Interesting retention pond clean up

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by AWJ Services, Nov 22, 2008.

  1. AWJ Services

    AWJ Services LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Ga
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    This is at a Townhouse project and they will cover it with a deck.
    It was just paved so had to do the final cleanup to the retention pond.
    12+ inches of muddy silt.
    No access.Walls are 9foot 6 inches tall at the lowest.
    Hoisted a Ditch Witch SK 350 in and went to work.
    Pushed it to the corner and used the Excavator to dip it out.
    It was another companies job I just supplied the excavator and the know how.LOL
    I had to dig with bucket out of view.

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  2. BrandonV

    BrandonV LawnSite Platinum Member
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    got to love those little ditch witches
     
  3. AWJ Services

    AWJ Services LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Ga
    Posts: 4,276

    They are the best in my opinion.
    I have to rent when I need one but I hope to make it a purchase for 2009.LOL
    The go on the machine had never ran one before today.
    Within an hour he looked like a seasoned pro.
     
  4. P.Services

    P.Services LawnSite Fanatic
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    a strait edge bucket would have worked better. but oh well it got it done none the less.
     
  5. coopers

    coopers LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I am glad to see the Kubota is still working good for you! :)
     
  6. AWJ Services

    AWJ Services LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Ga
    Posts: 4,276

    I have grown quite fond of it.
    Really good machine.
    It was hard to make the payment at first but it has now started earning it's keep.
    The one thing I do not like is when you swing the front door up the Wiper motor is in such a position that I hit my head when climbing in if I am not careful.
     
  7. bobcat_ron

    bobcat_ron LawnSite Fanatic
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    Wow, that just like how we clean manure pits out inside of barns!
     
  8. stuvecorp

    stuvecorp LawnSite Fanatic
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    That's awesome. We don't need no stinkin' wheelbarrow.:)
     
  9. AWJ Services

    AWJ Services LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Ga
    Posts: 4,276

    His 4 guys where actually going to use wheelbarrows.LOL
    That mud was heavy.
    This time of year work is hard to find so we will do anything.
    I put in some more pics.
    You can see how slimy the mud is.

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  10. bobcat_ron

    bobcat_ron LawnSite Fanatic
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    Let me get this straight now, do the houses there have retention ponds built underneath to hold water while there is a major rain storm?
     

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