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Old 06-23-2014, 01:09 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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That's one big grapple though.
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Old 06-23-2014, 01:10 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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From page 3.

"Rocks aren't cheap though, most of the price is trucking them from up North. Suppliers are the ones that pick them from fields for the farmers and get rid of them. I don't get into that side of it ....the rocks just show up in side dumps, end dumps and straight trucks the size that I call for. We have 3 different companies we buy rocks from and I couldn't tell you what a load costs."
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Old 06-23-2014, 01:12 AM
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Sorry! I was just looking at pictures and not reading!!
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Old 06-23-2014, 02:07 AM
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Sorry! I was just looking at pictures and not reading!!
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Non worries. I usually do the same.
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Old 06-23-2014, 08:27 PM
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Do you guys do alot of traveling for your bolder wall projects. How do you get all those kind of jobs? Word of mouth? You guys have a very unique service if that's mostly what you do.
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Old 06-24-2014, 12:52 AM
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Do you guys do alot of traveling for your bolder wall projects. How do you get all those kind of jobs? Word of mouth? You guys have a very unique service if that's mostly what you do.
Farthest drive is about an hour and/or 50-60 miles max. We service the twin cities area and suburbs. Most of it is word of mouth but some is bidding, esp with the modular stuff. The relationships with GC's and home builders is what we focus on. I keep trying to letter our machines and do some advertising but right now I have work until the end of the year in boulders and little jobs pop up here and there to fill in or on the weekend. I can still do the smaller jobs if I get rained out on the big sites usually. If I'm not building boulder walls its odd these days. About the only other thing I do is demo work and some meetings with GC's.

I put a sign up by one of our big walls last year and we got 5 calls from that alone. If I could find another operator that could build the walls the way I do we could grow more with advertising....

Had the owner of a company come out the other day and say he didn't get any work done that day for 6 hours because he and the others in the office were watching me build a wall. Kinda goofy I thought.


Here's a small wall I built this morning in about an hour. After that I headed to a pair of walls I just built and had to add on to them.





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Old 06-24-2014, 08:16 PM
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Just let me know when the tryouts are...
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Old 06-25-2014, 10:34 AM
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Wat fabric are you using behind walls? Thanks
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Old 06-25-2014, 11:11 PM
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That's quite a drive to make! Maybe some of the sites on the east side of St Paul suburbs could work.

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For the big walls we use 7.5' and 15' wide rolls of 8oz filter fabric. On smaller walls we use 5' wide rolls of 4.5oz filter fabric.

http://www.wheeler-con.com/wheeler-l...xtile-fabrics/


Been working on a wall that retains the soil for a pedestrian tunnel. Kind of interesting and a new challenge for many reasons.

I need to sync my pictures from my ipad, I keep most of my stuff on that now so I can show customers and supervisors progress or if they have any questions is easy to pull up. Seems like just about everyone knows how to use an iPad these days.





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Old 06-25-2014, 11:37 PM
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Neat looking job!
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