IOILYOUIN's Picture Thread.

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by ioilyouin, Feb 9, 2010.

  1. ioilyouin

    ioilyouin LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 710

    Long ago, at least the 70's, we used to have three. Sadly due to the declining market we downsized to two in 2008. WE'll be in Pilot Knob on Monday and some more for the county later in the week. Hopefully I'll be able to get some pics and videos. I'll be in the black KW for a week or so, we're down a driver till at least the 15th.
     
  2. ioilyouin

    ioilyouin LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 710

    Plans change around our shop hourly. I was supposed to be out ditchmowing for Wash. Co. and instead went out in dad's place to oil for Wash. Co.. I had my crappy camera with me so the photos are ok, but when I can plan it I'll take the camera to take some video.
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    The county's chip box cannot accommodate this road in two passes so I have to make a narrow strip down one side and then cover the rest of the road on the next pass.
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    The chip box is very antiquated and only one of a few in operation in the area. I'm surprised OSHA has not had a field day with these things yet.
     
  3. wanabe

    wanabe LawnSite Senior Member
    from So. IL
    Posts: 943

    Great pics. Looks like just south of oakdale, IL?
     
  4. ioilyouin

    ioilyouin LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 710

    Wannabe, correct again. If you guess where I'm at in these pictures I'll have to move you to stalker status.

    Anyway, this was a job that my dad picked up quoting driveways for oil. The house was built at a fair elevation with plenty of room for a gradual drop. However the driveway was put in a draw with little to no drop at the back. I wasn't able to get any pics before but I did get some during and after we finished. We had to build up the drive around 8" at the house and feather out to the road. In addition we had to build up the yard backing to the drive to make sure that the water didn't pocket against the drive.
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    I thought I'd post a pic of the equipment down the road clearing off a lot.
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  5. Ozz

    Ozz LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 886

    No offense to the mulcher guys, but tht's the way clearing should be done. No regrowth, and all the material can be removed easily. Nad all the guys who say track loaders suck, well, this is what they were made to do.
     
  6. ioilyouin

    ioilyouin LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 710

    Agreed, if you are doing new construction. However mulchers wouldn't be manufactured if there wasn't a need for them in certain situations.
     
  7. Junior M

    Junior M LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,541

    so your gonna go in and clear an entire ROW?
     
  8. Ozz

    Ozz LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 886


    No, it won't keep up with a muclher crew doing ROW with one track loader. But, the logs will be saved, and you'll get a profit from them. ROW is really the only place where I believe mulchers shine. If I get to run a Cat 963D/ Deere 755D and then put you against me with a T300/299/TL250/450CT and mulcher, and we go head to head clearing an acre of forest, you would probably win clearing underbrush, but I would be able to go and skid the usable timber out, and grub the area. And I would finish the job before you.

    Yes, mulchers have their place, but clearing for new development, farmland, ponds... is not one of them. The machines used are too limited for clearing, or any major dirt work.

    Oh, and I was a bit drunk last night.
     
  9. Gravel Rat

    Gravel Rat LawnSite Fanatic
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    Junior you should join one of the slashing crews that do ROW work for BC Hydro it is all done by hand with chainsaws and clearing saws along with the use of pesticides (industrial strength round up). One of the guys I know says at the start of the season says he could be 30lbs over weight and it is gone in 2 weeks.

    Any brush clearing in the residential side of it rip it out with a excavator and make it so you can grow grass and use a lawnmower or a weed whacker to cut it.

    I have been looking into a excavator with a brush head but as I said above why cut it when you can redevelop the area and eliminate the brush all together. Get rid of it once and your done with it I have tried everything to get rid of brush and it grows back every year.

    We have the himalayan blackberry bushes like most places in the Pacific Northest www.invasiveplantcouncilbc.ca/invasive-plants-bc/invasive-plant-watch/himalayan-blackberry

    You have to tear these out of the ground and burn them if you mulch them up they come back even stronger the next year. I have burned off large areas of blackberrys using cedar tree branches to keep moving a fire around. Next year they are back in the same d*mn spot again the only thing that gets rid of them is planting grass over the area.
     
  10. Junior M

    Junior M LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,541

    then you cant compare them because they do two different jobs..

    And GR, how do you think they do the swamps that ROWs cut through here? Either cut it by hand or use pesticides.
     

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