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Demolition, clearing and grading

Discussion in 'Showtime!' started by Landclearer, May 18, 2014.

  1. Landclearer

    Landclearer Senior Member

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    Got a few pics of the washout job. Still got a ways to go on it. A pic of the 6 with the new sweeps, fuel tank guard and rear screen also. 6.JPG 6-3.JPG 6-4.JPG 6-2.JPG
     
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  2. CM1995

    CM1995 Super Moderator

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    LC if I had a 100K yards of that black dirt down here in AL I could retire, as it would easily bring $10 a CY the pit.:cool:

    The 6 looks like it's still earning it's keep. Nice grade work in the 2nd pic.
     
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    The 6 looks pretty slick in new duds.
     
  4. Landclearer

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    You would have cried if you saw us put 25k yards in the bottom of a pond just because the owner wanted to get rid of it. It was a shame. Screened topsoil goes for $14 at the pit here.

    Yes the old girl does real good. One of my favorite machines to run.

    Thnaks JNB. We got a winch for her , gotta get it fixed and installed a few odds and ends then we are going to get it painted.
     
  5. Landclearer

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    I thought I would post some pics. It’s been a while and we have been so busy. Here are a few pics of a demo job we did. We actually cleared the lot and dug the footers for this house in the mid 90s. I guess we saw this one from start to finish.
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  7. Landclearer

    Landclearer Senior Member

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    The house had been for sale for a while and they almost had a deal, it fell thru and the realtor said they should demo it and sell the lot. It’s only about 200 feet from the beach so the lot is worth a ton of money.
     
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  8. Landclearer

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    Here are a few pics of a parking lot job we are doing now. The parking areas are brick pavers and the drive lanes will br asphalt. Threw a pick of my truck in there as well.
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  9. CM1995

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    Congrats on the new truck LC! I like flatbeds set up like that.

    We get paid to tear down perfectly good buildings as well. Recently torn down a perfectly good building that was bank to put in an auto parts store.

    The way I look at it is we are in the "Land Recycling" business.:D
     
  10. Landclearer

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    Thanks CM. Yeah I really like the flatbed also. Still don’t have all my stuff on it. I still want to get a compressor for it and I have to mount my vice.

    We need to add “Land Recylcing” to our business cards. That is a good one!
     
  11. Landclearer

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    AE749524-0DA2-4B99-B5EA-D9B3628B774B.jpeg 08D9BDFB-5856-43A5-A78C-CB8E38A5FEA2.jpeg 78637439-0965-4DF1-BA7D-852014399332.jpeg 78637439-0965-4DF1-BA7D-852014399332.jpeg 2084D4A8-C378-4E53-85A1-3786480C2B30.jpeg Getting the parking lot ready for paving. Supposed to pave on thurs. The bad part is having to work around everyone on the entire job that does not care about our work. We also had to grade the back of the building and make sand dunes out of topsoil.
     
  12. Landclearer

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  13. old-iron-habit

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    I took some two inch hitch tubing, welded them up a L shape, welded a plate on that and bolted my 6" vise on. Its a little heavy at 57 lbs but it sure works good when stuck into the receiver hitch. Gets the vise back to where it is handy for use and is not in the way on the bed when not needed.
     
  14. Landclearer

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    That’s a really good idea. I have the vice sitting in the box, just have not had time to mount it yet.
     
  15. Wytruckwrench

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    I have set a couple vices up to go into a stake pocket too. Seemed to be a little tougher that the hitch tubing. Both work well.
     
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  16. Landclearer

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    I think I might have to mount right to the bed. I pull trailer all the time so taking the hitch out would be a pain and I have used my last stake pocket to make my little tailgate. Not sure what I’m going to do.
     
  17. Landclearer

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    Here is a new job we started. We are building 10 tennis courts and we are in the clearing phase . We are almost at a stand still there is phone and cable tv running over the property line and in our clearing area. The owner cannot even get the cable company to call him back. 89740276-FC59-4B06-8176-1D65715A0B4A.jpeg ACFBE2C1-0D4D-4DAF-B5F3-DE035476EEF0.jpeg ACFBE2C1-0D4D-4DAF-B5F3-DE035476EEF0.jpeg 1984A8F0-4BF4-4752-8179-03955968147F.jpeg D745E022-60CE-45DF-916B-EF382DF3E22F.jpeg
     
  18. Rory Bamford

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    Buildings never stood a chance!!
     
  19. Landclearer

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    Lol. They didn’t!