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toolman    Posted 10-07-2004 at 12:17:37       [Reply]  [No Email]
sell this place and start over again, the very and i mean the VERY first thing i,ll acquire, before a wife , food or even shelter, will be a BACKHOE, no man should ever have to be without one, if i have to dig another hole here this year im quittin or goin on strike till i get a hoe, never did i see so many rocks,all in the same hole they must come from miles around to get into that hole, wonder when the ground will be freezin?hmm now that i vented i best get back to diggin

KatG    Posted 10-07-2004 at 18:55:15       [Reply]  [Send Email]
You have heard the commerical.."get a piece og the rock" we live right on the side of a mountain..I hate to see my sweet husband trying to dig post holes with post hole digers...Here you just break the surface with the post hole diggers if you are lucky then use a heavy railroad bar to break up the rock as you go along...There sure ain't no "dug"wells here..We were use to Louisiana and Texas soil...quite a difference...KAt

toolman    Posted 10-07-2004 at 19:10:50       [Reply]  [No Email]
i got two of them railway bars kat, big one for in the moring just after i have my wheaties and the small one for later on just before supper,give your husband my sympathies.

Fern(Mi)    Posted 10-07-2004 at 18:32:53       [Reply]  [No Email]
We've got an old Ford 3400 backhoe. Single most used piece of equipment around this farm. And over at the neighbors as well, (he he), in trading situations in as much as we‘re not in the excavating business. Has dug in water, power & phone lines. Has dug graves, a basement, & plow busting rocks. I has repaired road ways, hauled out broken up barn floors, loaded crops, loaded over burden and opened drains or ditches. I figure it should come in handy for something one of these days? How about fence stretching say? Yup! It has done that also. And, some more I have forgotten. I have only but one wish for this often cussed machine, that it were a 45hp rather than a 35hp powered mechanical handyman!!!!. Did I mention, it had fed corn silage to the cattle about here for a good number of years??? Wish I could say something good for it. Shame I can’t think of a single good word?

toolman    Posted 10-07-2004 at 19:13:30       [Reply]  [No Email]
you gotta quit badmouthing the hoe fern, way you is talking about it i may never want one course if ya don,t want that one i,ll be right on down to pick it up lol.

Melanie    Posted 10-07-2004 at 16:17:42       [Reply]  [No Email]
"...never did i see so many rocks,all in the same hole they must come from miles around to get into that hole.."
Heh, heh... you sure do have a way with words, toolman... had to stifle a big laugh here at the office... :)

toolman    Posted 10-07-2004 at 19:11:59       [Reply]  [No Email]
laugh will ya, im gonna come get you let you dig the rocks and i,ll dig the holes lol.

Melanie    Posted 10-07-2004 at 21:49:37       [Reply]  [No Email]
...well, I do dig rock and roll... does that count?
: D <---(that's me laughing from a distance....)

toolman    Posted 10-07-2004 at 22:29:37       [Reply]  [No Email]
hmmm well thats a start lol

Willy-N    Posted 10-07-2004 at 13:58:16       [Reply]  [No Email]
Are you telling me they make dirt with out lots of rocks in it? I have rocks with some dirt in it here. Made freinds with a neibor who has a backhoe!! Mark H.

toolman    Posted 10-07-2004 at 14:15:00       [Reply]  [No Email]
yup i got a little bit of dirt mixed in with the rocks around here too, always wondered why it is that everything that needs a hole dug is in the rock, out in the pasture lots of top soil but nope i gotta build and plant everything where the rocks are except the ones in my head.

Willy-N Rocks!    Posted 10-07-2004 at 14:01:19       [Reply]  [No Email]
Here is one of the smaller ones the dogs like to hang out on next to the house. It goes under the house and allmost to the big barn and accross the street. Mark H.

bulldinkie    Posted 10-07-2004 at 13:24:15       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Not sure I believe that one comming from a man!!!!!!!!

toolman    Posted 10-07-2004 at 13:31:07       [Reply]  [No Email]
tis true, a boy an his toys ya know lol.

MapleStone    Posted 10-07-2004 at 12:30:57       [Reply]  [No Email]
If you'd a stopped about half way between extremes when you moved, you wouldn't be findin all them rocks!

Think maybe I'll go home a dig a hole just for fun, seein as there aren't many rocks around here. ;o)

toolman/yabut    Posted 10-07-2004 at 12:35:06       [Reply]  [No Email]
they tax them holes in ont. i hear .

mud    Posted 10-07-2004 at 12:27:36       [Reply]  [No Email]
what are you diggin? post holes? if so, i got some
i would jest as soon give away. you pay the freight?

toolman    Posted 10-07-2004 at 12:33:11       [Reply]  [No Email]
had to dig up the frost free hydrant, then had to dig trees holes , post holes, and now some post holes for addition on barn, then holes for sonno tubes it never ends, appreciate the offer of the free holes but i figger the freight might be a tad high ,but thanks anyway.

mud    Posted 10-07-2004 at 12:54:54       [Reply]  [No Email]
freight aint so bad, its the crate cost whats high--

toolman    Posted 10-07-2004 at 12:58:39       [Reply]  [No Email]
would depend on how deep the hole are , then ya would have to have a crate deep enough to handle them, yup your right thats where the cost would come it alright.

maybe    Posted 10-07-2004 at 13:15:02       [Reply]  [No Email]
you wont mind if i box these extras in some old fence boards we got layin around. might hold. most our holes is 48" but some are 4 feet.

well, anyway. you are welcome to em. might be you'd rather drive here after the bunch. better hurry for oil gets to $42 a barrel.

best of luck in gettin a hoe. dont give up the farm for one though.

got an out of town job to get to. good luck with them rocks.


toolman    Posted 10-07-2004 at 13:24:12       [Reply]  [No Email]
thanks mud , think id sooner have them 48 inch ones instead of the 4 footers though, i see how it works out on this end , have a good one.later

Lazy Al    Posted 10-07-2004 at 16:28:09       [Reply]  [No Email]
I have a few three foot, twelve inch ones you can have .They are easier to handle then the four foot or the 48 inchers any day .

toolman    Posted 10-07-2004 at 19:14:35       [Reply]  [No Email]
dunno al, fellow up here tried passing off two 2 footers only problem with that is they had twice as much air.

Burrhead    Posted 10-07-2004 at 14:03:09       [Reply]  [No Email]
I know the 4 footers are alot easier maintained than the 48" models. They're made out of the same material most times unless you get the Tiawan knock offs but that's all they have in common is looks.

toolman    Posted 10-07-2004 at 14:08:39       [Reply]  [No Email]
no no no burr i made up my mind i want the 48 inchers.

Burrhead    Posted 10-07-2004 at 14:28:13       [Reply]  [No Email]
You can get by with the 48" but they may fail when you pressure them up.

toolman    Posted 10-07-2004 at 14:40:06       [Reply]  [No Email]
i,ll just to have to go easy when i pressure them up, they are alot easier handling than the 4 footers, and will take the weight better too i think.

Grove r    Posted 10-07-2004 at 15:08:24       [Reply]  [No Email]
I got a few here that I dug years ago when the youngest boy was thinken on going into pigs...hey!! I gots a bunch a shallow ones the pigs he had, dug....guy could maybe ce ment them tagether and come up with a pretty fair size one ....could even throw in the rocks that came outa em...double two's are way better than a 48 inch or a four footer...don't use 8's though, when ya cuts em in half, ya loose all the 'tegrity....if ya got ta cut em up, I can prolly find a bunch of sixty five hundred footers, for ya....could cut them up for water wells and most anything else and still have a lot left over...only trouble is, ya can't move em horizontal....they gets ta be culverts when ya do that, or underpasses for gophers and such,...sewer lines to, and ya don't wanna use em fer water wells after ya had em changed over for that.....spose ya could use em for BIG post holes, after they bin layin down...the extra size would give ya someplace ta put yer extra sure the hole is full though...never did like gettin my rocks off and still have hole left......oh well....have a gooder, R.E.L.

Burrhead    Posted 10-07-2004 at 14:48:39       [Reply]  [No Email]
I dont know the rupture specks on them but I know they stack easier.

I keep my extras in the shed cause if they get wet they warp real easy. You might could get by just to tarp them but I don't trust a tarp and besides that it only takes a little extra time for Ma to stack them, and I can keep a good count for my inventory sheets

EPA makes us keep a safety data and log sheet on the 48" ones but the 4 footers are exempt.

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