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Last demo job before the winter contracts

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by firehog13, Nov 18, 2009.

  1. firehog13

    firehog13 Member
    Messages: 42

    Hey guy's here's some fun videos on you tube of me and my buddy smashing down a condemned house for the town. Some kids set it on fire and the town wanted it taken down for safety reasons. It took us one day to get 90% of it smashed down and shipped away in 40 yard bins and 2 more day's by myself to finish the job completely. I had a blast doing this job and really left a good impression with the town for more jobs in the future. This was my last job before my winter contracts start and I have to put the horst welding snowwings on the front of machines. Enjoytymusicwesport

    Last edited: Nov 18, 2009
  2. iceyman

    iceyman 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,925

    ummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm somethings not right:confused: unless were supposed to go to you tube and search?
  3. baslertrucking

    baslertrucking Junior Member
    Messages: 4

    lotta work with those little machines! but looks like fun!
  4. firehog13

    firehog13 Member
    Messages: 42

    You should be able to click on the links above and the video will come up:)
  5. SuperdutyShane

    SuperdutyShane PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,517

    Looks like a good job. Have fun getting ready for winter!
  6. Knockah22

    Knockah22 Senior Member
    Messages: 245

    Great videos. Nice seeing the machines destroy that house. Good luck with this snow season.
  7. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,194

    Nice vids, I would have thought you needed a big hoe for that but I guess I was wrong. You sure gave that boom a workout.:drinkup:
  8. firehog13

    firehog13 Member
    Messages: 42

    Hey Dave if your from Caledon Ontario then you should recognize this house, it was West of hwy 10 on Charleston side road near the Esso gas station before you turn North to go into Alton.
  9. JohnnyRoyale

    JohnnyRoyale 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,935

    Cool vids.

    Demo's are fun. Suprisingly you dont need a huge hoe. We use our 5 1/2 tonne excavator, with hydro thumb. The thumb is the cat's a$$.
  10. iceyman

    iceyman 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,925

    there were no links before but now its allll good..... nice vids
  11. Outd00r Maint..

    Outd00r Maint.. Senior Member
    Messages: 146

    look like fun.

    raccoon running for dear god...lol
  12. Mister Plow

    Mister Plow Senior Member
    Messages: 139

    At least you didn't do what this guy did.

  13. Bruce'sEx

    Bruce'sEx Senior Member
    Messages: 873

    Fun to watch, not sure right machines for the job in a large open area like that. The operator in me kept screaming, stop pausing to lift the arms at that bin, do it as you approach!.

    But cool none the less and always fun to watch machines doing their things.
    Last edited: Nov 19, 2009
  14. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,194

    I live on the Brampton border but I do know where your talking about it. I have been to Alton. I was trying to figure out where that was, that house had some nice detailed brick work.
  15. GatorDL55

    GatorDL55 Senior Member
    Messages: 122

    Those videos are frickin sweet. Amazing how easily the bricks break apart.
  16. NBI Lawn

    NBI Lawn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,797

    Looks like you guys made short work of it. Sucks they had to take it down though, looked like an old "historic" type house.
  17. asps4u

    asps4u Senior Member
    Messages: 543

    Thanks for sharing. Looks like a lot of fun! Good luck with the snow.
  18. 02powerstroke

    02powerstroke PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,188

    x2 was that the persons first couple days runnin that CTL?
  19. groundbreakers

    groundbreakers Senior Member
    Messages: 828

    hmm thought canada preserved historical houses .... not a bad job .... especially with no excavators ..
  20. firehog13

    firehog13 Member
    Messages: 42

    I agree that there is much bigger and better machines that I could have rented, I was debating on whether or not to get a 320 cat with a thumb attachment. I kept on envisioning how I was going to take this building down because it was my first "house" demo and it was a pretty tall building which I couldn't touch the top of the roof with my bucket. This made me a bit nervous because I knew I had to get really close in the collapse zone in order to get my maximum reach and height with my backhoe, so I decided to stay at the corners which was a much safer spot to set up.
    The reason I didn't rent the excavator is because for one If I did there's $3000-$4000 right out of my profit plus I also have to pay my monthly payments on my machine that I already own, didn't make sense to me. The second reason was I'm always up for a challenge and I wanted to see what my backhoe and skidsteer could do and as you can see in the video's my buddy and I my self rocked that house and had 90% finished and removed in the first day. I spent two more day's by my self burning wood and cleaning up
    which kept my profits high and as for the operator screaming inside you I know exactly what you saying by raising the bucket as you approach the bin. Sure it can be faster but you must know as an experienced operator that unless your the guy in the machine you don't know what the load feels like and what's going to fall out and hit the machine, and for a buddy of mine who doesn't do this type of work for a living to take a day of his job to come out for the day to help lend a hand, and not smash my machines up, drop debris threw the window and work safely I can't knock his technique loading bins. Cheers and Thanks for watchingtymusic