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Old 04-11-2009, 06:19 PM
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No I don't run the mulcher on float. I do not want the head contacting the ground because that is when you will start destroying your teeth. As it is, I have already lost several carbides hitting steel cable, tires, concrete, and boulders- all of which where obscured by dense vegetation or hit due to the machine's sometime erractic movements in the tough terrain I work in (Picture trying to cut brush while teetering on large rocks and in rock gardens- welcome to ROW mowing in my area).

The chips flying back on you is due to the angle of the head. If I angle the head forward (like dumping a bucket), I will get hit with more chips. I try to never have the head angled forward in this manner as it throws more chips and does not grind the material up as well as it would being run through the head more.
Okay, that makes sense, like I said I was just curious..
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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 04-11-2009, 07:02 PM
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I have to go have dinner (Happy Easter everyone), but before I go I thought I would throw this pic up from this job that I was a supervisor on during the initial land clearing phase. Got many photos from working for this company.

Man I miss working for these guys. Great company.
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Old 04-11-2009, 07:04 PM
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thats an awesome pic! Post some more!
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Old 04-20-2009, 10:33 AM
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Now for a little dirt work. Got asked to go to the family house that we are renovating and do some regrading of the private dirt road and parking area in front of the house. Nice little job with only 1 rock seen all day! (Not bad for New England where there are rocks everywhere )

Now for some before and during work pics:
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Old 04-20-2009, 10:41 AM
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And now for some after pics:

For finish work I will be installing a timber retaining wall along the edge of the lawn. Only had enough time in a half day.

Also, for the arborists out there, the trees won't die with a cut made that close. Managed to not cut any of the large roots coming out of the base of the trees. Plus, those locust trees are extremely resilient- can't kill em, they just keep coming back!
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Old 04-20-2009, 11:21 AM
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looks good, left alot of track marks though!

is that you operating in the pics?
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Old 04-20-2009, 10:16 PM
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Thanks Junior- yes that is me operating the machine. BTW- without a compactor, I did what is called "tracking it in." That is why you see all the tracks. We do that all the time in site work with the larger dozers to provide the initial little bit of compaction.
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Thanks Junior- yes that is me operating the machine. BTW- without a compactor, I did what is called "tracking it in." That is why you see all the tracks. We do that all the time in site work with the larger dozers to provide the initial little bit of compaction.
Yeah, I know, I was bsing you..
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Looks good. Nice easy material to work with.
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Old 04-20-2009, 10:37 PM
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Yea. New England material is nice and rocky. I've got piles full of stone from my screen that can attest to that.

I gotta say that 450 looks pretty sharp all black with the pickup box on it.
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