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Steep hill diggin.

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by hoeman376, Sep 10, 2010.

  1. hoeman376

    hoeman376 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 328

    Now GR says I have never dug in anything but the city but then I rembered I had some pics from a couple years ago digging some test holes for the gravel pit................ LETS SEE YOUR STEEP HILL DIGGING PICS




  2. nedly05

    nedly05 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 540

    Wow, you must have lost some sleep due to sever leg pain from holding yourself in the seat on that job:wall

    Seriously though, those are good pics, the bottom one really shows how steep it is. I think I saw those on HEF a couple years ago didnt I?
  3. Junior M

    Junior M LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,593

    I've seen those on HEF before. :laugh:
  4. hoeman376

    hoeman376 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 328

    Yeah 312king is my name on hef. But yeah my legs were not to sore I'm not a pussy like GR
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  5. AdvLandscapeLLC

    AdvLandscapeLLC LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 568

    nice, the other day drove by the landfill in hartford ct off the highway and not to be one upper but god damn those hills make those look like a handicap ramp and these guys were dozing and digging away. Definitely more then I have done nice work.:usflag:
  6. ksss

    ksss LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,162

    I wish I had take a photo of one in particular I did in Big Sky Montana. Snow on the ground at 9000 feet, and 25' of fall just in the footprint of the house. Now that is steep. Had a CX225 and had a hellava time staying stuck to the mountain. good times
  7. hvy 1ton

    hvy 1ton LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 582

    That site must have made one hell of a walk out basement
  8. 7.3 Rocket

    7.3 Rocket LawnSite Member
    from CT
    Messages: 114

    That landfill they're closing in hartford does have some very steep slopes to it. I've seen it going to and from Interstate Ford and the trash to energy plant. Definitely ups the pucker factor a little bit at first but after a while it's just like anything else.
  9. Ozz

    Ozz LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 887

    No pics, I didn't own a manageable camera at the time ( A Nikon F100 may be manageable to a pro, but they're not running equipment.) But It was back in '05. I was on a Hitach EX120 doing well site prep in the Allegheny mountains, paired up with a Komatsu D39. The dozer guy would winch himself up a hill, then anchor himself, then yank me up.

    Tons of fun.
  10. Gravel Rat

    Gravel Rat LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,544

    Hoeman that is steep but you wouldn't take a mini excavator with rubber tracks up that slope. Your 312 will stick to that fairly well if it was wet then maybe not so well.

    I have had the one of the contractors I worked for with a 15 ton hoe on some steep stuff. No pictures there was no stopping you didn't have time to even take a pee I demanded lunch breaks.

    There is a big difference in leg room in a mini and a fullsize machine when your bracing yourself, relax your legs and your sliding forward. The seat in the 331 is thrashed I had to have a bath towel on it there was no upholstery over the seat foam just the foam.

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