went to a auction today, alot of open cab stuff with snow covered seats.

got some good pictures a cold start videos as only about half the stuff would start.

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/Random%20Construction/DSC03309.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/Random%20Construction/DSC03325.jpg

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http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/Random%20Construction/DSC03311.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/Random%20Construction/DSC03318.jpg

bobcat_ron
12-27-2010, 10:16 PM
Now that LBX is a true high riser.

Dirtman2007
12-27-2010, 10:27 PM
Now that LBX is a true high riser.

that machine was a hard one to run, the control levers were all messed up. like no one could run that thing!

Triple G Lawn and Snow
12-27-2010, 11:03 PM
prolly a stupid question, thats not the same trailer you pull behind the kenworth, hooked up to the F-350?

Bleed Green
12-28-2010, 03:19 AM
whats that Link Belt brand machine, is it some kind of forestry machine or something?

Jelinek61
12-28-2010, 01:17 PM
whats that Link Belt brand machine, is it some kind of forestry machine or something?

Yeah, it has a log grapple with a heal on it so they can load trucks with long logs. They usually have a raised cab like that but that one has a really high cab for some reason.

ade_beer
12-28-2010, 03:21 PM
It looks like they converted one of those material handlers for a forestry application. We have them at all the scrap yards around here.

The one I was able to find quickly
http://usediron.point2.com/Xhtml/Equipment/Details/P2/Excavator-Material-Handler/CATERPILLAR/375L/791039/ViewEquipmentDetail.html?src=cat

alco
12-28-2010, 05:07 PM
It probably worked in a mill yard with high log decks.

Ozz
12-28-2010, 05:56 PM
It probably worked in a mill yard with high log decks.

My thoughs too. The loader sat lower than the level it was lifting to, so they raised the cab for visibility.

Gravel Rat
12-28-2010, 08:35 PM
As said already the Link Belt is from a log yard the cab on the machine is taller than it should be. On a normal log loader the bottom of the door would be at the same level as that platform the stairs are going up to.

The loader has ordinary tracks on it which means it never sees any bush use you would need 2 bar grouser tracks for that. It does have the road builder/swing machine undercarriage it could be changed into a hoe chucking machine if you dropped the cab down to where it is supposed to be. With the 3 bar grousers it works on flat ground in a log sort with paved ground or compact gravel.

It is a small heal boom loader being a 2800 you would be using it on smaller wood.

It is a cheap conversion they are not using a "forestry cab" it is a regular hoe cab, it has the stairs for safety reasons you can't have a side entry cab that high. Imagine falling from that height you would break your back, a true log loader would have a rear entry forestry cab which is significantly larger and more comfortable to work in.

Dirtman2007
12-30-2010, 08:15 PM
Finished up the pond job today and loaded up the equipment and hauled it to a new pond building job

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC03355.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC03358.jpg



I love big blue!

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC03361.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC03362.jpg

flairland
12-30-2010, 09:13 PM
I really like the color of big blue, really stands out, would be a nice company color I think.

93turbo
12-31-2010, 01:32 AM
It is theres a company here that does mostly grain hauling but they have a whole fleet of kw's that color can always tell thier truck before you see the name

Gravel Rat
12-31-2010, 04:01 PM
I'am pretty sure that is a factory color from Kenworth because a contractor here his trucks are the same color.

Dirtman2007
12-31-2010, 08:03 PM
Started a new project today building a 1.5 acre irrigation pond for a farmer.

Started clearing the trees and stacking them up to cut the next time I return. looks like a mess but I was having fun.:laugh:

before
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC03365.jpg

my only access road back here, going to be run hauling all the logs out

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC03366.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC03367.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC03368.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC03369.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC03372.jpg

Boss Exc.
12-31-2010, 08:34 PM
That last picture is one of the best shots I've seen of an excavator!I look at alot of heavy equipment pictures too.I'd send that to Volvo.

hvy 1ton
01-01-2011, 03:18 AM
Time to get a MS362. Got one as birthday present to myself and that saw screams. :drinkup:

TPS
01-01-2011, 02:28 PM
How tall are those trees?

Gravel Rat
01-01-2011, 03:45 PM
That is perfect firewood trees no limbs to deal with and they are the right size diameter for splitting. Pick a tree off the ground with a hoe at waist height and start lopping rounds off. Have some kid with a strong back splitting swinging a maul.

Any kind of trees like that contractors here take home they cut it into firewood and use it in their wood stove, when your paying 180-200 dollars a cord, getting free logs is always a good thing.

Dirtman2007
01-01-2011, 04:13 PM
That is perfect firewood trees no limbs to deal with and they are the right size diameter for splitting. Pick a tree off the ground with a hoe at waist height and start lopping rounds off. Have some kid with a strong back splitting swinging a maul.

Any kind of trees like that contractors here take home they cut it into firewood and use it in their wood stove, when your paying 180-200 dollars a cord, getting free logs is always a good thing.

Those trees are probably 80-100' tall i'd say. I'm cutting logs for the lumber mill and the rest is going to get put in the burn pile?

Firewood? really... I have gas heat.... gotta love less work:drinkup:

curtisfarmer
01-01-2011, 04:28 PM
Most contractors sell the firewood tree length for $500 per 8-9 cord load (non articulated log truck) usually called a grapple load which retails to a consumer at about $900 per grapple load. Firewood is big time around here and has had a major resurgence since fuel spiked a few years back.

Gravel Rat
01-01-2011, 04:45 PM
Those trees are probably 80-100' tall i'd say. I'm cutting logs for the lumber mill and the rest is going to get put in the burn pile?

Firewood? really... I have gas heat.... gotta love less work:drinkup:

If you have wood that can be cut into lumber that is the better option the ones the sawmill won't take is good firewood.

Gas is expensive for heat, we use propane in this area no natural gas, propane is expensive, furnace oil is even more expensive. Electric heat is the most common.

The best option is pellet stoves buy a couple skids of pellets it comes in big plastic bags like dog food, dump it into the hopper. Nice and clean and even heat. The contractor I worked for did that he said the stove has paid for itself in a year.

Many people like fireplaces, it is romantic for women to get banged by the fireplace these old guys get laid with a wood burning fireplace the crackle of wood get old women h*rny :laugh:

Cutting firewood warms you up many times over, cutting it, splitting it, loading your truck, unloading your truck, stacking it then carrying it into your house. You can buy firewood at 180-200 a cord most people burn 3-4 cord a year.

I used to be in the firewood business I was in shape no big dick do belly on me then, weighed 165 pounds, wore 32 inch jeans :dizzy:

Too many goverment regulations on firewood to make any profit.

Ozz
01-01-2011, 05:26 PM
Many people like fireplaces, it is romantic for women to get banged by the fireplace these old guys get laid with a wood burning fireplace the crackle of wood get old women h*rny

And you would know this how?

As far as wood heat, some people I know use it, and I don't. I don't hvae time to move wood from a wood pile, into my barn, then into my house, and split it. My dad does it, and he has the time to do it. He's 56 years old, and is working, but not working, then working on equipment, then sleeping.

As far as the 362 goes, how's the power band on it? Really torquey with lots of acceleration? I handled-no-fondled on at the Stihl dealer a few months back, and couldn't get around how a 60cc saw weighed as much as my 372.

AWJ Services
01-01-2011, 07:27 PM
Most of that looks like Pine and Gum trees which no one burns here.

I got a Stihl 441 last year. 25 inch bar.
It stays on the shelf most of the time and I use my Rancher 55. Funny how that works. However if I need it she's there waiting!!!!!!!

Gravel Rat
01-01-2011, 08:34 PM
And you would know this how?

As far as wood heat, some people I know use it, and I don't. I don't hvae time to move wood from a wood pile, into my barn, then into my house, and split it. My dad does it, and he has the time to do it. He's 56 years old, and is working, but not working, then working on equipment, then sleeping.

As far as the 362 goes, how's the power band on it? Really torquey with lots of acceleration? I handled-no-fondled on at the Stihl dealer a few months back, and couldn't get around how a 60cc saw weighed as much as my 372.

The people I used to sell wood too, the guys said if they light the fireplace they get some from their wife :laugh:

jefftb
01-01-2011, 09:26 PM
Those trees are probably 80-100' tall i'd say. I'm cutting logs for the lumber mill and the rest is going to get put in the burn pile?

Firewood? really... I have gas heat.... gotta love less work:drinkup:

Firewood can be a significant augment for some. You get paid to take them down and then you can get paid to sell them somewhere. Put down the money on a splitter and a 2 man crew can turn some cash if you have a place to stockpile the wood.

A good quality load of firewood here runs $400.00 for an average truckload.

Also, on the subject of Gas heat. Just wait till another round of price increases on Gas used for heat.

Wood can look cheap at that point, esp when you have a price advantage on it. I have a high efficiency wood stove to heat the majority of our house. During the recent cold period the heat pump did not run for over a week. When the low one evening was 16 outside it was 70+ inside for us...all from six 12" L x 10" dia logs.

AWJ Services
01-01-2011, 09:30 PM
Firewood is 150 dollars a cord here.

jefftb
01-01-2011, 09:46 PM
Well I could be way off then on pricing. A Cord is generally thought of as (according to my recollection) about 4' x 4' x 8' long.

I've not bought firewood based on a truckload since 2005. That was during the heyday of laziness for a good many number of people since they seemed to have more money than brains. (As an aside, my wife and I were discussing this very fact today).

Still though, things sound less expensive in your neck of the woods (pun certainly intended) than ours unless I'm seriously off-kilter.

Dirtman2007
01-01-2011, 10:15 PM
Firewood can be a significant augment for some. You get paid to take them down and then you can get paid to sell them somewhere. Put down the money on a splitter and a 2 man crew can turn some cash if you have a place to stockpile the wood.

A good quality load of firewood here runs $400.00 for an average truckload.

Also, on the subject of Gas heat. Just wait till another round of price increases on Gas used for heat.

Wood can look cheap at that point, esp when you have a price advantage on it. I have a high efficiency wood stove to heat the majority of our house. During the recent cold period the heat pump did not run for over a week. When the low one evening was 16 outside it was 70+ inside for us...all from six 12" L x 10" dia logs.

On a lot of my jobs either the owner or a neighbor wants all the left over wood to be left for fire wood. Of course they like it to be the nice logs without limbs and knots. I usually don't have the time or man power to cut all the perfect firewood. So when I push over a tree I lay it to the side, have my cutter come in and cut logs out for the lumber mill. Then I grab the top of the tree and hurl it into the burn pile and continue on.

Now here's my example, When I'm working the machines running at $125.00 a hour. Tell me how efficent it is to have me sitting there stacking firewood?
Then again if the homeowner want to pay me that much I gladly sit right there and stack it all day.


On a side note I've gone by jobs 3 years later and seen that prized pile of firewood sitting right were I stacked it half rotton and worthless:laugh:

jefftb
01-01-2011, 10:24 PM
Now here's my example, When I'm working the machines running at $125.00 a hour. Tell me how efficent it is to have me sitting there stacking firewood?

Well, not you (nor me) stacking it is the point.

Also, it works for smaller operators with less overhead. There are lots of those guys and the reason why I said its a significant augment for some.

I know one guy that makes an extra $2-3K a month in November and December off wood alone. He's willing to work on the weekends, he and his son split, stack, & separate.

Dirtman2007
01-01-2011, 10:52 PM
Well, not you (nor me) stacking it is the point.

Also, it works for smaller operators with less overhead. There are lots of those guys and the reason why I said its a significant augment for some.

I know one guy that makes an extra $2-3K a month in November and December off wood alone. He's willing to work on the weekends, he and his son split, stack, & separate.

I know what your talking about. All power to the people who can do it by all means.

There's one guy around here that must do pretty good at it. It looks like a family farm and off to the side they stockpile logs throughout the spring, summer and fall. I swear there had to be about 15-20 tractor trailer loads of logs piled up. Come fall they have a little gas powered log spilter and a old tractor with a set of forks. One by one the grab a log and cut, split, and stack them into 4x4x8 sections made out of T posts. Come spring there's not a nair log left to be cut!

stxkyboy
01-01-2011, 11:13 PM
http://www.evanslandscaping.com/fw/main/Firewood-9.html

AWJ Services
01-02-2011, 01:06 AM
Well I could be way off then on pricing. A Cord is generally thought of as (according to my recollection) about 4' x 4' x 8' long.

I've not bought firewood based on a truckload since 2005. That was during the heyday of laziness for a good many number of people since they seemed to have more money than brains. (As an aside, my wife and I were discussing this very fact today).

Still though, things sound less expensive in your neck of the woods (pun certainly intended) than ours unless I'm seriously off-kilter.

Thats the funny thing is the average house was 300K plus and most in the 600K. You have to get a real dump or move way out to get something under 200k.

jefftb
01-02-2011, 01:39 AM
Thats the funny thing is the average house was 300K plus and most in the 600K. You have to get a real dump or move way out to get something under 200k.


Ohhh see, I meant from a wood standpoint. Most houses here in my area were 400-600k for high end. 80 miles away in knoxville they were selling for 600-700k for your basic McMansion with most high ends selling 225-275 a square for 4,000 to 8,000 square foot houses. Do the math on some of those. We did a project on a very exclusive gated in 2008, no kidding, there were two houses within 30' of one another, both were 7,000 square feet and sold for $350 a square. On the water of course but still I think you could hear your neighbor pee in the middle of the night if you listened.
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nedly05
01-02-2011, 08:07 AM
http://www.evanslandscaping.com/fw/main/Firewood-9.html

Awesome website, looks like quite a company. Do you work there?

stxkyboy
01-02-2011, 02:33 PM
A few years back. Interesting place he did a good job at trying to make money from every angle.

Nick's Lawn Care
01-02-2011, 02:43 PM
Awesome Thread! Just spend about 4 days reading through it, loved all the pictures.


Evans is a pretty big company, and i agree that the owner has done a great job of making money from every angle. Hes just not the nicest guy.

Dirtman2007
01-03-2011, 07:30 PM
had a fun little dredging job today. Homeowner did not like seeing dirt stick out of the water so we were called in to dredge about 150 yards of sediment out of the head section of the pond.

Used both mini's due to the horrible access

heading a 1/4 mile through the woods to get to the pond

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC03376.jpg

they wanted these two pipe removed to prevent people from walking into their yards

before

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC03377.jpg

after

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC03385.jpg


http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC03378.jpg

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http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC03383.jpg


stair stepping the mud down the hill

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC03384.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC03386.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC03387.jpg

eaglescout1993
01-03-2011, 07:33 PM
150 yards with a mini... bet that took forever

Dirtman2007
01-03-2011, 07:43 PM
150 yards with a mini... bet that took forever

it was probably more like 500-600 yards by the time we transfered the 150 yards back 5 or 6 times like we had too. wont bad with two machine, we were steady at it all day tho.

stuvecorp
01-03-2011, 08:21 PM
Looks like you needed a cab. :)

Dirtman2007
01-03-2011, 08:38 PM
Looks like you needed a cab. :)

lol I said that when we bought the yanmar...... I don't see a cab on it do you?:hammerhead:

But I won the battle on the cab on the bulldozer so I can't complain:drinkup:

stuvecorp
01-03-2011, 08:41 PM
lol I said that when we bought the yanmar...... I don't see a cab on it do you?:hammerhead:

But I won the battle on the cab on the bulldozer so I can't complain:drinkup:

Ha,Ha, as long as you got the dozer it was all good then.

Dirtman2007
01-05-2011, 07:03 PM
Did some more clearing and cutting today.


http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/DSC03389.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/DSC03391.jpg

I feel like swamp loggers

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/DSC03392.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/DSC03393.jpg


good days cut

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/DSC03396.jpg

Bleed Green
01-05-2011, 10:40 PM
I guess youre selling that? That should be some nice side money if so

Dirtman2007
01-07-2011, 08:23 PM
Built a little building pad for a horse barn today and yesterday.


Before
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/DSC03397.jpg

After
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/DSC03415.jpg


Road entrance before

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/DSC03405.jpg

after

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/DSC03414.jpg

some progress pics
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/DSC03398.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/DSC03403.jpg

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http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/DSC03417.jpg

takkies front idler was worn out and almost locked up so I replaced them both

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/DSC03399.jpg

swanny
01-07-2011, 08:29 PM
How many hours on the Takkie now? Was there much vertical slop in the blocks that hold the idler in?

Dirtman2007
01-07-2011, 08:34 PM
How many hours on the Takkie now? Was there much vertical slop in the blocks that hold the idler in?

I rolled over 1553hrs today on it. Yes there was about 3/8" of slop vertical. the new ones were nice and tight. I didn't realize they were that worn out till I took them off.

swanny
01-07-2011, 09:50 PM
I rolled over 1553hrs today on it. Yes there was about 3/8" of slop vertical. the new ones were nice and tight. I didn't realize they were that worn out till I took them off.

That was a huge amount of play...betcha it was clunking like crazy when the front of the tracks came off and then hit the ground. Noises like that drive me crazy.

hvy 1ton
01-07-2011, 11:21 PM
I thought i made a post yesterday. I know i at least typed it. Oh well. I was going to ask why not hook a couple chokers or log chains to the dozer. Since the dozer looks to be at a different site today, it's a moot point. But, i'm curious if they are other reasons? I have a blast playing logger in the winter with 450, when it decides to turn both directions. That dozer must be a big Nascar fan.:rolleyes:

Tyler5652
01-08-2011, 10:01 PM
Chris, had a question not sure if it's been asked yet. On your horse arena project you did quite some time ago there was a blue Kenworth would that happen too be the one you got now?

Dirtman2007
01-08-2011, 10:08 PM
Chris, had a question not sure if it's been asked yet. On your horse arena project you did quite some time ago there was a blue Kenworth would that happen too be the one you got now?

It sure is! The owner had 3 of them

kreft
01-10-2011, 10:01 PM
got some more snow eh?

Dirtman2007
01-10-2011, 10:14 PM
got some more snow eh?

No just a dusting, thank god it all dried up before it got here. I have way to much work to be playing in snow.

Dirtman2007
01-10-2011, 10:33 PM
Did some more clearing today and hauled a bunch of logs up to the field to be loaded out on our tag trailer

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/DSC03421.jpg

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