IOILYOUIN's Picture Thread.

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

  1. ioilyouin

    ioilyouin LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 710

    I'm still doing some mowing for one of the local townships when I can work it in, but I had to pull off early today to do a prime coat for a local blacktopper that we service. Just some before and after pics today.
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  2. wanabe

    wanabe LawnSite Senior Member
    from So. IL
    Posts: 943

    Just a guess but is that at Greenville? Who is black toping it?
     
  3. ioilyouin

    ioilyouin LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 710

    yes it is. Rooters from Beckemeyer.
     
  4. ARP

    ARP LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Nice finish with that mower on the slope there. Looks like some nice mowing- not a lot of large hardwoods in there :drinkup: How are your blades holding up?
     
  5. wanabe

    wanabe LawnSite Senior Member
    from So. IL
    Posts: 943

    Did not realize they still blacktoped. What ever happened to the outfit from Keysport that blacktoped at one time?
     
  6. ioilyouin

    ioilyouin LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 710

    Funny you should ask that, I was thinking of asking you the same thing. That ditch is one of the softest patches I've got. This job is littered with oak, black locust, and hedge. :dizzy: Not to mention the fact that sections I'm mowing over have rip rap, busted concrete, and exposed rebar occasionally. I actually chopped my case drain line in two today. I let the loop come undone and was trying to finish the last 1/2 hour without getting off or getting rained on. :hammerhead: I'll take some pics of the mower deck and the blades and you do the same. I'd like to compare.

    Yes, they've gotten fairly large. They have bought quite a lot of equipment since I've been sub'ing for them. That's their new Gehlamustanaeuchi 80 in the pic. They are filling a large portion of the void left by Christ Bros., when they went highway.

    Keyesport Asphalt was bought out by Howell Asphalt from Mattoon. It's a good way to eliminate competition, if you've got the bank.
     
  7. wanabe

    wanabe LawnSite Senior Member
    from So. IL
    Posts: 943

    So Christ is highway only now? My dad has hauled alot of rock for them in the past, but come to think of it I do not remember when he last worked for them.
     
  8. ioilyouin

    ioilyouin LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 710

    Yes, they are primarily geared toward highway now that they have 2 plants of their own. I cannot even begin to imagine what their bank note is now.:dizzy: Drive back to their lot on the South side of the tracks. They own quite a bit of everything back there.

    Good news! The case drain line that I cut, stripped the fitting out of the orifice on the motor. When I put in the new fitting in, it wouldn't tighten. I thought I had ruined the case. :cry: I took it to the local hydraulic shop and they were able to retap it without any other work. They were able to fix it in a couple of hours. I didn't get anything done with all the running around, but they only charged me $27 and I was expecting to spend a couple hundred if the case was ruined. :dancing: SO good day all in all. I'm going to work in the morning to try and catch up.
     
  9. ioilyouin

    ioilyouin LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 710

    Yesterday I dug alongside a basement so that a brick ledge could be added to an existing home, unfortunately I didn't have time for pics. Today back out mowing and was able to finish up a large ditch that I ad been working on. Tomorrow I'll be back at it again.

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  10. wanabe

    wanabe LawnSite Senior Member
    from So. IL
    Posts: 943

    Very nice job! I never would have thought in a million years that you would have got so much work from all the townships. I know mine(dubois) is about as broke as they can get, and would never have funding for this, all though they need your service bad.
     

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