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Old 10-04-2009, 10:29 PM
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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.


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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.
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Old 10-04-2009, 11:11 PM
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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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Old 10-09-2009, 07:26 PM
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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.

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Pushing off the dump site with the dozer
















Fueling up



quiting time



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

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Old 10-09-2009, 07:50 PM
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Looks like you made it back from icuee. Quite a big mess to deal with when you get back from vacation LOL.
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Old 10-09-2009, 08:20 PM
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So where's all the new superior Deere mud slinging equipment from the show then
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So where's all the new superior Deere mud slinging equipment from the show then

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


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yeah it was a welcome back to work. I've had fun all week but i was ready to get back!
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Old 10-10-2009, 09:33 AM
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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.
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Old 10-10-2009, 02:39 PM
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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




where are my tracks?














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



Now she's getting dirty




head section dug down to grade..



lots of mud to haul out, about another 300 truck loads.


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

Great pics.

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