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Gotta love them Rocks

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by AWJ Services, Oct 11, 2007.

  1. AWJ Services

    AWJ Services LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Ga
    Messages: 4,281

    This was sticking out of the ground about the size of a basketball.
    The guy wants to put a garage up here and this whole area is loaded with rocks.

    100 feet away there is no rocks in the ground what so ever.

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  2. TonyG

    TonyG LawnSite Member
    Messages: 80

    handle that beast? How far did you have to push it?
  3. tthomass

    tthomass LawnSite Gold Member
    from N. VA
    Messages: 3,497

    How do you like the 140? Can you compare it against the 130 and 150?
  4. AWJ Services

    AWJ Services LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Ga
    Messages: 4,281

    It is hard too tell in the picture but it was around 4 foot undergrade.
    I tried shoving it but that was a no go.
    I placed a large stone next too it and used it for a fulcrum too lift the rock.
    I then placed a bunch of rocks under it .
    I was then able too spin it up the grade till I got it out.
    I have picked up 7000 pounds plus with my machine and it would not hardly budge the rock.It has too be in excess of 15K.
    I have moved it just out of the way.

    I love it.It is a little noisy but in it's class no machine is stronger.
    I have never demoed the 150 but I have ran the 130.
    The 130 is agreat landscaping machine.
    It however is not big enough for serious hardscaping.

    I have posted pictures of the 140 picking up 2 pallets of wall blocks that weighed around 7k.
  5. RockSet N' Grade

    RockSet N' Grade LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,454

    That is a nice sized piece of mother nature. Great thinking on moving that little rascal.
  6. Fieldman12

    Fieldman12 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,504

    That is a big rock. That Takauchi sure does work hard.
  7. Gravel Rat

    Gravel Rat LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,544

    Thats not a big rock :laugh:

    If you can't lift its you always can try roll it or push it etc and the last resort is try split it in half with a breaker or dig a big hole and push it in.
  8. AWJ Services

    AWJ Services LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Ga
    Messages: 4,281

    Day 2

    Another rock.Not near as big.
    Had too get some good dirt .
    The pad is getting close.

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  9. grossbec28

    grossbec28 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 4

    the takeuchis are greeeeaaattt machines we have a tl140 to it is an awesome piece of equipment and it does the sam as the tl150 10 hp difference but it is not worth paying the extra $10,000
  10. DBL

    DBL LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,219

    ive only ran a 130 and its a tough machine....those are some serious rocks

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