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Alaska Gold Rush

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by allinearth, Dec 11, 2010.

  1. juststartin

    juststartin LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 341

    The saga continues... seems to be some discrepencies. They say it cost them 1k a day to operate then it takes 300 gallons a day of fuel at $5 a gallon to operate. They don't have fuel for 4th of july weekend? They find $3 worth of gold and are excited? They bring their families and almost lose one to bears and another to an allergic reaction not to mention added expense and hassle?

    I have never seen so many grown men hug each other. I don't think I have ever hugged an employee.
     
  2. Ozz

    Ozz LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 886

    It would cost them $1k a day to operate, when you include equipment payments, and supplies there. I've worked out of places like that where you have to pack in your supplies, and pack out your trash. It's a logistical feat to keep a site like that supplied.

    Why they don't have fuel for the 4th of july weekend? They probably burnt more fuel that they expected, or are behind schedule.

    I wouldn't take anaybody else out onto a site like that execpt for my crew and myself. That part doesn't make sense. As far as the reactions, they only have one option to avoid getting eaten alive from mosquitoes- DEET powered repellant. I don't know how anybody reacts to DEET. I know once they've used it, though.

    I'm not trying to insult you, but you don't know the **** you simply have to do to run a job in a very, very remote location. There are more expenses that fuel and mainstay equipment (excavators, dozers, loaders, trucks etc.) There is a periphery of stuff to do to run those jobs that you don't take note of when running a job with easy access.
     
  3. juststartin

    juststartin LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 341

    You misinterpreted my post.

    My point was... they said they burn $1500 a day in fuel alone. Then the head tamahauk says it cost them only $1000 per day in operating expenses. Maybe we should ship them a calculator.

    When is the last time you hugged some dude that worked for you?
     
  4. Ozz

    Ozz LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 886

    Oh... I've hugged a guy working for me. I have, however, had a very sexy female I had feelings to "hug" that worked for me.:D
     
  5. Even Cut Lawn Care

    Even Cut Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 645

    I don't see how that generator burned 100 gallons of fuel in 45 minutes...
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  6. juststartin

    juststartin LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 341

    kinda looked like hoodrats firing their guns off as well
     
  7. zak406

    zak406 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,519

    IS it me or is that dorsey guy a big whiney *****. When I imagine gravel rat, I think of dorsey.
    Lives with parents- check
    Has no clue whats going on- check
    Bitches and cries over every little ******* thing- sure enough check

    Its obvious to me now why we havnt had any crappy gravel rat threads lately, He is in alaska mining :)

    The only question i have is, how did dorsey land his wife... Shes not bad looking at all....
     
  8. ksss

    ksss LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 7,126



    I have been wondering what may have caused the reduction in GR threads. I suspect that the Mods may have had a chat with him.

    I have been on here for 7-8 years and I have never seen the mods have to manage this forum as much as they have had to recently. I think we used to be one of the better behaved forums on this site, don't think that is the case anymore.
     
  9. zak406

    zak406 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,519

    Now that you mention it im going on my 5th year on this site in general lol!
     
  10. M & MD Lawn

    M & MD Lawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 520

    The old guy gets me with the " no guts no glory" lmao, I think he takes that a little too serious, but i must say it is hard to watch because its always a accident waiting to happen and i can see it coming and i have never mined a day in my life.
     

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