A.E.L Photo Thread

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by AEL, Apr 11, 2013.

  1. AEL

    AEL LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Thanks! The more I drive it the better the fuel economy. I was worried at first it wouldn't have mulch power being a 3.0 v6 diesel , but man that little motor pulls!
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  2. AEL

    AEL LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Thanks Jacob! Looks like the brush hogging is keeping you quite busy!
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  3. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
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    It's picking up. Trying to land that one job that justifies me signing the paperwork on a CTL w/ mulcher head.
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  4. lumberjack1986

    lumberjack1986 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Awesome, thanks! I've got to build a hanger for the grapple and I'll have a rotating grapple attachment for mine. 50" Valby grapple, should make handling/loading tree debris easier.


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  5. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
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    Sean, need to pick your brain.

    Pricing a clearing job. This is 1 of 3 jobs we are doing for this developer. It's only a Half acre. 300' L x 75' W. not many large trees but its thick with saplings and trees in the 4"-8" range. I'm using a D5 to clear it and pile up.

    My issue is he wants a price for us to burn the pile and one to haul it off. To haul it off would require me to bring in an excavator also(which will really raise the price).

    I know it's a one day job (without burning). Burning is very popular in the area im working in now. Not sure what a good way to haul away the debris would be.

    Here is just a quick shot of some of the trees/brush.
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  6. lumberjack1986

    lumberjack1986 LawnSite Senior Member
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    I would rather use an excavator to pile for burning than a dozer, although I understand access to desired equipment isn't always possible.

    Haul distance would dictate how I would haul the material.
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  7. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
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    My local cat rental quoted me the same price for either a D5 w/cab or a 312 Excvator.
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  8. lumberjack1986

    lumberjack1986 LawnSite Senior Member
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    A 312 is plenty, I would do it with my 6 ton no problem.

    Time I can't estimate, obviously.
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  9. AEL

    AEL LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Hey Jacob, I would recommend going with the 312 with a hyd thumb. If you are burning the material an excavator will allow it be cleaner(ie- less dirt which will allow it to burn a bit cleaner and smoke less) or if you are hauling it offsite you can use the excavator to load it out and having less dirt in it will make your loads lighter.
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  10. lumberjack1986

    lumberjack1986 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Clearing and burning to completion (if required) in one day is a bit optimistic.
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