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A little Ca work

Discussion in 'Showtime!' started by ddigger, Nov 10, 2011.

  1. Wolf

    Wolf Senior Member

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    Looking Good

    Looking good as always. Great shots. Looks like a great job.

    I will post some pictures of the Doyle Drive bit. They are taking down the approach ramp to the Golden Gate Bridge, over the Presidio, built in 1936. Supposedly they have 40 excavators lined up to take down the entire approach over next weekend. Caltrans extravaganza. Your tax dollars at work!!! Don't know who the contractors on the Doyle Drive job are, does anybody out there know who is doing the work for Caltrans? Should be interesting.
     
  2. Deere500a

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    Maybe PenHall for the demo . Bay Cities has a lot of dirt work there & Treasure Island. I can't remember who else I hauled for over there last year. The chaos of 40 excavators banging away has to be a sight
     
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    Got your proper little round mirror back in place of the "will-fit" rectangle one clamped to the stalk.

    Nice work, as usual.
     
  4. Wolf

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    Penhall is a good thought. I'll check it out and let you know who has 40 excavators tearing down the Doyle Drive. Gotta be awesome.
     
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    The company doing Doyle drive is Ferma Corporation. We hauled 2 Cat 385's and 1 Cat 5110 excavator up there this morning. I heard discovery channel might do a special on it.
     

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    Hey prenn, any more pics of the loads?
     
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    Does Ferma actually have 40 excavators, or are they subbing out to other guys too? That is amazing if they got 40. Wow, how they have grown.

    Is EBI gonna be there too? How about Silverado, I think they did some of the demo/earthwork for the Bay Bridge project. Who else?
     
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    Ferma is the only demo company there and what I heard was that they are using 35 of their own and renting 5.
     
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    That is so impressive about Ferma. The little company that could. I hear they also got into real estate development in Silicon Valley and have made a ton of money that way too. Way to go Bruno, you are a talented guy.
     
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    Here you go... IMG_0140.jpg
    Sorry to hijack your thread ddigger.
     
  12. ddigger

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    Hey no worries, its just nice we have a place to share our interests, and see whats going on in our trades.
     
  13. Wolf

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    So, did you haul out both of the 385s and the 5110? I noticed that one of the 385s broke down Friday night, the one with the LaBounty shear on it, and they didn't get it back up and running.

    One of the guys from Peterson also told me that the 5110 was gonna get the long reach put on it and used for a high rise demo somewhere in San Francisco. Do you know where it went and what building they are going to do? That would be worth checking out too.

    Awesome work. Very impressive hauling job. So where exactly did you take what equipment?

    Btw, you were right about them bringing in their own 35 pieces and renting 5 others. A couple of the rentals came from Zaccor, and I noticed they covered up the Zaccor name and put a magnetic Ferma sticker on it. One of the other 385s came from a Cascade Mountain or something.

    Very impressive. I think the whole city of San Francisco is proud of Ferma for what they accomplished over the weekend. Great company and a bunch of great guys.
     
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    We just hauled out the one 385 so far. And today we are loading up the 5110 and it is going to UC Berkley tomorrow, not sure if its getting all its boom there.
    They are going to demo a hotel in SF with it, I forget the name though and don't know when its going to happen. Sorry
    It was definitely impressive! Yesterday morning when I loaded up the 385 at Doyle dr, Ferma told me that the job went so well and they were on such a roll, that they demo'ed more than what was required over the weekend.
     
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    Well we have been rolling along pretty steady since I finished my portion of the Davis demo. Removed several hundred big trees out at Beal AFB, Cleared a site in Lodi. Last week in Rockland made this little group of yukes go away.
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    And now this wk were doing a couple thousand ft of curb gutter and sidewalk removal.
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    Great to see you are busy

    Great to see your nice and busy, doing some damage to trees around the state. The tree huggers must hate you, watch out for them LOL, although nobody seems to upset to see the yukes come crashing down. Let me know when you got some cool buildings to wreck. Take it easy. Hope you are staying cool on these hot hot days.

    All the best.
     
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    Heres another clearing job for a rd widening project.Seemed like it took longer to cut the bench to the trees than it did to do the clearing.
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    And if you clear the low side, then you gotta do the high side.
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    Monday well remove a couple thousand ft of gaurd rail, then its on to the next one.
     
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    nice looking fotos buddy, how dry is it out there? staying plenty busy this year huh? that 330 sure is giving you her monies worth i see. i don't know why i am so worried about my link belts at 7000 hours each, can't plan on them lasting as long as a cat i guess.
    regards,cd
     
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    Thanks CD, yes work has been nice and steady, in fact we already have about 3/4 of next yrs work on the books allready. Things are dry but its our normal summer pattern. As far as the 330 goes 22.000hrs and counting, no issues and the air still blows ice cold, bless its heart. Hope things a going well for you this season as well. Take good care.
     
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    that is truly amazing about your a/c working so well. you must be really good about keeping your cab buttoned up to keep the dust out. i can't imagine how many seats you have been through. have you tinted your windows as well? i know up here at 7000 feet the machines can struggle to keep the cab cool. i saw some fotos of a swiss digger and he had a large umbrela mounted on the front left corner of his cab, prolly helped quite a bit with the sun
    take it easy and be safe!

    regards, cd