Dirtman's Picture Thread

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by Dirtman2007, Nov 17, 2008.

  1. Dirtman2007

    Dirtman2007 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,366

    Well my day was going just nice and good until I got a phone call from the bossman saying that he had just buried the daewoo out in the middle of a pond were getting ready to dredge out. So I made a mad day over to the site to help in the recovery. The daewoo is sitting on TWO 8'X16' mud mats. that's just how wet this place is.
    What I stubbled apon

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    ok now I've got water in the cab, holly Sh*t. the battery box is under water and the machines still sinking.

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    crap it's damn near going outa site.

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    I've got my volvo on the way and the bossman just picked up some mats.

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    The volvo had just arrive, two hours until dark, gotta get going.

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    Working it's way out on the mats

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    Finally reached the daewoo, started digging out in front of the machine to get some more mats under it.

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    My oh my....

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    Alright now we got the front of the machine up some.

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    Slow but steady

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    Alright now it too muddy to get out, passed the camera off and gave the daewoo all she had.

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    Here's me doing some serious thinkin

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    Now the volvo is getting bogged down.

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    Were getting there... I guess
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    Now the volvo is really down deep, I'm not in a very good postion. I've got 12" of mud in the cab, having to kick it out so I can see the track pedals and It's getting dark!

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    Now it's dark, I'm standing on a sinking ship.... too dark for anymore pictures

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    Well It took some work but we got them both out. Now the clean up begins. Only one bent pannel door.. and It has to be on my freaken volvo [-( But atleast their out.

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    I guess we'll have to figure out plan "B" tomorrow...
     
  2. G.M.Landscaping

    G.M.Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 937

    Holy crap. At least you got them both out.
     
  3. DUSTYCEDAR

    DUSTYCEDAR LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
    Posts: 5,137

    next time call Triple A
    OR should it be Sea Tow?
     
  4. meets1

    meets1 LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,756

    WOW! That is mucky mud!
     
  5. WH401

    WH401 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 572

    About 5 - 7 years ago, a neighbor got one of the small Sunbelt Rentals one's stuck in a mudpit about as deep as you did that. We tried for a while to get it out with a IH w/ a FEL but it didn't budge. Eventually he had to have Sunbelt come out with a crane and pick it out. It was interesting to watch though.
     
  6. F3Nelso

    F3Nelso LawnSite Member
    Posts: 32

    Ha! Ive buried a machine that bad before, that sucks.

    I buried a Volvo 220, it took a 300 to get her out
     
  7. NateV

    NateV LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 340

    WOW...i hope i never have to deal with anything that stuck.
     
  8. Gravel Rat

    Gravel Rat LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,544

    I'am glad we don't have conditions like that :laugh:

    If the machine was sitting on a swamp pad that has to be pretty soft :dizzy:

    I think you guys should build some pontoons for your excavators :drinkup:
     
  9. deere615

    deere615 LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,676

    Man that thing looked STUCK!
     
  10. KCfireman

    KCfireman LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,863

    man, i would of pulled one of our 4x4 fire trucks:weightlifter: around there and yanked that SOB outta there!
     

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