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Dirtman2007
05-05-2009, 02:56 PM
and I have to say, you got one of the most impressive day to day jobs here.. Thumbs Up

Thanks man, I really enjoy doing this kind of work and always try to keep a variety of jobs. digging holes all day gets boring.

Dirtman2007
05-05-2009, 03:12 PM
So here are a couple pics from today before I was rained out. Hauling the brush out.

I like to fill my trucks up, but yet keep it neat looking. I can't stand a messy looking load for brush!


http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/001-113.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/004-99.jpg

Junior M
05-05-2009, 03:58 PM
Nice, do yall pretty much just go get the Mack whenever you want or you still pay your buddy for a driver and all that jazz?

Dirtman2007
05-05-2009, 04:45 PM
Nice, do yall pretty much just go get the Mack whenever you want or you still pay your buddy for a driver and all that jazz?

We pretty much use the fellow with the mack for the rough stuff. those KW's are too nice to haul brush, boulders and mud in!

CAT powered
05-05-2009, 04:52 PM
That old Mack is all you'll ever need. :weightlifter:

The KWs aren't good for much if you can't load em with anything but nice clean material all the time.

ClearViewGroup
05-05-2009, 09:21 PM
bet he is gonna wish he had barn doors when he goes to dump that load!

CAT powered
05-05-2009, 09:53 PM
If I remember correctly that truck does have barn doors so he's all set.

Dirtman2007
05-06-2009, 07:46 AM
If I remember correctly that truck does have barn doors so he's all set.

Yes it does have a barn door on it.

Bleed Green
05-06-2009, 04:19 PM
by barn doors you mean that it swings out right? It opens like a door on hinges, I guess is what I mean to say.

Dirtman2007
05-06-2009, 04:29 PM
by barn doors you mean that it swings out right? It opens like a door on hinges, I guess is what I mean to say.

Yes, it opens like a door on hinges.


So today I was off to suburbia to run some drainlines.

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/001-114.jpg

Must be redneck ducks, swimming in the pool:laugh:

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/002-113.jpg

took a section of sidewalk out and cut a 12" hole in the curb.

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/003-108.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/004-100.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/005-92.jpg

all done!

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/006-91.jpg

jg244888
05-06-2009, 04:44 PM
is that tied into inthe eaves? it is legal to cut the curb there?

Bleed Green
05-06-2009, 04:48 PM
were you trenching in downspouts there?

bobcatexc
05-06-2009, 04:51 PM
I've learned that down where Chris is from that nothing is illegal. I can't even move a blade of dirt with out somebody _itchin!!

I'm impressed you got the sidewalk out and back and it looks that good, I've never seen that done before, I usually push under the sidewalks if possible.

Dirtman2007
05-06-2009, 05:07 PM
I've learned that down where Chris is from that nothing is illegal. I can't even move a blade of dirt with out somebody _itchin!!

I'm impressed you got the sidewalk out and back and it looks that good, I've never seen that done before, I usually push under the sidewalks if possible.


Yep we get in, get out, no problems. I tied the two downspouts into the drain lines. Also put in one small catch basin.

I've got a little trick on removing sidewalks are returning them back to place in 95% condition the they way it looked before. as far as cutting the curb? why not, it was in the way, can't be holding up progress:laugh:

RedRebel
05-06-2009, 05:19 PM
Do tell the trick!:hammerhead:

Bleed Green
05-06-2009, 05:28 PM
How did you do that with the sidewalk, really? I thought there would be no way to get that concrete out of there without breaking it and then be able to put it back in one piece, there is no way.

AWJ Services
05-06-2009, 05:29 PM
I am impressed with how the job was cleaned up when you where done.

Dirtman2007
05-06-2009, 05:56 PM
How did you do that with the sidewalk, really? I thought there would be no way to get that concrete out of there without breaking it and then be able to put it back in one piece, there is no way.

There's always a way, you just gotta know how:dancing:

I will not give my secret up on that one. nope, not at all:)

Dirtman2007
05-06-2009, 05:57 PM
I am impressed with how the job was cleaned up when you where done.

I did use plywood under the machine to keep from tearing the grass up, other than that, I dressed everything up with the machine and packed it flat with the bucket.

Dirtman2007
05-07-2009, 06:37 PM
Well the pond is full, water is right where i wanted it to be:)

I may make this rock wall longer, I've dug up a bunch of rocks and need to put them somewhere.
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/003-109.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/004-101.jpg

So this trench has been a thorn in my rear, trying to lay the irrigation pipe I have to run it under my other drain lines, then I hit two massive boulders. there was no way to go around them, must go through them.

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/001-115.jpg

the THORN,

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/010-43.jpg


Takkie to the rescue!

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/007-78.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/008-58.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/009-52.jpg

Even did a little more clearing durring my down time, waiting on the hammer.

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/005-93.jpg

Look forward to several more hours of hammering in the morning:dizzy:

Junior M
05-07-2009, 06:49 PM
the takkie is beat enough, now your goin to put a hammer on it.. :dizzy: :laugh: Is it a rental?

Looks like fun, I assume they through this irrigation line in after you did your drain lines? If they didnt, its your own fault.. :hammerhead: :laugh:

Dirtman2007
05-07-2009, 06:54 PM
the takkie is beat enough, now your goin to put a hammer on it.. :dizzy: :laugh: Is it a rental?

Looks like fun, I assume they through this irrigation line in after you did your drain lines? If they didnt, its your own fault.. :hammerhead: :laugh:

The hammer is sunbelt green ain't it?

yes this job is just full of after thoughts. I'm fine with that cause its given me tons of extra work but its turning into a maze undeground. Next I've got two power lines to trench and a couple more water lines for the horsies so they can drink:)

Junior M
05-07-2009, 07:41 PM
The hammer is sunbelt green ain't it?

yes this job is just full of after thoughts. I'm fine with that cause its given me tons of extra work but its turning into a maze undeground. Next I've got two power lines to trench and a couple more water lines for the horsies so they can drink:)
Yeah, but that dont mean its from sunbelt! :hammerhead: They usually got them plastered with stickers..

Dirtman2007
05-07-2009, 08:40 PM
here a a couple new vids,

One is a slideshow of the pics I put together from the horse farm.
Turned out very nice.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9BEftlVeQ8


digging a trash pit today.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-boOCx0lL_U

bobcat_ron
05-07-2009, 08:41 PM
Tiny hammer in a big package, geez that sex toy looks like a 250 pounder.

Dirtman2007
05-07-2009, 08:44 PM
Tiny hammer in a big package, geez that sex toy looks like a 250 pounder.

Its a 500 pounder.

I swear I could get a laborer from lowes and give him a 10lbs sledge and it would do more.

burnthecouch
05-07-2009, 08:57 PM
Its a 500 pounder.

I swear I could get a laborer from lowes and give him a 10lbs sledge and it would do more.

If that looks like the same Kent breaker United Rentals rents, the sledge would be about a million times faster.

Dirtman2007
05-08-2009, 05:08 PM
So the hammer on the skid steer was a joke. So I brought the volvo up there with the intension of getting something done. I tore the road all to hell but I got a trench for my line. had to go around one to make it work. I hate rock.

some pics.

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/001-116.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/002-114.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/003-110.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/004-102.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/005-94.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/006-92.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/007-79.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/008-59.jpg

bobcat_ron
05-08-2009, 06:58 PM
Volvo to the rescue....................again.

Dirtman2007
05-08-2009, 09:26 PM
Volvo to the rescue....................again.

Do you know how it feels to hammer and cut on a rock for over 2 hrs and only get about 3' of trench done. Then say screw it and bring the big boy up there and rip the entire rock up in 5 minutes. If I only knew I could do that from the start!

Dirtman2007
05-09-2009, 02:57 PM
Finished up another week at the farm today, man it was hot!

I've got trench fever. today I dug a trench down from the barn to the arena. Installed 2 power lines and a 1" water line, then my 3" irrigation line.

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/003-111.jpg
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/007-80.jpg

So this big heavy roll of wire is hard to move around, so I put them hand tools to good use, stick the rake throught the roll, hook my chocker rope on each end and pick it up, unrolls nice and easy!

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/002-115.jpg


Lined all the machines up for the weekend, hopefully someone will come by and detail them all before I get back on monday:laugh:

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/008-60.jpg

Junior M
05-09-2009, 02:59 PM
are the seats folded over in the mini's or am I seeing things?

Dirtman2007
05-09-2009, 03:01 PM
are the seats folded over in the mini's or am I seeing things?

Its so I don't get a wet ass when I get to work first thing monday morning, its call planning ahead:laugh:

Junior M
05-09-2009, 03:34 PM
Its so I don't get a wet ass when I get to work first thing monday morning, its call planning ahead:laugh:
Or you could buy a cab.. :cool2:

NEUSWEDE
05-09-2009, 06:53 PM
You don't have to seperate the water and electric into different trenches? I doubt your having code check it out but what is the code down there? Just curious

Dirtman2007
05-12-2009, 07:16 PM
Spent another day trenching and installing irrigation pipe. I look forward to flopping my ass on some equipment all day when this job is done, this is work!

here's some pics
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/002-116.jpg

trench to the pump stand
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/004-103.jpg

running the power to the pump

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/007-81.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/008-61.jpg

my pipe toater

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/009-53.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/010-44.jpg

I hope this thing works when I'm done...

bobcat_ron
05-12-2009, 07:21 PM
Looks like you are out of the rock!

Dirtman2007
05-12-2009, 07:31 PM
Looks like you are out of the rock!

yeah I got 500' of pipe in the ground alone today, plus installing all the T's for the sprinker heads and plumbing those!

I think I spent 2 days on 250' where the rock was.

there wont be any rock here, its all fill.

Treemow
05-12-2009, 08:21 PM
Looks good. I see the grass is already up around the pond.

Junior M
05-12-2009, 09:13 PM
How hard can it be? Dig it, hop in the hole, run your pipe, hop back on the machine?

I know it cant be all that hard, I've done it before and thats all Dad used to do. Course its easier with 2 or 3 guys, it is alot harder on one..

Dirtman2007
05-12-2009, 09:23 PM
How hard can it be? Dig it, hop in the hole, run your pipe, hop back on the machine?

I know it cant be all that hard, I've done it before and thats all Dad used to do. Course its easier with 2 or 3 guys, it is alot harder on one..

Well its hard work to me, I much rather sit on the yanmar and dig trench, but after about 30 minutes you get a crook in your neck from looking at the offset boom.

Oh well I've done everything alone. might as well finish it alone.

Junior M
05-12-2009, 09:24 PM
Well its hard work to me, I much rather sit on the yanmar and dig trench, but after about 30 minutes you get a crook in your neck from looking at the offset boom.

Oh well I've done everything alone. might as well finish it alone.
:laugh: :laugh: I was just messing with in that first part, I think you've spent to much time on the machine, time to head back for a little ditch ***** action.. ;) :cool2: :weightlifter: :laugh:

And I get ya, but it can be fun at times, add a little challenge to it is what makes it fun..

Dirtman2007
05-12-2009, 09:26 PM
Looks good. I see the grass is already up around the pond.

thanks, yeah with all the rain and warm weather it sprouted in less than a week, its almost been two weeks and its 3" high.

riverwalklandscaping
05-12-2009, 11:11 PM
I thought the secret to removing a section of sidewalk was to cut it with the diamond saw in each crack, then get under it with forks, lift and do your work, then put it back like a patiostone, and hope no one notices? That's what I do.

Junior M
05-13-2009, 07:11 AM
I thought the secret to removing a section of sidewalk was to cut it with the diamond saw in each crack, then get under it with forks, lift and do your work, then put it back like a patiostone, and hope no one notices? That's what I do.
Dad used to core drill them back in Ohio.. :cool2:

bobcatexc
05-13-2009, 07:17 AM
Why would you core drill a sidewalk JR, core drilling is where you cut a circular hole in the concrete. Do you mean use a horizontal drill (Bore under):cool2::cool2::cool2::cool2::cool2::cool2::cool2::cool2:

Riverwalk everytime I want to save a piece like that I end of chipping the edges, now if I don't plan on saving the concrete it comes out perfect, go figure.

ksss
05-13-2009, 09:59 AM
Why would you core drill a sidewalk JR, core drilling is where you cut a circular hole in the concrete. Do you mean use a horizontal drill (Bore under):cool2::cool2::cool2::cool2::cool2::cool2::cool2::cool2:

Riverwalk everytime I want to save a piece like that I end of chipping the edges, now if I don't plan on saving the concrete it comes out perfect, go figure.


:laugh::laugh: Ain't that the truth.

Dirtman2007
05-13-2009, 06:35 PM
:laugh::laugh: Ain't that the truth.

Remember we are talking about junior here:laugh::laugh::laugh:

ClearViewGroup
05-13-2009, 10:40 PM
just got back from raliegh chris..once again I failed to track you down though!

Dirtman2007
05-13-2009, 11:02 PM
just got back from raliegh chris..once again I failed to track you down though!

lol, Its hard to find me, I'm always hid out of sight.

Junior M
05-14-2009, 07:09 AM
Why would you core drill a sidewalk JR, core drilling is where you cut a circular hole in the concrete. Do you mean use a horizontal drill (Bore under):cool2::cool2::cool2::cool2::cool2::cool2::cool2::cool2:

Riverwalk everytime I want to save a piece like that I end of chipping the edges, now if I don't plan on saving the concrete it comes out perfect, go figure.
No, how would you get the drainage on the street if you drilled under it? ;) :cool2:

He core drilled the curb so he just had to push the 4in through.. :hammerhead:

ClearViewGroup
05-14-2009, 08:11 AM
lol, Its hard to find me, I'm always hid out of sight.

yea I know what you mean...I went to all the tourist info centers and asked for the Dirtman but they just stared at me...hahaha :hammerhead:Thumbs Up

Dirtman2007
05-14-2009, 07:28 PM
Still playing in the trenches... well I finished up the arena today, even tested the pump, everything is looking good.

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/002-117.jpg


A trench full
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/006-93.jpg


The easy way to get up close to the fence.

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/001-118.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/002-118.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/003-112.jpg

the backside

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/004-104.jpg

Ball valves. I put two peices of 18" pipe over them for a house.

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/005-95.jpg

the pump

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/006-94.jpg

bobcat_ron
05-14-2009, 08:20 PM
Pin on buckets are great for the kind of work you did there, but reversing them is the only use I have for them.

Dirtman2007
05-14-2009, 08:29 PM
Pin on buckets are great for the kind of work you did there, but reversing them is the only use I have for them.

yeah with the hydraulic coupler it only takes about 30 - 45 seconds to switch them. thats real nice!

Dirtman2007
05-16-2009, 06:00 PM
So as soon as I got to work at lunch time it rain a flood. Atleast I got to watch all my drain work in action.

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/002-119.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/003-113.jpg

the pond overflow.

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/005-96.jpg

so I built a rock wall with my free time.

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/008-62.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/010-45.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/012-28.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/009-54.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/013-25.jpg

bobcat_ron
05-16-2009, 09:54 PM
Now I see why you went bigger with the piping, that's a flood running over the gravel!

Dirtman2007
05-16-2009, 10:02 PM
Now I see why you went bigger with the piping, that's a flood running over the gravel!

I swear I don't know how this place did not wash away before. well there was a ditch 18" deep in the driveway from the water washing it out!

riverwalklandscaping
05-17-2009, 08:30 PM
must be a good customer. seems like you can just think up stuff to do and they don't mind

ARP
05-17-2009, 09:29 PM
Lookin good. When's the bossman getting a new window for you there?

Dirtman2007
05-17-2009, 09:46 PM
Lookin good. When's the bossman getting a new window for you there?

Idk I guess when I go to the dealer and buy one with his money. I felt bad about breaking the damn thing. it just slammed shut and cracked, still pisses me off:hammerhead:

hvy 1ton
05-18-2009, 10:21 PM
Hey Chris, you gotta love horsey people. This is shaping up very much like my friends job last summer. Every couple of days they come up with some new for you to do. He went form one stone retaining wall to 3 and a pond with irrigation/waters

Dirtman2007
05-18-2009, 10:23 PM
Did I mention that I hate effing rock!?

I forgot to take pics of my other rock wall I built, looks like I'll have more rocks to build another one with now!


http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/002-120.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/003-114.jpg

Dirtman2007
05-19-2009, 07:24 PM
So I had to find a place for all this rock I've been digging up. build some walls!

So I added another layer to my first wall.

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/002-121.jpg

Built a wall around this building.

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/001-119.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/013-26.jpg


Ran some more water line and did some testing, everything passed with a A+

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/005-97.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/011-34.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/012-29.jpg

bobcat_ron
05-19-2009, 07:36 PM
That's pretty looking wall in the first pic!

Dirtman2007
05-19-2009, 08:00 PM
That's pretty looking wall in the first pic!

Thanks man, I used all the good rocks for that one. the leftovers were used in the second one.

Dirtman2007
05-20-2009, 07:16 PM
Digging more line this morning.

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/003-115.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/006-95.jpg

My entry for the My stid steer and lift more than yours thread.

its about 1lbs from tipping on its nose lol

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/009-55.jpg

Ok Junior get brownie points cause he said at the start I should bring the dozer over, so I did:)

she's a little rusty, 4 months of no dozer work.

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/013-27.jpg


Loading up the volvo, tomorrow we are loading and hauling about 70 loads of dirt to the farm. should be done in a day.

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/012-30.jpg

testing out my irrigation system.. everythings works like a charm.

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/011-35.jpg

ahhh home sweet home...

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/014-18.jpg

no more rust lol

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/017-7.jpg


the loading pile. start first thing in the morning.

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/018-6.jpg

bobcat_ron
05-20-2009, 07:20 PM
How many feet of conduit and pipe did you lay?

Dirtman2007
05-20-2009, 07:25 PM
How many feet of conduit and pipe did you lay?

I'd say for the wire, water and irrigation pipe it's just about a mile all together. I've gotton good at trenching. thats a good thing cause we have several more jobs to do drain line work on after this one.

Junior M
05-20-2009, 09:00 PM
I'd say for the wire, water and irrigation pipe it's just about a mile all together. I've gotton good at trenching. thats a good thing cause we have several more jobs to do drain line work on after this one.
A mile all together!? Ba, thats nothing! Hows 37 miles of just electric in Dads best year, anything from primary to services to the house, I couldnt imagine how many miles Dad and his crews installed all together(drainage, and utilities total) in that year.

What were you doing with the dozer?

and why are you bring dirt in?

btw, I think you should bring in an old bucket or two, the daewoo and say your setting up shop! ;) :laugh:

ksss
05-20-2009, 09:08 PM
Leave it to horse person to irrigate their arena but have buildings up on blocks with no foundation. Its all about priorities I guess.:dizzy:

Junior M
05-20-2009, 09:16 PM
Leave it to horse person to irrigate their arena but have buildings up on blocks with no foundation. Its all about priorities I guess.:dizzy:
Ok, you ride and train in a dry arena and see how fun it is..

And whats wrong with a building up on blocks? ;)

Dirtman2007
05-20-2009, 09:18 PM
A mile all together!? Ba, thats nothing! Hows 37 miles of just electric in Dads best year, anything from primary to services to the house, I couldnt imagine how many miles Dad and his crews installed all together(drainage, and utilities total) in that year.

What were you doing with the dozer?

and why are you bring dirt in?

btw, I think you should bring in an old bucket or two, the daewoo and say your setting up shop! ;) :laugh:

I'm not a electrician so I don't care how much wire I put in the ground haha.

I was grading out a spot for the trucks, we are hauling in about 70 loads to fill in a low area to build a riding circle for the horses.

stuvecorp
05-20-2009, 09:18 PM
And whats wrong with a building up on blocks? ;)

As long as the cars/trucks are on blocks too, it's all good.:laugh:

Dirtman2007
05-20-2009, 09:20 PM
Leave it to horse person to irrigate their arena but have buildings up on blocks with no foundation. Its all about priorities I guess.:dizzy:

Did you notice that 6x6 post leaning against the building to brace it up LOL.

Junior M
05-20-2009, 09:22 PM
As long as the cars/trucks are on blocks too, it's all good.:laugh:
Its even better if the grass is tall enough so you cant see them torn apart.. ;) :laugh:

Junior M
05-20-2009, 09:24 PM
I'm not a electrician so I don't care how much wire I put in the ground haha.

I was grading out a spot for the trucks, we are hauling in about 70 loads to fill in a low area to build a riding circle for the horses.
He's not, well, then he wasnt.. Its just amazing imo.. ;) :laugh:

ksss
05-20-2009, 09:36 PM
Ok, you ride and train in a dry arena and see how fun it is..

And whats wrong with a building up on blocks? ;)


OK Jr.

I grew up a member of the AJQHA and then AQHA. I showed horses through out North Dakota, and Minnesota. I also team roped through out high school.

I have eated so much arena dust that my pooh would sound like a rock hitting the bottom of a porta potty.

Its called manning up. Eating arena dust is right of passage.

As far as whats wrong with a building on blocks? Nothing I guess, we here in God's Country prefer foundations. Y'all down there do as you please.:laugh:

bobcat_ron
05-20-2009, 09:40 PM
I'm not a electrician so I don't care how much wire I put in the ground haha.



I worked for a crooked electrician who did a government project and charged by the linear meter of conduit and fiber optic lines, he dug holes to coil some more up while digging through the remote sections in the bush and told everyone he dug some boulders out of the side of the trench.

No one found any boulders laying around, not to mention there wasn't even a pebble to be found either. :laugh:

Junior M
05-20-2009, 09:40 PM
OK Jr.

I grew up a member of the AJQHA and then AQHA. I showed horses through out North Dakota, and Minnesota. I also team roped through out high school.

I have eated so much arena dust that my pooh would sound like a rock hitting the bottom of a porta potty.

Its called manning up. Eating arena dust is right of passage.

As far as whats wrong with a building on blocks? Nothing I guess, we here in God's Country prefer foundations. Y'all down there do as you please.:laugh:
well, we must be sissies, cause it sucks imo.. ;) :laugh: I wish the place I rode and helped out had it, but it doesnt, oh well.. :cry:

God must like rocks and taters if thats "gods country," :laugh: :laugh:

And you must be pissy, cause you've taken just about every smart ass statement I've made tonight serious.. ;) Must be all the CAT is better talk that CC is throwing around.. :laugh:

Dirtman2007
05-20-2009, 09:41 PM
OK Jr.

I grew up a member of the AJQHA and then AQHA. I showed horses through out North Dakota, and Minnesota. I also team roped through out high school.

I have eated so much arena dust that my pooh would sound like a rock hitting the bottom of a porta potty.

Its called manning up. Eating arena dust is right of passage.

As far as whats wrong with a building on blocks? Nothing I guess, we here in God's Country prefer foundations. Y'all down there do as you please.:laugh:

These old tobacco barns around here have sat on some big rocks for a 75 years, given some are leaning 20 degrees, they are still standing! this little shelter ought to do just fine given we don't have a hurricane... and NC never has any hurricanes:laugh:

ksss
05-20-2009, 09:57 PM
well, we must be sissies, cause it sucks imo.. ;) :laugh: I wish the place I rode and helped out had it, but it doesnt, oh well.. :cry:

God must like rocks and taters if thats "gods country," :laugh: :laugh:

And you must be pissy, cause you've taken just about every smart ass statement I've made tonight serious.. ;) Must be all the CAT is better talk that CC is throwing around.. :laugh:


No I don't take it seriously, just having some fun with it.

Speaking of CAT did you catch the CAT R&D guy mention that CAT had torque issues. And these CAT guys here thought I was just pickin on them.:laugh:

Bleed Green
05-20-2009, 10:00 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tK-zop1K_JI&feature=channel_page

This video looked like you were just chilling while you were swinging that dirt. Are most of your days "relaxing" like this or does it just depend of what you are doing? I would guess that might get a little mind numbing after awhile, just swinging dirt like that.

Dirtman2007
05-20-2009, 10:11 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tK-zop1K_JI&feature=channel_page

This video looked like you were just chilling while you were swinging that dirt. Are most of your days "relaxing" like this or does it just depend of what you are doing? I would guess that might get a little mind numbing after awhile, just swinging dirt like that.

I'm relaxed evertime I run a machine... I have not been on a machine all day in well over a month... I look forward to pushing dirt with my dozer all day tomorrow.

btw, you know you like the singing:)

Bleed Green
05-20-2009, 10:31 PM
haha ya it was a thing of beauty LOL

dozerman21
05-20-2009, 10:41 PM
OK Jr.

I grew up a member of the AJQHA and then AQHA. I showed horses through out North Dakota, and Minnesota. I also team roped through out high school.

I have eated so much arena dust that my pooh would sound like a rock hitting the bottom of a porta potty.

Its called manning up. Eating arena dust is right of passage.

As far as whats wrong with a building on blocks? Nothing I guess, we here in God's Country prefer foundations. Y'all down there do as you please.:laugh:

Just to make sure, you said "eated" to go along with your post on the southern way of doing things, like foundations on blocks and lack of indoor plumbing?:laugh: It wasn't a slip, right?

ksss
05-20-2009, 10:56 PM
Just to make sure, you said "eated" to go along with your post on the southern way of doing things, like foundations on blocks and lack of indoor plumbing?:laugh: It wasn't a slip, right?


Ha.........You gave me an out and I will take it.:laugh:

dozerman21
05-20-2009, 11:02 PM
Ha.........You gave me an out and I will take it.:laugh:

Just be glad that you run the right color of equipment, or I would have worded it different.:laugh:

Dirtman2007
05-21-2009, 08:17 PM
Today we loaded, hauled, and graded out 1200 yeards of dirt in 6 hours.

some pics.

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/002-122.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/004-105.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/008-63.jpg

knocking a dent in the pile
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/010-47.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/022-3.jpg

grading the back slope


http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/023-2.jpg

all done
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/024-2.jpg

J. Peterson Grading
05-21-2009, 09:26 PM
This farm is a MONEY PIT!!!!!!

I love people that have more money than brains. I bet they come out and say "I was thinking you could....." about twice a day don't they?

Its got to be a $50.000 plus job isn't it?

J.

Dirtman2007
05-21-2009, 09:42 PM
This farm is a MONEY PIT!!!!!!

I love people that have more money than brains. I bet they come out and say "I was thinking you could....." about twice a day don't they?

Its got to be a $50.000 plus job isn't it?

J.

lol

No its pretty much I tell them how I would want it and he agrees. But yesterday we changed our minds 3 times on hauling in that dirt, we went from going to do it, then not doing it (after calling everyone off) to we are going to do it ( so we had to call everyone back) in 3 hrs. he couldn't make his mind up.

It was just too good of a deal for this dirt to haul it in. I mean who else can load, haul and grade 1200 yards of dirt for 4K

CAT powered
05-21-2009, 09:59 PM
Not a farm. It's a stable. That is the difference.

A farm actually has to be profitable at some point. A stable is never anything but a money pit.

Horse people are crazy. They'll go out and spend 50 grand on a truck they use 9 times a year.

riverwalklandscaping
05-21-2009, 10:53 PM
9 times? i don't know what kind of horse people you know.. but I see the trucks moved about 2 times a year max lol

J. Peterson Grading
05-21-2009, 11:09 PM
I see places like that and think farm. I am in Iowa for gods sake.

But Horse people are funny. Here its, "I have cowboy boots, a cowboy hat, I smoke reds, I have a 4x4 truck (With a cracked front wind shield) I have pulled a trailer before, I have a friend who has a horse, I raise hogs, I am a cowboy!!!!!!"

J.

Junior M
05-22-2009, 07:10 AM
I see places like that and think farm. I am in Iowa for gods sake.

But Horse people are funny. Here its, "I have cowboy boots, a cowboy hat, I smoke reds, I have a 4x4 truck (With a cracked front wind shield) I have pulled a trailer before, I have a friend who has a horse, I raise hogs, I am a cowboy!!!!!!"

J.
:laugh: :laugh:

Chris, have you found out if the seatbelt worked yet?

hvy 1ton
05-22-2009, 03:41 PM
Like i said, you gotta love horsey people. If you guys think the 50k trucks are bad, have you seen some of the horse trailers?

Chris, what is that belt at the load site attached too?

Scag48
05-22-2009, 03:54 PM
I see places like that and think farm. I am in Iowa for gods sake.

But Horse people are funny. Here its, "I have cowboy boots, a cowboy hat, I smoke reds, I have a 4x4 truck (With a cracked front wind shield) I have pulled a trailer before, I have a friend who has a horse, I raise hogs, I am a cowboy!!!!!!"

J.

Oh man, that's the funniest thing I've heard in a long time. Thanks for that. :laugh: :drinkup:

Junior M
05-22-2009, 04:39 PM
Like i said, you gotta love horsey people. If you guys think the 50k trucks are bad, have you seen some of the horse trailers?

Chris, what is that belt at the load site attached too?
Hell yeah! They cost out the ass! I've seen used Featherlites sell for 50k! :dizzy: Its a freakin half ass enclosed trailer..

Dirtman2007
05-22-2009, 05:31 PM
Like i said, you gotta love horsey people. If you guys think the 50k trucks are bad, have you seen some of the horse trailers?

Chris, what is that belt at the load site attached too?

That belt is from a big Terex rock crusher. I've seen those horse trailers too. this fellows looking at one thats damn near $90,000 !!!!

Dirtman2007
05-22-2009, 06:19 PM
:laugh: :laugh:

Chris, have you found out if the seatbelt worked yet?

what seatbelt?? oh the one in the dozer, nah I forgot to check. I'm sure it does...

Dirtman2007
05-22-2009, 06:32 PM
so today I was sent out to the horse arena I built last year, I was paid to haul all this sand in, now I'm getting paid to take it all out. It had something to do with making the footing too soft or some crap so I pushed it all out. then we hauled in 4 loads of screenings to level it back out. they joys of my life :)

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/001-120.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/002-123.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/003-116.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/004-106.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/006-96.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/007-82.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/010-48.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/011-36.jpg

AMCAT
05-22-2009, 07:36 PM
It wouldn't hurt if we had a few horse arena's in this area by the looks of things :)

Bleed Green
05-22-2009, 08:54 PM
everytime I see new pics on this thread, I check your youtube page and expect to see a video....come on your killing me here. j/k...LOL

Dirtman2007
05-22-2009, 09:07 PM
everytime I see new pics on this thread, I check your youtube page and expect to see a video....come on your killing me here. j/k...LOL

I put a new one up last night!

aight I'll load the new one of me pushing dirt with the dozer. feel better now LOL

Bleed Green
05-22-2009, 09:11 PM
haha thats the way it should be, I have seen all the rest of them.

Dirtman2007
05-28-2009, 08:05 PM
Back at the horse farm to do more damage. running another drain line and power line to the gate. Then knocked down some dead trees.

try to haul some more dirt in tomorrow if the rain holds out.

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/001-121.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/002-124.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/003-117.jpg


http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/004-107.jpg

the little takkie that could!


http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/006-97.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/010-49.jpg

Dirtman2007
05-29-2009, 07:35 PM
Another busy day at the farm

This morning I built another parking lot, scraped the grass off and stoned it.

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/002-125.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/007-83.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/010-50.jpg

ready to roll

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/014-19.jpg

then we hauled in more dirt in to level off a spot behind the sheds to park stuff.


http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/001-122.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/005-98.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/006-98.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/008-64.jpg

all rolled, ready to stone.

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/012-31.jpg

Junior M
05-29-2009, 07:40 PM
Is the roller yalls, or is it a rental?

Dirtman2007
05-29-2009, 07:48 PM
Is the roller yalls, or is it a rental?

Its our buddies, we steal it from his jobsites when he's not using it haha

Dirtman2007
05-30-2009, 07:52 PM
Todays little easy saturday project of removing a tree from a pond turned out to be a royal pain the the butt. but none the less Dirtman gets her done.


This tree fell into the pond the other week, all we have to do it get everything to shore and they will handle the rest.

so here we go.

the tree is bigger than it looks so we had to cut and drag the limbs to shore.

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/001-123.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/004-108.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/010-51.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/015-13.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/028-1.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/031.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/036.jpg

Ok this job was taking way to damn long, so I got off the machine and showed them how its done lol

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/041.jpg

I mean unsolved mysteries could not figure out how I can use a chainsaw and not have one speck of dirt on me HAHA!

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/039.jpg

rolling the stump out, all the yanmar wanted!

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/046.jpg

All done
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/050.jpg

CAT powered
05-30-2009, 08:00 PM
I think you must go change clothes before you take pictures. You have to... How the hell else can you use a saw and not even get dirty?

That or you take all your pictures before you start doing work.

bobcat_ron
05-30-2009, 08:21 PM
You would make a crusty old Axeman very proud.

Dirtman2007
05-30-2009, 08:27 PM
I think you must go change clothes before you take pictures. You have to... How the hell else can you use a saw and not even get dirty?

That or you take all your pictures before you start doing work.

LOL. I said dirt not wood chips. BTW my boots were full of sawdust. I had to break down and put the flip flops on when we were done.:laugh:

Junior M
05-30-2009, 10:03 PM
Either that tree was freakin huge or the Yanmar is as strong as a rotten pine handled shovel with Kaiser running it.. :laugh:

and dam your brave, no way I'd run a saw with shorts, especially over water on a tree.. :eek: To much to go wrong, but hey, its you and the job was done, thats all that matters..

And I've pulled numerous trees out like that(maybe not of that size, hard to tell size from pics, but dam big) and I've always had my saw guy cut a notch(almost like a face cut) in the top of the tree so I can stick the teeth of the bucket in it, curl it so the teeth bite in the tree, and pull on it, and keep doing that until its out..

nnj18
05-30-2009, 10:04 PM
that horse farm is a gold mine

Bleed Green
05-30-2009, 10:22 PM
I don't see how anyone can work while wearing shorts. I have to wear work jeans. Whether I am working in the dirt, or putting in replacement wndows and doors.

Dirtman2007
05-30-2009, 10:26 PM
Either that tree was freakin huge or the Yanmar is as strong as a rotten pine handled shovel with Kaiser running it.. :laugh:

and dam your brave, no way I'd run a saw with shorts, especially over water on a tree.. :eek: To much to go wrong, but hey, its you and the job was done, thats all that matters..

And I've pulled numerous trees out like that(maybe not of that size, hard to tell size from pics, but dam big) and I've always had my saw guy cut a notch(almost like a face cut) in the top of the tree so I can stick the teeth of the bucket in it, curl it so the teeth bite in the tree, and pull on it, and keep doing that until its out..

Its was one of those jobs where you just had to be there. hard to tell but that tree was in water about 6' deep in those first few pics. so in reality your only seeing 2/3 of what is really there. Broke two 2" straps that were rated for 8500 lbs in the process. they really do fly back quick when they break haha. There was no sticking the bucket teeth in this and pulling the one back.

Dirtman2007
05-30-2009, 10:27 PM
I don't see how anyone can work while wearing shorts. I have to wear work jeans. Whether I am working in the dirt, or putting in replacement wndows and doors.

but its freaking hot down here in the south...

Junior M
05-30-2009, 10:29 PM
I don't see how anyone can work while wearing shorts. I have to wear work jeans. Whether I am working in the dirt, or putting in replacement wndows and doors.
I've got to wear pants and boots when working in the dirt, but cutting grass and doing carpentry work like you are talking about, I can do wearing shorts..

And Chris, thats what I figured, I was just curious..

bobcat_ron
05-30-2009, 10:34 PM
And Chris, thats what I figured, I was just curious..

It's OK to be curious, not the kind of "take a deep breath and let's experiment" kind of curious, but you know what I mean.

Junior M
05-30-2009, 10:36 PM
It's OK to be curious, not the kind of "take a deep breath and let's experiment" kind of curious, but you know what I mean.
Umm, no comment.

*cough*clown porn*cough*

Dirtman2007
06-01-2009, 07:58 PM
Finally done at the horse farm! well for this week LOL

we are booked soild for this month, lots of interesting jobs to do so there shall be plenty of pics to post!

Today, stone, stone and more stone!

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/004-109.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/009-56.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/012-32.jpg

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http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/014-20.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/018-7.jpg

Taking out the trash!

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/011-38.jpg
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/011-39.jpg
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/020-8.jpg


http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/016-8.jpg

Craaaig
06-01-2009, 08:10 PM
finally got through this thread, great pics, keep em comin!

Bobcat'nSTL
06-01-2009, 09:42 PM
wow you must have really been stoned after that :laugh: lol.
PS its Stlmodels from Dhs O have been looking on as a guest for a wile and finally decided to join.

Dirtman2007
06-01-2009, 09:53 PM
wow you must have really been stoned after that :laugh: lol.
PS its Stlmodels from Dhs O have been looking on as a guest for a wile and finally decided to join.


LOL
tell me about it, I got stones in my flip flops haha.

bobcat_ron
06-01-2009, 10:08 PM
I always forget to ask, but what is the camera model you use, your pics are so damn clear on bright days.

Bleed Green
06-01-2009, 10:39 PM
Oh man, tell me you DIDN'T get stones in your flip flops! Must have ruined your whole day! LOL

Dirtman2007
06-02-2009, 06:37 AM
I always forget to ask, but what is the camera model you use, your pics are so damn clear on bright days.

Its just a cheap older sony cyber shot 5.0. screen has spider web cracks from where I sat on it in the skid steer, other than that it works great!

Dirtman2007
06-02-2009, 08:15 PM
today was a interesting day... I have never seen so many lines in the ground before... did someone give a 5 yr old some marking paint... my oh my there's more that were unmarked... imagine that:rolleyes:


http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/003-118.jpg


so with all the hand work I brought in some reinforcement.

the two amigos:laugh:

I give them boys credit, I've never seen trench dug by hand that fast... well not by me.

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/005-99.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/006-99.jpg


I was deemed unsuitable to operate the shovel by them so I picked up the grass clumps and hauled them to the woods :laugh:


http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/008-65.jpg

one line done.

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/010-53.jpg

working on the second line.

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/011-40.jpg

And here is my next pond job, I'm going to extend the left side about 50' ft to inlarge it, clear some trees and add to the back slope.

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/001-124.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/002-126.jpg

bobcat_ron
06-02-2009, 09:49 PM
Nice and clean install, you can't even tell there was anything done in the back yards.

Bobcat'nSTL
06-02-2009, 09:54 PM
So instead of adopting a redneck for the day you adopted a Mexican for the day. What did you go to home depot to pick them up instead of walmart LoL:)
I have had the chance to work with a few of those day laborers and they sure can work fast and efficient not to mention cheap.

riverwalklandscaping
06-02-2009, 11:22 PM
Those pics of you cutting the tree up in the water should have 'do not try this at home' written on the bottom lol.. no ear protection, no eye protection, no chaps/leg protection, and cutting out on tree that could collapse down into the water taking you and your saw with it.. oh well you're alive so that's what matters but I'd never let one of my guys near a saw again if I saw them doing it that way.

m&mmowing
06-04-2009, 09:02 PM
wow, you've made me feel like a crack &hore, i've got threw this the last couple days, i'm done, and i want more.

Dirtman2007
06-04-2009, 09:11 PM
todays adventure

pond is draining down

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/001-125.jpg


so today I was told to just cut any line that was in my way... so I dug with a smile :laugh: With more stuff unmarked than marked, the cable guys said, chop it, we need something to do tomorrow... thats all I needed to hear.


whoops number 1
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/002-127.jpg

big whoops number 2, then main lines:laugh:

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/004-110.jpg


we continue on :) Progress

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/006-100.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/005-100.jpg

All done

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/007-84.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/008-66.jpg


and now I'm ready to sit my ass on a machine in the A/C all day

Bleed Green
06-04-2009, 09:28 PM
did today's machine not have A/C?

bobcat_ron
06-04-2009, 09:45 PM
Jeebus, that's a some serious cable cutting.

Bleed Green
06-04-2009, 09:56 PM
can't believe they just let you cut through that cable, wow hahahah

Dirtman2007
06-04-2009, 10:46 PM
can't believe they just let you cut through that cable, wow hahahah

I stopped the job until I had the ok from the cable guys... they said if you can work around them do so, if not, we need something to do tomorrow:laugh:

God I miss working in the country....

J. Peterson Grading
06-04-2009, 11:19 PM
How wide is that Bota of yours there Chris?

I am looking at a smaller Prep tractor, but I need as much power as I can get and be only 48"

J

Dirtman2007
06-05-2009, 07:13 AM
How wide is that Bota of yours there Chris?

I am looking at a smaller Prep tractor, but I need as much power as I can get and be only 48"

J

It has a 5' box blade on the back, I think the loader bucket is a few inches smaller. Its a 30 hp. I've been on a bunch of different tractors, this is the only one I would ever consider.

Dirtman2007
06-05-2009, 06:50 PM
Feels like I have not stopped all day...

So this morning I picked up the volvo from the pool job my other helpers dug for me yesterday.

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/001-126.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/002-128.jpg

Then after seeing all of ARP's powerline clean up jobs I decided to go do one myself!

So after years and years of people dumping brush on the right of way it has to be cleaned up and hauled away... I bet he wishes he had a volvo lol....
All brush will be loaded up on the tractor trailer on monday.

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/004-111.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/006-101.jpg

Even brought the takkie in to show you how its done :weightlifter:

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/010-54.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/011-41.jpg


Here's a video showing the takkie pushing some big brush piles!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gffV95bIpOQ

Nelson M Martin
06-05-2009, 08:41 PM
Here's a video showing the takkie pushing some big brush piles!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gffV95bIpOQ

that looks interesting .....but i think the bucket hinge is in need of grease:nono:

Dirtman2007
06-05-2009, 08:51 PM
and as soon as the bossman arrived with the drill to clean the grease hole out it was taken care of.

ARP
06-06-2009, 12:13 PM
Aren't those powerline projects fun? And shhh, don't tell anyone, but I was demoing a Volvo EC160C last week- nice machine!

Junior M
06-07-2009, 06:42 PM
Hey! That kind of pool looks familar! My favorite! Anyways, I couldnt believe they would bring in that big of a machine to dig a pool, but most the time on ours we can barely get the backhoe in with out some modifications to the property.

Dirtman2007
06-08-2009, 08:16 PM
today we hauled off the brush from the powerline clean up, then started my other drain project there,

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/001-127.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/006-102.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/008-67.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/010-55.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/003-119.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/004-112.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/011-42.jpg

Junior M
06-08-2009, 08:18 PM
so how much did you get done after the breakdown? when did it happen?

Dirtman2007
06-08-2009, 08:28 PM
so how much did you get done after the breakdown? when did it happen?

I was just starting to load the last load with the volvo when she blew. lots of hydro fluid all over the place, what a freakin mess! so needless to say it takes a long time to load the tractor trailer with the mini!

P.Services
06-08-2009, 08:50 PM
oh yes lets tear out the nice mature landscape so we can watch the high schoolers play tennis!!!! on second though.... hot chicks..... short skirts..... tear em out!!!!!

you heathen dig them out and sell them.


bet your glad that trailer had barn door hinges on it.

Dirtman2007
06-08-2009, 09:08 PM
oh yes lets tear out the nice mature landscape so we can watch the high schoolers play tennis!!!! on second though.... hot chicks..... short skirts..... tear em out!!!!!

you heathen dig them out and sell them.


bet your glad that trailer had barn door hinges on it.

Nope I dug them all up, threw them on the trailer, drove it a half mine and scraped them off with the volvo! then hauled them off with the brush!

Albery's Lawn & Tractor
06-08-2009, 10:03 PM
That belt is from a big Terex rock crusher. I've seen those horse trailers too. this fellows looking at one thats damn near $90,000 !!!!

At my gf owns a country store here, and they carry trailers too, They have one on the lot for over $120K, fancy as all heck. FYI their cost on it is bout 60K

P.Services
06-09-2009, 10:45 PM
http://www.machinerytrader.com/images/Machinery/fullsize/80419037.jpg


check out that cool little machine

Junior M
06-09-2009, 10:47 PM
http://www.machinerytrader.com/images/Machinery/fullsize/80419037.jpg


check out that cool little machine
That was posted in a thread all by itself about Chris needing it.. :laugh:

P.Services
06-10-2009, 11:25 PM
That was posted in a thread all by itself about Chris needing it.. :laugh:

OH SORRY JUNIOR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! you just know every thing these days.

Junior M
06-10-2009, 11:58 PM
OH SORRY JUNIOR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! you just know every thing these days.
I was just telling you jeez! Pic-ass-o.. :laugh:

Dirtman2007
06-13-2009, 05:43 PM
digging a fench drain beside the basketball court, I think 2, 6" pipes are over kill but thats what they wanted so thats what they got:)

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/001-129.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/002-130.jpg


http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/003-121.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/004-114.jpg

finally got that stupid sign out of my way

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/005-102.jpg

so today I had my white mexican help me put down some matting in the swale I dug to channel the water away.

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/001-128.jpg



I stole their tractor, it was fun to play on.

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/002-129.jpg

so they wanted to rock to match the court so I brought in some crushed brick at $87.00 a ton:dizzy:


http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/003-120.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/004-113.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/005-101.jpg


I think I'm finally done with all the little jobs, finally I can sit on the big Iron in the A/C. Got a demolition job, and several pond dredgings, and other stuff so next week should be fun!

Junior M
06-13-2009, 06:04 PM
Dam! How wide is that bucket that you dug the swale with?

And where did you steal that 110? :laugh: How did you like it? I've always been interested in them..

Dirtman2007
06-13-2009, 06:43 PM
Dam! How wide is that bucket that you dug the swale with?

And where did you steal that 110? :laugh: How did you like it? I've always been interested in them..

its my 36" bucket for mass excavating:weightlifter:


I kinda liked the 110, the rear 3pt is too slow for my taste.

bobcat_ron
06-13-2009, 06:45 PM
Steal the no parking sign and do a clever paint job. "No PORKING any time".

Heavyduty1
06-15-2009, 08:26 PM
its my 36" bucket for mass excavating:weightlifter:


I kinda liked the 110, the rear 3pt is too slow for my taste.

Do you travel to Charlotte for work? I had a buddy lose a Bobcat last week.:cry:

Dirtman2007
06-15-2009, 08:44 PM
Do you travel to Charlotte for work? I had a buddy lose a Bobcat last week.:cry:

I've done work there before, but a 3 hours commute oneway is just too far:dizzy:

Heavyduty1
06-15-2009, 08:55 PM
I've done work there before, but a 3 hours commute oneway is just too far:dizzy:

Seems like yall got the tri-ad area locked down. Been nice keeping up with the treads and work that is done.:drinkup:

Heavyduty1
06-15-2009, 09:02 PM
Oh, yeah. A new swamp loggers comes on tonite, featuring someone from NC. :usflag:

Dirtman2007
06-15-2009, 10:11 PM
Oh, yeah. A new swamp loggers comes on tonite, featuring someone from NC. :usflag:

Yep Bobby Goodson, He's a big time logging outfit in Eastern NC.

Junior M
06-15-2009, 10:19 PM
Dont tell me I missed Swamp logging?

Dirtman2007
06-15-2009, 10:28 PM
Dont tell me I missed Swamp logging?

its on now, discovery channel, 10 -11pm

Junior M
06-15-2009, 10:33 PM
its on now, discovery channel, 10 -11pm
Nice, thanks Chris..

Junior M
06-15-2009, 10:52 PM
I really wanna run a skidder now! Thats just awesome..

Bleed Green
06-15-2009, 10:53 PM
just about missed it. Saw this thread and turned it on, its right at the end. Hope there is a replay.

Junior M
06-15-2009, 10:54 PM
just about missed it. Saw this thread and turned it on, its right at the end. Hope there is a replay.
There is at midnight and 1am.. :wall

Dirtman2007
06-16-2009, 02:27 PM
Todays rainy day job, dig up some stumps the this front yard and throw them in the woods... easy enough for me.

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/001-130.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/002-131.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/003-122.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/004-115.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/005-103.jpg

Heavyduty1
06-16-2009, 05:45 PM
Looks better but you still can't see the house from the road. I reckon they wanted some grass to cut.:laugh:

Dirtman2007
06-17-2009, 06:09 PM
Cleaning up a old burnt down building.

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/001-131.jpg

chebby couldn't take the heat...

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/002-132.jpg


Poor VW BUS... sorry Ronny looks like the bus load of college girls will never make it up your way now:laugh:
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/006-103.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/004-116.jpg

this is how hot the fire got to bend that!
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/005-104.jpg

Those demo guys are right... a beam is your left N*t

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/009-57.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/010-56.jpg



Stacking the cars on the trailer

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/011-43.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/012-33.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/018-8.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/015-15.jpg

All done, just have to take down all the burnt trees.

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/020-9.jpg

bobcat_ron
06-17-2009, 07:21 PM
Wowzers, that must have been a massive and hot fire, I have enver seen an I beam bend that far from such a small fire.

Dirtman2007
06-17-2009, 08:22 PM
Wowzers, that must have been a massive and hot fire, I have enver seen an I beam bend that far from such a small fire.

Tell me about it, that beam was either 5/8" or 3/4" thick. just look at the trees that are 100' away, there are toasted!

Craaaig
06-17-2009, 09:25 PM
where's the volvo?

Junior M
06-17-2009, 09:36 PM
Is that your old 150 I spot in the background? Dont tell me the 6.uhoh crapped out..

Dirt Digger2
06-17-2009, 09:38 PM
that your boss man wearing shorts with a cut off torch??

braver man then me...i thought it was bad enough getting welding slag between my watch and my wrist...couldn't imagine it going down the boot

Dirtman2007
06-17-2009, 09:59 PM
that your boss man wearing shorts with a cut off torch??

braver man then me...i thought it was bad enough getting welding slag between my watch and my wrist...couldn't imagine it going down the boot

Yeah thats him... I was waiting for him to start dancing when it happened lol

Dirtman2007
06-17-2009, 10:01 PM
Is that your old 150 I spot in the background? Dont tell me the 6.uhoh crapped out..

yes it is, and that is also my 250 hooked to that trailer in the same picture. my dad drove my 150 there to pick up copper, he picked up over 200 bucks worth in a couple hours.

CAT powered
06-17-2009, 10:03 PM
What do you think is pulling the trailer, Junior?

Junior M
06-17-2009, 10:07 PM
What do you think is pulling the trailer, Junior?
the bossmans truck, sense it is hooked up to a trailer in the first few pics

and now I see a little tiny piece of you truck in the pic with the cars on the flat bed..

Dirtman2007
06-17-2009, 10:14 PM
the bossmans truck, sense it is hooked up to a trailer in the first few pics

and now I see a little tiny piece of you truck in the pic with the cars on the flat bed..

It would also appear that the trailer the boss is pulling has sides on it :laugh:

Oh I just threw another trailer into the equation.... are you confused yet:laugh:

Junior M
06-17-2009, 10:23 PM
It would also appear that the trailer the boss is pulling has sides on it :laugh:

Oh I just threw another trailer into the equation.... are you confused yet:laugh:
I dont may much attention to detail like some of yall who can tell you how many nails are in the board you just ripped up! :hammerhead: Jeez......

93turbo
06-17-2009, 11:34 PM
My brothers neighbors garage burnt down on thanksgiving we seen the smoke and we drove over and helped move a camper,boat,and truck away from the garage and by then basically all we could do is just watch it burn. He had a crewcab dually superduty a couple quads a bass boat and some other things in there and after the fire the superduty prabably wasn't 4 foot tall to the top of the cab. The guys boy rode the quad in and covered it up while it was still hot and thats what caused it. The house was only 4-5 feet away and probably the only thing that saved it was the garage had brick walls and the wind was pretty strong blowing the fire away from the house.

Dirtman2007
06-18-2009, 06:07 PM
Removing all the dead trees and finishing the cleanup.

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/001-132.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/003-123.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/005-105.jpg


had to get rid of me beam so I had to improvise

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/006-104.jpg


http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/008-68.jpg

All cleaned up



http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/009-58.jpg

bobcat_ron
06-18-2009, 06:16 PM
Looks like the slab was broomed off.

Dirtman2007
06-18-2009, 06:34 PM
Looks like the slab was broomed off.

A broom? you should know better... I used a 5' mini Excavator blade in high speed!

Duffster
06-18-2009, 06:35 PM
Very clean, Nice job:drinkup:

Lazer_Z
06-18-2009, 07:15 PM
Chris, Any idea what initially caused the fire?

Dirtman2007
06-18-2009, 07:43 PM
Chris, Any idea what initially caused the fire?

Jewish Lightning:laugh:

Nobody has a answer... neighbor said a bunch of pot heads were hanging around down there (place was abandon) and manged to set the place on fire.

talus
06-18-2009, 08:28 PM
Jewish Lightning:laugh:

Nobody has a answer... neighbor said a bunch of pot heads were hanging around down there (place was abandon) and manged to set the place on fire.

The VW bus was a dead give away.:laugh:

Lazer_Z
06-19-2009, 10:07 AM
Hmm, I guess that answer will work :laugh:

Heavyduty1
06-19-2009, 08:56 PM
Does the insurance company pay for the clean up? I need to check my policys, you never know.:cry:

Dirtman2007
06-19-2009, 09:01 PM
Does the insurance company pay for the clean up? I need to check my policys, you never know.:cry:

yes, the insurance company paid/ gave them a certain amount for the cleanup. But they did not pay for taking all the tree's down that the fire killed.

oakhillslandscaping
06-20-2009, 05:16 PM
hey i have been reading this thread for a while love the pics my friend who is a tow truck operator sent me a video link from youtube of some knuckle heads pullin a dump from a bad spot and i was quite suprised when all the equipment looked very familiar. but in good fun this is to you from my buddy :hammerhead: here is a link to it http://http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6BfSfBSJ3iY&feature=channel

NateV
06-20-2009, 06:20 PM
That youtube link doesnt work...

oakhillslandscaping
06-20-2009, 07:27 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6BfSfBSJ3iY&feature=channel

Dirtman2007
06-20-2009, 09:59 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6BfSfBSJ3iY&feature=channel
LOL, thats my helper taking the video of me.


Why say we are knuckle heads? you use what you got to get the job done... it worked:confused:

oakhillslandscaping
06-20-2009, 10:15 PM
LOL, thats my helper taking the video of me.


Why say we are knuckle heads? you use what you got to get the job done... it worked:confused:

oh haha i mean nothing bad by it he just thought it would have been safer to use a chain on the pintle or D rings instead of the side of the door

CAT powered
06-20-2009, 11:06 PM
I actually agree with Oakhills and his friend.

Towing a truck from the pins on the gate is a bad idea.

When you're towing something you want to hook as low as possible and hook to something that won't break.

I'm surprised the tailgate didn't get bent pulling the weight of the whole truck like that.

Worst case scenario yea I'd do it, but if it can be avoided it should be.

Dirtman2007
06-21-2009, 12:31 AM
I actually agree with Oakhills and his friend.

Towing a truck from the pins on the gate is a bad idea.

When you're towing something you want to hook as low as possible and hook to something that won't break.

I'm surprised the tailgate didn't get bent pulling the weight of the whole truck like that.

Worst case scenario yea I'd do it, but if it can be avoided it should be.

The chain is actually hooked to a hook on spot on the spreader bar thats is designed to be able to withstand the pulling stresses. Hell that truck is invensible anyways, I've pushed it fully loaded and stuck with the dozer by pushing on the tail gate. truck driver tells me so, I do. not a problem yet.

CAT powered
06-21-2009, 10:08 AM
Yea. Those old DMs are hard to kill.

I've got an 87 that I bought new, sold, and bought back. It still runs as well as it did when it was new. The body needs replacing and it could stand a restoration, but mechanically it is 100% sound.

Gravel Rat
06-21-2009, 05:18 PM
As said pulling on the box isn't a good idea but it worked. I usually like pulling from the pintle. The old Mack needs better tires isn't stead of the racing slicks it has on it :laugh:

NEUSWEDE
06-22-2009, 05:42 PM
Dirtman wanted to say thanks for the recommendation on the solesbee root grapple. Got it today and it is rugged and works great. Had to modify the lines as the grapple hit it and broke it when curled all the way and the grapples all the way up but a quick run to the store for 90's and have them make me a new hose and I'm in good shape.
Thanks again

Dirtman2007
06-22-2009, 08:17 PM
Dirtman wanted to say thanks for the recommendation on the solesbee root grapple. Got it today and it is rugged and works great. Had to modify the lines as the grapple hit it and broke it when curled all the way and the grapples all the way up but a quick run to the store for 90's and have them make me a new hose and I'm in good shape.
Thanks again

your welcome. Just FYI, there are two types of those grapples, one is for a wheeled machine and one is for a tracked machine. The one for a wheeled machine will not work on a tracked skid as the hose come out on the left side and hit the boom. the one for a tracked machine comes out the center. Just make sure you have the right one as they sold us one for a wheeled machine and we had the same problem as you do.

NEUSWEDE
06-22-2009, 09:42 PM
your welcome. Just FYI, there are two types of those grapples, one is for a wheeled machine and one is for a tracked machine. The one for a wheeled machine will not work on a tracked skid as the hose come out on the left side and hit the boom. the one for a tracked machine comes out the center. Just make sure you have the right one as they sold us one for a wheeled machine and we had the same problem as you do.

Yup they sold me the wheeled one. what did you mod it or switch for the right one? I thought it looked close on the left side where it comes out.

talus
06-22-2009, 09:58 PM
Ok. Time out. Hold the phone. On my Solesebee grapple the hoses come out on the left. They don't hit the boom but The track did wear through the hoses. I've been giving these grapples great feedback. I still stick by my original statement that they are well made. However if they sent the wrong one I will be pissed.

Dirtman2007
06-22-2009, 10:46 PM
Yup they sold me the wheeled one. what did you mod it or switch for the right one? I thought it looked close on the left side where it comes out.

we took it back and told them to get one that would fit the dang machine It was bought it for... they did to, and gave a loaner grapple to use for the down time

Dirtman2007
06-22-2009, 10:48 PM
Ok. Time out. Hold the phone. On my Solesebee grapple the hoses come out on the left. They don't hit the boom but The track did wear through the hoses. I've been giving these grapples great feedback. I still stick by my original statement that they are well made. However if they sent the wrong one I will be pissed.

yep you got the wrong one lol. The one for the tracked skids has the hoses that come out the center of the grapple... we seem to have a pattern here.

talus
06-22-2009, 11:22 PM
WTF K!:angry::realmad:

NEUSWEDE
06-23-2009, 05:59 AM
crazy question but why wouldn't they make all of them come out the center and they never even gave me a choice.

Dirtman2007
06-23-2009, 08:48 PM
crazy question but why wouldn't they make all of them come out the center and they never even gave me a choice.

because that would just make way too much sense now wouldn't it...


sorry to piss on your parade Talus

NEUSWEDE
06-23-2009, 08:54 PM
because that would just make way too much sense now wouldn't it...


sorry to piss on your parade Talus

It would make more sense to ask me when I placed my order didn't even ask what machine it was going on.

Would it be too much hassle for you to snap a pic of the back of yours where the lines are in the center. I imagine there is a hole in that top tube where it ties in from the machine to both grapple arms.

I have a great hydraulic assembly place right near me figure Ill just mod it myself if possible.

talus
06-23-2009, 08:57 PM
Well I called Solesbees today. The salesman said they would try to make it right. I emailed pics to the owner like he requested so we will see. I agree with what nuswede says also. The thing I find funny is Kreft has a wheeled machine and it appears his hoses come out the middle. Not 100% sure as I'm still a little blind with anger.:laugh:

Dirtman2007
06-23-2009, 09:00 PM
so today I had to fix someone else's jerry rigged mess with my own custom or whatever you call it patch job.

Pond was leaking down so we starting digging to find the cause.


http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/001-133.jpg


oh no this don't look good..

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/002-134.jpg

so lets take this bandaid off and see what is behind it... oh my oh my... looks like someone had a accident with the trackhoe when they installed this thing, look at the hole from a bucket tooth:dizzy:


http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/003-124.jpg
some head scratching.

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/005-106.jpg


so the solution, laugh all you wont too but it will work. wraped the mess back up with aluminum flashing, and the straps of course. this will act as a form and hold the pipes shape.


http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/006-105.jpg


then dump 5 yards of concrete around and on top/ bottom of it and you'll never have to worry about that spot again.

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/009-59.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/010-57.jpg

Dirtman2007
06-23-2009, 09:15 PM
It would make more sense to ask me when I placed my order didn't even ask what machine it was going on.

Would it be too much hassle for you to snap a pic of the back of yours where the lines are in the center. I imagine there is a hole in that top tube where it ties in from the machine to both grapple arms.

I have a great hydraulic assembly place right near me figure Ill just mod it myself if possible.

dang I had a chance to take a pic today but I will not be around the grapple for a while now... lets see what I can do...

Btw, they tried to re-route the lines, it was impossible so thats why they called Solesbees and figured out it was the wrong grapple.

Dirtman2007
06-23-2009, 09:28 PM
best pic I can find... no thats not me btw lol

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/015-7.jpg

Junior M
06-23-2009, 09:30 PM
We all know your big goofy ass smile by now Chris.. :laugh:

Heavyduty1
06-23-2009, 09:52 PM
Looks like you all earned your keep in the hot sun. Southern humidity is the worst this time of the year. :dizzy:

Dirtman2007
06-23-2009, 09:58 PM
We all know your big goofy ass smile by now Chris.. :laugh:

in all reality that is not me, its my buddy avery when he used to help me run the takkie

Junior M
06-23-2009, 10:32 PM
Looks like you all earned your keep in the hot sun. Southern humidity is the worst this time of the year. :dizzy:
where you at in the southeast?

Junior M
06-23-2009, 10:33 PM
in all reality that is not me, its my buddy avery when he used to help me run the takkie
I know, I was saying we know what you look like from all the pics you've posted.. :hammerhead: the heat getting to you? :laugh:

Heavyduty1
06-23-2009, 10:37 PM
where you at in the southeast?

Between Raleigh and the coast of NC. I work from VA to SC. :usflag:

Dirtman2007
06-23-2009, 10:38 PM
I know, I was saying we know what you look like from all the pics you've posted.. :hammerhead: the heat getting to you? :laugh:

yes, and I will enjoy spending all day tomorrow in my volvo with the climate control system on to keep me nice a comfy while I knock down some trees.

Junior M
06-23-2009, 10:38 PM
Between Raleigh and the coast of NC. I work from VA to SC. :usflag:
Nice, what do you do?

Junior M
06-23-2009, 10:39 PM
yes, and I will enjoy spending all day tomorrow in my volvo with the climate control system on to keep me nice a comfy while I knock down some trees.
Nice, nice. Remember we all love incab video.. :laugh:

bobcat_ron
06-23-2009, 10:41 PM
Excellent idea with the pipe repair, we have also used extra lengths of pipe, and cut them across and used them as band-aids with that steel strapping that pipe is strapped with.
Someone better learn not to use teeth, that must be a really big turn on for everyone here, teeth on their buckets.

Dirtman2007
06-23-2009, 10:53 PM
As hard as the ground is here (except for my mudholes) you need some bucket teeth, flat buckets to not exist here. Even the sand pits run buckets with teeth.

Heavyduty1
06-23-2009, 10:55 PM
Nice, what do you do?

I pick up contract mowing when I can. With this economy bid work has become real hit and miss. Out of 10 bids I might get 1.:hammerhead:

Junior M
06-23-2009, 10:58 PM
I pick up contract mowing when I can. With this economy bid work has become real hit and miss. Out of 10 bids I might get 1.:hammerhead:
Like Right of ways?

Heavyduty1
06-23-2009, 11:11 PM
Like Right of ways?

Yeah ROW, also main. of big acreage for GOV and big corps. Between tax money and revenue money drying out things have slowed down alot. You just need to find a niche(sp) market like Dirtman has to stay busy.

Junior M
06-23-2009, 11:17 PM
Yeah ROW, also main. of big acreage for GOV and big corps. Between tax money and revenue money drying out things have slowed down alot. You just need to find a niche(sp) market like Dirtman has to stay busy.
I'd like to do the type of work you are doing, except start out doing residential brush mowing move up from there..

Heavyduty1
06-23-2009, 11:47 PM
I'd like to do the type of work you are doing, except start out doing residential brush mowing move up from there..

Nothing wrong with residental. Build up your client list , do a quality job and you should do well. I didn't move up the chain far, I'm still at the bottom. You know the gov still describes a small business as one that makes less than $1.5 million a year. I'm far, far from that.:laugh:

Junior M
06-23-2009, 11:47 PM
Nothing wrong with residental. Build up your client list , do a quality job and you should do well. I didn't move up the chain far, I'm still at the bottom. You know the gov still describes a small business as one that makes less than $1.5 million a year. I'm far, far from that.:laugh:
wow, I am down at the very very very bottom of that list, literally.. :laugh:

Dirtman2007
06-24-2009, 06:05 PM
So today I was finally able to run a machine all day.

Clearing some trees for a pond I'm making bigger.

http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr98/Letsdig/004-9.jpg

http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr98/Letsdig/008-5.jpg


Well it does no good if you can't see the pond so here we go


before.

http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr98/Letsdig/005-8.jpg


After.

http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr98/Letsdig/009-4.jpg

Dirtman2007
06-25-2009, 08:36 PM
just happen to have the grapple on the trailer at the house so I grabbed a couple hose pics for ya'll

http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr98/Letsdig/001-5.jpg

http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr98/Letsdig/002-6.jpg

talus
06-25-2009, 10:34 PM
Thanks for posting those pics. That set up would work better. Still waiting for the owner of Solesbees to come up with an ansewer.:confused:

Junior M
06-25-2009, 11:35 PM
what kind of presidential solution of a knot is that? :laugh: :laugh:

This whole grapple thing has got me thinking, the hoses on the grapple we got from Bobcat last came out on the side and rubbed on the tracks. I wonder if they make 2 different kinds?

Dirtman2007
06-26-2009, 12:12 AM
what kind of presidential solution of a knot is that? :laugh: :laugh:

This whole grapple thing has got me thinking, the hoses on the grapple we got from Bobcat last came out on the side and rubbed on the tracks. I wonder if they make 2 different kinds?

lol, I just threw it up there so it was out of the way of the picture of the hoses.

don't you read junior... there are two kinds lol, one for a wheel machine and one for a tracked. in the first pic, that little plate with thw two bolts is where the lines come out on the other setup. but there's no way to put them to the center from that way... or so I was told???

Junior M
06-26-2009, 12:13 AM
lol, I just threw it up there so it was out of the way of the picture of the hoses.

don't you read junior... there are two kinds lol, one for a wheel machine and one for a tracked. in the first pic, that little plate with thw two bolts is where the lines come out on the other setup. but there's no way to put them to the center from that way... or so I was told???
I guess I worded it wrong, I was referring to Bobcat, if they sold 2 different kinds of grapples, like Solesbees?

NEUSWEDE
06-26-2009, 05:58 AM
I can easily change mine over to be set-up like that just will need some new hoeses made up for the grapple arms to reach that far. Super simple

Thanks for the pics

Heavyduty1
06-26-2009, 04:07 PM
I hoped everone stayed cool today, dang it was HOT. :cry:

Junior M
06-26-2009, 04:09 PM
I hoped everone stayed cool today, dang it was HOT. :cry:
The little while I was out it was.. glad I didnt have to work today.. :) Sadly, its suppose to be hotter tomorrow and we are working tomorrow. :cry: Oh well I am suppose to be getting 4 amigos.. so less ditch bitc# time equals more seat time.. :cool2:

Heavyduty1
06-26-2009, 06:15 PM
The little while I was out it was.. glad I didnt have to work today.. :) Sadly, its suppose to be hotter tomorrow and we are working tomorrow. :cry: Oh well I am suppose to be getting 4 amigos.. so less ditch bitc# time equals more seat time.. :cool2:

If I had to dig a ditch in 110 degree heat, I would be digging my own grave. :laugh:

Bleed Green
06-26-2009, 07:33 PM
it was close to 110 here today heat index anyway. I had to wring my shirt out 3 times cause it was so soaked. It was a long day.

CAT powered
06-26-2009, 11:23 PM
Quit whinin. I haven't had 4 f**king days so far this month where it hasn't rained.

Not even exaggerating.

Kinda sucks when you need to get topsoil screened. Might as well just smash your head against a wall. You'll accomplish more.

Dirtman2007
06-27-2009, 12:06 AM
Quit whinin. I haven't had 4 f**king days so far this month where it hasn't rained.

Not even exaggerating.

Kinda sucks when you need to get topsoil screened. Might as well just smash your head against a wall. You'll accomplish more.

I we have dust clouds just from walking over the dry powder on foot. I need a good rain so I can do some burning!

Junior M
06-27-2009, 07:14 AM
I we have dust clouds just from walking over the dry powder on foot. I need a good rain so I can do some burning!
Same here, except I need it cause seems like the only hours I get at work is cutting grass.. :wall

Dountman
06-27-2009, 05:42 PM
You guys can have our rain...