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The "not so heavy equipment" photo thread

Discussion in 'Showtime!' started by JNB, Aug 9, 2015.

  1. CM1995

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    I showed my comment to my wife and she died laughing.:D

    Now back to the paying gigs.

    Those dumps with pups are interesting, we don't have that combo around here. Our tri's can legally carry 24-25 tons depending on the truck. What's a load of rock like that run? I pay $450-550 average on a 25 ton load of #57's or 3/4 crush. It can be over $600 depending on location.

    What caused the culvert to collapse?
     
  2. JNB

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    I'm not sure, but the culvert looks like a D10 was working in the area. :D

    I have one company with tri's that can haul 20 tons, but that's about it. They're cheap haulers but I don't use them much since they only like to haul out of one pit and that pit's material sucks big time. My usual hauler averages $480 for 1.5" roadbase and 23-24 ton loads. Some material/locations are cheaper and some a little more. There used to be a nice 3/4"-minus utility rock that I used for topping, but the owner died and his kids are mixing in the junk material to get rid of it. On the last job photos with the storage shed my driver "snuck" a load of rock from their concrete plant to see if I liked it. I got a price on the rock today so I'll be using it for topping in the future.
     
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    Great thread! You do some awesome work for having some fairly basic equipment. Keep the pics coming!
     
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    Very interesting to me. In all my years I've only used tandem trucks for gravel. Thanks for sharing. I have to assume the pup haulers ask you about access and room to dump when you place the order.

    Edit: Had a second thought..... In a narrow limited space can they dump the pup out, then pull out and park the pup on the street. Then unhook the pup trailer and then back the truck in alone to dump. Seems possible.
     
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    Thank you and welcome to HEF! :usa

    Actually, the dispatcher always asks me if they can send an end dump. I work mostly rural, and there are a lot of tight entrances where nothing with a trailer will fit (including mine), so I shuttle loads in from the entrance quite a bit. The worst is when I have a job with plenty of room and pretty grass on each side. If the belly dumps are busy they try to send me end dumps(they can spread a little between the lines), but it's not always possible. Nothing worse than spreading out material dumped out of the truck in a straight line over the tongue of the pup.

    Unhook the trailer??? C'mon now, we are talking about truck drivers here. :D What I'd really like to see are a few old transfer rigs show up around here from Cali. That'd be sweet!
     
  6. Landclearer

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    That is a good looking culvert, it does look like a D10 was working in the area:D. Man I would hate to see some of the tri-axle drivers in our area try to back a pup, they can barely back a straight truck.

    Still impressed with your work, it is always perfect!
     
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    Thanks LC!

    From time to time my wife asks "What ever happened to that job you looked at (insert location?)" I always tell her that you never know what's going on with folks and that sometimes they won't be ready to actually get a project done until sometime in the future. This is one of those jobs. I received a "go" call on this project one year to the date from giving them a proposal. The slope above the driveway had slipped over the years and covered up the drainage swale, moving it onto the driveway. The center curve in the swale was also too sharp and moved any runoff contained at the bank back onto the driveway. Sorry, but that tree has to go! There are over 200 trees on the property, so saving this one wasn't a priority (for me anyway.)
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    I had asked the homeowner to leave the tree at the corner so I would have leverage to remove the stump, but I guess that sometime during the year he got tired of looking at it.
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    One of grade 8 bolts couldn't take the massive pressure of the mighty CASE. :D
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    Prepwork for the new driveway done. It's raining, so I'm hoping to get it in tomorrow.
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    Yeah, they're always so proud, "I did the hard work for you, I cut the trees down to 2" above the ground, now all you've got to do is dig the stumps and pile the trees!"
     
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    You got that right!

    Finished pics.
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    The driveway is a little steeper than the pics show.
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    This has me a bit concerned. At 300 hrs. both tracks are developing splits at the seams.
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    Hi John
    yeh I have the same problem it's from pushing out heavy loads (I think) that's what I come to after my 4th set tracks in 3500 hrs of running
    where the real concern is inside the track where the carrier rollers run when it starts destroying itself there and chopping out start worring about the life of the track
    as you know 90% of my work is on rock and I put a new set of drb tracks on last week as they chopped out where the carrier roller runs I can get some picks of the tracks when I'm
    in the yard next
     
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    Yair . . .

    Hey fellers . . . what's the reason for those strange long hitches on those little trailers?

    Cheers.
     
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    Good to hear from you Hock. I think you're on to something there. Looking forward to the pics.

    It's a combination of weight spread for bridges and the ability to jack-knife over the tongue and dump both loads into a pile. Pup trailers hold about 10-11 tons, so a truck and pup combo can deliver the same amount of material as a semi end dump or bottom dump in one trip. With the pup trailer disconnected, the driver can utilize the truck for smaller deliveries or tighter areas.
     
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    Another top notch job JNB. It really does not look like the same driveway anymore. The old 2 foot above the ground deal never really works that great, maybe if it was 10 feet above the ground it would work better:D
     
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    Yair. . .

    Gotcha JNB. I think the
    must be the main factor as that extreme length is not needed to dump over the hitch.

    Those "pup" trailers were called "pigs" in Australia and were used back in the late 'sixties and 'seventies in up to four axle configuration. The regulations must have changed as you seldom see them now (around here anyway) and the standard gravel setup is a body and three axle dog . . . where some of the blokes can put them has to be seen to be believed.

    Cheers.
     
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    JNB that split on the left looks like it's going down the factory seam. What kind of warranty do you have on those?
     
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    Warranty is 1000hrs. We'll see how good they are at backing it up.
     
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    We've been in a never ending rain cycle lately, so not much to post as far as work goes.

    My wife snapped pics of this track loader while we were driving south of Decatur yesterday. It's normally a hay field.
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    We're not flooded as bad as the Houston area, but with another storm rolling through last night and yet another expected tonight, it's getting old.
     
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    WOW ! That some heavy duty rain fall JNB ....Thanks for sharing and my prays go out to all of the good people in the great state of Texas effected by this terrible weather...

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