Retention pond cleanup

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by AWJ Services, Dec 1, 2013.

  1. AWJ Services

    AWJ Services LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Ga
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  2. AWJ Services

    AWJ Services LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Ga
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    Having the mulching head for the excavator has really opened up a whole new area for my buisness. This type of work is falling between the cracks for other contractors as it is not accesible by skid steer and too big for normal grubbing by hand. If I get it then I will post some after pics.
     
  3. ReddensLawnCare

    ReddensLawnCare LawnSite Bronze Member
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    That's pretty bad
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  4. YellowDogSVC

    YellowDogSVC LawnSite Gold Member
    from TX
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    Size-wise that doesn't look too bad. Pond dimensions aren't too bad either. Is it swampy? Can you mow it with a bushhog and just use the mulcher on the slopes?
     
  5. AWJ Services

    AWJ Services LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Ga
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    Pictures are decieving.The last few pics are up on the top of the hill behind the pond that has to be mulched. There is very little flat on top of the pond around the fence all sloped and the bottom of pond is holding water. If you will notice how tall the trees are fromn the first pics and notice how high above them I am on the last few pics.

    When the recession hit almost all retention pond maint stopped. They are finally getting around too cleaning them up.
     
  6. AWJ Services

    AWJ Services LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Ga
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    Yes it is really in bad shape. Most are no where near this bad.
     
  7. LawnGuy110

    LawnGuy110 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Link didn't work for.me :(
     
  8. AWJ Services

    AWJ Services LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Ga
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    My account here is messed up and I cannot post attachments. That is my flickr account so it should come up.

    My account is Zane.Bates just search it.
     
  9. YellowDogSVC

    YellowDogSVC LawnSite Gold Member
    from TX
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    hope you get it. Looks like it would be a good place to take before and after pics for your advertising. Who knows what's down in there so make sure you are covered for the time cutting wire out of your mower. I imagine those ponds catch a little bit of everything.
     
  10. AWJ Services

    AWJ Services LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Ga
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    Oh yeah they do. No telling what you find. I have gotten quite good at cutt stuff out of the mulching head, not sure if that is a good thing?
     

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