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Equipment Video and Pics

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by mossman381, Apr 30, 2012.

  1. mossman381

    mossman381 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,410

    I am starting to download some old videos and pics of our equipment. I will post them here as I upload them. I am getting a new camcorder so I will be posting new videos and pics as well. These videos will be mostly of our mossing and some of our cranberry marsh work. I might get some videos and pics of my brother in laws equipment. He has some really nice John Deere stuff.

    Here are the first videos:

    Bucyrus Erie Excavator

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pCCsKGKeY3c

    416 Caterpiller backhoe loading moss in our walking floor trailer

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZISZtB6Tp3E

    John Deere 450 C Dozer

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x1Aldfe_pXo

    Moss puller and Bombarier with a dump bed

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oIcMr8u1B5U

    Moss puller loading an OC-6 Oliver crawler

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eQi3Rzwo7Jw

    416 Caterpiller backhoe pushing a load of moss off

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CoPXG920my0

    And some pics of building the puller. It is a modified OC-6 Oliver crawler.

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  2. mossman381

    mossman381 2000 Club Member
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    mossman381 2000 Club Member
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    mossman381 2000 Club Member
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    mossman381 2000 Club Member
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  8. srl28

    srl28 Senior Member
    Messages: 405

    Forgive me for being naiive but what are you harvesting and for what? I know it's moss but....


    Really neat looking equipment and some amazing fab work
     
  9. mossman381

    mossman381 2000 Club Member
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    We are harvesting long fiber sphagnum moss. It is used by nurseries and anybody that has plants. It holds 20 times its weight in water. The moss is used to ship bare root plants. If you pack the roots of a plant you can help stop transplant shock. You can use it as a ground cover around plants or mix it with the soil to help hold water. Topiary and hanging baskets are other uses.
     
  10. vegaman04

    vegaman04 Senior Member
    Messages: 378

    Now i see where your fab skills came from
     
  11. CGM Inc.

    CGM Inc. PlowSite Veteran
    from Ontario
    Messages: 3,589

    :drinkup::drinkup:
     
  12. mossman381

    mossman381 2000 Club Member
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    Yeah, my dad can pretty much build anything he sets his mind too. He just rebuilt an undercarriage for our walking floor trailer. I should get some pics.
     
  13. mossman381

    mossman381 2000 Club Member
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    Here is the reason why I have not been able to get in the shop to finish my truck. It is the dolly that goes under our walking floor trailer. It was rusted out bad. My dad put new crossmembers in. I did some detailing on the wheels and frame. We just put it back under the trailer today.

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  14. mossman381

    mossman381 2000 Club Member
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  15. vegaman04

    vegaman04 Senior Member
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    So does this stuff go on its own and its just harvested or more like a crop?
     
  16. mossman381

    mossman381 2000 Club Member
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    The moss grows all by itself. It takes 3-5 years to grow back enough to harvest it again. Really good moss is about 12" deep but it varies all over the marsh. We just take the moss. We don't take any of the peat that is below the long fiber sphagnum moss.
     
  17. toyotaplow

    toyotaplow Member
    Messages: 84

    That old excavator is really cool. I love seeing old iron still doing what it was made to do. Me and my father-in-law spent last spring getting an old 955 Caterpillar crawler loader running. It was so fun playing on that thing once we got it going.
     
  18. BCF250SD

    BCF250SD Junior Member
    Messages: 13

    Awsome equipment! Love all the fab work
     
  19. mossman381

    mossman381 2000 Club Member
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    Some more equipment. The 977 Caterpiller looks mean with the root rake. It also has a bucket. Dad picked it up cheap a few years ago. Going to get some video of it. And I was pulling the John Deere disc with the Deut-Allis. Not going to plant crops. We are making another drying bed to dry moss on.

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  20. mossman381

    mossman381 2000 Club Member
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