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KrayzKajun
12-04-2012, 09:20 PM
Took a few days off to operate equipment for a buddy on a very kool job. We are launching a newly built tug boat into the Mississippi river. We will lift the boat using custom built air bags and machines to manuever and as an anchor point. Iron on site: Cat D6, Cat D5 dozers, Cat 330 excavator & Cat 259b loader. I was running the 259 today & will be running the d5 2morrow. We got rained out today while staging the crane mats & airbags. We built a sand ramp to slide the rug down into the river. Here are the pics from today, will take lots more 2morrow. http://i775.photobucket.com/albums/yy40/onekrayzeekajun/1C67FD6C-BBA8-4FB3-8857-1D1C3E7C1D87-12281-0000070F57C54029.jpg http://i775.photobucket.com/albums/yy40/onekrayzeekajun/EC6B5A24-EEB4-463E-91C6-317028640496-12281-0000070F5BE76ABB.jpg http://i775.photobucket.com/albums/yy40/onekrayzeekajun/49B9CBE5-F8BF-413E-AF2E-E360D2F3595B-12281-0000070F5238B547.jpg http://i775.photobucket.com/albums/yy40/onekrayzeekajun/735B5C6D-21D4-4705-9F73-8F0BF5A5A437-12281-0000070F4958DC58.jpg http://i775.photobucket.com/albums/yy40/onekrayzeekajun/6CF08A81-6E82-4521-8FF2-E912E333BF0B-12281-0000070F3850ACAC.jpg
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KrayzKajun
12-04-2012, 09:23 PM
http://i775.photobucket.com/albums/yy40/onekrayzeekajun/2EA1BA3D-6C81-4049-AE32-31EA56F48A8B-12281-0000070F34A9D8F9.jpg http://i775.photobucket.com/albums/yy40/onekrayzeekajun/E10FEF14-B955-4067-BFA4-D51BB7B30B07-12281-0000070F314DDE61.jpg http://i775.photobucket.com/albums/yy40/onekrayzeekajun/73D11559-AF7C-4B58-9F2F-92C494574019-12281-0000070F2BE43B91.jpg http://i775.photobucket.com/albums/yy40/onekrayzeekajun/B03E4522-6068-4EFE-AE99-2991B06FB5A3-12281-0000070F26F6AA96.jpg http://i775.photobucket.com/albums/yy40/onekrayzeekajun/8C3889CF-D9C5-4AC6-861A-6351CC855ADD-12281-0000070F224F9276.jpg http://i775.photobucket.com/albums/yy40/onekrayzeekajun/DEE648A3-ADED-4AF1-A86D-8FD836045957-12281-0000070F1B8C6E4E.jpg
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Marek
12-04-2012, 09:35 PM
What did you think of the 259B ?

KrayzKajun
12-04-2012, 09:40 PM
What did you think of the 259B ?

Its a good lil machine, could use some more ass behind it. I was working it hard today pushing crane mats in the mud.
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AEL
12-04-2012, 09:53 PM
Awesome Job Jacob. Are the machines owned or rented? Let me know your opinions on the D5, looking to add a blade to the fleet.

PonyExpress94
12-04-2012, 10:09 PM
Where is this boat yard and what is the name of it? The company I work for had 15 boats built at three yards down in Louisiana in the last 10 years. Interested to know if this yard is one of them.

KrayzKajun
12-04-2012, 10:16 PM
Where is this boat yard and what is the name of it? The company I work for had 15 boats built at three yards down in Louisiana in the last 10 years. Interested to know if this yard is one of them.

This is a river tug towing company. They build their boats. This is in luling,La.
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KrayzKajun
12-04-2012, 10:21 PM
Awesome Job Jacob. Are the machines owned or rented? Let me know your opinions on the D5, looking to add a blade to the fleet.

Sean, the company i run equipment for owns the new D5k & the 259b3. The D6 & 330 are owned by another friend who does heavy construction. Ive put close to 100hrs on the D5 this year doing clearing jobs. Awesome machine to run. I may be working a deal on a small D3 & a bobcat T300 from a friend who owns a heavy equipment repair and rental company. He is upgrading his fleet and has offered me some good deals on equipment.
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AEL
12-04-2012, 11:46 PM
What series d3 is it ? c, g, or k?
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CowboysLawnCareDelaware
12-05-2012, 12:09 AM
I use to watch the show on t.v. where they would salvage the boats and barges that ran aground with the same systems you guys use to launch the boats.

I forget what it was called, but I think it only ran for a season or two.

-Michael

KrayzKajun
12-05-2012, 08:35 AM
What series d3 is it ? c, g, or k?
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Its an older d3. Has tracks for running over rock on it.
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KrayzKajun
12-05-2012, 11:51 AM
More pics: taking a break due to more damn rain. http://i775.photobucket.com/albums/yy40/onekrayzeekajun/9DAD34B1-2B68-4CD4-BFEA-9BFC85E331A4-1370-000000978CCA0874.jpg http://i775.photobucket.com/albums/yy40/onekrayzeekajun/22BE5846-B2F6-4DD3-B136-F29902F2C116-1370-0000009786E96C95.jpg http://i775.photobucket.com/albums/yy40/onekrayzeekajun/31D957CF-D21A-480F-8A95-18C3AA4E59C8-1370-0000009767BF7D82.jpg http://i775.photobucket.com/albums/yy40/onekrayzeekajun/09483462-704B-4D59-BC53-E0DA0F45B628-1370-000000975ACE1B64.jpg
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KrayzKajun
12-05-2012, 09:01 PM
going to be a long day 2morrow. rain is finally over. have another Cat D6 being brought onsite in the morning. Once we start moving, we cant stop untill she is floating in the river. i will get lots of pics and maybe a video of her in the water.

YellowDogSVC
12-05-2012, 09:35 PM
That's too cool. I've always wanted to be on a tug boat.. the iron looks fun too.

White Gardens
12-05-2012, 11:14 PM
Are the Air bags basically to roll it down the hill?


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KrayzKajun
12-05-2012, 11:52 PM
Are the Air bags basically to roll it down the hill?
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pretty much.

Cornell
12-05-2012, 11:53 PM
Cool job!

259B3's are such cool machines. Love how they look.

KrayzKajun
12-06-2012, 10:02 PM
Pics from today. Fog didnt lift until close to 10am. http://i775.photobucket.com/albums/yy40/onekrayzeekajun/44CA3704-CDE7-461E-816F-4806DC71DD84-2905-000001DD30CA444C.jpg http://i775.photobucket.com/albums/yy40/onekrayzeekajun/B048E91B-5648-4296-B6D0-C056C253CE92-2905-000001DD42432111.jpg http://i775.photobucket.com/albums/yy40/onekrayzeekajun/0B072873-A268-4302-83E9-F1C8610174DD-2905-000001DD4917F7EC.jpg http://i775.photobucket.com/albums/yy40/onekrayzeekajun/175E36F7-1E05-474C-80B9-43BEF8E07EA3-2905-000001DD4EECBC4B.jpg
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KrayzKajun
12-06-2012, 10:07 PM
http://i775.photobucket.com/albums/yy40/onekrayzeekajun/23EA2F29-63E2-4106-A3C6-BAA10CF21381-2905-000001DD5B6116B4.jpg http://i775.photobucket.com/albums/yy40/onekrayzeekajun/89425BED-F083-4835-8B0C-7AFC02F799E0-3938-000002330F4CD4B8.jpg http://i775.photobucket.com/albums/yy40/onekrayzeekajun/DBDC9291-6E20-488C-98C2-F2A1CDEB6727-3938-00000233188D9682.jpg http://i775.photobucket.com/albums/yy40/onekrayzeekajun/11E99EF6-BF4D-4A14-B0C1-15659FFE7C9A-3938-000002331E226EAF.jpg
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KrayzKajun
12-06-2012, 10:08 PM
http://i775.photobucket.com/albums/yy40/onekrayzeekajun/59EE4D4D-9F42-46B5-BADD-40AF14BFD3A4-3938-000002331F47DE95.jpg http://i775.photobucket.com/albums/yy40/onekrayzeekajun/0B8766BE-B479-4DBE-922A-71F75D873C64-3938-0000023328C1D85B.jpg
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ksss
12-07-2012, 03:40 PM
There is a lot more to that than I would have thought. Looks like you need to be part house mover.

stuvecorp
12-07-2012, 10:01 PM
That sure is more involved than I would think...

Also love the big 'G' on the side. :clapping:

KrayzKajun
12-07-2012, 11:22 PM
Pics from today. We will start rolling her into the water monday. Took alot of prep due to the weather delays and very uneven ground. We brought out another large komatsu dozer for another anchor point. http://i775.photobucket.com/albums/yy40/onekrayzeekajun/4DFA9515-2560-426A-BE92-58A844D1E26C-5666-000002FA67B3EA2D.jpg http://i775.photobucket.com/albums/yy40/onekrayzeekajun/7CA14A86-915E-4996-8F5F-7488999FDEF0-5666-000002FA5AC4F81E.jpg http://i775.photobucket.com/albums/yy40/onekrayzeekajun/9DDBD4D0-9F02-491B-BE17-1965602C013F-5666-000002FA50B7696D.jpg http://i775.photobucket.com/albums/yy40/onekrayzeekajun/E8B957BF-2852-415C-8A6A-6A28A125E582-5666-000002FA4A3E5274.jpg http://i775.photobucket.com/albums/yy40/onekrayzeekajun/B96A20F9-E2E5-4BA9-B606-A8D976490B98-5666-000002FA5FC7CE6E.jpg http://i775.photobucket.com/albums/yy40/onekrayzeekajun/42D57D47-D135-45F0-95CE-B9E16794B784-5666-000002FA56A5749D.jpg http://i775.photobucket.com/albums/yy40/onekrayzeekajun/D20CEA1B-0D9A-42D7-8B42-80B37DD0C996-5666-000002FA64B020E7.jpg
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dstifel
12-07-2012, 11:45 PM
what do you use to fill those air bags up must be a heavy duty pump

KrayzKajun
12-07-2012, 11:49 PM
what do you use to fill those air bags up must be a heavy duty pump

Industrial pull behind air compressor. Yall gunna be surprised. We only put between 12-20psi in them to lift that tugboat.
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KrayzKajun
12-10-2012, 10:59 PM
Will have more pics 2morrow. We will be putting her into the water in the morning. Had a rain delay today.
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AEL
12-10-2012, 11:12 PM
Nice D65!
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KrayzKajun
12-11-2012, 10:55 PM
Well we got her put into the water. Ill post a ton of pics 2morrow. Im exhausted been a long a$$ day.
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