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Old 08-27-2010, 09:31 PM   #1
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No Gate, No Problem

Here's a few pictures of a current job. The yard is surrounded by 5 1/2' tall block walls and the widest gate is 35" wide. I needed to excavate a crawlspace for an addition and with the temps being 105-110 this week and having to pull out a tree stump I didn't feel like digging by hand. Hired a crane and lifted my 753 Bobcat over from an adjacent apartment parking lot. Backed the dump trailer up to the fence and dumped into it. Couldn't have gone smoother.
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Old 08-27-2010, 10:19 PM   #2
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Re: No Gate, No Problem

And your getting that bobcat back out... how?

Bet that crane driver is raising his prices this weekend.


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Old 08-27-2010, 10:53 PM   #3
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The Bobcat already came back out this morning. I was going to rent a 463 because I was worried about weight, but the crane operator said the 753 wasn't too heavy. This job will make me rethink turning some jobs down because of access.
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Old 08-27-2010, 10:58 PM   #4
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Good idea, old trick. Wait until you use a helicopter.
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Better than tearing a section of wall down.

Nicely done.
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Old 09-02-2010, 09:07 PM   #6
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Re: No Gate, No Problem

looks like a boom truck to me in the 2nd picture wasnt sure that they could lift that much weight, verry nicely done by the way... I have a good one for you guys in which we crained a fiberglass pool 130 feet over a house into a back yard... ill post some pics of that soon but once again nice job bartell.


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