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What's your hoe doing?

Discussion in 'Tractor/Loader/Backhoes' started by aighead, Sep 13, 2019.

  1. Aarons81

    Aarons81 Well-Known Member

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    My 80 is in the shop for bushings, and wiring repair. The 160 is working at our trash transfer station.
     
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  2. Honcho

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    give us some pics, of your breadwinner.
     
  3. Aarons81

    Aarons81 Well-Known Member

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    Action shot of the 160 doing its thang 6 days a week 8-12 hours a day. It replaced a 110 that had 14k hours. The 160 has almost 5k hrs, and the only thing that needs fixed is the 2 stage speed control. Weve only had this for a couple months now. Fingers crossed.
     

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  4. aighead

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    This thread has gone stale! My hoe has done a few things lately. First was pulling this rusty ol' beast out of the woods. The ground was real sloppy, wet and I got luck that I didn't get stuck in the trees, as every time I moved the hoe wanted to slide downhill.

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    Next, it was mailbox post replacement day yesterday. I yanked the old post out, it was a garbagey metal pole one I put up last year and it was no good. Then I went to dig some more hole, because I'm too lazy to dig it by hand, and I got very lucky. I was digging toward the road, basically from my driveway, and had my daughter out there giving hole depths and keeping an eye out for wires or cables or whatever. I'd take a scoop and have her check the hole, I can see the phone line box about 3 feet further away then the back edge of my hole, so I assume we are in the clear. On my last scoop she says "I see wires!" Uh oh! I hop down to find that yes the hole is deep enough and yup, there's a half inch around cable, only about 6" from the edge of the road, that I didn't break but did touch at some point. Not sure how I didn't yank it completely out but I didn't! Woo!

    New mailbox post looks much better!
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  5. Willie B

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    A lot of years ago now, my first ever time getting paid to dig, I had called Dig Safe. Supposedly, they marked everything at risk. Very first scoop 2" deep just taking the sod off, I hit a 25 pair phone cable.
     
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  6. aighead

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    Oh man! Terrible luck on that one!
     
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  7. Bootheal

    Bootheal Well-Known Member

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    What’s the brand of your baler???

    Looks somewhat like an IH but not everything.

    Then, what are you going to do with it??? Kinda looks like it was in it’s final resting place.
     
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  8. T-town

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    I have been trying remove trees that will be too close to the future house.... and to widen the driveway "back-around" area... workin toward a final grade on that parking area.

    Taking what is the top of a ridge from this:
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    To final.... via this 'mess'...
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    The stump in the pic had some rot..... made for a precarious take down.
    I had tried to budge it the day before and all seemed solid. Noticed the problem when we went to cut it....... ended up with a notch and then I used the hoe and pushed it over with the breakage you can see. Nice to have the machine and not have to be close by on that one.
    Behind the hoe is material that I scraped off the top.... taking with it all the multiflora rose with it, along with a ton of rock..... that all gets used for fill.
    Woods are starting to get green.....
     
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    A lot of the trees I'm taking down are standing dead oaks that succumbed to a bad gypsy moth infestation 5 years back.
    Here's a couple...
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    You can see the multiflora in the foreground..... pain in the a** stuff

    This one will need to come down on its own....!! KIMG0153.JPG
     
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  10. aighead

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    @Bootheal it was not my baler. It was a neighbors, and yeah very much a final resting place until I yanked it out to go to the scrapyard. He's got a tractor back there he wants me to get too, I think it has trees growing through it.
     
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  11. cosmaar1

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    Mine is currently sitting parked with a busted hydraulic hose. Every time I extend the bucket, pssssshhhh goes the hydraulic fluid.

    lucky me :oops:
     
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  12. aighead

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    My hoe buried another horse last night... 3rd one for the same old lady neighbor.
     
  13. colson04

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    No pictures, but I had a rough day with my old hoe yesterday. First she didn't want to cold start. My fault, should have plugged it in at 6am when I was walking the puppy. Got machine running, loaded and hauled to jobsite. Go to unload and it won't start again and is cranking really slow. About this time I realized that I completely forgot to check the fuel level. Sure enough, it's really low and I just sucked air into the line. Chain it down, head to station and fuel it up. No crank, batteries drawn down too far. My fault again. Head home and put it on the charger while I run other errands and get lunch. Come back, bleed fuel system and she fires right up. Leave it running while hauling to jobsite (10 minutes away). Unload, get to work removing massive cottonwood stump (38"). Ten minutes in, I break a root free that immediately whips back towards machine and snaps off the hydraulic lines to my left outrigger. Bam, done for the day. Now its 13:45, and I have to take my daughter to a doctor appt at 1500. Go to truck to get my tool bag only to realize I left it at home after using it over the weekend. Head home for wrenches. Go back to jobsite. Realize I have to remove 4 other lines to get to the 2 lines I need. Make an awful mess. I get my lines off and barely make it in time to pickup my daughter and get her to her appointment. We get done at 5pm and all the local hose shops are closed up for the day.

    I'm very well aware that I caused a lot of my own grief yesterday. **** poor planning will lead to **** poor results every time. Today is another day. I'll get a couple hoses made, machine repaired, and back in the dirt before the end of the day. I'll post pics when I get back to digging.
     
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  14. Bootheal

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    Very good description of the way my projects go! Last week was every day and it has bled over into this week. I need a break.
     
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  15. Bootheal

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    Is it the seven P’s or eight P’s? I can’t remember.
     
  16. Bootheal

    Bootheal Well-Known Member

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    **** Poor Prior Planning Promotes **** Poor Performance

    So it’s eight and it’s so true. Glad you brought this up.

    I need to work on my 8 P’s.
     
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  17. Bootheal

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    Didn’t realize this site would fix your spelling ****. That’s pretty cool. I had seen it in posts before, just thought that was the way it was written.
     
  18. aighead

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    That's my style too @colson04 and @Bootheal it's amazing to ever get anything done with the amount of forgetting to do things I can do.
     
  19. Spud_Monkey

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    Depends on which hoe you are talking about, running a brothel over here at this rate one is sitting on the trailer headed home to meet the other one. Guess we can get ready for a hoe down :D
     
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  20. Swetz

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    LOL!!