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Junior M
01-10-2011, 10:41 PM
got some more snow eh?
No, but I did... about 6inches of snow and sleet started right after that..

kreft
01-10-2011, 10:52 PM
sounds like a mess junior.

If u need somebody to show you how to plow that white stuff let me know. hahah

kreft
01-10-2011, 10:53 PM
What are you clearing for chris?

Dirtman2007
01-10-2011, 11:08 PM
What are you clearing for chris?

Gonna build a big irrigation pond for a amateur farmer.

farmerknowsbest
01-10-2011, 11:22 PM
Chris. Please define amateur farmer for me. LOL

Warren

Dirtman2007
01-10-2011, 11:50 PM
Chris. Please define amateur farmer for me. LOL

Warren

A fellow moved down from up north and bought 100 acres to play around on and make a corn maze on. He tried to grow a 5 acre field last year and it all died because he didn't have any water for it.

Junior M
01-11-2011, 06:13 AM
sounds like a mess junior.

If u need somebody to show you how to plow that white stuff let me know. hahah
Show the state too, please.. I never seen a plow yesterday..

Lazer_Z
01-11-2011, 02:52 PM
Show the state too, please.. I never seen a plow yesterday..Come to Jersey Jr, you'll see all the plow trucks you want. We're going to get hit with about 4 inches, but not like you guys down south, it's a mess down there.

Junior M
01-11-2011, 03:07 PM
Come to Jersey Jr, you'll see all the plow trucks you want. We're going to get hit with about 4 inches, but not like you guys down south, it's a mess down there.
and its still a mess, over 24hours later...

Dirtman2007
01-11-2011, 05:21 PM
and its still a mess, over 24hours later...

I hate winter. I can't wait for summer time:drinkup:

Heavyduty1
01-11-2011, 07:20 PM
Dirtman, have you ever had a tree break on ya and the top fall on the cab when pushing it over?

Dirtman2007
01-11-2011, 08:02 PM
Dirtman, have you ever had a tree break on ya and the top fall on the cab when pushing it over?

I've had some close calls before, dam miracle actually. One time I was pushing over a tree and had a quick thought "you know if this broke it will fall on me". Sure enough the tree fell and hit a dead tree causing it to fall back my way. like Lightning I swung over and smashed the log between the boom and another tree to keep it from smashing the machine. I've got a pic of it somewhere.


other then that a tree will usually stay together rather nice.

Heavyduty1
01-11-2011, 08:18 PM
Those pines your taking down look healthy. I've seen alot of pine beetle damage near the coast and you never know how weak or strong a tree is until you go pushing on it. :weightlifter:

bobcat_ron
01-11-2011, 08:21 PM
Cab guarding!! Cab guarding!!!

Junior M
01-11-2011, 08:30 PM
I hate winter. I can't wait for summer time:drinkup:

Same here!

VanceExcavation
01-12-2011, 03:14 AM
How many hours do you have on your dozer chris?

Gravel Rat
01-12-2011, 05:26 AM
Cab guarding!! Cab guarding!!!

Cab Guarding is a BC and Pacific Northwest item where your dealing with trees every day.

A broken off tree top can punch right through the top of a excavator cab and kill the operator.

Ozz
01-12-2011, 02:01 PM
Cab Guarding is a BC and Pacific Northwest item where your dealing with trees every day.

A broken off tree top can punch right through the top of a excavator cab and kill the operator.

I'm in KY most of the time, working on farms and ponds, and I have cab gaurding in my 315. I also have double bar pads.

Cab gaurding is not just a B.C/PNW thing.

Dirtman2007
01-13-2011, 09:09 PM
Laugh all you want but I've pulled 100 tons of logs out of the woods with this.

old farm path is about 1/6 mile long and is really wet. A 4x4 truck has trouble getting in and out.

So I'm hauling all the logs out 3 or 4 at the time on the tractor and little trailer in the mornings while the ground is frozen

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/DSC03428.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/DSC03429.jpg

made some logging poles for the tag trailer

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/DSC03427.jpg

more clean up

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/DSC03430.jpg

kreft
01-13-2011, 10:05 PM
so how long did it take you to melt your winsheild the other day? lmao

Dirtman2007
01-13-2011, 10:26 PM
so how long did it take you to melt your winsheild the other day? lmao

hahaha I waited like 10 minutes and it still looked the same so I found a old credit card and went to town scraping till I had a hole to see out. Then about a 30 minutes of highway driving took the 1/4 of ice off lol

knox gsl
01-13-2011, 10:32 PM
My wife found some stuff in a spray can that you can spray on ice melts away almost instantly and has a scraper built into the lid, we keep a can in every vehical.

Bleed Green
01-14-2011, 12:14 AM
hey gotta do whatever works to get the job done, gotta get those logs out of the woods.

Bleed Green
01-14-2011, 12:16 AM
hahaha I waited like 10 minutes and it still looked the same so I found a old credit card and went to town scraping till I had a hole to see out. Then about a 30 minutes of highway driving took the 1/4 of ice off lol

im telling you put a small piece (1 foot long) of 2X4 in your truck and if you get more ice on it that 2X4 piece works like a charm to deice a window.

Dirtman2007
01-18-2011, 09:57 PM
Had to dig around a overflow pipe and grout around the oustide of the pipe. no wonder the pond didn't hold water, there was a 1.5" gap all the way around the pipe!

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/DSC03432.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/DSC03433.jpg

clearing a trail through the woods. kinda tight

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/DSC03434.jpg

starting to look like a pond
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/DSC03435.jpg

JCLawn and more
01-19-2011, 10:48 AM
I hate seeing you pop up in my email like everyday, but I love your pics

Dirtman2007
01-19-2011, 07:02 PM
I hate seeing you pop up in my email like everyday, but I love your pics

There's a setting on here where you can turn off all email updates.

JCLawn and more
01-19-2011, 10:55 PM
There's a setting on here where you can turn off all email updates.

ya, but see, then I would never come back to your page lol

Bleed Green
01-19-2011, 11:39 PM
He updates the page like everyday its almost always on the top or close to the top of the thread feed, its easy to find.

Dirtman2007
01-20-2011, 09:33 PM
Left the camera in the truck all day so you dont get to see the woods I set on fire:hammerhead:


But here's a couple days end shots. started transfering dirt.

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/DSC03439.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/DSC03440.jpg


My salesman came out to the job today with all the paper work for the 140 I'm looking at. If all goes as planned I should be swinging some dirt with it either tuesday or wendnesday!

hvy 1ton
01-20-2011, 10:43 PM
Left the camera in the truck all day so you dont get to see the woods I set on fire:hammerhead:

My salesman came out to the job today with all the paper work for the 140 I'm looking at. If all goes as planned I should be swinging some dirt with it either tuesday or wednesday!

Fires really don't like being contained if they can help it...

Sounds like your salesman is working hard for his dollar. How long you going to demo the 140?

Dirtman2007
01-21-2011, 12:03 AM
Fires really don't like being contained if they can help it...

Sounds like your salesman is working hard for his dollar. How long you going to demo the 140?

Yeah he seems like a nice fellow. I'm not sure they aint told me how long. If I like it I'll just keep it. I figure if not I'll keep it a few days.

Heavyduty1
01-21-2011, 05:24 PM
What do you like on the Volvo's, over the same sized cat, deere, etc?

Dirtman2007
01-21-2011, 06:44 PM
What do you like on the Volvo's, over the same sized cat, deere, etc?

Over the speed and smoothness of the machine compared to the others. I dont think Ive been on a different brand machine that could keep up to one all day long. just looking the booms look way more stronger and more sturdy then a cats boom. The specs suck on the same size case or linkbelt machines.

DirtMerchant
01-22-2011, 12:05 AM
http://www.ironplanet.com/jsp/s/item/305565?h=405-1,4812

ProTouch Groundscapes
01-23-2011, 11:33 AM
i think volvos are the best looking hoe's on the market, something about the boom color with the house makes it look tough as nails. the deere's similar color scheme does the same thing.

Dirtman2007
01-23-2011, 12:36 PM
i think volvos are the best looking hoe's on the market, something about the boom color with the house makes it look tough as nails. the deere's similar color scheme does the same thing.

That and the dark boom does not show up grease and dirt as bad. So it always looks pretty clean!

ProTouch Groundscapes
01-23-2011, 12:50 PM
thats true, grease smears really dont help win any beauty contests!

ive been researching some tak 175's and 180fr's, the 175's are soo much cheaper, but im not sure how much better a zts will be. you guys work out in the open so its not that big of an issue right?

Dirtman2007
01-23-2011, 02:30 PM
thats true, grease smears really dont help win any beauty contests!

ive been researching some tak 175's and 180fr's, the 175's are soo much cheaper, but im not sure how much better a zts will be. you guys work out in the open so its not that big of an issue right?

Yeah we were actaully looking at a takkie 1140 excavator, price was right but then it was discovered that it had hit a bridge! lots of welding and boom work... that was a pass.

I love the tak's I've spent a many hours on a Tb070 same as a 175 and thats a pretty strong machine for its size. I've never had a problem not having a ZTS on a big machine

ClearViewGroup
01-23-2011, 06:48 PM
we have a TB175 and I love it

Dirtman2007
01-23-2011, 07:58 PM
Few pics from last week. Stripping the topsoil and roots off the pond site

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/DSC03441.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/DSC03443.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/DSC03444.jpg

Bleed Green
01-23-2011, 08:03 PM
Chris, in that second to last pic, straight out from the machine you're on is that a tree standing inside where the pond is going to be? If so i'm guessing its gonna be gone eventually?

Heavyduty1
01-23-2011, 08:16 PM
Chris, in that second to last pic, straight out from the machine you're on is that a tree standing inside where the pond is going to be? If so i'm guessing its gonna be gone eventually?

Yeah, I was thinking the same thing. Those pines don't mind short term flooding but if it's roots are under 24/7, its a goner. :cry:

Dirtman2007
01-23-2011, 08:18 PM
Chris, in that second to last pic, straight out from the machine you're on is that a tree standing inside where the pond is going to be? If so i'm guessing its gonna be gone eventually?

the water level is going to be right at the base of the tree probably 6" down. The owner wanted to save the big oak tree so I'm having to work around that with the water level for the pond. I feel it will probably die in a few years but I can't help that...

Bleed Green
01-23-2011, 09:11 PM
oh is the tree kinda sitting up on a small circle platform? kind of looks like it now that i look closer. guess the water might just come up to the rim of that little platform.

Dirtman2007
01-24-2011, 07:51 PM
Did a little over flow today for a pond today. Pond was built back in the 70's and the old 4" metal pipe risted and fell over, causing the pond to drain.
plugged the old pipe and installed a new 12"

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/DSC03445.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/DSC03446.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/DSC03447.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/DSC03448.jpg

tailboardtech
01-24-2011, 10:55 PM
if you dont mind me asking what did you use to seal up the HDPE elbow? i have used spray foam for burial (when water infiltration's not a big worry)but not around a pond, does it work?

Dirtman2007
01-24-2011, 11:03 PM
if you dont mind me asking what did you use to seal up the HDPE elbow? i have used spray foam for burial (when water infiltration's not a big worry)but not around a pond, does it work?

send me a PM I don't wanna give out all my trade secretes lol

Dirtman2007
01-26-2011, 07:28 PM
I got rained on my pond building project today

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/DSC03464.jpg


So I quit and went and started on a job that rain can't mess up. Here's a huge lake I'm dredging out. I'm digging about 6,000 yards of sand and silt out of this part of the lake. Just to think we dug it out 9-10 years ago... I love job security!


Best part is every scoop has to be hauled away.

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/DSC03465.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/DSC03466.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/DSC03467.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/DSC03468.jpg

ditching all the standing water out

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/DSC03469.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/DSC03471.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/DSC03472.jpg

curtisfarmer
01-26-2011, 07:42 PM
Where is that MUCH material washing into the pond from?? You must be dumping it upstream:laugh:

Dirtman2007
01-26-2011, 07:48 PM
Where is that MUCH material washing into the pond from?? You must be dumping it upstream:laugh:

Several Square miles of water runoff up stream and alot of development too. I love errosion... keeps me busy

Bleed Green
01-26-2011, 08:33 PM
Where are you gonna put all that silt and stuff when you haul it away?

Dirtman2007
01-26-2011, 08:52 PM
Where are you gonna put all that silt and stuff when you haul it away?

found a guy a few miles away that had a big hole he wanted to fill in. I'll haul it to him and spread it for free. He said bring it on!

zabmasonry
01-26-2011, 08:53 PM
Do all yall down there not understand the concept of a silt pond?

Bleed Green
01-26-2011, 09:24 PM
Chris could u sell that stuff to a sand and gravel yard or is it too dirty to do something like that?

Jelinek61
01-26-2011, 09:42 PM
That lake looks terrible with all of that sediment. There's hardly any water left. Anything you do to that would be an improvement.

Dirtman2007
01-26-2011, 10:15 PM
That lake looks terrible with all of that sediment. There's hardly any water left. Anything you do to that would be an improvement.

Do note that we drained the lake down about 6 feet for the work to be done. otherwise this would all be covered in about a foot of water.

Jelinek61
01-26-2011, 10:23 PM
Do note that we drained the lake down about 6 feet for the work to be done. otherwise this would all be covered in about a foot of water.

True, I didn't think you pumped it down. Still though. You wouldn't be doing any boating in that lake the way it was.

curtisfarmer
01-26-2011, 10:55 PM
Up here, something like that would not unnoticed. Surely there would be legal action either via town or common maintenece agreement/ ass. against source of sediment. The offender would be paying for reclamation.....and who ever (professional engineer lisc. is required in every state in new england) signed those subdivision and accompanying ersoion/control plan would have a major claim against their bond or insurnace. :cry:

Dirtman2007
01-27-2011, 07:13 PM
Pushing all the topsoil to the back of the pond dam

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/DSC03474.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/DSC03477.jpg


Backside of the dam built

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/DSC03479.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/DSC03480.jpg

ClearViewGroup
01-27-2011, 08:25 PM
I see a daewooooooo!!!!

Dirtman2007
01-27-2011, 08:53 PM
I see a daewooooooo!!!!

Tomorrow you'll be seeing two volvo's!!

ClearViewGroup
01-27-2011, 08:56 PM
we are gonna need a group shot of everything chris...haha

Bleed Green
01-27-2011, 09:51 PM
where is the daewoo? I don't see it, just see the Volvo

Dirtman2007
01-28-2011, 07:40 PM
What do you see different in these pics?

video of them both
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6W5qcNHlObU


http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/DSC03481.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/DSC03482.jpg


http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/DSC03484.jpg


http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/DSC03485.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/DSC03486.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/DSC03487.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/DSC03489.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/DSC03490.jpg


turns out I liked it so much were gonna buy it!

Heavyduty1
01-28-2011, 08:52 PM
Glad that new machine is working out for yaw. :weightlifter:

DirtMerchant
01-28-2011, 10:50 PM
What's with the tiny tracks? LAME

Dirtman2007
01-28-2011, 11:47 PM
What's with the tiny tracks? LAME

it has 24's on it. I rather have 28's but these will be fine. If it gets too wet I just ordered $3,000 worth of mud mats for the machines, i'll use them.

eaglescout1993
01-29-2011, 12:20 AM
im seeing double. Volvo....Volvo... hope the new machine treats you nice.

What do you do to clean your equipment, ie power wash ect. or do you just not bother since you are playing in the mud so much.

Giles_uk
01-29-2011, 07:18 AM
loving the new volvo and the komatsu matches the yellow and black colour scheme, whats next an 8 ton volvo ECR88 or the ECR58 hehe.

nedly05
01-29-2011, 07:34 AM
Looks good Chris! Can't wait to see it on the trailer behind the KW!

flairland
01-29-2011, 03:18 PM
Sharp looking machines. Looks like you could use a bigger bucket on the 140
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Dirtman2007
01-29-2011, 04:09 PM
thanks everyone.

Pretty much got the pond rough graded today, going to install the overflow and finish the grading next week along with the irrigation pipe installation.

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/DSC03491.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/DSC03492.jpg

pond dam

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/DSC03493.jpg

mrusk
01-29-2011, 04:27 PM
How does the pond get water?

Dirtman2007
01-29-2011, 04:57 PM
How does the pond get water?

theres a little creek there, pretty much storm water runoff will keep it full

ARP
01-29-2011, 07:56 PM
Great looking pics Chris! Man, I wish it was warm enough up here to be playing in the dirt.

AWJ Services
01-29-2011, 08:27 PM
So now that you have used both the 200 and the 140 how do they stack up against each other? What I mean is when would you feel the 140 would be too small and what kind of job would it be to small for? How does the breakout and speed compare between the 2?

bighornjd
01-29-2011, 09:01 PM
Aww, the big Volvo found a cute little brother... :dancing:

Lookin good :usflag:

Dirtman2007
01-29-2011, 09:25 PM
So now that you have used both the 200 and the 140 how do they stack up against each other? What I mean is when would you feel the 140 would be too small and what kind of job would it be to small for? How does the breakout and speed compare between the 2?

After putting a couple thousand hours of seat time in the 210 then going to the 140 it just does not seem to be quite as fast as far as cycle times. I'm going to ask the dealer if they have the pressure turned down or see what they can do. It had good breakout force and does not struggle at all pulling the bucket through solid clay.

I feel that its going to be a good size machine for the range of work load I have. For example today I looked at a small dredging job at a homeowners out. The head of the pond silted in and needs about 120 yards dug out. Way to much to do with a mini but not enough to haul the big 210 in. I can load up the 140 on the tag trailer, get to the job, unloaded it, unhook the trailer and start loading out material asap.

The biggest advantage is going to be able to haul the machine my myself without dealing with lowboys.

mrusk
01-30-2011, 12:11 AM
Are you ever planning on getting a tractor and lowboy? I been seeing tractors selling really cheap lately!

I guess it depends on how often you move the big joe. I only moved my pc150 5 times I think this year. Needless to say I wont be buying a tractor anytime soon.

knox gsl
01-30-2011, 12:18 AM
Are you ever planning on getting a tractor and lowboy? I been seeing tractors selling really cheap lately!

I guess it depends on how often you move the big joe. I only moved my pc150 5 times I think this year. Needless to say I wont be buying a tractor anytime soon.

There are some advantages to having your own tractor trailer; you can move your own toys, get paid to move other peoples toys and you can pull a dump wagon also. If you get serious make sure you get one with a big transmission (13 or 18 speed) and stick with a KW.

bighornjd
01-30-2011, 04:58 PM
Problem with a tractor trailer combination is you get killed on registration fees, highway use tax, insurance, etc. You would have to be moving your own stuff an awful lot or move stuff for other people pretty often to justify owning one. It would have to run pretty regularly, almost enough so that you would need a driver to put in it, atleast part-time if not full-time. Next thing you know your in the trucking business, and that ain't no place to be... lol.

Dirtman2007
01-30-2011, 06:26 PM
Problem with a tractor trailer combination is you get killed on registration fees, highway use tax, insurance, etc. You would have to be moving your own stuff an awful lot or move stuff for other people pretty often to justify owning one. It would have to run pretty regularly, almost enough so that you would need a driver to put in it, atleast part-time if not full-time. Next thing you know your in the trucking business, and that ain't no place to be... lol.

exactly, I've got a dump truck. Thats all the trucks I want. Its always something on a dump truck doing wrong. Tires leaking, flat, DMV officers always wanting to pull you over. I mean this truck is pretty nice, I can imagine the headache with a worn out Hunk of junk truck!

bighornjd
01-30-2011, 07:49 PM
...I can imagine the headache with a worn out Hunk of junk truck!

Hey now! My worn out hunks of junk get the job done just fine! :laugh::laugh:

Dirtman2007
01-30-2011, 08:56 PM
Hey now! My worn out hunks of junk get the job done just fine! :laugh::laugh:

haha you know what Im saying when I mean junk ;p;

Kepple Services
01-30-2011, 09:19 PM
The look of the truck goes a LONG way when it comes to :the man: I think. We keep our trucks clean, and just repainted 2 of them... Also just bought polished aluminum wheels for the drives and drop on my truck... We rarely get pulled over, and when we do, we pass... I see other trucks that get pulled over all the time and they look like hell..

knox gsl
01-30-2011, 11:12 PM
Chris, on your current pond project, would it be more productive to have the old mack on the site to shuttle dirt rather than having to do 180 swings the whole time, maybe swings while he is dumping. I'm just trying to learn a little about that kind of work, not to bust your balls.

Dirtman2007
01-31-2011, 08:29 PM
So today I graded out the pond dam, and installed the overflow.

side grading a 2:1
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/DSC03494.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/DSC03496.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/DSC03497.jpg


keeping the 140 busy!

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/DSC03499.jpg


done

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/DSC03500.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/DSC03501.jpg

T Scapes
01-31-2011, 08:39 PM
nice work liking the duel Volvo's

wanabe
01-31-2011, 08:54 PM
That dry dirt just makes me sick! Wish I could be working like that!

Dirtman2007
01-31-2011, 09:07 PM
That dry dirt just makes me sick! Wish I could be working like that!

the yellow dirts somewhats dry... its just covering up the 1500 yards of muddy topsoil on the back!

hvy 1ton
02-01-2011, 12:25 AM
nice work liking the duel Volvo's

Hey now, they're not fighting. As my little brother would say "They're Frieeeends"

How steep of a side slope will the dozer stick to? Is 2:1 about it?

Dirtman2007
02-01-2011, 07:20 AM
Hey now, they're not fighting. As my little brother would say "They're Frieeeends"

How steep of a side slope will the dozer stick to? Is 2:1 about it?

a 2:1 slope I'll work on all day, anything steeper then that kinda makes me pucker. Im not much of a fan of sliding sideways down hills but alteast it dozers made to do that before it tips over.

icex
02-01-2011, 09:22 AM
Chris,

Anyway you can take a picture of the overflow on this pond your building?

Thanks

shooterm
02-01-2011, 04:17 PM
If I'm working slopes like that I always make sure I have something to tuck around the seat to make sure I dont slide at all in the the seat. My back gets trashed if I dont "pack" myself tight in the seat.

Dirtwerks
02-02-2011, 06:33 PM
Chris the new Volvo 140 looks good, can't wait to see what else you can squezze on the trailer with it! :laugh:

Just curious how much water will you have from pool elevation to the shallow end of the pond? From pictures doesn't look very deep, we always try for at least 4-5' to keep from vegetation growing.

Also on your slopes, do you or the homeowner decide on how steep the slope will me, I've always tried to do 4:1 down maybe a 1' or 2' below pool elevation then steepen it up, that way the homeowner can mow or maintain down to the water level, just curious how others do it.

fastcat
02-02-2011, 07:30 PM
he chris if your ready to up grade to a real truck im selling mine. here is the link to autotrader.

http://www.autotrader.com/ATCarID/AT-11848492

hvy 1ton
02-02-2011, 07:43 PM
Tried posting a comment on youtube, but i was signed into my little brother's account. Was the video of the 140 before or after you had the pressures checked? Swing speed for the 140BLC is speced at 11rpm, but that is with no multifunction. Video looked to be around 4s for a half turn so that would be 7.5rpm with multifunction. If you can resist the urge to hurl you can check the rpm with no multifunction. 1 rotation should be accurate enough if you have an aversion to spinning like a top. I sure do.

Dirtman2007
02-02-2011, 08:19 PM
Tried posting a comment on youtube, but i was signed into my little brother's account. Was the video of the 140 before or after you had the pressures checked? Swing speed for the 140BLC is speced at 11rpm, but that is with no multifunction. Video looked to be around 4s for a half turn so that would be 7.5rpm with multifunction. If you can resist the urge to hurl you can check the rpm with no multifunction. 1 rotation should be accurate enough if you have an aversion to spinning like a top. I sure do.

yeah I read the comment, they have not done anything to the machine yet. I bought it today so its gonna go back and get my wish list done to it and they will fix it.

Dirtman2007
02-02-2011, 08:21 PM
Chris,

Anyway you can take a picture of the overflow on this pond your building?

Thanks

I forgot to get any pictures of the installation...

icex
02-02-2011, 08:34 PM
I forgot to get any pictures of the installation...

Hey its cool. Whenever you build another pond and think about it snap a pic or two.

hvy 1ton
02-02-2011, 08:47 PM
yeah I read the comment, they have not done anything to the machine yet. I bought it today so its gonna go back and get my wish list done to it and they will fix it.

Sweet, it will look great with a little work put in. And a once over by a tech is always a good thing.

T Scapes
02-02-2011, 09:21 PM
http://www.machinerytrader.com/listingsdetail/detail.aspx?OHID=7320808

for your silt fence installing which i know you love

Dirtman2007
02-02-2011, 09:26 PM
Hey its cool. Whenever you build another pond and think about it snap a pic or two.

go back about 2 weeks ago and I've got pictures of a 12" overflow system

hvy 1ton
02-03-2011, 01:34 AM
http://www.machinerytrader.com/listingsdetail/detail.aspx?OHID=7320808

for your silt fence installing which i know you love

Never been a fan of skidsteer mounted ones. I like 3 point ones on 40hp+ compact tractors. King's has a vibratory plow on a Farmall 50 it will blow through a roll of slit fence. And you get to drive FORWARD.:laugh:

Dirtman2007
02-04-2011, 09:56 PM
couple more pics from this week. did a little driveway work for a previous customer.

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/DSC03517.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/DSC03518.jpg


http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/DSC03519.jpg

Trenched, laid, and backfilled 420' of 4" irrigation line in about 4.5 hours with myself and my buddy.



http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/DSC03520.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/DSC03522.jpg

curtisfarmer
02-05-2011, 12:27 PM
Whats with the overkill couler, that looks like it would be used on a pressure system.

Dirtman2007
02-05-2011, 01:44 PM
Whats with the overkill couler, that looks like it would be used on a pressure system.

A 4" Diesel pump with about 1000' of line will have some good pressure on it. For what this projects costing there's no need to half ass it and put in a cheap pvc coupler that may blow apart

bighornjd
02-05-2011, 08:53 PM
"If it's worth doing, it's worth doing right."
or
"The best way to do it is to over do it."

Words of wisdom drilled into my head over the years...

shooterm
02-05-2011, 11:41 PM
We do alot of repair work for a canning company that has a waste water 8" pump system that runs miles. There is some serious pressure that runs through those lines so we brace the back of bends with scrap metal poled through the ground. They expect ten more years out of system so for us its a happy medium between old school concrete bonnet and nothing. Also concrete around pipe means we need a mixer and plans for a line demo sounds likely so extra BS can be avoided. Its repairing a very half arse system so sometimes we need to half arse it ourselves. If we took pictures I'm sure you guys would destroy it :).

Dirtman2007
02-06-2011, 10:39 AM
We do alot of repair work for a canning company that has a waste water 8" pump system that runs miles. There is some serious pressure that runs through those lines so we brace the back of bends with scrap metal poled through the ground. They expect ten more years out of system so for us its a happy medium between old school concrete bonnet and nothing. Also concrete around pipe means we need a mixer and plans for a line demo sounds likely so extra BS can be avoided. Its repairing a very half arse system so sometimes we need to half arse it ourselves. If we took pictures I'm sure you guys would destroy it :).

Yeah I forgot to mention I always dump a 80LBS bag of concrete around each 45 or 90 as a thrust block to keep it from yanking apart when the pump starts up.

curtisfarmer
02-06-2011, 10:51 AM
Oh, I didn't realize it would be a forced pressure system, I thought it was just a gravity drain. Therefor, I agree:waving:

Dirtman2007
02-06-2011, 04:29 PM
Well I got bored sitting at home so I rode down to the shop to rub on the new machine a little.

Sanded down all the rust and taped everything off to paint it.



Before
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/001.jpg

taped
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/004.jpg


after

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/005.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/006.jpg


looks good on the KW, ready to go clear a house lot in the morning!

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/008.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/009.jpg

Danny Boy
02-06-2011, 05:49 PM
Very nice, that is a great size of machine for tons of jobs, looks great after the truck.

Giles_uk
02-06-2011, 06:12 PM
2nd to last picture, it looks amazing very jealous hehe

did you spray it, and was the paint from volvo or did you get it matched?

hvy 1ton
02-06-2011, 06:24 PM
Well I got bored sitting at home so I rode down to the shop to rub on the new machine a little.

Sanded down all the rust and taped everything off to paint it.

Looks sweet man. Now it worthy of being pulled by big blue. Thumbs Up I like how you taped off the safety stickers too. I would have just busted out the carb cleaner.:drinkup: Anybody else think the lettering looks good in painters tape blue?

Dan85
02-06-2011, 06:46 PM
Looks Good! You should have stenciled "Dirtman" into it!

wcoltharp
02-06-2011, 07:05 PM
Looks sweet man. Now it worthy of being pulled by big blue. Thumbs Up I like how you taped off the safety stickers too. I would have just busted out the carb cleaner.:drinkup: Anybody else think the lettering looks good in painters tape blue?

I was thinking the exact same thing, especially behind big blue!

SIWEL
02-06-2011, 07:15 PM
that new volvo is awsome... should treat you really well. What is the biggest machine you can pull behind the KW?

GWhunter
02-06-2011, 07:38 PM
Great job as usual Chris. You should take a group shot of all the equipment at the shop.

Matt

Dirtman2007
02-06-2011, 08:59 PM
2nd to last picture, it looks amazing very jealous hehe

did you spray it, and was the paint from volvo or did you get it matched?

Thanks Everyone.

I got my salesman to throw in 4 cans of touch up paint for me. I ended up using two entire cans to paint the back.

I also got him to throw in a new pannel door, new front handrail, new fuel cap that locks and fix two hydro lines on the boom that have bent fittings.





I can leagally gross 80,000 lbs with the truck and trailer. The trailer is only rated for about 42,000lbs so about a 160 size machine is all I'd want to put on it.

knox gsl
02-06-2011, 09:16 PM
I can leagally gross 80,000 lbs with the truck and trailer. The trailer is only rated for about 42,000lbs so about a 160 size machine is all I'd want to put on it.

Have you taken a full load of rock with the tag loaded yet?, I'm just wandering how the KW can handle 100K+, and no that wouldn't be legal. Just very tempting to take the materials and machine all at once.

Dirtman2007
02-06-2011, 09:22 PM
Have you taken a full load of rock with the tag loaded yet?, I'm just wandering how the KW can handle 100K+, and no that wouldn't be legal. Just very tempting to take the materials and machine all at once.

nah its not worth taking a risk, pulled out oneday with the skid steer on the tag with 15 tons of stone grossing about 79K

Bleed Green
02-06-2011, 11:35 PM
Paint job looks good Chris, looking forward to the lot clearing pics tomorrow.

KE-llc
02-07-2011, 12:18 AM
How many operators does your boss employ? Seems like a lot of equipment for just two guys. And your work is great! I can't believe how lenient the state/municipalities/towns are down by you. Here if you even go to touch a stream bed they want EPA in and permits.
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nedly05
02-07-2011, 05:53 AM
Wow, what a difference some touch up paint can make! Looks good man, very impressive on the tag behind the KW. You are going to use that 140 all them time now just because it's easy to move and you can do it yourself!

Heavyduty1
02-07-2011, 04:59 PM
Yep dirtman, that's the way to touch up a machine.

My local JD dealer could learn something, they just spray when they see a rust spot on the used tractors. :hammerhead:

shooterm
02-07-2011, 06:33 PM
Hehe yup the owner at our company always wants full paint jobs done by spray can:hammerhead:. He always bugs me to paint to because I told him I used to paint in the winter for a local manufacture. He makes me wonder why he has money sometimes.

Dirt Digger2
02-07-2011, 08:08 PM
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/DSC03522.jpg

haha....overkill...haha

Dirtman2007
02-07-2011, 09:09 PM
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/DSC03522.jpg

haha....overkill...haha

Laugh all you want... its not going anywhere! lol

Dirtman2007
02-07-2011, 11:23 PM
Did a little lot clearing today. here's a prime example of why We got this machine, the ablilty to haul it to the job, do the job then load up and go when its done.


http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/001-2.jpg


http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/002.jpg


http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/004-1.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/005-1.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/006-1.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/007.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/008-1.jpg


Done

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/011.jpg

jg244888
02-07-2011, 11:26 PM
can you fit the 140 and the takie on at the same time?

93turbo
02-08-2011, 12:44 PM
Chris did you use the takkie to shuttle the load over to the road then load with the 140 or did you track every bucket over with the 140?

Dirtman2007
02-08-2011, 08:11 PM
Chris did you use the takkie to shuttle the load over to the road then load with the 140 or did you track every bucket over with the 140?

nah I used the 140 to move it. just keeps it a little better orgainzed than just pushing it in a pile

Dirtman2007
02-08-2011, 08:14 PM
how do you like my access for 500 truck loads of mud? kinda tight

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/004-2.jpg

new mud mats arrived

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/005-2.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/006-2.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/007-1.jpg

atleast its drying out alot and now stacks
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/008-2.jpg

curtisfarmer
02-08-2011, 09:32 PM
500 truck loads:dizzy: That looks small for my F450 and Kubota KX121:laugh:

kreft
02-08-2011, 10:17 PM
Can you post some videos of you dredging the lake on youtube please?

flairland
02-08-2011, 10:33 PM
Looks good man. That new Volvo is sharp, and looks like it'll be a great addition to the business.
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zabmasonry
02-08-2011, 11:13 PM
Chris,

How far from the lake is that access?

How will you be bringing the muck from the lake up to the road?

Did you consider putting in a temporary road and getting the trucks a bit closer?

Dirtman2007
02-09-2011, 07:37 AM
Chris,

How far from the lake is that access?

How will you be bringing the muck from the lake up to the road?

Did you consider putting in a temporary road and getting the trucks a bit closer?

Im gonna build a temporary construction road about 300' long to get the trucks down to the lake.

hvy 1ton
02-09-2011, 04:59 PM
Im gonna build a temporary construction road about 300' long to get the trucks down to the lake.

Is there a sidewalk you have to cross? If there is, cover it really well or it will die a very painful death from 500 truck loads. I wish there was an atomic bomb or MOAB emoticon right now.

After looking at the first pic again, i see there isn't. However, the curb is going to need the same treatment. Is there a T there or are the trucks going to turn off the street on to it? That could get pretty nasty and might be worth asking(or not Thumbs Up) to cut the curb for an entrance. Especially if this is the pond that keep filling up...

Third thought. That is the dumbest driveway entrance I have ever seen. I wonder how many cars have gotten high centered on that?

Dirtman2007
02-10-2011, 06:03 PM
A nice little snow sarted off the day

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/001-3.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/002-1.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/004-3.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/005-3.jpg


I had a doctors appointment so I left around 12 so the bossman took over, got a call about 2 saying he was stuck and needed me back asap


Well he managed to get it out before I got back, but the mud ring shows how deep he got!

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/007-2.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/008-3.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/010.jpg

icex
02-10-2011, 06:21 PM
I think the boss just wants to sink that daewoo out of sight lol

eco.lawns
02-10-2011, 06:28 PM
Shouldve buried it and filed an ins claim...that wouldve been my plan B

curtisfarmer
02-10-2011, 06:40 PM
I bet some of that ring is some of his own dirt:laugh: That looks DEEP;)

bighornjd
02-10-2011, 06:54 PM
Damn, you can't leave him alone out there for 5 minutes can you? If i recall correctly, a similiar situation is what got this whole thread started - almost 400 pages ago, lol.

Heavyduty1
02-10-2011, 07:19 PM
Damn, you can't leave him alone out there for 5 minutes can you? If i recall correctly, a similiar situation is what got this whole thread started - almost 400 pages ago, lol.

Next time you could unhook a couple wires so it won't start. :drinkup:

Dirtman2007
02-10-2011, 08:36 PM
Damn, you can't leave him alone out there for 5 minutes can you? If i recall correctly, a similiar situation is what got this whole thread started - almost 400 pages ago, lol.

would it be ironic to say that this is in the same subdivision as the lake that claimed the machine the first time! LOL


Im gonna have to wash the machine now, dont want anyone thinking I buried it:laugh:

I think is safe to say I'll be the one who finishes digging the rest of the sediment out. I can't be too harsh as I almost buried it out in the lake this morning. There's a method to the madness out here, if you think you're just going to transfer dirt with no plan you'll end up stuck. I think thats what happened to him once he cut all the dry material off the surface. I love a good challenge, might be why I stay so busy doing this kind of work. Just for once I'd like to dig some dry dirt on solid ground!:drinkup:

bighornjd
02-10-2011, 08:44 PM
would it be ironic to say that this is in the same subdivision as the lake that claimed the machine the first time! LOL

UH, slightly... haha

I think he was what we call "@sshole deep." Or maybe it was "whole @ss deep"?:confused: LOL.

kreft
02-10-2011, 09:44 PM
I see a used oil filter on the ground in one picture. Man some people have no respect these days! LMAO love your vids!

Z-master man
02-10-2011, 09:57 PM
UH, slightly... haha

I think he was what we call "@sshole deep." Or maybe it was "whole @ss deep"?:confused: LOL.

haha this reminds me of what a friend of mine said " we're talkin' about balls deep"

snapper
02-11-2011, 02:06 AM
whats the small piece of equipment barely noticeable in this picture? And speaking of small equipment, what do you use in terms of chain saws weed eaters etc??
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/007.jpg

Later!! chris

93turbo
02-11-2011, 12:56 PM
whats the small piece of equipment barely noticeable in this picture? And speaking of small equipment, what do you use in terms of chain saws weed eaters etc??
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/007.jpg

Later!! chris

You got better eyes then me or worse I'm not sure which cause all I see is the volvo and takkie:confused:

DirtMerchant
02-11-2011, 04:36 PM
Chris what are your pad widths on the Daewoo and Volvo 210

Heavyduty1
02-11-2011, 05:04 PM
I see a used oil filter on the ground in one picture. Man some people have no respect these days! LMAO love your vids!

Yall have a eye for detail, I still don't see it. I reckon I need to have my eyes checked.:dizzy:

hvy 1ton
02-11-2011, 05:29 PM
So, is it the lack of grappliness you don't like about the root rake or the fact it is after your sandal wearing toes? Either one i could understand, but adding a grapple would probably fix both. Then again, welding on it might redouble its efforts to separate you and your toes.:rolleyes:

When are you going to trade the 210 and 220 in on that 290 roadbuilder i posted last year? It would take some work to kill the 35 ton drive motors on that bad boy.:drinkup:

Junior M
02-11-2011, 06:40 PM
Yall have a eye for detail, I still don't see it. I reckon I need to have my eyes checked.:dizzy:
get on youtube and watch his vids then you'll understand why Kreft was saying that.

Giles_uk
02-11-2011, 07:22 PM
Chris if you opened the rear door on the truck barn door style if it does that would the tak fit inside the truck body so you could haul both machines at once, all you'd need is some little extension ramps off the trailer?
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Dirtman2007
02-11-2011, 07:31 PM
Chris what are your pad widths on the Daewoo and Volvo 210

36" pads


So, is it the lack of grappliness you don't like about the root rake or the fact it is after your sandal wearing toes? Either one i could understand, but adding a grapple would probably fix both. Then again, welding on it might redouble its efforts to separate you and your toes.

When are you going to trade the 210 and 220 in on that 290 roadbuilder i posted last year? It would take some work to kill the 35 ton drive motors on that bad boy.


I've got a grapple for the skid steer as well. I don't use it much either now that I have the root rake for the dozer.

Bleed Green
02-12-2011, 01:55 AM
get on youtube and watch his vids then you'll understand why Kreft was saying that.

which vid on youtube is he talking about? I watched them and guess i still missed it.

nikolai
02-12-2011, 02:30 PM
Its like a chainsaw or something between the Tak and Volvo. Got to look really close and even then its just barely there.

William
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Dirtman2007
02-12-2011, 03:14 PM
whats the small piece of equipment barely noticeable in this picture? And speaking of small equipment, what do you use in terms of chain saws weed eaters etc??
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/007.jpg

Later!! chris

damn you have good eyes, thats my chainsaw laying down on the ground. as far as saws, all Stihl

Bleed Green
02-12-2011, 03:52 PM
Its like a chainsaw or something between the Tak and Volvo. Got to look really close and even then its just barely there.

William
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I see the chainsaw between the Volvo and the Tak now in the pic. I thought they were talking about something in the vid on youtube not the pics here.

Dirtman2007
02-12-2011, 05:29 PM
Finally got time to finish up the last pond I built and install the posts for the dock. Yes I overkilled on the post but I know at one point there could be 20- 25 people on this dock with alot of kids, dont want to risk it falling over.


and It was just in time as the pond already got about 6' of water in it!

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/001-4.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/002-2.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/003.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/004-4.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/005-4.jpg

Heavyduty1
02-12-2011, 08:04 PM
Dirtman, it's supposed to be in the 60's next week almost 70. Back to normal I hope, that cold weather can go back up north and stay until next winter.

hvy 1ton
02-12-2011, 08:48 PM
That dude has got some eyes! ;) I see the saw now but only because i knew it was there.

Little bit of info: Cutting the buried end of treated posts accelerates the degradation of the post. Even cutting the top of fresh posts in exposed applications can lead to rotting.

Ozz
02-13-2011, 02:18 PM
Stihl. Bleah.:)

HVY, I didn't know that. Is it because you're cutting off the treated part, leaving an untreated area exposed?

Dirtman2007
02-13-2011, 02:49 PM
That dude has got some eyes! ;) I see the saw now but only because i knew it was there.

Little bit of info: Cutting the buried end of treated posts accelerates the degradation of the post. Even cutting the top of fresh posts in exposed applications can lead to rotting.

and my little bit of info: Buried 4' in mud under water rapidly slows the process of rotting. Im covered! lol

bobcat_ron
02-13-2011, 02:58 PM
Use a torch and char the ends of the wood that meet water and mud, nature's preservation, that's what we do for fence posts here.

bighornjd
02-13-2011, 03:47 PM
Wood needs oxygen to rot. It is much harder for it to absorb the oxygen from being underwater than exposed to open air. Sun is the worst for wood, it dries it out and allows the water to infiltrate the grain, causing the rot. So Chris is right, being under water and mud will actually slow the decomposition. The bottom of the posts that are underwater will likely outlast the rest of the pier anyway, so there is much to be concerned about. It would be more important to seal the top of the posts especially if they are cut...

hvy 1ton
02-13-2011, 05:37 PM
and my little bit of info: Buried 4' in mud under water rapidly slows the process of rotting. Im covered! lol

Didn't think about that bit.;)


I'll be quiet for a while now...

Dirtman2007
02-13-2011, 07:09 PM
Didn't think about that bit.;)


I'll be quiet for a while now...

lol it fine. I was just being a smartass... well I was being myself:drinkup:

Heavyduty1
02-13-2011, 07:40 PM
Didn't think about that bit.;)


I'll be quiet for a while now...

I just watched some AX-men and they were pulling 100 yr old logs from the swamp,talken about how good it looked, the dude with the dog is one crazy character. :hammerhead:

ClearViewGroup
02-13-2011, 07:46 PM
I just watched some AX-men and they were pulling 100 yr old logs from the swamp,talken about how good it looked, the dude with the dog is one crazy character. :hammerhead:

hahaha i love shelby he is the only reason i watch that show!!! :drinkup:

Dirtman2007
02-13-2011, 07:50 PM
hahaha i love shelby he is the only reason i watch that show!!! :drinkup:

haha yeah me to. I can imitate his voice pretty good too haha

Heavyduty1
02-13-2011, 07:51 PM
hahaha i love shelby he is the only reason i watch that show!!! :drinkup:

I just saw your ad about selling some equipment, I'll ask around.:drinkup:

bighornjd
02-13-2011, 09:07 PM
haha yeah me to. I can imitate his voice pretty good too haha

LETS GO!!! Turtle soup tonight! :laugh:

Heavyduty1
02-13-2011, 11:11 PM
LETS GO!!! Turtle soup tonight! :laugh:

HAHA I thought he was sayin LETS GET GOLD!!! :laugh:

bighornjd
02-14-2011, 09:05 PM
HAHA I thought he was sayin LETS GET GOLD!!! :laugh:

I'm not always 100% sure what he's saying, but it's usually funny.:laugh:

Heavyduty1
02-14-2011, 09:36 PM
I'm not always 100% sure what he's saying, but it's usually funny.:laugh:

My favorite was when he had to leave his dog piss-willy? at the vet and as he was walking out he tells him-DONT LET THEM KILL YA!

ClearViewGroup
02-15-2011, 09:33 AM
Go ahead PAW PAW!

bighornjd
02-15-2011, 04:03 PM
Chris, you better have some more pics today before we derail this thread any further...

*trucewhiteflag*

Heavyduty1
02-15-2011, 04:44 PM
Chris, you better have some more pics today before we derail this thread any further...

*trucewhiteflag*

Yeah Dirtman, if you need to go on holiday (vacation) this year, we can hold down the fort for ya. You might not like how we run things though.:hammerhead:

2brothersyardcare
02-15-2011, 06:41 PM
i think swamp loggers need there own show

Dirtman2007
02-15-2011, 10:44 PM
So We did a little drainage job yesterday. Water was running down the hill and washing out a ditch. so I dug it out and lined it with rip rap, yes its overkill but they paid for overkill so wala.

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/004-5.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/005-5.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/006-3.jpg

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http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/009-1.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/010-1.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/011-1.jpg

finished this morning

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/001-5.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/002-3.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/003-1.jpg

curtisfarmer
02-16-2011, 10:14 AM
Are you digging the rock out of the Takkie with the Yanmar?

skidsteer
02-16-2011, 11:45 AM
Are you digging the rock out of the Takkie with the Yanmar?

I'd say he is loading it

mxridernorth
02-16-2011, 01:31 PM
That's got to be the biggest, steepest hill around in those parts. You'll need a spider next :laugh:

Dirtman2007
02-17-2011, 09:57 PM
That's got to be the biggest, steepest hill around in those parts. You'll need a spider next :laugh:

haha Nah we've got some steep hills here.



so I've worked on building my haul road to the dredging job and I've hauled out about 2000 yards of muck. 4000+ more to go!

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/001-6.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/002-4.jpg

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http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/001-7.jpg

right much dug out today

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/002-5.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/003-4.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/004-6.jpg



bladed off all the mud at the first dump site

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/005-7.jpg

hvy 1ton
02-17-2011, 10:09 PM
Looking good man.Thumbs Up It can't be fun turning in and hopping the curb. Bet the air seats are getting a workout.:laugh:

PonyExpress94
02-17-2011, 11:23 PM
Chris, are you hauling all the mud out yourself with just the KW or do you have other trucks lined up as well?

mxridernorth
02-18-2011, 02:55 AM
How many trucks have you got hauling and are you using yours for hauling (with other driver)? Also how do you go about bidding a job like that, if you don't mind me asking?

Dirtman2007
02-18-2011, 07:00 AM
Chris, are you hauling all the mud out yourself with just the KW or do you have other trucks lined up as well?

I've got 6 trucks hauling it out along with the bossman running our KW. Of course I can load all 6 trucks and they all leave at the same time, guess what? they still all manage to come back at the same time:hammerhead: Damn truckdrivers.


Oh yeah and one ran over the cable box at the road along with crushing a breaking the storm drain too:hammerhead:

zabmasonry
02-18-2011, 09:42 AM
How many yards of material did you put into that temp. road?

ioilyouin
02-18-2011, 10:24 AM
I've got 6 trucks hauling it out along with the bossman running our KW. Of course I can load all 6 trucks and they all leave at the same time, guess what? they still all manage to come back at the same time:hammerhead: Damn truckdrivers.


Oh yeah and one ran over the cable box at the road along with crushing a breaking the storm drain too:hammerhead:

I've been on plenty of asphalt jobs and it always amazes me how they manage to bunch up like that.

hvy 1ton
02-18-2011, 06:31 PM
I've got 6 trucks hauling it out along with the bossman running our KW. Of course I can load all 6 trucks and they all leave at the same time, guess what? they still all manage to come back at the same time:hammerhead: Damn truckdrivers.


Oh yeah and one ran over the cable box at the road along with crushing a breaking the storm drain too:hammerhead:

They are herd animals... like women. :rolleyes: I bet whoever's cable box got smashed was out there right quick to tell you about it. :laugh:

Heavyduty1
02-18-2011, 07:32 PM
They are herd animals... like women. :rolleyes: I bet whoever's cable box got smashed was out there right quick to tell you about it. :laugh:

Yeap, If one stop, they all stop. The local BO time near me, always has 5 dumps in the parking lot eating and yapping. I drive by and think, I bet the boss is wondering were the dumps are. :laugh:

Dirtman2007
02-18-2011, 07:44 PM
How many yards of material did you put into that temp. road?

I've put down about 200 tons of stone and when I left today I could hard tell there was 40 tons on the ground. Loaded dump trucks made the road gy bye bye

Dirtman2007
02-18-2011, 09:20 PM
Well I got to baby sit more dumbass truck drivers today



woke up all the neighbors starting a 630am
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/004-7.jpg



so lets all try to pull in and back down a one lane path:hammerhead:
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/005-8.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/007-4.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/006-5.jpg

making progress

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/008-5.jpg

spreading more stone for the path

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/009-2.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/010-2.jpg

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http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/014.jpg

NEUSWEDE
02-18-2011, 09:59 PM
Chris,

Good work, I saw this the other day in a magzine for a company working in a lagoon. It is a geogrid might help in the future to put down under the crushed to firm up the crushed stone from sinking in just figured I would pass it along. http://www.tensarcorp.com/TriAx/Overview.asp

Where is everything that you take out going to?

hvy 1ton
02-18-2011, 10:01 PM
I see the bossman didn't level out the volvo.:nono: And is see more evidence of truck driver herd instincts. :laugh: Did you put geotec under the whole road or just the first part? If you did, that ground doesn't have much holding capacity, but I bet you already figured that out. :drinkup:

Dirtman2007
02-18-2011, 10:12 PM
Chris,

Good work, I saw this the other day in a magzine for a company working in a lagoon. It is a geogrid might help in the future to put down under the crushed to firm up the crushed stone from sinking in just figured I would pass it along. http://www.tensarcorp.com/TriAx/Overview.asp

Where is everything that you take out going to?



Yeah I've seen that before, its pretty expensive stuff to use. we are using crushed concrete for the road, get a 20 ton load for 130 bucks so its not too bad.

Its kinda ironic but I'm digging out this lake and hauling all the mud over to a farm to fill in a old pond! haha


hvy 1ton

Yes the bossman had to load one load while I was screwing with the road. he got my loading pad all jacked up for the 3 minutes he was running it. Hard to hell but Im sitting on 4 mud mats to keep from sinking outa sight

As far as the fabic I just rolled out a roll that I had, prolly 250 then i just stoned the rest, I might have helped but then you get all the fabric wadded up once it ruts up and you grade it out.

But look at the bright side! I wont have to haul out the haul road when Im done, just scrap a coupld inches off! lol

Dirtman2007
02-19-2011, 08:16 PM
Can you spot the daewoo?

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/001-8.jpg


http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/002-6.jpg


Walk down to the dam of the lake today where the city is doing some work to raise the dam. Its hard to beleive but water has gone over this bridge before! thats 75' wide and 8' deep btw!

might be why theres so much silt in the head section!

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/003-5.jpg

flairland
02-19-2011, 08:52 PM
That sure is hard to believe, must be a long river leading up to that dam!

hvy 1ton
02-22-2011, 05:51 PM
That sure is hard to believe, must be a long river leading up to that dam!

The dirt was really flying out of that borrow pit. :drinkup: You ever ask anyone how many acres of watershed that pond has? It has got to be up there to need that big of a overflow. :dizzy:

Dirtman2007
02-23-2011, 09:36 PM
Been a busy week but I've pretty much got all the dredging done


spreading mud at the dump site nice and early

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/007-5.jpg

Digging the rest of the pond and filling the pit up


http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/008-6.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/009-3.jpg


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http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/014-1.jpg


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http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/017.jpg




Now here something that just made my day. Some ******* neighbor called the inspectors in to come check on my jobsite to see what they could find wrong.

So here we go, I come back from lunch and see some lady walking back up the haul road in shock. turns out she was the inspector, it was also very evident that she had been snooping around so much she fell into my pit full of mud!!!

I mean she was covered in mud to her waist. how in gods green earth she managed to walk around all my caution tape and into this is beyond me? hope she enjoyed the ride home thats all I have to say

see where she went in pretty obvious there was a hazzard with two rows of tape?

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/018.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/019.jpg

Krafty
02-23-2011, 09:46 PM
Hahahahahaha suits her right, ya just can't help stupid people!! So did she get ya on anything??

tmf lawn care
02-23-2011, 10:31 PM
nice you sould of got a pic :hammerhead::hammerhead:

Ozz
02-23-2011, 10:44 PM
Chris, I've been wondering, is the only way to do those jobs with an excavator? In shallow sections, could you take a dozer/track loader and push the mud out? As in pushing it to the end, then bailing it out with the ex?

Dirtman2007
02-23-2011, 10:50 PM
Chris, I've been wondering, is the only way to do those jobs with an excavator? In shallow sections, could you take a dozer/track loader and push the mud out? As in pushing it to the end, then bailing it out with the ex?

Negative, look at the second and 3rd pics of the mud ring on the back of the machine. I got into a soft spot and I was sitting on mats and still sunk 5' in the mud. Now imagine what a dozer would look like! not pretty at all LOL

There was not one spot in this lake that didn't have atleast 3+ feet of muck before harder ground, not a place for a dozer on this one.


now when the ground hard enough for a dozer thats the way to fly as it can push so fast. Put the dozer in the pond and a hoe on the bank loading it out. you can move a world of mud quick.

Heavyduty1
02-23-2011, 11:10 PM
Better watch out. That inspector is going to get yaw, no matter what, now. :cool2:

Wish you could have seen it happen, that inspector waste deep in mud would have been a real nice picture. :drinkup:

Bleed Green
02-24-2011, 12:01 AM
So this inspector fell in the mud and then left the site. Did she say anything to you on her way out? And also couldn't she tell by not only the caution tape all around the mucky area, but the fact that there were puddles and the whole place just looked plain wet that she shouldn't step there! I still don't see any reason why she was trying to walk there in the first place...

bighornjd
02-24-2011, 08:39 AM
Just think, this same level of intelligence and common sense is going to tell you how to do your job, what your doing wrong, and how they think it should be done.

And people wonder why contractors have a general disdain towards inspectors in all fields....

In this area, especially in the building trades, a lot of inspectors are people who didn't make it working in that particular trade for one reason or another. They couldn't cut it out in the field, so they became an inspector.

Jim385
02-24-2011, 01:08 PM
Inspectors, and the general public in general, tend to be pretty stupid when left to their own devices. Chris probably could have had jersey barriers and Do Not Enter (or Beware the Lepoard) signs around the borrow pit and someone would still end up walkin through it.

Personally, I've seen people haul ass down a road we had closed for months, and the only way they could is to get to that point was past the 4 Road Closed/Detour ahead signs, then around the two Road Closed Signs and cones and barriers. But we're the bad guys who get an ugly look and yelled at from their beemers and Lexus's. I find sometimes the best solution is to chase them back the way they came with a cat 938

Heavyduty1
02-24-2011, 02:49 PM
Inspectors, and the general public in general, tend to be pretty stupid when left to their own devices. Chris probably could have had jersey barriers and Do Not Enter (or Beware the Lepoard) signs around the borrow pit and someone would still end up walkin through it.

Personally, I've seen people haul ass down a road we had closed for months, and the only way they could is to get to that point was past the 4 Road Closed/Detour ahead signs, then around the two Road Closed Signs and cones and barriers. But we're the bad guys who get an ugly look and yelled at from their beemers and Lexus's. I find sometimes the best solution is to chase them back the way they came with a cat 938

Yeap, we had some kids from my area get killed this past year when they went around a road closed sign ,got up to about 80mph and tried to jump a 20ft washout in the road. :dizzy:

DirtMerchant
02-24-2011, 09:18 PM
Chris, I've been wondering, is the only way to do those jobs with an excavator? In shallow sections, could you take a dozer/track loader and push the mud out? As in pushing it to the end, then bailing it out with the ex?

Use a submarine, it would float better.

hvy 1ton
02-25-2011, 05:55 PM
I was watching the video of the 210 getting loaded up and a the pop-up ad was for Outback Steakhouse. :laugh:







Incase anyone needs a reminder. http://www.lawnsite.com/showpost.php?p=3661937&postcount=3040 :waving:

Dirtman2007
02-25-2011, 06:53 PM
I was watching the video of the 210 getting loaded up and a the pop-up ad was for Outback Steakhouse. :laugh:


Incase anyone needs a reminder. http://www.lawnsite.com/showpost.php?p=3661937&postcount=3040 :waving:

haha yeah thats my truck driver!


So we finished up yesterday on the dredging about 2 months ahead of schedule!

blowin straw

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/001-9.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/002-7.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/004-8.jpg

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http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/006-6.jpg

zabmasonry
02-25-2011, 10:12 PM
So we finished up yesterday on the dredging about 2 months ahead of schedule!



That'll keep the clients happy

hvy 1ton
02-25-2011, 10:42 PM
haha yeah thats my truck driver!


So we finished up yesterday on the dredging about 2 months ahead of schedule!

I didn't watch the whole video until after i posted earlier. Is that the same driver with a new truck? Either way, that W9 is sweet! :drinkup: You know, I saw this 330B LC (http://www.machinerytrader.com/listingsdetail/detail.aspx?OHID=7612507&) on the front page yesterday. It doesn't have ACS stuff, but it's still pretty nice. And you have some experience cleaning up counterweights now. :laugh: You know you wanna buy it, it only money. :rolleyes: I like how you guys roll the blower up on the trailer for spreading straw.

Alpha Property
02-26-2011, 10:26 AM
What is a normal depth for a pond down there? It still looks quite shallow to me

kreft
02-26-2011, 03:18 PM
Whats going on between you and burnout? lol

Dirtman2007
02-26-2011, 03:28 PM
Whats going on between you and burnout? lol

lol nothing were just having fun

bobcat_ron
02-26-2011, 04:00 PM
lol nothing were just having fun

And where's the YouTube helicopter?

Dirtman2007
02-26-2011, 04:58 PM
And where's the YouTube helicopter?

Its booked for the month but I'm taking it to vegas for the week next month!

Bleed Green
02-26-2011, 06:18 PM
Youtube helicopter? Now you're making enough off your vids to not only buy a lawnmower but a helicopter...LOL

JoshRountree
02-27-2011, 01:51 AM
Where do you get your straw from? How much does it cost?

haha yeah thats my truck driver!


So we finished up yesterday on the dredging about 2 months ahead of schedule!

blowin straw

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/001-9.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/002-7.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/004-8.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/005-9.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/006-6.jpg

Dirtman2007
02-27-2011, 09:34 AM
Where do you get your straw from? How much does it cost?

I get it from a fellow in rolesville for $3.00 a bale.

Dirtman2007
02-28-2011, 08:19 PM
lil grading and spreading topsoil around a new horse barn today


hauling 200lbs rubber matts in for the horse stalls.

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/001-10.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/002-8.jpg

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http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/004-9.jpg

DirtMerchant
02-28-2011, 08:24 PM
That dump truck is so slick.:clapping:

Bleed Green
02-28-2011, 08:55 PM
gonna have a video on youtube of this little grade job?

Dirtman2007
03-01-2011, 07:07 PM
Did a little mowing today

before
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/004-10.jpg

after

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/009-4.jpg

mowing up to a fence, only spent 15 minutes doing so. well worth the time!


before
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/006-7.jpg

after

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/008-7.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/007-6.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/005-10.jpg

Jelinek61
03-01-2011, 07:47 PM
Why did the customer want those pines in the first pic mowed down. They seem to be fine to me. Maybe thin them out in a few years and they would be good to go.

Dirtman2007
03-01-2011, 08:05 PM
Why did the customer want those pines in the first pic mowed down. They seem to be fine to me. Maybe thin them out in a few years and they would be good to go.

Local church bought the land and wants to build a new church here oneday. trying to get rid of all the trees before the grow big and cost alot of money to have the site cleared

Dirtman2007
03-01-2011, 09:34 PM
here's a video from the mower!
Brush cutting: up close and personal
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KaR6XbGL8A8

1993lx172
03-01-2011, 10:31 PM
Looks like you got the whole "blade holder flying off randomly" fixed.

Jelinek61
03-02-2011, 08:10 PM
Local church bought the land and wants to build a new church here oneday. trying to get rid of all the trees before the grow big and cost alot of money to have the site cleared

That makes sense. I guess they could log the trees if they plan on the long term.

Dirtman2007
03-02-2011, 08:25 PM
Todays project, fix a developers mess.

Ditch with backwards flow... awesome!

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/001-11.jpg


hate to be behind the truck on the road!

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/002-9.jpg


Second problem find out why this storm drain has never drained since the place was built 6 years ago


turns out they just buried the end of the pipe and hoped for the best:hammerhead::hammerhead::hammerhead:



so when I finally found it 6 years of trash and sludge came pouring out

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/003-7.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/004-11.jpg


so I added a stick of pipe on and had to just leave it pointing at the side of the flare as you can't turn concrete pipe in 8' that much.


http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/005-11.jpg



going to fix some more crappy grading tomorrow, should be fun

Jim385
03-02-2011, 09:35 PM
So, using the last photo, which way is the water SUPPOSE to run? Left to right or right to left?

Dirtman2007
03-02-2011, 09:37 PM
So, using the last photo, which way is the water SUPPOSE to run? Left to right or right to left?

to the left, opposite of the way it was going haha

kreft
03-02-2011, 09:39 PM
So are you gonna get it to flow the right way? Any video's of this job?

Dirtwerks
03-03-2011, 06:26 PM
Chris have you guys added some more people to help you and your uncle out, I've noticed in the last couple of jobs you've got another young guy working with you. You guys are starting to get enough equipment now that somebody's going to be almost full time bidding and looking for more work won't you?

Dirtman2007
03-03-2011, 07:08 PM
Chris have you guys added some more people to help you and your uncle out, I've noticed in the last couple of jobs you've got another young guy working with you. You guys are starting to get enough equipment now that somebody's going to be almost full time bidding and looking for more work won't you?

I've got helpers to help when need, alot cheaper than paying them to cut grass at the shop when there's nothing for them to do.

Dirtman2007
03-03-2011, 07:17 PM
more fun today.


did a quick lil bush/ shrub clearing job at the head of a subdivision. they wanted to replant some new things and took everything out.

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/003-8.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/004-12.jpg


http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/002-10.jpg


http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/005-12.jpg


http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/006-8.jpg


http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/007-7.jpg


then back to the drainage job to finish that up


http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/008-8.jpg


http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/009-5.jpg


http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/010-4.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/011-4.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/012-2.jpg




here's tomorrow lil project, filling in a Koi pond behind a lady's house. She said Her X husband built it and now this he's gone she dont wont it anymore :laugh:

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/013-2.jpg

bighornjd
03-03-2011, 07:42 PM
Probably something more like she made the poor bastard put it in, and now that she has to take care of it instead of making him do it, she doesn't want it anymore, lol.

Dirtman2007
03-03-2011, 07:46 PM
Probably something more like she made the poor bastard put it in, and now that she has to take care of it instead of making him do it, she doesn't want it anymore, lol.

haha hell yeah!

Too bad she had a friend who wanted all those nice rocks around it, would have made a really nice flower bed boarder in my yard! haha

forgedin78
03-03-2011, 11:07 PM
That brush hog attachment looks like a beast. What is the make and model on that thing? And if you don't mind me asking, approximately how much do they cost? That seems like it would be good for clearing brush and thorn tree thickets. We do them with a dozer but we don't have a root rake, so you end up stripping a lot of the topsoil with the brush. But that thing seems to mulch up the brush better than a 3 point brush hog that I'm used to using. And faster too. We do it mostly for farmers, and it looks like what's left could be plowed under pretty easily.
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Dirtman2007
03-04-2011, 10:25 PM
Koi pond, in and out in no time.


Before
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/001-12.jpg


after

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/002-11.jpg



more mud moving tomorrow, stay tuned.

Dirtman2007
03-05-2011, 10:07 PM
another fun and interesting day


Homeowner wanted a deep fishing hole dug off the bank of his pond, ok that easy enough

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/002-12.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/003-9.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/004-13.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/006-9.jpg


Then I took a tour of a crushing plant my buddy works at

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/009-6.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/010-5.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/014-2.jpg

then a look at a quarry

see the 460 volvo??

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/019-1.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/020.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/021.jpg

knox gsl
03-05-2011, 11:20 PM
That's an interesting bucket on the Cat 330.