My Kinda pictures...

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by Truckin4life, Jun 9, 2010.

  1. Truckin4life

    Truckin4life LawnSite Member
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    Well it seems that all the cool kids have a thread dedicated to pictures of what they deal with everyday, so i figured i would join the club and be a cool kid too. :)

    I will also make a quick introduction about me...

    I work in Lubbock, Texas running a Central Mix Concrete Plant. I do enjoy my job, somedays it is very hectic and the plant can become a nitemare very quickly. Other days everything run's smooth as butter and thats always a good feeling. I am often doubted in my abilities due to my age, and am oftened questioned and often tested. Being that i do have the postion i have now, i feel that i have proven my self. But hey, some people always blame "the kid" im sure many of you know how it is. I LOVE operating heavy equipment, if i weren't running the plant, i would love to be on a machine somewhere doing something productive!
    If anybody has any questions, im not a bashful person. If you feel its to personal of a question, shoot me a pm, but all questions are welcome. Ill answer anything i can to the best of my abilities. I dont pretend to be an expert and i dont claim to know everything, i will however share what knowledge i do have. I do not get irritated easily, i am very laid back. But in fair warning, if you care to question my abilities, or my knowledge. I will become aggitated, if you believe i am wrong in something ask me about it, but bring facts to back your case! Um... Thats about it.... So, on to the pictures!:cool2::cool2:
     
  2. Truckin4life

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    Full view of the plant

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    View from infront of the aggregate bins, we use a CAT 966 loader to feed the plant.

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    View from under the agg belts, shows the top agg bins and the agg scale on the bottom.

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  3. Truckin4life

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    Top of the silo looking down to the main belt.

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    Top of the silo, looking down to the agg belts.
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    Cement and flyash scale
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  4. Truckin4life

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    Loader feeding the plant
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    All the agg being fed into the drum

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    My view out of my control house to the hopper under the drum.

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  5. Truckin4life

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    Shot of the computer screen.

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    Shot of my control board.

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  6. Truckin4life

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    Picture of another one of our concrete plants running at night.

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    Concrete freshly laid, directly behind the paving machine.

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    Mud infront of the paving machine, placed via belt placer.

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  7. Truckin4life

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    Mud beind dumped from bobtail into the belt placer.

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    Different shot of mud infront of paving machine.

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    Cylinders pulled for 1 night of paving, rail bed requires testing every 50 yards with cylinders made.

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  8. Truckin4life

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    Paver in the daylight.

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    My dog in the cab of the loader... ish.

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    Thor, my doberman, posing...

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  9. Blue Goose

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    Thanks for the cool pics, Don!
     
  10. Truckin4life

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    They are here at your request Brad! :)
     

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