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What's your hoe doing?

Discussion in 'Tractor/Loader/Backhoes' started by aighead, Sep 13, 2019 at 3:46 PM.

  1. aighead

    aighead Well-Known Member

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    Hi All, I saw a thread or two in other areas that are a showcase of the projects you have but I hadn't seen one in this section... I'm curious to know both what projects you've done, and what get's your BHL's use most.

    I'll post a few pictures below and I'll have to update some as well. My biggest use is knocking over dead trees and dragging them back to a pile or two and digging holes in the pond to build the big dirt pile seen in one of the pictures or creek to fill in holes from removed stumps. It's really incredible how much labor can be saved with these machines. 50-100 foot trees are no match and work that would take days by hand is done in a couple hours. Then filling in holes or ruts, again, would be backbreaking, but is make fun by the ol' Backhoe Loader.

    I think the order goes (though it's probably pretty apparent):

    Pond digging for a hill I built for the Fiance in a picture to come;

    Stump removal. That stump was really in there and is bigger than it looks. I had to dig about 6 feet deep and maybe 15 feet wide to get it out;

    Bridge work over the creek, if you haven't tried it leave some bags of Quikrete or whatever just laying around outside for a bit and they turn into pretty decent giant bricks, these were leftover from the previous owner of the house:

    Digging out some of the creek to fill in for that big stump.

    What's yours doing?
     

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  2. aighead

    aighead Well-Known Member

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    Part 2.

    Tree dragging and The Hill, which is now covered in river rocks and plants! That gray spot is my lady, and she doesn't really look like that.
     

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  3. hammertime

    hammertime Well-Known Member

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