New Beginning's - ARPI photo tour

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by ARP, Feb 15, 2009.

  1. ARP

    ARP LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Well, it's been an interesting week so far :hammerhead:
    I started the week by getting pulled over as I was going through Boston for going through the tunnel there with a 100 gallon, non-placarded, diesel transfer tank. I also learned that a 5-gallon can of gas is considered a "hazardous cargo" as well. $500 lesson learned. Thankfully I left the 5-gallon gas can home because it would have been $1000 :hammerhead: I guess warnings aren't given out anymore?;)

    Same day, a golfer wasn't paying attention and hit a ball into the windshield on the truck, smashing it. Then when the tech came to fix the windshield, he broke the rubber seal that goes around the windows and the doors of the truck. Hopefully that will be fixed on Monday :dizzy:

    Next up, the 50 started bogging down almost to a stall. So I packed it up at the end of the day, and drove it home. Then, as I was pulling into the yard, I noticed that the trailer was squealing. Brought it into the shop and $600 later I had new seals, readjusted brakes, and other work completed on the trailer.

    Then I come to today. Everything is going great right until the end of the day when the T320 starts dripping hydraulic fluid. I shut the machine down, pop the cab, and discover that it appears the hydraulic pump has separated from the engine. Hmmm, called service and hopefully a tech will be out tomorrow while I'm picking up the 50D.

    It's been a fun week :laugh: I figured I'd share some of the "less fun" stories of this business for those that are reading this and thinking that every day goes smoothly-even with new equipment :laugh:
     
  2. ARP

    ARP LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Who'd have thought that I was still able to pull a 50 something hour week still? :laugh: Here are some pics from this week.

    Before:
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    After:
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    Truck loading pic:
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    Cleaning up debris:
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  3. ARP

    ARP LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Some more clearing pics:

    Before:
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    After:
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    After:
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  4. dozerman21

    dozerman21 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I get those type of weeks way to often, I know what you mean. What is the deal on the 5 gal. can of gas? Can you not have one, or it just has to be strapped down a certain way? Is it only a Mass. thing?
     
  5. Dirtman2007

    Dirtman2007 LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Yep whether its new or old equipment things are going to go wrong and break. This week was good, all I've done is break one bolt that holds the bucket pin in.

    wait till you get some more equipment, the fun will start then.

    oh yeah, all you have to do is buy a dump truck, that will keep you busy:laugh:

    Back on the fuel tank question, I have a 100 gallon one in my truck. so legally I can't haul it like I have been?
     
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  6. ARP

    ARP LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Trees cleared:
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    Rough grading completed (there is more trash in here than in some landfills:laugh:):
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    Harley raked:
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    Trees cleared:
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    Harley raked:
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  7. ARP

    ARP LawnSite Bronze Member
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    The tunnel restriction is apparently a MA thing. And finding the regs (in written form) is very hard.

    And ya, I'm sure a dump truck will only add to the fun :hammerhead:
     
  8. 7.3 Rocket

    7.3 Rocket LawnSite Member
    from CT
    Messages: 114

    They always frown upon hazmat in tunnels. A propane cylinder like the one for your gas grill is also a no-no in a tunnel.
     
  9. Dirtman2007

    Dirtman2007 LawnSite Platinum Member
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    hey what did you do with all the stuff you scraped up? A nice hole and clean fill to dress things up is what I'd do:laugh:
     
  10. Gravel Rat

    Gravel Rat LawnSite Fanatic
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    Any slip tank has to be placarded even drums of fuel has to have placards. Slip tanks in B.C. also need to be double walled if they are being used in the back of a pickup truck. For us maximum 450 litres 99 imperial gallons is allowed before you need to carry dangerous goods paperwork.

    Dangerous goods regulations are so varied all over you would have to watch out if you travel state to state or through Canada.
     

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