On Thursday morning a couple of us spent several hours hauling excavation materials out of the Schell’s Brewing Company. Honestly, I have no idea what the project was or what the finished job will look like. What I do know is that the view is always great when you are on the brewery property. […]
As the construction season nears its end things get a little goofy. By that I mean there are no longer any major projects requiring large numbers of trucks and many days of work. At this point of year all that remains to be completed are the small or last minute jobs. One such small job […]
I spent all day Thursday and Friday hauling excavation material. Our task being to build a water run-off retention pond for a newly constructed building.
Good morning ! It’s November 3rd and it looks like it’ll be another beautiful fall day here in Minnesota. A gorgeous sunrise is always a nice start to the day.
After delivering a load of sand the crew asked a coworker and I if we’d go load ourselves with class 5 gravel at a pit just a few miles from the job site. Even though it’d been more than fifteen years since I had been in the cab of a loader I was able to […]
With the construction season winding down dump truck work is starting to get sporadic. When the Boss indicates that you have two options, either come in late and work for only a few hours or wash equipment, the choice is rather easy. I washed a pair of dozers and the washbay floor. (I should have […]
The Boss asked if I’d make a run to take a paver track for warranty replacement. With the torn track unloaded and the new one loaded I was on my way back to the shop. The Boss met me outside by the warehouse to help unload. I asked how he thought we should get […]
This week ended up being filled with a little bit of everything including some new experiences. Try as I might I simply am not able to recall what I did on Monday. I vaguely remember spending a couple of hours at the asphalt plant hauling 1/2″ rock from the quarry. On Tuesday I […]
After hauling a load of asphalt mix, only using part of the load, toploading the cleanup scrap, dumping off on the recycle pile hours after loading hot mix I went on to haul some class 5 gravel. I noticed that the first load was a bit heavier than expected but I paid it no mind. […]
Late Friday afternoon the call came across the radio asking for three volunteers to deliver three loads of gravel to a residential customer. Naturally, I volunteered to stay a bit late to get one of those loads delivered. This wasn’t as simple as originally thought. The customer required delivery in the alley behind the house. […]