QBall’s Tales

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.

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.


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.