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This week in the dirt world

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by Dirtman2007, Oct 10, 2008.

  1. Dirtman2007

    Dirtman2007 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,366

    Just a few pictures from this long week of work.

    On this job we are clearing the trees off the dam and hauling them off.
    Then we hauled in about 1800 yards of dirt to make the pond dam wider. while I'm here I dug out the head section of the pond and drove some post for a dock.

    All that's remaining is to put down 200 tons of rip rap on the front side, 150 tons of stone for the drive and seed/ straw everything.

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    This week

    Started hauling the dirt in and dug the pond out.

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    Time to play in the mud!

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    Here are two Sweet videos I took

    Here I'm breaking the dam and flooding the area I dug out.

    http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=54habITHlKw&feature=email


    Here is the Kenworth taking a good wet DUMP!!

    http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=WFQuH-5HGVA&feature=email
     
  2. Gravel Rat

    Gravel Rat LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,544

    You are definatly pushing the Daewoo to the max. Something we don't do much here is play in the muck.

    Another thing you don't see much is a 8500 tandem axle Chevy dump that old truck must be pretty slow with 3126 Cat power. Wouldn't want it sunk into mud with a full load and with 40 rear axles axle snappage is possible.
     
  3. P.Services

    P.Services LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,325

    i see a lot of small trees that got hurt and damaged, i thought you got a big fine and it wasnt allowed to happen?
     
  4. Gravel Rat

    Gravel Rat LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,544

    How are you supposed to prevent tree damage on a job like that its nearly impossible. Doesn't matter how carefull you are tree damage is going to happen.
     
  5. P.Services

    P.Services LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,325

    i dont know its what he said though.
     
  6. iron peddler

    iron peddler LawnSite Member
    from midwest
    Posts: 184

    I did not know that Gravel Rat responded to threads that involved people actually working? Great pics by the way......iron that actually doing work, who would have thunk it!
     
  7. wanabe

    wanabe LawnSite Senior Member
    from So. IL
    Posts: 943

    Great pics and even better work! Nice job on that slope!
     
  8. Dirtman2007

    Dirtman2007 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,366

    Not one single tree outside of my working area was damaged. What's funny is this guy was a tree hugger and the neighbor 3 houses up has us dumping all the wet mud into his woods, letting it run down the hill nocking down trees 20' tall! When i was done it was 8' deep around the base of some trees, think they'll live long? Just had a laugh a little.
     
  9. talus

    talus LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 718

    Nice work. I love the pics and vids you always post.
     
  10. Digdeep

    Digdeep LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,840

    Nice pics. Thanks for sharing.
     

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