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Old 11-26-2008, 12:46 AM
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how good does a flat bucket dig in fairly hard soil?

NC is weird in dirt, goes from mud to pretty hard clay to sandstone.

I doubt I'd even think about one with out ahveing a Q/C.
I definitly wouldn't change back and fore to the different buckets with out Q/C, that was always a pain for me since the old CAT 225 was manual.Had to have everything just right to get the pins in and out.

Plus then there was always all that grease

Also had a 36" bucket with the offset sidecutter that made it cut 48" at the base of the bucket.Mainly just used the ditching bucket the time i had it.

Yeah that wet mud get heavy !
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Old 11-26-2008, 01:34 AM
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Old 11-26-2008, 06:44 PM
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Well today we finished digging out this section of the pond

Here's a few pics









OHHHHH CRAP!!

Looks like I slipped off the mats or did not have enoguh under me... I stopped before I buried the machine, got in the daewoo and tossed a few more mats to the machine, then walked it right out.






The little takkie moved some mud today!








All done
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Old 11-26-2008, 06:46 PM
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So you guys are just piling the mud some where to dry?
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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 11-26-2008, 06:49 PM
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wow you bailed that a looooong ways!!
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Old 11-26-2008, 07:04 PM
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Lookin' good. So let me get this straight. You're just bailing the mud into a hole that you've dug onsite, right? So no material is being trucked out? That would be the best, just bailing dirt all day, no BS and no stupid ass truck drivers to deal with. Sounds like my kind of gig.
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Old 11-26-2008, 07:09 PM
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So you guys are just piling the mud some where to dry?
Yeah I'm pretty mush piling it up by the road over the weekend to dry. Then I will spread it out on the slope, seed and straw and call her done.
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Old 11-26-2008, 07:11 PM
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Lookin' good. So let me get this straight. You're just bailing the mud into a hole that you've dug onsite, right? So no material is being trucked out? That would be the best, just bailing dirt all day, no BS and no stupid ass truck drivers to deal with. Sounds like my kind of gig.
Yep thats pretty much it, scoop, swing, dump, repeat for 8 hours. Got er dun though.
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Old 11-26-2008, 07:15 PM
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Yeah I'm pretty mush piling it up by the road over the weekend to dry. Then I will spread it out on the slope, seed and straw and call her done.
Nice, so I guess this isnt a fancy rich people community?

I have always wondered this but never asked, why does Volvo put those red and white reflector decals on the stick of the trackhoes?
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Yep thats pretty much it, scoop, swing, dump, repeat for 8 hours. Got er dun though.
Rock on, those jobs are the best. It seems I've drifted further and further from those gigs over the last couple years, everything just gets more complicated and usually involves heavy math. Oh well.
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