Big Farm Project Coming - Completed!
Posted July 06, 2011 - 07:54 PM
Posted July 06, 2011 - 08:37 PM
Daniel, When are you laying the block? This week or in a few weeks?
It'll be in a few weeks. We may start taking some deliveries before then though. Next week I will be gone 2 days for a dairy meeting (woohoo...vacation!), then will be chopping haylage, then promptly hauling manure onto those same fields. After that, it'll be block laying time. Likely the week beginning Monday the 25th. All things could change, and of course weather permitting.
Posted July 06, 2011 - 08:39 PM
Have the location picked out just need the money?
Posted July 06, 2011 - 08:44 PM
Posted July 06, 2011 - 09:13 PM
Posted July 07, 2011 - 11:36 AM
Got some dirt moved today. Have to scrape the lower dirt walls till room for the blocks. This should give me enough dirt to backfill after every layer or 2 of blocks where the wall has receded. The Telehandler is actually a good enough bargain. A whole week, machine delivered for just $830. Renting this machine will be so much safer, especially since the top line will be at 10'. Mistakes at that height with 3400+lbs would be catastrophic! Being we'll likely be able to offload the truck with our loader, we'll likely only need the telehandler for 3 days or so, BUT, it would be mighty handy while it's here to finish my siding on the upper level of my home!
That's a fair enough price for the telehandler. I expected a lot more. But then, I'm in Canada.
Posted July 07, 2011 - 02:13 PM
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Posted July 25, 2011 - 05:34 PM
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Posted July 25, 2011 - 05:52 PM
Case wears Papaws hat well, before long he'll be wearing your shoes, too. Thanks for the update.
Posted July 25, 2011 - 06:14 PM
The blocks are looking good too, are you planning on backfilling behind them? I know it sounds inconceivable, but dirt can move a pretty big stone until it settles. If you backfill, now is the time to put in some anchors to keep the wall behaving itself.
Had a cut stone wall get pushed over once. Each row was backset 2 inches. Only about 3ft of backfill, we were doing it slow. The rains hit and pushed the whole thing over into the barn. Made a believer outta me.
Posted July 25, 2011 - 06:28 PM
Posted July 25, 2011 - 07:38 PM
As I was lookin at the pictures in your post #24, I was thinking, what's he going to do about tie backs?
Now is the time to do it. I'm just shooting out ideas here, but maybe sink a few blocks in the bank to act as whalers.
Use galvinized chain wrapped around them, and run it out to heavy steel diagonal straps. I'd think, you'd only
have to hold back the top 2 rows.
I know how things work around here. Create more flat land, and eventually you'll end up using it.
Imagine what would happen if you parked all your GT's up there.LOL
Just throwing caution to the wind. I'd hate to see what happen, if.......
Posted July 25, 2011 - 07:51 PM