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Old 03-16-2006, 10:56 PM   #1
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Except in large productivity operations are the new machines so productive that they negate the need for skill as an operator? Can we move dirt so fast that it doesn’t matter if there is a lot of over dig or dirt placement isn’t planned before excavating? That its easier to move dirt twice than teach people to carry a grade? I know most people don’t equate “Quality” to an excavation but I see so much “Bad” excavating it seems that its done is more important than the results of it being done.

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Old 03-17-2006, 05:58 AM   #2
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IMO anyone can run a machine the professionals in our field can operate the machine's. As far as foundation,s are concerned anytime they are over dug (depth) and not properly remedied you are compromising the integraty of the concrete. You see plenty of hacks out there who don't have the agility to be thinking ahead ( or thinking period) and waste lots of time constantly moving material around a site needlessly for lack of a little planning ahead of time.

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Just bumped into something similar to that, however it wasn't bad planing, it was a wet hill that caused the double loading. What a pain in the yazoo.

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No matter the technology or how good the equipment gets, it will be no substitute for a good operator.
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No matter the technology or how good the equipment gets, it will be no substitute for a good operator.
Exactly!

I have had guys that moved dirt 2 or 3 times just so they looked busy. drives me nuts.

The new stuff is easier to run, more comfortable and takes less physical effort than the older pieces, BUT if an operator doesn't know how to level up a basement, dig a level footing, or grade a yard, what good is he?

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