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bam1968's Recent Activity

  1. bam1968 liked Vetech63's post in the thread starting a new excavation business.

    Man, I LOVE to see this type of ambition. I LOVE this type of ambition even more with little to no debt. Your first mistake is assuming...

    Feb 25, 2018 at 1:22 PM
  2. bam1968 replied to the thread starting a new excavation business.

    I wish gravel was that cheap in my neck of the woods. You mentioned a pit excavator a few times which I assumed you owned the ground.

    Feb 25, 2018 at 1:48 AM
  3. bam1968 replied to the thread starting a new excavation business.

    In your OP you said that you "have access to fill and gravel in place". Does that mean you already own the ground or that it is...

    Feb 25, 2018 at 1:25 AM
  4. bam1968 replied to the thread Trailer Ceiling.

    What about using some 4x8 sheets of some type of styrofoam insulation on the inside and use lumber to keep them in place..... Then...

    Feb 25, 2018 at 12:54 AM
  5. bam1968 liked Junkyard's post in the thread starting a new excavation business.

    Starting from scratch a 200,000 loan might as well be $2,000,000. It'll sink you for sure. Get down to brass tacks and hire out...

    Feb 25, 2018 at 12:38 AM
  6. bam1968 replied to the thread starting a new excavation business.

    I chose to rent initially mainly because I wasn't sure how much work I was going to get just starting out and it allowed me to set some...

    Feb 24, 2018 at 11:24 PM
  7. bam1968 replied to the thread starting a new excavation business.

    Yes there are two sides to every coin. I could go on and on about the good and the bad. I went on my own about 10 years ago doing mainly...

    Feb 24, 2018 at 9:44 PM
  8. bam1968 liked farmerlund's post in the thread 4N Grouser bars.

    I used the Dura tuff ones on a D8H a few years ago. they work very well. MY machine had really good rails with wore grouser pads. It...

    Feb 24, 2018 at 1:55 AM
  9. bam1968 liked RustedHeroes's post in the thread Buying Advice Needed Cat 977L 1984.

    I find it insulting when a new member can't be bothered to respond after they ask a question. You have a bunch of folks on here with...

    Feb 21, 2018 at 6:55 PM
  10. bam1968 replied to the thread New Rails.

    I had a 963B with double bar grouser pads that were @ half worn. I'm pretty sure I welded 1" (might have been 1 1/2") grouser bar stock...

    Feb 20, 2018 at 2:22 AM
  11. bam1968 replied to the thread Earthwork plan help.

    If you have enough room to make slopes 2:1 or 2.5:1 then you could push your berms up fairly easily if you can keep your fill fairly...

    Feb 19, 2018 at 5:11 PM
  12. bam1968 replied to the thread Oil coming out starter. 963.

    I think there is only supposed to be a little bit of oil (maybe a gallon or so) in that compartment.

    Feb 18, 2018
  13. bam1968 replied to the thread Earthwork plan help.

    If you are going to purchase a track loader anyway then you can make it work but your not going to climb a 1 to 1 slope with it. If you...

    Feb 18, 2018