Interesting job. Pics of iron included!!!

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  1. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
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    Took a few days off to operate equipment for a buddy on a very kool job. We are launching a newly built tug boat into the Mississippi river. We will lift the boat using custom built air bags and machines to manuever and as an anchor point. Iron on site: Cat D6, Cat D5 dozers, Cat 330 excavator & Cat 259b loader. I was running the 259 today & will be running the d5 2morrow. We got rained out today while staging the crane mats & airbags. We built a sand ramp to slide the rug down into the river. Here are the pics from today, will take lots more 2morrow. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
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  2. KrayzKajun

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  3. Marek

    Marek LawnSite Bronze Member
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    What did you think of the 259B ?
     
  4. KrayzKajun

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    Its a good lil machine, could use some more ass behind it. I was working it hard today pushing crane mats in the mud.
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  5. AEL

    AEL LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Awesome Job Jacob. Are the machines owned or rented? Let me know your opinions on the D5, looking to add a blade to the fleet.
     
  6. PonyExpress94

    PonyExpress94 LawnSite Member
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    Where is this boat yard and what is the name of it? The company I work for had 15 boats built at three yards down in Louisiana in the last 10 years. Interested to know if this yard is one of them.
     
  7. KrayzKajun

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    This is a river tug towing company. They build their boats. This is in luling,La.
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  8. KrayzKajun

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    Sean, the company i run equipment for owns the new D5k & the 259b3. The D6 & 330 are owned by another friend who does heavy construction. Ive put close to 100hrs on the D5 this year doing clearing jobs. Awesome machine to run. I may be working a deal on a small D3 & a bobcat T300 from a friend who owns a heavy equipment repair and rental company. He is upgrading his fleet and has offered me some good deals on equipment.
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  9. AEL

    AEL LawnSite Bronze Member
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    What series d3 is it ? c, g, or k?
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  10. CowboysLawnCareDelaware

    CowboysLawnCareDelaware LawnSite Senior Member
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    I use to watch the show on t.v. where they would salvage the boats and barges that ran aground with the same systems you guys use to launch the boats.

    I forget what it was called, but I think it only ran for a season or two.

    -Michael
     

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