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Forum: Excavation & Site Work 06-24-2016, 09:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,063
Posted By JDavis21835
For transport and versatility, I would be looking...

For transport and versatility, I would be looking at the 135 deere, 145 link belt, 138 Komatsu and 314 cat size machines. They have a good bit of reach, and lifting capabilities. They are under 8'6"...
Forum: Vehicles 05-02-2016, 06:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,739
Posted By JDavis21835
Michigan Trains don't run a whole whack of...

Michigan Trains don't run a whole whack of trailers, but with two, the dump trucks can run up to 164,000 gross
Forum: Excavation & Site Work 04-08-2016, 06:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,075
Posted By JDavis21835
The only class materials I am used to is sand in...

The only class materials I am used to is sand in Michigan. Almost everything backfill wise was class 2 sand. A rather coarse sand, with natural aggregates in the mix. Optimum moisture content would...
Forum: Excavation & Site Work Picture Post 04-01-2016, 08:42 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 11,342
Posted By JDavis21835
Its not backwoods. Its more or less a bucket of...

Its not backwoods. Its more or less a bucket of tar. Grab a rubber glove, grab a handful, run it around inside the bell, push the spigot home
Forum: Concrete & Paving 03-31-2016, 06:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,571
Posted By JDavis21835
Anyone that has done any highway or public street...

Anyone that has done any highway or public street paving with concrete will know the capabilities of their paver. As to the question, can a concrete paver travel on an existing paved surface? The...
Forum: Excavation & Site Work 02-27-2016, 07:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,162
Posted By JDavis21835
Its going to be extremely difficult to create a...

Its going to be extremely difficult to create a machine that just needs a baby sitter. Anyone that has sat in a GPS assisted machine, will tell you, there is quite a bunch of knowledge needed. The...
Forum: Excavation & Site Work 02-14-2016, 05:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,105
Posted By JDavis21835
Are you looking to butt fusion weld these pipe?...

Are you looking to butt fusion weld these pipe? If so, I would be concerned about the welds being a catch point, but probably no different than a push joint pipe. As far as testing and leaving fuses...
Forum: General Discussion 02-13-2016, 08:20 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 11,548
Posted By JDavis21835
The damned excavating guys know how to get things...

The damned excavating guys know how to get things done
Forum: Excavation & Site Work 01-31-2016, 08:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,206
Posted By JDavis21835
Don't forget, any navigable body of water will...

Don't forget, any navigable body of water will also fall under Army Corps of Engineers control as well. You start playing around the water, it becomes a giant pain in the ass
Forum: Excavation & Site Work 01-30-2016, 12:36 PM
Replies: 12
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Views: 3,808
Posted By JDavis21835
After the last week of messing around with...

After the last week of messing around with komatus version of Topcon, I think that is the way to go. It seems to be operator friendly, and intuitive. The thing I like about komatsus version, is there...
Forum: Excavation & Site Work 01-18-2016, 11:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,504
Posted By JDavis21835
Give us some details on this. Crazy high quotes...

Give us some details on this. Crazy high quotes on small jobs. What do the small jobs consist of though? Remember, a machine doesn't just magically show up on the job. Equipment mobilization to a...
Forum: Excavation & Site Work 11-08-2015, 09:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,022
Posted By JDavis21835
Thats the only way to go. When I was a site...

Thats the only way to go. When I was a site super, that was always the first thing I did when arriving on site. While the crew was unchaining equipment, and getting the tool trailer unhooked at set...
Forum: General Discussion 10-29-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,182
Posted By JDavis21835
Since no one is bringing up the first thing I see...

Since no one is bringing up the first thing I see in the picture. Why in the hell did your operator leave the bucket there in the first place? Part of being an operator is planning and thinking...
Forum: Excavation & Site Work 10-26-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,274
Posted By JDavis21835
For the past 5-6 years I worked in the...

For the past 5-6 years I worked in the environmental remediation business. All the types described here are more or less correct, with a few differences.

The excavation you see in the video is...
Forum: General Discussion 09-21-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,600
Posted By JDavis21835
Your tower op is going to know where his load is...

Your tower op is going to know where his load is going. If its a decent size job, and a gc that is strict on safety, there will be some sort of lift plan. The gc should have someone experienced in...
Forum: Excavation & Site Work 08-04-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,351
Posted By JDavis21835
How in the hell can anyone answer that question...

How in the hell can anyone answer that question without knowing the variables. Whats the soil type. Production for rock, clay, sand, and topsoil will all be different. What are you doing with your...
Forum: General Discussion 05-26-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,736
Posted By JDavis21835
Its going to take a lot of work and a long time...

Its going to take a lot of work and a long time to get everything out. I used to work for a demolition company. We were more like a mobile scrap yard. We would run an electro magnet over every square...
Forum: General Discussion 05-01-2014, 08:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,815
Posted By JDavis21835
It may be a pain to set up, but lets think about...

It may be a pain to set up, but lets think about the technology in our pockets. There has to be some sort of way to scan barcodes with a phone. Set up an inventory system based on that. Scan...
Forum: Commercial Construction 02-23-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 9,651
Posted By JDavis21835
Ive traveled for the last 5 years with this...

Ive traveled for the last 5 years with this company, and two years before that with another. My first tactic was to find a place with big portions, buy dinner and split it in to two meals. That wasnt...
Forum: Excavation & Site Work 01-13-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,170
Posted By JDavis21835
You dont have a location. Im not sure what its...

You dont have a location. Im not sure what its like where you are at. Around here residential work is hit or miss. Trucking is usually pretty cheap. That said a lot of times the guy with the truck is...
Forum: Roofing 09-22-2013, 07:10 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,793
Posted By JDavis21835
Asphalt plants work by weights. The asphalt mix...

Asphalt plants work by weights. The asphalt mix they are making at any one time has certain mix requirement.s This includes the amount of recycled material that can be in that certain mix. The mix...
Forum: General Discussion 09-08-2013, 11:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,496
Posted By JDavis21835
Open everything up that you can. Take a look....

Open everything up that you can. Take a look. Look for dirt and debris. If the machine is low hour, clean, and doesnt have bent/scratched sheet metal, you should be in good shape. Pull the dipstick,...
Forum: Excavation & Site Work 08-08-2013, 06:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 12,969
Posted By JDavis21835
They do hold up well. They are getting long in...

They do hold up well. They are getting long in the tooth though. At one point in the early 2000s, I was told the machines were worth more as parts than they were as a machine. Deere has been out of...
Forum: Excavation & Site Work 06-01-2013, 07:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,606
Posted By JDavis21835
Hopefully hes not going to do what I see a lot of...

Hopefully hes not going to do what I see a lot of first time track loader operators do. Such as try to climb up the side of a dump truck :laughing:
Forum: Excavation & Site Work 04-28-2013, 08:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 15,096
Posted By JDavis21835
We work for people who demand low EMR ratings....

We work for people who demand low EMR ratings. Part of our program is we soft locate any utilities in our work area. Some times its via air knife, which is an air compressor and vac trailer, other...
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