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Dirtman2007
09-01-2009, 08:49 PM
Looks like fun lol..

Now do you have another hole to hold more mud or are you just going to spread the rest out?

I'm going to spread the remaining 1000 or so yards of mud on the side of the road tomorrow.

Craaaig
09-01-2009, 08:50 PM
Looks like fun! keep em comin

KrayzKajun
09-01-2009, 09:21 PM
great pics!!!!!!!!!

wanabe
09-01-2009, 09:25 PM
Im just curoious, but wondering why you don't use a smooth edge mop out bucket working on all the ponds you do?

Dirtman2007
09-01-2009, 09:35 PM
Im just curoious, but wondering why you don't use a smooth edge mop out bucket working on all the ponds you do?

Well I don't see the need for having bunch of buckets. I don't have a quick coupler and I'm not hammering out those pins to change a bucket. I just rather have the one bucket fits all. Most of the time I need teeth for ripping out trees and roots, also it help to pull the machine out of the pond as its grabing into the dirt.

Also those smooth buckets that our northern friends use are not common around here at all.

Bleed Green
09-01-2009, 10:19 PM
what are you doing with the mud now, just leaving it in that hole? Will it settle or something?

Danny Boy
09-01-2009, 11:10 PM
Great pics...
So how many points outta 10 would you give your skidsteer?
What are its weak points and strong points? Asking cause I am in the market for one soon, thanks and keep the project pics coming :canadaflag:

minimax
09-01-2009, 11:12 PM
Don't drive to far at the mud pit or the takie and Dirtman won't be seen again.:nono::nono:

minimax

Dirtman2007
09-02-2009, 06:49 AM
Don't drive to far at the mud pit or the takie and Dirtman won't be seen again.:nono::nono:

minimax

I was thinking about that all day long... the only conclusion I came up with is I'd be Screwed with a Capital S:laugh:


Danny boy, I'd have to rate the takeuchi as a good 8 or 9 for doing this work. Thats a one yard bucket on the machine, heaped up full with a bucket of liquid gold it gets really heavy. Machine did not have one problem moving it all.

Dirtman2007
09-02-2009, 05:46 PM
Moved a ton of mud today to be working alone... as usual

So I'd throw the mud up on the bank with the volvo and take the skid steer and shove it to the hole I made.


Before and built a berm to hold the mud out of the ditch

http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr98/Letsdig/001-13.jpg

http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr98/Letsdig/002-10.jpg


back in the pond

http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr98/Letsdig/004-12.jpg

http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr98/Letsdig/005-11.jpg

Some muddy equipment!

http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr98/Letsdig/009-9.jpg


A pile of liquid gold

http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr98/Letsdig/010-6.jpg


Pond is pretty much dug out now

http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr98/Letsdig/011-6.jpg

Dirtman2007
09-04-2009, 09:15 PM
what are you doing with the mud now, just leaving it in that hole? Will it settle or something?

Yeah the mud will stay in the hole in the woods. the mud by the road will stay there until it drys and the farmer hauls it off.

Dirtman2007
09-04-2009, 09:23 PM
So today I finished up the pond with the volvo. I ripped a couple luggs out of the skid steers tracks as they were getting to the breaking point anyways. so after call up and getting a total of 6K for repairs we are looking at possibly getting a new takeuchi TL250 skid steer. The guy is comming out tuesday of next week to look at the 150 we have now....

some pics

http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr98/Letsdig/006-12.jpg

So like a farmer I dug a big hole to burry all the trees I knocked down

http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr98/Letsdig/009-10.jpg

My happy face...

http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr98/Letsdig/005-13.jpg


All done
Before

http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr98/Letsdig/001-10.jpg
After
http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr98/Letsdig/012-7.jpg

Junior M
09-04-2009, 09:26 PM
Were you running the volvo at the sametime as the pic?

And looks good, as always Chris!

Also, why 6k in repairs? I thought it just ripped a couple lugs off the tracks? What else happened? And I thought yall were keeping it till it fell apart?

Dirtman2007
09-04-2009, 09:33 PM
Were you running the volvo at the sametime as the pic?

And looks good, as always Chris!

Also, why 6k in repairs? I thought it just ripped a couple lugs off the tracks? What else happened? And I thought yall were keeping it till it fell apart?

yes I was running the machine.

lugs I mean as the metal plates that are embedded into the track that the sprocket grabs... meaning you can't drive the machine anymore as it has nothing to grab ahold of now... I'll take pics tomorrow. well tracks are 1400 each, needs new sprockets, idlers, maybe a roller or two... it adds up...

Junior M
09-04-2009, 09:41 PM
yes I was running the machine.

lugs I mean as the metal plates that are embedded into the track that the sprocket grabs... meaning you can't drive the machine anymore as it has nothing to grab ahold of now... I'll take pics tomorrow. well tracks are 1400 each, needs new sprockets, idlers, maybe a roller or two... it adds up...
I know what lugs are..

Yeah it does add up quick, it ripped that many lugs though? Didnt you just have the undercarriage apart not to long ago?

Dirtman2007
09-04-2009, 09:51 PM
I know what lugs are..

Yeah it does add up quick, it ripped that many lugs though? Didnt you just have the undercarriage apart not to long ago?

we replaced the sprockets 150 hrs ago... YES they wear with the tracks because it wore down more in the 150hrs than the ond before it did in 500 hrs... machine has close to 1400hrs on it so it was getting close to teh time anyways... maybe they can just by it as is, where is for a new TL250:weightlifter:

ClearViewGroup
09-04-2009, 09:53 PM
junior it sounds as if it is falling apart the TL250s are nice chris

Junior M
09-04-2009, 09:56 PM
we replaced the sprockets 150 hrs ago... YES they wear with the tracks because it wore down more in the 150hrs than the ond before it did in 500 hrs... machine has close to 1400hrs on it so it was getting close to teh time anyways... maybe they can just by it as is, where is for a new TL250:weightlifter:


Ok.. And all the work that machine has done for yall, its more than made its money, especially after 1400 hours..

And isnt it true, if you replace one piece of the undercarriage, it'll actually wear faster, I cant remember why?

Dieselnut
09-04-2009, 10:24 PM
A TL250 possibly.......sounds nice Chris.

hvy 1ton
09-05-2009, 04:31 PM
Is it just me or is there a water pump being run off the front of an old tractor? That sucks that the drive lugs are tearing out of the tracks. I assume it won't move b/c there are a group of them missing in one part of the track now?

Dirtman2007
09-05-2009, 08:17 PM
Todays little half day project

Grade out a medow strip through this field that can be mowed and install a 24' driveway crossing.

Before

http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr98/Letsdig/010-7.jpg

http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr98/Letsdig/012-8.jpg

http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr98/Letsdig/013-4.jpg

Done

http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr98/Letsdig/014-3.jpg

1993lx172
09-05-2009, 08:23 PM
Is it just me or is there a water pump being run off the front of an old tractor? That sucks that the drive lugs are tearing out of the tracks. I assume it won't move b/c there are a group of them missing in one part of the track now?

No, it's like an irrigation pump. Just an engine and a pump mounted on a trailer. What you're seeing is just the top of the motor and exhaust pipe.

SpecOne
09-05-2009, 10:02 PM
Chris, any idea what those large corrugated pipes (at least that's what I think they are) are for that are half buried at an angle? :confused:

Dirtman2007
09-06-2009, 10:24 AM
Chris, any idea what those large corrugated pipes (at least that's what I think they are) are for that are half buried at an angle? :confused:

Those are redneck goat shelters.... its cut that way not buried in the ground.

Krafty
09-07-2009, 01:00 PM
Those are redneck goat shelters.... its cut that way not buried in the ground.

Haha a redneck goat shelter?? Looks like your in the middle of a park. That is a nice lookin meadow area, for havin goats in it.

Dirtman2007
09-09-2009, 07:39 PM
So today was Green day in our county so I reved up the volvo, crossed over the road and started killing the hell out of some trees for he farmer.

Filling her up before going to work.


http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr98/Letsdig/003-17.jpg

Clearing

http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr98/Letsdig/005-14.jpg

http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr98/Letsdig/006-13.jpg

This is gonna be a good fire!

http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr98/Letsdig/007-10.jpg

then on the way home I saw this beast sitting on the shoulder up from my house

http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr98/Letsdig/009-11.jpg

http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr98/Letsdig/010-8.jpg

fastcat
09-09-2009, 09:47 PM
thats a big ass lawn mower

KrayzKajun
09-09-2009, 09:52 PM
:laugh::laugh::laugh:thats a big ass lawn mower

:laugh::laugh::laugh:
360deg mower radius

Bleed Green
09-09-2009, 10:28 PM
This is gonna be a good fire!
Please tell me you are gonna make some smores and roast some hot dogs or brats on that fire. LOL. Its going to be big enough.

Dirtman2007
09-10-2009, 06:34 PM
This is gonna be a good fire!
Please tell me you are gonna make some smores and roast some hot dogs or brats on that fire. LOL. Its going to be big enough.

Yeah it will be a good fire, but no I won't make smores as it will be do dang hot you won't be able to get within 30- 40' of the pile!


So today after class I went back out there and cleared some more. I talked to farmer into letting me bring the dozer out there tomorrow to help clear and grade out the rest.

some pics

piles getting larger.

http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr98/Letsdig/002-12.jpg


http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr98/Letsdig/001-15.jpg



Started another pile

http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr98/Letsdig/004-13.jpg

Craaaig
09-10-2009, 06:38 PM
do you have to notify the fire department or anything?

talus
09-10-2009, 06:42 PM
Are you gonna lite em up at the same time?

Dirtman2007
09-10-2009, 06:49 PM
do you have to notify the fire department or anything?

No, they can see whats going on lol.

Yes I will set them both on fire at one, the farmer has a huge fan that goes behind a tractor so that should really get the fire going.

just need some rain and I'm striking a match!

SpecOne
09-10-2009, 09:23 PM
I'm glad we're gonna get to see the Komatsu. :) I was beginning to wonder if y'all had buried it in that last mud pit you had dug since we haven't seen it in awhile. :laugh:

93turbo
09-10-2009, 10:45 PM
OH come on Chris you mean you can't hold a hotdog stick with the volvo and cook a marshmellow with out burning it? what the heck has all this practice been for LOL

Dirtman2007
09-11-2009, 07:49 PM
OH come on Chris you mean you can't hold a hotdog stick with the volvo and cook a marshmellow with out burning it? what the heck has all this practice been for LOL

lol, ok I'll try.


So today I bounced around in the dozer for several hours pushing up trees and grading the area out, little more to do in the morning then all I need is some rain and I'm gonna have myself a little camp fire:laugh:

man this thing will push some trees!
http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr98/Letsdig/001-16.jpg

http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr98/Letsdig/003-18.jpg

http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr98/Letsdig/002-13.jpg

http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr98/Letsdig/004-14.jpg


Digging a trench to bury all the roots and junk I scraped up

http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr98/Letsdig/006-14.jpg


Pond is almost full.

http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr98/Letsdig/008-10.jpg

NEUSWEDE
09-11-2009, 07:59 PM
what is filling the pond? is it on a spring?

Dirtman2007
09-11-2009, 08:20 PM
what is filling the pond? is it on a spring?

There is a creek that runs into the pond.

Junior M
09-12-2009, 12:07 AM
still aint got that windshield replaced?

Gravel Rat
09-12-2009, 12:36 AM
Those are not big fire piles you should see how high a 350 Hitachi Road builder can stack a pile.

The best fan to get a fire going is a gas powered leaf blower. Some diesel fuel and cedar kindling with some paper to get a small fire going take the leaf blower to it and your going.

If you let those piles sit for 3-4 months to dry they will burn quick it will be too hot to even get near and no smoke. Try burn the piles now it will take longer to burn and smoke like h*ll. Might be different where Chris is because its already dry.

bobcatexc
09-12-2009, 06:54 AM
Those are not big fire piles you should see how high a 350 Hitachi Road builder can stack a pile.

The best fan to get a fire going is a gas powered leaf blower. Some diesel fuel and cedar kindling with some paper to get a small fire going take the leaf blower to it and your going.

If you let those piles sit for 3-4 months to dry they will burn quick it will be too hot to even get near and no smoke. Try burn the piles now it will take longer to burn and smoke like h*ll. Might be different where Chris is because its already dry.


WOW! So what your saying is that fresh green stuff won't burn as good as stuff thats been dried out!! Thanks Mr. Obvious!! Your 1 smart SOB, theres nothing you haven't done or seen Gravel Rat!

Dirtman2007
09-12-2009, 05:02 PM
WOW! So what your saying is that fresh green stuff won't burn as good as stuff thats been dried out!! Thanks Mr. Obvious!! Your 1 smart SOB, theres nothing you haven't done or seen Gravel Rat!

LMAO!

That green stuff will burn like hell if you get the fire hot enough. I figure that entire pile will burn in a day.

farmerknowsbest
09-12-2009, 05:41 PM
Best way to do it is pile, wait 2 days for the leaves to wilt then light it up. Won't be much more than a yard to haul away when all is said and done!

Nice pics Chris

Dirtman2007
09-14-2009, 07:59 PM
Best way to do it is pile, wait 2 days for the leaves to wilt then light it up. Won't be much more than a yard to haul away when all is said and done!

Nice pics Chris

yeah its dry here, real dry... well a dust storm now. So I need rain to burn!


farmer liked my fast and good work so he sent me over the hill to start clearing more cow pasture, leaving a few nicer oaks for shade.

went in a cleared out all the bad trees, and put them in small piles

http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr98/Letsdig/001-17.jpg

lunch time!

http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr98/Letsdig/006-16.jpg

got on the dozer and pushed all the piles to the big main pile to stack up with the volvo
http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr98/Letsdig/003-19.jpg

the first area graded out to the piles

http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr98/Letsdig/008-11.jpg


that Nice NC blue sky!

http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr98/Letsdig/006-15.jpg

http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr98/Letsdig/009-12.jpg
rough graded

http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr98/Letsdig/007-11.jpg

Dirtman2007
09-16-2009, 06:12 PM
So the Takeuchi Dealer could never get the price where it was worth getting a new skid steer so we opt to putting new sprockets and tracks on ours, maybe wait till the srping and trade it for a 250.

http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr98/Letsdig/001-18.jpg

the ripped/ broken lugs

http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr98/Letsdig/002-14.jpg

some new rubber

http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr98/Letsdig/003-20.jpg


So today it came a quick shower so I set the piles on fire... then it stopped raining... oh joy:hammerhead:

http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr98/Letsdig/007-12.jpg

http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr98/Letsdig/008-12.jpg

http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr98/Letsdig/013-5.jpg


Tractor fanning the flames

http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr98/Letsdig/015-5.jpg


http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr98/Letsdig/016-7.jpg


Spread the ashes out with the dozer.... MY BABY IS DIRTY:cry:

( but I washed it asap:cool2:)

http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr98/Letsdig/019-4.jpg

http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr98/Letsdig/020-3.jpg

Dirtman2007
09-16-2009, 07:17 PM
here is the video of me pushing he ashes... how do you make a 20K lbs dozer disappear.... watch:laugh:

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

Junior M
09-16-2009, 07:55 PM
thank the good lord for a cab or some poor b@stard like me would end up doing that.. :laugh:

bobcat_ron
09-16-2009, 08:32 PM
Oh man, wicked cool stealth Komatsu dozer!

Bleed Green
09-16-2009, 09:00 PM
it was all smoke and no mirrors to disappear the dozer that time.

minimax
09-16-2009, 09:04 PM
How many sets of tracks have you had on the takie now,Like 4?

minimax

P.Services
09-16-2009, 09:11 PM
no shat, didnt youjust put a set on out in the woods? maybe you need to take it easy on the old girl.

Dirtman2007
09-16-2009, 09:21 PM
How many sets of tracks have you had on the takie now,Like 4?

minimax

This is the second set of tracks for the machine, it now has almost 1400 hrs. I put on two sets of sprockets for every set of tracks due to the wear. This gets more life out of the tracks from what I've seen.

Mud wears the hell out of the U/C on these things, but hey if it's wearing out it means its getting used! Thats a good thing these days.

Dirtman2007
09-16-2009, 09:23 PM
Oh man, wicked cool stealth Komatsu dozer!

I tell you its weird feeling when all you can see is the inside of the cab, and everything else is a gaint cloud of dust. Just put her in 3rd gear reverse and hope for the best :laugh:

tbi
09-17-2009, 04:55 PM
This is the second set of tracks for the machine, it now has almost 1400 hrs. I put on two sets of sprockets for every set of tracks due to the wear. This gets more life out of the tracks from what I've seen.

Mud wears the hell out of the U/C on these things, but hey if it's wearing out it means its getting used! Thats a good thing these days.

That's worse wear than a Bobcat but don't tell roni.
My 300 got 900 hrs out of the tracks and my 190 has 1000 hrs and they still look good. No sprockets or rollers either.

Dirtman2007
09-17-2009, 08:06 PM
Todays little burning and clearing adventure.

Who said green stuff don't burn:hammerhead:

Well if all goes to plan I should finish tomorrow, then off to the endless list of jobs to do next...

http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr98/Letsdig/001-19.jpg

http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr98/Letsdig/002-15.jpg

http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr98/Letsdig/003-21.jpg
http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr98/Letsdig/004-15.jpg

bobcat_ron
09-17-2009, 08:14 PM
Those blowers are so much fun to use, I love giving myself BJ's when it's wet and raining.

Dirtman2007
09-17-2009, 08:34 PM
Those blowers are so much fun to use, I love giving myself BJ's when it's wet and raining.

lol, I stepped in front of the thing when it was wide open... my little ass almost blew away:laugh:

WillieWonka1850
09-17-2009, 08:35 PM
Those blowers are so much fun to use, I love giving myself BJ's when it's wet and raining.
Didn't know you had they capability Ron... :laugh: :laugh:

bobcat_ron
09-17-2009, 09:00 PM
Didn't know you had they capability Ron... :laugh: :laugh:

I'm flexible.

WillieWonka1850
09-17-2009, 09:09 PM
I'm flexible.
Ooh oooooooooohhh!
Not with your banana!

(inside joke)

Dirtman2007
09-19-2009, 05:34 PM
Todays stumping and grading project, home owener had 20+ acres of timber cut and wants all the stumps infront and beside his house removed and graded off.

this morning
before

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/001-156.jpg

After


http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/004-139.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/009-67.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/002-158.jpg
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/003-147.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/005-124.jpg


some long horns across the street
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/006-117.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/007-96.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/008-78.jpg






finished my clearing and grading for the farmer yesterday.

Both spots all dressed up

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/003-148.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/004-140.jpg

SpecOne
09-20-2009, 11:05 PM
Lookin' good as always, Chris. Can tell from the pics that y'all still need some rain. Ground looks pretty powdery.

BTW, happy belated birthday! :clapping: Hope you had a good one! :drinkup:

Dirtman2007
09-21-2009, 08:49 PM
Lookin' good as always, Chris. Can tell from the pics that y'all still need some rain. Ground looks pretty powdery.

BTW, happy belated birthday! :clapping: Hope you had a good one! :drinkup:

Thanks, yeah its dry here. Good for clearing and grading though.

Finished up the stump clearing and grading today. Being so dry you sure can grade the ground out nice.

Buring the ashes

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/001-157.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/003-149.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/005-125.jpg

All done

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/006-118.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/007-97.jpg

Hanau
09-22-2009, 10:01 PM
I read the whole thing in two days. Time well spent.

Gravel Rat
09-23-2009, 02:10 AM
I'am surprised you can bury the still hot and glowing ashes if we did that here there is a good risk of starting a underground fire. Once it starts its hard to get put out.

Gravel Rat
09-23-2009, 02:12 AM
I read the whole thing in two days. Time well spent.

Mr Flip Flops does nice work :drinkup:

Hanau
09-23-2009, 02:13 AM
I could probably park my mini ex in the bucket of his Volvo.

I have excavator envy.

Dirtman2007
09-23-2009, 06:39 AM
I'am surprised you can bury the still hot and glowing ashes if we did that here there is a good risk of starting a underground fire. Once it starts its hard to get put out.

Its all dirt.... dirt don't burn too good down here in the south.

Do you have burnable dirt up there in Canada:confused:

Junior M
09-23-2009, 07:10 AM
Its all dirt.... dirt don't burn too good down here in the south.

Do you have burnable dirt up there in Canada:confused:
I didnt think they had dirt up there? He says the place is solid rock, yet they have burnable dirt? ;) :laugh:

Gravel Rat
09-23-2009, 03:39 PM
The dirt here has organics in it so it burns its not clean dirt. You have tree roots etc. The tree roots is what the fire burns on and keeps spreading.

There is a fire underground at one of the mines that keeps burning its been that way for the last 20 years every so often you see smoke come out of the ground the fire just slowly smoulders.

Around here your not allowed to bury hot ashes. When you burn it is during the rainy season so after the fire is burned to ashes the rain usually puts it out.

Mostly now the contractors haul the brush out its not burned on site anymore too many regulations on when you can burn. They take it to a place they have where they stock pile landclearing debris and burn it there.

Dieselnut
09-23-2009, 07:57 PM
Chris can you tell me about that culvert pipe you put in. Saw the vid on youtube.

I am in need of one of them on my hunt club property

Junior M
09-23-2009, 09:56 PM
Chris can you tell me about that culvert pipe you put in. Saw the vid on youtube.

I am in need of one of them on my hunt club property
See John, its a piece of pipe, you put it in the ground(preferably in a creek bed) so the water can pass through and then you put the right amount of dirt over it and bam! You've got a creek crossing.. :laugh:

Dieselnut
09-23-2009, 10:05 PM
See John, its a piece of pipe, you put it in the ground(preferably in a creek bed) so the water can pass through and then you put the right amount of dirt over it and bam! You've got a creek crossing.. :laugh:

Thanks Mr. Smart azz :laugh::laugh::laugh:

I know that. I wanted to know how to determine size of pipe, load ratings, and the engineering aspect of it. Thats what do.

I dont want to put a culvert in and have a flood or the thing collapse.

Dirtman2007
09-23-2009, 10:05 PM
Chris can you tell me about that culvert pipe you put in. Saw the vid on youtube.

I am in need of one of them on my hunt club property

It was just simple creek crossing for a farmer. It was a 20' stick of 48 pipe thrown into a creek and covered with dirt.

Before
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/003-150.jpg

After
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/004-141.jpg

My new clearing job is at another horse farm, clearing and grading about 3 acres of trees to make more pastures


http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/005-126.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/006-119.jpg

Some clearing pics

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/006-120.jpg

pushing the brush to the pile with the dozer

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/001-158.jpg

digging a big burn hole

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/005-127.jpg

lots of rock in some spots...

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/002-159.jpg


I like the little mini horses... they are kinda cute looking haha... horse's why the hell do people have them, they are so much work... but its job security :weightlifter:

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/003-151.jpg

Dieselnut
09-23-2009, 10:11 PM
Chris is there any way to determine a load rating for the culvert and the depth of dirt on top?

Dont want to do it and need to pull a dump truck out of a pipe

hvy 1ton
09-23-2009, 10:17 PM
... horse's why the hell do people have them, they are so much work... but its job security

No kidding, i'm not so sure it the actually ownership of horses as the people who most often own them that generates job security.

Dirtman2007
09-23-2009, 10:44 PM
Chris is there any way to determine a load rating for the culvert and the depth of dirt on top?

Dont want to do it and need to pull a dump truck out of a pipe

Yes if you are unsure, drive twice as fast over it:laugh:

I'm sure there is but I just use my own judge me, I say all metal pipe needs a good 2' of compactable dirt over top of it.

All I had was topsoil so I put about 2' over it as all he will drive is a 4 wheeler or small tractor over it. I would not drive the excavator over it or nothing with the dirt being as wet as it was.

KrayzKajun
09-24-2009, 10:45 PM
nice pics!

Dirtman2007
09-25-2009, 09:04 PM
Yesterday I built a construction entrance for the big pond dredging job we have. it requires loading and hauling away about 4000 yards of mud..


http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/001-159.jpg

the pond

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/002-160.jpg

So we started today out with a bad start, the bossman moved the daewoo about 20' when on track just stopped turning, come to find out the bolts sheared off for teh sprocket. How I missed all these breaking still amazes me to tonight. had to just break one at the time since we started this job as they were all in there when it was moved here as i shoveled the machine off.

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/003-152.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/004-143.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/005-128.jpg

of course it had to happen in the very far back of the jobsite, oh the joys of walking it out on one track through all the gates and fences...

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/006-121.jpg

So we called the place that did the U/C rehaul last year and they said bring it to them and they will take care of it, had to be a bad set of bolts.


Volvo to the rescue:weightlifter:

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/007-99.jpg


Started burning today

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/015-19.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/017-9.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/021-4.jpg


horses were getting second hand smoke haha

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/022-4.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/023-3.jpg

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Junior M
09-25-2009, 09:12 PM
The guy moving the Volvo, is that the same guy as usual? Dont recognize the lettering?

Dirtman2007
09-25-2009, 09:14 PM
The guy moving the Volvo, is that the same guy as usual? Dont recognize the lettering?

No its someone else, our regular hauler was busy.

Gravel Rat
09-25-2009, 10:27 PM
Thats strange that you broke the sprocket bolts actually very strange.

I have a feeling when they put the sprockets on they didn't tighten the bolts evenly so one side must have had more stress on them.

Hard to tell in the picture but the one bolt looks like its been broke a while it has some rust on them.

Well break downs happen good thing you were not b*lls deep in a swamp :laugh:

Those wide tracks also put some strain on the sprockets especially when your in the muck.

The poor sucker that had to drill out each bolt then take a easy out and try get the broken bolt out.

farmerknowsbest
09-27-2009, 11:05 AM
Heh, I think my track issue this week is somewhat less serious than yours. I'd have to agree with Gravel Rat. That is a case of putting the studs on with an impact 1 at a time in row. They should have been made snug than torqued in 25ft-lb increments until at the proper torque.

Great photos btw. The dozer seems to handle the brush pretty well. I like the type of bush you are clearing, tall trees and not a lot of under brush. That goes fast!!!

Warren

SiteSolutions
09-28-2009, 11:37 AM
Then we loaded up the volvo to go do a small clearing and stump removal job at a church.


All done

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/014-24.jpg

This post inspired me to do more with an excavator. I used a mini on Friday to dig a huge hole and then fill it back in. Despite it being pretty wet, I left the project smoothed out about as good as I could have with a loader, considering how it was wet.

Thanks for the inspiration!

Dirtman2007
09-29-2009, 05:39 PM
So today I finished up all the clearing and grading out at the horse farm.

King of the brush pile!

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/003-153.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/002-161.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/001-160.jpg

Digging a deep hole to bury all the roots and junk.

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/001-161.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/002-162.jpg

Ready to grade out

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/003-154.jpg


Graded out a nice little barn pad. 30'X50'

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/004-145.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/005-129.jpg


All done!

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/006-123.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/008-81.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/009-69.jpg

Hanau
09-29-2009, 05:47 PM
Chris,

What does that Komatsu weigh? How much did it run? Would you buy it again?

Looking at 10 ton or less machines that I can tow w/ a gooseneck and a 1 ton.

Dirtman2007
09-29-2009, 06:28 PM
Chris,

What does that Komatsu weigh? How much did it run? Would you buy it again?

Looking at 10 ton or less machines that I can tow w/ a gooseneck and a 1 ton.

It weighs around 20,000 lbs. It was around $100,000 new. As of now I would not prefer any other brand of dozer, I love it!

Hanau
09-29-2009, 06:47 PM
$100K with a cab and everything? Not a bad deal. Not bad at all.

Craaaig
09-29-2009, 07:08 PM
Looks Good Chris!

ARP
09-29-2009, 07:10 PM
Looks like you're still having fun down there! That job turned out really nice :drinkup:

Dirtman2007
09-29-2009, 07:42 PM
$100K with a cab and everything? Not a bad deal. Not bad at all.

There is one on machinery trader for like 49,000. it has like 300- 500 hrs on it, identical to mine!

Dirtman2007
09-29-2009, 07:49 PM
Looks like you're still having fun down there! That job turned out really nice :drinkup:

thanks man! yeah still having a blast, start a big mud job soon so everything should get really nasty! 4000 yards of mud to haul out.


I love this dozer more and more, plus I'm getting good at grading with it now!

Dirtman2007
09-30-2009, 09:37 PM
So today I hauled dirt to my jobsite. I was so fascinated in all the equipment at the landfill, I was getting dirt from. I forgot to take pics of my job!

I ended up getting to know the fellow running the operation pretty good as i talked to him every load. at the end of the day he let me make a couple passes on the cat D7h dozer. now that's bigger than my komatsu!

A vid of me on it
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QpGrNRM5eko

a few pics, cat 345 with stump shear

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/001-162.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/017-10.jpg


the screening operation

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/006-124.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/002-163.jpg

waiting to get loaded

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/003-155.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/005-130.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/004-146.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/013-34.jpg

bobcat_ron
09-30-2009, 10:02 PM
Let me get this straight, you were hauling dirt out of the land fill?

Junior M
09-30-2009, 10:07 PM
Somebody got ahold of the wrong keys.. :laugh:

How did you like the new 6.4 power wise? And why werent you using your truck?

Bleed Green
09-30-2009, 10:10 PM
why did you have to get dirt from the landfill, why not have someone truck you some in, and further more why were you hauling it with that little trailer?

Dirtman2007
09-30-2009, 10:24 PM
Let me get this straight, you were hauling dirt out of the land fill?

Yes they screen their own topsoil. Its all that old rotton crap screened down and I swear you have never seen dirt better than this! Plus you can get a 3 yard scoop for 13 bucks too so the price is great!

junior, why drive my truck when I can drive the bosses purdy new truck:weightlifter:

riverwalklandscaping
10-01-2009, 08:20 PM
damn, 3 yard scoop up here is 81 bucks and that's a goodish deal

GWhunter
10-01-2009, 09:35 PM
Hey, Chris question for you. On the small rip rap job the fabric you put down before the rock. Do you know brand? I can only find the homeowner crap here. I need some industrial grade stuff for the rip rap I'm putting down.

Matt

Dirtman2007
10-01-2009, 10:36 PM
Hey, Chris question for you. On the small rip rap job the fabric you put down before the rock. Do you know brand? I can only find the homeowner crap here. I need some industrial grade stuff for the rip rap I'm putting down.

Matt

I don't know the brand but it is the NON woven fabric, the woven kind is like the silt fence material. I prefer the thicker fabric as its stronger and does not tear as bad.

GWhunter
10-02-2009, 08:33 AM
Where do you get it from?

Matt

oakhillslandscaping
10-02-2009, 09:47 AM
Where do you get it from?

Matt

SRW is what i use its contractor grade

Dirtman2007
10-02-2009, 09:10 PM
So today we started the big pond dredging job. Roughly 4000 yards of mud to be hauled off.

pond drained

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/018-9.jpg

Starting to transfer the mud

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/022-6.jpg


So I took the dozer over to the dump site and started grading off areas and building a berm to contain the mud.

Before

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/019-5.jpg

After


http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/020-10.jpg


before

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/001-163.jpg

After

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/009-70.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/008-82.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/012-38.jpg

landscapesc
10-02-2009, 09:17 PM
Have you guys ever thought about buying a long reach excavator? All the pond work you do you could probably keep it pretty busy....love the pics mand and keep them coming. Are you up in Greensboro? We are looking at a big job up there and i have to go there next week....

Dirtman2007
10-02-2009, 09:29 PM
Have you guys ever thought about buying a long reach excavator? All the pond work you do you could probably keep it pretty busy....love the pics mand and keep them coming. Are you up in Greensboro? We are looking at a big job up there and i have to go there next week....

we will never own a long reach, they are useless for our kind of work. I can do more and go into places with my regular machine and a set of mud mats than I can reach with a long boom.


we are in Raleigh

landscapesc
10-03-2009, 08:32 AM
we will never own a long reach, they are useless for our kind of work. I can do more and go into places with my regular machine and a set of mud mats than I can reach with a long boom.


we are in Raleigh


Good deal...down here with all the marsh's there are a ton of long reach excavators and i was just wondering. We just did a pond re-grassing and "dredging" and we had rented one. The ponds are only about 3 yrs old and its a new subdivision and they wanted the sides cleaned up due to some erosion and then re-gressed because the water level dropped about 3 ft. i have respect for you working in that mud everyday, it was a pain....all we did was move mud for 3 months....there were 16 ponds.

GWhunter
10-03-2009, 08:55 AM
SRW is what i use its contractor grade

Where do you get it from.

Matt

Dirtman2007
10-03-2009, 06:03 PM
So today i spent half the day transfering and trying to stack all this mud so it will dry over the weekend. hopefully it will be dry enough to haul on monday...

Now I must pack for the International construction expo in KY next week... I leave in the morning:drinkup:

Fueling up

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/001-164.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/002-165.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/007-101.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/009-71.jpg
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http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/016-10.jpg

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http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/027-1.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/028-3.jpg

Nice and muddy!

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/030.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/031-1.jpg

Dieselnut
10-03-2009, 08:21 PM
Hope you have a good time at the International construction expo. Be sure to take pictures and vids for those of us who cant make it.

ClearViewGroup
10-03-2009, 09:47 PM
chris when you say transferring mud are you just swingin it from one place to another then swingin it again farther to the edge for the tak or the minis to load out? i am fascinated by the pond jobs because it just seems to me like trying to move that slop would be eternally frustrating

talus
10-03-2009, 10:46 PM
How do you think a concrete pumper would work removing all the mud? I'm sure none of the companies in their right mind would let you do it with their machine.

P.Services
10-03-2009, 10:53 PM
What are you gona do? Park the truck in the middle of the pond and then load it a scoop at a time? They pump they don't suck.
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talus
10-03-2009, 11:14 PM
:laugh: I guess I'd need a septic truck there to then :hammerhead: I'll admit I thought they sucked up the concrete. I guess the thing that sucked was that idea.:laugh:

PS Yes. I know. I'm an idiot. :laugh:

Junior M
10-03-2009, 11:15 PM
load it a scoop at a time? Posted via Mobile Device

I thought thats how a truck was loaded? ;) :laugh:

Hanau
10-03-2009, 11:24 PM
$100 says one day Chris will find Jimmy Hoffa.

P.Services
10-03-2009, 11:47 PM
Junior have you ever seen a pump truck? You would have a very hard time loading it with a excavator.


I would seriously consider buying a few portable conveyors from a closing pit. Set up 300' of belt to the center of the pond and bail one time, have the dozer push the sludge to you and then the conveyors load right into the trucks.
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Junior M
10-03-2009, 11:50 PM
Junior have you ever seen a pump truck? You would have a very hard time loading it with a excavator.


I would seriously consider buying a few portable conveyors from a closing pit. Set up 300' of belt to the center of the pond and bail one time, have the dozer push the sludge to you and then the conveyors load right into the trucks.
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No Picasso, I've never seen a pump truck, see, we here in the south like to move our concrete by horse and buggy to the jobsite and if we get there in time, IF we do, we then set about moving it by wooden buckets and shovels..

:hammerhead: :hammerhead:

P.Services
10-04-2009, 12:00 AM
Well then you should have understood what I meant when I said "are you gona load it one scoop at a time" you understand they have a tiny little hopper on them because the crete is meant to be metered in at a steady rate.

Have you ever seen a truck that does the same thing as a pumper but uses a telescoping conveyor? I have seen one in action, bad a$$!! Didn't even know suck a thing existed. But hey if wooden buckets does the job for you boys have at it.
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Junior M
10-04-2009, 12:10 AM
Well then you should have understood what I meant when I said "are you gona load it one scoop at a time" you understand they have a tiny little hopper on them because the crete is meant to be metered in at a steady rate.

Have you ever seen a truck that does the same thing as a pumper but uses a telescoping conveyor? I have seen one in action, bad a$$!! Didn't even know suck a thing existed. But hey if wooden buckets does the job for you boys have at it.
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in all seriousness, never seen one with a conveyor, similar to them sharpshooter trucks or whatever you call them that conveyor the load out to exactly where you want it?

P.Services
10-04-2009, 12:14 AM
Kinda, but the conveyor is loooooooong. Look on you tube bet u can find one. They are insane to watch! I would go find u a video but the computer is broke so I'm confined to this stupid ass phone.
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AWJ Services
10-04-2009, 09:33 AM
My Neighbor has pump trucks to pump the sludge out of water treatment plants and drainage ponds.
They just stick the hose in and it starts pulling it out.
In Atlanta they have huge concrete retention ponds for the flood waters to go in and when they recede they leave plenty of solids.he has a big squgee mounted on the front of a skid steer and pushes it to his Vac trucks.
The equipment is expensive and costly to maintain.
He gets 200 - 300 an hour for his trucks + disposal fees.

wanabe
10-04-2009, 10:09 AM
Concrete pump trucks have a hopper on the back that is about a 3ft x 3ft square that the mixer trucks discharge into. The pump only, and will not suck. The mixer trucks that have a 40 foot conveyor on the side and no chutes is what we call a conveyer mixer. And then there is the most ad @ss machine, the Putzmister Telebelt. 105Ft of conveyer to move rock, concrete, ect. But none of this would help dredge this mud out. Its either the hoe and tandem trick or a dredge unit.

Dirtman2007
10-04-2009, 05:53 PM
Concrete pump trucks have a hopper on the back that is about a 3ft x 3ft square that the mixer trucks discharge into. The pump only, and will not suck. The mixer trucks that have a 40 foot conveyor on the side and no chutes is what we call a conveyer mixer. And then there is the most ad @ss machine, the Putzmister Telebelt. 105Ft of conveyer to move rock, concrete, ect. But none of this would help dredge this mud out. Its either the hoe and tandem trick or a dredge unit.

yeah we are doing the hoe and the truck method, well 4 or 5 trucks about 300 trips later and it should all be gone... well thats the plan atleast

AEL
10-04-2009, 06:45 PM
Junior have you ever seen a pump truck? You would have a very hard time loading it with a excavator.


I would seriously consider buying a few portable conveyors from a closing pit. Set up 300' of belt to the center of the pond and bail one time, have the dozer push the sludge to you and then the conveyors load right into the trucks.




Picasso- you obviously havent ever worked with pond mud. A conveyor would never work unless the mud had 2 weeks to bake in the sun before it got moved.

tacoma7583
10-04-2009, 07:12 PM
yeah we are doing the hoe and the truck method, well 4 or 5 trucks about 300 trips later and it should all be gone... well thats the plan atleast


What is the estimated cost for a job like that? I have a similar job at my property here in Ohio, but most excavation companies have just joked depends how deep my pockets r lol.

Dirtman2007
10-04-2009, 08:14 PM
What is the estimated cost for a job like that? I have a similar job at my property here in Ohio, but most excavation companies have just joked depends how deep my pockets r lol.

I don't know the actual cost but the engineer said it would cost $800,000 which is insane. I'm sure its gonna cost a 10th of that or less. its really not that big of a job.

Gravel Rat
10-04-2009, 08:56 PM
The only way to move that slop is in trucks actually a ADT would be easier than a regular dump. Bail the slop out to hard ground let it dry up and load it into trucks.

A conveyor belt wouldn't work the slop would fall off the belt.

You can pump or suck that mud you would have to liquify the chit out of it.

One clean up bucket scoop at a time and the job will be done :laugh:

stuvecorp
10-04-2009, 09:02 PM
Chris did you see that 'drag-hoe' that was on HEF? I know you don't use the long reach but I thought it was cool because it ran like a regular excavator.

Craaaig
10-04-2009, 09:07 PM
what are your hourly rates for the minis and the takki? just out of curiosity

P.Services
10-04-2009, 09:32 PM
Well I disagree only because I have seen it done on a massive pig farm. All the barn floors would drain down into a huge "pond" of shet. I'm talkin big, 10 acres big. They had a old crane with a huge clam shell bucket on it and it loaded the convetor that took it about 1000yrds out into the field where it dried. The conveyor was a steep sided V with paddles every few feet so the slop didn't fall out the side and couldn't run back when it went up the hill. Watched it with my own two eyes so I know it can be done and I know it was fast. They also had a komatsu dozer in the shet! Up to the top of the tracks pushin it to the clam bucket. I could frive out and get pics of it but the farm has since been shut down, it was suppose to be a cutting edge very high tech all automated swine farm. They had huge problems with bacteria killing off all the animals multiple years in a row and that put them out of biz. Every one in the area loved when they went out of biz, you can imagine why. The stench of thousands and thousand of pigs made it hard to breath. I wish I had pictures, this place was HUGE.


Just a nice little story for ya guys.
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wanabe
10-04-2009, 10:29 PM
Well I disagree only because I have seen it done on a massive pig farm. All the barn floors would drain down into a huge "pond" of shet. I'm talkin big, 10 acres big. They had a old crane with a huge clam shell bucket on it and it loaded the convetor that took it about 1000yrds out into the field where it dried. The conveyor was a steep sided V with paddles every few feet so the slop didn't fall out the side and couldn't run back when it went up the hill. Watched it with my own two eyes so I know it can be done and I know it was fast. They also had a komatsu dozer in the shet! Up to the top of the tracks pushin it to the clam bucket. I could frive out and get pics of it but the farm has since been shut down, it was suppose to be a cutting edge very high tech all automated swine farm. They had huge problems with bacteria killing off all the animals multiple years in a row and that put them out of biz. Every one in the area loved when they went out of biz, you can imagine why. The stench of thousands and thousand of pigs made it hard to breath. I wish I had pictures, this place was HUGE.


Just a nice little story for ya guys.
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The sytem like that would cost big $ and take a serious ammount of time to set up and remove. Its not even a good idea for the hog industry in my view. If you just make a pond of crap in the field what good is that going to do? Sooner or later its going to need to be reloaded and spread. So why not just use a drag hose or wagon and knife it on some ground anyway? I think most places are wanting animal waste worked into the ground within 24 hours of placing it on the field.

P.Services
10-04-2009, 11:11 PM
I just meant having three or four conveyors you could set up fast and easy so you didn't have to bail it ten times. Nothin fancy.just an idea not saying it is the only way to do it. I was just throwing a idea around, I'm always trying to do something faster and easier.
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Dirtman2007
10-09-2009, 07:26 PM
Alright I brought the daewoo out to help with the pond dredging. So I'm on the volvo in the pond keeping mud pushed up to the shore, bossmans loading the 5 dump trucks. managed to get about 10 loads a hour so we knocked a dent in the mud today. Probably another 300 truck loads remaining.

some pics

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/011-51.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/012-39.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/013-36.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/014-25.jpg


Pushing off the dump site with the dozer

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/015-20.jpg

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Fueling up

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quiting time

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/027-2.jpg

progress
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/028-4.jpg

NateV
10-09-2009, 07:44 PM
No shiny new kenworths on this job i see. lol..

Good work!

Bleed Green
10-09-2009, 07:50 PM
Looks like you made it back from icuee. Quite a big mess to deal with when you get back from vacation LOL.

Danny Boy
10-09-2009, 08:20 PM
So where's all the new superior Deere mud slinging equipment from the show then:hammerhead:

Dirtman2007
10-09-2009, 08:26 PM
So where's all the new superior Deere mud slinging equipment from the show then:hammerhead:


Haha If I had to use that stuff I just as rather stay home all day:laugh:


Bleed green

yeah it was a welcome back to work. I've had fun all week but i was ready to get back!

AEL
10-10-2009, 09:33 AM
My favourite part about doing ponds is cleaning the machines afterwards- Not lol

That pond must of been chockerblock full of mud to have that type of quantity in that size of an area. And the engineer saying $800000 for the pond, was that his estimate with the material shipped offsite? Do you know what you are paying to dump mud at dump sites? I usually pay 60 all the way to 150 a load just to dump it. And as you know they are not full loads.

Dirtman2007
10-10-2009, 02:39 PM
My favourite part about doing ponds is cleaning the machines afterwards- Not lol

That pond must of been chockerblock full of mud to have that type of quantity in that size of an area. And the engineer saying $800000 for the pond, was that his estimate with the material shipped offsite? Do you know what you are paying to dump mud at dump sites? I usually pay 60 all the way to 150 a load just to dump it. And as you know they are not full loads.

we found a place to dump it for free. all I have to do is grade it off and seed/ straw it when it drys with the dozer. This save a ton of money, other place was 80 bucks a load!
plus this site is only 4 miles away.


So today we worked on getting all the mud down to the loading area.


mud mud and more MUD!!


Put both machine in to speed up the progress

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/002-166.jpg


where are my tracks?

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/003-156.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/004-147.jpg


http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/005-131.jpg

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So I grab a mud mat and use it as a dozer blade to pull the mud towards me

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/008-83.jpg

Now she's getting dirty

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/009-72.jpg


head section dug down to grade..

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/010-64.jpg

lots of mud to haul out, about another 300 truck loads.
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/011-52.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/012-40.jpg

farmerknowsbest
10-10-2009, 02:58 PM
Looks good Chris. I'm curious, is there "bottom" in that slop are will you just sink until you hit rock?

Great pics.

Warren

Dirtman2007
10-10-2009, 04:11 PM
Looks good Chris. I'm curious, is there "bottom" in that slop are will you just sink until you hit rock?

Great pics.

Warren

there is a bottom in the pond, some places it 2' down and 6' down in the other places, you just have to feel your way around. The bottom is not solid, but firmer than the rest, after about 3 or 4 passes(tracking) over the bottom it will leave rutts about 3' deep.

Gravel Rat
10-10-2009, 05:03 PM
The truck drivers must hate that stuff it sticks in the box and when it does finally dry it is hard as iron.

Dirtman2007
10-10-2009, 07:34 PM
The truck drivers must hate that stuff it sticks in the box and when it does finally dry it is hard as iron.

Actually it does not stick in the trucks if done right. you either load all wet material or all dry. if you mix them you will have a layered cake called a major cluster:laugh:

Gravel Rat
10-10-2009, 08:15 PM
The slimey muck I was hauling was horrible lots of blue clay and it was a drippy goey mess but it stuck in the box of the truck. I would have 3/4s of a load out and the other 1/4 stuck in the head of the box tried shaking the box it was stuck like glue.

Glad its not something that is delt with around here. The only reason why we got into the clay because the hole was 20 feet deep for some tanks.

Junior M
10-10-2009, 08:32 PM
You think it'd be really annoying to take a bucket and pitch it behind you, come back and the hole you just took your bucket from is full again.

Gravel Rat
10-10-2009, 10:32 PM
What happens when nature calls and your out in the middle of a mud pie too deep to walk out without hip waders :laugh:

Dirtman2007
10-10-2009, 11:14 PM
What happens when nature calls and your out in the middle of a mud pie too deep to walk out without hip waders :laugh:

I whip that machine around, hop out on the track and let her rip. If I can't get out of public sight I track over to the shore and go find a bush to inspect haha!

Bigred350
10-12-2009, 10:54 AM
Many times I have been working on right of ways or in peoples yards where there is no where to hide. I usually just open the back door of my cat and act like im checking the oil or something and take a leak.

bobcat_ron
10-12-2009, 02:45 PM
Many times I have been working on right of ways or in peoples yards where there is no where to hide. I usually just open the back door of my cat and act like im checking the oil or something and take a leak.

I write my name on people's driveways, then I can say it wasn't me 'cuz it ain't my penmanship.

Gravel Rat
10-12-2009, 02:52 PM
Having a leak isn't a problem it is a number 2 most jobsites around here don't have porta potties so you have to find a place to go with your roll of toilet paper you keep in the machine :laugh:

WillieWonka1850
10-12-2009, 04:37 PM
Someone should put a toilet in a Skid Steer. Plumbing and everything :weightlifter: :laugh:

Bobcat should do that since they like to be first for everything. Show offs :laugh:

Lazer_Z
10-12-2009, 05:38 PM
Having a leak isn't a problem it is a number 2 most jobsites around here don't have porta potties so you have to find a place to go with your roll of toilet paper you keep in the machine :laugh:Go sh*t in your hat rat, if you don't have one, go buy one. Wait, I forgot you need a loan and the banks wont give loans to anyone and even the hat makers in your area are out of work as well. Thank God I only read what you reply when I need a good laugh and not half it's all of the crap you spew makes me literally laugh out loud :laugh: . You're out in left field rat WAY, WAY, WAY out in left field :hammerhead: :dizzy: .

Hanau
10-12-2009, 06:10 PM
We should all chip in and get Chris one of these for his next pond mucking project.

http://www.drpower.com/backhoe.aspx

He's getting spoiled with all that fancy equipment. Let him test one of these out and tell us if it's really professional power!

Junior says they're awesome.

Junior M
10-12-2009, 06:41 PM
We should all chip in and get Chris one of these for his next pond mucking project.

http://www.drpower.com/backhoe.aspx

He's getting spoiled with all that fancy equipment. Let him test one of these out and tell us if it's really professional power!

Junior says they're awesome.
Those things are beast, I even turned up the hydraulic pumps, I can actually curl the bucket in play sand now.. :cool2:

Dirtman2007
10-12-2009, 06:44 PM
We should all chip in and get Chris one of these for his next pond mucking project.

http://www.drpower.com/backhoe.aspx

He's getting spoiled with all that fancy equipment. Let him test one of these out and tell us if it's really professional power!

Junior says they're awesome.

Now thats funny!

If the stablizers didn't get stuck in the mud so bad I'd do the entire job with it:laugh:

Hanau
10-12-2009, 06:51 PM
Your boss might get po'd when you take his shiny dually w/ a DR backhoe on it the places you take your Volvo.

Junior M
10-12-2009, 06:52 PM
Now thats funny!

If the stablizers didn't get stuck in the mud so bad I'd do the entire job with it:laugh:
Put a 48in clean up on it! :cool2:

Junior M
10-12-2009, 06:53 PM
Your boss might get po'd when you take his shiny dually w/ a DR backhoe on it the places you take your Volvo.

Use the lil' bota!

Dirtman2007
10-12-2009, 06:53 PM
todays mud swinging, truck dumping, mud splatting fun!

Pushing up the mud at the dump site, nice and deep!

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bossman trying to get my hoe stuck I guess.... I was gonna ask him if he needed me to run it haha!


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http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/013-38.jpg


Video of the trucks dumping mud

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r6J-WHiHolM&feature=email

Craaaig
10-12-2009, 08:23 PM
you may have already mentioned this, but how far were you hauling the mud?

Dirtman2007
10-12-2009, 08:32 PM
you may have already mentioned this, but how far were you hauling the mud?

the dump site is 4 miles away, so we average about 2 loads per hour per truck.

Bleed Green
10-12-2009, 08:54 PM
So did he get your volvo stuck in that last pic Chris?

Dirtman2007
10-12-2009, 09:01 PM
So did he get your volvo stuck in that last pic Chris?

No he didn't but I was keeping a eye on my machine!

Junior M
10-12-2009, 09:05 PM
why were you on the Daewoo instead of the volvo? ;)

Dirtman2007
10-12-2009, 09:13 PM
why were you on the Daewoo instead of the volvo? ;)

I was late to work and didn't claim it first haha!

Junior M
10-12-2009, 09:14 PM
I was late to work and didn't claim it first haha!
:laugh: :laugh:

Thats what I thought, but you never know with yall..

93turbo
10-13-2009, 12:33 AM
ok you really ticked me off Chris I mean honestly a cup of pop with NO lid LOL I couldn't even have a bottle with the lid off in my mini

Dirtman2007
10-14-2009, 04:30 PM
ok you really ticked me off Chris I mean honestly a cup of pop with NO lid LOL I couldn't even have a bottle with the lid off in my mini

haha I have no problems with it either. the only time I get splattered is when I'm digging stumps and machine slams down to the ground!


Ok so my big mud dreding job got rained out for the week so what do I do? I start a minature one with the yanmar, only about 100 yards of muck to load and haul out.

before. pond has not been maintain, trees growing in it ect.

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/001-165.jpg

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Ripping out bushes so I can have access.

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/003-158.jpg

tree's ripped out

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/004-149.jpg


stacking it the best I can to dry.

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/005-132.jpg

Rained all fliping day today, so only one pic, loaded out 5 loads of mud, takes forever to load a quad with a mini!

making progress

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/006-127.jpg

bobcatexc
10-14-2009, 05:54 PM
How do you guys get all these pond cleanout jobs, are you guys strickly advertising pond cleanup or going around to subdivision homeowner association groups? In tight with building, environmental agency inspectors, engineers, consulating groups? What are you doing cause it seems that all you do!:confused:

I'd like to see somebody cleanout some of the lakes of dug with mountains of trees and concrete buried in the bottom of them.:laugh:

Dirtman2007
10-14-2009, 06:25 PM
How do you guys get all these pond cleanout jobs, are you guys strickly advertising pond cleanup or going around to subdivision homeowner association groups? In tight with building, environmental agency inspectors, engineers, consulating groups? What are you doing cause it seems that all you do!:confused:

I'd like to see somebody cleanout some of the lakes of dug with mountains of trees and concrete buried in the bottom of them.:laugh:

We have connections with a large pond management company.

Also we have a very good name for doing pond dredgings around here, once we dredge a pond most of the time we are always called back when it needs to be done again.

I've also got a big 2 month long city pond rehab job that started yesterday, its a pretty big job that will involve using most of our equipment and some other machine. If things go good I'll take some pics tomorrow if I'm down there.

bobcatexc
10-14-2009, 07:24 PM
When you say a Pond Management Company do they just go around doing the chemicals or what elso. I've seen one little company that does chemical treatments on a few high end subdivisions and businesses around here.

Are all your pond and lakes that shallow down there, I've never seen any real deep ponds from your pictures.

Dirtman2007
10-14-2009, 08:33 PM
When you say a Pond Management Company do they just go around doing the chemicals or what elso. I've seen one little company that does chemical treatments on a few high end subdivisions and businesses around here.

Are all your pond and lakes that shallow down there, I've never seen any real deep ponds from your pictures.

They do all sorts of stuff, maintenance, brush hogging adding pond dye, fish feeders, trash pickup, put in fish ect. monitor when catch basins are getting silted in and wont pass inspections ect.

Pond down here are not deep. most are less than 8' in the deepest end when they are built. as you can tell they are really shallow and swampy when we come in. we try to get at least 3' of water in the shallowest areas.

Dirtman2007
10-15-2009, 06:09 PM
my newest job, yet another pond project!:drinkup:

This is a two month long city job. pond over flow is horrible shape. What we are doing is installing a entire new overflow system for the pond. we will be using (2) 6' wide 10' tall concrete risers, 2 sets of 48" concrete pipe 40' long, butted up to a 32,000lbs head wall. all of this will be set with a crane of course.

Next is digging and grading a huge spillway, over 500 tons of rip rap will be hauled in to give you a idea of the magnitued.

we are doing this job with a friend of ours as he does not have the time to do it all.

so today we went and busted the beaver damn blocking the 30" drain pipe, I also installed a beaver deceiver pipe. this allows the beavers to block up the big pipe but with the smaller on under and through the pipe they cant clogg it and raise the water, sounds stupid but it works!


his 160

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/001-166.jpg

the beaver deceiver

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/002-169.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/003-159.jpg

4- 5 acre pond

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/004-150.jpg


ditch where the new over flow is going

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/005-133.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/006-128.jpg

clearing of the site will start tomorrow, this is going to be a fun project to watch and work on

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/007-104.jpg

Junior M
10-15-2009, 06:12 PM
What equipment of your own will yall be bringing in?

Craaaig
10-15-2009, 07:02 PM
looks like a good one, looking forward to more

Dirtman2007
10-15-2009, 07:53 PM
What equipment of your own will yall be bringing in?

I'll have the daewoo, dozer, skid steer, and the mini excavators, along with my buddys case mini excavator and his plate packer.

93turbo
10-15-2009, 10:27 PM
What equipment of your own will yall be bringing in?

Junior that was a stupid question he brought out everything just to put in some downspout drains :laugh:

Gravel Rat
10-16-2009, 02:27 AM
That isn't a pond that is a private lake :dizzy:

Junior M
10-16-2009, 06:53 AM
Junior that was a stupid question he brought out everything just to put in some downspout drains :laugh:
Yep, that sounds like Chris..

:laugh:

Dirtman2007
10-16-2009, 06:12 PM
Finished the little retention pond today

the bossmans going to finish the big pond dredging while I'm sitting in the nice Florida weather next week:drinkup:

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/002-170.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/001-167.jpg

Kepple Services
10-16-2009, 06:24 PM
Your comming down to FL are ya? Just in time as our cold front is comming in tonight.

Dirtman2007
10-16-2009, 10:16 PM
Your comming down to FL are ya? Just in time as our cold front is comming in tonight.

you've got to freaking kidding me... I'm heading to Orlando in the morning, then sunday and monday I'll be in Miami.
how cold is your cold haha

coopers
10-16-2009, 10:24 PM
Nice looking LB.

Dirtman2007
10-20-2009, 10:24 AM
Well I picked a good week to go to Fl as its butt cold in NC! wow, I like this place

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/FL%20trip/001.jpg

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The tractors used to rake and pick up the trash on the beach.

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http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/FL%20trip/003.jpg

And you know I have mud feaver so I must go into the swampy everglades

feels just like home

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/FL%20trip/055.jpg

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WAIT!!!!!!!


we don't have these in NC:dizzy::dizzy:

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Craaaig
10-20-2009, 10:29 AM
that's a big gator!

Dieselnut
10-20-2009, 03:55 PM
Wonder why they have tracks on the tractors. All the ones I see have regular tires on them.

Junior M
10-20-2009, 04:05 PM
Wonder why they have tracks on the tractors. All the ones I see have regular tires on them.
I'd assume because the sand is super soft..

And Chris, yall dont have gators? ;) We've got gators here! Some bigs one too!

Dieselnut
10-20-2009, 04:16 PM
I'd assume because the sand is super soft..

And Chris, yall dont have gators? ;) We've got gators here! Some bigs one too!

I was thinking that. The JD looks to me like it was a converted machine. Tracks look far back and the area where a front tire would go doesnt look right. Maybe I just dont know what a tracked JD tractor looks like.

landscapesc
10-20-2009, 07:24 PM
I'd assume because the sand is super soft..

And Chris, yall dont have gators? ;) We've got gators here! Some bigs one too!

I call MAJOR BS on that one JR....you are around columbia and there are no gators up there. I am in Charleston and we don't have many here....If you have gators up there somebody put them in your pond....

Junior M
10-20-2009, 07:28 PM
I call MAJOR BS on that one JR....you are around columbia and there are no gators up there. I am in Charleston and we don't have many here....If you have gators up there somebody put them in your pond....
Ok, I didnt mean directly here.. But Santee Cooper where I spend sometime..


and yes, we want one to put in our pond. Just havent figured out how yet.. :confused: :laugh:

landscapesc
10-20-2009, 07:48 PM
Ok, I didnt mean directly here.. But Santee Cooper where I spend sometime..


and yes, we want one to put in our pond. Just havent figured out how yet.. :confused: :laugh:

OK that makes a little bit more sense...there sure are a lot in the Santee River...you picking up any work at all? Do you guys do any hydro seeding?

SiteSolutions
10-20-2009, 07:50 PM
Ok, I didnt mean directly here.. But Santee Cooper where I spend sometime..


and yes, we want one to put in our pond. Just havent figured out how yet.. :confused: :laugh:

Guess I didn't realize exactly where you're located till I read that bit about Santee Cooper... I used to live near Charleston, briefly. You're not anywhere near Goose Creek are you?

Junior M
10-20-2009, 07:56 PM
OK that makes a little bit more sense...there sure are a lot in the Santee River...you picking up any work at all? Do you guys do any hydro seeding?
Yeah there are! We came out of a little cove swamp thing on Santee in the middle of the night putting out a trot line, as we came out we heard a splash and put the spot light on it, turned out to be a close to 9ft gator. It followed the boat out just about the middle of the river.. :eek:

Junior M
10-20-2009, 07:58 PM
Guess I didn't realize exactly where you're located till I read that bit about Santee Cooper... I used to live near Charleston, briefly. You're not anywhere near Goose Creek are you?
I am bout an hour and a half to 2 hours depending on where at. My brother lives on the Naval base, LandscapeSC is closer than me.. I might as well live in northeast Columbia..

SiteSolutions
10-20-2009, 08:09 PM
I am bout an hour and a half to 2 hours depending on where at. My brother lives on the Naval base, LandscapeSC is closer than me.. I might as well live in northeast Columbia..

I actually lived in Monck's Corner, and worked on NAVWPNSTACHASN, which may not even still exist? Did it survive the BRAC? Or maybe they kept the Weapons Station and closed the Main Base? It's been over a decade. I am pretty sure they closed down the prototype school.

Kepple Services
10-20-2009, 08:12 PM
you've got to freaking kidding me... I'm heading to Orlando in the morning, then sunday and monday I'll be in Miami.
how cold is your cold haha
High mid 70's and low in the mid 50's... cold for us.

Junior M
10-20-2009, 08:14 PM
I actually lived in Monck's Corner, and worked on NAVWPNSTACHASN, which may not even still exist? Did it survive the BRAC? Or maybe they kept the Weapons Station and closed the Main Base? It's been over a decade. I am pretty sure they closed down the prototype school.
Umm? ;)

I dont know, all I know is he lives on the naval base, make a left at the fire dept on base. then go to the bus stop make a right and his house is on the left.. I did go to some buidling for one of his graduations from Aschool or something like that? He's a Nuke..

SiteSolutions
10-20-2009, 08:16 PM
Umm? ;)

I dont know, all I know is he lives on the naval base, make a left at the fire dept on base. then go to the bus stop make a right and his house is on the left.. I did go to some buidling for one of his graduations from Aschool or something like that? He's a Nuke..

No Kidding! Well, I guess that's where they moved the A School and Power School once they shut down the entire Orlando base where they used to be. Cool!

Is he an MM, EM, or ET?

landscapesc
10-20-2009, 08:55 PM
I actually lived in Monck's Corner, and worked on NAVWPNSTACHASN, which may not even still exist? Did it survive the BRAC? Or maybe they kept the Weapons Station and closed the Main Base? It's been over a decade. I am pretty sure they closed down the prototype school.

We do a lot of work in Goose Creek right down the street from the NAVAL WPNS STN...its still around. We are just about to finish a large apartment complex install (about $300K) only about 2 miles from there....we bid a couple jobs on the wpns stn and its so hard to get crews on there because of all the background checks....

bobcat_ron
10-20-2009, 08:57 PM
The Cat Challengers were a much better tracked tractor, the Deere's are just a tractor on tracks, the Cat were a true tracked machine, like the Takeuchi CTL versus the "others" CTL's debate.

Junior M
10-20-2009, 08:59 PM
No Kidding! Well, I guess that's where they moved the A School and Power School once they shut down the entire Orlando base where they used to be. Cool!

Is he an MM, EM, or ET?
He's an MM

Oh yeah, Landscape, I was just down there Saturday! We were doing the finishing touches on the new motor in his car, 430horse Honda motor.. :cool2:

93turbo
10-20-2009, 10:16 PM
well the case stx is way better then either the deere or cat smoother ride less compaction more traction and doesn't tear up the field at every end row

Bleed Green
10-20-2009, 11:16 PM
Chris where are you seeing those gators, on your vacation?

coopers
10-21-2009, 10:17 AM
Wow, see a lot of those tracked units in my area but wouldn't think to see one down there.

tmf lawn care
10-21-2009, 04:56 PM
it took me like three hours yo read the whole thing
chris u do great work , im lookin to get hoe wat size is ur

landscapesc
10-21-2009, 05:11 PM
He's an MM

Oh yeah, Landscape, I was just down there Saturday! We were doing the finishing touches on the new motor in his car, 430horse Honda motor.. :cool2:

If you are ever at the Walmart in Goose Creek we are landscaping the big apartment complex next door to it...not too far from the WPN STN....gonna be a fast car!

Junior M
10-21-2009, 07:47 PM
If you are ever at the Walmart in Goose Creek we are landscaping the big apartment complex next door to it...not too far from the WPN STN....gonna be a fast car!
Nice! I'll have to meet up with you, I think I'll be down there again in early december.. Not sure yet though, just have to see how things go.

and it will be! Sounds like a two stroke version of a badass V8.. :laugh:

Heavyduty1
10-21-2009, 08:45 PM
Anybody go to the NC state fair? I wonder if it's worth the trip?:walking:

Junior M
10-21-2009, 08:57 PM
Anybody go to the NC state fair? I wonder if it's worth the trip?:walking:
The SC state fair isnt worth the gas money to get there, nothing but a food fest...

Dieselnut
10-21-2009, 08:58 PM
I would guess Chris will go. Its in Raleigh right?

Dirtman2007
10-21-2009, 10:03 PM
I would guess Chris will go. Its in Raleigh right?

Chris is 600 miles away... that will be a negative on that one:laugh:

oh the monumental task of what i'm going to do the rest of the week... beer and a pool party tomorrow? :drinkup:

Dieselnut
10-21-2009, 10:38 PM
You still on vacation Chris?

Hanau
10-21-2009, 10:46 PM
Real contractors don't take vacations. Back to work Chris. Bob is disappointed in you.

Dirtman2007
10-21-2009, 11:12 PM
You still on vacation Chris?

thats a big 10-4:usflag:


and the bossman managed to finish up the big pond dredging job without me, I'm sure I'll have a nice long to do list when I get back!

Junior M
10-22-2009, 06:52 AM
thats a big 10-4:usflag:


and the bossman managed to finish up the big pond dredging job without me, I'm sure I'll have a nice long to do list when I get back!
so your still on the one with your buddy's LB?

Dirtman2007
10-22-2009, 11:04 AM
so your still on the one with your buddy's LB?

hell if I know, I'll get my marching orders on monday and go from there, until then... :drinkup::laugh:

Junior M
10-22-2009, 05:33 PM
hell if I know, I'll get my marching orders on monday and go from there, until then... :drinkup::laugh:
nice.. :cool2:

Dieselnut
10-22-2009, 09:14 PM
thats a big 10-4:usflag:


and the bossman managed to finish up the big pond dredging job without me, I'm sure I'll have a nice long to do list when I get back!

Picked a great week to go. Been cold.

tmf lawn care
10-23-2009, 06:45 PM
dirtman u do great work. im look in to get a new hoe. im look at a volvo uite
im look at a 390

Dirtman2007
10-27-2009, 08:11 PM
Finished up the big pond dredging job, matting installed all around it, everything was seeded and strawed after the pics were taken. As always my luck with strawing, it rained as soon as we finished!

Before
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/031-1.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/018-9.jpg

After

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/003-160.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/004-151.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/002-171.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/001-168.jpg


then worked till dark pulling boulders out of the wood on a job so I can haul them to a jobsite he needs them on

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/005-134.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/006-129.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/007-105.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/010-66.jpg

KrayzKajun
10-27-2009, 08:16 PM
great pics!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

bobcat_ron
10-27-2009, 09:01 PM
That Volvo of yours is giving me some good vibes, our 290CL (no deal on the 305CL) is on it's way at the end of this week.

Dirtman2007
10-27-2009, 09:03 PM
That Volvo of yours is giving me some good vibes, our 290CL (no deal on the 305CL) is on it's way at the end of this week.

Rolled over 3000 hrs on it today, other than a little bucket jiggle I still can't say anything bad about the machine... here's to another 3K hrs:drinkup:

Heavyduty1
10-28-2009, 07:14 PM
How well do you think a Tak 150 would do running a rotary mower (high flow 35+psi)? I don't need a full time mower(100k price) . Seems like the Tak would be a good all around machine. One that could handle several jobs well. :weightlifter:

Dirtman2007
10-28-2009, 07:50 PM
How well do you think a Tak 150 would do running a rotary mower (high flow 35+psi)? I don't need a full time mower(100k price) . Seems like the Tak would be a good all around machine. One that could handle several jobs well. :weightlifter:

I've never used one personally so I really can't give you a honest opinion, I have seen a few on the standard 150's. I know the new TL250's offer high flow so if you're planning on a new machine I'd go that route.

Dirtman2007
10-28-2009, 07:54 PM
So today I attempted to grade the 4000 yards of mud the best I could, 30 minutes later I decided I ws wasting my time. I'll wait till spring when its dried some to try and grade it.


http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/001-169.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/004-152.jpg


then I went out and lined, greased, and fueled up all the small equipment so It can be moved to my next job.
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/005-135.jpg


finished loading up some boulders, you know they are big when they touch both sides of the truck!


http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/008-84.jpg


Video of loading the truck

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ot5kVKzbScQ

riverwalklandscaping
10-28-2009, 08:26 PM
in what application do you use the rack on the bota backwards? just driving backwards or something?

Dirtman2007
10-28-2009, 09:47 PM
in what application do you use the rack on the bota backwards? just driving backwards or something?

swing it around backwacks and drag it forward and it will throw down the nicest seed base you have ever seen.

1993lx172
10-28-2009, 11:09 PM
Rolled over 3000 hrs on it today, other than a little bucket jiggle I still can't say anything bad about the machine... here's to another 3K hrs:drinkup:

Can that play be fixed by replacing the pins or is it more involved than that? Would the repair be to expensive a fix for a machine with that many hours on it or is that a non issue, understanding that the repair would most likely be done when it got worse.

Dirtman2007
10-30-2009, 06:25 PM
Can that play be fixed by replacing the pins or is it more involved than that? Would the repair be to expensive a fix for a machine with that many hours on it or is that a non issue, understanding that the repair would most likely be done when it got worse.

yeah I could put some shims in between the bucket ears and the stick and that should tighten the gap up so it does not wiggle as much. It just that liquid sand and mud really works hard on that main bucket pin.

Dirtman2007
10-30-2009, 06:29 PM
So today I was back out to the horse farm and arena I built last year. I was paid to haul the sand in and put it down the first time, paid to take it all out a couple months ago, now I'm being paid to put it back in today... sounds like a state job lol.

lady had some drainage work done to the arena so I'm back to put the 6x6 timbers back along the edges and put the sand back in.

before

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/001-170.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/002-172.jpg


taking down some trees.

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/003-161.jpg


hauling sand in
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/005-136.jpg


smoothing the sand out

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/004-153.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/007-106.jpg

All done

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/008-85.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/009-73.jpg

Gravel Rat
10-30-2009, 06:38 PM
What was wrong with the grey stuff it looked like sand.

Woman love their horses they pay anything for them especially if they ride them alot.

Ozz
10-30-2009, 07:26 PM
dirtman u do great work. im look in to get a new hoe. im look at a volvo uite
im look at a 390

Could you put it in english? I didn't know Volvo made a 390, the closest to that I know of is a 360...

Dirtman2007
10-30-2009, 07:34 PM
Could you put it in english? I didn't know Volvo made a 390, the closest to that I know of is a 360...

Volvo makes a 210, 240, 290, 360 and a 460 in large excavators.



Todays video, spreading sand with the skid steer

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

DirtMerchant
10-30-2009, 08:34 PM
Sweet vid!

NEUSWEDE
10-31-2009, 03:24 PM
Dirtman you near Wilmington?

Dirtman2007
10-31-2009, 04:10 PM
Dirtman you near Wilmington?

thats about 2.5 hrs away, why?

Gravel Rat
10-31-2009, 04:19 PM
thats about 2.5 hrs away, why?

He probably wants to meet the mud pie master :laugh:

Hanau
10-31-2009, 04:44 PM
So Chris, since you're a celebrity what's it like? Groupies? Wild parties? Fly rides? Do you get your meals for free at restaurants? Do chicks ask you to autograph their boobs?

Dirtman2007
10-31-2009, 05:26 PM
So Chris, since you're a celebrity what's it like? Groupies? Wild parties? Fly rides? Do you get your meals for free at restaurants? Do chicks ask you to autograph their boobs?

LoL its funny you say that, I had a guys ask me two days ago if I was letsdig18 on youtube. He was like I know it had to be around here I've seen the equipment before!

but no wild parties, just 50 emails to look at everyday I get home:dizzy:

Hanau
10-31-2009, 05:32 PM
You should make a video of yourself and set it to this tune:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTkj5-UZdgw

If it takes off you could get a show on Discovery Channel! Hell I'd watch it.

1993lx172
10-31-2009, 06:07 PM
You should make a video of yourself and set it to this tune:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTkj5-UZdgw

If it takes off you could get a show on Discovery Channel! Hell I'd watch it.

Heck Hanau, all he needs to do is to send in a vid to that Dirty Jobs guy and he'd be all set.

Hanau
10-31-2009, 06:10 PM
I was thinking Chris could be the next Mike Rowe, rather than a guest star.

He might have to stop driving Fords though. Rowe is the spokesman for Ford Trucks.

I'm sure if Chris makes it big on TV Mahindra trucks or Dodge trucks would sign him up as a spokesman.

Junior M
10-31-2009, 07:59 PM
I was thinking Chris could be the next Mike Rowe, rather than a guest star.

He might have to stop driving Fords though. Rowe is the spokesman for Ford Trucks.

I'm sure if Chris makes it big on TV Mahindra trucks or Dodge trucks would sign him up as a spokesman.
I doubt he'd wear the dodge emblem..

That'd be like Ron being a Bobcat spokesman.. ;)

NEUSWEDE
10-31-2009, 09:51 PM
thats about 2.5 hrs away, why?

Found a dump truck there and figured if it was close I could recruit you to look at it and tell me if it was worth it or not but no need for 2.5 hours. If I end up coming down for it Ill let you know so I can come check out the mud show.

Dirtman2007
11-01-2009, 08:18 AM
Found a dump truck there and figured if it was close I could recruit you to look at it and tell me if it was worth it or not but no need for 2.5 hours. If I end up coming down for it Ill let you know so I can come check out the mud show.

Aight, sounds like a plan.

Dieselnut
11-01-2009, 08:47 PM
Chris saw your post on HEF that you put some new tires on your truck. What did you get? They look good

Can't reply over there. Junior and I made the mods "unhappy" and they banned us.

Bleed Green
11-01-2009, 09:42 PM
what do all you guys do over there at HEF to get banned? It seems like there is always someone who is getting banned from HEF.

Bleed Green
11-01-2009, 09:46 PM
Hey Chris do you have pics on HEF that you have not posted over here on Lawnsite?

Dieselnut
11-01-2009, 09:48 PM
Junior and I wanted to make steve and his mod buddys mad so we decided to make a "lets mx out the hits thread" like we have on here and we made about 25 posts about random crap and how much better ls is and voicing our oppinions. Well the next morning I got an email from some other mod saying that some crap like "Here on HEF we strive to keep a professional workplace atmosphere and what not. We dont need people acting foolish. Ill look for the email. Might still have it if I didnt delete everything.

Edit: Looked for the email and I dont have it but you get the idea.