Coxey, I appreciate your determination in getting the tree down. We all have our thoughts. Trees can be incredibly tough to push over. I've dug 360 degrees around a lot of trees much deeper than what you have shown in the picture and they still don't want to move. Some roots grow outward and some grow straight down. Then you have droughts and hard ground conditions etc.. Knowing where the weight of the tree is leaning and always test pushing it to see if it's still strongly rooted. It looks much worse when you actually cut the grade down like your pic, but that's essentially what's being done with an excavator. I would love to have a dozer like yours. I admire you for taking on the projects. Mainly it just looks fun and we'd all be lying if we said this stuff wasn't fun. Anyway, keep posting pictures. I've liked all your pictures already.
Some people write what they do because they care, others because they don't know any better, others to try and start a feud etc. Then along comes someone like Colorado Digger and says something truely positive.
I too admire the way you did the job. Got it done with what you have. And from what I can see,nobody was in danger except,maybe, your self. Way to go.
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That tree was so heavy that I had to use the blade to lift it to get to move; too much friction; the tracks would spin. Once it got moving no problem...
@coxey2 Thanks for checking it out! and yeah... I'm still learning to edit them in a tasteful fashion... I'm working on the tone/sound quality, and the intro music is too long I fear (+/- 1:25) If you skip to around minute 1:30-1:40 I begin jabbering about whatever the episode is about. I'm still learning, I published my 6th episode this week so it's kind of in it's infancy, but I love to listen to podcasts on itunes or stitcher on my phone while I'm working and driving so I figured I would give it a shot about something I'm passionate about. Thanks for checking it out, and please listen, share, and hit me with your true feedback. Just bear in mind that not everyone who is interested in, or loves equipment and dirt has a lot of experience. Also, if you have any good ideas of where to promote it I would love to hear them.
The All Things Dirt Podcast Show- www.atdirt.com Grading-Excavation-Heavy Equipment-Infrastructure-Entreprenurship For The Ear, On The Go
Awesome way to take down the tree, Dozerboy. You are pro. I will never forget the story about you and pushing those Torey Pines. Awesome, bro, keep up the great work and I hope to see you back in the wrecking seat soon (although sounds like you won't get to knock down the Astrodome since it is a hysterical landmark now LOL). They can keep it. Money pit.
nothing but healthy and constructive discussion in this thread as far as I can tell - best aspect of this site is the civility and expert support - best site I've seen in that regard........by far
I'd love to see things from your perspective but unfortunately....... I find it impossible to get my head that far up my a$$.