That iron looks pretty nice!
That iron looks pretty nice!
Ya they take care of it and a lot of new stuff too. In the past 3 weeks I have seen 2 new 644 JDs loaders with paint still on the buckets come in. They have 3 225 here with ~500hrs on them. I have been running a older 330 almost 9000hrs on it for a few days and its not in bad shape undercarriage needs some tlc. It through a track yesterday. There are 4 crews out here on this project and it should last another 8 months. We very from and avg of 600'-100' a day depending on the type of structure and how bad the ground water is.
Ground water This is the most difficult structure 9' deep, 1.5' of 6", and 3'-4' of "1 ton" limestone rock. IIRC 22 loads of rock go in every 100'. All grades have to be verified.
The second and third pics we had to stand by for 30 mins while the verifier tried to get his GPS to work (a consent problem). The ditch went from the slope roughed in and cut to grade with a 2' sump hole to bucket the water out to what you see.
Fourth pic is of a plant at night I love they way they look especially when they are burning off whatever.
Fifth is sunrise at the beach
Thanks for the pics dozerboy. I'm guessing this work protects the road from washing out? What is the purpose of the step between the vertical wall and slope on the roadside?
Yep this whole road was gone after hurricane Ike hit, and there isn't much other land to drive on here. A lot of wetlands so its important to maintain it since to go around takes you 1hr or more out of the way. The step is the same thickness as the first layer of rock we are putting down. So the step is kind of a shelf for the next layer of rock to sit on. You can't really tell in the pics but that first vertical and step are limestone base that another crew is putting down. It doesn't run under the road or anything just kind of an abutment.
Its been a busy few months. Wasn't making enough to justify traveling, so I got on the hunt again. I have a few more old pics of the abutment job to post.
First: Still working on the biggest structure. 450 hogging out the cut and loading trucks with the spoils.
Second: One of our new 544s
Third: Big rock is here
Fourth: Done digging for today so its nap time for the rest of the day. Oh and look a truck driver backing his truck into a wetland area...
Fifth: We had to cut the back side of the ditch 4' to keep the slope from collapsing and my machine going with it. Well at least slow it down some.
A big storm blew through over the weekend so we have a bit of water to get rid of. We ain't compacting the back fill so during rains we have tons of sink holes to fix. And last was a rain day that I washed my truck and waxed it.
The last job I was on was a 2 wast water ponds we have graded 3 times now. Every time we finish it rains this time they are going to plastic the whole slope. The other times they just used silt fence and plastic 15' down the slope. I don't remember the size of them, but the slopes are 1.5:1. Which was fun to side hill the roller on. The ponds are going to be unfinished for a while while they put down a drainage layer and concrete them. The last pic is of the guys doing the lift station and they will also finishing up the ponds. They're the type of contractor that likes to make up excuses on why they can't do there job. I think we'll be back.
Not sure if I'll have much for pics to post any longer since we have nondisclosure agreements with most of our customers.
Last edited by Dozerboy; 11-24-2012 at 11:43 AM.
One Krayzee Kajun Enterprises LLC
Irrigation Contractor, Pesticide Applicator.
Kajun Flood Workz, LLC
Mobile/onsite sandbagging, palletized sandbags, infrastructure & site flood/erosion protection
"Protecting our future from washing away"
Nice work bud, looking good! Stinks about the pics
I hear and I forget, I see and I remember, I do and I understand.
Have some demo Pics. My old company demoed UHs stadium so I had to run out there and get some pics and BS.
You can see in the last pic they put a bucket on my old shear machine. Looks like it has been taken care of so far.