I have seen this more times that I would like

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by tallrick, Sep 28, 2007.

  1. tallrick

    tallrick LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 682


    One guy, two machines....must get tiring after a while! I remember seeing a guy doing this about 10 years ago for a neighbor. He was digging for a sewer pipe, loading the bucket than taking it outside to dump in the truck. I had to go over there and watch, then asked why he didn't have a helper. I volunteered to help, and he took my offer. That turned into a semi-regular weekend job. I always liked that kind of work, I am a strange guy! Anyone have to hop from machine to machine due to lack of help?
  2. dozerman21

    dozerman21 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,171

    I hop from machine to machine all the time, but not like that. He would have been better just throwing all of the dirt out, then using the skid when the trench was finished. He's got a helper in the background.
  3. SiteSolutions

    SiteSolutions LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,114

    That guy is nuts. Probably a homeowner who rented both machines (and the hard hat) and is just having fun. I would guess he's an engineer.
  4. Scag48

    Scag48 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,067

    Hahahaha, so true. :laugh:
  5. tallrick

    tallrick LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 682

    Well if he was an engineer, wouldn't those machines be running by remote control..LOL! They didn't seem to have rental markings, but what seemed odd to me is that someone was operating the camera. instead of the Bobcat...must be a stunt here. Just have seen it several times in person, seemed strange!
  6. RockSet N' Grade

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

    I see that alot here, and sometimes in the heat of battle, I lose my efficiency and do that too.........but, what you see here alot is the owner or foreman of the company telling the guys "here's what needs to be done" and then they promptly split the scene to go sit in their recliner or sit at the soda shop thinking they are "doing a great job of management". It is amazing that anything gets done here at all.....people invent ways of being non-responsible....it seems the whole culture here buys into that way of thinking.
  7. GradeMan

    GradeMan LawnSite Member
    from canada
    Messages: 214

    I Know some foreman buddies of mind and they are complete control freaks they kick the operator out of the machine to finish a task. But sitting back watchin all this they got the job done perfect but pissed off the crew. they say management is alway the first to go.:hammerhead:
  8. Supper Grassy

    Supper Grassy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,582

    Look the guy is opperating bobcats. Helper near dirt pile and Camera Man..... 2 bobcats 3 guys .... 1 "working"
  9. Albery's Lawn & Tractor

    Albery's Lawn & Tractor LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,674

    Looked like government work for a minute.
  10. Gravel Rat

    Gravel Rat LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,544

    Makes you wonder :confused:

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