Pics of huge rock

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by MRBsx2, Feb 28, 2007.

  1. MRBsx2

    MRBsx2 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 85

    Heres a few pics of some big A$$ rocks we dug out of my buddys field that they plant corn in....They wanted them out so they didnt have to plant around them. they farm 7,000 acres so that kinda stuff bothers them

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  2. jeffscap

    jeffscap LawnSite Member
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    Nice pics! Make nice landscape stones or corner markers with engravement.
    I didn't know maryland had 7,000acres LOL!:waving:
     
  3. dozerman21

    dozerman21 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,170

    Those aren't too shabby! Not quite as big as these bad boys, but descent nonetheless!:):drinkup:

    That's some nice equipment. Do they belong to your buddy, or are they rentals?

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  4. Swampy

    Swampy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,435

    LOL next time I got drill that I go to Ft. McCoy. I'll take pictures of this big rock we found painted red thats a landmark for incoming helo's.
     
  5. dozerman21

    dozerman21 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,170

    MBRsx2- Here's an idea for those rocks. This guy's work is awesome. He's out of Iowa (Construct'O, is that you!:) ).

    His name is Ray "Bubba" Sorensen. Here's a link to his webpage: http://www.bubbazartwork.com/

    Enjoy!:usflag: :clapping:

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  6. Construct'O

    Construct'O LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Sw Iowa
    Posts: 1,387

    Dozerman
    Wish i could paint that good i wouldn't have to run equipment.That is located about 45 miles from me close to Greenfield ,Iowa.It is right along Hwy 25.There is an old rock quarry there.

    I didn't know you could raise crops in fields with rocks that size and "RED DIRT" i thought it had to be black dirt all this time.:usflag:

    Great pictures and nice looking equipment.:drinkup:
     
  7. Dirt Digger2

    Dirt Digger2 LawnSite Silver Member
    from PA
    Posts: 2,396

    cool...we had a rock in the way of a long driveway as big as our F550 service truck...and it was right next to a river!!! you usually don't see rocks so big next to a river...well after our 15ton trackhoe, backhoe, and 955L couldnt get it out combined we ended up filling the sides with rip-rap and regrading the driveway over top of it (only about 8" was sticking out above ground)
     
  8. Construct'O

    Construct'O LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Sw Iowa
    Posts: 1,387

    Dozerman
    Looks like you have a pretty good size load yourself :weightlifter: !!!!!! Nice picture also.
     
  9. Gravel Rat

    Gravel Rat LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,544

    Those are not big rocks I have seen bigger. One job I was on there was a granite boulder that stood 5 feet tall about 6 foot wide and 16 feet long. A 690 Deere could barely slide it the 160 sized machine wouldn't budge it.

    At one of the gravel mines in the area they enounter boulders that weigh 15 ton or more. They are getting new rock crusher that will handle boulders that size.

    Easy way of dealing with bigger nuggets is either use a rock hammer on a excavator to split them or drill a hole and use a stick of dynamite.
     
  10. tallrick

    tallrick LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 682

    WOW i have never seen a rock big enough to tip over a crawler loader like that. Florida just doesn't have many loose rocks anyway.
     

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