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Old 04-11-2012, 08:52 PM   #1
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Here are some pics of a natural gas well pad that I helped to build. Naturals gas drillng is booming in Marcellus Shale regions of Northern and Western PA. The pad is 475' x 450'. Also, there is a 3 million gallon fresh water pond and a 2 million gallon frack water ponds. The ponds were 60,000 yd cut and the pad was a 13' fill on one side and the other was a 18' fill with a 5' cut in the middle.

I was hired on through another contractor. He hired our 27 ton ADT with operator. It was nice because I had nothing to do at the time and it gave me work for 5 wks.
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Old 04-11-2012, 08:55 PM   #2
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I want to play in sand too .

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BTW....... I am the guy in the green Terex ADT.
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jason, that's pretty cool....they drilling for any oil there? or mostly just nat gas?
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jason, that's pretty cool....they drilling for any oil there? or mostly just nat gas?
Right now, just the gas. They are drilling, fracking and capping waiting on the pipelines to be constructed. There are thousands of miles of pipelines going in. There is enough gas in the ground to last over 100 yrs. There is so much work building pipelines that people will die there.

From what I have heard, there is oil and they will be going after that next.
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If we were to get any of that kind of work here, that would put a few dollars in our economy.

What a great time to be in the excavating biz if you are set up to do that kind of work!
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How's the body feel after running that for 8 hours?
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Not too bad, my back was bothering me a bit after awhile. We were working 10-11 hr days with no lunch break, 5 days a week. My best day was 110 loads. Most days was in the 80-95 range. I ran that truck for 5 weeks. I visted my chiropractor shortly after.
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I've never run an ADT or scraper but always heard they were tough on the back. Probably not much different than running a dozer.

Five weeks of work does sound good
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Nice work, too bad you did not have a "Seat jockey" to throw in there, even if just for a day or two to get a break from the back pain.

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