Dirtman's Picture Thread

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

  1. hvy 1ton

    hvy 1ton LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 581

    [​IMG]

    I have 3 of those feeders, one is still making me suffer. They are so terrible it's not even funny. You would have done the guy a huge favor pancaking the ****er.


    [​IMG]

    Didn't you watch Jason's video on slot dozing? You're supposed to start at the front and work your way to the back. Bad Chris, no biscuit for you. :drinkup: I got a kick out of "why are you pushing the dirt uphill."
     
  2. Dirtman2007

    Dirtman2007 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,366

    Right or wrong Im always gonna do it my way:drinkup: lol
     
  3. Dirtman2007

    Dirtman2007 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,366

    I guess I'm getting into the mowing biz now


    did a little mowing monday

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]


    mowing around some trees

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]


    bottom of pond

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    weed wacking what i cant get with the takkie

    [​IMG]


    Then a fablous mowing job about 220 miles from home, pond failed inspection and needed to have the trees mowed off the dam

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    before

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    after

    [​IMG]
     
  4. Impact-Vector

    Impact-Vector LawnSite Member
    Posts: 150

    I'm shocked to see that a. Someone got a pond permit and b. that the inspector was harsh enough about the trees.

    Glad they are! And nice work!

    Do ou break out the string trimmer around rocks or just get what u can with the excav and taki?
    Posted via Mobile Device
     
  5. Dirtman2007

    Dirtman2007 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,366

    NC is cracking down on Retention pond, pretty much any stormwater, BMP pond. Law is they have to be inspected every year and when they fail we get called to come bring them up to standards. One of the rules is grass cant be over 6-8 inches tall. Well as you can tell the last pond failed really bad. can't have any trees on the front, top, or back of any pond that was built to catch and release storm water from subdivions. buildings, ect.

    as far as rocks I'll mow around them, usually the mower finds them and shoots them out of the way. If I know I'll get the contract of mowing them 3 or 4 times a year I'll go around and throw them off the slopes just so i wont hit them again.
     
  6. coopers

    coopers LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,224

    What does it matter if the grass is tall or there are trees around the pond?
    Posted via Mobile Device
     
  7. Impact-Vector

    Impact-Vector LawnSite Member
    Posts: 150

    Roots go down, create unstable soil and create a certain amount of possible root decay which is then uncompacted.

    This is only for the areas that hold back the water (IE burms/dams etc..) you can have things around the areas that dont hold back water.
     
  8. Dirtman2007

    Dirtman2007 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,366

    Like he said the trees grow and creat holes in the dam that can cause them to leak. also brings in muskrats that like to dig tunnels and that creates leakes. tall grass and briers cover up problems that may cause something to fail and also all that crap from trees gets into the water and cloggs up the drainage system. plus it looks alot better
     
  9. Dirtman2007

    Dirtman2007 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,366

    so here is todays fun little project, company was called out to dig up a old leaking oil tank, well over the years the oil soaked into the ground rather far, farther than his little PC40 could dig so I came in and took all the bulk contaminated dirt out

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  10. Heavyduty1

    Heavyduty1 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 244

    Looks like you were trying to dig to China.:cool2:
     

Share This Page