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just started into a little project of building a road base and making a swamp. these are a few pics from the machines getting moved over today. i will post a handfull of pics a day.

the road is going through a swamp so im sure some are going to be of a very stuck ct332!!!

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atleast you didnt get stopped by the DOT...i slid our trackhoe off the lowboy today with muddy tracks and a wet trailer...made it more slippery then ice, luckily i was thinking it was probably going to happen to i was able to catch myself on the road bank and push the tracks back onto the trailer sideways
 

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atleast you didnt get stopped by the DOT...i slid our trackhoe off the lowboy today with muddy tracks and a wet trailer...made it more slippery then ice, luckily i was thinking it was probably going to happen to i was able to catch myself on the road bank and push the tracks back onto the trailer sideways
man that doesnt sound good!! my dad always tells me the story of his 966 cat flying off the lowboy and sliding down a guys yard and taking out the corner of his garage!! crazy shat!!
 

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Looks like you need a little more room for the dozer tracks to set on, the pads are twisted pretty bad.Probably the pins and bushing are getting wore besides.

Plus the tire is kind of close there with the pads twisted.Price of fuel and not having to make extra trip guys got to do what he has too.

Good luck with your project!
 

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yeah i told him i wanted them both on one load no if ands or buts about it. the p&b's where actully just turned hasnt gone 100' since, it just was barley sitting on the tracks so all the weight was pushin it down. i should have put a few 4x4's down on the trailer to support it.
 

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are you taking on this work by yourself?
no sir!! i was planing on renting a pc300 from sunbelt and using my single axle and ct332 but my dad is slow so i subed it out to him. i should have said that from the start. its really not that large of a job.

he is going to dig the hole and haul the dirt(hes gona run the truck im gona run the 200). im going to build the road and do all the tree removal across the swamp.

money wise it didnt make since, i could pay him to bring in 3 machines and do the work for the price of renting the 300 so this way will work out better.
 

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after you take care of the trees you may want to think about losing the thumb...it adds a lot of weight especially when you are digging in wet heavy mud...last thing you want to do is get tippy loading trucks, makes for a very uncomfortable day
 

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atleast you didnt get stopped by the DOT...i slid our trackhoe off the lowboy today with muddy tracks and a wet trailer...made it more slippery then ice, luckily i was thinking it was probably going to happen to i was able to catch myself on the road bank and push the tracks back onto the trailer sideways
nice pics picasso.. so you are just helping your dad on this job? or is your company actually involved in this job?

that sucks!

my dad and i went fourwheeling sunday and we haul our fourwheelers on our equipment trailer in my signature and i was backing his off the ramps on the dovetail. you dont have any room to screw up becuz the ramps dont come close enough together. well i screwed up and the rear right tire slid off the ramp and i tried to run it back up the dovetail in 4 wheel drive. it ended up rolling right on its side instead with me on it! haha the only thing it hurt was my nerves but i was really surprised i have had equipment with less screw up room and not hit it right and never have that problem.
 

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well the job is really through my company but my dad is just doing the dirt work. i got the job and bid it and subbed some of it to him.


yeah i know what you mean about the thumb, the machines ass end comes off the ground if you just hold the arm staight out with nothin in the bucket. it really needs a bigger counter weight. he wont listen though.

im trying to get him to get a set of bolt on teeth for the buck but he "knows" that wont make it dig any better. why do they put teeth on most digging and trenching buckets?
 

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thats good looking dirt
you have no idea how nice it is, this topsoil is coming out of a very old dried up swamp. it has nice soil on top and then it goes into the hard paked compost like material, it feels real spongy and it flakes of in layers to expose decaed leaves and all organic matter. then from there it goes into another layer of peat that is super nice and then into a layer of maro. we have been calling it super soil.

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