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Taylor Lambert    Posted 07-27-2003 at 15:58:24       [Reply]  [No Email]
Here is what i dow during the week. This was Belmont Homes landfill till they shut down dad ran it for 8 years and i started helping him on the weekends when i was 14. When he had heart surgery i took over for him. Now we are closing it for the EPA to take back. It looks like a park on the intrance ill have to post those pics later.

Willy-N Picture    Posted 07-27-2003 at 20:54:15       [Reply]  [No Email]

If they want you to do fire lines see if you can do it with one of these. It is a FMC and has a Cab, Water Tank, Hoses and a blade to do it with.Mark H.

Taylor Lambert    Posted 07-28-2003 at 15:14:27       [Reply]  [No Email]
Mark We have a few loggers here that use FMC skidders they have grapple and cables. And the blade up front. I like there speed but the suspension throws me as im used to a dozer. THe suspension gives and ou do them ~~~~~~~~~~~~ little cuts. The fiire crews like it when i Cut the roads as they dont rattle the trucks as bad. I run excavators and dozeers and a few cranes mostly. Dads been an operator for 48 years and Bother has been one almost 20 and Im the next inline. There a fire crew i worked for a few months ago that has a Power Wagon like yours in the kudzu out back im fgonna inquire about. I want to make a service truck if i remain a trail cutter.

Maggie/TX    Posted 07-27-2003 at 21:09:02       [Reply]  [No Email]
Now that looks like THE machine to have on brush fires!

Willy-N    Posted 07-27-2003 at 21:24:49       [Reply]  [No Email]
Ya this is like driving a Caddy in the fire. Works great. Here is a link to some at the 30 Mile Fire. We lost a lot of people in this one. Not far from where I live. You can do a Google search and find even more. Mark H.

Maggie/TX    Posted 07-27-2003 at 21:43:09       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thanks for the link! I saved it to favorites and will go through it all in time. This is just amazing. The bigest fire we've had around here that I can remember was under 100 acres.

The equipment really interests me. I'm thinking of a wish list for the fire commissioners around here.

Willy-N    Posted 07-27-2003 at 19:47:17       [Reply]  [No Email]
That looks like more fun then what I do. Mark H.

Taylor Lambert    Posted 07-27-2003 at 20:32:57       [Reply]  [No Email]
Mark its fun but can be rough, I run wide open all the time on that scraper. %h gear went out last year. In 4th it hits about 18 mph. With 5th gear working 35 on flat ground. Im winding upthis week there. We are topsiling and seeding. The county wants me to run a dozer for them cutting fire lines this fall. I may do that but ill have to get used to just cutting a trencn and no pretty work lol

Bob/Ont    Posted 07-27-2003 at 21:30:37       [Reply]  [Send Email]
You will last a lot longer running a dozer Taylor, running scraper catches up with you after a while. good luck with it.
Later Bob

toolman    Posted 07-28-2003 at 00:10:37       [Reply]  [No Email]
ya but bob if it,s bony them dozers can,t shake the shutt out of you in a hurry too.

Bob/Ont    Posted 07-28-2003 at 19:43:39       [Reply]  [Send Email]
And one with poor undercarrage too Toolman. But there is nothing like a scraper to shake you apart.
Later Bob

Willy-N    Posted 07-27-2003 at 20:45:39       [Reply]  [No Email]
Cutting fire lines can be pretty dirty work if it is dry out. You eat tons of dust doing it. I have walked in a few dozers finding them a path to the fire I know. Mark H.

Maggie/TX    Posted 07-27-2003 at 16:38:07       [Reply]  [No Email]

Taylor, I found your picture over in the Photo Gallery and brought it on over here for you. Wow! That is ONE BIG machine!

Taylor Lambert    Posted 07-27-2003 at 17:15:19       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thanks Maggie, I havent caught on the posting pics here part yet. Thats one of the smaller scrapers you can get. Ive been running it since i was 14 on the weekends and during the summer. Im 23 and get to run it every day till August when we wrap it up. Its been a good job dad may draw unemployment the first time in his life and then try for disability his doctor wants him on it because of his heart. Ill try to get some better pictures of our pond area we have there.

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