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A few projects I have done recently

Discussion in 'Showtime!' started by CM1995, Mar 15, 2012.

  1. CM1995

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    Exactly! It can fit on the neck of a Landoll and go with the trackhoe.

    Hvy i wish I would have bought another one at the same time - there were several in the auction but my tight wadness got the better of me. Oh well the next one that comes up..

    Thanks Metalman. Actually they organized it the way they wanted it, I didn't have any input in it.
     
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    Look what the Cat drug in! Well he drug in two but the one with the tooth bucket is going to another home, a local landscaper.

    2019 279D
    Highflow XPS
    2 Speed
    A/C, air and heated seat
    Radio
    Advanced display with keypad and rearview camera
    Joystick control

    We will make another toothed bucket out of this smooth bucket as time allows. There are pics upthread of our other two buckets with welded shanks and replaceable cutting edge. The tooth buckets we've built have worked out really well.

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    SITEC will be installing a wiring harness so this one can run our laser blade as well. The '08 T250 was ready for retirement but we didn't trade her in, rather she'll become a yard/spare machine.
     
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    I like it CM ! :cool:
     
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    Looks good CM1995. Per your ideas with making a bucket with removable teeth I built one a couple years ago and the guys on our crew really like it. It has held up a lot better then a regular bucket. The next weak point is where the quick attach hooks up the top flat bar in the bucket where the skid loader hooks under can bend I am planning on reinforcing it when I get time
     
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    Heated seat? Heated seat? I thought you were in Alabama? Going to go north and push snow next winter?

    Just kidding, it looks like a super nice machine, and I've been watching the laser grade pictures, it sure looks like a time/ fuel saver. In addition to turning out a nice surface, ready to pave.

    Looks really nice.
     
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    Nice machine! How many hours on it? We have a few wheeled units (all Cat) but CTL is on my wish list!
     
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    Now that's purdy right there.
     
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    HA! Our other 279 has a heated seat and we haven't used it in the 3 years we've had it. Now we do have that once in a blue moon snow storm down here - I'll be ready!:D

    I guess it's part of a package the machine was ordered with. Actually this machine had a few more bells and whistles than we needed but it's what the dealer had. Ordering one would've taken months and we needed a replacement now.

    We've only used the laser blade for level pads so far. I would like to have a large lot where we could experiment with single and dual plane slope grading.


    I think it had 5 when it came off the lowboy yesterday. We really like the Cat CTL's, the only thing that needs some improvement is the size of the cab as it's a little on the small side.
     
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    Looks great! Hopefully it is designed better than my new case. Some dip did not design the AC air inlet with the right sized slots. The mice come right in and ruined the nice new cab smell. Ate through the cabin filter and pooped into the blower motor housing. Cant get rid of the smell. I would like to thank Case and New Holland for this BS... I guess I just did!
     
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    Well that sucks.

    We haven't had any issues out of the other 279D that's why I bought another one.
     
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    One of our current projects a chain tire store.

    The existing building housed a golf store and is approx. 14k SF. Another contractor performed the interior demolition included the multi-level slab where they had various elevations for putting greens.

    Our original scope of work is the normal erosion control, exterior demolition, grading, storm and wet utilities including an oil/water separator.

    Here's the "fun" part. Concrete sub poured back the 14K SF slab and most of it did NOT meet the flatness numbers in the spec's. Now here's the kicker - the concrete sub and the laser screen sub specifically excluded meeting the flatness numbers in their contract and the PM didn't catch it...:eek:

    The owner accepted a portion of the slab and refused about 7K SF which had to come out. We got the CO to remove the freshly poured 6" 4K PSI slab with wire and 1/2" rebar. The crew had to work around pit drains for the car lifts, stainless steel imbeds and a trench drain that ran the entire length of the service bay.

    I excluded any responsibility for the plumbing, drains, imbeds, electrical conduits and the trench drain. However the crew did a great job and not only left the floor drains in place but salvaged the imbeds and didn't damage the trench drain. The electrical conduits didn't fare as well but they were run on top of the gravel just under the vapor barrier.

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    Typical retail job - trades on top of each other..o_O The masons were cool to work with and we moved their pallets of block around with the CTL because the forklift couldn't get in.;)




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    My super going back over the trench drain. The drain has a few bumps and bruises but it was to be expected. The crew did a great job.:)

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    Nice work on the trench drain!!! everytime I get to demoing around on of those things in a building someone put a 2 foot skirt of concrete around and under the whole thing :eek:
     
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    Cm that's good job making things work

    I can relate to the level of BS involved tho lately its seems most jobs I have been have had major problems overlooked and covered up i got into with a sight super on a backfill because he said we left the sub grade to high when we cleaned up inside the kicker was there were still hubs from the pad company in the ground long story short they accepted a pad that was plus or minus 6 inches and everyone ignored it till the concrete company said they couldn't pour it
     
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    Another current job in a master planned commercial development for another retail store.

    Typical scope of work again - site demo, erosion control, grading and storm. No utilities on this one as we are not "approved" by the water and sewer system..:rolleyes:

    Lot's of rock on this job. The developer for the entire project brought in one of the state's larger road builders to shoot and grade the site. At one time they had a mining shovel and a couple of rigid frame trucks.

    Now we have to deal with the aftermath of shot rock. It wasn't too bad because all the large rock is classified as "unsuitable" so we will get a CO to haul it off site.

    325FL earning it's keep. The building in the background is being built by the same GC but another site contractor has that job, actually a friend of mine.

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    A few of the rocks we dug up laying the storm next to the rock box to show scale. This part of my working area is known for this type of geology.

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    So this crew was short a warm body to run the 533 so they scraped the bottom of the barrel and there I was.:D

    Beautiful view but a shitty smell..:confused::p

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    This crews equipment all line up on a Friday after a long productive week. The project is a retail store for a chain from way up north in Minnesota that has those funny commercials. First one in our area.

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    A little CO after the store wash finished to take out an existing curb cut, grade to drain and grass. Something that should've been part of the initial civil drawings but gets overlooked. Change orders make the world go around I guess.

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    Ronsii I would like to take credit however all the credit goes to that big fella in the orange and his crew. They did a jam up job!
     
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    A partial commercial demo in an expensive part of town. No room for the 321 or 325 so we had to rent a 305 for the demo and ultimately the grading portion of this project. I wanted a 308 sized hoe but there were none available with a thumb. The 305 handled it with stride, I would like to have a 305.5 one day if we had enough work for a small machine.

    Interesting pic from inside the part of the existing building that is staying.

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    We had to take the end cap off the building and the GC is building a small addition back.

    Not much room to work.


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    The power lines are what kept us from using our larger hoes. The building addition will be shorter than what was existing and new parking spaces and a sidewalk will come off the side street where the cones are located.


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    Same project above, excavation moving along nicely with the 305 and a 3' bucket loading tri-axles. There was a lot of topsoil and soft clay under the building.

    I was able to strike a deal with a dump truck friend of mine - he had a client that was willing to pay for dirt not far from this job so I gave him the dirt and he didn't charge trucking time. Win-win. He made money and we saved money which equals higher profit.;)


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    Another pic of the excavation. The shoring holding up the existing roof system can be seen on the right side of the pic.

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    End of the work day this last Wed. before the tropical rains set in until next week..

    The column has to stay for now until the new I beam and columns are installed to support the existing roof and the new roof system for the addition.


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    You can see how the new addition and parking are going to work. The existing footing in the back ground is about 7' away from the new exterior wall. There will be pull in parking spaces off the street with a 4' sidewalk between the parking spaces and the building wall.

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    Thanks JNB!