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 the fertilizer trailer working for the Co-Op.
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.
I had the opportunity to assist with building a temporary road that is going to be used for replacing a bridge.
Only one load of many was actually driven in. The others had to be backed in.
The final load I delivered to the railroad project was supposed to be dumped at the cone. I think I nailed it.
Every now and then we get to haul boulders rather than small rocks. Three loads successfully delivered to the customers yard as requested.
Some days you just need something more than your standard hand powered shovel to get your dump truck box cleaned out.
This year I have the pleasure of driving a MUCH newer quad axle dump truck.
Occasionally it becomes necessary to remove a perfectly good garage floor because of water caused damage. In this particular case ground water caused the block walls, that support the building, to lean out in such a way as to put the building at risk of collapse.
One of our newer dump trucks was purchased a few years ago with a spring ride rear suspension. This makes for a miserably rough ride both on and off road. Finally, after several drivers rotated in and out of #12 the powers that be made the decision to upgrade the suspension system this truck should have had from the factory.
I an looking forward to the opportunity to take this truck out for a test drive this spring. I do think that the addition of the air suspension will greatly improve the ride and handling qualities of this quint axle dump truck. -QBall45
Update – I’m told that the addition of the air ride suspension has completely transformed this quint from the truck no one wanted into the perfect dump truck. It’s not surprising really.