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Forum: Excavation & Site Work 12-10-2013, 12:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,490
Posted By Vinny
Yea Tom, gonna head to Keys on the 2nd of January...

Yea Tom, gonna head to Keys on the 2nd of January for a couple of weeks.... fish back water a few days there then head up to Ft Lauderdale area for fresh water. Then I'll go back in February again......
Forum: Excavation & Site Work 03-13-2012, 03:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,906
Posted By Vinny
A little storty, True stuff

In a somewhat related story: I was selling a Mack tractor and 50 ton trailer a few years back. When we put it up for sale a local salesman working for a dealer we do business with brought forward a...
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 01-21-2012, 07:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,771
Posted By Vinny
Sorry Day, I simply wont believe that beautiful,...

Sorry Day, I simply wont believe that beautiful, smart, outgoing, and articulate women I just watched in those videos can be your daughter. Your wife's, yes but you?????? Not possible....:laughing:
Forum: Excavation & Site Work 01-13-2012, 05:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,604
Posted By Vinny
Skin in the game rant

I dont recall it being as bad as it is now. Most likely becasue I was flush with jing and maybe I never noticed but as collections are at an all time low lately no one wants to have they're own skin...
Forum: Excavation & Site Work 01-10-2012, 02:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,354
Posted By Vinny
Save yourself while you still can mate...........

Save yourself while you still can mate........ Dont jump!!!!!!!:no:

ok, ok, seriously: you need to assess the market your chasing. Additions and alterations rarely need anything larger than mini...
Forum: Excavation & Site Work 01-04-2012, 12:22 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,138
Posted By Vinny
Hey Day, I made the Rino email list and glad I...

Hey Day, I made the Rino email list and glad I did. :thumbup:
Forum: Excavation & Site Work 01-03-2012, 02:28 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,138
Posted By Vinny
You may be right there Tin, but that guy sure...

You may be right there Tin, but that guy sure aint helping the situation, and if your not part of the solution, your most likely part of the problem.
Forum: Excavation & Site Work 12-27-2011, 07:14 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,138
Posted By Vinny
Not my point at all oh people of the hammer and...

Not my point at all oh people of the hammer and saw. I'm asking or wondering: are u pricing it in or not. A good example of that is a GC (who will remain nameless) I have worked for out here in the...
Forum: Excavation & Site Work 12-26-2011, 04:11 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,138
Posted By Vinny
So here again, my question is: are you putting...

So here again, my question is: are you putting the number in the quote?? I mean, a machine like that should be billed at about $100.00 per hour with operator. So have you anticipated the potential...
Forum: Excavation & Site Work 12-26-2011, 04:03 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,138
Posted By Vinny
My first reaction was to say something like "I...

My first reaction was to say something like "I guess if you want to take a living away from someone else that rely's on that crap, yea, go ahead and buy a machine"

But rationally speaking;...
Forum: Excavation & Site Work 09-09-2011, 07:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,333
Posted By Vinny
This sounds like the Biatch thread, so I'll go...

This sounds like the Biatch thread, so I'll go ahead and rant a little.

I've been in the construction business (asphalt paving:80%residential and 20% commercial with a little site work mixed in)...
Forum: Excavation & Site Work 03-20-2011, 04:25 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,423
Posted By Vinny
I can say from first hand experience it don't...

I can say from first hand experience it don't work for us little guys. There is a larger competitor in my area taking jobs at 1/2 of everyones price and its obvious he's funded from places I'd lose...
Forum: Excavation & Site Work 12-22-2010, 04:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,607
Posted By Vinny
Tom, lets not get carried away here. Theres...

Tom, lets not get carried away here. Theres always plastic. Its the American way. Just ask my wife, she'll tell ya.

The Keys are still on its just going to be a little more austere (new word)
Forum: Excavation & Site Work 12-20-2010, 05:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,078
Posted By Vinny
Laugh if you will but around here thier cutting...

Laugh if you will but around here thier cutting grass one day and the next thier building walls and cutting grades with a rented 30K lb excavator from URI, and the next day they're your direct...
Forum: Excavation & Site Work 11-26-2010, 03:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,299
Posted By Vinny
For hard digging the 12 inch bucket is definetly...

For hard digging the 12 inch bucket is definetly better than a 24 inch because your placing the digging force on a smaller area thus greater PSI and break out.

We had a 50 HX from 87 to 96 but...
Forum: Excavation & Site Work 11-25-2010, 04:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,299
Posted By Vinny
12 inch buckets are very common yet rarely used...

12 inch buckets are very common yet rarely used unless your a full time utility sub.

I have one for a ford backhoe (I don't own the hoe any more) and that bucket was used for a week on one job....
Forum: Excavation & Site Work 11-21-2010, 12:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,489
Posted By Vinny
Now that would be cool. I'm just about to wrap...

Now that would be cool. I'm just about to wrap the boat up for the season and the kayak's all done too. My brain is thinking about warmer days to come.

We always rent a house but theres a little...
Forum: Excavation & Site Work 11-09-2010, 06:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,489
Posted By Vinny
Chuck, did you enjoy the Noreaster yesterday? Did...

Chuck, did you enjoy the Noreaster yesterday? Did you get some nice snow and ice? My phone rang off the hook. After waiting for a decent amount of jobs since July, we have a full schedule at the...
Forum: Excavation & Site Work 08-25-2010, 03:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,189
Posted By Vinny
Come on Nick, are there really any "good"...

Come on Nick, are there really any "good" lawyers?:laughing:

Just remember Guyute, its always the ditch diggers fault. :eek:
Forum: Excavation & Site Work 08-25-2010, 03:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,681
Posted By Vinny
I too would say the work. But unless you're area...

I too would say the work. But unless you're area of the country has recoverd while the rest of the U.S. is still dying (and no one told Day), maybe you should consider looking at your pricing. I...
Forum: Excavation & Site Work 07-08-2010, 03:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,191
Posted By Vinny
Rolled???

Greg, did you say it rolled, as in rolled over???? If thats the case you have bigger issues than a bad undercarrage.

We'll have to send you to the Denick school of equipment operation. Simply...
Forum: Excavation & Site Work 04-11-2010, 01:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,234
Posted By Vinny
I have done it a differnt method (sort of) than...

I have done it a differnt method (sort of) than we currently do it because we've changed business models.

Under our former home improvement model overhead was charged as a percentage of job costs...
Forum: Excavation & Site Work 03-29-2010, 04:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,954
Posted By Vinny
Kevin, the short answer is no, we dont get enough...

Kevin, the short answer is no, we dont get enough any way you slice it. But its a complex issue and (oh sh!t, I feel a rant coming on) it includes no resistance to entry, rental shops, GC's, property...
Forum: Excavation & Site Work 03-14-2010, 01:51 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,736
Posted By Vinny
I dont think its off subject at all and I dont...

I dont think its off subject at all and I dont think your industry is any different than any other that involves equipment ownership.

Dont misunderstand, I would suppose we are doing better that...
Forum: Excavation & Site Work 03-14-2010, 11:57 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,736
Posted By Vinny
Why start doing it differently now Day? I...

Why start doing it differently now Day?

I know this will sound like a short rant: but I really dont know anyone that became well off or "made money" in these businesses. Its a decent living...
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