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Junior M
03-05-2011, 11:24 PM
whats the story behind the bucket on the 330?

backhoe24
03-06-2011, 01:09 AM
whats the story behind the bucket on the 330?

http://www.leadingedgeattachments.com/multiripperbucket.htm

Scaping 4 Life
03-06-2011, 01:17 PM
what kind of material is coming out of that quarry?

hvy 1ton
03-06-2011, 11:45 PM
The cat needs some dental work. Are they using the ripper bucket in quarry operations?

hvy 1ton
03-09-2011, 05:31 PM
The cat needs some dental work. Are they using the ripper bucket in quarry operations?

Nevermind, I watched the video, that makes a lot more sense.

Dirtman2007
03-09-2011, 07:17 PM
Building a dock for the post I built the beginning of this year, not bad for some dirt hands. Putting the railings up on it next

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/002-13.jpg

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both sections are 8'x 16'

Danny Boy
03-09-2011, 10:13 PM
Deck looks great, you stock it with fish too :)

mxridernorth
03-09-2011, 11:01 PM
Why the spacers in between the rim joists and the central posts? How are the beams and joists fastened?
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Dirtman2007
03-10-2011, 07:47 AM
Why the spacers in between the rim joists and the central posts? How are the beams and joists fastened?
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We used a 25 ton excavator to push the posts in the ground, works well but sometimes its not the most accurate. thats how I fixed it lol

JCLawn and more
03-11-2011, 07:47 AM
you look like you always have to much fun

Dirtman2007
03-11-2011, 09:51 PM
Installed the rails today, turned out pretty good I think

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/001-13.jpg

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JoshRountree
03-11-2011, 09:59 PM
Good looking pond. How long will it take to fill up? Will they stock it with fish?

KrayzKajun
03-11-2011, 10:33 PM
looks good. not bad for an equipment jockey! lol

kreft
03-12-2011, 06:49 PM
That cant be up to code. lol looks good man!

Dirtman2007
03-29-2011, 06:19 PM
About time I got my sorry butt back to work and away from playing on new equipment!


First off a little pool demo and filling. I guess youtube does pay off because this is how the homeowner came in contact with me

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then I was off to mow 3 acres and clear up around a pond

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dozerman21
03-29-2011, 06:22 PM
Did you just use dirt for the pool fill?

Dirtman2007
03-29-2011, 06:46 PM
Did you just use dirt for the pool fill?

I busted the bottom out and then put all the concrete in the hole, then just pulled all the dirt sides in and graded it back into the hill.

Bobcat'nSTL
03-29-2011, 06:58 PM
I see you finally got your replacement rear door for the 140.

AEL
03-29-2011, 07:29 PM
Damn that 140 is a sweet little machine.

bighornjd
03-29-2011, 08:34 PM
Damn that 140 is a sweet little machine.

Looks like it's gonna earn it's keep too...

Bleed Green
03-29-2011, 09:36 PM
gonna be any videos of the pool job on youtube?

hvy 1ton
03-29-2011, 10:32 PM
You sound a bit tired in the video, hell of vacation huh? I'll buy you a bag of jolly ranchers next time.

Dirtman2007
04-06-2011, 07:41 PM
Did some clearing on the backside of a pond dam today and installed some new rock to freshen it up some

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/001-14.jpg

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done

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flairland
04-06-2011, 08:00 PM
Looks good. Did you haul the brush away?

Dirtman2007
04-06-2011, 08:44 PM
Looks good. Did you haul the brush away?

yes we hauled out 2 load of brush and hauled in 4 loads of stone

Hollowellreid
04-06-2011, 09:59 PM
no matter how much stone you have it's never enough! damn.

Very cool excavator. nice size.

JCLawn and more
04-06-2011, 10:05 PM
is this the longest running thread? You do awesome work

Dirtman2007
04-07-2011, 08:31 PM
another fun day today

did a little stump job for a friend of mine this morning

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/001-15.jpg

his little 130, man those things are small

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off to my other big job to install a drain box and 80' of pipe

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/006-11.jpg

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93turbo
04-07-2011, 09:39 PM
Is that a high capacity bucket on the 140 or is it just an optical illusion? The one pic of it sitting in the water in front of the culverts the bucket looks extra deep

bobcat_ron
04-07-2011, 10:26 PM
At least the cabs are the same with the TL130/140/150's.

Dirtman2007
04-08-2011, 07:11 AM
Is that a high capacity bucket on the 140 or is it just an optical illusion? The one pic of it sitting in the water in front of the culverts the bucket looks extra deep

The bucket on the 140 its a little wierd. Its not as tall as it could be but I think they made the volume by making it a deeper bucket which gives it a wierd shape.

93turbo
04-08-2011, 10:14 PM
I thought it looked a little weird but thought maybe it was the camera angle

Dirtman2007
04-09-2011, 09:32 PM
Heres another pain in the ass project, no room to work and piss poor planning

this is going to be a pad for a big generator and then footings for a big 19' high brick wall
starting

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crane came in to take a big pine tree down, only charged 750 bucks to take the tree down, haul it off and grind the stump.

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grinding

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I love no room to stockpile stuff

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generator pad and wall footing

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Jelinek61
04-10-2011, 01:35 PM
Thats pretty cheap for all the equipment and six or seven guys i counted for taking that tree down. They probably could of used half the number of guys and made a bigger profit.

Heavyduty1
04-10-2011, 03:34 PM
Thats pretty cheap for all the equipment and six or seven guys i counted for taking that tree down. They probably could of used half the number of guys and made a bigger profit.

Yeah, that would have been better for the owner but not employees. It may be slow times for the tree company and keeping all the employes happy is something that has to be done.

I know a local lawn company that bids some jobs low just to keep the employees (15-20 guys) busy. That's one reason I don't hire 2-3 people, I just have to worry about me and that tough as it is.:hammerhead:

4 seasons lawn&land
04-10-2011, 09:38 PM
how long did it take them to do the tree? Is that a remote controlled stump grinder? cool!

Jelinek61
04-11-2011, 04:25 PM
how long did it take them to do the tree? Is that a remote controlled stump grinder? cool!

yeah, most midsize to large stump grinders have a remote control option. Its much easier to see what your doing compared to standing at some controls with the engine in your way.

SellingIron
04-11-2011, 09:39 PM
$750.00 for a tree that big. Dopes.. They must hate there family life..Nice bobcat if the picture...They know what there doing...

hvy 1ton
04-11-2011, 11:04 PM
$750.00 for a tree that big. Dopes.. They must hate there family life..Nice bobcat if the picture...They know what there doing...

Saying someone is a dope and smart in the thought borders on insanity. :rolleyes: If they knew what they were doing, they'd have a bigger skid.




And a Deere

Krafty
04-11-2011, 11:30 PM
$750.00 is a steal!! Around here I would think a tree taht size and to bring in a truck you would be looking at 5k easy.

Dirtman2007
04-12-2011, 07:01 AM
how long did it take them to do the tree? Is that a remote controlled stump grinder? cool!

From the time the crane hooked to the top to the time they chipped that last branch was 25 minutes for a 100' tall 34" pine tree. so they figured from the money they get from selling the logs to being able to do them so quick they can charge less.

Dirtman2007
04-12-2011, 12:48 PM
SO here's another project, dredging out the lake, and stablizing a hillside that is sliding off into the lake.

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/001-17.jpg

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hvy 1ton
04-12-2011, 01:31 PM
Looks like a mess. What the plan for the hill?

Giles_uk
04-12-2011, 04:48 PM
How does it work with the lake, who owns it. As in who are you working for? Do the houses that back on to it ***** and moan about taking the bushes out or happy for a better view?

Over here everyone complains even when your're working on someones land that's not there's they think the have a right to say what's going on because they can see it from there house etc

Top work as always, love the 140. Don't you fancy a wide 6 foot grading bucket etc on it for cleanup final grade or use the skid steer?
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Dirtman2007
04-12-2011, 05:20 PM
Looks like a mess. What the plan for the hill?

about $15,000 worth of a matting thats 4" thick hammered in ever 2 square feet with 2' rebar.

as far as the neighboors complaining Ive not had the first one. the main reason is their houses are gonna slide off into the lake unless we stablize this hill, therefore they are happy with us working.

JoshRountree
04-12-2011, 08:57 PM
about $15,000 worth of a matting thats 4" thick hammered in ever 2 square feet with 2' rebar.

as far as the neighboors complaining Ive not had the first one. the main reason is their houses are gonna slide off into the lake unless we stablize this hill, therefore they are happy with us working.

Is that your plan, or did an engineer spec it out?

Dirtman2007
04-12-2011, 09:12 PM
Is that your plan, or did an engineer spec it out?

Everything I'm doing is spec'd by the engineer. personally I would have just put 12" of rip rap on the hill and be done with it.

Jimmyed
04-12-2011, 09:36 PM
Everything I'm doing is spec'd by the engineer. personally I would have just put 12" of rip rap on the hill and be done with it.

Or just let the $hitbox apartments slide off into the muck...

JoshRountree
04-12-2011, 09:55 PM
Everything I'm doing is spec'd by the engineer. personally I would have just put 12" of rip rap on the hill and be done with it.

Yeah, but it's not your ass on the line if things go wrong?

1993lx172
04-12-2011, 11:43 PM
Yeah, but it's not your ass on the line if things go wrong?

That's why he had an engineer sign off on it. When and engineer or an architect signs off on a set of plans they open them selves up for responsibility if something goes wrong, unless they can prove that the contractor did not follow the plans or that their unauthorized (as in not reviewed and approved by the engineer and or architect) changes to those plans resulted in the failure of the structure or whatever then the contractor would be at fault.

Dirtman2007
04-13-2011, 08:24 PM
Graded in some ditches to the catch basin I installed the otherday catch all the water from the tennis courts

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Dirtman2007
04-15-2011, 09:25 PM
More work on the pain in the ass hill.

Managed to roll a track off the first day. then today I managed to roll both side off within about a minute of each other. I was lucky and caught them in time where I could just reverse the track and pop it back on.


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look how crappy the dirt is, its falling off into the trench as fast as week can dig it, good thing we only had to go down 2-3 feet. no wonder the houses are sliding into the lake... this is a 60K joke what we are doing...

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digging the silted in pond down to grade

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hvy 1ton
04-15-2011, 10:04 PM
More work on the pain in the ass hill.

Managed to roll a track off the first day. then today I managed to roll both side off within about a minute of each other. I was lucky and caught them in time where I could just reverse the track and pop it back on.


http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/001-19.jpg


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look how crappy the dirt is, its falling off into the trench as fast as week can dig it, good thing we only had to go down 2-3 feet. no wonder the houses are sliding into the lake... this is a 60K joke what we are doing...

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/006-12.jpg

Umm, yeah thats a problem. Slope from figure 1 plus soil stability of figure 3 equals house boat. :laugh: I think they're gonna need some bigger soil nails before it's solved. You ever notice how this stuff always happens in spec house developments? :rolleyes:

bobw
04-15-2011, 11:35 PM
Do you ever think that one day...you'll be leaving that Daewoo behind on a job site because you can't get it out of the mud???

Heavyduty1
04-16-2011, 04:23 PM
Dirtman, you get any storm damage.

Dirtman2007
04-16-2011, 05:04 PM
Dirtman, you get any storm damage.

Tornado did touch down, lots of trees down. A lowes store was destroyed. Lucky everything here is ok.

Heavyduty1
04-16-2011, 06:23 PM
We got lucky too. Had a local Andy's leveled but all else is good. :drinkup:

Dirtman2007
04-16-2011, 08:40 PM
We got lucky too. Had a local Andy's leveled but all else is good. :drinkup:

its really bad here, houses are gone and trees are blown over everywhere.

sadly many have died and I'm sure we'll be hard at it next week doing storm clean up

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Danny Boy
04-16-2011, 09:45 PM
Wow buddy, thats bad...

Coastal Lawn Maintenance
04-16-2011, 10:17 PM
that is bad we got by without alot of damage. had one touch down the think in Gloucester

Heavyduty1
04-16-2011, 10:50 PM
Yeah it's bad, a lot of damage is being report and a lot of lives have been lost. One mobile home park in wake co. was wiped out with 100 plus people homes destoyed.

Jimmyed
04-16-2011, 10:51 PM
Semi trailer decided to take a nap!!! Lot of money to be made there doing storm cleanup. Expect few updates the next few weeks.

Krafty
04-17-2011, 03:44 PM
Holy crap!! Glad to hear your ok!

Dirtman2007
04-17-2011, 08:37 PM
its going to be a really busy week. Lots to clean up. did 10 house yards today with more tomorrow. just driving down the road house to house say this amount for this tree ect. everyones been pleased.

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Junior M
04-17-2011, 08:41 PM
reminds me of when the tornado hit here a little over 3 years ago.

Dirtman2007
04-17-2011, 08:50 PM
just a few on the hundreds of homes to demo

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was a trailer

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bobcat_ron
04-17-2011, 08:57 PM
When will people smarten up and build concrete houses? Has no one learned from the 3 little pigs and the Obama wolf?

Junior M
04-17-2011, 09:05 PM
When will people smarten up and build concrete houses? Has no one learned from the 3 little pigs and the Obama wolf?
In all seriousness, a concrete block building across the road from my house was spread across the 2 acre lot it set on during the tornado here..

bobcat_ron
04-17-2011, 10:08 PM
In all seriousness, a concrete block building across the road from my house was spread across the 2 acre lot it set on during the tornado here..

Concrete blocks are just plain dumb too, pre-cast concrete walls and poured-in-place walls are what I'm talking about, a true life time house, it will last longer than you.
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Ozz
04-18-2011, 07:22 AM
Wow. Not pretty. I would say the houses with the siding torn off could be saved with a little work.

JFGauvreau
04-18-2011, 08:08 AM
Concrete blocks are just plain dumb too, pre-cast concrete walls and poured-in-place walls are what I'm talking about, a true life time house, it will last longer than you.
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No one will be able to afford that lol. 10" concrete wall with 2- 15m rebar on top and 2-15m rebar on the bottem, that is a **** load of weight lol. Footings would have to be like 40"+ wide, 14" high with a **** load of rebar in it.

Alpha Property
04-18-2011, 08:56 AM
during ww2 they made a few homes in southen ontario compleatly out of concreate. 2 side by side rite around the corner from me, and one was somewhere up north. A guy i use to work with in highschool lived in one for a while. They look normal in and out, but all the inner walls, floors, stair cases, everything was poured concreat

bobcat_ron
04-18-2011, 09:06 AM
No one will be able to afford that lol. 10" concrete wall with 2- 15m rebar on top and 2-15m rebar on the bottem, that is a **** load of weight lol. Footings would have to be like 40"+ wide, 14" high with a **** load of rebar in it.

I worked on a house years ago that was all poured-in-place with foam forms and plastic guides for re-bar, the walls were only 6-8 inches in some places, interior walls were stud framed, the builder just poured a 12" thick concrete pad for the footings.

JFGauvreau
04-18-2011, 09:15 AM
It depends on the builders I guess. Here in Ontario, the normal foundation itself has to be 8", 10" if their is any brick (usually in the front of the house) footings are 30" wide and 10" high. But if you would to pour 3 sets of forms on top of each other, about 17-18" high, I just can't imagine the number of braces you would required to hold off 18" high of 8-10" concrete walls.

hvy 1ton
04-18-2011, 01:25 PM
I see how it is, first you take the snow, and now you want the tornadoes. :rolleyes: In all seriousness me and half dozen actual meteorologists thought the whole storm looked like something straight out of the central plains. Apparently, so does the aftermath. Except for the double wide garage door that went 20', should be in the next county. :laugh:



http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/012-4.jpg

Glad you made it through OK, now go make some damn money.

mxridernorth
04-18-2011, 01:45 PM
ICFs are gaining in popularity here, but they are still more initially expensive. Here's a multimillion dollar home that will eventually be built entirely with ICFs.
218660

Jelinek61
04-18-2011, 04:55 PM
My engineering department from college sponsored a house to be built in a poor neighborhood that would be a model for LEED certified housing with all the stuff to make it energy efficient. We poured the ICF for the basement and used SIPS for the exterior walls. We had the whole basement stacked and poured in one morning and the SIPS up for a two story house in two days. Its a really quick way to build and very enegry efficient as well.

Dirtman2007
04-18-2011, 08:14 PM
More cleanup work today

tree crushed a mans shed

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/001-21.jpg


next big job pulling all the trees off this house.

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http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/008-10.jpg

I need a bigger machine

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took some time but i got it!

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/018-2.jpg

Heavyduty1
04-18-2011, 08:39 PM
Looks like ya'll are making some storm hustle $$$$.:weightlifter: Are you getting any extra jobs from people seeing you in the area? It's nice when you can clean up many yards on the same block and not spend so much time moving equipment.

tallrick
04-18-2011, 08:48 PM
I never figured out how people accepted those homes made of firewood. Mine was built by me out of concrete and steel, and has survived storms and avoided termites, rot and mildew. In hurricane Katrina I had a ficus tree uproot and end up on my roof, with no damage. Most likely that would survive tornadoes as well.

NateV
04-18-2011, 08:54 PM
More cleanup work today

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/010-11.jpg



Looks like he brought McDonalds with the 140 LOL.

looks good!

Dirtman2007
04-18-2011, 09:40 PM
Looks like he brought McDonalds with the 140 LOL.

looks good!

you damn right! that chainsaw makes me hungry!

JFGauvreau
04-19-2011, 08:29 AM
I don't get how people are able to afford your services at X per hour? I mean their house is completely gone, they are probably having a hard time with insurance because everyone is calling them lol.

ARP
04-19-2011, 08:46 AM
Sweet pics Chris!

All you're missing is a grinder to process all that wood...:cool2:

bighornjd
04-19-2011, 10:08 AM
I don't get how people are able to afford your services at X per hour? I mean their house is completely gone, they are probably having a hard time with insurance because everyone is calling them lol.

My thoughts exactly. A lot of people won't have that kind of money on hand and working with the ins. co. directly can be difficult as well. My experience with any type of insurance work is that it's usually a royal PITA to get the OK to do the work, then an even bigger pain to get paid in a timely manner. I'm still waiting on the final 2k from a job I finished last Oct...:angry:

MattnSTL
04-19-2011, 05:45 PM
I was able to get my insurance money in exactly a month's time and the check was direct to me from my claim from February They even sent an advance check to cover the cleanup and get started building before my claim was even settled. However, I was under Builder's Risk from Zurich, which is apparently one of the best and quickest. I'm sure it's not always as easy under a standard homeowner's policy. Some people around here are still waiting on settlements from tornado's on New Year's Eve.

Dirtman2007
04-19-2011, 07:37 PM
I don't get how people are able to afford your services at X per hour? I mean their house is completely gone, they are probably having a hard time with insurance because everyone is calling them lol.

like my dad always said, you dont work for poor people, you work for people with money. But in all seriousness I do not charge much.

The first day I cleaned up 10 yards. charging 100 bucks at most for cleaning up a big tree. might mot be much to some of ya'll but people are in a time of need and I dont mind helping out.

and andrew, no I dont want a chipper as people dont have money for that. I get paid to pile it at the road and let the state worry about it.

1toomanyhobbies
04-19-2011, 10:37 PM
many of these trees are on houses or right next to them. Do you ever talk to the customer that removing the tree might cause more damage to the roof/house and that you aren't responsible for that? I know a lot of the roofs are totalled but heavy trees and heavy equipment seem to be a recipe for more damage to the house and just wondering what expectations are set before hand.

JFGauvreau
04-20-2011, 08:58 AM
Ya I mean, I'm sure you can't charge the full price, and do a super job, I mean blow off all the debris off their grass/ driveway. I guess in that situation you just have to clean up the worst. I'm sure people pay a respect for you for helping them out and not charging them 1500$+ per yard lol.

ProTouch Groundscapes
04-20-2011, 09:19 AM
when the storms hit you make your money in volume. everybody and their mother is out doing "clean ups" and you cant charge your usual rate.

we had a bad windstorm last year that took out ALOT of trees around here, everything from very healthy pines and oaks to little stuff. My brother postponed mowing that day, grabbed our saws, dump truck and big deckover and made over a grand in CASH in no time. Plus our processing yard takes branches and tree stuff for free cause they grind it up. only direct expenses was fuel and the employee at 9 an hour.

mxridernorth
04-20-2011, 11:21 AM
...only direct expenses was fuel and the employee at 9 an hour.

Holy moly! Do you have and keep good workers at that rate?

ProTouch Groundscapes
04-20-2011, 01:24 PM
at the time he was only seasonal and was mainly employed to mow grass. thats pretty much the starting rate around here. we give em a $1 bump after 3mos. The new guy we just hired is a long term employee who we would like to take over our mowing division and hes started at 10 and will be making much more when he takes over.

we have gotten to the point where my brother and father and I cant handle it all ourselves anymore. It was nice keeping all the income coming to the family with very low overhead.

Dirtman2007
04-20-2011, 03:41 PM
Ya I mean, I'm sure you can't charge the full price, and do a super job, I mean blow off all the debris off their grass/ driveway. I guess in that situation you just have to clean up the worst. I'm sure people pay a respect for you for helping them out and not charging them 1500$+ per yard lol.

Yeah I'd never leave a job looking like I did in these cases but my main goal was to get the big trees that the people couldn't move my hand out of the way where they could handle it.
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Dirtman2007
04-20-2011, 07:23 PM
cleaned out and graded a ditch

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/001-22.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/002-23.jpg

back to the mud hole today

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/004-24.jpg

got smart, now I can pull 16' of mud in one pass VS 4'

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/006-14.jpg

oh and there really is a light at the end of the tunnel:drinkup:

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/005-23.jpg

2brothersyardcare
04-23-2011, 12:19 PM
am i the only one not seeing pics?

earthmover
04-23-2011, 01:17 PM
I see the pics just fine? Anyway, looks good as always Chris!
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bighornjd
04-24-2011, 08:55 PM
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oh and there really is a light at the end of the tunnel:drinkup:

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/005-23.jpg

for me it usually ends up being an oncoming train...:hammerhead:

lookin good:clapping:

icex
04-26-2011, 10:36 AM
Chris immmmmm havvvvin withdrawlss, need more pictures :P

Dirtman2007
04-26-2011, 08:35 PM
Chris immmmmm havvvvin withdrawlss, need more pictures :P

Ohhhhhhhkayyy here we go!


Freshing up some rip rap

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/001-23.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/002-24.jpg


digging for the drain valve 4' under the mud

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Krafty
04-26-2011, 09:44 PM
Ol boy in the red hat deffinetly must have drawn the short straw!:drinkup::drinkup:

ProTouch Groundscapes
04-27-2011, 02:57 PM
love how the truck has the john boat up top just in case someone gets in over their head lol.

Ozz
04-27-2011, 11:29 PM
love how the truck has the john boat up top just in case someone gets in over their head lol.

I'm working on the Ohio River right now... I need one...:)

Dirtman2007
04-29-2011, 06:24 PM
Had a fun little project down at the beach for a friend of mine building a rentention pond
man it sure was nice working in pure sand for a change!

arrival

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/001-24.jpg

site before

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/002-25.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/003-18.jpg


installing the overflow

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/005-24.jpg

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building a berm with the spoil

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/008-12.jpg

my buddys case

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/009-12.jpg

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look mom no teeth!

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http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/017-4.jpg

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not used to sea shells in the rip rap! haha

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/019-4.jpg

digging the pond

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/011-10.jpg

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5 o clock somewhere

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/022-2.jpg


done

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/023-2.jpg

overflow box with a 6" pipe and 2" low flow

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/024-2.jpg

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Dirtman2007
04-29-2011, 06:28 PM
oh yeah and we rolled in for 30 miles on 5 tires after one blew out!

mxridernorth
04-29-2011, 06:30 PM
Um...you forgot a pile of dirt?

Dirtman2007
04-29-2011, 07:20 PM
Um...you forgot a pile of dirt?

park said leave any extra dirt in a pile.... Hopefully they need 80 yards:laugh:

bobcat_ron
04-29-2011, 07:27 PM
That little Case is how we roll up here.

Heavyduty1
04-29-2011, 09:20 PM
oh yeah and we rolled in for 30 miles on 5 tires after one blew out!

Last summer on one of those days with a heat index of 105, I was keeping a good watch on the trailer tires because I had it about maxed out weight wise. Funny thing was, a old lady for some reason was keeping her car right next to my trailer tires on a 4 lane highway. When I slowed down, she slowed, I would speed up so would she. A few miles down the road I heard a loud pop and saw tire smoke with tire pieces going every which way. After that she stayed about 300 feet behind me for the rest of way. I bet she messed up her depends that day.:laugh:

mxridernorth
04-30-2011, 12:02 AM
I'm surprised that you guys never run smooth buckets on your equipment.
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westsweeper4
04-30-2011, 01:32 AM
Can you explain how that 2" low flow part works, or the design behind it

Dirtman2007
04-30-2011, 10:32 AM
Can you explain how that 2" low flow part works, or the design behind it

Alright lets see how good I can explain this. that concrete box is 4'x4' with a 24" RCP pipe in it with the opening at the top and lid. On the front of the box down about half way is a 6" pvc pipe with a 90 degree elbow on it that puts the end of the pipe about 16" below the water level at normal pool. there is a end cap on the end of the 6" pcv, the spec's called for a 2" hole in that. this allows 2" of water to be released slowly during a rainstorm until the water reaches the top of the box and pours over. As the rain stops the water will slowly go down until it reaches its normal water level again. The Idea for this is its pulling water 16" below the waters surface which keeps all the oil, gas, and other contaminants in the retention pond.

JoshRountree
04-30-2011, 10:42 AM
Alright lets see how good I can explain this. that concrete box is 4'x4' with a 24" RCP pipe in it with the opening at the top and lid. On the front of the box down about half way is a 6" pvc pipe with a 90 degree elbow on it that puts the end of the pipe about 16" below the water level at normal pool. there is a end cap on the end of the 6" pcv, the spec's called for a 2" hole in that. this allows 2" of water to be released slowly during a rainstorm until the water reaches the top of the box and pours over. As the rain stops the water will slowly go down until it reaches its normal water level again. The Idea for this is its pulling water 16" below the waters surface which keeps all the oil, gas, and other contaminants in the retention pond.


Do you like this design? Sounds like it would work pretty good.

Does the 2" hole also limit how fast the water can escape, thus reducing the amount of sediment?

bobcat_ron
04-30-2011, 12:05 PM
Pretty smart idea for a storm water inflow box.

Dirtman2007
05-03-2011, 08:33 PM
been really busy, managed to sneak a few storm cleanup job into the first of this week. man this little 140 is paying for itself now. I love it.

quite the freaking mess

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/001-25.jpg

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loading all the debris out

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/006-17.jpg

done

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/011-11.jpg

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neighbors shed

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crunch crunch crunch!

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done

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/012-8.jpg

another neighbors house

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tracked down the road to another house, while the state taking and hauling all the trees for free he decided to add a couple more to the pile.

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contract trucks loading up all the storm debris in their 100 yard trucks and trailers

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then made it out to my big job, got the hillside graded with the dozer

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/016-3.jpg

doing some work to a valve at the dam

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steep hill

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bighornjd
05-03-2011, 10:10 PM
been really busy, managed to sneak a few storm cleanup job into the first of this week. man this little 140 is paying for itself now. I love it.

It looks like that dump truck has already payed for itself too. Looks good. I wonder what those state contracted self-loader trucks are getting paid an hour? Bet they are doin alright...:weightlifter:

Kepple Services
05-05-2011, 07:30 PM
You dont get paid by the hour.. its either by the yard, or the ton... depending on where your working. We have 6 trucks now... 3 60 yard straight trucks, 1 35 yard straight truck, one 45 yard straight, and 1 110 yard truck and trailer. We got a call to go there but they dont pay much anymore, and we really cant afford to spare a truck. We run 5 out of the 6 on a daily basis here in town. We did get a call to go to the next county over and haul there, seems after the tornados hit the contractors that where working all left...

Dirtman2007
05-06-2011, 06:40 PM
Started installing the Geo Web onto the hillside this week.

Not a very fun product to install. you hammer drill it down with 2' long rebar.

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/001-27.jpg

then you cover with topsoil

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/002-27.jpg

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http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/004-26.jpg

then my buddy got the yanmar stuck on the way out... that was a little fun to get out

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/006-19.jpg

alot more to go

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/007-15.jpg


video getting it out

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

backhoe24
05-06-2011, 10:43 PM
]

overflow box with a 6" pipe and 2" low flow

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/024-2.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/025-2.jpg


Good job security. Two good rains and the 2" low flow will be plugged and you can go do it over again...:rolleyes:

Jelinek61
05-07-2011, 09:16 PM
That geo web looks pretty sweet. Do you attach it to the hill all the way down or just at the top?

knox gsl
05-07-2011, 10:34 PM
Knowing that you're such a Volvo man I figured I would share a wheel loader with a 9 yard high dump bucket with you. At the mulch supplier that I use they have 2 of these, a small wheel loader, a 210 like yours, and komatsu SSL.

Dirtman2007
05-14-2011, 01:48 PM
Been a busy week, finished the slope stablization project and got the pond graded out to the correct graded


before
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/001-17.jpg

after

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/004-28.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/007-15.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/001-28.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/002-28.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/003-23.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/004-27.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/003-24.jpg

then I managed to get every machine I have minus the 210 back to the shop to clean them this weekend!

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/002-29.jpg

Blue Goose
05-14-2011, 03:40 PM
As always Chris, great looking job!

Dirtman2007
05-17-2011, 10:02 PM
Been a busy beaver, went back to a job I started about a year ago to burn the brush pile and grade out the area

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/003-25.jpg

mr snake was mad I set his home on fire

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

this area was lower than the creek so I built a pond to get dirt to raise it so it will dry out
before
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/007-16.jpg
after
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/002-30.jpg

root rakes the field with the dozer

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/008-14.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/011-13.jpg

spreading the ashes and covering with dirt


http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/001-29.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/003-26.jpg

Justin
05-18-2011, 12:32 AM
Cool pict of the snake. Every time I have burnt brush, all kinds of things have came out. And chris you look like the king of non american with all that equipment. Even thoe most of that is built in the south..

hvy 1ton
05-18-2011, 01:12 AM
Been a busy beaver, went back to a job I started about a year ago to burn the brush pile and grade out the area

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/003-25.jpg

this area was lower than the creek so I built a pond to get dirt to raise it so it will dry out
before
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/007-16.jpg
after
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/002-30.jpg

root rakes the field with the dozer

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/008-14.jpg

Is the 140 your most used excavator yet? First time somebody tried to mow the spot in the 2nd, they'd be in it up to the axles.:laugh: How long did it take to dig that pond with the 140? Those corn feeders are junk. The day i crushed them up was glorious. :drinkup:

Dirtman2007
05-18-2011, 08:04 PM
Cool pict of the snake. Every time I have burnt brush, all kinds of things have came out. And chris you look like the king of non american with all that equipment. Even thoe most of that is built in the south..

spare me a few hundred grand and I'll sell it all and get cat!


so another day, another dollar.


fixing a washed out ditch. first time the rip rap washed into the pond so the landscaper had the bright Idea of putting in crush and Run (ABC) to fix the washed out area. Notice it all in the pond now:dizzy:


This is not the way that I would have liked to have done the job, but like the bossman says " somedays you get paid to think, somedays you get paid to do"



before

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/001-30.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/002-31.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/003-27.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/004-29.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/005-27.jpg

overkill for 3 yards of concrete???

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/006-21.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/007-17.jpg


ugh I could hardly stand to put concrete all over the nice rock but thats what they wanted to do to keep it from washing...

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/009-15.jpg

bighornjd
05-18-2011, 09:01 PM
That concrete idea looks like something my grandfather would cook up in his crazy head, lol. Definately better ways to do it but hey, as long as your gettin paid, what the hell. Kinda like a pole barn we built for a customer couple years ago. Cool little building design, but they ruined it by picking the ugliest roofing and siding colors ever imagined! Whatever, it all pays the same. Except we don't like showing the design to potential customers because most people can't seem to look past the ugliness to see the quality...

dozerman21
05-18-2011, 09:40 PM
I'm starting to worry about you boys in the south, with the rear discharge trucks and crete-rap!:drinkup: I do like your boss's quote though...

Dirtman2007
05-18-2011, 09:52 PM
I'm starting to worry about you boys in the south, with the rear discharge trucks and crete-rap!:drinkup: I do like your boss's quote though...

haha we have the front discharge trucks too!

curtisfarmer
05-18-2011, 10:40 PM
Chris, FYI Park Construction whose excavators and equipment you have posted pics of is closing up here in Fitzwilliam, NH. 100 lost jobs but they said they were keeping their N. Carolina operation which started in 1996. They were up here since 1957.:cry:

BTW, would a huge concrete truck!!! Up here all cement trucks are 6X6 Oshgosh and Advance units:weightlifter:

Dirtman2007
05-19-2011, 08:51 PM
Chris, FYI Park Construction whose excavators and equipment you have posted pics of is closing up here in Fitzwilliam, NH. 100 lost jobs but they said they were keeping their N. Carolina operation which started in 1996. They were up here since 1957.:cry:

BTW, would a huge concrete truck!!! Up here all cement trucks are 6X6 Oshgosh and Advance units:weightlifter:

wow that sucks, they are staying pretty busy here doing miles of sewer and water line. wonder if they'll send that equipment down here?


did some storm cleanup today

on site hauling

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/001-31.jpg



the off to repair a creek bank thats washing out,

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/002-32.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/003-28.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/004-30.jpg

haul in about 100 tons of rip rap in the morning

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/005-28.jpg

Dirtman2007
05-20-2011, 09:56 PM
Finished up the rock today
even opened the valve up to make sure it all stayed in place like I wanted it too

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/002-33.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/003-29.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/004-31.jpg

jeasley
05-20-2011, 10:14 PM
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MackCat
05-22-2011, 10:27 AM
wow that sucks, they are staying pretty busy here doing miles of sewer and water line. wonder if they'll send that equipment down here?


did some storm cleanup today

on site hauling

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/001-31.jpg



the off to repair a creek bank thats washing out,

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/002-32.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/003-28.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/004-30.jpg

haul in about 100 tons of rip rap in the morning

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/005-28.jpg
They won`t be sending equipment to Nc. I got the auction brochure in the mail yesterday said it was the largest one owner auction ever!

Dirtman2007
05-22-2011, 11:12 AM
They won`t be sending equipment to Nc. I got the auction brochure in the mail yesterday said it was the largest one owner auction ever!

do you have a link to the auction company?

MackCat
05-22-2011, 07:01 PM
do you have a link to the auction company?
Yes Here it is. http://petrowskyauctioneers.com/Auction.asp?ID=124 Click on Auction Brochure

Dirtman2007
05-22-2011, 07:17 PM
Yes Here it is. http://petrowskyauctioneers.com/Auction.asp?ID=124 Click on Auction Brochure

Ouch I see some equipment thats still here in NC in the list. i wonder if they are going out of business here too? I know they have a pc1250 hoe but I dont see it on the list... so Im not sure. they are suppose to be doing a water line job down the road but I noticed they pulled all their equipment off it?

Dirtman2007
05-22-2011, 07:54 PM
Pond I dredged filled back up and everything passed on the walk through the otherday. Had a guy come out and spray mulch everything.

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/007-18.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/008-15.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/009-16.jpg

Dirtman2007
05-23-2011, 07:58 PM
Little lot clearing today

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/001-32.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/002-34.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/003-30.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/004-32.jpg

got a few pulp wood logs

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/005-29.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/006-22.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/007-19.jpg

now thats a load with the machine and a full load of brush and roots

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/008-16.jpg

Z-master man
05-23-2011, 08:28 PM
Nice pic's as always Chris! Do you drive the dump or does your uncle?

Bleed Green
05-23-2011, 09:44 PM
Chris, don't you have a bigger Volvo ex too?

Junior M
05-23-2011, 09:45 PM
so chris, I got a week of school left... when can I start? :laugh:

Dirtman2007
05-23-2011, 10:11 PM
Nice pic's as always Chris! Do you drive the dump or does your uncle?

I try to stay in the equipment at all cost, no truck driving for me. I've more it around and load stuff onsite but as far as hauling stuff all day, negative.

I'd get road rage and plow over some ******* or something

93turbo
05-23-2011, 11:01 PM
Chris now that you have the smaller volvo do you ever catch yourself wondering how you guys ever managed before? lol

Dirtman2007
05-24-2011, 07:52 PM
Chris now that you have the smaller volvo do you ever catch yourself wondering how you guys ever managed before? lol

yes cause I used it again today! lol
man I love this machine


Did some demo/ cleanup work today

This was a old house that someone half assed tore down and made a mess along with people dumping trash down there

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/005-30.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/006-23.jpg

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

found a bunch of old bottles
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/008-17.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/010-14.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/011-14.jpg

another old shed to take out and more trash

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/013-7.jpg

picked them up to keep from busting glass everywhere

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/015-6.jpg

done

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/016-4.jpg

Bleed Green
05-24-2011, 08:11 PM
Not to go off topic of anything, but Chris any idea when this American Hard Hat show is going to start taping and airing?

Dirtman2007
05-24-2011, 08:51 PM
Not to go off topic of anything, but Chris any idea when this American Hard Hat show is going to start taping and airing?

they said they start filming in july or august. I'll have to find out some more details before I make any comitments

Bleed Green
05-24-2011, 09:52 PM
http://boston.craigslist.org/gbs/tlg/2379037889.html

I know its craigslist but there is some info about entry for the show. Looks like the deadline is coming up quickly.

Dirtman2007
05-28-2011, 06:41 PM
got tired of shaking straw by hand this week so I waited at a auction for 8 hours to get this.

Finn B-40 straw blower, less than 100 hours, 20hp motor
$2200.00

bobcat_ron
05-28-2011, 06:52 PM
Good score, now you can leave the hand shaking for your love life.

JCLawn and more
05-28-2011, 07:57 PM
I think you have to much fun with your job
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Dirtman2007
05-28-2011, 08:05 PM
I think you have to much fun with your job
Posted via Mobile Device

it work you have to make it fun!

few more pics from this week kinda slacking with no finished product pics


fellow wanted to dig his pond shore a little deeper and dig a few deep fishing holes
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/001-33.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/002-35.jpg


http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/003-31.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/004-33.jpg



then back out to my lake dredging job to grade out the big borrow pit i dug to hold about 1500 yards of liquid mud, 3 months later its dry on top lol


http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/015-7.jpg

not bad for a tooth bucket.... still got a eye out for a 4' clean up bucket.

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/016-5.jpg

JCLawn and more
05-28-2011, 08:33 PM
How old are you? Didn't you move out of your parents house last year?
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Dirtman2007
05-28-2011, 08:36 PM
How old are you? Didn't you move out of your parents house last year?
Posted via Mobile Device

23 and yes I bought my own house a year ago today.

Dirtman2007
05-28-2011, 08:48 PM
oh yeah I forgot

just if anyone is interested in her

http://www.ccsequipment.com/pre_owned_detail.asp?sid=09810449X5K27K2011J2I51I45JPMQ4449R0&veh=2156877

Dirtman2007
05-29-2011, 07:11 PM
had some boys come and shine up the rims and tank on the truck today

shine baby shine

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/002-36.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/005-31.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/006-24.jpg

JCLawn and more
05-29-2011, 07:20 PM
23 and yes I bought my own house a year ago today.

Are you sole owner? I am 20 and I need to start taking some notes :) Need some help from November to February :laughing:?

knox gsl
05-29-2011, 11:42 PM
That wheel job makes me miss my Peterbilt

blk90s13
05-29-2011, 11:43 PM
Thats a shiny truck right there

Dirtman2007
05-30-2011, 05:37 PM
Painted my brush guard I had built for the dozer today. Its made out of 3/4" flat bar for the outer frame and 1/2 bar for the braces that are installed and put at a slight angle.

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/002-37.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/003-33.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/004-34.jpg

Bleed Green
05-30-2011, 08:33 PM
you have some competition for the American Hard Hat show. This guy has a pretty nice video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lYyp2ESzkJk&feature=feedu

Dirtman2007
05-30-2011, 09:29 PM
you have some competition for the American Hard Hat show. This guy has a pretty nice video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lYyp2ESzkJk&feature=feedu

Yeah tom did a really good job. I've got alot of info on this show and I think we stand a pretty good shot at getting on. I've been talking to the casting producer alot and she's really happy with everything I've sent her so we shall see! I have a feeling that we will be playing on iron thats alot bigger than bobcats so we needa get prepared!

tnmtn
05-30-2011, 10:08 PM
Good Luck Chris, whenever i hear ninja this is what i think of

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_j1-xQA_ufE

Dirtman2007
05-30-2011, 10:19 PM
Good Luck Chris, whenever i hear ninja this is what i think of

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_j1-xQA_ufE

haha you found juniors brother....

TomG
05-31-2011, 05:41 AM
you have some competition for the American Hard Hat show. This guy has a pretty nice video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lYyp2ESzkJk&feature=feedu

Hey I know that guy. :) From what I understand there is more than enough room for Chris and I on the show. Hopefully we both make it! We just have to wait and see now.

Bleed Green
05-31-2011, 06:27 PM
Hey I know that guy. :) From what I understand there is more than enough room for Chris and I on the show. Hopefully we both make it! We just have to wait and see now.

haha ya I guess you do know that guy. I didn't really put two and two together there Tom. Hopefully you guys both get on the show, I can't wait for it to start. Any clue as to what they will be doing on the show yet, like following you guys around on jobsites or what not?

TomG
05-31-2011, 06:38 PM
haha ya I guess you do know that guy. I didn't really put two and two together there Tom. Hopefully you guys both get on the show, I can't wait for it to start. Any clue as to what they will be doing on the show yet, like following you guys around on jobsites or what not?

From what I understand its going to be a skills competition show, kind of like top shot on the history channel. Its not going to be a show like ax men or swamp loggers where they follow people on jobs. Chris, correct me if I am wrong.

Dirtman2007
05-31-2011, 09:40 PM
From what I understand its going to be a skills competition show, kind of like top shot on the history channel. Its not going to be a show like ax men or swamp loggers where they follow people on jobs. Chris, correct me if I am wrong.

yeah thats what I'm getting too. they are going to pick 48 contestants and do like a show or clip with 3 each or something. I've got meeting with the casting producer on 6/10 I'll keep you posted.

Lazer_Z
06-01-2011, 09:27 AM
Chris, Tom, good luck guys!!! I'm hoping to see you both get on the show.

Dirtman2007
06-01-2011, 06:52 PM
Had a aggrivating little project today and yesterday.

homeowner had a huge hole washing out at the end of a 36" concrete pipe that went under the road. it was washing out from under the trees and making a mess down stream


http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/001-35.jpg

my wonderful access

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/002-38.jpg

rock pile

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/003-34.jpg

these sure arnt going in my dumptruck!

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/004-35.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/005-32.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/006-25.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/008-18.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/001-36.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/002-39.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/003-35.jpg

done all 100+ tons of boulders put in

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/004-36.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/005-33.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/006-26.jpg

mxridernorth
06-01-2011, 06:59 PM
I'd love to see our version of the DOT freak out when I drove past them with a load of boulders piled on a flat deck. You live in a magical place.

mxridernorth
06-01-2011, 07:07 PM
If you don't mind, I have a question with regard to how you price jobs when you utilize various pieces of equipment: Do you charge on an hourly rate or set price per job? If hourly, how do you structure the pricing?

Dirtman2007
06-01-2011, 08:22 PM
If you don't mind, I have a question with regard to how you price jobs when you utilize various pieces of equipment: Do you charge on an hourly rate or set price per job? If hourly, how do you structure the pricing?

Pretty much everything is buy the job now, the old days of digging for a farmer buy the hour are gone.

For example on this job I had 4 machines, 140 volvo, 2 minis and the truck and trailer. I just take a average of those hourly rate and charge it for the 2 days I worked. I do it that way because pretty much only machine is running at a time. then figure in your mobilization and a little more for unexpected expenses and it works fine for me.

Dirtman2007
06-01-2011, 08:34 PM
I'd love to see our version of the DOT freak out when I drove past them with a load of boulders piled on a flat deck. You live in a magical place.

LOL I mean I wouldn't go down the highway with them like that but I only had to pull them a mile or so through the subdivision. I even put my side posts on and nailed a 4x6 to the trailer deck to keep them on there. oh yeah and put the flat side down she rolled like a champ.

mxridernorth
06-02-2011, 01:33 AM
Pretty much everything is buy the job now, the old days of digging for a farmer buy the hour are gone.

For example on this job I had 4 machines, 140 volvo, 2 minis and the truck and trailer. I just take a average of those hourly rate and charge it for the 2 days I worked. I do it that way because pretty much only machine is running at a time. then figure in your mobilization and a little more for unexpected expenses and it works fine for me.

Thanks. That's pretty much how I do it too.

But I still think you live in a magical place ;)

Dirtman2007
06-02-2011, 08:09 PM
Little clearing project today.

Homeowner wanted a back yard so his kids could play soccer.


had a tree company come in and top all the trees too tall to push over.



Before

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/004-37.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/005-34.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/006-27.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/007-21.jpg

they polished it too much I was blinded by the light!

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/008-19.jpg

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hauling in topsoil

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/010-15.jpg

too close for comfort

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/012-9.jpg

even dug up the old propane tank

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/014-7.jpg

Done

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/016-6.jpg

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JoshRountree
06-02-2011, 10:52 PM
Wow man, that looks awesome! Do you do all the final grading with the skid steer? Got any videos of you doing the final grading? Do you guys do any hydro seeding?

Dirtman2007
06-03-2011, 07:58 PM
Wow man, that looks awesome! Do you do all the final grading with the skid steer? Got any videos of you doing the final grading? Do you guys do any hydro seeding?

Thanks

Yes all the grading was done with the skid steer in less than a hour

I did not take any videos of that and No I dont do any hydro seeding, I just used the old seed and straw method



So today was another clearing and grading job. Had to clear and grade over 1000' of shoreline around a pond. the water was lowered down 3' so i could grade it nice all the way to the water

I get to used my new blower tomorrow and seed and straw it

before
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/002-40.jpg


after

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/004-38.jpg

before

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/001-37.jpg

after

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/005-35.jpg




pond dam

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/003-36.jpg

scagfreek
06-05-2011, 01:03 PM
how much horse power is the tractor

Dirtman2007
06-05-2011, 08:26 PM
how much horse power is the tractor

you mean the dump truck? 380HP

Dirtman2007
06-07-2011, 08:52 PM
been busy yet again, broke the old 210 out of its 3 month retirement and wore some rust off clearing for a new one acre irrigation pond

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/001-38.jpg

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http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/006-28.jpg

had to replace an old rusted out drain pipe today with a new 8" plastic overflow

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/007-22.jpg

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Dirtman2007
06-10-2011, 09:20 PM
So I went out to the Cat proving grounds today and left my trademark LOL My audition for the American Hard Hat show went very well. I comeplete all the challeges really quick and even had to show the cat Reps how its suppose to be done! Yes I showed off but hell you're only young once so live it up! I feel really good that you will see me on national TV this fall making a idiot of myself doing some stupid stuff with equipment.

Bleed Green
06-10-2011, 10:28 PM
So I went out to the Cat proving grounds today and left my trademark LOL My audition for the American Hard Hat show went very well. I comeplete all the challeges really quick and even had to show the cat Reps how its suppose to be done! Yes I showed off but hell you're only young once so live it up! I feel really good that you will see me on national TV this fall making a idiot of myself doing some stupid stuff with equipment.

hahaha very nice Chris. Lets hope you make it on the show, can't wait for it to air.

93turbo
06-10-2011, 10:43 PM
Hope you make it Chris I'll be cheering for ya

Dirtman2007
06-11-2011, 07:35 AM
Hope you make it Chris I'll be cheering for ya

Thanks Guys, I wonder if I'd get in trouble if i posted some pics from the event? they told me no videos but maybe pictures are fine lol

Danny Boy
06-11-2011, 09:41 AM
Very cool buddy, like a reality show with personal dramas too??
Maybe you have to partner up with the rat and he can be in the background doing voice overs saying how it should be done...haha
Congrats

Heavyduty1
06-11-2011, 07:19 PM
So I went out to the Cat proving grounds today and left my trademark LOL My audition for the American Hard Hat show went very well. I comeplete all the challeges really quick and even had to show the cat Reps how its suppose to be done! Yes I showed off but hell you're only young once so live it up! I feel really good that you will see me on national TV this fall making a idiot of myself doing some stupid stuff with equipment.

I bet the try outs were a little east of Raleigh. Not too far from Goldsboro.:weightlifter:

Dirtman2007
06-11-2011, 10:36 PM
I bet the try outs were a little east of Raleigh. Not too far from Goldsboro.:weightlifter:

lol it was at the cat place in Clayton

Heavyduty1
06-12-2011, 05:56 PM
I know a couple guys who work at Clayton, that test the big cat generators before they get shipped out.

I was going to a auction a few weeks ago and got caught up on the Raleigh I-440 morning traffic at about 8:30, that was a bunch of crazy a$$ driving with people going accross 6 lanes of traffic at 80 mph with only a couple feet from my front or back bumper.:dizzy:

Dirtman2007
06-12-2011, 06:06 PM
I know a couple guys who work at Clayton, that test the big cat generators before they get shipped out.

I was going to a auction a few weeks ago and got caught up on the Raleigh I-440 morning traffic at about 8:30, that was a bunch of crazy a$$ driving with people going accross 6 lanes of traffic at 80 mph with only a couple feet from my front or back bumper.:dizzy:

haha thats why I start work at 7... all those idiots are still sleeping then

Dirtman2007
06-15-2011, 09:12 PM
Been a busy man

More clearing with the 210 on a pond site

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/002-41.jpg


little pond dredging on monday, had to pull out about 50 yards of silt where some drain pipes came into the pond, had to drain the water out of the pond that morning with the 12" valve, fun watching water go down for 4 hours....


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then I got called by my a builder I do some work for and he wanted 4 house lots cleared ASAP


Started on this one tuesday

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then did this one today

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thats alot of damn logs!

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A ASV trail Dozer at the end of the road, operator said it does a wonderful job at grading when it runs.... thats where it stopped right in the middle of the road due to a electrical issuse

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bobcat_ron
06-15-2011, 10:13 PM
Didn't ASV make a model that was reversable, loader could be used on the front or rear?

tmf lawn care
06-15-2011, 10:33 PM
those asv ones are pos big time

Dirtman2007
06-16-2011, 09:40 PM
more house lot clearing. I wanna play in some mud....

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/001-39.jpg

chainsaw man is slacking LOL

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1toomanyhobbies
06-16-2011, 09:47 PM
Nice work Chris. Do you guys have a mill to sell the pine trees? It looks like you had a decent amount on the trailer.

Dirtman2007
06-16-2011, 10:09 PM
Nice work Chris. Do you guys have a mill to sell the pine trees? It looks like you had a decent amount on the trailer.

yeah we cut it all up for pulp wood to sell to a mill. It dont bring much maybe 20 bucks a ton but its alot better than paying $65 a load to dump it in a landfill and cut down on the loads by about 30%

Bleed Green
06-16-2011, 10:25 PM
Might as well make some money on the trees, it would be dumb to just dump those logs. Glad you're staying busy Chris.
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Digdeep
06-17-2011, 10:11 AM
Didn't ASV make a model that was reversable, loader could be used on the front or rear?

All of them up to the 4810 in the photo. ASV made the 4810 as a result of the old ASV/CAT deal. It even had a CAT engine. They stopped making that machine in late 2000. All of the older models had the capability to reverse the loader arms and seats. The 4810 could only reverse the seat. I used to sell against them quite often back in the day. Their machines ate the 864 and T200s lunch in performance and functionality.

Crude machines, but quite honestly the CTL market probably wouldn't really exist if it weren't for ASV. Takeuchi wasn't really a player back then, and the only reason Bobcat came out with the 864 was because many of their dealers were already selling or starting to sell ASVs. I remember Bobcat poopoo'ing rubber track machines and all of a sudden out popped the turd called the 864, quite possibly a bigger POS than any ASV ever made, followed closely by the T200 and the ever famous T190.

IMO ASV deserves just as much credit for pioneering the CTL market as Bobcat does for pioneering the SSL industry. They were country when country wasn't cool.

Dirtman2007
06-22-2011, 09:30 PM
Been busy working outa town

here's a pond dredging

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/002-43.jpg

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then it rained last night and stranded the machine all day when the water rose

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/001-40.jpg

finished this evening
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/009-22.jpg
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digging out a catch basin

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little drainage ditch someone put on top of a pipe so i ran it to the side

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/002-44.jpg

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then off to clean out around a trash rack, beavers clogged up around the top and the water was not draining

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/005-38.jpg

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hold this machine down

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/007-25.jpg

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KE-llc
06-24-2011, 07:14 PM
ever come across snakes???

Dirtman2007
06-24-2011, 07:36 PM
ever come across snakes???

yeah I hate water moccasins and of course thats usually what is around ponds and swamps. I don't mind them as long as I can see them I just dont like reaching down the grab a stick out of the way and grab ones tail or step on them walking around. Thats when you hear me yelp like a 4 year old:hammerhead:

Lazer_Z
06-24-2011, 08:19 PM
yeah I hate water moccasins and of course thats usually what is around ponds and swamps. I don't mind them as long as I can see them I just dont like reaching down the grab a stick out of the way and grab ones tail or step on them walking around. Thats when you hear me yelp like a 4 year old little girl:hammerhead:There ya go Chris, I fixed that for ya haha :laugh: :waving:

Dirtman2007
06-24-2011, 09:16 PM
There ya go Chris, I fixed that for ya haha :laugh: :waving:

hahaha I actually ment to put girl in there but I see I didn't.

On a funny note.

The other day I was walking in some tall grass near a pond and about steped on a big ol water snake. I yelped (like a little girl) and ran off to the side. but the funny thing was my buddy who was about 20' behind me hauled ass too. once we stopped I asked why did you run? he said, "if you run... I run. I'll find out why were running later."

Lazer_Z
06-25-2011, 04:13 PM
hahaha I actually ment to put girl in there but I see I didn't.

On a funny note.

The other day I was walking in some tall grass near a pond and about steped on a big ol water snake. I yelped (like a little girl) and ran off to the side. but the funny thing was my buddy who was about 20' behind me hauled ass too. once we stopped I asked why did you run? he said, "if you run... I run. I'll find out why were running later."Hell, I don't blame him, I'd have hauled it too.

Dirtman2007
06-28-2011, 09:34 PM
Little house lot clearing

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/001-41.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/002-46.jpg


helping... well watching my buddy sit a generator on a pad I dug for him

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pond clearing site, finally time to burn

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Lazer_Z
06-29-2011, 10:29 AM
Some great shots Chris, I love the one where you're walking away from the burn pile. That could be a Volvo calendar shot.

Bleed Green
07-02-2011, 02:23 PM
Any more word on the American Hard Hat show yet?

Dirtman2007
07-02-2011, 03:00 PM
Any more word on the American Hard Hat show yet?

it got cancled, working on another show now

tnmtn
07-03-2011, 07:23 AM
was that an alpine green colored cummins? thought detroit diesel when i first saw the pic.

tailboardtech
07-03-2011, 05:41 PM
was that an alpine green colored cummins? thought detroit diesel when i first saw the pic.


it's a Cummins its just painted Onan green since its a genset. i am glad i never have to work on those again i had to be a contortionist to major work on them.

Krafty
07-06-2011, 03:53 PM
Everything alright Chris its been pretty quiet?? Hopfully your just working too much!!:drinkup::drinkup:

Dirtman2007
07-06-2011, 07:04 PM
Yes Chris has been really busy, not a day off in about a month now

cleared a house lot

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/003-43.jpg

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working hard on the pond site

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/004-45.jpg

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http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/012-11.jpg

alot of dirt moved, a heck of a lot more to move

Farmer had to set up is 4" pump to keep ground water out

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/001-42.jpg

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got called to a job i've never seen before. a stick of double wall plastic pipe had came apart internally and clogged the pipe up, had to dig it up and replace the pipe

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/002-48.jpg




had to rent a hammer to break the concrete out from around the box

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SiteSolutions
07-06-2011, 10:50 PM
Chris went all third-person on us!

Keep the pics coming.

I gotta get a camera; I've been working on a job worth posting lately but have almost no photographic evidence.

icex
07-07-2011, 11:08 PM
Chris, what laser grade system do you use? Make and model?

Dirtman2007
07-08-2011, 06:18 AM
Chris, what laser grade system do you use? Make and model?

nothing fansy you can buy it at lowes its like 300 bucks or less. I just dont see the need to pay big bucks for one of the nice ones, I can level it myself. Its accurate to like 1inch over 1000' feet. thats good enough for building a pond

wanabe
07-08-2011, 12:38 PM
I have never seen double wall tile fail like that.

Dirtman2007
07-11-2011, 09:11 PM
Did a nice fun project for a 95 degree day like today

Had a overflow pipe that was not put in right and was leaking around the joints. I hit a makeshift anti seap collar about mid way of the dam on top of the pipe


So I dug around it all and under the joints and covered in concrete

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/004-48.jpg

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concrete bucket for the takkie

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tmf lawn care
07-11-2011, 10:20 PM
that look odd chris u need to cover it be4 the town get on ur butt

Dirtman2007
07-13-2011, 06:49 PM
that look odd chris u need to cover it be4 the town get on ur butt

LOL

Got it all covered up and seeded

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/001-43.jpg

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todays new job fixing out a washed out ditch and mulching the slope

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Bleed Green
07-13-2011, 11:14 PM
seems that mulch would wash down the slope when it rains.

Hollowellreid
07-14-2011, 10:40 PM
you guys bought a straw blower? what about hand shaking 40+ bales?? haha.

Dirtman2007
07-15-2011, 06:13 AM
you guys bought a straw blower? what about hand shaking 40+ bales?? haha.


Not anymore! lol man I love that thing, I'll bring it just to blow 5 or 6 bales:drinkup:

Heavyduty1
07-15-2011, 08:51 PM
Chris went all third-person on us!

Keep the pics coming.

I gotta get a camera; I've been working on a job worth posting lately but have almost no photographic evidence.

Yep, I cleared out a path this week and was thinking I should take some before and after pics.:hammerhead:

Dirtman2007
07-16-2011, 07:27 PM
another day another dolla

Homeowner liked me rip rap work so much I did a couple months ago he wanted me to go all the way to the road

before
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/001-44.jpg


after

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/003-47.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/002-50.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/004-50.jpg


finishing up on the big irrigation pond

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/006-36.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/008-29.jpg

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http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/012-13.jpg

Bleed Green
07-16-2011, 09:39 PM
This is really off topic, random question Chris. What kind of work boots do you have? I have been looking for the kind of light brown work boots it looks like you have on in your videos but I can't find anything like them anywhere.

bobcat_ron
07-17-2011, 09:12 AM
This is really off topic, random question Chris. What kind of work boots do you have? I have been looking for the kind of light brown work boots it looks like you have on in your videos but I can't find anything like them anywhere.

I dunno what he wears, but look for Viberg brand boots, 100% Canadian hand made on Vancouver Island.

KrayzKajun
07-17-2011, 10:44 AM
Great pics as usual!
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Digdeep
07-17-2011, 10:47 AM
Nice pics Chris. How long will it take for the posd to fill up once you've finished?

Dirtman2007
07-17-2011, 11:40 AM
Nice pics Chris. How long will it take for the posd to fill up once you've finished?

idk if it will ever fill up there's a pond like 50' upstream from this one and the farmer has about pumped it dry trying to irrigate his sod fields. This is just all ground water that has seaped in over the few weeks. Either way it wall hold a good 4-5' of groundwater I think, but for it to fill up and get 10' deep like its suppose to were going to need about 3' of rain

Dirtman2007
07-17-2011, 11:46 AM
This is really off topic, random question Chris. What kind of work boots do you have? I have been looking for the kind of light brown work boots it looks like you have on in your videos but I can't find anything like them anywhere.

Flip flops are for operating


Boots I used to wear the survivors but the tread kept coming off ont he couple pairs I had so I switched over to Brahma's. they are ok seem to leak a little after some good wear tho

Dirt Digger2
07-17-2011, 08:59 PM
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/016-9.jpg

i don't know if you fixed the problem or potentially made it worse...you now enlarged the surface area where that water can flow, you essentially have an 8' wide spill-way now covered with dirt. If the water level raises to what it looks like it does (frequently) that water is going to sit on top of the concrete and flow under the fill you just replaced because there are no obstructions (anti-seeps) to slow it down....if that is good red clay which it looks like it is hopefully you got some kind of good bond when you compacted it between the rough concrete and the soil...otherwise you might have some upset downstream neighbors after a few large rainfalls

Dirtman2007
07-18-2011, 06:34 AM
i don't know if you fixed the problem or potentially made it worse...you now enlarged the surface area where that water can flow, you essentially have an 8' wide spill-way now covered with dirt. If the water level raises to what it looks like it does (frequently) that water is going to sit on top of the concrete and flow under the fill you just replaced because there are no obstructions (anti-seeps) to slow it down....if that is good red clay which it looks like it is hopefully you got some kind of good bond when you compacted it between the rough concrete and the soil...otherwise you might have some upset downstream neighbors after a few large rainfalls

Yeah that was kind of the idea of leaving it all rough and bumpy for a good bond. That seems to be what everyone else here does when they put in overflows through ponds. Due to the crappy dirt in many areas the inspectors just have them pour concrete under and around the pipe.

I've done a few and they seem to work for me

Cornell
07-20-2011, 07:58 PM
Today I figured out how you feel when grading out/digging in mucky soil and ponds. I had to put the bucket on our CX160 because the soil was pouring out of my totem.

Dirtman2007
07-22-2011, 09:46 PM
Wrapped this project up today

Old farm pond, homeowners built a house and want the pond to stay full yet it was leaking through the pond dam

Knotched it out, recored it and compacted red clay in. Backside is already starting to dry out.


I also regraded the sloped and dug the head section out, I'm gonna spread all the topsoil in their yard this fall when it cools down


http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/003-48.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/004-51.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/004-52.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/005-43.jpg

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http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/007-32.jpg

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http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/009-24.jpg

had to bring in my trucks brothers to help out

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/010-22.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/011-21.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/012-14.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/013-11.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/014-11.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/015-9.jpg

Junior M
07-22-2011, 11:43 PM
what was that you were pouring in the hole?

deerewashed
07-23-2011, 07:30 AM
mortar, or concrete mix. once it mixes with red clay and then it gets wet it will make a seal tight product....just a guess as i do what i just said to build bike jumps.

wanabe
07-23-2011, 08:09 AM
Bentonite?

93turbo
07-23-2011, 01:23 PM
bentonite would be my guess

Dirtman2007
07-23-2011, 08:51 PM
bentonite would be my guess

yup all 2000 LBS of it I put out, minus the 2 bags my helper shook out in the pics

Cornell
07-24-2011, 09:02 PM
That white KW is niiiiiiiiice :)

Where can I find one?

Your Volvo 140 has gotten me looking at them

Dirtman2007
07-28-2011, 09:05 PM
Another week, another 5 jobs lol

Got about 25 more projects on the list to do, and dozens of bids out.

Did some clearing and burning

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/003-49.jpg


http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/004-53.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/005-44.jpg

ponds filling on up

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/006-38.jpg


had to install some rail road ties down a easement

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/007-33.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/008-31.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/009-25.jpg

extending some storm water lines into a pond

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/010-23.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/011-22.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/013-12.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/015-10.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/016-10.jpg

Cornell
07-29-2011, 12:16 AM
I'd be scared to unload those structures like that with the forks. I've never done anything like that though.

Heavyduty1
08-02-2011, 07:32 PM
Dirtman, hows it goin? Been working in the heat also, with the boom mower.

Dirtman2007
08-02-2011, 10:10 PM
Dirtman, hows it goin? Been working in the heat also, with the boom mower.

Been really busy! yes its been hot, but next week I should be sitting nice and cool dipping with a 60' long reach:drinkup:

Giles_uk
08-03-2011, 05:09 PM
60 reach nice, will that be a low loader (low boy) move though because of the length and weight? whats the base machine for it?

knox gsl
08-03-2011, 09:31 PM
We need some more pictures and videos!

ProTouch Groundscapes
08-04-2011, 11:45 AM
you need to pull that dpf off that truck if you want to keep it around for any significant amount of time.

i did mine and never looked back...

mxridernorth
08-04-2011, 02:18 PM
you need to pull that dpf off that truck if you want to keep it around for any significant amount of time.

i did mine and never looked back...

Can you explain that? I just had to put one on my truck because the ******s in government decided that it was necessary on years 89-93. Mine being a '93 required it to pass inspection. That was a lovely $1950.

ProTouch Groundscapes
08-04-2011, 04:58 PM
that sucks, in OH, there are only a few counties that do E-checks, and I live in one, (i had the cat off my built monte too...) but anyways, any truck over 10K gvwr is NOT required to do e check to continue getting stickers for the plates. We dont do truck inspections here either and all our work is within cities and i have no need for DOT numbers even though the regs say I do, local cops dont notice and the Motor Carrier Enforcement staties are busy with the big trucks.

that being said, all our trucks have commercial plates and are tagged for the correct weight as well as our trailers.

my truck has 57K on it and had some annoying issues, I pulled the dpf off around 50K and havent had any problems whatsoever. best part about it is no more regens during plowing!

Dirtman2007
08-04-2011, 08:42 PM
been busy and I've slacked on the pictures, so here a couple jobs I tooks pics of


Clearing a couple house lots

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/001-45.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/002-51.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/003-50.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/004-54.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/005-45.jpg

extending out a pipe

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/006-39.jpg

little pond dredging and channel rocking

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/001-46.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/002-52.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/004-55.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/003-51.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/005-46.jpg