Working in california

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by hoeman376, Feb 21, 2011.

  1. hoeman376

    hoeman376 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Well things at home were slow, Had a bad break up with my chick so i packed up and went out to work for my uncle in cali for a while. Have been out here for about two months now havent really been working just having fun but now the works started. I like it out here. Ill go back to IL when Im ready lol. But im making good money here no complaints and just having a good life experiance. Heres some pics ill have plenty more in the weeks to come were swamped. Ive been running a new 550j Im fixing a river bed for errision control placing these boulders on the side. Not how I woulda done it but hey, Im just a operator out here haha. I think i like it better this way at home I have to many things to deal with being owner operator





  2. hoeman376

    hoeman376 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Ohhh and that hitachi 135ur sucks. Glad i dont have to use it for anything other then setting rocks
  3. bobcat_ron

    bobcat_ron LawnSite Fanatic
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    Oh man does that dozer look tiny with narrow pads!!!!
    But those grey market Hitachi's are good, but thank god they changed them to what they are now.
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  4. Dirtman2007

    Dirtman2007 LawnSite Platinum Member
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    that hitachi has a walmart size heat/ac unit on top of it! LOL
  5. hoeman376

    hoeman376 LawnSite Senior Member
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    That hitachi has a bigger ac unit then bucket. I hate small buckets this thing is driving me nuts i stay on the dozer mostly just using the excavator for final placement. Ill have some more pics up tommrow.
  6. hvy 1ton

    hvy 1ton LawnSite Senior Member
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    No love for the parallel offset boom or what? Have you got much use out of the slope boards on the 550? Never gotten to play around with any, but they seem to work well on finish dozers. Didn't Peterson or someone come up with them for cable dozers and they've never made it much east of the rockies?
  7. Jelinek61

    Jelinek61 LawnSite Senior Member
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    That dozer is pretty sweet with the slope boards. Some of those houses in the background are pretty nice.
  8. hoeman376

    hoeman376 LawnSite Senior Member
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    heres some more pics of a swale i cut behind the barn and some other stuff from the river bed. Jobs all done got it finish graded and everything but i broke my phone so Hopfully i can get a new one tommrow and snap some pics





  9. hoeman376

    hoeman376 LawnSite Senior Member
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    more pics from yesterday, broke my phone right after these pics



  10. DaveAust

    DaveAust LawnSite Member
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    How much pressure can you put on those slope boards on the dozer before they break? Or do they trip back if say you hit a rock or stump?
    Rarely see them in Australia. We have shallow topsoil, hard subsoil and rocks & stumps on most jobs.


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