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Spin marks on blacktop!!

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment' started by DaySpring Services, Jan 15, 2010.

  1. DaySpring Services

    DaySpring Services PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,065

    We finally got a good thaw. My lots are finally down to pavement and dry. I took a ride through today only to find spin mark where the blacktop is actually tore out from my bobcat. I only used it a few times to blow piles back and clear some parking spots. I'm in a real panic since this lot is only 2 years old. I've never had this problem!!
     
  2. forestfireguy

    forestfireguy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,276

    You have pics of that issue??
     
  3. snocrete

    snocrete Banned
    Messages: 2,862

    That seems odd, unless your running chains or studs?
     
  4. DaySpring Services

    DaySpring Services PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,065

    I'll take some pics later. I'm really sh!tting myself with this one. I'm just running with the tires. I never ended up installing the chain I bought.
     
  5. NICHOLS LANDSCA

    NICHOLS LANDSCA PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,302

    I've never had that problem in the winter, a hot summer day is a different story
     
  6. snocrete

    snocrete Banned
    Messages: 2,862

    My guess would be poor asphalt then.....if no chains/studs were used. I have a good amount of time in SS's and have never had this problem, other than a few careless moves made on hot asphalt. Pics would help.
     
  7. DaySpring Services

    DaySpring Services PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,065

    I took a couple pics with my phone....you can atleast see what I'm talking about. I'm thinking it may be the result of a low bid blacktop job.

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  8. OldCrow

    OldCrow Member
    Messages: 36

    lol, I'm making that our new motto. Whenever some thing breaks or isn't quite right, I'm going to chalk it up to "low bid".

    The gouges don't look to bad. But it's hard to tell by the pics. Looks like the machine took off some of the fines on top. Sit there long enough with a heavier machine spinning the tires and it will happen.
     
  9. snocrete

    snocrete Banned
    Messages: 2,862

    I agree its hard to tell from the pics......but you could be on to something with the "low bid" thing:D
     
  10. Kuzanut

    Kuzanut Senior Member
    Messages: 303

    looks like something i delt with this summer at a condo siding job. Our man lift was leaving marks in the new blacktop (less then 1 yr old). turns out after the boss had someone come test the blacktop that the paving contractor used recycled blacktop instead of new, which there contract stated. so now the paving contractor is getting sued and we didn't get in trouble. hope this is helpful.
     
  11. sweetk30

    sweetk30 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,588

    we have a vary bad problem with cheep crap blacktop around here. the big flashy all new equipment guy uses crap blacktop.

    no :realmad: he can under bid everyone in town.

    i know i am yung and dump. i do lots of burn outs on blacktop in out back shop lot with the guys. and its hot as hell or cold as sin. but we dont get that stuff even with 35" mud tires smokin rubber.

    i call b/s black top job.
     
  12. WIPensFan

    WIPensFan PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,486

    You mean your YOUNG and DUMB.
     
  13. DGODGR

    DGODGR Senior Member
    from s/w co
    Messages: 639

    I have seen these types of marks before (from what I can tell from the pictures). I have not seen this thread before, so I hope this doesn't come to late. This looks to me like what happens when a car steers it's tires without moving, on hot or relatively fresh asphalt. I can't imagine how your skid steer could do that. The tires are much wider than the marks. Did you take pictures before the season began?
     
  14. SuperdutyShane

    SuperdutyShane PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,517

    You're........ :rolleyes:
     
  15. dlcs

    dlcs 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,149

    I don't know but looks like it waas done on a hot day and from a car. Maybe they were there before and you didn't notice it?
     
  16. eshskis

    eshskis Senior Member
    from 4
    Messages: 138

    seriously dont worry about it will fade and you will not notice them I have done that before so I know.
     
  17. augerandblade

    augerandblade PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,054

    Thats the trouble with skid steers, I subbed out my sidewalks around 2 malls to one owner operator, cancelled the service after the first snowfall. Too many black marks on the concrete. If y ou have a poor grade of pavement or oil or fuel soaked W@tch Out.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  18. AbsoluteH&L

    AbsoluteH&L Senior Member
    Messages: 573

    Are you sure it's all from skid steer use? Check other ares of the lot to see if you can find spots in other areas that didn't get as much use pushing piles. I would think that either way it was a cheap pave job.
     
  19. AbsoluteH&L

    AbsoluteH&L Senior Member
    Messages: 573

    Are you sure it's all from skid steer use? Check other ares of the lot to see if you can find spots in other areas that didn't get as much use pushing piles. I would think that either way it was a cheap pave job.

    sweetk30: "i know i am yung and dump"

    WIPensFan: You mean your YOUNG and DUMB.

    SuperdutyShane: You're........ :rolleyes:

    You know, yung and dump. Like kung poo. What a bunch of sarcastic a holes we all are! hehehe!:laughing:
     
  20. WIPensFan

    WIPensFan PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,486

    Good one Shane. :nod: