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DUSTYCEDAR
01-17-2012, 10:39 PM
ron is 2 funny

Dirtman2007
01-25-2012, 08:02 PM
So the bossman tore down a house last week while I was out of town. I was welcome back monday to finish cleaning up all the concrete.

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/006-6.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/007-6.jpg

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http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/009-5.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/010-3.jpg



Did a little errosion job today. Homeowner was worried about the creek washing out the bank and causing the trees to fall.

Hauled in some boulders to protect the bank of the creek in the sharp turn.

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/001-6.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/002-7.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/003-7.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/004-5.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/005-6.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/006-5.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/007-5.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/008-5.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/009-4.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/010-2.jpg

mow king
01-25-2012, 09:22 PM
Is that your 864?

bobcatexc
01-25-2012, 10:30 PM
Is that your 864?

You didn't know that Chris recenty purchased that Bobcat 864. Its all part of his new business plan, he's got Bobcat Ron moving south to run it full time, Ron would only come down if it had a 4n1 bucket.

Dirtman2007
01-26-2012, 06:25 AM
Is that your 864?

nah it was the guy we were doing the job for.

RLS 2010
01-26-2012, 09:58 AM
Did a little errosion job today. Homeowner was worried about the creek washing out the bank and causing the trees to fall.

Hauled in some boulders to protect the bank of the creek in the sharp turn.

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/009-4.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/010-2.jpg

I really like your work! That looks really natural. As always I look forward to seeing the pics of your work!

Dirtman2007
01-26-2012, 07:08 PM
I really like your work! That looks really natural. As always I look forward to seeing the pics of your work!

thanks! It was nice having all the small rock in the creeks to fill in the gaps between the big boulders. I thought it looked good.



todays new project.

Dredging out this pond on a golf course.

Today we focused on draining the water down, getting the valve unblocked and ditching the water to the dam so the muck can dry.

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/001-7.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/002-8.jpg

new mats for the mini!

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/003-8.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/004-6.jpg


Now a time back in the past.

I build half of this damn( all the newer looking rock) back when I saw still in highschool after a hurricane busted it.

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/005-7.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/006-7.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/007-7.jpg

Junior M
01-27-2012, 07:33 AM
Watch parking your truck on a golf course, somebody will hit it with a golf ball.. they got mine last week while we were pouring concrete around a pool.. :laugh:

Dirtman2007
01-27-2012, 09:32 AM
Watch parking your truck on a golf course, somebody will hit it with a golf ball.. they got mine last week while we were pouring concrete around a pool.. :laugh:

Yeah no doubt. Good thing there arnt many playing golf this time of year. I kept trying to park it off to the side out of the way.

tnmtn
01-27-2012, 12:22 PM
if the golfers play like i do you may want to park right in the middle of the fairway.

Dirtman2007
01-27-2012, 02:47 PM
if the golfers play like i do you may want to park right in the middle of the fairway.

I think its like 20-30K a year to play this course. I hope the know what they are doing

Kepple Services
01-27-2012, 05:24 PM
Just because they can afford to play there dosent mean they can play.... Even rich people suck.
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Dirtman2007
01-27-2012, 06:18 PM
Just because they can afford to play there dosent mean they can play.... Even rich people suck.
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haha good call good call. I'll shut up now lol

Dirtman2007
01-27-2012, 06:24 PM
no work today. went and checked the job after a 1/4" rain. this is going to be fun....


http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/001-8.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/002-9.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/007-8.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/006-8.jpg



Atleast I got the drain valve unclogged so that it will drain back down

93turbo
01-27-2012, 08:14 PM
holy crap just a 1/4" what all do they have draining into this thing wow

Dirtman2007
01-27-2012, 08:43 PM
holy crap just a 1/4" what all do they have draining into this thing wow

alot of water shed. Might be the reason we are digging about 1500+ yards of mud out of it again

ClearViewGroup
01-28-2012, 11:24 AM
yikes..your machines may look like mine after this one chris...jump on it fast when she drains before the rain gets you again haha

S-205
01-28-2012, 01:34 PM
Cool job, I like that waterfall that you fixed up. Looks good.

Dirtman2007
01-28-2012, 03:46 PM
yikes..your machines may look like mine after this one chris...jump on it fast when she drains before the rain gets you again haha

Gonna get the Liebherr Long reach back for this job. We almost lost a machine about 12 years ago when this pond swallowed it up. Took a tandem wrecker (50 ton)?? a 580 backhoe and a Cat D6 dozer to pull the machine out... it was bad... really bad.

coopers
01-28-2012, 10:28 PM
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

I am with Kepple. We have BIG market for green waste. Burning and burying is a waste of money in Washington.
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sweetland
01-28-2012, 11:33 PM
Gonna get the Liebherr Long reach back for this job. We almost lost a machine about 12 years ago when this pond swallowed it up. Took a tandem wrecker (50 ton)?? a 580 backhoe and a Cat D6 dozer to pull the machine out... it was bad... really bad.

the very first pictures you posted on this thread?

Dirtman2007
01-31-2012, 08:01 PM
the very first pictures you posted on this thread?

no this was long before I ever started taking pictures.



Started a little retention pond today.

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/012-1.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/013-1.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/014.jpg

weesa20
01-31-2012, 08:18 PM
no this was long before I ever started taking pictures.



Started a little retention pond today.

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/012-1.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/013-1.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/014.jpg

Club Blvd in Durham? Close to my stopping grounds. Weesy

Dirtman2007
01-31-2012, 08:26 PM
Club Blvd in Durham? Close to my stopping grounds. Weesy

yeah I think thats the road. Right up the road from the dump. I locked all my equipment up in the gate behind that shop so nothing walks away at night lol

S-205
02-01-2012, 03:41 PM
I didn't want to start a new thread but I wondered what everyones opinion was on the new skid and track loaders from Volvo? A lot of people visit this thread so I thought I'd ask you guys.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l0dn4crVTyE&feature=related

Dirtman2007
02-01-2012, 08:43 PM
finished up the rough grading on the storm water pond today.

Now I have to pour a concrete curb between the parking lot and pond. line the pond with topsoil and install a couple concrete swales down to the pipe for the water to flow in. install a lowflow. sod the banks and plant all the water plants

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/001-9.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/002-10.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/003-9.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/004-7.jpg

Dirtman2007
02-03-2012, 08:48 PM
More clearing, cleared one big pine tree for a barn extension which carried into "while your here" do this


on site hauling

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/001-10.jpg

well while your here do this


Clean up this mess and put it in a burn pit

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/013-2.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/016.jpg

and while our back there sift through this pile of crap and pick out all the stuff that will burn

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/017.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/002-11.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/001-11.jpg

on your way out clean up that mess my uncle made...

How the man pushed these over with a tractor is beyond me:dizzy:


http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/003-10.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/004-8.jpg

knock down that big one too I dont wanna pick up anymore limbs

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/005-8.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/007-9.jpg

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http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/011-1.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/012-2.jpg

Now I've got a stump sp big i can't even move it around. Put it back where it came from

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/014-1.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/018.jpg

done

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/019.jpg

knox gsl
02-03-2012, 11:07 PM
That's a busy little hoe.

TomG
02-03-2012, 11:15 PM
That's a busy little hoe.

That's what ...he... said... :laugh:

Sorry couldn't resist. Pretty impressive that the machine could push over that big of a tree!

Kepple Services
02-04-2012, 10:41 AM
I still cry when looking at everything you burn.. those three trees look like when ground up would make a nice pile of mulch... <sigh>....

weesa20
02-04-2012, 12:54 PM
I still cry when looking at everything you burn.. those three trees look like when ground up would make a nice pile of mulch... <sigh>....

They used to grind at the dump in Durham until the pile caught on fire and wouldn't stop burning for a month...kinda funny since the FD training center is right across the street and the city waste water treatment plant is there too so it actually smelled a little better for a while.

Dirtman2007
02-04-2012, 03:16 PM
Picked it up today, can't wait to haul some dirt in it!

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/001-12.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/002-12.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/003-11.jpg

KrayzKajun
02-04-2012, 03:44 PM
Sweet! Time to get her dirty
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hvy 1ton
02-04-2012, 04:59 PM
Looking good. never seen tires like that before. If nobody has told you yet, those tailgates have 3 or 4 different positions.

Dirtman2007
02-04-2012, 05:22 PM
Looking good. never seen tires like that before. If nobody has told you yet, those tailgates have 3 or 4 different positions.

this ones only locks down like that or all the way up like a normal dump truck.

hvy 1ton
02-04-2012, 07:54 PM
hmm, i thought there were chains to hold it horizontal too.

Dirtman2007
02-04-2012, 09:17 PM
hmm, i thought there were chains to hold it horizontal too.

is that what the chains are for? damn if I know haha

Kepple Services
02-05-2012, 12:37 AM
They used to grind at the dump in Durham until the pile caught on fire and wouldn't stop burning for a month...kinda funny since the FD training center is right across the street and the city waste water treatment plant is there too so it actually smelled a little better for a while.

It caught fire because they didn't do anything with the ground product and just piled it up and let it sit. When the piles are large enough and sit long enough they will generate enough heat to self ignite. It is very tough to get the fire out. You have to dig through he like while the whole time spraying it down with large amounts of water. We don't let our material sit that long to get that hot. Our wood we leave in log form or whatever form it brought to us in, chunks, logs, pieces... Whatever and then process and grind it when we get an order in for mulch.
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Dirtman2007
02-06-2012, 05:21 PM
Lots of little jobs to do but they pay the bills as well


Little driveway seen better days

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/001-13.jpg


http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/002-13.jpg

one tree removal

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/003-12.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/004-9.jpg

srl28
02-06-2012, 06:06 PM
I gotta ask, and please dont take any offense to this but why would someone call your company to come and remove a tree with an excavator? Thats a relatively small tree- tree guy work. Or is this a regular customer or something? Just curious. You do very clean meticulous work, very nice to see. Cleaned up nice.

KrayzKajun
02-06-2012, 06:28 PM
Wow Chris, yall do normal size type jobs. Lol that poor driveway definitly needed some help.
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S-205
02-06-2012, 06:37 PM
I gotta ask, and please dont take any offense to this but why would someone call your company to come and remove a tree with an excavator? Thats a relatively small tree- tree guy work. Or is this a regular customer or something? Just curious. You do very clean meticulous work, very nice to see. Cleaned up nice.

I was thinking the same thing. Maybe because of how fast it could be done? Maybe he was working nearby?

bobw
02-06-2012, 06:47 PM
Maybe because he has a super sales guy?

That's the thing I'm impressed with... a continuous stream of interesting projects always happening.

S-205
02-06-2012, 06:55 PM
Maybe because he has a super sales guy?

That's the thing I'm impressed with... a continuous stream of interesting projects always happening.

Very true!

jmacd
02-06-2012, 07:24 PM
I gotta ask, and please don't take any offense to this but why would someone call your company to come and remove a tree with an excavator? Thats a relatively small tree- tree guy work. Or is this a regular customer or something? Just curious. You do very clean meticulous work, very nice to see. Cleaned up nice.

An excavator can take the tree down in one piece. Cut up only what is needed for trucking.
No stump grinding, remove the stump.
Faster, less mess and he can fix the driveway when he is done.

Whats faster to clear land, a tree guy with chain saw or an excavator? No climbing, no rigging, just knock it down.

Even cutting the trees up is faster when you have a machine that pick up, sort, or carry the tree where ever you want it.

SIWEL
02-06-2012, 07:28 PM
Those mil spec dump trucks do some amazing things, I drove one doing 30-40 loads a day thru a marsh (more like a swamp) for about 3 weeks. Did a ton of other little jobs with them, but that was the biggest. Best drive was down Rt 1 from Madison to Old Saybrook in CT. You should like it a lot.

I operate for a company who specializes in wetlands and marsh reconstruction, so I am very familiar with your type of work, it should work awsome.

Dirtman2007
02-06-2012, 08:02 PM
I gotta ask, and please dont take any offense to this but why would someone call your company to come and remove a tree with an excavator? Thats a relatively small tree- tree guy work. Or is this a regular customer or something? Just curious. You do very clean meticulous work, very nice to see. Cleaned up nice.

A good friend of ours has a landscape supply yard and we have a stack of card in his office on the board. He gets so many different people in everyday than needs things done and refers them to us.

Just happened to have the machine about 3 miles down the road. yes it was a simple job but i can do simple jobs to.

Homeowner had a tree in his driveway he wanted gone so he could move his carport around.

A tree company could have taken it down cheaper Im sure but he wanted the stump gone, hole filled and some stone to dress it up.


if a tree company came and did it they'd cut the tree off then grind the stump and everyone knows the mess that makes and it will never compact right.

I yanked it out, filled and compacted it with dirt and top dressed it with stone.... wala no tree was ever there.

noahb195
02-06-2012, 08:23 PM
I love that blue dump truck!! how many do you have?

wanabe
02-06-2012, 09:57 PM
Small jobs lead to big jobs! Word of mouth from taking on small jobs that nobody else wanted to mess with worked out good for me last year. The phone kept ringing even though I don't advertize. Its a must for those trying to establish or grow in my view.

ioilyouin
02-06-2012, 10:01 PM
Small jobs lead to big jobs! Word of mouth from taking on small jobs that nobody else wanted to mess with worked out good for me last year. The phone kept ringing even though I don't advertize. Its a must for those trying to establish or grow in my view.

Never heard of ya!

hoeman376
02-06-2012, 10:27 PM
Chris call me tommorow
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Dirtman2007
02-06-2012, 10:42 PM
Chris call me tommorow
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no more free advise brett. $100.00 minumum now:drinkup:

wanabe
02-07-2012, 11:02 AM
Never heard of ya!

I even work in your area lol! Finished a shed floor last summer north of hoffman(sand ridge rd I think) and one just north of ferrin(hwy50 and boulder road).

Dirtman2007
02-10-2012, 05:43 PM
Had my concrete crew come in today and do the concrete work


Its nice to watch someone who knows what their doing. It took about 4 hours for them to form it up, pour, finish and cover.

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/001-14.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/002-14.jpg

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http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/006-10.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/007-10.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/008-7.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/009-7.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/010-5.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/011-2.jpg

KrayzKajun
02-10-2012, 06:06 PM
now thats some nice concrete work. nice, smooth lines & curves.

DUSTYCEDAR
02-10-2012, 07:26 PM
all i want to do is put my hand in it lol

tailboardtech
02-10-2012, 07:55 PM
no more free advise brett. $100.00 minumum now:drinkup:

dam that's cheap i charge $200 and i don't no ****

Dirtman2007
02-10-2012, 10:35 PM
now thats some nice concrete work. nice, smooth lines & curves.

haha yeah them boys are bad.

Wait till you see my "landscaping" (cuss work for girt diggers) on monday haha

JFGauvreau
02-11-2012, 07:37 AM
Yea nice job on the concrete! It must have been pretty thick to form it like that, what was it poor at? 3" or 4" ?

Dirtman2007
02-11-2012, 09:29 AM
Yea nice job on the concrete! It must have been pretty thick to form it like that, what was it poor at? 3" or 4" ?

2" slump with 1% additive

meets1
02-11-2012, 09:40 AM
Nice flat work. Do you know if they did the curb by hand or with form to make the curb? We have guy here that we use once in while - they have a little slip machine - no forms. Another guy here forms, pours and uses a small 2x4 to make the curb which looks like alot of work and they pour it pretty dry to make it work.

Dirtman2007
02-11-2012, 10:03 AM
Nice flat work. Do you know if they did the curb by hand or with form to make the curb? We have guy here that we use once in while - they have a little slip machine - no forms. Another guy here forms, pours and uses a small 2x4 to make the curb which looks like alot of work and they pour it pretty dry to make it work.

it was all done by hand. same here the guy used a short 2x4 to get the curb all roughed in then the hand finished it with the tools.

wanabe
02-11-2012, 10:03 AM
High back curbs by hand suck to make and finish! Been there, done that, hopefull never again(at least in 100 degree heat).

SVA_Concrete
02-12-2012, 03:52 PM
Good looking hand stacked curb
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Dirtman2007
02-12-2012, 09:14 PM
too much free time I guess?

DUSTYCEDAR
02-13-2012, 11:02 AM
maby kinda so

S-205
02-13-2012, 02:08 PM
A little too much yeah...

tmf lawn care
02-13-2012, 03:49 PM
chris it like your friend justin write in the dirt with log in your youtube vid. it was funny that he forgot how to spell his own name :laugh::laugh::laugh:

Dirtman2007
02-13-2012, 06:58 PM
So I get up nice and early to get a early start on todays project so I can finish up today... WRONG


chilling at a red light stopped in traffic when all of a sudden BAM .... What the F**k was that! looked in the mirror and knew exactly what it was. Eased over to the shoulder. I dont know why but I just wanted to get the hell out of the middle of the road.


Seems like the two guys in the maxima didn't see me and 100 other cars stopped.


http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/wreck3.jpg

Hard to tell but the ramp is trashed and the lower frame is crushed and twisted, notice at chunk of their bumped wedge in there lol

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/wreck2.jpg

20K LBS hitch:dizzy:


http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/wreck1.jpg




with the purchas of a new ball and reciever I was back in action to get to the job. fun unloaded on one good ramp but if theres a will theres a way..



lined the pond in topsoil

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/001-15.jpg


graded and backfilled curb

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/003-13.jpg


some sod down but the guys will lay the rest in the morning to even it all up. not a 100% finish shot but I wont be back so

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earthmover
02-13-2012, 07:12 PM
Ouch that sucks! Seems like it could have been worse.

DUSTYCEDAR
02-13-2012, 07:33 PM
so what kind of clown popped out of the car

tailboardtech
02-13-2012, 07:45 PM
they gonna total the trailer? glad your ok I'd fall out of the truck screaming MY NECK MY NECK :laugh:

Bleed Green
02-13-2012, 07:53 PM
Bet the boss man was thrilled. Glad ur alright and could get something done today at least.
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Dirtman2007
02-13-2012, 07:55 PM
they gonna total the trailer? glad your ok I'd fall out of the truck screaming MY NECK MY NECK :laugh:

nah after watching them get took off in stretchers I figured they got their payback.

On a side note it was the first time I've ever had to call 911. Funny thing was I got put on hold?? Once I got through they were there in about 2-3 minutes.

Junior M
02-13-2012, 09:28 PM
Why did they mark where your tires were?

Dirtman2007
02-13-2012, 09:39 PM
Why did they mark where your tires were?

incause they have to come back and do a accident investigation they know where the vehicles were. even tho I pulled off to the side of the road?

icex
02-13-2012, 09:45 PM
They would of been carrying me out of there on a stretcher with a neck brace and a back brace and I would of been on the phone with my lawyer while in the ambulance telling her to get to the hospital asap for a lawsuit. Bahaha:laugh:

tmf lawn care
02-14-2012, 12:52 AM
was that ur truck or the boss's f450

wanabe
02-14-2012, 12:17 PM
That the reason I run forged hitches. The fabricated ones are junk, and that trailer would have ended up in the truck if you had been using one.

Dirtman2007
02-15-2012, 08:51 PM
That the reason I run forged hitches. The fabricated ones are junk, and that trailer would have ended up in the truck if you had been using one.

yeah I was thinking the same thing. or what if the trailer was empty? could have been in my back glass?

Dirtman2007
02-15-2012, 08:54 PM
Clearing off a house lot for a guy. I think he hates pine trees because everytime he comes out he tells me to take down more!

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/001-16.jpg

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http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/001-17.jpg

Some nice tricky no room for error trees next to the power lines

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/002-16.jpg

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Impact-Vector
02-15-2012, 09:30 PM
What do you do with the lumber? Sell or scrap?

With you I would expect it to be burned!

Dirtman2007
02-15-2012, 09:51 PM
What do you do with the lumber? Sell or scrap?

With you I would expect it to be burned!

All the logs are going to the mill, the rest is hauled to a stump dump to be mulched.

sadly chris gets to set no fires this week.


Hate working in the city:laugh:

Junior M
02-15-2012, 10:19 PM
Is your trailer totalled?

Dirtman2007
02-15-2012, 10:47 PM
Is your trailer totalled?

have to see what insurance says. I can't use it like it is. I'm borrowing one Identical till then

Junior M
02-15-2012, 11:03 PM
have to see what insurance says. I can't use it like it is. I'm borrowing one Identical till then
Yeah, I seen that in the pictures, thats why I asked. What all is tore up?

I know a guy with a trailer just like yours, that'll sell for cheap ;) :laugh:

Cornell
02-16-2012, 02:02 AM
Grapple comes in handy for those power line/overhanging a house/tricky tree situations.

Sorry about the idiots rear-ending you.

Possible new shiny trailer is always fun though.

Dirtman2007
02-16-2012, 07:36 PM
Finished up the clearing of one lot, now two more to go.... working saturday it looks like

All the logs loaded up, had to put a few in the truck as I filled the trailer up!

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/001-18.jpg

forgot about my camera in the 140 when it was moved so I had to use my phone for this pic

all graded and a short drive put in

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


new house lot. talk about some trees close to the neighbors house jeez their gonna sh*t themselves when I start smashing them down at 7am:laugh:

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/002-17.jpg

KrayzKajun
02-17-2012, 01:35 PM
nothing like a good morning welcome by snapping a tree in half!

Dirtman2007
02-18-2012, 05:34 PM
nothing like a good morning welcome by snapping a tree in half!

haha that and the sound of two chainsaws going lol

Dirtman2007
02-18-2012, 05:40 PM
Finished up clearing some more house lots to bring this week to a end

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/002-17.jpg

lil close to the neighbors house

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/001-19.jpg

logs ready to be hauled
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/002-18.jpg

done

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/003-15.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/004-13.jpg


next lot. kinda on a hill

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http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/007-12.jpg

shows just how big that damn house is jeez

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Nick's Lawn Care
02-18-2012, 08:11 PM
How long does it usually take you to clear a lot like that?

Looks really good!

Clonts Landscaping
02-18-2012, 09:09 PM
Finished up clearing some more house lots to bring this week to a end

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/002-17.jpg

lil close to the neighbors house

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/001-19.jpg

logs ready to be hauled
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/002-18.jpg

done

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/003-15.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/004-13.jpg


next lot. kinda on a hill

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/005-13.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/006-12.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/007-12.jpg

shows just how big that damn house is jeez

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/008-9.jpg

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http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/010-6.jpg

Damn, they really stack them houses on top of each other.

Dirtman2007
02-18-2012, 11:26 PM
How long does it usually take you to clear a lot like that?

Looks really good!

less than a day, usually around 7 hrs with 2 guys. I run the excavator, uncle drive the truck and chainsaws. I saw some too but usually its all I can do to get enough trees down and a load of brush ready for when he returns.

on average we have about 6 loads of brush from each lot and a trailer load of pulp wood.

Dirtman2007
02-18-2012, 11:28 PM
Damn, they really stack them houses on top of each other.

I kid you not they houses are like 3-4' from the property line in some cases.

damn if I would have a 3500sq ft house and be 6-8' away from my neighbor.

no joke I yanked the cable line out going to that onehouse when i dug the stump up on one of those tree.

Oh well I just clear the trees....

hvy 1ton
02-19-2012, 01:00 AM
I kid you not they houses are like 3-4' from the property line in some cases.

damn if I would have a 3500sq ft house and be 6-8' away from my neighbor.

no joke I yanked the cable line out going to that onehouse when i dug the stump up on one of those tree.

Oh well I just clear the trees....

Yeah, those things are built right up against ever offset. i don't get it. :dizzy: I guess as long as the builder is making money at it, you are too. :drinkup:

Dirtman2007
02-20-2012, 08:22 PM
put some sides on the general today. I think a lil black paint on them will make her shine.

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

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/002-19.jpg



Also and update on the accident. Both trailer companies said the trailer was totaled so we'll see what the insurance says about it. If they total it, prolly get a tandem tag trailer like what bobcat ron had.

S-205
02-21-2012, 09:38 AM
Tandem duals ftw!

Dirtman2007
02-21-2012, 11:59 AM
Tandem duals ftw!

Haha asked about that the first day! He said there not enough room. Would be badass then!!
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apbuske
02-21-2012, 12:22 PM
Jealous of your equipment! Nice work!

S-205
02-21-2012, 12:25 PM
Haha asked about that the first day! He said there not enough room. Would be badass then!!
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What do you mean not enough room?

Jelinek61
02-21-2012, 09:18 PM
You should get that Army truck painted blue to match your Kenworth

S-205
02-22-2012, 12:55 PM
You should get that Army truck painted blue to match your Kenworth

I like the way you think

Dirtman2007
02-22-2012, 09:26 PM
Busy all the time

Had a leaking overflow pipe in a pond. Dug out around the pipe and under the first 4 joins and poured in concrete. no more leaky

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then todays job was to mow a pond dam and remove some fansy beaver work done on the overflow pipe. beavers have been trapped so they shouldn't build back

beaver hut
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/001-21.jpg

I'd say thats clogged, waters suppose to flow under that trash rack

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

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/005-14.jpg

mowing

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/003-16.jpg

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Junior M
02-22-2012, 09:30 PM
So what kind of trailer are you looking at? Deckover tag, with tandem duals?

Dirtman2007
02-22-2012, 10:10 PM
So what kind of trailer are you looking at? Deckover tag, with tandem duals?

idk I'll worry about that when premium boy signs the check, I got 3 other trailers I can use ha

S-205
02-23-2012, 11:17 AM
Would you happen to know what kind of trailer that is in the third picture, the one with the dovetail on the chevy?

Dirtman2007
02-23-2012, 07:46 PM
Put the old girl to work today, everything works good. It just has some air in hydro lines that we can't seem to get out? any ideas?

loaded with 4 mud mats

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/001-22.jpg

site for borrow pit

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zabmasonry
02-27-2012, 06:16 PM
Chris,

Why ya digging the borrow pit with the 140 and not the 210, I'd think thats quite a bit of difference in machine time?

Dirtman2007
02-27-2012, 06:49 PM
Chris,

Why ya digging the borrow pit with the 140 and not the 210, I'd think thats quite a bit of difference in machine time?

just not enough digging to justify bringing in the 210, plus its on a clearing job we are fixing to start. that and I had to track everything 1/2 mile down a 6' wide golf cart path

Dirtman2007
02-27-2012, 06:52 PM
Theres my baby!

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/001-23.jpg

lots of mud to dig

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/003-17.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/004-15.jpg
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http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/007-15.jpg

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tailboardtech
02-27-2012, 07:07 PM
so when ya buying the liebherr?

deerefan
02-27-2012, 11:30 PM
What's it cost a week to rent the LR if ya don't mind me askin? And whatch the hell out the bossmans in the machine haha
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Dirtman2007
02-29-2012, 06:17 PM
What's it cost a week to rent the LR if ya don't mind me askin? And whatch the hell out the bossmans in the machine haha
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2k a week, no other rental company can touch that rate on a 38 ton machine

Dirtman2007
02-29-2012, 06:20 PM
more from this week

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/001-24.jpg

mud dump!

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/002-23.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/003-18.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/004-16.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/005-16.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/007-16.jpg

trucks gonna need a bath

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/001-25.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/002-24.jpg

holes filling up

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/003-19.jpg

i can carry a mat too!

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/004-17.jpg

making progress

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/005-17.jpg

Kepple Services
02-29-2012, 08:18 PM
I see you found the bottom.
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Dirtman2007
02-29-2012, 09:30 PM
I see you found the bottom.
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yeah turns out the whole bottom is solid rock, go figure. theres still a deep hole down there at the dam.

plus theres a sewer line down in there somewhere I've got to find

PerfectEarth
02-29-2012, 09:45 PM
Tell me about the mud pit.... Do you guys do that often? Won't it take forever to dry out? Will that cause problems in the future with settling or 'pumping' ground??

KrayzKajun
02-29-2012, 09:46 PM
fun project. im guessing yall are glad to have tht old military dump?

Dirtman2007
02-29-2012, 10:01 PM
Tell me about the mud pit.... Do you guys do that often? Won't it take forever to dry out? Will that cause problems in the future with settling or 'pumping' ground??

yeah its the best way to get rid of it. you can't just put 2000 yards of mud anywhere. it will settle some, and yes it will be wet for a while. but come mid summer they will be able to grade that into a nice new hill for the golf course

deerefan
02-29-2012, 10:38 PM
How many yards u figure u can get on that truck?
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LuckyFlyinROUSH
02-29-2012, 10:50 PM
I think it should be a forum law that Dirtman must post pictures every night or he is banned. This is the part of the day I look forward to, grabbing a beer and looking at how much fun Dirtman gets to have at his day job.

DUSTYCEDAR
03-01-2012, 06:50 AM
I think it should be a forum law that Dirtman must post pictures every night or he is banned. This is the part of the day I look forward to, grabbing a beer and looking at how much fun Dirtman gets to have at his day job.

i 2nd that motion :usflag:

Dirtman2007
03-01-2012, 08:04 PM
I think it should be a forum law that Dirtman must post pictures every night or he is banned. This is the part of the day I look forward to, grabbing a beer and looking at how much fun Dirtman gets to have at his day job.

so I keep everyone happy... More Pics

filled the hole up, had to make more room

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/001-26.jpg

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S-205
03-02-2012, 10:39 AM
Is operating the long reach must different than your Volvo's?

Dirtman2007
03-02-2012, 05:27 PM
Is operating the long reach must different than your Volvo's?

Long reaches are like getting on a completely different machine. Same controls and movements but they are nothing like running a regular excavator. you have to be very smooth on the controls or you will have that thing rocking like a ship at sea. No need to get in a hurry either. The sticks real jerky and its really hard to be smooth. Needless to say you dont need to attempt to load a dump truck the first go if you've never been on one as you'll smash the truck regaurdless of how good you thing you are.

Dirtman2007
03-02-2012, 06:35 PM
finished up the pond today. Looks good to me now the golf course crew ill be busy fixing my path of destruction!

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/001-27.jpg

love this tilt bucket

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/002-26.jpg

just dont walk on it!

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/003-21.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/004-19.jpg
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tailboardtech
03-02-2012, 06:53 PM
i wonder how far a golf cart will sink:laugh:

Jimmyed
03-03-2012, 12:46 AM
How long will that take to dry and be workable ground?

Dirtman2007
03-03-2012, 09:42 AM
How long will that take to dry and be workable ground?

you'll be able to walk on it in a month. I'd be able to get on it with a mini and mud mats in say 3 months and get shaped up nice. by fall you'll be grading it out with tractors

Cornell
03-03-2012, 02:47 PM
Should have put a liner in the borrow pit, opened up a "Chris's Golf Course Spa" and charged $10 per mud bath.

Could work lol

Danny Boy
03-03-2012, 09:20 PM
Will it sink much when the mud dries up?
Nice work once again

Dirtman2007
03-03-2012, 10:17 PM
Will it sink much when the mud dries up?
Nice work once again

usually sinks less than a foot or so. give that its 15' deep so its not that bad. plus its on a hill so it'll grade out nice and grow some wicked green grass

sweetland
03-05-2012, 10:19 PM
not too nice what y'all did to ronnie and bobby! very cool to see it on tv

noahb195
03-05-2012, 10:21 PM
Were you on lizard lick? They did a repo on a jobsite and it looks like your blue dumptruck in the background

Bates Lawn Care
03-05-2012, 10:27 PM
Dirtman just saw all yalls equipment on lizard lick towing. I knew I had seen that dozer and dump truck before lol

deere615
03-05-2012, 11:30 PM
Ya that was Chris on there but it was all setup still cool none the less!!

Bobby Bobby Bobby get in the truck Bobby! Bobby where are you? Bobby Bobby! haha

Dirtman2007
03-06-2012, 09:08 PM
enough playing on tv, we got bills to pay.


Slid the long reach sideways across the fairway on the golf course to get it out after a 1.5" rain over the weekend.... whooops


New project

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/001-28.jpg

east bound and down

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/002-27.jpg

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


digging out a island in the head section of a pond

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/006-19.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/007-18.jpg

there's my baby

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/008-13.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/009-12.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/010-11.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/011-5.jpg

my personal pool

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/001-29.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/002-28.jpg


someone made a mess

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/003-22.jpg


like icing a cake

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/004-21.jpg



tada

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

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



what will tomorrow bring?

KrayzKajun
03-06-2012, 09:31 PM
great work on removing that island. you would have never known it was there.

Dirtman2007
03-08-2012, 07:53 PM
Worked on a little house lot clearing yesterday and this morning

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/001-31.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/002-30.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/003-24.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/001-30.jpg


then started a 3 acre clearing job at a junk yard today
brought the 210 out of retirement. I welcomed me with 2 leaking boom cylinders...


http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/002-29.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/003-23.jpg

deerefan
03-08-2012, 10:48 PM
All ya need now is a thumb on LR and ull be all set
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Scag48
03-09-2012, 03:20 AM
Put a thumb on a long reach hoe and all you'll be able to spoon is sailboat fuel.

S-205
03-09-2012, 03:14 PM
That sucks about the 210! Thats what you get when you give it a break.

Bleed Green
03-10-2012, 06:14 PM
Gonna have any video of the 210 on the clearing job or was the most recent video with the 140 the clearing job the one you were supposed to use the 210 on before you found the leaking cylinders?

Dirtman2007
03-10-2012, 06:22 PM
Gonna have any video of the 210 on the clearing job or was the most recent video with the 140 the clearing job the one you were supposed to use the 210 on before you found the leaking cylinders?

I tell you what I'll take a video just for you clearing some pine trees next time im out there. prolly be week after next I have other jobs I need to to do first!

Bleed Green
03-10-2012, 08:14 PM
thanks man. LOL
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Dirtman2007
03-12-2012, 07:10 PM
Fun little project today. old retaining wall was rotted and falling into the pond. yanked it all out and brought in a few loads of rip rap.

Used the 6x6 to make life easier getting rock back there!

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/001-32.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/002-31.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/003-25.jpg

loading it at the road

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/004-22.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/005-21.jpg

I think this looks way better


http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/006-21.jpg


http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/007-19.jpg

Dirtman2007
03-14-2012, 08:06 PM
so I was hired to fix some bare spots on some house lots. 13 house lots total. they wanted the ground broke up and seed, fert, and straw put down.


http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/001-33.jpg

cleaning up rocks and concrete piles

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/002-32.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/003-26.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/006-22.jpg

strawing

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/009-13.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/010-12.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/013-5.jpg



started a new project today, homeowner wants a back yard so Im putting in 40 more feet of pipe and leveling off his yard


http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/014-3.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/016-1.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/015.jpg


going to be cutting this hillside out to get dirt for the fill

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/017-1.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/018-1.jpg

DUSTYCEDAR
03-14-2012, 08:12 PM
wow that is a stucco palace if i ever did see one

Dirtman2007
03-14-2012, 08:28 PM
wow that is a stucco palace if i ever did see one

yeah there are some pretty big houses out there

BrandonV
03-14-2012, 08:34 PM
that could have been real cool, bring in some big boulders and make that stream really look good... oh well grass is grass

Dirtman2007
03-14-2012, 08:42 PM
that could have been real cool, bring in some big boulders and make that stream really look good... oh well grass is grass

lol you want them boulders? im gonna bury them and that head wall I guess?

Bleed Green
03-14-2012, 10:00 PM
Guess you're going to have to build a good size retaining wall after you take out that hillside. Can't wait to see the finished pics.

Dirtman2007
03-14-2012, 10:12 PM
Guess you're going to have to build a good size retaining wall after you take out that hillside. Can't wait to see the finished pics.

Landscapers going to build a wall once we are done. Im not going to say i'm never going to build another one but its not my cup of tea lol. plus I dont have time I've got about 12 more jobs that need to be started yesterday :hammerhead:

Bleed Green
03-15-2012, 11:01 PM
its good to be busy. I'm glad to say we are the same way!

JFGauvreau
03-16-2012, 08:37 AM
That white house is pretty sick! Can't wait to see the finish product

Dirtman2007
03-16-2012, 08:19 PM
finished out the week and a end to this job. turned out decent hit alot of rock back where the walls going and couldnt get it like I wanted it.

cleared

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/001-34.jpg


setting the pipe. yes there are wrap couplers on it I just like some fabric to just incase something funny happens

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/002-33.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/003-27.jpg


http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/004-23.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/005-22.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/006-23.jpg

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

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/008-14.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/009-14.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/010-13.jpg

deerefan
03-19-2012, 01:15 AM
All u need is a fat brown guy in the takkie and ull be all set. Lol
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Dirtman2007
03-19-2012, 09:21 PM
cleared out a row of cypress trees that were over grown for a home owner today. in and out before lunch

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/001-35.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/002-34.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/003-28.jpg


Picked up my new Pj's trailer today. its 2 years old but brand new. Ended up getting new sticker price out of my old trailer that was totaled in the accident. I'm happy



http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/005-23.jpg

S-205
03-20-2012, 08:33 AM
The tongue on that PJ is pretty long, is it a 25' deck and 5' dovetail?

bobw
03-20-2012, 10:10 AM
The tongue on that PJ is pretty long, is it a 25' deck and 5' dovetail?

I have the twin axle version of that PJ. They do have a long tongue, almost long enough to be annoying; however, they pull very nicely with a load. I wouldn't hesitate to buy another when the time comes.

takikid
03-20-2012, 12:41 PM
Hey chris,
are the first few photos where you were taking out the retaining wall at the same job as when your uncle sunk the deawoo at the beginning of this thread?
it looks like the same place!

Dirtman2007
03-20-2012, 06:14 PM
Hey chris,
are the first few photos where you were taking out the retaining wall at the same job as when your uncle sunk the deawoo at the beginning of this thread?
it looks like the same place!

bonus points for you thats the job that got this thread going! haha

takikid
03-20-2012, 06:27 PM
bonus points for you thats the job that got this thread going! haha

Wohoo!!!!! Bonus points!!
Yeah, I thought I recognised it alright. The pond looks so much better without all the mud... (and a half sunken excavator...)
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Dirtman2007
03-20-2012, 08:26 PM
The tongue on that PJ is pretty long, is it a 25' deck and 5' dovetail?

its a 24' trailer 20' flat and 4' dove

Dirtman2007
03-21-2012, 08:52 PM
starting on 7 house lots I've got to clear for a builder.

here are the first 2 lots


lil rainbow going to work

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/003-29.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/004-25.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/006-24.jpg

like them in rows

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/005-24.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/009-15.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/007-21.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/008-15.jpg


and done

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/010-14.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/011-6.jpg

whiffyspark
03-21-2012, 09:34 PM
What Is your procedure for removing the trees? I've been digging a little than pushing them over.

I finally got a couple clearing jobs they went awesome
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hvy 1ton
03-21-2012, 11:44 PM
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/005-24.jpg



About time to throw some new teeth on. Outside ones don't have much left before they wear through. That's what happens when you don't spend all your time slinging mud.

Cornell
03-22-2012, 12:53 AM
Replace them when one breaks off lol.

That's when I do anyways. hahaha

Dirtman2007
03-22-2012, 07:27 PM
yeah its going to need to be replaced oneday soon. I'll worry about that when the time comes haha

tailboardtech
03-22-2012, 07:40 PM
i am guessing that tree clearing job might of started off as Christmas tree's at one point in time?

Dirtman2007
03-22-2012, 07:49 PM
i am guessing that tree clearing job might of started off as Christmas tree's at one point in time?

they arn't christmas trees just regular pine trees. this was a old tree farm but the land became worth about 50times more than the timber so it was sold off as housing lots

icex
03-22-2012, 08:27 PM
yeah its going to need to be replaced oneday soon. I'll worry about that when the time comes haha

I bought a brand spanking new Cat 28" bucket and broke a tooth on day one on a log. Few hours later I noticed another tooth was broke and took the bolt out of it and it fell in half. Doing a dredging job in a creek a bolt came out of one of the other teeth. Thank god the Cat buckets have a lifetime warranty on their teeth, went through two in a week of owning the bucket.

Dirtman2007
03-22-2012, 09:00 PM
I bought a brand spanking new Cat 28" bucket and broke a tooth on day one on a log. Few hours later I noticed another tooth was broke and took the bolt out of it and it fell in half. Doing a dredging job in a creek a bolt came out of one of the other teeth. Thank god the Cat buckets have a lifetime warranty on their teeth, went through two in a week of owning the bucket.

how can you put a lifetime warranty on teeth? they are going to wear out over time.

never broke one before. although I've ripped the whole tooth, shank and tore the bottom of the bucket out before on the old daewoo:waving:

icex
03-22-2012, 09:19 PM
how can you put a lifetime warranty on teeth? they are going to wear out over time.

never broke one before. although I've ripped the whole tooth, shank and tore the bottom of the bucket out before on the old daewoo:waving:

Not sure, salesman told me they have a lifetime warranty and I took them to the exchange manager which asked me how many hours were on the teeth and asked for the old teeth back and I had new ones in my hand in a matter of about 3 minutes.

ETA: I've never broke one either even with digging rock before except when I got this bucket. I think the teeth that came on it were lemons, although their doing fine right now.

ClearViewGroup
03-23-2012, 07:57 AM
how can you put a lifetime warranty on teeth? they are going to wear out over time.

never broke one before. although I've ripped the whole tooth, shank and tore the bottom of the bucket out before on the old daewoo:waving:



haha i still remember those pics you put up of when you did that (on purpose if i recall?) i still tell people thats about the worst bucket carnage i have seen :hammerhead:

Dirtman2007
03-23-2012, 08:30 PM
haha i still remember those pics you put up of when you did that (on purpose if i recall?) i still tell people thats about the worst bucket carnage i have seen :hammerhead:

yeah we knew it was going to happen and had a new one being made. I just went ahead and finished it off

Dirtman2007
03-24-2012, 09:38 PM
like a boss

Dirtman2007
03-27-2012, 08:43 PM
4 more house lots about done

first two


http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/001-36.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/002-36.jpg

done

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/005-25.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/006-25.jpg

3 and 4

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/003-30.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/001-37.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/002-37.jpg

3rd done

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/004-27.jpg

4th almost done

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/003-31.jpg

Dirtman2007
03-30-2012, 08:22 PM
so I've started a little parking lot. had to clear the trees, strip the topsoil off and haul in stone. kind hard with the islands to grade but im working on it.

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/001-38.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/002-38.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/003-32.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/004-28.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/005-26.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/006-26.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/007-22.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/008-16.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/009-16.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/010-15.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/011-7.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/012-5.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/013-6.jpg

knox gsl
03-30-2012, 08:51 PM
Kind of nice to have a Bojangles so close by for lunch.

Dirtman2007
03-30-2012, 09:09 PM
Kind of nice to have a Bojangles so close by for lunch.

it horrible makes me want some chicken at about 9am if the wind is blowing my way haha.

Nelson M Martin
03-30-2012, 09:14 PM
am i having some kind of double vision or do i spy you mixing some Cat equipment into the fleet Chris?:laugh::laugh:

Dirtman2007
03-30-2012, 09:20 PM
am i having some kind of double vision or do i spy you mixing some Cat equipment into the fleet Chris?:laugh::laugh:

theres a dingo in there too haha.

you see the real machine in the rest of the pics doing the real work. cat guy called it a takahoochie :laugh:

SP Landscaping
03-30-2012, 09:52 PM
Do you blacktop also or just do all the prep work?

alexschultz1
03-31-2012, 12:44 AM
holy sht you could fill my entire dump truck with that one grab!! i would have taken a picture in the same scenario lol

Dirtman2007
04-03-2012, 07:21 PM
tree be gone!

started burning some on my 3 acre clearing job

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/001-39.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/002-39.jpg


off to clear a little house lot with some big timber.

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/003-33.jpg


do you see what I saw... a monster!

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/005-27.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/006-27.jpg


monster be gone

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/007-23.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/008-17.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/009-17.jpg


this was fun!


http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/010-16.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/011-8.jpg



oh what will tomorrow bring?

hvy 1ton
04-03-2012, 10:18 PM
Looks like you took the 140 to the dentist. Digs a little nicer with some new chompers, don't it? I'm guessing that big boy is a Live Oak?

Dirtman2007
04-08-2012, 10:02 AM
Looks like you took the 140 to the dentist. Digs a little nicer with some new chompers, don't it? I'm guessing that big boy is a Live Oak?

oh yeah it digs a lot better with some new teeth. make it easy to rake roots out of the ground too!

Dirtman2007
04-08-2012, 10:16 AM
finished up that house lot and had to take some tricky pine trees out of the back yard of the one beside it.

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/001-40.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/002-40.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/003-34.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/004-31.jpg

Dirtman2007
04-08-2012, 10:32 AM
So for the rest of the week I took a change of pace and went to work for someone else. good times lots of nice equipment to run and a different style of work.

the 290 I was put on

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/005-28.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/007-24.jpg
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/006-28.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/009-18.jpg

graded it off the the D39

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/011-9.jpg

big liebherr dozer on site, kinda weird to run

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/021.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/025.jpg

brand new EC250DL

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/017-2.jpg

end of the first day

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/013-7.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/012-6.jpg


next day bright and early

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/027-1.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/028.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/029.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/018-2.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/026.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/035.jpg

track trucks
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/014-4.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/015-1.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/020.jpg

the I was put on backfill duty filling in the old creek channel with the brush

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/030.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/036.jpg

calling it a day

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/040.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/043.jpg


so here are some of the new creek channel we are digging

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/032.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/024.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/016-2.jpg

not bad for a 290

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/031.jpg

rootwads ( stumps) are place in all the turns to keep it from washing out

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/023.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/019-1.jpg

farther down the creek where the grass is starting to grow

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/038.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/037.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/022.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/041.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/033.jpg

deerefan
04-08-2012, 12:46 PM
What's the story with the 290 chris? You guys just trying it out our somethin?
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deerefan
04-08-2012, 12:50 PM
Oh my bad wrong page, what'd you thing of the D series?
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Dirtman2007
04-08-2012, 12:55 PM
Oh my bad wrong page, what'd you thing of the D series?
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it was a very nice machine, a bit tippy with the 2yard bucket, q/c and thumb.

takikid
04-08-2012, 06:26 PM
So you're not working for your uncle this week?
Is the D39px the only one of your machines that you brought?
did you use that komatsu tracked dumper before on a pond dredging job?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mXoM_I4VPd0

how do you like being surrounded by volvos all day, it must be heaven ;)

Dirtman2007
04-08-2012, 07:50 PM
So you're not working for your uncle this week?
Is the D39px the only one of your machines that you brought?
did you use that komatsu tracked dumper before on a pond dredging job?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mXoM_I4VPd0

how do you like being surrounded by volvos all day, it must be heaven ;)

nope he has a D39 just like mine. and Yes I've used his komatsu track trucks on a couple jobs. very handy machines

takikid
04-08-2012, 08:53 PM
nope he has a D39 just like mine. and Yes I've used his komatsu track trucks on a couple jobs. very handy machines

Oh cool,
Would you ever think of getting one?
Takeuchi make the tcr50 tracked carrier, I was looking at them the last day, but for some reason they're not on the Takeuchi US website, just the UK and Ireland one. Weird huh? Also the US one has wheeled loaders but the UK and Ireland one dosen't so mabey thats just the choice for that area. (damn I really wanted to take a look at one of them wheel loaders!)
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hvy 1ton
04-09-2012, 12:35 AM
I see the 290 has catwalk/carbody guards. Need to pick up a 290BFX so you can keep up. :laugh: Err, i need to hoist the deere flag so just get a 2554 instead. :drinkup:

Dirtman2007
04-17-2012, 07:52 PM
been slacking on pics so here we go. time to clear clear and clear some more!

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/001-41.jpg

somethings gonna give here

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/002-41.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/003-35.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/004-32.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/005-29.jpg

big stump

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/006-29.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/007-25.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/008-19.jpg

noahb195
04-17-2012, 08:17 PM
I was about to say dang chris where ya been?

Dirtman2007
04-17-2012, 08:40 PM
I was about to say dang chris where ya been?

working man I've got so much stuff to do even I dont have time to take pics!

Junior M
04-19-2012, 07:27 AM
working man I've got so much stuff to do even I dont have time to take pics!
You aint the only one!

Bleed Green
04-19-2012, 06:58 PM
Got that right I'm in the same boat too and honestly I'm loving it. Lots of work means big checks!

Dirtman2007
04-19-2012, 08:51 PM
this is what it looks like working the night shift burning.... sorry for the crappy phone pic its all I had

Dirtman2007
04-20-2012, 08:21 PM
Did a little clearing and grading in a back yard today. looks good to me

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/003-36.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/004-33.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/005-30.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/006-30.jpg

KrayzKajun
04-20-2012, 08:30 PM
Looks good to me. Nice work Chris.
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Dirtman2007
04-20-2012, 08:32 PM
Looks good to me. Nice work Chris.
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thanks, anyone see the tree I plowed into with the back of the takkie? not used to grading lots with trees left on them haha.

weesa20
04-20-2012, 08:54 PM
yeah, I was gonna say it looks great except for that tree you pretty much murdered...:)

noahb195
04-20-2012, 09:13 PM
I wish i had work to do. Nobody wants to hire an experienced kid in high school these days.

Dirtman2007
04-20-2012, 09:23 PM
yeah, I was gonna say it looks great except for that tree you pretty much murdered...:)

haha it happens I was wide open just throwing down an awesome backdrag and BAMMMM. then pine cones came crashing down on me lol.


couple handfulls of dry dirt thrown on it helps cover up the mark lol

talus
04-20-2012, 11:38 PM
It's good to hear the great operators have those moments also. :drinkup: Not to pour salt on the wound but was the camera rolling when you hit it? That would be some funny sh_t right there.:laugh:

Bleed Green
04-22-2012, 12:36 PM
haha it happens I was wide open just throwing down an awesome backdrag and BAMMMM. then pine cones came crashing down on me lol.


couple handfulls of dry dirt thrown on it helps cover up the mark lol

Oh the dry dirt trick....Im glad someone else uses that when they scar a tree, glad I'm not the only one.

Dirtman2007
04-22-2012, 01:01 PM
Ok got some more pics

lil pond overflow, love these flash board riser systems. Awesome product

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/001-42.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/002-42.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/003-37.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/004-34.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/005-31.jpg



Then back to working night shift. burn baby burn!


http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/001-43.jpg


this is how champions roast weenies

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/002-43.jpg


purdyyyyyyy

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/005-32.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/006-31.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/007-26.jpg

JNB Construction
04-22-2012, 01:47 PM
Chris, have you ever used the rubber anti-seep collars? They look like they might be a PITA to install.

Dirtman2007
04-22-2012, 02:29 PM
Chris, have you ever used the rubber anti-seep collars? They look like they might be a PITA to install.

Not sure about the rubber ones but I've used the metal ones on metal and aluminum pipe. I hate them with a passion.

I just shovel out some dirt under the plastic pipe and dump some concrete around it to form a anti seep collar. same with concrete I pour it half way up the pipe.

I like the plastic pipe because it has all the groves and if you pack it real good I've never had a problem with one leaking

KrayzKajun
04-22-2012, 02:50 PM
Chris, do yall any Stormwater control work? For building developers etc..
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Dirtman2007
04-22-2012, 02:56 PM
Chris, do yall any Stormwater control work? For building developers etc..
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oh yeah. Do alot of work for a pond/ lake managent company they manage like 3000+ ponds and lakes.

Most are stormwater pond for shopping centers, subdivision ect. Most common things I do are dredging out sediment. fixing leaking overflows and mowing the brush down around them

KrayzKajun
04-22-2012, 03:35 PM
oh yeah. Do alot of work for a pond/ lake managent company they manage like 3000+ ponds and lakes.

Most are stormwater pond for shopping centers, subdivision ect. Most common things I do are dredging out sediment. fixing leaking overflows and mowing the brush down around them

I'm looking at going in that direction. I'm using my military college benefits to go to school for stormwater inspection and design. Going to branch away from the landscaping in the future and move towards more site developement and erosion control. I love watching the projects y'all do.

AEL
04-22-2012, 05:15 PM
What was the reason for clearing at night , besides being an awesome Bon fire
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Dirtman2007
04-22-2012, 05:47 PM
What was the reason for clearing at night , besides being an awesome Bon fire
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Way behind schedule, got a big job I needed to start last week with this machine. that and it finally rained!

david bailey
04-23-2012, 11:35 PM
at least the ouchy is on the backside from the deck

Dirtman2007
04-27-2012, 09:07 PM
yup this job is a total pain in the A$$ but someones got to do it.

Big house lot, very long driveway up and steep slope. 8,000 SQ ft house will be built at the top after I clear it and dig the basement

lil tight

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/001-44.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/002-44.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/003-38.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/004-35.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/005-33.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/007-27.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/006-32.jpg

I need something bigger


X marks the spot!

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/011-10.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/010-17.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/012-7.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/009-19.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/013-8.jpg

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

cutting the road in

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/015-2.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/014-5.jpg

construction entrance

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/016-3.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/017-3.jpg

bobcatexc
04-27-2012, 09:19 PM
Why all the sudden you guys putting in construction entrances and silt fence??? :confused: Starting to look like a typical job around here.

Dirtman2007
04-27-2012, 09:27 PM
Why all the sudden you guys putting in construction entrances and silt fence??? :confused: Starting to look like a typical job around here.

haha the country boys moved to the city!

dont get me started with the silt fence. that the stupidest thing putting up silt fence in the woods before you even clear it. Look how much I've whipped out taking down some of those big pines.

bobcatexc
04-27-2012, 10:08 PM
Going to be a hell of rain for that silt to run up some of them hills to get to that silt fence.:laugh: We usually do wait until we've done all clearing before we put silt fence up.

Dirtman2007
04-28-2012, 06:32 PM
got my road cut and filled in today

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/002-45.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/003-39.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/004-36.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/005-34.jpg



then went and checked on my next big clearing project.
loggers made good work on it this week should be 12 acres


http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/006-33.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/007-28.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/008-21.jpg

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

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/010-18.jpg

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http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/012-8.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/013-9.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/014-6.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/015-3.jpg

david bailey
04-30-2012, 09:55 PM
is that clearing job off of Ebeneezer church rd? it looks like an area I did some work. real tight getting in and out and my dump truck is a lot smaller than yrs is

Dirtman2007
04-30-2012, 10:04 PM
is that clearing job off of Ebeneezer church rd? it looks like an area I did some work. real tight getting in and out and my dump truck is a lot smaller than yrs is

it sure is

KrayzKajun
04-30-2012, 10:15 PM
Awesome pics Chris.

david bailey
04-30-2012, 10:32 PM
I had hauled a lot of fill dirt back up in there as well as a few loads from MM quarry. But I have a F 750. It was still real tight in there. Hard place to do some big work. who's the builder,do you know?

Green Machine Mowing
05-01-2012, 12:54 AM
It's good to hear the great operators have those moments also. :drinkup: Not to pour salt on the wound but was the camera rolling when you hit it? That would be some funny sh_t right there.:laugh:

Look at the date it was posted, I think some one was celebrating early :nono:

Dirtman2007
05-02-2012, 08:48 PM
this week in clearing.....


http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/001-45.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/002-46.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/003-40.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/004-37.jpg


stupid silt fence

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/005-35.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/006-34.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/007-29.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202012/008-22.jpg

Impact-Vector
05-02-2012, 08:52 PM
Not easier to chip the stuff up?

Dirtman2007
05-02-2012, 09:01 PM
Not easier to chip the stuff up?

spend more time and money renting and feeding the chipper then you still got a pile of chips you gotta dump somewhere

noahb195
05-03-2012, 05:25 PM
I officially have looked through all 474 pages of this thread! Man you do awesome stuff i would love to start a business like that here in SC. Your amazing and love your videos!

KrayzKajun
05-03-2012, 05:39 PM
We need more pics Chris!!! Lol
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hvy 1ton
05-03-2012, 08:00 PM
Third pic would make a nice background if i was into volvos. If i squint real hard they almost look the right color :laugh: How many loads did it take to haul all the slash out with your quad? I bet a 40-50 yard end dump sounded real good about the time you were done. I don't know if its right or not, but here we can get away with no silt fence until we're done clearing as long as any excavation work done before the silt fence is installed is under an acre total. Couple cans of marking paint would have saved them the trouble of the tree protection area signs too. Not much you can do for city people i guess. ;)

Dirtman2007
05-03-2012, 08:23 PM
I officially have looked through all 474 pages of this thread! Man you do awesome stuff i would love to start a business like that here in SC. Your amazing and love your videos!

haha thanks for taking the time to look through all my work!

Dirtman2007
05-03-2012, 08:25 PM
Third pic would make a nice background if i was into volvos. If i squint real hard they almost look the right color :laugh: How many loads did it take to haul all the slash out with your quad? I bet a 40-50 yard end dump sounded real good about the time you were done. I don't know if its right or not, but here we can get away with no silt fence until we're done clearing as long as any excavation work done before the silt fence is installed is under an acre total. Couple cans of marking paint would have saved them the trouble of the tree protection area signs too. Not much you can do for city people i guess. ;)

its going to be around 40 loads of stumps and brush when its all said and done. i dont ask about the silt fence or tree protection the builder said he'd take care of that and he'll be taking care of putting it all back up after I knocked it all down this week lol


I start digging the basement monday, house has 39 corners so this stall be a very interesting dig.

deerefan
05-03-2012, 08:54 PM
I see someone else uses there hoe as a compactor to :)
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hvy 1ton
05-03-2012, 09:45 PM
I start digging the basement monday, house has 39 corners so this stall be a very interesting dig.

So, it's gonna be one of THOSE houses. You might have to get out and shovel a time or two.

Dirtman2007
05-03-2012, 10:04 PM
So, it's gonna be one of THOSE houses. You might have to get out and shovel a time or two.

shiiiiiiit they might just have a hole bigger than they need:laugh:

Bleed Green
05-03-2012, 10:46 PM
Pay me more than $9 an hour and Ill come down there and do the shovel work for ya.

icex
05-04-2012, 04:11 PM
Pay me more than $9 an hour and Ill come down there and do the shovel work for ya.


That's not bad Chris, pay him $9.01 and he'll do it all :laugh:

david bailey
05-05-2012, 07:50 PM
do you haul yr waste to Rowlands or somewhere else?

Dirtman2007
05-05-2012, 08:23 PM
do you haul yr waste to Rowlands or somewhere else?

nah they charge to much I take it to curin brothers

david bailey
05-05-2012, 09:04 PM
are they ones out on Old watkins rd?

Bleed Green
05-05-2012, 11:38 PM
That's not bad Chris, pay him $9.01 and he'll do it all :laugh:

haha I suppose that would be a raise although it wouldn't be enough I fear. Never know though...

Bleed Green
05-05-2012, 11:40 PM
nah they charge to much I take it to curin brothers

What waste do you have other than the brush that you burn and the logs that you sell I assume?

Dirtman2007
05-06-2012, 09:14 AM
are they ones out on Old watkins rd?

no thats carolina tree debris. Curin bros have two locations one in holly springs and another one in durham off kemp rd