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Excavator Snow Removal Job

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by 4x4Farmer, Mar 22, 2009.

  1. 4x4Farmer

    4x4Farmer Senior Member
    Messages: 948

    Heres what I did all weekend. Our backhoe threw a rod the last blizzard, so I went and rented a 303 cat mini ex. Worked great for cleaning the ditches, but i could have used a bigger bucket. Everywhere you go around here there are excavators cleaning road ditches trying to get water to run.

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  2. RBRONKEMA GHTFD

    RBRONKEMA GHTFD 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,592

    Pretty much the same thing around here. The county is trying to open up the ditches as best as they can. We don't have snow here anymore tho.
     
  3. IMAGE

    IMAGE Sponsor
    Messages: 1,741

    Good pics. Seeing alot of that around town.
     
  4. Jelinek61

    Jelinek61 Senior Member
    Messages: 679

    hey 4x4 farmer, looks like you got some pretty nice equipment. how about some more pics?
     
  5. jomama45

    jomama45 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,172

    I hope all your efforts in ND pay off for you. It sounds like you guys may be seeing some major flooding soon. Good luck, & hopefully you don't get any good "soakers". :waving:
     
  6. ServiceOnSite

    ServiceOnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 935

    nice to see some of the white stuff left some where. its been gone for a while here. have fun with the rented toy.
     
  7. IMAGE

    IMAGE Sponsor
    Messages: 1,741

    4x4 -- just checking, is that on south university, somewhere between 32nd and 52nd?
     
  8. 4x4Farmer

    4x4Farmer Senior Member
    Messages: 948

    no, its acually right off of 40th ave over by I-29. The city of Prarie Rose
     
  9. iceyman

    iceyman 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,537

    do a search... they are all over this site
     
  10. fireball

    fireball PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 536

    recently did a project down at 100 and University, looked this morning and river now running alongside driveway. Oh well, put a net in it, maybe you can make up the difference with catfish sales. Mayor has a worried look on his face. City has been hauling in sand bags all night to Woodcrest. Piles of sand bags have replaced all the snow drifts

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  11. Peterbilt

    Peterbilt Senior Member
    from IA.
    Messages: 745

    Oh, that just brings back BAD memories of last June.....

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  12. nicksplowing

    nicksplowing PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,226

    hope everything goes well for you guys :angel:
     
  13. 4x4Farmer

    4x4Farmer Senior Member
    Messages: 948

    Have about a 3 hour breather, but not time to chat, its time to dry a couple of pairs of jeans, then back to maning the pumps. Its not looking good at this point as the river keeps coming up and now there is a thunderstorm moving through.:realmad:
     
  14. fireball

    fireball PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 536

    some more wild rice pictures. scary thing is watching the ice flows go by knowing one of those can go through sandbags in an instant

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  15. 4x4Farmer

    4x4Farmer Senior Member
    Messages: 948

    Well isnt this just lovely guys! The city is in panic mode due to the worst flood in our lifetime and we get a frickin snow storm!!!!!!!
     
  16. seventwenty

    seventwenty Member
    Messages: 37

    Tell me about it! Just as I get the skid in the shop and start to warm up after doing some clay work in North Fargo I'm told to top off fluids put the plow on and go home to wait for the call. What a way to break in a pair of new skids :yow!:
     
  17. THEGOLDPRO

    THEGOLDPRO PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,136

    he just works for that company, i can see how you would be confused as to him being the owner. hes just a laborer.
     
  18. chcav1218

    chcav1218 Senior Member
    Messages: 954

    interesting.
     
  19. fireball

    fireball PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 536

    I wouldn't say they were in a panic mode, just concerned. I am damm proud of them for what they have gotten accomplished so far. Granted I wouldn't send out trucks to plow when there is still dikes to do but at least they sent the graders out. Sure they are getting paid but those DPW guys really haven't had a break in three weeks. Guard units trying to raise the dike in the Oak Crest section in North Fargo is really impressive, charging the batteries on the camera
     
  20. DareDog

    DareDog PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,438

    wow rain and then snow.