PDA

View Full Version : Dirtman's Picture Thread


Pages : 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 [21]

Lazer_Z
03-01-2013, 04:27 PM
[QUOTE=Dirtman2007;4691340]I just smiled for the pic. You know I did all the hard work pushing it over, no need to get dirty now. Yeah, you wouldn't wanna ruin your manicure :laugh:

I did play with the saw for a minute later on that day, it will make a man out of you Yep and you need all the making you can get :laugh:

All joking aside Chris those were some big @ss trees, I would have loved to have seen the guys face at the saw mill.

Dirtman2007
03-01-2013, 05:48 PM
[QUOTE=Dirtman2007;4691340]I just smiled for the pic. You know I did all the hard work pushing it over, no need to get dirty now. Yeah, you wouldn't wanna ruin your manicure :laugh:

I did play with the saw for a minute later on that day, it will make a man out of you Yep and you need all the making you can get :laugh:

All joking aside Chris those were some big @ss trees, I would have loved to have seen the guys face at the saw mill.


haha All kidding aside I do need a chainsaw guy. Im getting tired of being the one man band while the boss hauls the brush off to the dump.



oh lookie 5,000 replies!

deerewashed
03-02-2013, 01:15 AM
you provide me the tent, beer, and chew, and i can be down there for the summer....:weightlifter::weightlifter::weightlifter:

Dirtman2007
03-05-2013, 05:28 PM
The Last pond I built is now full

Before and after

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202013/001-17.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202013/001-18.jpg

Bleed Green
03-05-2013, 05:51 PM
Nice work Chris. I wouldn't mind coming down there to the Carolinas and working for ya!

david bailey
03-05-2013, 09:18 PM
Where'd you buy a farm at? I wish I could talk my wife into some land like that. I'm gonna buy some land up near Boone prolly next year.
You could consider building a 3 car garage(you know you'll want one anyway) with living space above until.............
I'd have that thing built with my screened porch facing the pond....................

david bailey
03-05-2013, 09:19 PM
biggest saw I have is a 440 but I don't do tree work

deerewashed
04-29-2013, 08:50 PM
Congrats on buying the farm chris!!!

.....yes i do follow you on facebook hahaha.

Dirtman2007
04-30-2013, 07:31 PM
Congrats on buying the farm chris!!!

.....yes i do follow you on facebook hahaha.

thanks man! Ive been very busy. I should post some pichures :)

gallihergreen
04-30-2013, 07:39 PM
I should post some pichures :)

Yes! Don't let this awesome thread die. :)
Posted via Mobile Device

Dirtman2007
04-30-2013, 07:50 PM
so I've been busy. lets go back a few months


pond dredging

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202013/001-19.jpg (http://s228.photobucket.com/user/Letsdig18/media/work%20pics%202013/001-19.jpg.html)

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202013/002-6.jpg (http://s228.photobucket.com/user/Letsdig18/media/work%20pics%202013/002-6.jpg.html)

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202013/004-7.jpg (http://s228.photobucket.com/user/Letsdig18/media/work%20pics%202013/004-7.jpg.html)

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202013/003-10.jpg (http://s228.photobucket.com/user/Letsdig18/media/work%20pics%202013/003-10.jpg.html)

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202013/001-22.jpg (http://s228.photobucket.com/user/Letsdig18/media/work%20pics%202013/001-22.jpg.html)

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202013/002-9.jpg (http://s228.photobucket.com/user/Letsdig18/media/work%20pics%202013/002-9.jpg.html)


many more pics to come Im still in February!

Dirtman2007
04-30-2013, 08:01 PM
new pond building job

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202013/001-20.jpg (http://s228.photobucket.com/user/Letsdig18/media/work%20pics%202013/001-20.jpg.html)

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202013/002-7.jpg (http://s228.photobucket.com/user/Letsdig18/media/work%20pics%202013/002-7.jpg.html)

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202013/004-8.jpg (http://s228.photobucket.com/user/Letsdig18/media/work%20pics%202013/004-8.jpg.html)

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202013/003-11.jpg (http://s228.photobucket.com/user/Letsdig18/media/work%20pics%202013/003-11.jpg.html)

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202013/005-6.jpg (http://s228.photobucket.com/user/Letsdig18/media/work%20pics%202013/005-6.jpg.html)

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202013/006-3.jpg (http://s228.photobucket.com/user/Letsdig18/media/work%20pics%202013/006-3.jpg.html)

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202013/008-3.jpg (http://s228.photobucket.com/user/Letsdig18/media/work%20pics%202013/008-3.jpg.html)

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202013/004-9.jpg (http://s228.photobucket.com/user/Letsdig18/media/work%20pics%202013/004-9.jpg.html)

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202013/003-12.jpg (http://s228.photobucket.com/user/Letsdig18/media/work%20pics%202013/003-12.jpg.html)

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202013/002-8.jpg (http://s228.photobucket.com/user/Letsdig18/media/work%20pics%202013/002-8.jpg.html)

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202013/005-7.jpg (http://s228.photobucket.com/user/Letsdig18/media/work%20pics%202013/005-7.jpg.html)

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202013/006-4.jpg (http://s228.photobucket.com/user/Letsdig18/media/work%20pics%202013/006-4.jpg.html)

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202013/007-4.jpg (http://s228.photobucket.com/user/Letsdig18/media/work%20pics%202013/007-4.jpg.html)

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202013/004-10.jpg (http://s228.photobucket.com/user/Letsdig18/media/work%20pics%202013/004-10.jpg.html)

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202013/003-13.jpg (http://s228.photobucket.com/user/Letsdig18/media/work%20pics%202013/003-13.jpg.html)

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202013/005-8.jpg (http://s228.photobucket.com/user/Letsdig18/media/work%20pics%202013/005-8.jpg.html)

KrayzKajun
04-30-2013, 08:42 PM
Good to see ya back Chris. Thought you fell in one of the holes you dug.
Posted via Mobile Device

JNB Construction
05-01-2013, 07:49 PM
Good to see you posting again and looking forward to more pics.

Dirtman2007
05-16-2013, 07:33 PM
ok so I never finished updating all my pics but here is the last 2 days project. I must admit it turned out oh so nice!

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202013/001-23.jpg (http://s228.photobucket.com/user/Letsdig18/media/work%20pics%202013/001-23.jpg.html)

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202013/002-10.jpg (http://s228.photobucket.com/user/Letsdig18/media/work%20pics%202013/002-10.jpg.html)

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202013/002-10.jpg (http://s228.photobucket.com/user/Letsdig18/media/work%20pics%202013/002-10.jpg.html)

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202013/004-11.jpg (http://s228.photobucket.com/user/Letsdig18/media/work%20pics%202013/004-11.jpg.html)

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202013/005-9.jpg (http://s228.photobucket.com/user/Letsdig18/media/work%20pics%202013/005-9.jpg.html)

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202013/006-5.jpg (http://s228.photobucket.com/user/Letsdig18/media/work%20pics%202013/006-5.jpg.html)

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202013/007-5.jpg (http://s228.photobucket.com/user/Letsdig18/media/work%20pics%202013/007-5.jpg.html)

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202013/010-4.jpg (http://s228.photobucket.com/user/Letsdig18/media/work%20pics%202013/010-4.jpg.html)

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/work%20pics%202013/009-3.jpg (http://s228.photobucket.com/user/Letsdig18/media/work%20pics%202013/009-3.jpg.html)

hvy 1ton
05-16-2013, 08:31 PM
Subbed out the sod? Either that or the Tak changed colors on you.

Dirtman2007
05-16-2013, 09:07 PM
haha no the takkie is in the shop so the dealer let us borrow this jewel

alldayrj
05-16-2013, 09:22 PM
Is that a gehl? How did you like it? Essentially a yellow tak right?

SiteSolutions
06-06-2013, 08:17 PM
Good looking work, as usual. How long did the pool demo take? Did you crush / break the apron and use it for fill?

Dirtman2007
06-10-2013, 10:22 PM
Good looking work, as usual. How long did the pool demo take? Did you crush / break the apron and use it for fill?

it took me 2 days from start to finish. yes I broke up all the concrete and used it as fill, layer of concrete, then fill then more concrete.
this way you don't have voids in your concrete that will settle.

only thing I hauled off was the liner

KrayzKajun
06-11-2013, 09:56 PM
Awesome work on the pool demo.
Posted via Mobile Device

Dirtman2007
07-11-2013, 09:58 PM
so I kind of got burnt out on taking pics but I figured I'd share a few jobs.

things are getting crazy around here with so much going on. Fixing to start on one of my larger grading jobs grading out 20 house pads and hauling in 3000 tons of stone for them


mowing

turning a wet BMP into a dry retention pond

Dirtman2007
07-11-2013, 10:03 PM
retention pond

Dirtman2007
07-11-2013, 10:04 PM
done and ready for sod

noahb195
07-24-2013, 06:55 PM
Just saw your post on Facebook about the new truck. That thing is a beauty! That stainless flatbed with the toolboxes looks amazing!

Dirtman2007
07-24-2013, 07:34 PM
Just saw your post on Facebook about the new truck. That thing is a beauty! That stainless flatbed with the toolboxes looks amazing!

thanks man!

the truck is nice its a 2013 F450. only problem I see now is the alum bed is really light and the truck down handle the best with nothing in the boxes!

here are a couple pics

noahb195
07-24-2013, 07:50 PM
Did yall keep the 350 too?

deerewashed
07-26-2013, 10:05 AM
that was a 450 as well, so i am guessing no...

noahb195
07-26-2013, 01:25 PM
that was a 450 as well, so i am guessing no...

The other dually was an F-350. I'm positive.

JJRB
09-17-2013, 02:40 PM
Got any more pics?

ironchef66
09-23-2013, 10:44 AM
Hey dirtman the truck looks amazing, hey a long time ago you posted a picture of spreading some sort of powder on a newly dug pond. I was wondering what that was and what is the purpose.

NEUSWEDE
09-23-2013, 06:52 PM
Hey dirtman the truck looks amazing, hey a long time ago you posted a picture of spreading some sort of powder on a newly dug pond. I was wondering what that was and what is the purpose.

Bentonite

"Sodium bentonite clay swells up to eighteen times its dry size when it becomes wet. Expanded bentonite forms an impermeable gel seal which makes an excellent pond sealant. Bentonite is environmentally safe and does not affect the water, livestock, or wildlife. When properly applied, it will not harm fish. For these qualities, bentonite also makes an excellent liner for new pond construction.

When sealing a leaking pond to prevent water loss through seepage, sodium bentonite can be applied directly to the soil in the pond bottom or it can be sprinkled on the surface of the water and allowed to settle to the bottom. There are three basic methods: the blanket method, the mixed blanket method and the sprinkle method. Sodium bentonite is easily applied. In the case of small ponds, it can be applied with simple hand tools and for larger ponds, with ordinary farm equipment."

He has been mia so figured I would help since I just had to order some

JNB Construction
09-23-2013, 09:02 PM
Yep, most likely Bentonite. I've used it on leaking ponds quite a few times. Working it in with a Harley Rake works great.

Dirtman2007
09-27-2013, 08:46 PM
Got any more pics?

Im still alive!

just been working from 6am to 10pm everyday it seems like now adays.... just don't leave much time for picture posting!

Dirtman2007
09-27-2013, 08:58 PM
doing a big spillways job hauled in 550 tons of stone

Dirtman2007
09-27-2013, 09:01 PM
doing a major house pad cut and fill due to unstable soils

had to haul in 2400 tons of fill to bring it back up

Dirtman2007
09-27-2013, 09:03 PM
filled and rolled we went down 18'!

Dirtman2007
09-27-2013, 09:04 PM
doing some canal dredging

Dountman
09-27-2013, 10:24 PM
Do these houses not have basements?

Junior M
09-28-2013, 01:08 AM
Being that it's in a subdivision and the home will probably be built then sold... Was that really worth it?
Posted via Mobile Device

AEL
09-28-2013, 09:16 AM
Building on top of unstable soils can cause the house to sink which can then lead to the builder and contractors involved getting sued. Even if you have to take a hit sometimes it's worth it to not leave your name on something that can ruin your reputation.
Posted via Mobile Device

Bleed Green
09-28-2013, 03:35 PM
Building on top of unstable soils can cause the house to sink which can then lead to the builder and contractors involved getting sued. Even if you have to take a hit sometimes it's worth it to not leave your name on something that can ruin your reputation.
Posted via Mobile Device

Exactly, especially since you know about the problem prior to building. Kind of like around here where they built a lot of expensive homes on top of old coal mine shafts and now the shafts are sinking in and the homes are experiencing MAJOR troubles.

IDISAPR
10-16-2013, 10:44 PM
Exactly, especially since you know about the problem prior to building. Kind of like around here where they built a lot of expensive homes on top of old coal mine shafts and now the shafts are sinking in and the homes are experiencing MAJOR troubles.

Hey Chris, was nice meeting you guys the other day. Hope I didn't freak u guys out stopping and talking to u both the way I did. Good luck on your latest dam repair. If u don't mind I will stop by and check on your progress. Should be a fun job! Dennis from Bailey.
Posted via Mobile Device

Dirtman2007
11-03-2013, 07:05 PM
Hey Chris, was nice meeting you guys the other day. Hope I didn't freak u guys out stopping and talking to u both the way I did. Good luck on your latest dam repair. If u don't mind I will stop by and check on your progress. Should be a fun job! Dennis from Bailey.
Posted via Mobile Device

hey man! It was good to meet you the other day as well. Sorry im a touch late getting to see this as I never have much computer time anymore. The pond is done now and I think it looks great. I can not believe how many fans I had come by on that job it was crazy. I job in the middle of know where drew up more attention that any major job I've done in the city LOL

Dirtman2007
11-03-2013, 07:07 PM
Bought a little grader last week for a few jobs we have coming up. Nice little machine 99 model fiat allis 65C.

PremierSwrx
11-08-2013, 08:38 PM
Neat little blade, how big in the mold board?

Dirtman2007
11-12-2013, 08:28 PM
the grader has a 10' moldboard.


wore some paint off today on a 2000' long driveway

Junior M
11-12-2013, 09:18 PM
How's everything been Chris? Long time no talk!
Posted via Mobile Device

Dirtman2007
11-13-2013, 08:56 PM
How's everything been Chris? Long time no talk!
Posted via Mobile Device

very very busy. between having more work than we could ever do, me buying a farm and making it livable while doing a full renovation to a trailer I bought to live in out there, there is not much free time. Oh yeah and I plan to be moved in next month:dizzy:

Junior M
11-14-2013, 06:24 AM
very very busy. between having more work than we could ever do, me buying a farm and making it livable while doing a full renovation to a trailer I bought to live in out there, there is not much free time. Oh yeah and I plan to be moved in next month:dizzy:

You gonna sell the house?
Posted via Mobile Device

PremierSwrx
11-28-2013, 08:42 PM
Chris, what are you using for your videos, GoPro? Cell Phone?

Dirtman2007
01-23-2014, 10:25 PM
with a very busy 2014 year so far and a huge demand for new house lot clearings it was time to get something a little bit bigger. we bought a new 30 ton tri axle Hudson trailer and a 2011 Volvo EC160CL.

so far I love the machine

Dirtman2007
01-23-2014, 10:27 PM
size comparison to the 140 ive been clearing with

Junior M
01-23-2014, 10:27 PM
Still got 210? Why not use it?

You gonna sell the 140?
Posted via Mobile Device

Dirtman2007
01-23-2014, 10:30 PM
yeah we still have the 210, just wanted something we could haul ourselves without the hassles of a lowboy. we plan to keep it for now we can keep them busy

Cornell
01-23-2014, 11:01 PM
Nice! They change anything with the pumps on the newer Volvos?

Bleed Green
01-24-2014, 10:42 AM
Good to hear y'all are busy. Can't wait for some videos of the new ex at work.
Posted via Mobile Device

AEL
01-24-2014, 05:19 PM
You guys burning the wood debris?

Dirtman2007
01-24-2014, 11:04 PM
You guys burning the wood debris?

no we haul it all to brush dumps. we average 15-20+ quad loads of brush per lot and about 50 tons of logs.

P.Services
01-24-2014, 11:08 PM
owning a 20'' chipper would save you massive amounts of money and time. Nothing cravy expensive but just enough machine to reduce that mass down.

zabmasonry
01-25-2014, 06:44 AM
what do you pay a yard/ton to tip brush?

david bailey
01-25-2014, 03:56 PM
15-20 loads per lot? That's some wooded lots. I go to Rowlands to dump my stuff but is it worth the ride to go to Shotwell or Currin's?

Swampy
01-28-2014, 07:17 PM
owning a 20'' chipper would save you massive amounts of money and time. Nothing cravy expensive but just enough machine to reduce that mass down.

Or find someone with a tub grinder, to turn it into mulch. Or someone to grind it into fuel pellets.

Kepple Services
01-28-2014, 09:03 PM
You would need a whole lot more than just a few lots to justify a tub grinder. I did an aerial view of the 3 landfills listed a few posts ago.. all 3 had a grinder onsite to process the tree debris.

Dirtman2007
01-28-2014, 09:12 PM
we pay around 75 for a quad load to dump brush. we have a local dump near the house we can access 24/7 so its the convenience factor that means a lot.

you could never chip the stumps, some are so big we can only get 3 on a 25' tag trailer. that and you have so much dirt, roots and crap as well. Most of the dumps do have grinders for the clean wood that comes in, but about half of the ones we go to just push it over the edge of the pile and cover it up with dirt.

we salvage all the saw logs and pulp wood so that does offset some costs

lumberjack1986
02-03-2014, 02:59 PM
Shearing the stumps gets them down to size and gets a lot of the dirt out so they can be dropped in a grinder and produce a "clean" product.

Dirtman2007
02-14-2014, 09:02 AM
so its been a very busy busy year. lots of projects lined up for this year as well.

now that im snowed in today ill post a few pics of some jobs

first is of a little pond dredging,



then started building a horse arena

Dirtman2007
02-14-2014, 09:05 AM
after cutting the arena down and filling the low side

Dirtman2007
02-14-2014, 09:07 AM
putting down the edging and sand

Dirtman2007
02-14-2014, 09:12 AM
all done, ok I gotta go tear down a building ill post more when I get home

lumberjack1986
02-14-2014, 09:55 AM
You're not much on being snowed in!
Posted via Mobile Device

Dirtman2007
02-16-2014, 08:28 PM
So I was killing time on craigslist and stumbled apon this backhoe. something I didn't need but a hell of a deal. Ive been wanting something to play around the farm with cleaning up some small trees, and to finish moving a stockpile of dirt from the old farm pond. so I drove 3 hours today and looked at it. made an offer and wala im a backhoe owner! lol Cant wait to ride back down there next weekend to pick it up with the dump truck


its a 89 or 90 case 580k 4x4, not sure of the hours as the meter stopped at like 4450 hrs but it runs good and nothing leaks but one out rigger cylinder. should make a good old farm toy.

Junior M
02-16-2014, 09:26 PM
I want a video of you trying to dig with it :laugh: :laugh:
Posted via Mobile Device

Dirtman2007
02-16-2014, 09:56 PM
im actually not that bad on backhoe controls with wobble sticks. now put backhoe controls on joysticks you can kiss it goodbye I cant even dig. go figure

YellowDogSVC
02-16-2014, 10:25 PM
Can you put a 4n1 on that? I've seen some used to just pull brush out then back drag in one step. It'll come in handy for sure and you won't have to move the heavy stuff home.

YellowDogSVC
02-16-2014, 10:27 PM
all done, ok I gotta go tear down a building ill post more when I get home

Really nice work.. I wish I had some of that equipment for moving dirt. I have to take small bites and I'm still just not that good at getting things level.

zabmasonry
02-17-2014, 06:20 AM
Always blows me way when I look at pricing on backhoes. It seems like they are always less then half of what either dedicated machine (wheel loader or excavator) would cost.

Dirtman2007
02-17-2014, 08:54 PM
Really nice work.. I wish I had some of that equipment for moving dirt. I have to take small bites and I'm still just not that good at getting things level.

haha Yes its very nice to be able to use the right equipment for the jobs down. seems like we have gone without the right machines for the jobs for a long time. slowing getting equipment to make life easier. Someday I have grading down and someday I can never get it level.

the otherday I built a barn pad at the farm, 20x45' with the skid steer. had about 18" of fall from one end to the other and managed to get it perfectly level without even having a laser. set the walls and everything lined up pretty good. I kinda impressed myself lol

david bailey
02-18-2014, 09:39 PM
new Case dealer right around the corner from my house. where United rentals used to be

Dirtman2007
02-19-2014, 06:50 PM
new project. we went into this planning on just a 2 day job, one day clearing out all the growth and the next day shaping it up and filling in the low area so the stormwater pond does not hold water.


Lone behold we have to dig out 300 yard and then haul about 40 loads of good dry dirt back in to fill the area back up.

hard to get drainage when the pipe coming in is a foot lower than the low flow hole in the riser!

zabmasonry
02-19-2014, 08:38 PM
Did you have to fly the mini's into the hole?

Dirtman2007
02-19-2014, 08:59 PM
I set them down there with the 210.

Dirtman2007
02-20-2014, 09:12 PM
finished up the "thunderdome" project today.
this morning I finished laying in the rest of the 40 loads of fill to bring the pond back to grade and 50 yards of topsoil to get grass to grow.

Glad I had help with matting!

AEL
02-20-2014, 09:32 PM
Looks good chris, bet it fills up pretty quick after a storm judging by the height of the overflow!

Dirtman2007
02-23-2014, 08:59 PM
Got to spend some time on my new farm toy today, handy little machine, not the best machine for any job but its half a loader and half a excavator and will work for me!

Swampy
02-23-2014, 09:32 PM
Can you put a 4n1 on that? I've seen some used to just pull brush out then back drag in one step. It'll come in handy for sure and you won't have to move the heavy stuff home.

Not to step on his toe's. You can if its plumb'd for hydraulics on front of them. The 580's we use in the Army all have 4in1's.

Dirtman2007
03-08-2014, 07:39 PM
So I had to jump on the bandwagon with brett. I just couldn't stand the backhoe having so much rust on it. so Im going a little overhaul on it.

Cornell
03-08-2014, 08:10 PM
Nice! Now get a little dirt on it because it's too clean hahaha

Dirtman2007
03-09-2014, 06:04 PM
all done. Im happy with the way it turned out

P.Services
03-09-2014, 06:11 PM
Looks real nice! You will always be able to get your money back out of that machine.
Posted via Mobile Device

KrayzKajun
03-09-2014, 06:39 PM
Wow. Machine looks real good.
Posted via Mobile Device

Bleed Green
03-09-2014, 08:29 PM
Excellent paint job Chris. Looks like you have another future if you ever get tired of the dirt haha. Did you have stencils to make the Case decals so neat?

zabmasonry
03-09-2014, 08:52 PM
Did you get a logo kit for it, or do the logo's/embellishments with paint?

Dirtman2007
03-09-2014, 09:02 PM
I bought a brand new machine decal set off ebay for 85 bucks and it had free shipping. Im very please how they turned out. even better than I put them on by myself with out any help or with soap and water! although I got off a little with one I don't think they look bad and they don't have bubbles in them.

knox gsl
03-09-2014, 09:33 PM
Maaco makeover looks great, just replace a few hoses and get a new hour meter.

Dirtman2007
03-10-2014, 07:19 PM
While on the painting streak I figured id go ahead and get the 160 that the previous monkey scratched all to hell up to my standards.


the last pic is the new 25 ton Hudson trailer we got for it.

S-205
03-10-2014, 08:29 PM
The Hudson trailer looks awesome! You got it new?

KrayzKajun
03-10-2014, 08:42 PM
That Hudson looks awesome. He'll of a trailer.
Posted via Mobile Device

Dirtman2007
03-10-2014, 09:26 PM
The Hudson trailer looks awesome! You got it new?

yeah picked it up from the Hudson trailer shop Friday. heres a pic of the 160 on it

rflandscape
03-10-2014, 10:31 PM
If you don't mind me asking what's a 25 ton like that cost? Also why didn't you go with another Kaufman?

Dirtman2007
03-19-2014, 08:26 PM
If you don't mind me asking what's a 25 ton like that cost? Also why didn't you go with another Kaufman?

I think the Hudson was $28k

Didn't go with kaufman because they do not off a 3 axle that raises. with the 160 on there weighing in at around 40k that is a lot of pressure on that axle when backing up and turning.


The Hudson seems to be built better as well

Dirtman2007
03-19-2014, 08:28 PM
started this project for a lady today, been cleaning up around a bunch of her rental houses. just didn't take pics of the others.


she hates trees and pine straw falling on the roof so im taking out most trees within falling distance of the trailer.


I don't think they have cut the backyard in 20 years.

S-205
03-20-2014, 04:12 PM
The 160 looks good on the new trailer!

I'm curious, why would a lady like that call you to fell trees instead of a tree service/arborist company?

Dirtman2007
03-20-2014, 09:47 PM
The 160 looks good on the new trailer!

I'm curious, why would a lady like that call you to fell trees instead of a tree service/arborist company?

Thanks!

Because I will do it turn key.


Clearing, cleanup and grading.

Plus I can do 10x the amount than a tree company could in one day. dig up the stumps, haul them off and finish grade the lot when im done.

For example a tree company would want 500 bucks to cut down a 30" pine and clean it up and maybe that includes grinding the stump.

I can push it over, cut logs out of it and throw the trash in a truck in 20 minutes and have prolly 75 bucks in cost.

Dirtman2007
03-20-2014, 09:52 PM
Installed 2 more siphons on a 27 acre lake ill be dredging some on. sure is a lot of water to pull down.

another random shot at the house clearing

Eagleland
03-20-2014, 10:26 PM
Interested to see how the tree/clearing job looks complete. Do you work for a company or on your own?

nedly05
03-21-2014, 02:11 PM
Looks like the 160 is getting plenty of use! you going to keep the 140? The trailer is awesome, trade the kauffman?

AEL
03-21-2014, 07:37 PM
how many cy to come out of the lake?

Dirtman2007
03-21-2014, 07:51 PM
Looks like the 160 is getting plenty of use! you going to keep the 140? The trailer is awesome, trade the kauffman?

yeah ive already put 150 hours on it in 1.5 months


we are keep the Kauffman trailer to haul logs and stumps on.


Sean we are digging a few thousand yards out of the head section. not that bad of a job just a lot to be hauled off 10 yards at the time to a farm

nedly05
03-21-2014, 07:54 PM
Are you keeping the 140?

Dirtman2007
03-21-2014, 07:56 PM
few pics from today.

got most of the front yard cleared up. around 60 tons of wood cut and hauled.

we are hauling off the stumps and burning all the brush in the back.


last are the trailers at the yard. now we don't have to destroy the new trailer hauling logs and massive stumps

Dirtman2007
03-21-2014, 08:07 PM
Are you keeping the 140?

yes we are keeping it. its worth more for us to keep it than to sell it.

right now all 3 of them are on jobsites. I just run around to all them lol

nedly05
03-21-2014, 08:09 PM
yes we are keeping it. its worth more for us to keep it than to sell it.

right now all 3 of them are on jobsites. I just run around to all them lol

Lol, good to hear you are busy. Is it still just you and your uncle or do you have some guys working?

Dirtman2007
03-21-2014, 08:27 PM
Lol, good to hear you are busy. Is it still just you and your uncle or do you have some guys working?

thanks man. we just hired a friend of mine to help with the labor in stuff. hes a pretty fast learner on the small equipment as well. although im the only one who runs the Volvos.

Hes definitely proven himself that he wants to work for us so im glad to have him aboard.

S-205
03-21-2014, 10:05 PM
Its hard to find good workers who willing to learn and operate safely. Teach him well, and he will be an awesome addition. Its nice to have an extra hand for your type of work I bet.

Dirtman2007
03-21-2014, 10:24 PM
Its hard to find good workers who willing to learn and operate safely. Teach him well, and he will be an awesome addition. Its nice to have an extra hand for your type of work I bet.

very true.

The worst part is you hire someone to help with labor and run a little equipment here and there, when the labor work is needed they don't wanna get off the machine.
This is what I like about the new guy is I can have him chainsaw all day long, then move brush for 30 mins with a machine and hes back to sawing without the first complaint.
We knock out a huge amount of jobs each year. last year we did around 100jobs all ranging from 1 days to multiple weeks. To do all this you have to work at a fast and productive pace yet still be safe and make it home each night. Theres a big difference between sitting in a machine all day and running a chainsaw all day.
I sit in the machine for 10 hours a day get out once to eat and pee, my eyes wanna roll back in my head at the end of the day. and my saw guy feels like a spaghetti noodle lol
Its still fun to get out of the machine every now and then and swing the chainsaw.
but the most important thing is to enjoy what you do, laugh and joke around and make the best of whatever task you have going on. makes the days fly by. I still love saying I can cut today because I don't wanna get my pants dirty so I can wear them tomorrow, this is usually before I cut the heated seat on and set the climate control to auto :drinkup:

nedly05
03-22-2014, 06:58 AM
thanks man. we just hired a friend of mine to help with the labor in stuff. hes a pretty fast learner on the small equipment as well. although im the only one who runs the Volvos.

Hes definitely proven himself that he wants to work for us so im glad to have him aboard.

Its great to have someone who wants to be there. Ive had trouble getting guys to stay in the past. Get them all trained and then a better (easier) job comes along and they're gone. It gets frustrating.

CLP
03-22-2014, 09:34 AM
It seems like the ones that want to work for me just want to run the equipment. I enjoy your pics, especially since we still have snow on the ground and the roads are still posted.

Dirtman2007
03-26-2014, 05:52 PM
Finishing up at the house clearing today. buried the burn piles and rough graded out the yard.

Dirtman2007
03-26-2014, 05:57 PM
started on the lake dredging this afternoon.

got 8 new mud mats


starting on the "pond" on the upstream side of the road.

nedly05
03-27-2014, 04:37 AM
Did you get the quad back yet? will you move the 210 on the new trailer?

That clearing job around the house made such a huge difference, looks great!

Dirtman2007
03-27-2014, 07:13 PM
Did you get the quad back yet? will you move the 210 on the new trailer?

That clearing job around the house made such a huge difference, looks great!

thanks!

truck is still being repaired, the wrist pin broke on #1 cylinder. didn't hurt the block but its getting a full rebuild.

should be done end of next week.

the 210 will not be hauled on the trailer. weighing in at 50K lbs it will be pretty heavy for the tag trailer and that sits a lot higher than a lowboy

Dirtman2007
03-27-2014, 07:18 PM
started hauling mud off today on the pond side of the lake. had the yanmar out there throwing mud back for me to reach, even sitting on a 4x16' mats it was sinking good. it was some wet stuff.

had the 160 delivered so I could cut a ditch down the dock side of the lake to get the creek out of my way.

AEL
03-27-2014, 07:47 PM
looks good Chris, could you get a close up picture of your mud mats? i Have to have some heavier ones made up for a few ponds i have to do early summer.

sepm
03-28-2014, 12:51 AM
looks good Chris, could you get a close up picture of your mud mats? i Have to have some heavier ones made up for a few ponds i have to do early summer.

AEL these guys might have what your looking for:
http://www.porterlumber.ca/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=5

Dirtman2007
03-28-2014, 07:06 PM
We almost got the pond side dredged today. managed to get about around 1200 yards so far.

here are a couple more pics of the mats

nedly05
03-28-2014, 08:06 PM
Wet! How far do you have to go to dump? The 160 seems to be a good addition to the fleet, how is the balance in it compared to the others?

Dirtman2007
03-28-2014, 08:46 PM
yesterday we had a 1:20 turn around to the dump and I only had 3 trucks. we changed dump sites today and had 6 trucks running with a 60 minute turn around ( 12 miles).

I was very busy considering I was loading with the 210 then id jump on the 160 in the few minutes between truck and swing more mud up to be loaded out.

Dirtman2007
04-03-2014, 09:19 PM
Made good progress on the lake today, all the mud is out, finished pics tomorrow.

the landfill made us move dump sites as we were creating a mess lol

our mud slide on their future fill location.

whiffyspark
04-03-2014, 09:23 PM
Have you tried using clean out buckets? Or is it too heavy for your machines
Posted via Mobile Device

Kepple Services
04-03-2014, 10:30 PM
Is all that mud next to the pond? Can you just bail it out into the woods like that(I see its already done, but...)?
Looks like it will kill many of the trees on the hillside...

Dirtman2007
04-04-2014, 06:00 AM
Is all that mud next to the pond? Can you just bail it out into the woods like that(I see its already done, but...)?
Looks like it will kill many of the trees on the hillside...

no this is at the landfill we hauled it to. all those trees are going to be cut down and buried with dirt that's being hauled in.

JNB Construction
04-04-2014, 10:20 AM
Chris, I have a small pond job coming up in the near future and have a couple of questions if you don't mind. It's only about 1/3 of an acre with no built-up sides to speak of, except for at the large culvert inlet. It's also adjacent to a creek overflow from a decent size 30 acres pond. The pond is at the lowest elevation of a pretty large housing development (before the creek), so filling it up won't be a problem. As it sits now, the big pond fills up, the creek overflows and floods the small pond. When the water level recedes, the customer's fish go with it. I have a lot of onsite existing clay to build a full dyke around the entire pond which I'll also use to slope to the creek.

While I was searching for a flash board riser I landed on your family's website, then remembered that you had mentioned Agridrain's version here before. I noticed that you've used both hard and corrugated pipe. Is there one that you prefer over the other? I also remember you stating (somewhere), your preference for one particular seep collar. Do you like the gum rubber version from Agridrain, or is that the one you said was a pita?

Thanks in advance.

Dirtman2007
04-04-2014, 08:36 PM
Chris, I have a small pond job coming up in the near future and have a couple of questions if you don't mind. It's only about 1/3 of an acre with no built-up sides to speak of, except for at the large culvert inlet. It's also adjacent to a creek overflow from a decent size 30 acres pond. The pond is at the lowest elevation of a pretty large housing development (before the creek), so filling it up won't be a problem. As it sits now, the big pond fills up, the creek overflows and floods the small pond. When the water level recedes, the customer's fish go with it. I have a lot of onsite existing clay to build a full dyke around the entire pond which I'll also use to slope to the creek.

While I was searching for a flash board riser I landed on your family's website, then remembered that you had mentioned Agridrain's version here before. I noticed that you've used both hard and corrugated pipe. Is there one that you prefer over the other? I also remember you stating (somewhere), your preference for one particular seep collar. Do you like the gum rubber version from Agridrain, or is that the one you said was a pita?

Thanks in advance.

Is there a reason why you want to use a flash board riser for an overflow? unless the customer wants to be able to raise/ lower the pond they can be pretty expensive. I used smooth pvc pipe on the 6" one just because the black corrugated is not strong enough.

Ive never used a anti seep collar from them. we usually pour one out of concrete just behind the box and sometimes some around the box itself, keep in mind it can try to float out of the ground if the dirt is really saturated.

JNB Construction
04-04-2014, 09:05 PM
Is there a reason why you want to use a flash board riser for an overflow? unless the customer wants to be able to raise/ lower the pond they can be pretty expensive. I used smooth pvc pipe on the 6" one just because the black corrugated is not strong enough.

Ive never used a anti seep collar from them. we usually pour one out of concrete just behind the box and sometimes some around the box itself, keep in mind it can try to float out of the ground if the dirt is really saturated.

This is a fairly high dollar area, so my plan was to install a 6" board riser mainly to keep it low-key in the looks department. I'm open to suggestions though.

Thanks for the info on the seep collar. I like the idea of pouring some concrete instead. Probably use a rebar tie down over the top too.

Dirtman2007
04-04-2014, 10:15 PM
This is a fairly high dollar area, so my plan was to install a 6" board riser mainly to keep it low-key in the looks department. I'm open to suggestions though.

Thanks for the info on the seep collar. I like the idea of pouring some concrete instead. Probably use a rebar tie down over the top too.

will a 6" be enough pipe to carry the water that you say can run off the subdivision? I personally do care to do any under 12". just make sure it has a good spillway if you do go smaller

CuttingEdge LawnCare
04-04-2014, 10:57 PM
Installed 2 more siphons on a 27 acre lake ill be dredging some on. sure is a lot of water to pull down.

another random shot at the house clearing

Was there fish in this lake? What happened to them if there were? Did they get taken out somehow before you drained it?

Dirtman2007
04-05-2014, 08:01 AM
Was there fish in this lake? What happened to them if there were? Did they get taken out somehow before you drained it?

they are down towards the dam where the water is still 5-6' deep.


the dumb ones that get trapped in puddles are bird food and get mixed in with the mud lol

JNB Construction
04-05-2014, 08:07 AM
will a 6" be enough pipe to carry the water that you say can run off the subdivision? I personally do care to do any under 12". just make sure it has a good spillway if you do go smaller

I'll take that into account. Thank you!

anthonyp
04-05-2014, 10:32 PM
We have a cabin in the mountains, that has a very small stream (branch) that runs under the drive....Regularly after some heavy rain, that tiny stream swells to where a four foot pipe can barely carry the water....You`d better have a good sized overflow (spillway) somewhere Tony

Dirtman2007
04-16-2014, 08:56 PM
finished the lake job last money, worked on several jobs since but no pics.

Dirtman2007
04-16-2014, 08:59 PM
burned some brush at the farm the other evening, love my old backhoe. its so handy to have something there 24/7 to do stuff.


group shot of my dozer with some others at a big site where we have to move a lot of dirt.

whiffyspark
04-16-2014, 09:02 PM
That Deere looks odd lol
Posted via Mobile Device

94gt331
04-16-2014, 11:38 PM
This thread is awesome, someday I'm going to start reading it from the beginning but it will take me forever, I can tell just from reading a few pages, you are extremely busy and succesful, and it's nice you post lot's of pics, it a nice way to track your work and keep improving. Escavating is very interesting to me being a landscaper, I enjoy what you guys do, keep up the good work!

CuttingEdge LawnCare
04-16-2014, 11:42 PM
This thread is awesome, someday I'm going to start reading it from the beginning but it will take me forever, I can tell just from reading a few pages, you are extremely busy and succesful, and it's nice you post lot's of pics, it a nice way to track your work and keep improving. Escavating is very interesting to me being a landscaper, I enjoy what you guys do, keep up the good work!

Already started. Got about 20 pages in to it in one sitting. Its addicting

alldayrj
04-20-2014, 10:16 PM
Hey man are you on instagram? Theres a kid posting your pics, not sure if you work with him or what

noahb195
04-21-2014, 09:40 AM
Hey man are you on instagram? Theres a kid posting your pics, not sure if you work with him or what
What's his name? I'll look him up.
Posted via Mobile Device

alldayrj
04-21-2014, 09:57 PM
John_deere_4440
Mine is rjfalconemasonry

JCLawn and more
04-21-2014, 10:11 PM
This thread is awesome, someday I'm going to start reading it from the beginning but it will take me forever, I can tell just from reading a few pages, you are extremely busy and succesful, and it's nice you post lot's of pics, it a nice way to track your work and keep improving. Escavating is very interesting to me being a landscaper, I enjoy what you guys do, keep up the good work!

from what I remember he is in His mid 20's.

T Scapes
04-21-2014, 10:38 PM
Hey man are you on instagram? Theres a kid posting your pics, not sure if you work with him or what

when i first saw this i thought u were talking about me i have 2 pics on there from when i visited Chris

Junior M
04-22-2014, 05:58 AM
This guy posted the dozer pic and a couple more, like they are his machines
Posted via Mobile Device

Mark13
04-22-2014, 04:03 PM
Hey man are you on instagram? Theres a kid posting your pics, not sure if you work with him or what

This guy posted the dozer pic and a couple more, like they are his machines
Posted via Mobile Device

Out of curiosity I looked it up too. He also has pictures from other forums of guys equipment on there. The JD 4960 he keeps posting pics of I think is a guy who has video's on youtube all the time as well, onelonelyfarmer or something similar to that. He's also got Richie Acosta's 379 Pete on there and various other stuff.


Before I had a phone capable of instagram a friend of mine sent me a few texts showing pics from some other kids instagram account claiming all my stuff as his. Must be rough needing attention so bad you can't be yourself.

Dirtman2007
04-22-2014, 09:04 PM
It wouldn't surprise me, I find my pics everywhere. I guess people don't have lives and like to lives their lives through mine? Kinda creepy but whatever floats your boat I guess. I really love how people take my videos off youtube and put them into their own videos advertising for some 20K laser grade thing for an excavator. The fact is I don't have any of that fancy stuff and still can grade a slope better than the machines that do have it lol

alldayrj
04-22-2014, 10:17 PM
Thats hilarious, this kid is living a whole secret life being you lol.

alldayrj
04-22-2014, 10:18 PM
Well he is stealing them from here or HEF right? Hey kid the jig is up

AEL
04-22-2014, 11:31 PM
People do anything for attention. I have had pictures of our machines on other people's web sites (one guy was a member on here who claims to own an run a big company but uses other peoples pictures on his website)and even had people adding pictures of my jobs on face book claiming the jobs and equipment to be there own but its a small world and some one always knows who really runs them! Kinda makes you want to stop posting pictures on these forums.
Posted via Mobile Device

P.Services
04-22-2014, 11:33 PM
Thats hilarious, this kid is living a whole secret life being you lol.

That's it though, just a kid. No big deal. He likes machines and wishes he owned one, gets a little attention. It's nothing to worry about. Let a kid be a kid.
Posted via Mobile Device

alldayrj
04-23-2014, 05:52 AM
I tend to agree with you picasso, and i dont want to mud up this thread, but when i was a kid( only born 25 years ago) we didnt have instagram or facebook as im sure you didnt either. So all this is kind of weird to me. Its just the excessive amount of lying to achieve "likes" and gain acceptance thats messing up the current generation with selfies and catfishing etc. this is a small slice involving equipment etc but where does it stop and why is it ok to lie?

Dirtman2007
04-23-2014, 08:18 PM
Digging out a bad house lot and compacting back 1200 tons of stone.

Dirtman2007
04-23-2014, 08:21 PM
working on a sand filter retention pond that was never built right.

getting it to the grade per the plan and installing all the underground drains and sand filters.

hvy 1ton
04-23-2014, 10:37 PM
Can't help but think building a house on top of a dry creek is a bad idea even with 1200 tons of abc. Is there tile or pref pipe under the rock in that sand filter deal?

Dirtman2007
04-24-2014, 08:53 PM
installed the drains, gravel, sand filter, top soil layer, built the forebay, installed the drain pipe and also the rip rap berm. finish grading tomorrow and the landscapers put down sod.

Dountman
04-24-2014, 09:33 PM
Can you explain the system?

Dirtman2007
04-24-2014, 09:51 PM
during normal rains the water flow into the pond, the forebay area catches any sediments, water flows through the rock berm and through the pipe into the pond itself. The water then slow seeps through the sand and gravel filter before draining into the underground pipe that goes to the riser. this catches and filters any pollutants from the parking lot (fuel, oil, grease) During a big rain the pong will just fill up and run out the riser then slowly drains down and become dry again.
Its the new big thing in the retention pond biz. very expensive ponds. they are really cracking down on the stormwater management on all new buildings. keeps me very busy so no complaints

KrayzKajun
04-24-2014, 09:55 PM
That's some incredible work Chris.
Posted via Mobile Device

Dirtman2007
04-24-2014, 10:00 PM
That's some incredible work Chris.
Posted via Mobile Device

thanks man! its my first one ive ever done so im learning. considering im working off one little print that's missing half the info I need I think its turned out well! lol

SP Landscaping
04-24-2014, 10:32 PM
Looks awesome👍 and very expensive. Do you guys advertise or is most of your work word of mouth.

Kepple Services
04-24-2014, 10:40 PM
aren't most prints missing about half the info you need anyway? Always seems that way from the ones I have to work off of! I would love to see the people who put these things on paper actually come out and show me what they want by going by their own print...

Dirtman2007
04-25-2014, 06:04 AM
Looks awesome�� and very expensive. Do you guys advertise or is most of your work word of mouth.

word of mouth mostly and we work for a couple big companies who only use us as subs so that keeps us pretty busy. then we also get the few random homeowner jobs.

Dirtman2007
04-28-2014, 06:02 PM
finished the pond up last week. spillway graded and rocked, level spreader and rip rap pad installed on the back of the overflow, and it was graded and sodded.

AEL
04-28-2014, 06:15 PM
Not going to lie, very jealous that you guys aren't to crazy about hard hats down there. hate those things

Kepple Services
04-28-2014, 07:37 PM
The hard hats depend on whos job it is here. We do jobs for DUKE energy and Tampa electric and besides the hard hats, steel toe boots and glasses are also required to be onsite.

AEL
04-28-2014, 08:18 PM
Hard hats, steel toe, high vis are mandatory on all my sites and sometimes eye and ear protection. I hate wearing the things but i won't let people on my sites without .
Posted via Mobile Device

Dirtman2007
04-28-2014, 09:39 PM
Hard hats, steel toe, high vis are mandatory on all my sites and sometimes eye and ear protection. I hate wearing the things but i won't let people on my sites without .
Posted via Mobile Device

yeah I don't have to wear it often but when I work at a plant or a big site I have to. I feel so unsafe with so much crap on, vest gets hung on stuff, hard hat wont stay on my head ect. I always wear steal toe boots but that's about it. I do wear glasses and ear plugs when chainsawing as wood don't feel good in my eyes and I rather my ears not ring.

as far as hard hats Im out in the open. theres really nothing that's going to fall on you and if I hit you with the excavator its really not going to help

Kepple Services
04-28-2014, 09:46 PM
I didn't even think of the high vis... its automatic for everyone who works for us... The uniform service we have has the stripes built into the shirts we get.

whiffyspark
04-28-2014, 09:51 PM
yeah I don't have to wear it often but when I work at a plant or a big site I have to. I feel so unsafe with so much crap on, vest gets hung on stuff, hard hat wont stay on my head ect. I always wear steal toe boots but that's about it. I do wear glasses and ear plugs when chainsawing as wood don't feel good in my eyes and I rather my ears not ring.

as far as hard hats Im out in the open. theres really nothing that's going to fall on you and if I hit you with the excavator its really not going to help

No more sandals? Lol
Posted via Mobile Device

Dirtman2007
04-28-2014, 10:19 PM
No more sandals? Lol
Posted via Mobile Device

im not talking about weekend work now! hahaha just M-F LOL

AEL
04-29-2014, 06:28 AM
now that you have some more seat time in it, what is your overall impression of the 160?

YellowDogSVC
04-29-2014, 05:26 PM
Hard hats, steel toe, high vis are mandatory on all my sites and sometimes eye and ear protection. I hate wearing the things but i won't let people on my sites without .
Posted via Mobile Device

Hi vis is a good idea.. as is PPE but getting guys to wear it isn't easy if I want help. I get the standard "I'm careful.." yeah, right.

Texas has no barrier to being "in business." At least to call yourself an arborist, all you need is a rental skid or a tractor, a few dollars for a "Wild Thing" from WalMart, and a box of matches and an old tire to get the burn pile going. You don't have to know a thing about PPE. Some of the stuff I see... like the ladder in the bucket raised 10 ft in the air. That's common when a bucket truck isn't available!

Junior M
04-29-2014, 06:48 PM
I don't mind a vest but a hard hat really sucks come summer time. And the steel toes never bothered me, but with this new job were required to wear steel toe boots with a metatarsal guard. I got some red wings and so far they are extra heavy.. I hope they get broke in soon, they are rough on the feet :laugh:
Posted via Mobile Device

Dirtman2007
04-29-2014, 08:35 PM
now that you have some more seat time in it, what is your overall impression of the 160?

its a nice smooth machine, still not sure if I like the long stick as it seems it just does not have the pulling power the others do. all in all a good solid machine. but the 04 210 with with 5k hrs will lap the 140 and 160 in cycle time and smoothness all day long.

Dirtman2007
04-29-2014, 08:39 PM
Hi vis is a good idea.. as is PPE but getting guys to wear it isn't easy if I want help. I get the standard "I'm careful.." yeah, right.

Texas has no barrier to being "in business." At least to call yourself an arborist, all you need is a rental skid or a tractor, a few dollars for a "Wild Thing" from WalMart, and a box of matches and an old tire to get the burn pile going. You don't have to know a thing about PPE. Some of the stuff I see... like the ladder in the bucket raised 10 ft in the air. That's common when a bucket truck isn't available!

haha im not gonna like ive thought about the ole ladder in the bucket trick before lol.

I still like the backhoe with the pallet forks on and a pallets raised up and 2 people using it as a man lift haha

Dirtman2007
04-29-2014, 08:44 PM
dug a little pond in a homeowners back yard today, gonna spread the dirt out tomorrow if it don't rain.

Dirtman2007
05-13-2014, 09:45 PM
been busy. here are a couple jobs ive worked on.

finished dressing up the pond with the 210, dug out a little retention pond with the 160 and started clearing a house lot

Dirtman2007
05-15-2014, 08:25 PM
Landed 3 big grading jobs that should keep me busy for a while.

started a 1/2 mile road project today. started clearing so the silt fence guys can get in and get started. I think there is 5,000 ft of silt fence on the plans.

found some rocks!

JNB Construction
05-15-2014, 08:54 PM
Interesting work as always. Man, that rock would look good in my front yard! :)

Classic Cuts Lawn Service
05-15-2014, 08:54 PM
Those are some nice rocks =D

Dirtman2007
05-15-2014, 09:07 PM
Those are some nice rocks =D
the ones in the woods are about the size of the 210!

Classic Cuts Lawn Service
05-15-2014, 09:14 PM
the ones in the woods are about the size of the 210!

I remember when my aunt had her house built. Shes a very creative designer but has extremely expensive taste. They basically built her house around rocks about that size. It was quite the sight to see.

Dirtman2007
05-21-2014, 10:17 PM
worked on a bunch of house pads this week. they are really ready to build them, they had 3 formed up and ready to pour before I was done today! even got started on another house lot this afternoon.

Nico963
05-29-2014, 10:36 PM
Chris,Random question...How's your pickup truck doing?The 6.0...I don't see it in the backgrounds to much anymore like back in the day.Ive owned an 04 and now a 07 6.0 both bought new.They've been great trucks.

Dirtman2007
05-30-2014, 05:52 AM
Chris,Random question...How's your pickup truck doing?The 6.0...I don't see it in the backgrounds to much anymore like back in the day.Ive owned an 04 and now a 07 6.0 both bought new.They've been great trucks.

horrible, just spent 3600 on 4 injectors, EGR delete and a few more things and month ago.

Now the 4 injectors I didn't replace are messing up. that's another $1250.


just cant justify spent so much for a new one and use trucks are still expensive and have over 100k miles.


then they say mine is worthless LOL funny how that works

Nico963
05-30-2014, 10:33 AM
horrible, just spent 3600 on 4 injectors, EGR delete and a few more things and month ago.

Now the 4 injectors I didn't replace are messing up. that's another $1250.


just cant justify spent so much for a new one and use trucks are still expensive and have over 100k miles.


then they say mine is worthless LOL funny how that works

Man sorry to hear that.Make sure your battery's are strong and healthy and your Ficm is putting out a constant 48.5 volts.If any of those two are a tad bit low they will wipe your injectors out in a blink of an eye.

I hear ya about used trucks.Im to scared to buy a newer diesel with some of the story's about failed fuel systems and out of pocket repairs costing $12-$18k.I am strongly considering a gas truck for my next one.No worries at all with repairs on those.Fords gassers run forever...

AWJ Services
05-30-2014, 04:22 PM
We are not having many 6.7 failures down here related too fuel. They are the best option in the f550 size truck and down. 6.0 trucks are very sensitive too oil, 7.3 trucks engines are great but the auto trans are junk.

In my opinion just get a Ford truck and have the Duramax /allison installed and that would be a perfect truck.LOL

Kepple Services
05-30-2014, 06:26 PM
I just(in December) traded in my old 2002 F350 for a new 2013 Cummins... Love it so far!

hvy 1ton
05-30-2014, 07:43 PM
2 years ago we did an egr delete, replaced injectors and some tid bits on a 6.0. Last summer it burned a hole in the #8 piston out in Western KS a hundred miles from anything. They wound up buying a new dodge to replace it and the 250 still sitting against the back wall in the shop. If they hadn't sold the 97 3500 six months earlier we could shove a 12v with 20k on a rebuild in the 250. I'm of the opinion you can't win for losing with a 6.0.

Krafty
05-31-2014, 09:40 AM
How has that new white flatbed truck you guys have been?? That a diesel right? That is a really sharp truck but damn you are not kidding price on new trucks is outrageous.

Dirtman2007
06-01-2014, 09:13 PM
How has that new white flatbed truck you guys have been?? That a diesel right? That is a really sharp truck but damn you are not kidding price on new trucks is outrageous.

its been good. had it for 10 months and its got almost 26k miles on it. it does not have the power I think the old 6.4 F350 had. Although when he had this one ordered he got the highest gear possible in the darn thing. its a 6 speed and it just seems to always be in a high gear. for example you'll be cruising at like 25 and it'll be in 4th or 5th gear.

Dirtman2007
06-01-2014, 10:04 PM
few pics from the last few jobs.

Clearing a 500' long sewer easement for a house lot. had to mat across a creek.
then another house lot clearing and I also got some cedar for my wood working projects.
started a 1000' long driveway project for a new house.

Dirtman2007
06-03-2014, 10:20 PM
finished up the 1000' driveway job today.

P.Services
06-09-2014, 09:02 PM
How is that Kaufman trailer holding up? Any problems out of it? Can it handle the big excavators on it ?
Posted via Mobile Device

Dirtman2007
06-16-2014, 09:59 PM
How is that Kaufman trailer holding up? Any problems out of it? Can it handle the big excavators on it ?
Posted via Mobile Device

its held up pretty good as hard as we've been on it. its hauled the 140 all over gods creation with no let downs, the ramps are starting to break but its only used as a log trailer now so its ok.

Dirtman2007
06-16-2014, 10:01 PM
been working on the half mile road

Bleed Green
06-17-2014, 10:43 PM
Are there going to be any videos of this latest job on youtube?

Dirtman2007
06-18-2014, 06:15 PM
yes there are a few videos on there already and more to come.

laid the concrete pipe for the creek crossing today.

P.Services
06-18-2014, 07:18 PM
its held up pretty good as hard as we've been on it. its hauled the 140 all over gods creation with no let downs, the ramps are starting to break but its only used as a log trailer now so its ok.


I talked to them about a Tri axle fixed neck semi trailer. 80k gvw I think. Yet they don't feel it can handle a 40k lbs excavator on it's back because the weight is on the outer edge of the deck. What type of machine wouldn't put the weight on the edge? It's a $25,000 dollar trailer when any other Tri axle would be 65-125k.
Posted via Mobile Device

Bleed Green
06-29-2014, 10:35 AM
Hey Chris, what was the name of the tv equipment competition show you and Tom Gardoki did a while back?

Dirtman2007
07-16-2014, 09:32 PM
Hey Chris, what was the name of the tv equipment competition show you and Tom Gardoki did a while back?

machines of glory. it was on the discovery channel

Dirtman2007
07-16-2014, 09:39 PM
been busy with the half mile road, a lot of clearing and grading but its done

Dirtman2007
07-16-2014, 09:41 PM
cleared for the house and a big spot for a work shop

Dirtman2007
07-16-2014, 09:46 PM
All done. Coming back when all the construction is done to final grade the road, and do finish grade around the house


last pics are the pond I built at the house with my backhoe

whiffyspark
07-16-2014, 09:49 PM
Do you always bring every machine you have to every job lol
Posted via Mobile Device

Dirtman2007
07-16-2014, 10:02 PM
Do you always bring every machine you have to every job lol
Posted via Mobile Device

hahah no I only brought 2 of the 5 excavators out there lol

YellowDogSVC
07-17-2014, 09:46 AM
very cool. I guess by the size of those culverts, you guys get a lot of rain. Do you use rip rap at the header for the pond to help keep silt out?

tbi
07-18-2014, 07:30 AM
If you burned brush like that here in NY you might be out of prison by the time you would be eligible to draw Social Security.

Dirtman2007
07-19-2014, 08:58 PM
If you burned brush like that here in NY you might be out of prison by the time you would be eligible to draw Social Security.

haha I didn't even get a permit and it backs up to a huge lake resort community, not the first complaint.

be look everyone I have silt fence!

Dirtman2007
07-19-2014, 09:00 PM
very cool. I guess by the size of those culverts, you guys get a lot of rain. Do you use rip rap at the header for the pond to help keep silt out?

yeah I don't think it could ever get full but that's what the plans had for the pipe. I could do that but I just went a few feet up the creek and dug a few scoops out to act as a little catch basin for any silt or leaves

Dirtman2007
07-22-2014, 06:34 PM
been busy, built a little half acre pond. 3.5 days with me and my helper

Dirtman2007
07-22-2014, 06:40 PM
finished the pond and started a house demo

whiffyspark
07-23-2014, 08:41 PM
hahah no I only brought 2 of the 5 excavators out there lol

I always chuckle at your pictures without all the machines lined up before/after a job

What size excavators do you guys have now?
Posted via Mobile Device

Dirtman2007
07-24-2014, 06:02 AM
I always chuckle at your pictures without all the machines lined up before/after a job

What size excavators do you guys have now?
Posted via Mobile Device

I like to park all the machines together. it bothers me to leave them all over the jobsite.

takeuchi 135, yanmar 55, Volvo 140, 160, 210

JNB Construction
07-24-2014, 09:57 PM
Hey Chris. Do you still have the Unlimited Attachments brush cutter? If you do, how's it working and is yours a mid or high flow model?

Dirtman2007
07-25-2014, 09:16 PM
Hey Chris. Do you still have the Unlimited Attachments brush cutter? If you do, how's it working and is yours a mid or high flow model?

I think its a CID attachments mower. It works great will cut just about anything you run over. whether its suppose to be cut or not!

its a Low flow mower as my tak 150 is not high flow. it will bog down if you run over a tire or try to mow too much but it will hurl the hell out of stick and logs when its cutting. I can launch 2' long 1" sticks 75' across the pond lol

JNB Construction
07-25-2014, 11:45 PM
I think its a CID attachments mower. It works great will cut just about anything you run over. whether its suppose to be cut or not!

its a Low flow mower as my tak 150 is not high flow. it will bog down if you run over a tire or try to mow too much but it will hurl the hell out of stick and logs when its cutting. I can launch 2' long 1" sticks 75' across the pond lol

Thanks! Unlimited has a link to one of your videos,which is why I mentioned them. I'm pretty sure that they and CID are one in the same.

Dirtman2007
07-31-2014, 08:50 PM
finished the house demo and built another pond for a customer