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    Default My DK45HST and me

    I was gonna post this in the projects section, but thought that with people looking at kioti's, maybe they would like to see what a DK45 could do.

    I am in the process on moving my 103 year old renovated farmhouse about 150 feet further off the road. My almost 4 yr old daughter likes to run out of the door of the house (towards the road), and we need a new basement (existing one is stone), and we are gong to add an addition (about 900 sq ft with a full 9' basement. So I am hoping to show people who don't know alot about tractors (this includes me) what you can do with your DK45 (and probably alot of other kioti's).

    I didn't take photo's before I got started, so you will see day 2 and on.

    First thing I did was dig all the soil out from my garden and move it away from the proposed house site. On the right side of the picture, and on the left you will see some of the grass and topsoil I removed.
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    The next day what I did was move some stuff around in my yard - swing, old cast iron claw foot tub I use for watering the garden, the bricks and pavers I used to put the swing on so it would sit level, and I removed more topsoil/sod. I also cut a ditch in my yard, because the grade of the yard is towards the area I will excavate, and I need to move/keep the water from running into it. What I attempted to do was slowly remove the grass/sod, so that I got all the soil and none of the clay. I also attempted to move it a section at a time, and when I took it wo my pile. I laid them on one another as best I could. I don't believe most of it will live, but if I can save some of it I will be a happy camper.

    I also took the time to take some pictures, and realized that with my rops folded part way down, the safety police might hassle me, so I corrected my mistake in the next photo.

    I hope these pictures load right. I am doing most of this after I get home from work at night, so all of you DYI'ers can do it too.
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    just some more pictures so that people might get what I am doing. One of the few trees I have on my property will be taken down, and you can see that I am removing the soil by the tree. **Attention all newbies like me, feather the FEL lever when tackling roots**
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    The foot print of my house with the addition will be approximately 1900 sqft. For those of you who are new to this, you cannot just dig the soil out for the foundation "hole", you have to go several feet on each side of your layout lines for topsoil, and in PA (in my area) the masons like to have at leat a foot or two - two preferably of room between the wall that they are building and the dirt you are removing. So, you have to excavate at least two feet outside of your layout lines (also helps when installing drainlines for basement).

    Just another pic or two. Someone must have redirected flights, cause we never have large aircraft near us, and definetly never this close to the ground.
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    I do realize that a dozer would be more efficient at this, but they cost money, and they would not get the seperation of soil/clay like I will by taking my time. Besides, they would just roll everything into one giant pile.

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    Cool pictures, that looks like a fun project on some nice flat land. I would love some flat land around here, even my septic is on a slope.
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    flat land would be awesome, same here, nothing flat, except my head.

    I literally have more rocks than soil, trying to figure out a way to e-bay rocks.

    the shipping is a killer, I guess I could ship in a million separate pieces.

    Great project, like the pictures.

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    Yeah, it is relatively flat, one of the major pluses for buying this old house and property. Not too much flat land in this area, the only down side is that it is on top of the mountain, so we get alot of wind.

    This is what I did today
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    always pays to take care of your stuff.

    Just did the same last week, air, motor, hydraulic, front axle.

    Will do fuel filter in another 200 hours or so.

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    Thanks for the great pics Hayseed, good luck with your project. How many hours do you have on your 45?
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