After getting rained out on Monday evening with a load of fertilizer on the trailer and sitting on hold/standby all day on Tuesday my boots are finally back in the dirt. Monday evenings load has been unloaded and I’m back in line to load another .
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We spent most of the day under threat of rain and constantly checking the radar screen on the phone. My floater operator received the call to put us on hold at the field before we had even arrived. This was a 150 acres using a total of 107,000 pounds of fertilizer. As such this wasn’t
Sometimes there are spots that appear, from the drivers seat, like it’s going to be impossible to safely drive out of. I have yet to find a spot that I’ve backed in to that couldn’t be driven out of.
I came to an actual rather than proverbial fork in the road yesterday. Not seeing any other options I made the decision to make my own way, splitting the difference and backed up the middle of the fork.
Not every “dump truck” legally fits on your ordinary roadway. Some are built for offroad use though they do see some pavement while being driven from jobsite to jobsite. Other offroad trucks are simply too huge to be driven on the typical road surface. The 30 ton articulated Caterpillar is an excellent workhorse of an
The Mrs and I spent the past several many months contemplating and searching for a replacement for our 2010 half ton Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie that we’d grown to love. Unfortunately, our Dodge just didn’t really care for pulling our camper. And so the search for a 3/4 ton faster pickup began. We ended up
About a month ago this is what I found as a driveway that ends at an abandoned farm site not far from my house. I was out there doing some work with the dump truck. Now about a month later that minimal driveway has been all but totally erased. I’m in the neighborhood today with
It’s always nice working not far away from the house. If I turned a bit I’d be looking at my house.
After a delayed start, the spring fertilizer season is underway. As soon as the fertilizer is finished the construction season should be fully underway.
Occasionally the bottom just falls out from under your feet or tires as is the case here. Letting the boss know that we’re not having a good day. The helping hand from a dozer is always appreciated.