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Discussion in 'Showtime!' started by expatracer, Nov 22, 2009.

  1. expatracer

    expatracer Well-Known Member

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    The challenge grind up 12000+ rail ties in 2 weeks and load out :eek:
    first truck comes on wednesday from the US grinder to show up monday afternoon:D
     

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    expatracer Well-Known Member

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    some more pictures will take more when we start grinding
     

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  3. Truckie

    Truckie Senior Member

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    That should be a interesting job. What type of grinder are you using? I’m thinking a tub grinder.

    Are all the spikes and tie plates off all the ties? Or do you have to check for them as you load?
     
  4. expatracer

    expatracer Well-Known Member

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    we have a Peterson Pacific Model HC-2400 i works great its been modifed over the years stronger clutch extra teeth on the drum i will get some pictures this week .

    i spent the last couple of days going though some of the pile but it seems they,ve done a better job this time removing the tie plates and spikes only found a few so far !!!
     
  5. JDOFMEMI

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    Looks like a fun job.

    I will be looking forward to the updates.
     
  6. EZ TRBO

    EZ TRBO Senior Member

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    This looks like one of these projects that will be fun for a day or two but after the 1000th scoop of ties you will be getting bored. However that can be how alot of projects like this are, we are stripping quarries right now and 200+ haul truck loads a day, my arms are tired from digging so much.

    Thanks

    Trbo
     
  7. expatracer

    expatracer Well-Known Member

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    so got sent to another job for a few days but here is some more pictures.
    even with all the saftey pins and locks in place engine switched off it still looks mean i,m glad sead the grinder operator changes the teeth and i just pass him the tools and parts:D
     

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  8. expatracer

    expatracer Well-Known Member

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    and some more shameless pictures of my baby
     

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    That is a sweet looking 350!
     
  10. expatracer

    expatracer Well-Known Member

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    Thanks 3000hrs just had some 1.25" lines installed and waiting to get the twin pump kit for it so i can run some big toys on it :bouncegri
     
  11. tyler5652@yahoo

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    couldnt you had sold the tie's and made a little extra money? or save them for little projects around the house? maybe even make some mud mats like chris had? :beatsme
     
  12. heavylift

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    You could have put a free sign on them here they would have been gone in a week.
    there was a pile here about 2 years ago that had a sign on them ...FREE...
    it was about 300 ft long 6 to 8 feet tall. after a week the only thing left was splinters..

    I think they sell for about 8 bucks around here usually...
     
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    Are you grinding the tie for biomass?
     
  14. Deereman

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    Nice looking hoe you have there. Just imagine if you could steal a self leveler off of a 959K. That would be one hell of a machine!!
     
  15. tyler5652@yahoo

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    yeah i believe they sell for about $8-13 here too, would have been quite a bit of spending money even if you sold them for a fraction of that. like you said even if you gave them away for free you could still benfit by eliminating landfill cost guessing that they went there?
     
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    12,000 ties in two weeks? You had better quit taking pictures and get to grinding!
     
  17. HeyUvaVT

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    they would sell for $14 a piece here x12,000 = $168,000
     
  18. Dirtman2007

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    Or you could do it the dirtman style and set them on fire:drinkup
     
  19. expatracer

    expatracer Well-Known Member

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    so job took 3 weeks as usual they shipped me out for a week and stuck a seat filler there so not much was done .just my plans turned upside down as usual . In BC as far as i,ve been told they cant be used because environmental reasons .so i grind them up and a trucking company trucks them down to Everett WA it gets burned as hog fuel i think !!!!
     
  20. tyler5652@yahoo

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    damn i could think of a lot of different things to do with that much money, even to sell them for a fraction of that i would be happy lol. and what they didnt know would'nt hurt them:rolleyes: lol.