New Beginning's - ARPI photo tour

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by ARP, Feb 15, 2009.

  1. jokers dirt

    jokers dirt LawnSite Member
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    well wouldnt say made it through it because i lost 5 builders and thats alot of money i wish i could still depend on but thats why you rat hole the money you do make lol but i still work for some. chris malcom if i do i would have to see a face i meet people all the time. work i go every where .
     
  2. AWJ Services

    AWJ Services LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Ga
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    I hunted with Chris a few years back. He has a Grading company and lives in Covington as well.

    If you want to stay busy it seems you have to work everywhere.
     
  3. ARP

    ARP LawnSite Bronze Member
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    A little update here.

    First, the job I finished up on Friday. Little bit of an interesting section of ROW. About 125' wide, an interesting slope section, and dense brush ranging in height from 2' to over 10' tall. Thankfully no rocks. A couple pics:

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  4. ARP

    ARP LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Next up, the first pics of the 50D in the field with the mower (before it got dirty :laugh:).

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  5. ARP

    ARP LawnSite Bronze Member
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    How about a little cab shot now:

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  6. AWJ Services

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

    Be carefull with how they mounted the valves for the thumb.
    They will be the first to hit due to where they mounted them.
     
  7. ARP

    ARP LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Now for a couple work-in-progress pics:

    A little project working on clearing out a section of woods. Mowed a bunch of material ranging in size from briars to trees 4-6" in size.

    First impressions: I wish I had this setup earlier! :cool2:
    On material up to 4", the unit works as advertised and chips things up just as the mulcher on the T320 does. On larger material (5-8"), it will bash the material pretty well, but the mower does struggle to grind/chip it up. I would not recommend using the mower on that size material regularly, but for intermitent use it is manageable.

    Stability wise, the mower does make the unit tippy at full reach, especially over the side. However, it was never tippy enough to make me worried that I would flip over. As long as the operator runs the machine smoothly, you are able to operate at full reach pretty confidently. Granted, the first test of the machine was not conducted on a hillside, but the ground was very uneven and rocky which gave a good sense of how the machine might react in many situations. I'll be able to use the machine on worse terrain next week in a ROW. Overall, I am very pleased with how the 50D/US Mower combination works and am looking forward to using it more.
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    Here's one for Talus and the ASV fans here:
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  8. ARP

    ARP LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Finally, a little lifting demonstration.

    This stump weighed just shy of 2000lbs based on the lifting chart on the machine.
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    The ASV lifted the stump, though the rear end of the machine did rise off the ground a bit. This led to a spirited debate over whether the ASV can lift its published lift capacity of about 3000lbs. I'm sure Talus can chime in here as that's his machine :laugh:
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    This stump was slightly heavier and over the 2000lb mark.
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  9. talus

    talus LawnSite Senior Member
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    The Deere is a sweet machine. I can't believe how quiet the thing is. As for the ASV. It will get the job done but I really think there are stronger machines in t's class. That would be the only negative thing I could say performance wise. Congrats again on the new machine. I think the Bobcat will be lonely and well rested now.
     
  10. stuvecorp

    stuvecorp LawnSite Fanatic
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    Andrew, that first truck picture is nice - maybe all future pictures should be at that vantage? :waving: I do like black trucks, Henry Ford was on to something.

    Cool to hear that the mower setup worked good, keep us informed on it.
     

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