1. Thank you for visiting HeavyEquipmentForums.com! Our objective is to provide industry professionals a place to gather to exchange questions, answers and ideas. We welcome you to register using the "Register" icon at the top of the page. We'd appreciate any help you can offer in spreading the word of our new site. The more members that join, the bigger resource for all to enjoy. Thank you!
  2. ALL NEW MEMBERS READ THIS FIRST!! Thank you for joining Heavy Equipment Forums! If you are new to forums we communicate with "Threads", please search our threads to see if your topic may have already been answered and if not then click "Post New Thread" in the appropriate forum. This will allow all of our members to see your question and give you the best chance to be answered. After you've made a number of posts you will graduate to Full Member status where you'll see a few more privileges. Following these guidelines will help make this the best resource for heavy equipment on the net. Thanks for joining us and I hope you enjoy your stay!!

A few projects I have done recently

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

  1. skyking1

    skyking1 Senior Member

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2020
    Messages:
    4,456
    Location:
    washington
    That stuff smells from way over here :)
    We look at stuff like that and make a little pinch the nose sign.
     
    DMiller and CM1995 like this.
  2. CM1995

    CM1995 Administrator

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2007
    Messages:
    11,652
    Occupation:
    Running what I brung and taking what I win
    Location:
    Alabama
    HA! We make the $ sign.:D
     
    Last edited: Mar 5, 2021
    DMiller likes this.
  3. Nige

    Nige Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2011
    Messages:
    23,193
    Location:
    G..G..G..Granville.........!! Fetch your cloth.
    Give the track tensioners on the D5 a couple of pumps some time when you have the grease gun out will ya....
     
    DMiller likes this.
  4. CM1995

    CM1995 Administrator

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2007
    Messages:
    11,652
    Occupation:
    Running what I brung and taking what I win
    Location:
    Alabama
    Think the idler seal is going out. We've been pumping it up every few days but it slowly leaks back down but no visible sign of grease. Haven't had time to break the track and investigate.
     
    DMiller likes this.
  5. CM1995

    CM1995 Administrator

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2007
    Messages:
    11,652
    Occupation:
    Running what I brung and taking what I win
    Location:
    Alabama
    Upper bus parking undercut complete, tested by dirt docs and turned over to the concrete crew. The concrete crew prep'ing the lower loading dock for concrete.

    IMG_0052.jpeg

    Access road to the arena level to rough grade. Our crew re-used the DGB under the existing asphalt for the access road in order to keep the mud down. It's a 1" minus crusher run, really good material.

    IMG_0051.jpeg

    Pile of existing crusher run the crew used on the access road. It takes good operators to take up DGB and keep it that clean.

    IMG_0055.jpeg

    Retainer wall foundation drain we installed over sparky's conduit for the big Cat generator in the upper loading dock. Put a 6" PVC sleeve through the wall before they poured it. Finish grade is the red chalk line on the wall.

    IMG_1682.jpeg
     
    dirty4fun, DMiller and hvy 1ton like this.
  6. rmllarue91

    rmllarue91 Senior Member

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2014
    Messages:
    687
    Occupation:
    field technician
    Location:
    northeast pa
    Don't be surprised if it's idler bearings
     
    Nige, CM1995 and DMiller like this.
  7. DMiller

    DMiller Senior Member

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2010
    Messages:
    14,455
    Occupation:
    Cheap "old" Geezer
    Location:
    Hermann, Missouri
    Here to make Bridge Law, the 3 axle I have been running can only go 19T, the quads can up that to 22t and bump 24 if not on main highways.
    IMG_9087.JPG IMG_9094.JPG
     
  8. CM1995

    CM1995 Administrator

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2007
    Messages:
    11,652
    Occupation:
    Running what I brung and taking what I win
    Location:
    Alabama
    Very well could be. The idlers are original 2004 vintage with around 6K on the clock IIRC. It's time for a new dozer and let the 5 be a secondary machine.

    DM I've seen a couple of those quads around here over the last few years however no trucking outfit I know of runs them. Why would they when they can legally gross 25T on a tri-axle like the one in the first pic.

    Scale ticket for some rock Vulcan hauled the job a couple of weeks ago.

    25.88 Ton payload

    Scale ticket Vulcan.jpg
     
    rmllarue91 and DMiller like this.
  9. DMiller

    DMiller Senior Member

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2010
    Messages:
    14,455
    Occupation:
    Cheap "old" Geezer
    Location:
    Hermann, Missouri
    Bridge law as to weight dispersal
    Cannot load the tri here to 25t can only license to 66 and weighs 27
     
    CM1995 and oarwhat like this.
  10. AzIron

    AzIron Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2016
    Messages:
    1,430
    Location:
    Az
    To get 25 ton on a truck here your going to run 4 drop axels weather its 4 pushers or 3 pushers and a tag axel makes for a long dump truck with 4 pushers the tag axel as a strong arm is handy but more expensive and has a taller bed rail so it's hard to load with anything but a loader
     
    Sberry and CM1995 like this.
  11. skyking1

    skyking1 Senior Member

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2020
    Messages:
    4,456
    Location:
    washington
    Washington you'd need a strongarm too.
     
    CM1995 likes this.
  12. Don.S

    Don.S Senior Member

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2016
    Messages:
    399
    Location:
    Montreal Canada
    So you guys have different weights that you can haul on highways and side roads?
     
  13. crane operator

    crane operator Senior Member

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2009
    Messages:
    7,020
    Location:
    sw missouri
    It all depends on what state you are in. Interstate highway is federal (which has its own regs), state and county roads are under separate entities. Some states go by the federal rules, some states are more restrictive than the federal rules, some are less.
     
    CM1995 likes this.
  14. CM1995

    CM1995 Administrator

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2007
    Messages:
    11,652
    Occupation:
    Running what I brung and taking what I win
    Location:
    Alabama
    Correct - what Crane Op said. Alabama has some generous weight limits on county and state roads.

    Now don't get caught with the load on the scale ticket on the Interstate.
     
    skyking1 likes this.
  15. AzIron

    AzIron Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2016
    Messages:
    1,430
    Location:
    Az
    Az follows fed rules
     
    CM1995 likes this.
  16. CM1995

    CM1995 Administrator

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2007
    Messages:
    11,652
    Occupation:
    Running what I brung and taking what I win
    Location:
    Alabama
    Started a new project last week during the 2 spats of bad weather that the most recent spat spawned tornados that ripped through our county yesterday. It has rained 6 out of the last 10 working days. This project is located about 1/4 mile north of where an F3 passed over US HWY 280 yesterday.

    Not my picture. Our job site is across the highway from this intersection, to the left of this pic. That tornado destroyed many, many houses in a subdivision right in front of it.

    Birmingham_Tornado_Sighting__AL_.605cf68a0ba80.png

    Brought the T250 out of semi-retirement to run the trencher as this job has 600' of silt fence. Used the 279D to carry T-posts, mash them into the ground and string wire while the T250 trenched away. Work smarter not harder - we hate manual labor. ;)

    IMG_0058.jpeg

    Construction entrance down, silt fence installed and city inspection passed. Now we just need the rain and severe weather to subside but it's March in Alabama and it's just getting started.

    IMG_0060.jpeg
     
    colson04 and dirty4fun like this.
  17. colson04

    colson04 Senior Member

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2016
    Messages:
    1,784
    Location:
    Delton, Michigan
    Is the silt fencing material attached to the wire, or is that a three part system of posts, wire, then fabric?
     
  18. CM1995

    CM1995 Administrator

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2007
    Messages:
    11,652
    Occupation:
    Running what I brung and taking what I win
    Location:
    Alabama
    Colson it is a 3 part system - T posts, wire and fabric hooked to the wire with hog rings.

    On a side note bought a Solsbee's tooth bucket for our T250. It's actually on the 279 in the pick above as it's normal bucket was at the shop for some welding.

    Paid $1250 + tax for the bucket and for the money it's a damn nice bucket. It's fabricated well, we'll see how it hold up. The T250 is our spare machine we use around the yard and when needed.

    Liked the bucket and the price so much I asked the dealer how much was a set of forks - $675 + tax. Sold. The forks are fabricated very well and seem sturdy, we'll find out as that set of forks is going into the field and we're retiring the Bobcat set that crew has. Now the 250 has bucket and set of forks.

    Link to Solsbee's page -
    https://solesbees.com/skid-steer-pallet-fork
     
    dirty4fun and colson04 like this.
  19. Jakebreak

    Jakebreak Senior Member

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2016
    Messages:
    265
    Occupation:
    operator/pipelayer/mechanic
    Location:
    Bakersfield Ca
    cm how are you liking the 325 we just bought a new 325 GC and it has to much electronic stuff on it but it has 2d grade control which will be handy. you staying busy we are slammed for the next 4 years here we also just bought a 336f with 400 hrs on it with a trimble system for a job coming up and a new 950m loader it will be interesting to see how all this def stuff holds up on the equipment. the work looks awesome
     
    CM1995 likes this.
  20. CM1995

    CM1995 Administrator

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2007
    Messages:
    11,652
    Occupation:
    Running what I brung and taking what I win
    Location:
    Alabama
    Thanks Jakebreak.

    The 325 has been great. It's an F model not the current next gen. so it doesn't have any of the grade features.

    I would love to have a 325 next gen but we're very sensitive to debt after being hammered during the Great Recession. Our current backlog is 6-8 months so not strong enough to justify a $300K investment at the moment.

    What type of project do ya'll have coming up for the 336F?