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#16 KennyP ONLINE  

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Posted March 14, 2015 - 07:10 AM

Sounds good, Rick! I'm spoiled with the hyd. lifts!


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Posted March 14, 2015 - 07:24 AM

Sounds good, Rick! I'm spoiled with the hyd. lifts!

Its not spoiled, its the wisdom that comes with age. We have to pace ourselves more than we used to. Any tool that makes the job easier is a good thing.

 

Unfortunately, with age we seem to lose some of our memory. I ran into an old friend at the grocery store yesterday. We were on the same rifle team 20 years ago. He is a NAM vet('65, USAF) and a bit older than me. He recognized my face but couldn't remember who I was. We talked a few minutes and he seemed to remember but, his wife then said they had to get going. He is from OK and came to CT after he got married in the USAF. He used to build the sweetest tack driving M14s.

 

Getting old is a b**h but, still beats the alternative. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted March 14, 2015 - 11:47 AM

Looks good . It's better then a shovel and a rake . Im sure once you get the kinks worked out of it you will be grading all the neighbors driveway before you know it
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Posted March 14, 2015 - 05:58 PM

They don't make an earthcavator big enough for my road. This is just the first 100 feet of 1/2 miles. Dozer time.

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Posted March 14, 2015 - 06:37 PM

Looks good . It's better then a shovel and a rake . Im sure once you get the kinks worked out of it you will be grading all the neighbors driveway before you know it

My neighbors have short driveways and they are paved. I put my house 350' back from the road. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted March 14, 2015 - 06:38 PM

They don't make an earthcavator big enough for my road. This is just the first 100 feet of 1/2 miles. Dozer time.

They made 3ph ones up to 7' wide. there is a youtube video of a big one. Good Luck, Rick



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Posted March 14, 2015 - 09:01 PM

Jason Holz and his dad Ken are making 42" and 36" earthcavators. They used my original as a template and are outstanding modern versions if anyone is looking. Let me know and I can get you their info.


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Posted March 15, 2015 - 07:45 PM

Rick; if your 3310 is like my 3314 the lift lever should have a cam on it to block the tab from dropping into the notch. Take a good look at the lever. Push the button to lift the stop out of the notch and then move the cam to keep it disengaged. this will give you a "float" position....Dave






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