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    Algae in a Bunch of Diesel - Opinions Wanted

    First, to be clear I know it's not really an algae, but that's what everyone calls it so that's what I'll use to describe the problem. The background story is that I purchased a dump truck with full fuel tanks that developed filter clogging issues right off the bat. I figured it might be algae...
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    RDrancher's Photo Thread

    Thanks guys! We've been on and off busy this year, but never really had the board stacked up for weeks ahead. Kinda weird. Seems like everyone and his brother has a skid or ctl around here these days. Pretty shoddy work too...that'll weed 'em out in time. One of the more interesting projects...
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    RDrancher's Photo Thread

    I had an opportunity to try out a Danuser Intimidator on a few acres of mesquite. I failed to take enough pics, but the size ranged from itty bitty up to 8" or so with multi trunks. Most of the 2-4" mesquite had been cut at some time with a chainsaw so even those tap roots were large and pretty...
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    RDrancher's Photo Thread

    You're welcome! I've been slacking on job pics so here's a few. This driveway was obviously neglected, but it was also topped with a smooth river rock that moved all over the place. At least the driveway had a nice layer of roadbase beneath the grass and topping rock. This is the first and...
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    Your towing rigs and trailers

    Hauled my Dodge to the repair shop yesterday afternoon. I think the Cummins cracked or blew out an injector since it filled the crankcase full of fuel. It was a bit more tongue weight than I like, but I sure wasn't going to back it on. And no, it's not chained down yet in the pic.
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    Well that was fun.

    Man, you guys are making me miss my Cruiser! Here's a couple pics from right down the road before I sold it. The ex has all the pics from Johnson Valley, Rubicon, Fordyce, Dusy, Swamp Lake, Truckhaven and a bunch of other trails I can't remember the names of all over the Southwest. To the OP...
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    RDrancher's Photo Thread

    For a long time I've been on pins and needles waiting for the Case to break something else BIG. Well, I decided to beat it at its own game. Here's a few photos of my new SVL90. Picking her up from the dealer. First day on the job. I feel truly blessed!
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    Trailer Brake Help

    My flatbed is in the shop so I need to tow my GN with my old F350. All lights work but the trailer brakes will not activate either with the slider or pedal. GN connected to the flatbed truck and brakes work. F350's Prodigy controller show no connection to the GN. Brakes work fine when the F350...
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    RDrancher's Photo Thread

    Thanks. I started 40,000 sq. ft. of 3/4" topping today. Got about halfway done, but the little blue tractor was hauling flat out for 11 hrs. so no pics to speak of. I'll post up before and after pics when I get it dressed up and compacted. The driveway is bordered with chop stone...no fun...
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    RDrancher's Photo Thread

    And meanwhile, just up the road...The Culvert To Nowhere #2 Mud, ground water and more mud has been the theme for the better part of 2015.
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    RDrancher's Photo Thread

    Thanks! The Culvert Pipe To Nowhere #1 There's nothing like setting elevations and offsets over the phone with the inspector! The new landowner set his own pipe...undersized and without ends, so we fixed him up with the right stuff. Word is that it will be months before the county gets out here...
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    RDrancher's Photo Thread

    This home is a target for about 60 acres of runoff. There is a small swale and drain pipes close to the structure, but not enough to handle a good soaker. I cut a new swale to reroute the drainage around the home. The soil on this hill was still pumping five days after the last rain.
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    RDrancher's Photo Thread

    With a bunch of heavy lifting on the books, I picked up a set of Construction Attachments 5,500# pallet forks. I am a bit surprised at the quality level. Given the power that hydraulic quick attach pins generate and the Xtreme Heavy Duty name, no triangulation at the bottom of the quick...
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    RDrancher's Photo Thread

    Here's a more recent project that will continue off and on through next spring. Just rough drainage grading for now in very wet clay. There was an existing pond in the backyard that I actually aimed runoff to from the neighbors property when I did their project over a year ago. The pond has...
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    RDrancher's Photo Thread

    Here's another project from the summer. The driveway was damaged from improper drainage and it pitched toward the garage a lot. I intended to regrade and expand the gravel further down the hill for additional parking and access to the backyard. I ordered a semi load of base and a load of rock...
 
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