Two neat pics

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by coopers, Sep 20, 2008.

  1. coopers

    coopers LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Found these online from our DOT and thought they were cool shots. Very beautiful background to work in.

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  2. bobcat_ron

    bobcat_ron LawnSite Fanatic
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    Can snow really get that hard and compact that fast that an excavator can sit on it with out sinking?
     
  3. coopers

    coopers LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Ron,

    This is in the Mount Baker area of Washington which is east of Bellingham/Whatcom County and this area receives a massive amount of snow during the winter, a lot of it doesn't melt in certain places or it takes well into summer to melt it down to a smaller amount.

    "The road to Artist Point, 2.5 miles long and more than 5,000 feet above sea level, is typically buried under snow and closed October through June."

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  4. coopers

    coopers LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Here's a couple more pics from Mt. Ranier area which is in the southern portions of our state. Snow drifts can be as high as 50 feet.

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  5. coopers

    coopers LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Found some more cool photos from our DOT that were taken over the past year with our bad storms that hit.

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  6. coopers

    coopers LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Some more photos....the two deere excavator photos weren't storm related, just some roadwork being done.

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  7. bobcat_ron

    bobcat_ron LawnSite Fanatic
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    Holy crap, the operators almost need life jackets!
     
  8. ksss

    ksss LawnSite Fanatic
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    Why do the wheel loaders have license plates? I have never seen that before.
     
  9. Dirt Digger2

    Dirt Digger2 LawnSite Silver Member
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    a lot of the DOT machines (loader and backhoes) have plates...i dont know why...same around here

    coopers those pictures are really awesome, there was a farmer around here who had a hay field next to the river and during a flood last summer the round bales he had stored on the field washed out into the middle of the road so the township called him and told him to get out there are unblock the road...there was a steady foot of water washing across the road because it was in a flood plane, he said you couldn't look down at the water underneath because you would start to get really dizzy and loose your bearing, you had to look right at the round bale as you drove in and back right out...he got so dizzy he had to have his son go in and finish the job
     
  10. Dirtman2007

    Dirtman2007 LawnSite Platinum Member
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