bobcat'nstl's work pics

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by Bobcat'nSTL, Jul 4, 2009.

  1. MattnSTL

    MattnSTL LawnSite Member
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    It may look bad, but when you actually get inside of it, you can see that a lot is still intact. About 2/3's of the structure is intact. The new walls that fell were literally brand new. Face brick backed up by CMU with wall ties. The wind was just too strong without the roof holding the walls together. We're talking 80 mph straight line winds. The floor collapse is because of the new wall collapsing onto the floor. It collapsed one floor, but the floor below it was solid enough to catch a good chunk of the debris, and the first floor didn't even sag under a huge load. The house is solid, and will only be more solid once we put it back together. I have put back together much worse than this at my day job. It may not make sense to those that don't work with these buildings on a regular basis, but it does to us.

    And insurance won't pay to bulldoze it. I can only get a payout for clean-up and repair, and full demo would be very expensive at this point.
     
  2. Bobcat'nSTL

    Bobcat'nSTL LawnSite Member
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    Its been a long time since we have updated so Ill start with some new toys :)
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    new ms 290

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    and new to me 4 wheeler

    We have been very busy lately and got a few surprises for everyone that has been following but I will let my brother fill you in on that.
     
  3. lowey

    lowey LawnSite Member
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    did u guys end up rebuilding
     
  4. curtisfarmer

    curtisfarmer LawnSite Senior Member
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    Wow, bummer. Got insurance? Looks like you are going to need it for the neighboors house.:confused:
     
  5. Bobcat'nSTL

    Bobcat'nSTL LawnSite Member
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  6. Bobcat'nSTL

    Bobcat'nSTL LawnSite Member
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    here are some better pics of the trailer
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    here is the new john deere walk behind I picked up about a month ago, only paid $800 with bagger.
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    Finally for the new toy, we have been looking for a utv for about a year now and finally came across one that was in our price range and in decent shape.
    Its a 2007 kubota rtv900 4x4 with a 3cyl kunota diesel with 2400hrs on it, needed some new tires and some u joints. here it is at the local john deere dealer. I originally went out to get new belts for the exmark but figured I wouls ask if they had any used Gators well they didnt but they had this and they had just got it on a trade in from a local cemetery and were asking $2500 as is bc when they got it in it wasnt running. Well after talking with them we were able to get it for $2585 with a diagnosis on whats all wrong, turned out to be just a battery like we thought so we went ahead and got it. got some new tires for it and waiting on the new u joints to come in now, all in all we are very pleased with it.
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  7. Bobcat'nSTL

    Bobcat'nSTL LawnSite Member
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    Here are some pics from over the winter at the house. Had to tear up part of the concrete slab in the back yard so that we could have the new sewer line ran. The plumber offered to do it for an additional $1000 but we decided to do it and it only ended up costing $500.
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    The gas company also came that day to start their new line in
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    may be an old dump truck but we couldnt turn down $150 a load for haul off and dump fee

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    ran into the old garage foundations
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    finally got it to brake
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    got dark fast
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    took everything the 430 had but it got it out, I had to wedge it up against the blade and use the blade and bucket to get it out of the hole.
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    finished up
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    power getting hooked up
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    using the lift to bring down 2 pallets worth of left over brick
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    the house is back together now and beyond where it was before the collapse we have the plumbing ruffed in HV/AC installed and electric panel set and one out let rest of the wiring coming soon, we have been working our butts off and hope to have the first and second floor livable by fall.

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    siding the dormers
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    finally got rid of the last piece of foundation a couple of weeks ago.
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    got the back yard cleaned up
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    and even started hanging some drywall
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  8. Dan85

    Dan85 LawnSite Member
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    Great photos! Glad to see you guys were able to rebuild after the collapse. I know old buildings/houses have lots of surprises and require tremendous amounts of patience and perseverance. Keep us updated!
     
  9. Bobcat'nSTL

    Bobcat'nSTL LawnSite Member
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    Well its been a long time since I have posted, I have had a lot of good luck and got into the apprenticeship program for Local 512 IUOE, that I applied to over a year ago and just finished up schooling for the year till winter so now it is off to work, I got lucky and only had to wait a week to go out to work, the first two jobs were setting cell phone tower components for sprint. I was oiling for the liebherr ltm 1130-5.1 for two days which included setting up and taking down each day. Then yesterday I went out for another company on a GMK5120 to help set it up at a storm clean up job and then use it to help set up the GMK6350 with 200' of jib to lift the damaged roof steel out. The GMK5120 will be used to hold a man basket but I will not be there for that because the operators normal oilier will be back from vacation. So here are some pics.

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    back down for the night
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    the big boy
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    back at the yard at the end of the day
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    Well that's all I have for now, let me know if you would like to see more pics like this.
     
  10. MatthewG

    MatthewG LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 266

    Awesome price on the Kubota man
     

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