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Old 12-03-2009, 05:07 PM
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Does that lake ever see waves I know lakes can see rough water like we see out here on the West Coast. I have watched the discovery channel and the seas on the great lakes can be pretty fierce. I imagine is any lake is large enough the weather will have a effect on it.

We couldn't put rock in the water like that if its been crushed that rock you used looks like its round river rock.

For anybody that has never worked on the water it takes alot to get used to running a machine on a barge. As you swing things shift around and rolls so if your not carefull you can roll and go too far. When your lifting something out of the water its boyant but soon as it brakes the surface and you have all the weight the barge will really roll.

Make sure your hatch covers are bolted down or closed tight when the barge deck starts to go awash. A little barge like the one BM has can flip real easy if your not carefull. Fresh water doesn't have the boyancy as salt water so you have less load carrying capacity.

It is fun walking a heavy excavator onto a barge as you walk onto the ramp it pushes the barge down you can see it sink down. Barge ramps are hinged and all the weight of the machine is suspended on the ramp as you walk on. In some areas if the barge slips out and pulls away from the shore the machine can slip off the ramp and end up in 50-150 foot deep water. You better hope you can swim you never have the door closed or have the seat belt on your ready to bail at anytime.

You need good deadmans on the shore to hold the barge too the shore to keep it from pushing out. The tugboat doesn't always have enough power to push.

You havent see anything untill you seen one of these babies walk onto a flat scow they weigh upwards of 100 tons. Walk one on a barge the barge MUST sit on the beach as the machine walks on. If the barge doesn't sit on the beach the barge will go under water.

www.youtube.com/user/jusportel#p/u/7/3hnyfz_MEdY
Since when were you in marine construction? Looks like he has spuds on his barge so there's no need to tie off.
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Old 12-03-2009, 05:21 PM
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I grew up around the marine industry it is something you do when you live on the West Coast working on tugs barges etc.
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Old 12-03-2009, 07:17 PM
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I grew up around the marine industry it is something you do when you live on the West Coast working on tugs barges etc.
along with logging, trucking, welding, excavation and any other trade circled around the construction industry?
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Just run the god damn sh*t out of the machine and the hell with all the other crap, make money instead of worrying about crap that only accountants think about!
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Old 12-03-2009, 09:40 PM
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Gravel Rat is right with just about everything and the rock isn't river rock it came from a quarry where they blast to produce that size of rock. There are a lot of factors on a barge but sometimes you still just have to take it to the edge to reach
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Old 12-05-2009, 11:14 AM
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Here are a few past projects

1st one is of a sidewalk demo job, everything had to be done by water

2nd is driving the first post for a new dock

3rd is unloading the barge after a dredge job

4th is loading our barge for another local contractor

5th loading my heavy hauler
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Old 12-05-2009, 08:34 PM
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I thought you meant the tri-axle at first when you said heavy hauler! Great pics, keep them coming!
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Old 12-06-2009, 09:37 PM
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Last Thursday and Friday we pulled out one of our small barge sections and the took delivery on our new to us 330. Tomorrow I get to start using her to load about 4,800 tons of rock on our barge, cant wait!
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Old 12-06-2009, 10:31 PM
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Very nice machine! How many hours?
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Old 12-06-2009, 10:34 PM
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Thank you it has 2200, we got a good buy and wanted to try this size of machine out for a while and hopefully use it to expand into some larger marine services.
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Old 12-06-2009, 11:10 PM
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what did you pay if you dont mind me asking? (you can pm if you want)
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