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  1. General Discussion
    Hey all, I was looking at construction bidding sites to get more leads for a directional boring and excavation company. The two bidding sites I really liked were ConstructConnect and Construction.com by Dodge Data. Do any of you have experience with either site in regards to...
  2. Excavation & Site Work
    I see carpentry/remodeling tips & technique threads all the time in the other sub forums. I'd like to start something similar in this forum. Any tips/techniques/shortcuts you've learned through the years that you use or have used. Anything, whether it's methods you have been taught in operating...
  3. New Member Introductions
    I just wanted to take a moment to say hello to everybody. I actually work for a company that would probably be considered more of a parallel industry to the construction world in that I specialize in private utility location services. If your curious you can find more info about what I do here...
  4. Excavation & Site Work
    I currently run a Cat 420 Backhoe. I am generally happy with it but my dealer has all but forgot about me, it takes days to get any response out of them. I tried a Deere and wasn't to excited about it when I was done. I have rented a Case 580SM and thought it was great (I actually liked it...
  5. Help Wanted or Looking For Work
    Im looking for a contractor or a private party.. someone who owns some equpiment that is looking for some work. i own 10 acres of land in whiteland indiana and i need about 3 to 4 acres of it smoothed out and graded nice. shouldnt be much work maybe acouple days worth. maybe a nice weekend...
  6. Remodeling Picture Post
    We have just completed the excavation portion of a basement excavation and remodel project. Our client has asked us to drop the floor of his existing unfinished full basement area by about a foot and bring the crawl side of the basement into line with that. Once completed, he will have added...
  7. Excavation & Site Work
    We are putting together a bid for a canal reshaping project, and have run into an issue that the engineer for the project doesn't have the answer to. How can you place and compact fill on a canal bank that is under water. We can not drain or dewater the canal. We have to add in about 6 feet of...
  8. New Member Introductions
    Hi everyone. I am the owner of Land Tech Montana, Inc, based in Bozeman, MT. We specialize in remote construction projects, including trails, bridges, general excavation, concrete work and explosives blasting. We have specialized equipment for use in remote or difficult access work sites. We...
  9. Excavation & Site Work
    Im a contractor thats dug everything there is... Except a pond. I want to put one in my back yard. I have a low, very wet area in the back part of my lawn which is about 200 by 100, so i was thinking of making the pond about 120 by 80 or so... There is a wet area in a nearby field that never...
  10. Excavation & Site Work
    Hello, I was hoping that I would find someone here, who has some information about: 1. What kind of soils are best for using Tractors with towed scrapers? 2. Does anyone have fixed times for loading different scrapers? 3. Any other way that is used in the industry for calculating the...
  11. Excavation & Site Work
    Anyone out there have an retired digitizer and interested in an older version of Paydirt software. I used it from 1989 through 2002. It still works fine and I have keys necessary to unlock the program. If you do not need all the new bells and wistles but just the down and dirty real cubic yard...
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