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    Storm water management

    Never seen it done like this before just dumping it on the sidewalk. Some house have 3 or 4 on support pole dumping from 15 or 20 feet up.
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    My farthest and most expensive machine purchase.

    First I bought a 22k plow from Iowa, then I bought a 50k excavator from Colorado. Now I bought a 60k plow from Canada. All purchases were based on conversations, pictures and videos. This is also my lowest hp purchase at 44hp gas, but it is a quad track. My 80hp plow is just too big for...
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    Which 2024 diesel 10k gvwr truck?

    Ram 2500, F250 derated to 10k, gmc 2500 derated to 10k? Bumper towing max non cdl weight. Will be towing often. Just traveled 8 hrs towing in my older ram and move machines multiple times a week.
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    Adding 3rd aux for coupler circuit.

    Now I need to get a bunch of hoses made.
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    Engcon USA, a ________ company to do business with!

    I see many post crapping on companies so I thought I would share the exceptional customer service this company gave me. First off I bought a USED Tiltrotator from Europe saving 5 digits vs buying a new one on the USA. They had 0 obligation to be so helpful. I have bought new equipment from...
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    400lbs of Lucas red n tacky?

    I can get one of these on sale from a supplier for $980. It’s a heck of a deal but what do I do once I have it? I mainly grease machinery and have only used cartridges. I almost always grease on job sites, machines are not home often enough to grease from big tub in garage. I’m not the...
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    Excavator flail.

    It works impressively well. Will have to see about the longevity of it since it was only 2k. I’m going to mod it so it has a door that can open on the front to mulch tall trees and vines easier. The tree I’m holding is what we call an ironwood and is a pretty tough wood.
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    New bucket teeth.

    Happy with these. I'm going to replace the center two teeth with single tiger teeth so I can straddle conduit with them to set peds. Original teeth were very worn when I bought machine a few hundred hours ago.
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    Engcon tilt/rotator arrived:)

    Ec206, 18", 24" and a 48" scandi bucket. Pallet forks and a 48" heavy duty sweeper. Will be a few weeks before I get time to fit it. Excited it showed up and made the trip from England.
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    Trailer side overhang?

    Is this legal, 6" of side overhang? My mirrors stick out farther. I couldn't find anything about it being ok or not. I could mover it over to fit but it would make loading the drill very tight.
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    Drill baby drill!

    I added this horizontal directional drill to my fleet. It's an older unit but has been gone through and works well. This was a 70ft shot I did with my employee and the dude I bought it from showing us how to operate it. The next day we did a 325ft bore without any guidance and it went...
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    Busted rear diff dodge 2500

    I was towing the excavator 3 hours away to a job I'll be working on for a month and a half. About half way there rolling along 60mph with cruise on, see a red light ahead and tap the brake to start coasting to a stop the hear a pop from the rear. Press go pedal and it just revs,(with some...
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    24900lbs truck, trailer, excavator

    Me, my dog, hand tools, full tanks of fuel in both truck and excavator. Very happy with the set up and it tows very well in the flat area I live and work in.
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    2018 tb260 is on the way.

    En route from Grand Junction, CO to VA. Driver said Thursday afternoon or Friday morning morning. Really excited about it and looking forward to having a machine with cab, heat and AC. The angle blade and work brau coupler will be interesting also. Should pair up nicely with my 4klb...
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    16k trailer with 14500 payload.

    I'm shopping 16k trailers and I found a company making one with an advertised 14500 payload. It has dual 7k axles and weighs 3100lbs. How is this possible? Seems like it would have to have 8k axles and only weigh 1500lbs to make this happen. What am I missing?
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    Iron planet auctions.

    I've tried bidding on a few excavators recently. I've had the winning bid on a couple at the time the auction was supposed to end, then they extend the auction for 3 extra minutes to or three times and it goes over what I want to spend. Seems kinda shady but maybe it's normal. I'm just going...
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    Rops and fops are overrated!

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    Quad tracks, any mattracks competion?

    I'm contemplating getting a set of quad tracks for my vibratory plow. I'm working in a new city and the requirement is everything must be on the far side of the ditch. My machine runs best with 2 or 4 tires on the road and the blade offset onto shoulder. I currently have to use a 11k lbs...
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    Duetz injection pump leak

    I have this slow leak at the top of one of the injection pumps on a Duetz 2011 series engine. They are motorpal pumps not bosch. The engine manual only shows replacing the pump with no parts diagram of the internals. The engine is running great but I want to fix the leak before it gets worse...
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    Safety first! Cotton picker fire.

    My neighbor almost got killed harvested our field!
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    2016 Ram 3500 opinions.

    I'm looking at a 2016 Ram 3500 Laramie Longhorn dually tomorrow. Has the turbo diesel engine and asin transmission. Not sure on the axel ratio will have to get under it to find out. Will be towing a 14k bumper pull trailer with it right now but might upgrade to a 5th wheel so I can tow the...
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    2008 f350 v10?

    I need more towing capacity and there is one of these for sale down the road from me. 2008 f350 dually with the v10. I think it said heavy duty or super duty on it. Need to tow a 14k trailer. It's not an engine or truck I know much about. 71,000 miles and 21k$ owner said it was mainly used...
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    Broke some pretty thick metal today.

    Got the welding shop to repair because it's too thick for my welder. Had pulled in about 1k ft of 2" conduit when this happened.
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    PROBLEM FIXED! Can I pull the valves out of this switching block?

    This block switches between the trencher and the vibratory. The trencher works at full power but the vibrator never gets fully up to speed and looses all power when the drive wheels are activated. Also the trencher slightly spins then the vibrator is selected making me the the switch valve isn't...
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    Meet BB my new machine.

    76hp turbo duetz, 4x4x4 with a 6way blade, plow and trencher. Putting it to work tomorrow. BB stands for big b#$%h. Lol.
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    Anyone in Parker, South Dakota want to check out a machine for me?

    I'm willing to pay you for your time. Send me a pm or reply to this thread. Thanks, Keith
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    Anyine in/near Lapeer, Michigan?

    If so would you be able to look at a ditchwitch I'm thinking about buying and having shipped to me. They are supposed to be getting me videos of it running and operating but I'd feel more comfortable dropping the $$$ if I had some eyes on it. PM me if you're interested in helping. Thanks, Keith
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    Kubota gas engines.

    It's my first timing running one of these. Not bad but burns up some gas. 46hp 88ftlbs. I use about 8-10 gallons with the 46hp Kubota gas engine in the vermeer vs about 5gallons in the 45hp diesel ditchwitch.(per day) The ditchwitch is older and I think the current comparable model to the...
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    The missle.

    Lives up to it's name, but unfortunately it has no guidance system so once you send it off you pray it going straight and true!
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    Excavator communications bucket build.

    In the process if making my 4th bucket for the excavator. This one is for digging narrow trenches and digging/cleaning under other utility lines. This is for places the ride on trencher can't go because if space or possibility if getting stuck. Also useful for cleaning out any trench cave ins...
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    Kiester cooler.

    I'm going to be putting in fiber all summer for rural internet. Going 36" deep is slow. This means I'll be sitting in a vinyl chain trencher or excavator seat for hours on end. Any solutions for being cooler? Taxi driver bead seat covers? Ice packs for the butt lol? Any kind of 12v butt fan...
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    If you thought tractors were expensive...

    Try shopping for a vibratory plow/chain trencher/boring unit. Dang!
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    Great customer service, Summit Hydraulics!

    I bought a diverter valve in February to switch between hydraulic thumb and another function on my excavator. Friday while on a job it got stuck in the ON position even when un-powered. Talked to tech support we tried a couple things and they said we're sending you a new valve and you'll have...
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    Homemade scandi buckets

    Just wanted to show off the assorted buckets I have for the mini+excavator. The 24" and 18" scandi buckets I designed and made myself. If you've never used a scandi they are amazing. Cut in good and you barely have to curl at all to move materials, can scoop up and move the plate...
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    Diy timber beams, it's slow.

    I wanted to turn the pine tree into a 32ft beam but I gave up(at least for today, probably for good). It's actually cutting square and straight, just going way too slow.
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    Where are they going to house them?

    Read some books and turn off the TV.
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    Art of the dump trailer

    Just got a 12' dump trailer to go along with the 16' equipment trailer I've been using and there is definitely a learning curve. I've made about 14 dumps so far and I'm figuring it out. So far all of dumps have been good expect the last two. One before last I loaded too tail heavy and things...