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Cornell's Rock Walls and more Picture Thread

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by Cornell, Jun 19, 2014.

  1. Cornell

    Cornell LawnSite Senior Member
    from MN
    Posts: 542

    Depends on the site and how the base soils are.

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  2. SRT8

    SRT8 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from CA
    Posts: 1,267

    I think its so cool that you get to build walls like that on an everyday basis. I think i have seen maybe 2 or 3 in my area and thats it. Most people around here go with blocks or concrete. Anyways, awesome work!
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  3. Dirtman2007

    Dirtman2007 LawnSite Platinum Member
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    after building a little wall today im glad I don't have to do that everyday! you have the right equipment to get it done. also nicer rocks to work with too! All mine were blasted with flat edges, round edges, all sorts of shapes and sizes. where do your rocks come from? looks like the rock has tumbled a lot to be so smooth.
     
  4. Cornell

    Cornell LawnSite Senior Member
    from MN
    Posts: 542

    A rotating grapple helps a ton vs. using a thumb of or set of forks on a Bobcat.

    I love rocks with hard edges. I also use rocks of all shapes and sizes.

    Our rocks come out of sand pits, farmers fields, straight out of clay whatever. They are 98% of the time glacial granite boulders. Very rarely do we use something else... then its limestone or dresser trap rock.

    After you do it everyday you learn where to use which rocks in what places to not work yourself into a hard spot. :)
     
  5. Cornell

    Cornell LawnSite Senior Member
    from MN
    Posts: 542

    Been pretty busy.

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  6. Cornell

    Cornell LawnSite Senior Member
    from MN
    Posts: 542

    My lift:

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    Filled and packed with select granular

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    C series 800 Deere

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    Little wall they added

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  7. Cornell

    Cornell LawnSite Senior Member
    from MN
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    New wall

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    Rear!

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  8. Cornell

    Cornell LawnSite Senior Member
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    and my girlfriend polished my truck today for me and didn't even tell me about it!

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  9. coopers

    coopers LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,224

    Definitely a keepr then. :)
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  10. myblacktruck

    myblacktruck LawnSite Member
    from Pa
    Posts: 34

    That's some very nice work you do.
     

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