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Old 10-25-2011, 03:55 AM
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Dug a little pond today with the dozer and 140.
I pretty much dug alittle water hole last time just to get dirt to fill in a low area, well he liked the water hole so much he wanted me to turn it into a pond. Pushed the dirt out with the dozer and shaped the sides with the 140. all the dirt was spread out in the field to help level it off


I have 3 of those feeders, one is still making me suffer. They are so terrible it's not even funny. You would have done the guy a huge favor pancaking the ****er.




Didn't you watch Jason's video on slot dozing? You're supposed to start at the front and work your way to the back. Bad Chris, no biscuit for you. I got a kick out of "why are you pushing the dirt uphill."
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Old 10-25-2011, 06:38 AM
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Didn't you watch Jason's video on slot dozing? You're supposed to start at the front and work your way to the back. Bad Chris, no biscuit for you. I got a kick out of "why are you pushing the dirt uphill."
Right or wrong Im always gonna do it my way lol
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Old 10-25-2011, 10:14 PM
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I guess I'm getting into the mowing biz now


did a little mowing monday








mowing around some trees






bottom of pond





weed wacking what i cant get with the takkie




Then a fablous mowing job about 220 miles from home, pond failed inspection and needed to have the trees mowed off the dam





before





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Old 10-25-2011, 10:25 PM
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I'm shocked to see that a. Someone got a pond permit and b. that the inspector was harsh enough about the trees.

Glad they are! And nice work!

Do ou break out the string trimmer around rocks or just get what u can with the excav and taki?
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Old 10-25-2011, 10:43 PM
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I'm shocked to see that a. Someone got a pond permit and b. that the inspector was harsh enough about the trees.

Glad they are! And nice work!

Do ou break out the string trimmer around rocks or just get what u can with the excav and taki?
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NC is cracking down on Retention pond, pretty much any stormwater, BMP pond. Law is they have to be inspected every year and when they fail we get called to come bring them up to standards. One of the rules is grass cant be over 6-8 inches tall. Well as you can tell the last pond failed really bad. can't have any trees on the front, top, or back of any pond that was built to catch and release storm water from subdivions. buildings, ect.

as far as rocks I'll mow around them, usually the mower finds them and shoots them out of the way. If I know I'll get the contract of mowing them 3 or 4 times a year I'll go around and throw them off the slopes just so i wont hit them again.
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Old 10-26-2011, 09:31 AM
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What does it matter if the grass is tall or there are trees around the pond?
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Old 10-26-2011, 09:42 AM
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Roots go down, create unstable soil and create a certain amount of possible root decay which is then uncompacted.

This is only for the areas that hold back the water (IE burms/dams etc..) you can have things around the areas that dont hold back water.
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Old 10-26-2011, 06:42 PM
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What does it matter if the grass is tall or there are trees around the pond?
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Like he said the trees grow and creat holes in the dam that can cause them to leak. also brings in muskrats that like to dig tunnels and that creates leakes. tall grass and briers cover up problems that may cause something to fail and also all that crap from trees gets into the water and cloggs up the drainage system. plus it looks alot better
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Old 10-26-2011, 06:47 PM
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so here is todays fun little project, company was called out to dig up a old leaking oil tank, well over the years the oil soaked into the ground rather far, farther than his little PC40 could dig so I came in and took all the bulk contaminated dirt out













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Old 10-26-2011, 07:47 PM
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Looks like you were trying to dig to China.
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