Anyone into "Heavy Metal"?

Pelican

2000 Club Member
There's a school under construction a couple miles from my home(another farm bites the dust!), and I took a couple shots of the machines working. They have 7 pan scrapers, three dual powered, 3 D8 sized dozers and 2 vibratory rollers working.

We don't often see construction of this scale here, I get high on all the diesel smoke being spewed!

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WHITE=GREEN

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pelican,

first off hows that blizzard plow working? hoping to get some snow soon to try mine out. bought it last winter and never saw a flake afterwards. as far as the "heavy metal" im fortunate to have operated every piece of equipment you see in those pics and many more. mainly i operate trackloaders and trackhoes but occasionally get the chance to operate other pieces to fill in for guys on vacation, etc... luckily the company i work for updates all their equipment with brand new machines every 4 years so your always in a late model unit with heat/ac. i love my job for the most part but years of operating this equipment can play hell on your body.
 
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Pelican

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I haven't run pan scrapers, but have operated the rest, although only occasionally. I drove by there today and everything was lined up nice and pretty. They're having trouble with the operators union, the contractor who got the job isn't a union shop. They've got a 24 hour guard posted there to prevent damaged equipment.

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Pelican

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It's on CR 21, or East Noxon Rd.

Most building lots are 2+ acres and start around $90,000. There aren't too many places left that have 1 acre zoning.
 

wolfie

Senior Member
I went by there today when I was out riding around... looks like a big muddy mess now with all the rain... I can see what you mean about country that isn't country no more... I saw all kinds of subdivisions in what looks like it used to be nice farmland.

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Pelican

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Update

Here's a shot I took last week of the same location. Same angle from the same spot.

They've got an on site concrete plant working, most of the scrapers are done. Dozers and excavators have been working lately.

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JohnnyU

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Actually, I heard that the driver of the 550 was in the truck, and was killed or at least injured. My dad works in the Cat Global Mining Group, this is one of the pictures used in a presentation about mine saftey.

My understanding of the story is that the 550 pulled up , but the 793 didn't see him, and turned, right over him. I'm not sure what the actual story is, I'll try to find out.
 
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Pelican

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If that's the case, then the driver is still in the truck in the photo. There's no evidence of extrication or even an attempt to see if the driver is OK.

You can see the passenger door has not been opened, for it would never close again and the driver's door is under the tire.
 

Mike 97 SS

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I dont know Pelican, that driver door may have some life left in it yet. :D If you look in the top right corner of the picture, you will see what looks like 2 people standing there, up against the railing, looking down at the wreckage. Mike
 
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