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How to plant 6" trees in solid rock

Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by brentsawyer, Jan 9, 2004.

  1. brentsawyer

    brentsawyer LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 663

    Here are some pics that I took yesterday when we were scheduled to use a 90" Big John spade and someone forgot to tell us that 18" below grade was solid rock. Thank god the customer has several of these laying around to make some real nice holes 14'x14'x6'.

  2. brentsawyer

    brentsawyer LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 663

    Here is a pic of one of the holes measuring 14' square and 6'deep. Took two full loads on the Cat350 and about 20 min to dig out.

  3. proenterprises

    proenterprises LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,296

    WOW MAN!!!!!!

    nice machines!:drinkup: :cool:
  4. Firefighter698

    Firefighter698 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 29

    That looks like the worksite at RJC's new aircraft hanger.
  5. olderthandirt

    olderthandirt LawnSite Platinum Member
    from here
    Messages: 4,899

    I had a friend digging a basement across the rd. in a development I was doing an install on. Had 25 yds of top-soil brought in and he brings the hoe across the rd and start slinging it for me. You would have had to be there to see the faces of the home owner and neighbors and another lco that drove past to appreciate how outrageous it had to look, but quick!!

  6. brentsawyer

    brentsawyer LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 663

    Firefighter698, somehow I kwew you'd recognize where this was and kindof wondered how long it would take for you to post that. Guess we'll wait this round of snow out and resume sometime. Sure is getting boring around here expecially with enough work out there to keep me busy for as long as I need.
  7. Firefighter698

    Firefighter698 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 29

    I live about 1/2 mile from that building. Are you doing all of the landscaping for that project? The bridge in the background with the retriever, can't figure out where that one is, looks familliar though. Glad to hear you have work lined up. Good luck on the tree farm, are you listed in the phone book, so someone could get ahold of you if they were interested in buying trees? I'm not doing anything till spring gets here. Got hurt at the F.D. so I'm recovering from a shoulder injury. I'll be good to go when the grass is.
  8. PaulJ

    PaulJ LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,774

    "How to plant 6" trees in solid rock"

  9. brentsawyer

    brentsawyer LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 663

    C-4. No joke, that may be used next, said they were going to do some blasting to get the next area ready. This area was dug up this summer so the rock was already busted up, but the other area is plates of limestone. This area is notoriously horrible for it.
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  10. D Felix

    D Felix LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,898

    I think I'd rather hit solid rock anyday compared to what my father found a few years ago with a Big John.

    12" high pressure gas main that fed all of the city and university. He was lucky, didn't puncture it...

    I know, I know, call for the utilities to be located. I won't get into all of it, but he was digging in an established nursery where he'd been digging for many years....


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