New pics

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by J. Peterson Grading, Jun 11, 2011.

  1. J. Peterson Grading

    J. Peterson Grading LawnSite Senior Member
    from IA
    Posts: 989

    We have been pretty busy, and its been tough to get any pics taken.

    But here are a few from a couple jobs we have been doing lately.

    First couple are of us/me installing a new patio off my new deck. Looks better now that everything is growing.

    Next is us starting a new creek bank and trying out what might be my new Volvo BL71.

    Not the best tool to use on a creek bank, but its been sitting and I just needed to try it on something. Over all not a bad unit, plenty of digging power, super smooth, and extremely quiet.

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  2. J. Peterson Grading

    J. Peterson Grading LawnSite Senior Member
    from IA
    Posts: 989

    More pics of the Volvo

    Over Memorial day weekend we had a homeless person get into my salt storage shed and try and cook his dinner. Instead he cooked my building.

    I got pretty lucky and no one was hurt.

    I did loose some snow related equipment, but I am insured and will be able to replace it soon.

    The building however is coming down, and we are not sure if we are going to put it back up at this time.

    J.

    And I bough a new truck.

    Temire 4.jpg

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  3. WillieWonka1850

    WillieWonka1850 LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 10,211

    Nice pics J. That really sucks about your shed but its good that no one got hurt and you didn't lose a whole lot.

    Nice backhoe, too. I haven't seen any Volvo backhoes around here, mainly Case, Deere, CAT and JCB (British Junk lol)

    I've put a few hours on a JCB 214E and I didn't like it, underpowered, cheaply made, just not a good machine.

    Nice truck, too. Though I'd rather have the Cummins, but thats just me.
     
  4. Dirtman2007

    Dirtman2007 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,366

    Nice work, sucks about the shed.

    I've spent a few minutes on one of those volvo backhoes. they are nice machines and you know I'm a volvo guy but they just cant keep up with a case or deere. but in the end it all comes down to the price.
     
  5. coopers

    coopers LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,224

    Nice to see some pics from ya J. Sorry to hear about the shed. Did you file charges?

    I always wondered if you ever had a need for a backhoe. Nice to see people use them still. How's the volvo mini been doing?
     
  6. J. Peterson Grading

    J. Peterson Grading LawnSite Senior Member
    from IA
    Posts: 989

    No. I didn't file charges. What can you do to a Homeless person.

    Backhoe is sitting right now, just waiting to go out.

    Volvo mini is working hard just about everyday. I am going to grade out some creek bank with it tommorrow.

    I am renting an ASV Scout for the project we are on. Got a longer travel distance with a tight work area.

    I will take a few pics of it

    J.
     
  7. stuvecorp

    stuvecorp LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,215

    Hate too hear about the shed but glad you're covered equipment wise and have time to get stuff replaced.

    TLB? :confused: :)
     
  8. coopers

    coopers LawnSite Bronze Member
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    How kind of you. :dancing:

    Have you tried out any other TLB's or just the Volvo?
     
  9. J. Peterson Grading

    J. Peterson Grading LawnSite Senior Member
    from IA
    Posts: 989

    I have ran Deeres, Cats, Case, New Holland. I like the Volvo. But its been awhile since I have been in another brand.

    I will say, that its hard getting back in a TLB when I have spent so much in one of my excavators. That was made apparent today. Being able to Track, swing, and grab/dump all at once is something that a hoe just can't do. Excavators, for my line of work are just so much handier.

    But, my excavators can't plow snow, and a Hoe can.

    J.
     
  10. Junior M

    Junior M LawnSite Fanatic
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    Hoes can do a lot of things for a price... :dancing:
     

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