Parm from Diamond 11 Excavating arrived today with a big-ass yellow truck. It was the size I was expecting so it was a good thing I moved the concrete and built a ramp yesterday. He gave me about 2-1/2 hours by the time I got back from dropping him off at another job site to load before he had to head off to dump it before closing. It was taken to United Lock Block on Mitchel Island who crush it up and use it for there product.
It was the first time I have ever loaded a truck of this size and it was also the first time I have driven a big rig (I pulled it back and forth in the site to aid loading). He was hoping to get it all loaded into one truck, but I had too much concrete. SO we will have to see when the truck gets back as he had other commitments this evening.
All in all a good day and I am happy that 75%+ of the concrete is now gone. Alfie did well but he is overheating again. This time I am positive it is the hydraulic system overheating. For now I just cool him down regularly with a water bath and will have to figure out the cause later when I do not need him.
I am going to add a new section to my posts and come up with one or more things I am thankful for today.
– Parm arrived with truck
– I did not damage truck while loading it or while moving it (I realized how easy it would have been for me to have a concrete fragment jammed against a wheel and slashing it when I moved it. It did not occur to me the first time, it did the next times which was important as there were dangers present)
– I made the decision to prepare site by moving concrete and building ramp
– Alfie survived the day intact and was able to do the job
– I did not tip the tractor (was pretty precarious at times)
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