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Making it so the water can run

Discussion in 'Excavators' started by Shimmy1, Oct 21, 2014.

  1. Shimmy1

    Shimmy1 Senior Member

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    Man this gets old when there is 18" to dig out.
     

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  2. sheepfoot

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    That's a good looking clean out. What type of bucket and hookup are you using?. Is that a laser in the back?.
     
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  3. mitch504

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    Hey! Take heart, at least you aren't using a shovel!

    I hear you though, that kind of stuff days on end gets old.
     
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  4. Shimmy1

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    Just a cheap 82" SEC tilt bucket. Do you mean by hookup what kind of coupler? It's a CNH labeled JRB. Not fond of JRB, would have preferred an Esco but that's what Case gave me. The JRB is kind of tall. The laser is a Spectra Precision GL722.
     
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  5. JDOFMEMI

    JDOFMEMI Senior Member

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    Well, you are in one of the few applications that the SEC bucket will work in and last a little while.

    I made the mistake of buying a couple of them. Just don't let it even look at a rock.

    Nice work on the ditch.
     
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  6. Shimmy1

    Shimmy1 Senior Member

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    The only thing I dislike about that bucket is it seems kind of wishy-washy. Have the pressure set 4500. Just kind of wondering if all tilt buckets seem a little flexible of if these cylinders are too small?
     
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  7. overworked

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    Were line boring an SEC bucket now from a case 330, got about 300 hours on it, loading out coal breaker culm. Real piece of $#!T. Only good for loading air or fog in my opinion.
     
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  8. Shimmy1

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    To tell the truth I've had good luck with them but I'm the only one that runs the hoe. Have a ripper, 30, 36, 72, and the tilt bucket. The holes on all of them except the 72" were off but since I have a coupler the pins never come out so it doesn't matter. Only one I couldn't drive them into was the ripper but about ten min. with the die grinder fixed that and we're good to go. I ordered the hoe with a 48" Werk-Brau so I would have a good bucket for demolition, rock loading, etc. The ripper weighs about 1000 pounds, the shank is 1⅞" thick so I'm pretty sure that it will take anything this 210 hoe can give it. The trenching buckets I got for $2000 apiece so if they fall apart I'll get a good one. IMO I believe unless you're digging in dirt with boulders or solid rock if you wreck a trenching bucket you should learn how to run a hoe.
     
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  9. Shimmy1

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    Silt got deeper. Was close to 2' here. Further upstream I found a spot where it was 32" deep. Took 6 passes to get each setting cut.
     

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  10. td25c

    td25c Senior Member

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    Nice job on the ditch line Shimmy1 :thumbsup. That can get boring on a long ditch . I usually crank up the radio or take time to ponder & think about other jobs while cleaning out a ditch line .

    LOL .... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oudNoKfNUfs
     
  11. Shimmy1

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    Thanks. I've only got about 10 miles left to do plus more scraper work than I could possibly get done before Christmas. Only problem now is corn is dry and partner has about two weeks worth of harvest left. So its back to one man show.
     
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    Don't knock it too much. Would rather have work than not. But interesting work is better.
    Graham
     
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    Still at it. Be nice to be done but ground isn't froze too deep yet so guess I'll keep going a little longer.
     

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    Put an end to ditch clean outs today. Frost is about 6" where it's bare. Don't want to wreck my glass SEC tilt bucket. Going to go bury some rock piles. Then some burned tree piles. Then that's the end of the road this season. Looking forward to some truckin with the hopper bottom.
     

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    how long is the deck on that trailer look's like 30' or is that just the camera
     
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    Nice ditching "Only" ten miles to go. ...Lol
     
  17. Shimmy1

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    It's a 24' well, 54" on centers for the tridem, overall trailer length is 54', exterior bridge for whole rig is 72'. On North Dakota state roads I'm good for 102,000 lbs since two lanes I only have to abide by exterior bridge. Have never measured for interstate. I need it though because with the ripper, 48", and 72" buckets on trailer with the hoe I'm coming in at 99,000.
     
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    How far from the Canadian border are you Shimmy? I'm just 40 minutes north and we do a lot of ditching in Manitoba too and yeah it's like watching paint dry. lol
     
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    How long is your normal work season out there? We usually start late March/April and finish up Anywhere from Thanksgiving to New Years. Winter is showing its teeth this week, but next week is going to warm up. Dont have a lot left to do so I'm hoping I can get most of it done before real winter gets here. I hear you on ditching! At least you have a nice new machine to do it in! Do you have more than just that machine hauling away for you?
     
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    That was just a short stretch where we had to haul it away. Hardly ever happens. Mostly I can sit in field and spread it right there. My partner farms so in the spring I'm a farmer. I usually get the dirtwork started about mid-June. Most guys start sometime late April into May. Depends on the frost and load restrictions.

    245, I'm about 90 miles south of the border. But, I do a lot of trucking up there in the winter. Haul coal up to the colonies, bring fertilizer and canola back. Sounds like you guys had one hell of a season up there (and I don't mean it in a good way).