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BM's Picture Thread

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by Barge Man, Dec 1, 2009.

  1. J. Peterson Grading

    J. Peterson Grading LawnSite Senior Member
    from IA
    Posts: 989

    Pretty cool pics.

    We bid a Barge job last winter. Since it was something new to me, I was the highest bidder by a large margin. Still it would have been cool to get that job.

  2. mrsops

    mrsops LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,875

    Welcome barge man!! Nice pics you got there. How do you like the t300 and 341 mini? How many other bobcat machines do you have?
  3. Danny Boy

    Danny Boy LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 255

    That looks like very interesting work.
    Is insurance expensive?
    How steep is the learning curve:drinkup:
  4. 93turbo

    93turbo LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 482

    Great pics its always fun to see new things on here keep up the good work.
  5. KTM

    KTM LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 492

    Cool work, what do these companies say that bring there trucks on the barge? I am sure they charge extra, do they have to have a additional policy to bring them out there? Concrete truck on a barge, I know I would chit bricks if I was the driver.
  6. Danny Boy

    Danny Boy LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 255

    No Kidding, that concrete truck must be super top heavy on the barge, Do you have set perimeters as what you can carry or is it just trial and error.
    I suspect you will have lots of questions to answer in this thread:)
  7. jimmyjack

    jimmyjack LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 264

    sweet pics
  8. Gravel Rat

    Gravel Rat LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,544

    I don't see any problems that barge will pack 30 ton maybe 40. For working on a lake it is fine don't think I would try it here.

    When a barge only has 6 inches of freeboard you know its loaded. Excavators and cranes are the worst on a barge if you are lifting or using a excavator to dredge with. Barge rolls machine slides off you need to chain down a crane or excavator if you are making the barge roll.

    BMs barge even has mini spuds on it for holding it in place when working in a fixed spot.
  9. Barge Man

    Barge Man LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 280

    mrsops- So far I love both of them, the 341 is an 01 and the only problem I have ever had is if it is 90 or hotter I tends to get hot rather easy other than that great. I picked up the T300 up this spring it was a repo and so far very pleased only have 280hrs on it.

    Danny boy- the insurance isn’t bad but I only have it on our newer 315. It and my mini are the two that float about 95% of the time. I have figured what I can hold on each barge but it varies like gravel rat said.

    KTM- so far the companies have liked doing it, they usually take pictures and use it as advertising. They do get a premium usually.
  10. Barge Man

    Barge Man LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 280

    Here are some from a project that we started last March. I have a lot of these that I can post, we placed around 16,000 ton of rock. tell me when you get board and I will move on:rolleyes:

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    shoreline 020.jpg

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