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Getting stuff ready still.......

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by Mike S, Dec 8, 2011.

  1. Mike S

    Mike S PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,588

    Finally getting to the point where stuff is rapping up and almost ready. First pics of the wheel loader are when we first picked it up and it after it was power washed.


  2. Mike S

    Mike S PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,588

    Got the curtis in the shop and it was looking pretty rough so it needed to be shined up.


  3. Mike S

    Mike S PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,588

    I have boat load of pics im loading up and will keep posting. Here is a pic for dave! LOL! And the other pic is of why im nt ready for snow..... To much work!!! LOL!


  4. snowguys

    snowguys Senior Member
    Messages: 708

    you put a pusher on your loader if so what size?
  5. Jelinek61

    Jelinek61 Senior Member
    Messages: 679

    haha, nice shirt
  6. DavCut

    DavCut Member
    Messages: 56

    Too much work

    Watch your guys in that ditch. Unless they are shorter than they look they should be in a shoring box of some sort to protect them from cave ins. Guys have died in shallower trenches...

    Nice Case. Amazing what a bit of TLC will do for the appearance!
  7. Mike S

    Mike S PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,588

    I have a 14 foot that im going to use.
  8. Mike S

    Mike S PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,588

    Thanks a friend of mine got it for me!
  9. Mike S

    Mike S PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,588

    I new I was going to get a bunch crap from people soon as I posted the pic! LOL! Safety is always number one and it is not my first rodeo. A guy down the road from me died in a cave in and we went down to help dig him out...... No more lectures needed i understand more then most people about trench safety because of that and I also used to deliver and teach how to use and assemble trench boxes. Thanks for the concerns though, the guys in the hole are the only thing that matters. Thumbs Up

    thanks for the comments on the case! Didnt have to do much to it!:eek: It came that way, we where worried the paint would come flying off when it was power washed! No paint laying on the drive way!:drinkup:
  10. Chevycrazyman

    Chevycrazyman Junior Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 29

    you run a nice operation. although i am surprised to see you got men in the ditch without a trench box unless im missing something.
  11. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,194

    Funny shirt, nice looking equipment. Hope you have a good winter.
  12. lndscpe

    lndscpe Member
    Messages: 55

    Hey another Case W14B lives!! I really like mine, great older machines, not really too hard to work on......... well until you have to change out boom cylinder seals, that wasn't really fun..... but I hate oil leaks. Watch the neutral safety switch ( on the transmission), If you get a no start situation (after you have checked the obvious stuff) this can be a problem area - easy to fix just something to know for future reference. What size tires are on your loader? are they the 16.9x24's or the 17.5's?
  13. Mike S

    Mike S PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,588

    That funny you are the third person that has asked me that today! I still have not looked to see what size they are. They are foam filled so not so fun in third gear..... LOL!!! A friend of mine has a couple of tires and wheels that are decent that he wanted to give me but might not work if they are not the same size.
  14. Mike S

    Mike S PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,588

    Ok so since your wondering I will tell you 25 foot of ditch of straight digging and then utilities. LOTS of gas, electric, fiber, hard line, and phone line. Cant set boxes on them............:rolleyes: In the first 25 foot of the sewer line there was three feet of rise to miss a electric line. Where the hoe is sitting the ditch ends up being three feet deep. If the ground was unstable they wouldnt be in there. They where hand digging around the fiber optic line and the ditch was four feet deep there.
  15. Bossman 92

    Bossman 92 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,771

    Looks good Mike! Today will be our last day of getting everything ready. We have been ready for a couple weeks, but now we are ready for anything! Just need some snow

  16. Mike S

    Mike S PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,588

    Thanks Bossman! Got a job the other day that was interesting. A concrete creek crossing that failed! The home owner was in a bad situation. The bridge was so bad it washed out under it and the propane guy would not cross it.





  17. Mike S

    Mike S PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,588

    A lot of breaking! All went well every one was happy plus he got his propane!





  18. Mike S

    Mike S PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,588

    a couple more pics




  19. Mike S

    Mike S PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,588

    last two pics of the job.


  20. tjctransport

    tjctransport PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,390

    6 foot and under to top of pipe does not require trench box or sidewall shoring.
    common sense says if it was sand, shoring is required even in that shallow of a trench. but for highly compactable soil like the gravel in that trench that it is very stable, just a close watch of the banks is all that is needed
    Last edited: Dec 11, 2011