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Agreen-go
08-05-2011, 12:25 AM
Chris,
Been reading your thread for about a week, I'm still back here at post 335,(trying to catch up).
Nice seeing your work.
Been an operator for 10 years, running everything from a skidsteer to D11R <favorite.
Truck driver for 16 year before that, now full time LCO.
love seeing your projects,
Leo

KrayzKajun
08-05-2011, 12:30 AM
Chris,

im sure you have answered this already. what are the specs on yalls triple axle deckover trailer?
thanks jacob

Dirtman2007
08-08-2011, 10:13 PM
Chris,

im sure you have answered this already. what are the specs on yalls triple axle deckover trailer?
thanks jacob

its a 20' Pj's with a 4' dovetail. it had 3, 7K lbs axles



Doing some more rip rap work

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/001-47.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/002-53.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/003-52.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/004-56.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/005-47.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/006-40.jpg


installing the intake pipe for the new irrigation pond

glad I had 3 guys that couldn't swim or speak engish in the to old the pipe:drinkup:

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/008-32.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/009-26.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/010-24.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/011-23.jpg

Dirtman2007
08-08-2011, 10:43 PM
installing the intake pipe for the new irrigation pond

glad I had 3 guys that couldn't swim or speak engish in the to old the pipe:drinkup:



Nor can I spell in English.

Glad I had 3 guys that couldn't swim or speak english to hold the pipe down.




Its been a long day:hammerhead:

Dirtman2007
08-09-2011, 10:20 PM
Boy what a day, rental company was suppose to send me a brand new Kobelco Sk260 for me to use today.

Then I get this jewel, not a bad machine but I found out it was set up on deere controls... where christopher does not run deere controls and it was a very hard and alot of cussing until the mechanic could come and switch some hoses

What I'm doing is digging out all this alligator grass that is clogging up the intake line for a plants water pump. Did I mention they pull 14 million gallons a day out of this canal????!!!

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/014-12.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/015-11.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/017-8.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/018-7.jpg

loading the piles out with the 140

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/020-5.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/021-4.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/024-3.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/025-4.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/026-2.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/029-2.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/030-1.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/034.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/035.jpg

Bleed Green
08-09-2011, 10:36 PM
Did u get any video of this job?
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Bleed Green
08-09-2011, 10:38 PM
I'm down here in your neck of the woods this week in Mooresville,NC. Maybe I'll run into one of your jobs live and in person LOL.
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Dirtman2007
08-09-2011, 11:01 PM
Did u get any video of this job?
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yes I'm loading the video now of me running it on deere controls, lots of water splashing and working on one track:hammerhead:

bobcat_ron
08-09-2011, 11:15 PM
That almost fooled me into thinking it was a cranberry bog.

hvy 1ton
08-10-2011, 12:55 AM
yes I'm loading the video now of me running it on deere controls, lots of water splashing and working on one track:hammerhead:

Of course the controls on a long reach are backwards. Makes perfect sense. :laugh:

ProTouch Groundscapes
08-10-2011, 12:50 PM
Looks like a fun easy day lol,
these would be nice:

http://www.inmalo.co.uk/graphics/Rake-EC290-004icon.jpg
http://www.dsmanufacturing.ca/rakepics/rakethumbcombo3.jpg

talus
08-10-2011, 03:45 PM
Who makes the big giant rake?

deerewashed
08-10-2011, 05:15 PM
some excavator trick videos with the long reach?

ProTouch Groundscapes
08-10-2011, 05:30 PM
just googled excavator rakes,

heres their site:

http://www.inmalo.co.uk/inmalo_rakes_and_buckets_new.php

Kepple Services
08-10-2011, 05:39 PM
Pemberton does, and they are less than 10 minutes from me here. They have a ton of different attachments they make..

Dirtman2007
08-10-2011, 06:10 PM
Looks like a fun easy day lol,
these would be nice:

http://www.inmalo.co.uk/graphics/Rake-EC290-004icon.jpg
http://www.dsmanufacturing.ca/rakepics/rakethumbcombo3.jpg

yes I would have loved one of those. I was suppose to get one with holes in the bucket but it worked fine for what I did. $1300 a day I made the most of every move, so no excavator tricks lol

deerewashed
08-10-2011, 06:33 PM
oh no biggie just put an extra day on your tab and dont let money come between you and your family on youtube and lawnsite.....

Dirtman2007
08-11-2011, 09:46 PM
Last of the dredging pics


Finished up all the weed removal, big difference

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/003-53.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/004-57.jpg


I THINK I CAN!!

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/005-48.jpg




I was really surprised it had the ass to pick up this big 5 ton stump and log out of the canal

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/006-41.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/007-34.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/008-33.jpg

KrayzKajun
08-11-2011, 10:13 PM
As usual I'm jealous of the work u get to do chris. Great pics
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tailboardtech
08-11-2011, 10:24 PM
As usual I'm jealous of the work u get to do chris. Great pics
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X-2 :cool2:

deerewashed
08-12-2011, 06:29 PM
is it hard working with objects close to the machine with such long boom and stick

Dirtman2007
08-15-2011, 07:35 PM
did some good brush cutting today. all those little oak trees gave the mower a workout, used the mini to yank out the few that were too big to mow

Before

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/001-48.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/002-54.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/003-54.jpg


after

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/004-58.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/005-49.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/006-42.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/007-35.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/008-34.jpg

ARP
08-15-2011, 07:52 PM
Got to love those before and after pics! Nice work!

Dirtman2007
08-15-2011, 08:20 PM
thanks ARP!



Here's a few more I forgot,


did a little house lot clearing


http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/001-49.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/002-55.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/003-55.jpg



started clearing a few acres for more farmland


http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/010-26.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/011-25.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/012-16.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/004-59.jpg

Bleed Green
08-15-2011, 09:24 PM
Did you do all of these jobs today?

93turbo
08-15-2011, 11:59 PM
hey Chris whats with the strap from the trailer to the hoe?

Dirtman2007
08-16-2011, 07:44 AM
hey Chris whats with the strap from the trailer to the hoe?

its just some red tape I put there as I left the trailer in the street over night, not that it really helped anyone see it but you never know

Dirtwerks
08-16-2011, 10:15 PM
Chris just curious I've seen you've been clearing more lots here lately for a builder, you guys ever mess with basements digs, rough or finish grading around the home.

Dirtman2007
08-16-2011, 11:10 PM
Chris just curious I've seen you've been clearing more lots here lately for a builder, you guys ever mess with basements digs, rough or finish grading around the home.

i've dug a few basements, but they are really not common here. That and everywhere a basement needs to go is a solid slab of rock and would cost way too much to blast it out. that and the houses are like 10 feet apart and that just does not work lol.

I have done some finish grading around yards and stuff, but usually the landscaper will do that and the sod/ plants in one deal.

minimax
08-17-2011, 12:26 AM
Hey chris,In that last pic with the burn pile what is that animal to the right of the pile a deer?

minimax

Dirtman2007
08-17-2011, 07:01 AM
Hey chris,In that last pic with the burn pile what is that animal to the right of the pile a deer?

minimax

If Im seeing what I think you are it is a splintered off tree stump

tmf lawn care
08-18-2011, 05:17 PM
Chris look what I found on ebay. I know how you like vovo's ex

http://www.ebay.com/itm/2005-Volvo-EC290B-LR-Excavator-/260826011699?pt=Excavators&hash=item3cba711833

1toomanyhobbies
08-18-2011, 07:51 PM
Chris look what I found on ebay. I know how you like vovo's ex

http://www.ebay.com/itm/2005-Volvo-EC290B-LR-Excavator-/260826011699?pt=Excavators&hash=item3cba711833

It is even in south carolina. Chris can stop by Charlie's on the way and get some more time in the grader. :clapping:

deerewashed
08-20-2011, 11:55 AM
and it has long reach, he probably would of loved that a week ago when he needed a long reach....

Lazer_Z
08-20-2011, 03:05 PM
and it has long reach, he probably would of loved that a week ago when he needed a long reach....Yeah, but then we wouldn't have gotten to see the funniest video since the blade flew off the brush cutter http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rXYesfH6H_8&list=FLqaZpzWIIvUb27tZ_BnDvTA&index=14 :laugh::laugh::laugh:

ProTouch Groundscapes
08-20-2011, 05:30 PM
Ron, you seem to be the biggest opinion changer on here. You get one machine, talk about how good it is and complain about others, then change machines and it starts all over again lol.

bobcat-cat-tak-cat

you had your 6.0L psd and were happy with it, now its a powerjoke.

i had my rear main leak after a year as well, big problem is during regen the diesel fuel can get past the seals and into the crankcase diluting the oil. this is a documented issue not just in the powerstrokes but alot of the early regen diesels in the big 3.

ever since i deleted my dpf and put a tuner on my 09 6.4 its a completely different truck. hand calc'd 21mpg highway during a 3hr trip. much better throttle response, runs cooler etc... and not to mention the look on the faces of the drivers of all the cars my brother and i have smoked...

im not a ford fanboy, i blame the epa for all the issues that any of the mfg's are having with their diesels.

TomG
08-20-2011, 05:43 PM
Ron, you seem to be the biggest opinion changer on here. You get one machine, talk about how good it is and complain about others, then change machines and it starts all over again lol.

bobcat-cat-tak-cat

you had your 6.0L psd and were happy with it, now its a powerjoke.

i had my rear main leak after a year as well, big problem is during regen the diesel fuel can get past the seals and into the crankcase diluting the oil. this is a documented issue not just in the powerstrokes but alot of the early regen diesels in the big 3.

ever since i deleted my dpf and put a tuner on my 09 6.4 its a completely different truck. hand calc'd 21mpg highway during a 3hr trip. much better throttle response, runs cooler etc... and not to mention the look on the faces of the drivers of all the cars my brother and i have smoked...

im not a ford fanboy, i blame the epa for all the issues that any of the mfg's are having with their diesels.

I have a strange feeling you posted this on the wrong thread. lol:hammerhead:

Dirtman2007
08-20-2011, 11:03 PM
Yeah, but then we wouldn't have gotten to see the funniest video since the blade flew off the brush cutter http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rXYesfH6H_8&list=FLqaZpzWIIvUb27tZ_BnDvTA&index=14 :laugh::laugh::laugh:

haha you liked that didn't you? man I've never been so aggrivated before

Lazer_Z
08-21-2011, 10:09 AM
haha you liked that didn't you? man I've never been so aggravated beforeI knew it would be good just by the title lol. I've watched that vid at least 4 times now, I can't even pick a favorite part although "Raged MotherF*&^%$" comes close :laugh:

ProTouch Groundscapes
08-22-2011, 08:15 PM
lol, my bad, sorry dirtman, that was meant for ron on his thread. i didnt mean any harm in it, just was curious as to why he changes his opinion a few times.

bobcat_ron
08-22-2011, 11:20 PM
lol, my bad, sorry dirtman, that was meant for ron on his thread. i didnt mean any harm in it, just was curious as to why he changes his opinion a few times.

Well you will be happy to know, that unlike my changing opinions, I rarely change my underwear.

Lazer_Z
08-23-2011, 05:12 PM
Well you will be happy to know, that unlike my changing opinions, I rarely change my underwear.Ya know I just had that exact thought. I was thinking "Ron changes his opinion about as much as he changes his underwear" then I thought well, I highly doubt he changes his underwear that often :laugh::laugh::laugh:

Dirtman2007
08-24-2011, 08:34 PM
been busy as always


here a pond someone really screwed up, lady hired a guy to dig this pond out. it took him a year to do the work and he piled all the dirt on the sides of the pond and blocked all the water from flowing into the pond???


so i pulled about 3-4' off the entire side and put it behind the dam

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/001-50.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/003-56.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/004-60.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/005-50.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/006-43.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/004-61.jpg


http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/010-27.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/001-51.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/002-57.jpg


burned my piles on the other clearing job

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/012-17.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/013-14.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/020-6.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/022-4.jpg


then todays job, if you remember I did all the rock work on the creek channel for this homeowner

I told them the spillway was due to fail in the event of a big rain, well 3 weeks ago we got a 4 inch rain in 2 hours... the result

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/003-58.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/004-62.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/005-52.jpg


So i'm hoggin in a nice new spillway the way that it should be done, might get tested this weekend with the hurricane

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/006-45.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/007-37.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/008-36.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/009-28.jpg

flaresideman
08-24-2011, 11:17 PM
I visit this tread once a day every day I cant get enough of your pics letsdig18. Thanks for all your pics nd videos keep them coming. thanks

mxridernorth
08-25-2011, 02:40 AM
Did you get to use the throne placed by the tree? Was it plumbed into the pond?

Dirtman2007
08-25-2011, 07:01 AM
Did you get to use the throne placed by the tree? Was it plumbed into the pond?

haha I thought that was funny, the old lady had flowers planted in the bowl of it

Dirtman2007
08-26-2011, 07:40 PM
not a minute to spare, started to pour down rain when we were almost finished with the straw, hello Irene


http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/001-52.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/002-58.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/003-59.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/004-63.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/007-38.jpg

re setting the flare that settled

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/008-37.jpg

done
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/010-28.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/012-18.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/013-15.jpg


fixed the neighbors washed out area

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/009-29.jpg


http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/011-27.jpg

Dirtman2007
08-31-2011, 10:46 PM
more adventures with the dirtman


got bored when the power went out durring hurricane irene so I went out and pushed down some ash piles

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/001-53.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/003-60.jpg

sneaking into the swamp to break a few beaver dams

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/004-64.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/005-54.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/006-47.jpg


Then I had 4 big retention ponds that have never been maintained to mow, I was only happy with 2 of them that I could mow all the slopes of. The other two I will have to come back once I get a mini excavator mower

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/007-39.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/008-38.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/010-29.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/011-28.jpg


Glad I saw this under the brush before I fell in it with the machine!

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/019-8.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/021-5.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/022-5.jpg

Dirtman2007
09-01-2011, 05:54 PM
dug out a little forbay to a pond today. Got me a new 48" flat bucket for a big ditching job I have coming up.

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/P1010239.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/P1010240.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/P1010241.jpg

Had to try out the new bucket

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/P1010242.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/P1010243.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/P1010244.jpg

Cornell
09-01-2011, 09:09 PM
For rip-rap could you give me a ballpark price on what you charge PSF? PM if you'd like.

Dirtman2007
09-07-2011, 07:51 PM
Did a little clearing and driveway installation today

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/001-54.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/005-55.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/008-39.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/009-31.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/010-30.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/011-29.jpg

backhoe24
09-07-2011, 08:20 PM
Just curious as to why you brought the tractor to spread the dense grade stone when you had a dozer there?:confused:

Dirtman2007
09-07-2011, 09:14 PM
Just curious as to why you brought the tractor to spread the dense grade stone when you had a dozer there?:confused:

it was a 1/2 mile from the shop and was just easier to use that to grade around the road vs the dozer, I used the dozer to knock it down and a couple passes with the box blade makes it look so much better

Bleed Green
09-07-2011, 09:58 PM
what kind of pickup do you have, is it an F-250, and how do you like it? I am just curious cause I am trying to decide on a truck to get and am thinking F-150 or Dodge 1500. Just doing some research right now.

Is that clearing for a new house I'm guessing

bobcatexc
09-07-2011, 10:40 PM
How come you don't use rubber gaskets when belling up your concrete pipe, I know its just a driveway but it could start sucking sand and dirt. Also why don't you strip the grass between the culvert and highway and dig at least 6-12" along the asphalt, looks like you'll have soft spot or have the rock mounded up at the edge with rock always out in the highway.

Dirtman2007
09-07-2011, 10:55 PM
How come you don't use rubber gaskets when belling up your concrete pipe, I know its just a driveway but it could start sucking sand and dirt. Also why don't you strip the grass between the culvert and highway and dig at least 6-12" along the asphalt, looks like you'll have soft spot or have the rock mounded up at the edge with rock always out in the highway.

Its on the top of a hill water will never go through the pipe, I dont see the need for a $50.00 box of con seal. I didn't get the utilities checks so I wasn't going to dig and rip up anything. Hard to tell in the pics but the stone is 6" thick there it aint going anywhere. brought in three 20 ton loads of stone and it didn't sink so that suited me fine.

Danny Boy
09-08-2011, 12:27 AM
What model Kubota is that and how useful do you find it in your work? What kind of jobs is it used for the most?

Dirtman2007
09-08-2011, 07:13 PM
What model Kubota is that and how useful do you find it in your work? What kind of jobs is it used for the most?

Its a B2910 its just alittle 30HP tractor its a 2000 model with 670 hrs on it so it does not get used very often but its nice to have and use it for little jobs like this

Impact-Vector
09-13-2011, 02:56 PM
More wall building fun today! Man I had to pay 125 bucks to get 20 blocks:laugh: Can't beat that!

Always wanted to put in a wall at the shop so nows the time to do it
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202010/DSC01969.jpg


Anyone know what you call those blocks? Apparently "Large/BIg ass Concrete blocks" doesnt ring a bell with anyone... :(

Lazer_Z
09-13-2011, 03:21 PM
Anyone know what you call those blocks? Apparently "Large/BIg ass Concrete blocks" doesnt ring a bell with anyone... :( Mafia block is what I've heard them called.

Kepple Services
09-13-2011, 06:34 PM
We get them all the time, think I have bought about 150 of them now.. and picking about 25 more up this week... We get them from a local concrete recyling plant. They have molds at the yard and when the concrete trucks come in to wash out the put the excess concrete in the mold, then wash out in another area.

tailboardtech
09-13-2011, 10:59 PM
Anyone know what you call those blocks? Apparently "Large/BIg ass Concrete blocks" doesnt ring a bell with anyone... :(

i have also heard them called duplo blocks the reason they call them mafia blocks is they say they use to hide bodies in them

mxridernorth
09-13-2011, 11:49 PM
We call them lock-blocks http://www.unitedlockblock.com/
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coopers
09-14-2011, 09:21 AM
We call them ecology blocks here.
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Dirtman2007
09-14-2011, 10:10 PM
yeah I just call them concrete blocks. I can get them all day long for free, well they said 5 bucks each but everytime I pull up the loader guy was sure in a hurry to get me loaded so he had more room and nobody ever asked for money so????

they are just the waist concrete they have left over that they pour into molds. you have to watch some are made out of flowable fill and you can about break it in half with a finish hammer lol

Dirtman2007
09-17-2011, 11:08 PM
Back to the paper plant for more ditching work
sorry for no finished pics I was too busy trying to get done and go home!
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/001-56.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/002-60.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/003-61.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/004-65.jpg

she's gonna need a bath

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/006-48.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/007-40.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/008-40.jpg

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


some equipment pics there

log loader putting a whole tractor trailer load of logs in the chipper

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/005-56.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/009-32.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/010-31.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/011-30.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/013-16.jpg

gomowdig
09-21-2011, 12:39 AM
I have followed all your posts from day one, Chris, and now all your pictures are replaced by a cartoon saying Bandwidth Exceeded; Upgrade to Pro Today, and the Photobucket Logo. Anyone else using AT&T DSL seeing this. This is not just your recent posts but every pic from day one. Other Lawnsite threads do not have the problem so I doubt that its DSL.

TomG
09-21-2011, 07:31 AM
Same problem here, and I have Comcast hi speed internet, so it has to do with Chris's photo bucket account.

ClearViewGroup
09-21-2011, 11:16 AM
he has filled up yet another photobucket account...what number is this now chris? haha

Dirtman2007
09-21-2011, 07:59 PM
he has filled up yet another photobucket account...what number is this now chris? haha

haha I've filled up 2 photo bucket accounts so for the last 2 years I've just paid the 25 bucks a year for a pro account, well I guess it expired the otherday haha

so I'm gonna need 25 bucks if you want to see anymore pictures:drinkup:

gomowdig
09-21-2011, 10:23 PM
Sorry, Chris, your fan base is too busy watching you work and there's no money in that even if our cost would only be about one cent each to cover the $25. Keep up the good work; all the best to you.

Dirtman2007
09-25-2011, 10:01 AM
Kinda slacked off on the pictures this week but here are a few from a messy pond dredging job

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/003-62.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/004-66.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/005-57.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/008-41.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/009-33.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/010-32.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/011-31.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/013-17.jpg

Dirtman2007
09-25-2011, 10:07 AM
Finished up pics
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/001-57.jpg


http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/002-61.jpg

then friday I was invited out to deere's demo and cookout so I took some time to play on their new equipment. I kinda liked the High speed Dozer:drinkup:

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/006-49.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/008-42.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/009-34.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/013-18.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/015-12.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/017-10.jpg

icex
09-25-2011, 11:02 AM
Deer excavators are so damn sexy..

earthmover
09-25-2011, 11:37 AM
I know I was just thinking how sexy that 200D was.
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icex
09-25-2011, 12:14 PM
I know I was just thinking how sexy that 200D was.
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Yeah hitachis are ugly but damn the deers look so good

Dirtman2007
09-25-2011, 01:04 PM
Yeah hitachis are ugly but damn the deers look so good

They must have copied the colors from volvo:weightlifter:

Dirtman2007
09-29-2011, 08:57 PM
Few jobs from this week.

Did some mowing, owner just wanted it knocked down so new land buyers could look at the land.

Mowings fun for about 3 hours, no way I could do this for a living everyday its brain numbing:hammerhead:

I say that after I run over a roll of chicken wire, then a big truck tire, trash pile and rocks:cry:

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/002-62.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/003-63.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/005-58.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/004-67.jpg


little rip rap work on the 210's job

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/006-50.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/008-43.jpg

just a horrible view

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/007-42.jpg


cleaning out a drained pattle boat canal at a park

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/009-35.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/010-33.jpg

Dirtman2007
09-30-2011, 09:44 PM
Another day another challenge lol


Homeowner had his driveway wash out on a big 5 inch rain we had the other night. The massive flow caused the old 24" concrete pipe to seperate and massive sink holes to form under the driveway.

Ripped it all out and installed a new 36" plastic pipe

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/001-59.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/002-63.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/004-68.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/005-59.jpg

lots of utilities :dizzy:

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/006-51.jpg

setting the new pipe

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/009-36.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/010-34.jpg

done

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/011-32.jpg

NEUSWEDE
09-30-2011, 10:02 PM
looks like you were able to miss hitting any of the utilities! Good job

Dirtman2007
09-30-2011, 10:08 PM
looks like you were able to miss hitting any of the utilities! Good job

haha yeah even better since they were not located, but the customer new right where they were:rolleyes:

ok he knew where the gas and water was, but we found the sewer with the bucket. Good thing it was ductile iron!

it was very tight in there, can't see the power pole with 5 guide wires off to the side, best part was when i swing around and the tip of the stick caught one:hammerhead:

Needless to say some power lines were swaying for a few blocks haha

Cornell
10-01-2011, 11:30 PM
Good job with the utilities, that must have been a pain.

rydforlyf
10-03-2011, 09:20 PM
Chris,

Saw your video of your Taki and the RootGrapple.com brush cutter. How's it holding up? Would you buy another one?

Thanks

Dirtman2007
10-03-2011, 10:30 PM
Chris,

Saw your video of your Taki and the RootGrapple.com brush cutter. How's it holding up? Would you buy another one?

Thanks

its holding up good now that we got the blade flying off issue solved, that took a new mower but they replaced it for me. Works good, hard on the machine and operator but it does a good job for that the unit costs. I just bought one for the mini ex and it should be ready this week, can't wait to try it out.

rydforlyf
10-04-2011, 08:56 AM
its holding up good now that we got the blade flying off issue solved......

You can't toss a grenade like that without the back story.

When you say it's hard on the machine are you referring to the aux hydraulics, or wear and tear on the arms and tilt mechanics?

Thanks

Dirtman2007
10-04-2011, 06:34 PM
You can't toss a grenade like that without the back story.

When you say it's hard on the machine are you referring to the aux hydraulics, or wear and tear on the arms and tilt mechanics?

Thanks
well you asked for it, there it is

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=foCk1S-DYfU


Its just hard on everything hitting rocks and stumps puts a strain on the mower and hydraulics, all those stobbs are rough on the tracks ect.

kreft
10-09-2011, 12:06 PM
So whats the story behind you meeting bobby goodson?

Cornell
10-09-2011, 02:05 PM
You met Bobby Goodson?

Seems like a genuine guy and I bet off camera he doesn't f*** around.

Dirtman2007
10-10-2011, 09:16 PM
Well its about time for a update i've been slacking on pics but heres some


Ditches at the paper plant

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/014-13.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/015-13.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/019-9.jpg

fixing a washed out driveway with a new ditch

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/008-45.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/009-37.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/010-36.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/011-33.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/012-22.jpg


clearing for a farmer

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/014-14.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/015-14.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/016-13.jpg

Heavyduty1
10-11-2011, 08:57 PM
Did you ask Bobby why they cut Swamp Loggers short this year? My DVR quit recording new shows half way through the new season. :usflag:

Dirtman2007
10-11-2011, 09:06 PM
Did you ask Bobby why they cut Swamp Loggers short this year? My DVR quit recording new shows half way through the new season. :usflag:

nah I forgot to ask him about the show as far I Know they dropped the season, check out their fan page on facebook.

Dirtman2007
10-11-2011, 09:09 PM
Another day another dollar


Homeowner wanted more parking for all their stuff so I took out some trees and spread out some fill dirt

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/001-61.jpg

sneaking the 140 in there

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/002-65.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/003-65.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/004-70.jpg



Little mowing job today

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/005-61.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/006-53.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/007-44.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/008-46.jpg


done

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/011-34.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/012-23.jpg

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

Its a tight fit on the trailer! have to put the mower on backwards for it to fit onto the trailer

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/014-15.jpg

flairland
10-11-2011, 09:25 PM
Mowing job looks real sharp! How long did it take with both machines? You happy with the mower on the mini?
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NEUSWEDE
10-11-2011, 09:44 PM
Did I miss it, knew you were waiting for the mower but when did you get the mower for the Mini ex? How do you like it? Work well? What does that Yanmar run for GPM. Can we get some close up pictures of it?

Dirtman2007
10-11-2011, 09:48 PM
Mowing job looks real sharp! How long did it take with both machines? You happy with the mower on the mini?
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Just under 2 hours for all that, close to 3 acres with both machines running.
Thats one good thing about the rotary mower is it'll cut it as fast as you can run over it.

So far so good on the mini ex mower, its about 10 times slower than the skid steer but it can get the places it cant go.

I pretty much mowed all that field and a little onw the side you can see, had it loaded and chained down by the time he made it all the way around the pond.

Dirtman2007
10-11-2011, 10:01 PM
Did I miss it, knew you were waiting for the mower but when did you get the mower for the Mini ex? How do you like it? Work well? What does that Yanmar run for GPM. Can we get some close up pictures of it?

We got it last week, pretty much Identical to the brush cutter on the takkie as far as pump and drive system. I think the yanmar is like 19GPM?

I'll get some more pictures of It here soon I've got some more mowing jobs lined up to do.

Only thing I don't like is the pan that the blades are bolted too, seems a little thin and its already got a dent in it from hitting rocks.

KrayzKajun
10-12-2011, 07:54 PM
the pic with both machines loaded is awesome!

talus
10-12-2011, 10:05 PM
Yeah. What he ssid. A cool pic for sure

AWJ Services
10-13-2011, 08:14 AM
We got it last week, pretty much Identical to the brush cutter on the takkie as far as pump and drive system. I think the yanmar is like 19GPM?

I'll get some more pictures of It here soon I've got some more mowing jobs lined up to do.

Only thing I don't like is the pan that the blades are bolted too, seems a little thin and its already got a dent in it from hitting rocks.

They probably used a stump jumper sheild over the actual blade holder. Most tractor bush hogs are that way.



http://www.agrisupply.com/stump-jumper-hp-/p/41222/cn/1900059/

Dirtman2007
10-15-2011, 09:07 PM
Did some more mowing, still forgot to take a pic of the bottom of the mower head

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/001-62.jpg


http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/007-45.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/002-66.jpg


http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/006-54.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/003-66.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/004-71.jpg


http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/005-62.jpg

then some more farm clearing with the 210


http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/009-38.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/011-35.jpg



then A fun little project today my Freind hired me to do, homeowner had a ditch in his back yard that was eating is yard out, so I moved the ditch so that it was a straight shot and lined in matting



http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/001-63.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/002-67.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/003-67.jpg


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http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/005-63.jpg

Fortress
10-16-2011, 03:27 AM
Nice work Chris

Cornell
10-16-2011, 05:31 PM
Did you have a fun time working around all those trees digging out that ditch? Haha

Dirtman2007
10-16-2011, 07:01 PM
haha it wont that bad, I did hit a couple but didn't tell anyone haha!

Dirtman2007
10-18-2011, 09:43 PM
Dug a little pond today with the dozer and 140.
I pretty much dug alittle water hole last time just to get dirt to fill in a low area, well he liked the water hole so much he wanted me to turn it into a pond. Pushed the dirt out with the dozer and shaped the sides with the 140. all the dirt was spread out in the field to help level it off

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/002-68.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/004-73.jpg

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http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/012-24.jpg

Dirtman2007
10-21-2011, 09:09 PM
Finally able to burn my pile

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/001-64.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/002-69.jpg


Sexy aint it?


http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/004-74.jpg


Little brush cutting and mowing job

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/001-65.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/002-70.jpg


http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/010-39.jpg


http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/009-39.jpg

heading to the next one

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/003-68.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/004-75.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/007-47.jpg


http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/008-48.jpg

Cornell
10-23-2011, 01:54 PM
Hey Chris anyway you could send me a link to the camera mount you use? Do you have a point and shoot that has a video mode on it?

KrayzKajun
10-23-2011, 04:22 PM
Hey chris. Got a question for u. A good friend of the family wants me to thin out 6wooded acres for him in December. He wants to clear out everything 3" dia or less. What do u think is my best option for this. The back of the property is a lil swampy.
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Dirtman2007
10-23-2011, 04:55 PM
Hey chris. Got a question for u. A good friend of the family wants me to thin out 6wooded acres for him in December. He wants to clear out everything 3" dia or less. What do u think is my best option for this. The back of the property is a lil swampy.
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does he want it mulched or yanked out? Hard to say without know that the site works out but I'd prolly just go with a good size mini excavator like a 10 or 12K lbs machine and thumb just so that its easy to work around the larger trees. If you have room for a bigger machine then I'd get something a little bigger like my 140

KrayzKajun
10-23-2011, 05:20 PM
Thanks.
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coopers
10-23-2011, 10:47 PM
That's a good pic of the Volvo with its hoe stretched out.

hvy 1ton
10-25-2011, 03:55 AM
Dug a little pond today with the dozer and 140.
I pretty much dug alittle water hole last time just to get dirt to fill in a low area, well he liked the water hole so much he wanted me to turn it into a pond. Pushed the dirt out with the dozer and shaped the sides with the 140. all the dirt was spread out in the field to help level it off


http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/004-73.jpg

I have 3 of those feeders, one is still making me suffer. They are so terrible it's not even funny. You would have done the guy a huge favor pancaking the ****er.


http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/006-55.jpg

Didn't you watch Jason's video on slot dozing? You're supposed to start at the front and work your way to the back. Bad Chris, no biscuit for you. :drinkup: I got a kick out of "why are you pushing the dirt uphill."

Dirtman2007
10-25-2011, 06:38 AM
Didn't you watch Jason's video on slot dozing? You're supposed to start at the front and work your way to the back. Bad Chris, no biscuit for you. :drinkup: I got a kick out of "why are you pushing the dirt uphill."

Right or wrong Im always gonna do it my way:drinkup: lol

Dirtman2007
10-25-2011, 10:14 PM
I guess I'm getting into the mowing biz now


did a little mowing monday

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/002-71.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/006-57.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/008-49.jpg


mowing around some trees

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/001-66.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/005-64.jpg


bottom of pond

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/003-69.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/007-48.jpg

weed wacking what i cant get with the takkie

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/009-40.jpg


Then a fablous mowing job about 220 miles from home, pond failed inspection and needed to have the trees mowed off the dam

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/010-40.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/014-16.jpg

before

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/011-37.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/012-25.jpg

after

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/015-15.jpg

Impact-Vector
10-25-2011, 10:25 PM
I'm shocked to see that a. Someone got a pond permit and b. that the inspector was harsh enough about the trees.

Glad they are! And nice work!

Do ou break out the string trimmer around rocks or just get what u can with the excav and taki?
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Dirtman2007
10-25-2011, 10:43 PM
I'm shocked to see that a. Someone got a pond permit and b. that the inspector was harsh enough about the trees.

Glad they are! And nice work!

Do ou break out the string trimmer around rocks or just get what u can with the excav and taki?
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NC is cracking down on Retention pond, pretty much any stormwater, BMP pond. Law is they have to be inspected every year and when they fail we get called to come bring them up to standards. One of the rules is grass cant be over 6-8 inches tall. Well as you can tell the last pond failed really bad. can't have any trees on the front, top, or back of any pond that was built to catch and release storm water from subdivions. buildings, ect.

as far as rocks I'll mow around them, usually the mower finds them and shoots them out of the way. If I know I'll get the contract of mowing them 3 or 4 times a year I'll go around and throw them off the slopes just so i wont hit them again.

coopers
10-26-2011, 09:31 AM
What does it matter if the grass is tall or there are trees around the pond?
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Impact-Vector
10-26-2011, 09:42 AM
What does it matter if the grass is tall or there are trees around the pond?
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Roots go down, create unstable soil and create a certain amount of possible root decay which is then uncompacted.

This is only for the areas that hold back the water (IE burms/dams etc..) you can have things around the areas that dont hold back water.

Dirtman2007
10-26-2011, 06:42 PM
What does it matter if the grass is tall or there are trees around the pond?
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Like he said the trees grow and creat holes in the dam that can cause them to leak. also brings in muskrats that like to dig tunnels and that creates leakes. tall grass and briers cover up problems that may cause something to fail and also all that crap from trees gets into the water and cloggs up the drainage system. plus it looks alot better

Dirtman2007
10-26-2011, 06:47 PM
so here is todays fun little project, company was called out to dig up a old leaking oil tank, well over the years the oil soaked into the ground rather far, farther than his little PC40 could dig so I came in and took all the bulk contaminated dirt out

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/001-67.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/002-72.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/003-70.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/004-76.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/005-65.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/007-49.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/008-50.jpg

Heavyduty1
10-26-2011, 07:47 PM
Looks like you were trying to dig to China.:cool2:

hvy 1ton
10-26-2011, 08:16 PM
Gotta love playing with dirty dirt. Wouldn't suggest playing in it though.:laugh:

Ozz
10-26-2011, 08:35 PM
Wow... That looks like it went down to about 25 feet. That's a lot of oil unless it ruotured, and the whole bottom seams came apart. That's nuts...

deerewashed
10-26-2011, 09:06 PM
Looks like you were trying to dig to China.:cool2:

i bet he could smell the dumplings and chow-mein!

flairland
10-26-2011, 09:51 PM
I'd be real nervous about that foundation moving now with all that disturbed soil. I see they are using a form on stabalizer bars, but still...

bobcat_ron
10-26-2011, 10:09 PM
That T300 would fit nicely in the hole.

Dirtman2007
10-26-2011, 10:10 PM
I'd be real nervous about that foundation moving now with all that disturbed soil. I see they are using a form on stabalizer bars, but still...

Yeah after the hole was backfilled the foundation crew was going to come back and install some better supports for that side of the house.

The surveyor told be the hole was just over 20' deep. I hit solid bedrock when I quit smelling the strong fuel oil smell. Quite interesting job, had to wait around as they took dirt samples from the bottom of the hole.

I know it was tight trying to dig so close to the house, not kill all the massive oak trees in the yard but keep the machine low enough so I could reach the bottom. had to be on my toes!

Treemow
10-29-2011, 10:54 PM
That T300 would fit nicely in the hole.

Love it. Classic.

queen of spades
10-30-2011, 08:44 AM
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/002-72.jpg

What were all the metal posts under the foundation? Looks like they had the foundation leveled at some point?

tailboardtech
10-30-2011, 10:18 PM
We use them up here in maryland for slab houses that are near the water if they start to settle you drive them in the ground 20 couple feet below the foundation and we fill about a 1 foot hole that's about 5 feet deepwith concrete around them I am guessing the same thing for this.
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Dirtman2007
10-31-2011, 07:35 PM
Did some more clearing and burning today


http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/010-41.jpg


http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/011-39.jpg


http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/007-50.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/008-51.jpg



Ot ohhhhh someone else can build a rock wall!:drinkup:

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/009-41.jpg


Big old gum tree

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/011-38.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/013-22.jpg

Bleed Green
10-31-2011, 10:49 PM
Lots of nice shots that Volvo could use for propaganda. You're getting good at taking those cool camera shots.

Dirtman2007
10-31-2011, 11:29 PM
Lots of nice shots that Volvo could use for propaganda. You're getting good at taking those cool camera shots.

I love that machine, I forgot how much I liked it since I haven't used it much this year. Sure do wish those big jobs would come back I'm ready to move some big dirt.

Cornell
11-01-2011, 11:36 PM
Ot ohhhhh someone else can build a rock wall!:drinkup:

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/009-41.jpg



:walking:

Hahahaha I love it man!

Dirtman2007
11-03-2011, 09:00 PM
Did a little parking lot today, 550 tons of stone hauled in and graded

My buddy brought all his trucks in to help haul

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/003-71.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/005-66.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/006-59.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/008-53.jpg

my trucks twin

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/009-42.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/013-23.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/011-40.jpg

Done

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/014-17.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/015-16.jpg

david bailey
11-03-2011, 10:50 PM
where is that in Raleigh?

Dirtman2007
11-03-2011, 11:06 PM
where is that in Raleigh?

off mechanical BLVD

DirtMerchant
11-04-2011, 12:54 AM
Nice grading job chris

JCLawn and more
11-04-2011, 05:46 AM
you got 3 dump trucks and one semi? Your growing fast.

JCLawn and more
11-04-2011, 05:49 AM
you have to much fun

hvy 1ton
11-04-2011, 05:17 PM
you got 3 dump trucks and one semi? Your growing fast.

No, but the guy he bought his quad from does. Reading Comprehension FTW.

Heavyduty1
11-04-2011, 07:14 PM
It's good that you let the other guy with the dump trucks make some money.:drinkup:

Dirtman2007
11-04-2011, 08:56 PM
It's good that you let the other guy with the dump trucks make some money.:drinkup:

Yeah knowing that the guy that owns those trucks gave me this project I figured it would be nice to let him haul as well:drinkup:

Dirtman2007
11-14-2011, 08:42 PM
whats wrong with this picture?

ranger230man
11-14-2011, 08:46 PM
work lights aint aimed right

Dan85
11-14-2011, 08:50 PM
Looks like a rock through the window (or just the shadow off the exhaust stack cover?). Sorry to see that man.

stuvecorp
11-14-2011, 08:55 PM
That just makes you sick, hope you nail the weasels.

Dirtman2007
11-14-2011, 09:29 PM
That just makes you sick, hope you nail the weasels.

rock flew off one of the dump truck tires while it was being hauled back to the shop this evening... hit about one inch from the edge of the damn glass and did all this!

gonna be picking glass out of my a$$ for year now:dizzy::dizzy:

Dan85
11-14-2011, 09:31 PM
rock flew off one of the dump truck tires while it was being hauled back to the shop this evening... hit about one inch from the edge of the damn glass and did all this!

gonna be picking glass out of my a$$ for year now:dizzy::dizzy:

Yes, but grading with that tropical Carolina breeze on your face will be priceless!

Glad to see it wasn't vandals though.

stuvecorp
11-14-2011, 09:38 PM
rock flew off one of the dump truck tires while it was being hauled back to the shop this evening... hit about one inch from the edge of the damn glass and did all this!

gonna be picking glass out of my a$$ for year now:dizzy::dizzy:

Wow, I thought it was vandals not sabotage. Either way not fun. Guess it doesn't take much to brake glass.

Dirtman2007
11-14-2011, 09:54 PM
Guess I need to load some work pictures, been slacking just lost interest in taking pics.


Anyways heres a few from last week and today


Installing a new overflow in a pond, mowed the back some, regraded the front, matting down and new spillway

digging out the small aluminum pipe. mmm junk money!

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/001-68.jpg


installing a new 24" pipe and 2'x3'x4'box

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/001-69.jpg


http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/002-73.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/003-72.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/004-77.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/005-67.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/006-60.jpg

and one of today projects, water was washing out the road so I took the dozer and graded a swale off to the side, built the road up and put down some stone

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/008-54.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/009-43.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/010-42.jpg

Cornell
11-15-2011, 01:11 AM
That sucks about the rock chip Chris, ever had a windshield shatter into pieces while you were in the cab? Sounds like a gunshot. :laugh:

I've gone through 2 glass doors in our 450CT and one in the Case 160. Not fun to replace when then have that pressure gasket around them.

I got my GoPro Hero2 camera today so now I can try taking some videos like you have.... can't wait!

Bleed Green
11-15-2011, 08:51 AM
That sucks about the rock chip Chris, ever had a windshield shatter into pieces while you were in the cab? Sounds like a gunshot. :laugh:

I've gone through 2 glass doors in our 450CT and one in the Case 160. Not fun to replace when then have that pressure gasket around them.

I got my GoPro Hero2 camera today so now I can try taking some videos like you have.... can't wait!

Do you have a youtube channel already?

Dirtman2007
11-15-2011, 06:57 PM
farmer said make me a dam path big enough to get my tractors through.

ok

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/002-74.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/003-73.jpg


lil mowing

before
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/004-78.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/007-52.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/005-68.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/006-61.jpg

tree thinning

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/012-26.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/013-24.jpg

Dirtman2007
11-16-2011, 09:21 PM
mowed a pond dam today and cleaned up some beaver/ tornado damage

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/001-70.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/008-55.jpg


beavers clogged the spillway along with a tree from the twister

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/002-75.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/003-74.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/004-79.jpg


Flow

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/005-69.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/006-62.jpg

cleaned out

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/009-44.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/010-43.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/011-41.jpg

Dirtman2007
11-21-2011, 09:13 PM
Finally got started on a little parking lot a month behind schedule.

before

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/001-71.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/002-76.jpg



cleared
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/003-75.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/004-80.jpg

log loader at the wood yard

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/002-77.jpg


started cutting grade and rolling today
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/001-72.jpg


http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/002-78.jpg
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/003-76.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/004-81.jpg

nothing like hearing the scream of a 353 detroit all day...

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/005-70.jpg

93turbo
11-21-2011, 11:39 PM
Man I forgot what dry dirt looked like LOL

Cornell
11-24-2011, 01:25 AM
Those old IR's are screamers. A sewer company had one on this small project I was at this summer and it was loud as hell.

Dirtman2007
11-24-2011, 10:10 AM
Those old IR's are screamers. A sewer company had one on this small project I was at this summer and it was loud as hell.

yeah that thing is really loud if your behind it and close. I think it would help if the exhaust pipe was a little taller. Ear plugs are required none the less

knox gsl
11-25-2011, 11:18 PM
yeah that thing is really loud if your behind it and close. I think it would help if the exhaust pipe was a little taller. Ear plugs are required none the less

What about those machines requires it to run at high RPMs like that seems like alot of HP to just roll around?

hvy 1ton
11-27-2011, 03:46 AM
What about those machines requires it to run at high RPMs like that seems like alot of HP to just roll around?

Those driptroits are 2 stroke. They sound like they're turning twice as fast as they really are.

Bleed Green
11-29-2011, 07:57 PM
Man I forgot what dry dirt looked like LOL

oh you can't remember what dry dirt looks like....me either. I can't wait to get back to work!

93turbo
11-29-2011, 09:49 PM
oh you can't remember what dry dirt looks like....me either. I can't wait to get back to work!

If it wasn't for the money I could wait cause I'll be working in mud for several months now

Bleed Green
11-30-2011, 06:42 PM
If it wasn't for the money I could wait cause I'll be working in mud for several months now

Well that is true too. We went back to it today and the mud was not fun to say the least, but I guess mud is all part of working in the dirt.

Dirtman2007
11-30-2011, 09:16 PM
Been busy just keep forgetting to take pictures,


got my parking lot done all graded and rolled, forgot to take finish pics after all the stone was hauled in

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/002-80.jpg


http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/004-83.jpg


http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/006-64.jpg

Then started on the slope section part of the project.

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/001-73.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/002-79.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/003-77.jpg



did a little clearing today, forgot to take finished pics tho....

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/006-63.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/008-56.jpg

whoops

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/007-53.jpg



farmer found one of my stump holes the otherday I didn't pack:rolleyes:

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/004-82.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/005-71.jpg


any my new play toy comes tomorrow

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

Bleed Green
11-30-2011, 10:26 PM
Love the pics Chris, keep them coming. Glad to know somebody has been staying busy. What do you have planned for that long stick, pond dredging?

Dirtman2007
11-30-2011, 10:36 PM
Love the pics Chris, keep them coming. Glad to know somebody has been staying busy. What do you have planned for that long stick, pond dredging?

some very interesting tree clearing tomorrow ;)

jmacd
12-01-2011, 12:39 AM
That farmers 4440 looks to be in good shape. All that area and he finds the hole.

david bailey
12-01-2011, 01:38 AM
he's not much of an operator if he went out of his way to find a mudhole to get stuck in. with a 2wd tracyor I think I might have avoided the mud

Dirtman2007
12-01-2011, 07:37 AM
he's not much of an operator if he went out of his way to find a mudhole to get stuck in. with a 2wd tracyor I think I might have avoided the mud

DO keep in mind that it rained about an inch overnight before I could get there the next day and yank it out

icex
12-01-2011, 10:28 AM
DO keep in mind that it rained about an inch overnight before I could get there the next day and yank it out

Did you all buy that long reach or just renting?

bobcatexc
12-01-2011, 09:19 PM
I"m curious Chris will that swivel on the bucket keep up as fast as that long reach pullin in, most long reachs are super fast!

Dirtman2007
12-01-2011, 09:22 PM
I"m curious Chris will that swivel on the bucket keep up as fast as that long reach pullin in, most long reachs are super fast!

Its a tilt bucket, man that thing is nice, it will almost tilt 90 degrees its crazy. German engineering at its best.

And yes it will keep up with the speed.

Dirtman2007
12-01-2011, 09:33 PM
Well I managed to take some time to get some pics today

man what a machine

Tight squeeze down here

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/008-57.jpg


slope bank before, hard to tell but its sloafing off and sliding down the hill


http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/006-65.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/007-54.jpg

clearing and grading the bank

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/009-45.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/011-42.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/013-25.jpg

pulling all my cut up trees up to be loaded

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/014-18.jpg


kinda hard to load backwards with a long reach and with a bucket as wide as the truck

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/015-17.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/016-14.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/017-11.jpg

pulling out my runaway logs that rolled out of my reach

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/018-9.jpg

not too shabby

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/020-7.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/021-7.jpg




And about the machine, Alot of things I like, and some I dont

Things I like

Whole machine has a Auto Lube system, just push a button and every pin gets greased.

The tilt bucket is awesome as hell, you can grade anything with this

smooth and fast machine, very quiet, can't hardly tell from idle to wide open


things I dont

No radio? WTF??

You have to work at NASA to figure out how to cut the heat/ AC on.

to many buttons, I like to push buttons that I dont know what they do to find out. Theres some I wont push anymore:hammerhead:

the little joysticks are small and have these triggers on the back that you aways bump and the machine does weird things.


At idle and in gear the swing likes to creep around??


Oh and the $400,000 price tag

dozerman21
12-01-2011, 10:02 PM
...to many buttons, I like to push buttons that I dont know what they do to find out. Theres some I wont push anymore:hammerhead:

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Nice work on the bank, but that line is classic.:laugh:

KrayzKajun
12-01-2011, 10:14 PM
awesome work on the bank. oh and thanks for the new signature quote

Dirtman2007
12-01-2011, 10:42 PM
Nice work on the bank, but that line is classic.:laugh:

No lie I had pushed so many that I just had to cut the machine off and let everything reset. It was making all sorts of noises and thing were beeping and flashing haha. somehow I managed to turn the heat on about 100 degrees and not know it.

Lazer_Z
12-02-2011, 06:54 PM
No lie I had pushed so many that I just had to cut the machine off and let everything reset. It was making all sorts of noises and thing were beeping and flashing haha. somehow I managed to turn the heat on about 100 degrees and not know it. Thank you, thank you, thank you, that was the best laugh I had all week, hands down! Please tell me you got video of you pushing buttons lol? I would love to see that, it would almost be like the backward controls all over again.

Thanks Chris! & if I ever get a chance to come down your way I owe ya a drink for the laugh. :drinkup:

Don't feel bad, I'd have probably pushed the buttons too :laugh:

Bleed Green
12-02-2011, 07:27 PM
somehow I managed to turn the heat on about 100 degrees and not know it.

Bet it didn't take too long for you to figure out what you had done. Glad to see you got the heat situation under control before you cooked. haha

ARP
12-02-2011, 08:15 PM
Nice pics Chris! Looks like that excavator is interesting to run. I heard those machines don't have a swing brake. Is that true?

And oh ya, you could definitely use a big-azz, tree eating excavator on that job:cool2:

Dirtman2007
12-02-2011, 08:51 PM
Nice pics Chris! Looks like that excavator is interesting to run. I heard those machines don't have a swing brake. Is that true?

And oh ya, you could definitely use a big-azz, tree eating excavator on that job:cool2:

oh yeah it has a very good swing brake, it will stop on a dime. You just have to get used to the boom moving alot, its about 3times a fast as a regular machine and will launch dirt over the cab and back of the machine if you pull the stick in too fast. I found that out the hard way as well:dizzy:

Dirtman2007
12-06-2011, 10:09 PM
The fun never ends. Geo Web time


Found out again today That this is the second time this stuff has ever been used in NC, and guess who got to use it the first time.... ME! haha


2 days down, we got out 8000 SQ ft of it put out, tendons ( yellow strings) run through each peice 24" OC, rebar every 2' across and 4' down. (LOTS)

all thats left is to bury a deadman at the top of the hill connect all the yellow strings to it, backfill, and fix everything back


http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/004-84.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/005-72.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/006-66.jpg


got tired of carrying rebar so i brought the long reach down to help speed it up

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/007-55.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/008-58.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/009-46.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/010-44.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/011-43.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/012-27.jpg

jmacd
12-07-2011, 12:12 PM
How much cover to put over the grid.?

Mow4It
12-07-2011, 03:00 PM
Rebar caps on them t-post and rebar would be a good thing. As steep as that is if someone trips, slips, or falls it would be a bad dealeeo. :cry: :cry: :cry:

I'm not sayin I'm just sayin. I've seen a guy live after being run through (falling on) a piece of 5/8" and getting cut off with a quickie saw and loaded on to the ambulance with it still in him. Makes you stop and think everytime you see an unprotected rod after that. Looks like a heck of a day no doubt climbing up and down that thing and I bet you don't forget things but once and have to go back after them.

Dirtman2007
12-07-2011, 05:54 PM
Rebar caps on them t-post and rebar would be a good thing. As steep as that is if someone trips, slips, or falls it would be a bad dealeeo. :cry: :cry: :cry:

I'm not sayin I'm just sayin. I've seen a guy live after being run through (falling on) a piece of 5/8" and getting cut off with a quickie saw and loaded on to the ambulance with it still in him. Makes you stop and think everytime you see an unprotected rod after that. Looks like a heck of a day no doubt climbing up and down that thing and I bet you don't forget things but once and have to go back after them.

Yeah all the rebar has plastic clips on the end to hold it in place which is pretty much the same thing as a Cap. as far as the T post they prolly should have something over them



So today we buried the deadman and connected all the tendons to it and then backfilled.

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/002-81.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/004-85.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/006-67.jpg

Ready to backfill tomorrow

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/007-56.jpg

bobcat_ron
12-07-2011, 07:39 PM
Very cool system.

Dirtman2007
12-07-2011, 09:28 PM
How much cover to put over the grid.?

the web is 6" thick so we will probably put about 7-8 inches of topsoil over it just because it will settle some and we dont want the web to show.

then we seed and install matting on the slope and also plant 80 saplings back along the bank

KrayzKajun
12-07-2011, 09:40 PM
now thats a cool project!!

i love the idea that yall are putting trees back!

thunderthud
12-07-2011, 10:58 PM
And about the machine, Alot of things I like, and some I dont

Things I like

Whole machine has a Auto Lube system, just push a button and every pin gets greased.

The tilt bucket is awesome as hell, you can grade anything with this

smooth and fast machine, very quiet, can't hardly tell from idle to wide open


things I dont

No radio? WTF??

You have to work at NASA to figure out how to cut the heat/ AC on.

to many buttons, I like to push buttons that I dont know what they do to find out. Theres some I wont push anymore:hammerhead:

the little joysticks are small and have these triggers on the back that you aways bump and the machine does weird things.


At idle and in gear the swing likes to creep around??


Oh and the $400,000 price tag

If you need the manual for the machine, let me know. I have five of that machines brothers. They are a bit of a change from your Volvo.

Jelinek61
12-08-2011, 01:33 PM
Thats a really slick concept with the matting. I bet its fun to walk on all day.....

Dirtman2007
12-08-2011, 09:07 PM
Thats a really slick concept with the matting. I bet its fun to walk on all day.....

Its neat stuff no doubt.

It sucks trying to walk in it until its all nailed and tired down. now that I'm getting dirt in it its nice.


Started backfilling today and covering in matting as we went

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/008-59.jpg

to keep from leaving foot prints all on the matting while we stapled it down I put my head to good use.

Works like a breeze

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/011-44.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/012-28.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/013-26.jpg

Bleed Green
12-08-2011, 10:10 PM
That matting is a pain, I hate having to use that stuff. It tears incredibly easy.
Did u guys hire some more help?

bighornjd
12-08-2011, 10:22 PM
to keep from leaving foot prints all on the matting while we stapled it down I put my head to good use.

Works like a breeze

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/011-44.jpg



Sounds more like an excuse for you to stay in the machine instead of out there pushing staples...:rolleyes:

Hey, I don't blame you, lol. :laugh: Looks good - interesting job.

Dirtman2007
12-08-2011, 10:46 PM
Sounds more like an excuse for you to stay in the machine instead of out there pushing staples...:rolleyes:

Hey, I don't blame you, lol. :laugh: Looks good - interesting job.

you damn right! haha

but really it did take all the feet print out. gonna use it to plant the trees tomorrow too!

Impact-Vector
12-08-2011, 11:40 PM
Maybe a dumb question... But what did you achieve here?

Looks like you may have put a road on top and used this to stabilize the ground off the embankment?

I'm just not sure what the gain is over straw and seed and plants?!?
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zak406
12-09-2011, 02:26 AM
used that geo webbing one time and it was a royal pain in the ass!

BrandonV
12-10-2011, 09:30 AM
i'm guessing this is some sort of federal trail grant or something like that?

Dirtman2007
12-10-2011, 06:27 PM
Maybe a dumb question... But what did you achieve here?

Looks like you may have put a road on top and used this to stabilize the ground off the embankment?

I'm just not sure what the gain is over straw and seed and plants?!?
Posted via Mobile Device


Its called state work


Sometimes you get paid to think, Sometimes you get paid to do.

Im getting paid to do this, if I didn't someone else would. Personally I think this is a waste of money, regrading with some extra dirt and another section on pipe would have made the slope less steep and been fine. But this is what the engineers wanted, this is what they get!

Dirtman2007
12-10-2011, 06:32 PM
Found out this is the best way to plant tree.

Nice easy job for a friday

KrayzKajun
12-10-2011, 08:03 PM
Nice Boots!

jmacd
12-10-2011, 08:49 PM
Its called state work


Sometimes you get paid to think, Sometimes you get paid to do.

I'm getting paid to do this, if I didn't someone else would. Personally I think this is a waste of money, regrading with some extra dirt and another section on pipe would have made the slope less steep and been fine. But this is what the engineers wanted, this is what they get!

I bet you like the rate pay. All state work in New York is rate pay. So my shovel guys get around $35 hr and operators get $45 an hour. This pay is mandated by the state so you wonder why public works cost twice as much as private. I am not complaining if we have the work and my guys sure don't complain.

Dirtman2007
12-10-2011, 08:55 PM
I bet you like the rate pay. All state work in New York is rate pay. So my shovel guys get around $35 hr and operators get $45 an hour. This pay is mandated by the state so you wonder why public works cost twice as much as private. I am not complaining if we have the work and my guys sure don't complain.

Nope not like that here, I think they want the shovel boys to make atleast 10 a hour but thats about it. I wish it was that high.

jmacd
12-10-2011, 09:23 PM
It basically is what the unions set up for pay rates. Even if you don't hire union employees you still have to pay the union rate on all public works. The rates start at $35 for a flag, shovel guy.

The problem with this is the employees feel cheated when they go back to private work pay at $15 to $20 when the public work has stopped.

Cornell
12-11-2011, 01:59 PM
In MN its called prevailing wage. It's basically what unions get paid. I like prevailing wage jobs but it's ridiculous to me every time I see a city job and the flag holder is getting paid 30/hr to do that and the only skill he has that is more complicated than that is his ability to pick his nose. As an operator I make 35/hr on prevailing wage jobs but I don't work many of them. Our modular block crew does more often and I give them sh!t all the time for it asking if they got their 1 hour required nap and 15 minute breaks.

Bleed Green
12-11-2011, 02:25 PM
In MN its called prevailing wage. It's basically what unions get paid. I like prevailing wage jobs but it's ridiculous to me every time I see a city job and the flag holder is getting paid 30/hr to do that and the only skill he has that is more complicated than that is his ability to pick his nose. As an operator I make 35/hr on prevailing wage jobs but I don't work many of them. Our modular block crew does more often and I give them sh!t all the time for it asking if they got their 1 hour required nap and 15 minute breaks.

hey there's nothing wrong with nap o'clock, otherwise known as lunchtime.

Cornell
12-11-2011, 02:32 PM
hey there's nothing wrong with nap o'clock, otherwise known as lunchtime.

I guess that's the difference of having family owned company. If I'm sitting around I'm not making any money. :laugh: Someone that just works for us may not care but I do.

jmacd
12-11-2011, 05:10 PM
Not only is the rate high $45 per hour but hour lunch and 15 minute smoke stops is a little ridiculous.

I always try to have the help understand it from the owners perspective, like how would they like it if it was their money. Some do, some don't.

Keep the ones that do.

Dirtman2007
12-12-2011, 09:48 PM
one machines leaves, two more come.

another day, another dollar

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/003-78.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/004-86.jpg

Cornell
12-13-2011, 12:55 AM
Gosh that Liebherr is cool. There's a sewer comapny around here that swapped Cat for Liebherr excavators, one of them is 26x,xxx pounds.

KrayzKajun
12-13-2011, 01:07 AM
thanks for the background chris!

ioilyouin
12-13-2011, 11:46 AM
A Bomag 120, something I can relate to.

Dirtman2007
12-13-2011, 07:23 PM
A Bomag 120, something I can relate to.

got about a mile of trail to grade and roll, u ready? lol

Jelinek61
12-13-2011, 08:35 PM
Check out what I found on youtube. I thought Dirtman could use this on his swamp/pond jobs......haha
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0SNmi1dNpoo&feature=related

Dirtman2007
12-13-2011, 09:32 PM
Check out what I found on youtube. I thought Dirtman could use this on his swamp/pond jobs......haha
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0SNmi1dNpoo&feature=related

thats awesome now how the hell do you steer that?

GravelyGuy
12-13-2011, 09:54 PM
That's cool they put it in some bad situations and it made it.
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ioilyouin
12-13-2011, 10:27 PM
got about a mile of trail to grade and roll, u ready? lol

Mine's sitting. Hell, somedays I'd give it to you.

What kind of backlog do you guys run?

93turbo
12-13-2011, 11:55 PM
Check out what I found on youtube. I thought Dirtman could use this on his swamp/pond jobs......haha
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0SNmi1dNpoo&feature=related

Good way to burn up an automatic tranny

stuvecorp
12-15-2011, 10:36 PM
Chris, what were the specs for that long reach? What did you think of it in general?

Dirtman2007
12-16-2011, 09:59 PM
Finshed up my slope and parking lot job


got the fence back up, trees planted, trail regraded and compacted


http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/001-74.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/003-79.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/004-87.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/005-73.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/006-68.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/007-57.jpg


http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/008-60.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202011/009-47.jpg

KrayzKajun
12-16-2011, 10:25 PM
Nice finished product!!

MackCat
12-22-2011, 08:46 AM
Way to go Chris!! just saw the article about you in Equipment World Magazine Very cool Now you are a celebrity!!

Ozz
12-22-2011, 03:02 PM
Gosh that Liebherr is cool. There's a sewer comapny around here that swapped Cat for Liebherr excavators, one of them is 26x,xxx pounds.

Yeah, those 984s are freaking awesome. Nothing like it... It should weigh about 265,000 minimum. They recently brought out a new machine called the R9100, which run about 14,000 less. Makes you wonder if the 984's going the way of the dino.

Bleed Green
12-22-2011, 05:42 PM
Way to go Chris!! just saw the article about you in Equipment World Magazine Very cool Now you are a celebrity!!

Just found this article. Very cool Chris, congrats on some more publicity!

Dirtman2007
12-22-2011, 06:24 PM
Way to go Chris!! just saw the article about you in Equipment World Magazine Very cool Now you are a celebrity!!

haha yeah that woman on the phone asked me questions for 25 minutes, they sent me a couple copies the otherday I had been waiting to see how it turned out.

Now I can't talk about what else is in the works but this is nothing compared of the things to come:drinkup: This has been a very, very good year for me!

Albery's Lawn & Tractor
12-22-2011, 06:40 PM
Chris spent most of last night looking through this thread. Very nice work and the new Kenworth is a thing of beauty. When you are installing ponds or build a dam, do you not have to do compaction? Out here we generally have to have 95-98% compaction to pass inspection. I would really like to know what the engineers were thinking on some of the creek jobs you had to do. We run into the same issue out here all the time.

Z'mnypit
12-23-2011, 10:01 AM
A little off topic but I noticed you had an excavator collection. Not sure if you seen these or this forum before but you need to add one of these to the collection.

http://scale4x4rc.org/forums/showthread.php?t=43567

Dirtman2007
12-23-2011, 06:26 PM
A little off topic but I noticed you had an excavator collection. Not sure if you seen these or this forum before but you need to add one of these to the collection.

http://scale4x4rc.org/forums/showthread.php?t=43567

yeah I've seen those before, you can buy a good used mini excavator for what those things cost! plus the real ones are way more fun.

Albery's Lawn & Tractor
12-23-2011, 09:33 PM
How do you like your tri axle trailer? Does it handle the mini ex well?

Dirtman2007
01-02-2012, 10:09 PM
Well i've been slacking on the pics. Been working on a select clearing project with the 140 and i'm getting burnt out on it. thinning out 6 acres and burning it. real tight work. Now the owner wants it 50% thinner so I'll be back at it again. Good working by the hour now

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/005.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/006.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/007.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/008.jpg


http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/001-1.jpg


http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/002-1.jpg


did a little drainage job tieing in some down spouts off a building

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/001.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/002.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/003.jpg


Graded out a mile long logging road

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/motorgrader.jpg

Started a 2 acre clearing job with the 210 today

clearing for some horse pasture for a customer.

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/003-1.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/007-1.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/004.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/006-1.jpg

some logs cut

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/008-1.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/009.jpg

zabmasonry
01-03-2012, 10:07 PM
Chris,

Have you ever run the numbers on grinding all then non-sale-able timber from your clearing jobs into biomass fuel. I see all your big piles being burned and have to wonder if there is money to be had going up in smoke there.

Dirtman2007
01-03-2012, 10:46 PM
Chris,

Have you ever run the numbers on grinding all then non-sale-able timber from your clearing jobs into biomass fuel. I see all your big piles being burned and have to wonder if there is money to be had going up in smoke there.

Burning is always cheaper if the jobsite allows it.

Best i've heard around here is getting 10 bucks a yard for that or $1000 a tractor trailer load. By the time you knock it down, sort it out, pile it up, grind it. load it then haul it I dont see any money in that.

Plus I like to play with fires.

sweetland
01-05-2012, 11:00 PM
any updates or pictures for us?

kreft
01-06-2012, 04:14 PM
It was great meeting you the other day chris! You need to spend some time on more deere equipment though! haha

Dirtman2007
01-06-2012, 05:31 PM
It was great meeting you the other day chris! You need to spend some time on more deere equipment though! haha

haha your buddy justin said you had been talking about me the whole way there lol.

Good to meet you to. looked like you had a fun time playing on the 140 even though the controls were set up for real operators haha:weightlifter:

Dirtman2007
01-06-2012, 06:36 PM
So I finally finished up a 6 acre thinning job, took alot longer than I thought but I was careful not to tear up the other trees. Ended up making alot of burn piles throughout to keep from having to move the brush so far.

Owner was very happy, so happy he wants to thin out all the trees behind his house now.


http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/001-2.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/002-2.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/003-2.jpg

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Pond on the same property I built back when i was still in high school

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/007-2.jpg



pond I built last summer is just about full

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/008-2.jpg

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DirtMerchant
01-10-2012, 12:21 AM
So are you guys going to buy one of those D11's or what. Think of the pond digging potential!

Dirtman2007
01-12-2012, 08:12 PM
more select clearing and burning.

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/001-3.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/004-2.jpg

before

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after

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/005-2.jpg

before
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after

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/006-3.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/007-3.jpg

Krafty
01-12-2012, 08:21 PM
I see a couple of nice round fire starters!!!
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hoeman376
01-16-2012, 03:48 PM
chris doesnt know how to operate

KrayzKajun
01-16-2012, 04:05 PM
Chris, yur slacking in the pic dept. Do yall ever have to get on the ground and do any select cutting with chainsaws?
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S-205
01-16-2012, 05:48 PM
When you're selctive cutting, whats the criteria for what stays and what goes? Is it size or species?

Dirtman2007
01-16-2012, 07:39 PM
When you're selctive cutting, whats the criteria for what stays and what goes? Is it size or species?

On this job the owner said do what you were if it was yours. so I cleared out all the small scrub stuff and left all the bigger trees.

I liked to leave all the nice hardwood trees like oaks. I also left the pines but try to take out all the gum, cherry and whatever else is in my way.

Dirtman2007
01-16-2012, 07:42 PM
chris doesnt know how to operate

I got your operator right here brett

Dirtman2007
01-16-2012, 07:49 PM
Chris, yur slacking in the pic dept. Do yall ever have to get on the ground and do any select cutting with chainsaws?
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ok just for you. Finished up a 2 acre horse pasture clearing. No I dont do that very often maybe if I have a tree beside one I'm trying to save I'll cut off but I dont like stumps.

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/002-4.jpg

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KrayzKajun
01-16-2012, 08:07 PM
Thank You! Lol. Thts one hell of a hole!
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curtisfarmer
01-17-2012, 06:59 PM
Burying stumps in any animla pasture is a time bomb waiting to go off 20-30 years from now. I fix about 3 of these situations a year, so much cheaper to do it right the first time.

Kepple Services
01-17-2012, 09:08 PM
All those stumps and wood to me is money you are burning... Almost makes me cry... I saw a few thousand easily in flames just in the last few fire pics..

bobcat_ron
01-17-2012, 09:22 PM
Burn baby, BURN!! For every tree and stump fire you make, a tree hugging hippy cries.

Dirtman2007
01-17-2012, 10:17 PM
All those stumps and wood to me is money you are burning... Almost makes me cry... I saw a few thousand easily in flames just in the last few fire pics..

I just dont see how you make it worthwild? just no market for it around here that I can see.

get paid to clear it, paid to burn it, then paid to bury it.

win, win situation for me.

$3500 an acre

SP Landscaping
01-17-2012, 10:50 PM
Do you give a multi acre discount say if you do a 12 acre job? You would charge $42,000

Dirtman2007
01-17-2012, 10:58 PM
Do you give a multi acre discount say if you do a 12 acre job? You would charge $42,000

A little its hard to do it much cheaper than that. If theres timber on it you can take what you get for that off the price but you still have time in that.

Can't work for free just to work.