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Figured it was about time to throw up some pictures I've collected. I'll try to narrate as best I can. I don't want to get too shown up on the pictures deal these days.

Road widening job just outside of my hometown, I actually own property along this stretch of road. The road needed it badly, I can almost guarantee my property value went up at least 10%.







How'd this junk get out here?!?!?




 

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Retaining wall job for my old man before my union days.







This one is just for Jr.. This is the only way to set down a hoepac overnight.


Hang ten. With the hoepac on there reaching this far out, the back of the carriage was at least a couple feet off the ground. My dad would absolutely freak out.






 

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The 330 looks to be right at home with that Idaho topsoil !!!!!!! Where's your close up of the plastic mailbox handle:confused::usflag:
I should do a study and see how many Case excavators actually have that stupid mailbox flag still in tact to derive the average amount of hours before it gets busted off.
 

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That is one beautiful CX330. What were those other pictures of?:laugh:


Do your little study Scag. Don't skew the results. I doubt you will that any have been broken. Unless some Union employee has been using it as an anchor point to rappel out of the cab with.
 

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That is absolutely beautiful country you were working in!
That's home. Like I said, where the PC600 and D10 are, I have some property up that way, it's out in the sticks a little ways, but my lot is in a subdivision. The retaining wall pics are shots from the valley, my parents house is almost directly across the lake from where the wall was being built.

The only thing that CX330 had going for it was the PSM thumb, that's about it.

Jr., that 600 was used to load blasted rock into offroad trucks. The 10 would push rock to the excavator so it could be loaded. They had a 750 up there at one point, that's a big boy. At the height of the action, they also had at least 5 D8's up there all strewn out, 6 or 7 631D's, couple 16G's, a 6R LGP, and a few good size haul trucks.
 

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that is some beautiful country.. and why is that the proper way to set down a hoe pac?
So it doesn't wear out the elastomers. There are 4 rubber elastomers that support the plate. If you set the hoepac down on the plate, as if you were going to vibe the ground, if you let that sit overnight it's quite a bit of weight with the boom and stick bearing down on it all night. Obviously if you did that once or twice, it wouldn't ruin them, but over time once they start getting worn out with use, squishing them in a pressed position for 8-10 hours overnight speeds the wear process substantially.
 

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Nah, not my equipment. I'm an operator for hire now. The road widening stuff is all owned by Scarsella Bros. out of Kent, WA. They have a lot of iron, tons and tons.

The 312 was a rental, the 216 is my old man's.
 

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The only thing that CX330 had going for it was the PSM thumb, that's about it.
OH Scag come on now. We know thats not true. It also has the plastic mailbox flag going for it and lest I forget it also a CASE. It was very likely the best performing piece of iron on the job.:weightlifter:
 

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That PC600 would rip that Case apart. They had a couple PC300's up there at one point as well. To be honest, I'm not sure how that Case got out there, Scarsella runs Komatsu excavators.

That 10N is a pretty savage piece. Just sitting in the cab is badass enough, let alone running the thing. Hopefully I'll get a shot on a 10 at some point, biggest I've run thus far is an 8.
 

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That PC600 would rip that Case apart. They have a couple PC300's up there at one point as well. To be honest, I'm not sure how that Case got out there, Scarsella runs Komatsu excavators.
Apparently they are "diversifying". Nothing like adding some class to the organization. Perhaps I should have specified performance relative to the machine. However actually it would probably take a Komatsu of twice the size of the CASE excavator to equal its capacity.:cool2:
 
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