sehitchman's equipment and work thread

Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by sehitchman, Mar 7, 2015.

  1. kawasaki guy

    kawasaki guy LawnSite Fanatic
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    I love the ford!
     
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  2. A.Beaudette Services

    A.Beaudette Services LawnSite Member
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    X2 love that OBS ford! she wouldn't happen to be a 7.tree?
     
  3. Tyler Kershner

    Tyler Kershner LawnSite Member
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    Nice trailer!
     
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    sehitchman

    sehitchman LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Cage removal, needed the space this week.

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    sehitchman

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    This is a current project, that just keeps growing. I started out quoting a back yard forest area clean up. It was overgrown and many of the trees looked like bushes. The kids could hardly use the play area because of branches and scrub trees.
    Sorry, no prior brush clearing pictures, but I used the compact tractor, bush hog, DR walk behind, Pole pruner and dingo. There was 8" to 12" of leaves and pine straw covering the entire yard.

    They had a drainage problem with water pooling so we agreed on drainage. The natural flow went into the neighbors yard, but they built a dirt berm which stopped the outflow. Rather than deal with the neighbor, I offered to make a dig through the berm near the playground. I was able to get 36" with the dingo trencher, but needed almost 48" I hand dug about 20' to 48". The total trench job was over 250'. The funny part, I decided to use the backhoe attachment to dig the final grade. Using a wheeled dingo, I had to fill in part of my trench or get the dingo stuck.

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    sehitchman

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    The next step was the drainage in the low area of the yard, connecting to the main drain.
    1= connect the gutters
    2= dig under the 4' sidewalk, note the irrigation wires and pipes. Then found a buried log and had to dig it out.
    3= Cross drain pictures, in the 4th picture, you can see the T connector to the long outflow line.
    4= The timber steps were already there

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    sehitchman

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    The closest I can get the trailer is about 50' from the work area. I put tarps under the trailer gate to assist in stone clean up. Also, note the neat little DR powered wheel barrow on the trailer. Way less turf impact than the dingo. This whole area is a mud pit.

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    sehitchman

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    They liked my work, so asked me to put together a renovation plan. This is what I came up with. The fire pit was there, just never leveled or even circular. So I leveled the area and re-stacked. Then started the walkways.

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    sehitchman

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    Filling in the barren area with Mondo grass, the prep included two yards of topsoil and a bunch of manure. This is as far as I've gotten, the other side of the walkway will also get Mondo fill. Three really nice Encore Azalea's now on the hill.

    I've still got two beds out front to build, trim all shrubs and install new sod left on this project. Then complete a dry creek bed where you see the drain line in the yard.

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  10. A.Beaudette Services

    A.Beaudette Services LawnSite Member
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    looks amazing! awesome work!
     
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