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Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by flairland, Jun 3, 2008.

  1. flairland

    flairland LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 637

    I got a grading job to do about a month ago, and went to the property to take a look a noticed the ground was pretty soft, so I decided to wait a couple weeks to do the job. I figured it would have dried out pretty good after waiting a few weeks, but thought I'd rent a track machine just in case. Anyways, take a look what happened...

    Everything was going well, I got the front of the home finished up and began working on the back when suddenly, I felt the machine start to sink, I then tried to back up, but I wasnt going anywhere. Found out later the neighbours have a well thats only 5 ft deep! About an hour after I got the machine out, the hole I made was full of water. Apparently the homeowners say there's water constantly pouring out in the hole.. first spring I've ever hit!



  2. SouthernLandworks

    SouthernLandworks LawnSite Member
    Messages: 58

    it'll be fun to fix that mess!!
  3. Hummer

    Hummer LawnSite Member
    Messages: 119

    Wouldn't it have been nice if the home owners had mentioned the constant water coming out of the ground to you prior to you starting work?
  4. J. Peterson Grading

    J. Peterson Grading LawnSite Senior Member
    from IA
    Messages: 989

    Blame the home owners!!!!
  5. Dirtman2007

    Dirtman2007 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,366

    Almost looks like a septic feild!
    I'm guessing you were able to roll is out with the bucket?
    I get ours stuck all the time, but we always have something bigger onsite to get it out.
  6. YellowDogSVC

    YellowDogSVC LawnSite Gold Member
    from TX
    Messages: 3,793

    Maybe that's not mud!:drinkup:

    Gotta love tracks. I'm jealous. I get stuck in puddles.
  7. Dirt Digger2

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

    mmm tasty....thats not a septic field

    i had the same water fate yesterday (didnt get stuck though), i hit groundwater at 5 feet when the bed i was putting in needed to be 8 feet....so it will be another month before that fiasco gets re-engineered and i can go back out
  8. Gravel Rat

    Gravel Rat LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,544

    Thats a soupy mess :laugh:
  9. bobcat_ron

    bobcat_ron LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,137

    3 psi, if that were a higher psi machine, you would be digging your ass out of the cab!!!!!
  10. BIGBEN2004

    BIGBEN2004 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 823

    The only way to fix that is get a mini in their and pat the mud down, at least it will look pretty but don't walk their or you will sink.

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