A few Army pics

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by Swampy, Aug 2, 2009.

  1. Swampy

    Swampy LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I figure you guys might get kick out of the heavy junk out in Desert of Ft. Irwin, CA.

    Bobcat in disguise.
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    A HET moving a Deere 330
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    Old D7 after back blading in the Moon Dust
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    A Deere 230 and 330 at the excavation site
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    Hehe anybody that is/was in the military should know what this means.
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    Road to no where was our project, total length about 7 miles.
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    The Michigan that was used until someone decided to put JP8 in the Hydro tank.
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    Maintance guys trying to beat the 140* temp's. (one of Miss Stiehl's pictures)
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  2. Junior M

    Junior M LawnSite Fanatic
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    Jeez, looks dusty, I'd hope the military is nice enough to give yall cabs!

    And I feel sorry for the guy that was running the D7..
     
  3. AWJ Services

    AWJ Services LawnSite Platinum Member
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    That is how our jobs sites look in the summer with that much dust.
     
  4. bobcat_ron

    bobcat_ron LawnSite Fanatic
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    Sooo, uhhh, what's under the rock pile?

    A dookie pile?

    At least if the enemy starts shooting at the Bobcat's, it's not going to be a waste of ammunition.
     
  5. Mowinforaliving

    Mowinforaliving LawnSite Bronze Member
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    What was your training like on driving trucks and operating equipment in the military? CDL school, heavy equipment training, etc.?? I like the pictures. It reminds me of my old job I had last Winter.
     
  6. Junior M

    Junior M LawnSite Fanatic
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    Ours get bad, but dam, thats freakin horrible, atleast we got a chance of rain to knock it down.. :dizzy:
     
  7. AWJ Services

    AWJ Services LawnSite Platinum Member
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    This year has been better but last year when we went almost 3 months without rain they where all like that.You Harley rake a yard and the whole neighborhood is covered in red clay.
    Good Times.
     
  8. BIGBEN2004

    BIGBEN2004 LawnSite Senior Member
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    What is the military using all that heavy equipment for? What are they digging for?
     
  9. Swampy

    Swampy LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Building roads in a new section of Ft. Irwin, and we werent really digging more like mining for the shale out the side of a mountian

    AWJ it rained out there two night for seriously maybe a minute and then it was done. Besides that D7 after that picture was completely tan even the top of the roof.

    Jr if the dozer did have a cab it would be like the rest of the equipment that does have cabs, no air conditioning turns cabs into ovens. You'd be lucky if the one small fan would work.

    LDH there really isn't no extensive training for CDL's in the miltitary cause with operating military vehicles you don't have to have a CDL, though you can obtian a CDL easier if you have a letter of recomdation from the motor pool and a M916A1 or A3 on you military drivers license. Also their is the MOS School that now all Operators must go through as the military combined Horizantal, Vertical, and Crane operation into one school now.

    Ron you are correct, no porta poddy's out there yet.

    Some more pics
    Bored enough to start chasing lizards and compacting sand.lol
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    Martin dancing on the back of the tanker.
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    Start of the finished project.
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    Stockpiling a few loads of gravel.
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    Our clean D7 at the MILES site
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    HET pulling a Scraper
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    Sandstorm at 3pm
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  10. Junior M

    Junior M LawnSite Fanatic
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    Those trucks are oshkosh's correct? what are they powered with?
     

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