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 […]
Every now and then we get to haul boulders rather than small rocks. Three loads successfully delivered to the customers yard as requested.
Tired of the expense of buying cans of spray case lube? The last can of Hornaday One Shot I purchased sports a sticker that says I paid $9.99 for it. That’s ridiculous for a 7oz can. After doing a quick google and youtube search I was able to find an alternative case lube that’s both […]
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 […]
Trump Acceptance Resistance Disorder (TARD) is a pattern of pathologically dis-associative and psychotic behavior, first observed in the late hours of November 8th 2016, and increasing in severity with passing time. Sufferers of TARD often exhibit pronounced cognitive dissonance, sudden bouts of rage, uncontrollable crying, suicidal ideation, and extreme sadness. People with TARD are characterized […]
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 […]