New Beginning's - ARPI photo tour

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

  1. AEL

    AEL LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,724

    Hey Andrew, how is the 5k treating you? I got a job running a dump site for 5000 loads of engineered fill, so I am looking to purchase a blade soon. I don't want to get something to big and then not be able to use it as often as I would like on other jobs once this is completed. Something like a 5k size would be ideal for some other jobs I have but I'm wondering about the pushing power for knocking over the engineered fill
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  2. Construct'O

    Construct'O LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Sw Iowa
    Messages: 1,387

    Did you use the CTL to help move some of the dirt.Kind of hard to carring dirt that far with the a dozer especailly a 6 way blade,plus the dirt looked more like sand.I can't believe you have a dozer,i thought everything had to be done with an excavator.

    Glad your learning there other jobs and ways of doing things other then with an excavator.So did you extend the pipe through the dam or just narrow it there???? Looks like hole in dam slope there.
  3. ARP

    ARP LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,510

    Sean- for the limited amount of work I have been able to do with the 5K so far I love the machine. Super smooth and responsive to the operator's touch. I did a couple bogs with it and had to knock over 20+ yd loads that were being dropped every 5-10 minutes and the machine had no problem knocking the piles over. For me the 5K is the perfect size machine right now for the bog work and commercial work we are going after.

    Construct'O- I only used the CTL to push the piles off the asphalt to build the ramp so that I wouldn't destroy the asphalt with the dozer's grousers. I then used the CTL as a clean up machine at the end of the project. The CTL did not bucket any material on this job. The dozer was used to move all of the material (which was sandy fill) in building that dike. It was a 300' push and I learned long ago the power of slot dozing to move material.

    The flumes were ordered for me before the project began. I installed the flume before I started backfilling over it. Since the pipe was not long enough to go through the double wide dike, I had to narrow the dike by the flume which is why you see a hole in the dike. The original plan for the dike was to have it only be 10' wide at the top, but the owner wanted me to lose this big pile of fill he had onsite in building the dike so we ended up doubling the width of the dike and had to adjust the grading around the flume to accommodate the change in dike design.
  4. hvy 1ton

    hvy 1ton LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 583

    Nicely done ARP. Glad you were able to put the 5k to work for a while.
  5. 2004F550

    2004F550 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 272

    Hows the Towmaster holding up? After finally sold one of our Cam Superlines we ordered a 7 ton tilt today from the dealer. Should be in in about 8 weeks, they seem like quality units. We decided to go for the galvanizing and see how it works out, with the chemicals in the winter the rust is horrible now.
  6. noahb195

    noahb195 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 993

    Hey Andrew any updates? Anything new?
  7. ARP

    ARP LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,510

    So far the Towmaster has been holding up great. I love how much easier it is to move around to get the smaller machines into some sites compared to the gooseneck trailer.

    I'm slowly working my way through all the photos I have been taking over the last 12+ months that I haven't put up here. We have union and non-union sides of our business now and have been busy recently with land clearing for highway projects. We've also been having to move our equipment more often so we recently purchased some new vehicles:

    2005 Kenworth W900 (heavy-spec, 550hp, 3.91 gearing, 130,000 gvwr) with 2005 Fontaine 55ton lowbed

    2007 East Hardox Steel Tub Dump Body with High-Lift tailgate


  8. alldayrj

    alldayrj LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,793

    Wow congrats. Love those wheels on the tractor, something different
  9. AEL

    AEL LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,724

    Very nice truck Andrew! Cummins motor? I see you got your blade for sale, are you looking for something bigger? Got two large bids closing soon, if I get at least one I might have to come down and take a look at it.
  10. ARP

    ARP LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,510

    It has a twin turbo C-15 Cat in it. We are looking at selling the 5 to buy a screening plant but I may have just found a job for the 5 for a year and a half. I should know about the job in the next two weeks- if it doesn't go through I'll let you know.

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