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Old 07-16-2011, 07:55 PM
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Work looks good. I saw your trucks a few times back in the fall up around Street Road and York Road when I was on my way back from class.
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Old 02-14-2012, 01:56 AM
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some late 2011 season pics. first is a before and after of a cleaning / repair job. Its amazing how many times we pull apart a landing to find the previous contractor failed to install waterproofing of any sort.
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Old 02-14-2012, 01:58 AM
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and a few pics of a late 2011 patio project before final grading and seeding could be done.
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Old 02-14-2012, 02:20 AM
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figured I'd add this pic too.. in case anyone had doubts that a VTS system DOES put more stress on the rear wheel motors.. well, it sheared all 8 studs off right at the hub. Although I do firmly believe that our VTS system is cursed considering we've replaced (2) torsion tubes, split bogeys, idlers, as well as repaired stress cracks in the tunnels.
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Old 02-14-2012, 08:34 AM
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Your work pictures look really good! You have nice equipment as well!
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Old 02-14-2012, 10:27 AM
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Everything looks great as usual, and that sucks about the VTS system.
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Old 02-14-2012, 11:30 AM
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When the vts is working how do you feel it compares to a normal track machine/wheeled machine. Also did you buy the vts new?
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Old 02-14-2012, 12:30 PM
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I bought the tracks used (barely) through a CAT dealer in Louisiana. As far as a review, I feel as though the VTS is a necessary evil. I would not want to have a dedicated track machine for snow use, so having that option to remove the tracks for the winter is invaluable. The 232 is a little underpowered for the system and you can feel it with only 56hp. As many problems as I've had with the system I would not hesitate to buy these for our next machine. They are a very open design making them good at self cleaning, you'll lose less production time due to rain/mud, and we are into a "tracked" machine for much less than it would have cost to buy a dedicated track machine with the added bonus of wearing out a $400 set of tires instead of $2000 worth of tracks during the winter.
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Old 02-14-2012, 12:34 PM
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I think this is a very true review from what I have heard from others, very good review.
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Old 02-14-2012, 04:46 PM
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Yeah I wondered if that was ETW's cummins as well?
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