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Forum: Excavation & Site Work 10-23-2017, 08:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,566
Posted By rino1494
If you know the grade %, you can figure out the...

If you know the grade %, you can figure out the elevation drop in 10' increments and check the grade every 10'. I have a dual slope laser, so I can enter grade percentages and the laser will adjust...
Forum: Excavation & Site Work 10-20-2017, 04:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,992
Posted By rino1494
Step footers with bulkheads. All basements we do...

Step footers with bulkheads. All basements we do are full basements, typicall 9'. Garage foundations are 4' unless we need to dig down deeper for solid ground.
Forum: Excavation & Site Work 10-11-2017, 04:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,146
Posted By rino1494
True story, we installed a 1,500 gal. concrete...

True story, we installed a 1,500 gal. concrete tank that weighed 8,000 lbs. We backfilled all around the tank leaving the lid exposed so we could work and install our piping. Thunderstorm came and it...
Forum: Excavation & Site Work 10-04-2017, 06:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,401
Posted By rino1494
We always do the opposite.

We always do the opposite.
Forum: Excavation & Site Work 10-04-2017, 06:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,146
Posted By rino1494
Wait till spring and dig. I have been in those...

Wait till spring and dig. I have been in those situations and the bottom of the excavation is a sloppy mess and you will be forced to over excavate and replace with structural fill and compact. Since...
Forum: Excavation & Site Work 10-04-2017, 06:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,464
Posted By rino1494
We use only Cat oil on our Cat equipment.

We use only Cat oil on our Cat equipment.
Forum: Excavation & Site Work 10-04-2017, 06:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,656
Posted By rino1494
You need 2 way hydraulics to run a hydraulic...

You need 2 way hydraulics to run a hydraulic thumb. We have a Geith hydraulic thumb on one excavator and I have Bodine mechanical thumbs on our other 2 excavators. The Bodine's are tough SOB's. We...
Forum: Excavation & Site Work 09-04-2017, 04:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,281
Posted By rino1494
Lay down your 6" of stone using excavator and...

Lay down your 6" of stone using excavator and laborer to rake off and maintain grade with a laser level. Install pipe and use excavator to place additional stone ontop of pipe.
Forum: Excavation & Site Work 07-26-2017, 12:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,031
Posted By rino1494
Ask him to see the calibration of his $20 digital...

Ask him to see the calibration of his $20 digital level.

How far apart are the contour stakes and are these contours level or are they sloped?

Not sure how the owner can request it to be level...
Forum: Excavation & Site Work 07-26-2017, 12:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,155
Posted By rino1494
Both

Both
Forum: Excavation & Site Work 02-12-2017, 09:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,514
Posted By rino1494
Corrugated steel box culvert.

Corrugated steel box culvert.
Forum: Excavation & Site Work 01-09-2017, 05:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,043
Posted By rino1494
I'd rather a wrecking ball on the crane.

I'd rather a wrecking ball on the crane.
Forum: Excavation & Site Work 01-09-2017, 05:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,601
Posted By rino1494
Always order from outside vendor. Never have time...

Always order from outside vendor. Never have time to cast in place.
Forum: Excavation & Site Work Picture Post 12-16-2016, 08:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,568
Posted By rino1494
We have a Komatsu PT250 tool carrier wheel...

We have a Komatsu PT250 tool carrier wheel loader. It has the JRB quick coupler. We have a set of forks and side dump bucket for it. It has 12,000 hrs and it has been a great machine.
Forum: Excavation & Site Work 12-16-2016, 08:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,928
Posted By rino1494
My dad who is 64 yrs old and I completed a...

My dad who is 64 yrs old and I completed a $600,000 residential development in 12 months total working time. We did all aspects of the project except water lines and paving. We also did another...
Forum: Excavation & Site Work Picture Post 09-23-2016, 09:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,595
Posted By rino1494
Roadside swales

This is from a development that we completed last year. The roads called for roadside swales. 2' bottoms, 18" deep with 2:1 slopes. The Helac Powertilt is one of the greatest things we ever bought....
Forum: Business 05-13-2016, 08:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 711
Posted By rino1494
Welcome to the site. Who are you working for ?

Welcome to the site. Who are you working for ?
Forum: Excavation & Site Work Picture Post 05-12-2016, 08:08 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 10,793
Posted By rino1494
Things here in PA are bad. The stupid Governor...

Things here in PA are bad. The stupid Governor never passed a budget so PennDOT never put out any jobs to bid. Now all of the big guys are scrambling and going after the small stuff. Everyone is...
Forum: Excavation & Site Work 05-12-2016, 08:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,517
Posted By rino1494
If it is a large job, tractor with a set of plows...

If it is a large job, tractor with a set of plows and discs.
Forum: Excavation & Site Work 04-06-2016, 03:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,500
Posted By rino1494
Gas pad work here has pretty well dried up. There...

Gas pad work here has pretty well dried up. There is only 1 drill working in the entire state of PA. Everyone who has a water truck has them sitting. Price of oil right now, along with Gov. Wolf has...
Forum: Excavation & Site Work 04-03-2016, 09:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,500
Posted By rino1494
That is because other trades grab their toolbox...

That is because other trades grab their toolbox and go home. We are too busy nights and weekends turning wrenches on our equipment and trucks.

Welcome :thumbsup:
Forum: Excavation & Site Work 03-17-2016, 05:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,399
Posted By rino1494
My area is all glacier rock. You will never get a...

My area is all glacier rock. You will never get a trencher or a silt fence installer anywhere near it. We use an excavator and I run parallel to the fence and cup it out with the teeth. Sometimes I...
Forum: Excavation & Site Work 03-17-2016, 05:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,018
Posted By rino1494
I have a helac power tilt on our Kobelco 115....

I have a helac power tilt on our Kobelco 115. Best investment ever made.
Forum: Excavation & Site Work 03-10-2016, 08:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,939
Posted By rino1494
#4 ..

#4 ..
Forum: Excavation & Site Work 03-09-2016, 09:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,997
Posted By rino1494
You better kiss the ground he walks on. My main...

You better kiss the ground he walks on. My main customers are developers and they are the worst people to work for.
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