Premier Site Work-Excavating Picture Thread

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by PremierSwrx, Nov 1, 2013.

  1. PremierSwrx

    PremierSwrx LawnSite Member
    Messages: 119

    The pit was built in crane tx
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  2. AEL

    AEL LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Do you guys burn the brush on site, ship it off site, or grind it?
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  3. PremierSwrx

    PremierSwrx LawnSite Member
    Messages: 119

    Burn and buried on site
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  4. PremierSwrx

    PremierSwrx LawnSite Member
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    OK, I need more help with this dredging issue, we have looked at several mud mat companies and the issue there is we are talking 15-25K for mats, none want to rent them for short amounts of time they all want you to purchase or rent for 90 days or longer.

    I know this might seem redneck, but the lake is super low now, what if we laid down a road-way of 3/4" plywood, used a single axle dump and a mini excavator to load it out. Do you think that if would work?
  5. CLP

    CLP LawnSite Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 59

    Sounds good, Just make a video when you do it. :)
  6. 1idejim

    1idejim LawnSite Fanatic
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    I have some helo landing mats that I've cut down for working in wet soils.

    This here

    I just took a few pieces, cut them down for the job and it worked great.

    This may help but I'm still a believer that you need a dragline or skyline to get the job done in a reasonable amount of time.
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  7. jrs.landscaping

    jrs.landscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    from Maine
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    This project commenced 11-28-13, any reasonable completion goal has come and gone.......
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  8. alldayrj

    alldayrj LawnSite Gold Member
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    Mats would be cheaper than all the 3/4" ply you would destroy. My 3500lb ex cracks it on a grass lawn, i can't imagine a truck on mud. Can you rent mats from another contractor in the area?
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  9. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
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    I still think best option would be a long reach marsh excavator.
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  10. whiffyspark

    whiffyspark LawnSite Fanatic
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    Look at building your own mats or suck it up and rent for 90 days
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