Dirtman's Picture Thread

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

  1. wanabe

    wanabe LawnSite Senior Member
    from So. IL
    Posts: 943

    The sytem like that would cost big $ and take a serious ammount of time to set up and remove. Its not even a good idea for the hog industry in my view. If you just make a pond of crap in the field what good is that going to do? Sooner or later its going to need to be reloaded and spread. So why not just use a drag hose or wagon and knife it on some ground anyway? I think most places are wanting animal waste worked into the ground within 24 hours of placing it on the field.
     
  2. P.Services

    P.Services LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,325

    I just meant having three or four conveyors you could set up fast and easy so you didn't have to bail it ten times. Nothin fancy.just an idea not saying it is the only way to do it. I was just throwing a idea around, I'm always trying to do something faster and easier.
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  3. Dirtman2007

    Dirtman2007 LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Alright I brought the daewoo out to help with the pond dredging. So I'm on the volvo in the pond keeping mud pushed up to the shore, bossmans loading the 5 dump trucks. managed to get about 10 loads a hour so we knocked a dent in the mud today. Probably another 300 truck loads remaining.

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    Pushing off the dump site with the dozer

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    Fueling up

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  4. NateV

    NateV LawnSite Senior Member
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    No shiny new kenworths on this job i see. lol..

    Good work!
     
  5. Bleed Green

    Bleed Green LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,514

    Looks like you made it back from icuee. Quite a big mess to deal with when you get back from vacation LOL.
     
  6. Danny Boy

    Danny Boy LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 255

    So where's all the new superior Deere mud slinging equipment from the show then:hammerhead:
     
  7. Dirtman2007

    Dirtman2007 LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Haha If I had to use that stuff I just as rather stay home all day:laugh:


    Bleed green

    yeah it was a welcome back to work. I've had fun all week but i was ready to get back!
     
  8. AEL

    AEL LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,724

    My favourite part about doing ponds is cleaning the machines afterwards- Not lol

    That pond must of been chockerblock full of mud to have that type of quantity in that size of an area. And the engineer saying $800000 for the pond, was that his estimate with the material shipped offsite? Do you know what you are paying to dump mud at dump sites? I usually pay 60 all the way to 150 a load just to dump it. And as you know they are not full loads.
     
  9. Dirtman2007

    Dirtman2007 LawnSite Platinum Member
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    we found a place to dump it for free. all I have to do is grade it off and seed/ straw it when it drys with the dozer. This save a ton of money, other place was 80 bucks a load!
    plus this site is only 4 miles away.


    So today we worked on getting all the mud down to the loading area.


    mud mud and more MUD!!


    Put both machine in to speed up the progress

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    where are my tracks?

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    So I grab a mud mat and use it as a dozer blade to pull the mud towards me

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    head section dug down to grade..

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    lots of mud to haul out, about another 300 truck loads.
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  10. farmerknowsbest

    farmerknowsbest LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 350

    Looks good Chris. I'm curious, is there "bottom" in that slop are will you just sink until you hit rock?

    Great pics.

    Warren
     

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