A few things from work

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The job I’m on now is demolition and dirt work. There is an in-ground water storage tank that was decommissioned 5 years ago. The area will be turned into athletic fields in the future.
The tank is 320’x400’x23’ deep. 18 million gallons.
There is a hockey arena adjacent to this, the parking lots and sidewalks will get redone as part of this. For now, we have two skids and a small dozer pushing the 2-3’ of dirt off the top of the tank. There are OH power lines on the north side, there are roads on the south and west side. Everything has to come off to the east side. Being the tank is almost 100 years old, we’re notrisking putting a 52 ton excavator on top. The three machines working up there have instructions to spread out.
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The lid was only 10” thick.
I might be here a while….
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Right where that 40’ pile of dirt is, I need to dig a retention pond. 200’ long. 10’ lower than where I’m sitting.
 

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Two Cat 349F excavators with MP30 processors, and one Cat 336 with an MP20. Should finish the ceiling Tuesday, rest of the week and part of the next doing the walls. Floor will take 3-4 days.
 

Cat385B

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70 hour weeks, not as easy as they used to be. Having a hard time adjusting this year. Leave home between 4:30-5, get home around 7-7:30. I love what I do, though. Wouldn’t trade it for nothing.
Taking a vacation end of July. First one since 2010.
 

Cvans

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Thanks for the video. Maybe I already asked but how many gallons did that thing hold?
 

Cat385B

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We’re using it at the 122 acre site just down the road, where the Ford plant used to be.
Truck drivers like it, loaded downhill two miles, come back empty.
 
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