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Old 05-11-2014, 06:50 PM
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The issue is the cost on mud mats for 90 days, we wouldn't even break even at that point
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Old 05-11-2014, 08:16 PM
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you don't need to build a haul road to heaven, buy 4 mats and start bailing it to shore with the hoe. load it out and be done with it. might as well dug a hole and bury your dump truck if you think you are going to plywood that thing over a canal lol
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Old 05-11-2014, 08:31 PM
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you don't need to build a haul road to heaven, buy 4 mats and start bailing it to shore with the hoe. load it out and be done with it. might as well dug a hole and bury your dump truck if you think you are going to plywood that thing over a canal lol
Would a long reach have any advantage, if I do it this way?
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Old 05-11-2014, 08:33 PM
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Would a long reach have any advantage, if I do it this way?
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If you're operators have never used one you should probably stick to conventional. Long reaches take a good bit to get used to
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Old 05-11-2014, 08:50 PM
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Serious ? 3/4" ply wood to hold dump trucks over mud? Get a few mats a 200 size machine and start bailing. Stop procrastinating and get the job done .
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Old 05-11-2014, 09:55 PM
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personally ive never used a long reach on mud mats before. I know ive had a very hard time getting mats out of the mud with a regular 20 ton machine with a thumb. I don't see how it would be possible if the mats sunk 2-3' in the mud of getting them out with a LR
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Some where long ago i gave your the best advice out of everyone.........tuck your tail and run. You messed up and underbid it. You failed to realize the scope of work involved.

Good decisions come from experience, and experience comes from bad decisions.
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Old 05-12-2014, 01:33 AM
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Mats would be cheaper than all the 3/4" ply you would destroy. My 3500lb ex cracks it on a grass lawn, i can't imagine a truck on mud. Can you rent mats from another contractor in the area?
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The mats I posted a link to don't with my mini RJ, they're the same size.
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Old 05-12-2014, 02:08 AM
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Some where long ago i gave your the best advice out of everyone.........tuck your tail and run. You messed up and underbid it. You failed to realize the scope of work involved.

Good decisions come from experience, and experience comes from bad decisions.
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I wish we weren't getting pounded with snow. I would hop on a cheap plane and come down and help out free of charge just to get out of the cold and solve a muddy problem.

Like i said before....dont over look the option of saying its harder then one could have anticipated and you either A) cant do it B) need more money to get it done.

With the second guy walking off this puts you in a good position to explain this is a larger then anticipated problem.
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Old 05-12-2014, 07:41 AM
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Well, at least you'll have another day to mull it over. It'll be dumping rain today anyway.
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