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Old 06-22-2014, 10:21 AM
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First time checking in here. Awesome work you do. Is the rock walls what you specalize in and retaining walls? Do ya do any other work, or what are your services you do. Do you own the company, just curious as you said you dont know what the costsof the bolders run for your job?? Nice work, and if you just do rock walls, that's a neat niche to offer.
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Old 06-22-2014, 02:02 PM
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So glad that you brought this thread back. It has always been one of my favorites, y'all do amazing work. Hope you're keeping plenty busy this year!
Yes we are very busy, and thanks!

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First time checking in here. Awesome work you do. Is the rock walls what you specalize in and retaining walls? Do ya do any other work, or what are your services you do. Do you own the company, just curious as you said you dont know what the costsof the bolders run for your job?? Nice work, and if you just do rock walls, that's a neat niche to offer.
The company does mostly retaining walls, some odd jobs as well. We demo'ed a water tower a couple years ago. That was pretty fun.

It's a family owned company. I have enough things to do that I don't do the bidding or pricing on stuff I just build them.
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Old 06-22-2014, 07:32 PM
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Sure is a wicked fleet, like the little 85.

Need to get your Bobcats painted to match the excavators.
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Old 06-22-2014, 11:03 PM
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What factors were in play for you guys to decide on the type of Towtem you have versus this more closed clamshell type? This is all I see here in WA.
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Old 06-23-2014, 12:08 AM
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What factors were in play for you guys to decide on the type of Towtem you have versus this more closed clamshell type? This is all I see here in WA.
I can pick up larger rocks with my style clamshell. If I had the closed style I could only use the teeth to pick large rock up. The style you posted would be nice for material handling but they also weigh more.
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Old 06-23-2014, 12:20 AM
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I can pick up larger rocks with my style clamshell. If I had the closed style I could only use the teeth to pick large rock up. The style you posted would be nice for material handling but they also weigh more.
Ah okay. Your style is the first I've seen someone use for rockeries.
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Old 06-23-2014, 12:23 AM
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Going through some old pictures, this wall wall pretty good size.











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Old 06-23-2014, 12:55 AM
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Where does the rock come from? I bet your supplier just loves you guys. Do you know what it costs per ton?
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Old 06-23-2014, 12:57 AM
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I can't believe that grapple has the strength to squeeze that rock so tight it won't fall out. That rock has to weight 15k pounds or more. That's just unreal.
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Old 06-23-2014, 01:04 AM
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Where does the rock come from? I bet your supplier just loves you guys. Do you know what it costs per ton?
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It comes from northern Minnesota from farmers fields mostly. Rocks up there are bigger than around the cities here. I think one of our suppliers gets rocks from sand pits too but not sure. Not a clue on cost per ton.

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I can't believe that grapple has the strength to squeeze that rock so tight it won't fall out. That rock has to weight 15k pounds or more. That's just unreal.
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DX180 won't lift 15k pounds, especially like that. No idea what that rock weighed. Decent size though.
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