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Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by 81Bronk36, Jul 31, 2008.
wow tracks bog it down a lot!!
ARP, where you from in MA??
Bronk I'm south of Boston by about 30 mins in a town called Easton. Hope your job works out for ya!
Ya know the area a bit, thought you might have been a guy I went to school with but that was down on the Cape and 96-00.
Ya sorry, I graduated a bit later. How ya likin Georgia? A bit different then the cape.
Its ok, I can make the best of just about anywhere as long as I got some friends. I just spent 5 years at Minot ND and would have stayed if I could (mostly because we just moved into a brand new house) But I dont think I would have started landscaping again if I was there.
I havent been to the cape in like 1 1/2- 2 years or so
"Why not Minot?"
It would be challenging to start a landscape business in Minot. Other than in oil it is not an easy place to make a good living. I grew up in Jamestown and it is not much different. Great place to live, not a great place to build a bank account. The other thing is no other place in the lower 48 will have Winters like you have experienced. When your on the East Coast and everyone bitches about the cold weather, you can laugh, "cold this aint cold, I know cold let me tell you........"
I always bust the hoses to the grapple after a few hours when I use it for clearing/ hauling brush. Am I the only one with that problem. Is it me/ bobcat. Any suggestions. I try to keep an eye on the hoses but I get going, forget and before I know it I have hydraulic fluid all over me.
FFC makes a hose routing stand that is a spring type rod that can either weld or bolt to the attachment. You bolt the hoses on to the rod and keeps the hoses out of the way, but has some spring to it so that it can give if you pull them tight. It may not be shown on their website, but if you email them, they can give you the part number and photo. They work well. I keep a couple on hand.
Thanks, I will check it out.
I have to replace a long hose from the loader to the bucket about every six months. I replace a short hose from the block to the cylinder on the bucket about every year. I try to keep one of each in the truck all the time.
I always hate it when it happens but it is a fact of life that the occasional unexpected object will get your hoses when trying to work with trash or brush. So I try to remember that when pricing, I always add in a little extra on clearing or demo jobs cause i know I am probably going to have to fix something before it is over...