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 […]
This morning I spent three hours working on cleaning an excavator. Yes it’s a dirty job, but someone has to do it. This 325 Cat looks monstrous when it’s inside the shop. In reality it isn’t all that big. First things first. What can be removed from the tracks with a space must be removed. […]
This week I had the opportunity to jump in the side dump for a while. The tractor trailer is something I’m extremely familiar with. However, running a trailer that tips sideways is a new thing for me. After spending a few minuets getting used to the controls for the trailer I went to load. I […]
Sometimes things just happen. The first load of 3″ rock was delivered and spread to perfection. In fact subsequent loads were dumped in a pile as the dozer operator really wanted something to do. Sometimes you completely rely on the guy on the ground giving hand signal directions. Most often this works out very […]
Wednesday started out washing some equipment. Unfortunately, the key on the dozer we’d left drip dry over night broke when we attempted to start it. With no replacement part on hand I worked around it the best I could. Washing construction equipment is a dirty business. A nasty combination of dirty, clay, sand and […]
Class 5c gravel is a wonderful alternative to class 5 gravel. What makes it different? The answer to that is simply C. C is for concrete which is crushed into an aggregate of suitable size and used in the place of natural aggregate. Class 5c gravel seems to pack more firmly than natural aggregates providing […]
Sometimes the view in the mirror just forces me to stop what I’m doing for a moment. Sometimes that momentary pause is required to simply enjoy the unbelievable beauty of the surroundings. Sometimes I find that I need to stop a second to actually comprehend the complexity of the visual stimulation of current situation I […]
This is my last load of asphalt in the paving machine for this year. The last load of the 2016 paving season ended up going back to the recycling pile to be crushed and recycled into new asphalt.
I took these near the end of my day Saturday evening. I waited to long Sunday evening and could not get a picture with my phone. However, I managed to get what I believe to be good pictures on the DSLR. Once the Mrs gets them moved to the laptop I’ll probably add em. […]
Friday morning was spent hauling away demolition debris from Firmenich which is a custom drying facility. They specialize in turning liquid ingredients into dry powders used in the food industry.