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John Kokas

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Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« Reply #960 on: August 11, 2019, 10:21:53 PM »
John you are the consummate investigative reporter,  you find dirt on everybody!   :o
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« Reply #961 on: August 11, 2019, 10:36:28 PM »
Mike Fox keeps posting dirty pictures. ::)

He's like that, though he was looked Spic and Span for the board meeting Saturday.
What–me worry?

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« Reply #962 on: August 12, 2019, 08:41:58 AM »

He's like that, though he was looked Spic and Span for the board meeting Saturday.

That is unlike me. I get dirty. I don't mind getting dirty. Never have. I wash..

Dirty pictures though...there is a new take on things. Thank you John for the chuckle..
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« Reply #963 on: August 13, 2019, 02:16:36 PM »
Nice before and after pics Mike. You have created a great base for the upcoming push to the bridge this Fall.

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« Reply #964 on: August 17, 2019, 08:59:02 PM »
More work done today. West side of the cut is complete, and borrowed some dirt for the fill. Still going to come up short, and need some hauled in. I have about a half days work at location 10 left to do.

Coming back from lunch..



At the end of day. Looking South at location 10



Location 10, still looking south. Need another foot of material.



Looking North at location 10, then walking to see the bridge.







Looking back south at the dozer.



Speaking of the dozer, the muffler fell off, so to keep the moisture out of the manifold, I borrowed a piece of birch we cut this winter..



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« Reply #965 on: August 17, 2019, 09:04:45 PM »
Exhaust bark replaced by birch bark  ;)

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« Reply #966 on: August 19, 2019, 08:23:20 PM »
Use whatcha got!
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« Reply #967 on: August 21, 2019, 02:28:33 PM »
Mike,
        Do you need to clear all thos tree cut logs off the right of way? Or just they stay there to rot out?

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« Reply #968 on: August 21, 2019, 02:38:43 PM »
Fred will be in to get them, just as soon as the grading is complete.

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« Reply #969 on: August 21, 2019, 06:22:04 PM »
As James said, Fred is anxiously waiting for Contractor Jeff to do his work. I have left a spot where Fred can turn the pick up around so he (or anyone else) is not having to back up 2000 feet to get the wood..

I am thinking of getting the logs out of the way from the big pines we cut. I will have the loader up there on Saturday lugging material, so the opportunity is there to load the logs on the white truck and haul them to Sheepscot or someplace close (like Brook Crossing??) for cutting. That will leave the smaller cut hardwood for picking up with the pick up.
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« Reply #970 on: August 22, 2019, 11:44:56 AM »
Did not realize how much ROW clearing/grubbing, finish grading is still needed, all the cut wood to be hauled out and cut.
Since moving off moist, east coast Staten Island to dry NM (except for our forested mountains), forgot  about the difference.  :-\
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« Reply #971 on: August 22, 2019, 11:50:20 AM »
Fred's got to get over this summer cold first!!! Been Two years since I had One. I hope we don't put wood at brook crossing.

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« Reply #972 on: August 22, 2019, 09:30:25 PM »
I hope to see you Saturday morning Fred. We can discuss it. Just trying to keep from plugging up the parking are muck more.
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« Reply #973 on: August 24, 2019, 08:11:39 PM »
Brendan was kind enough to drive the loader to the North End for me this morning. Contractor Jeff had left me 3 loads of material.




Before lunch I lugged 8 loads south. To make sure I was getting all I could in the bucket, I walked up and got the Kubota and topped off the loader bucket to lug all I could. With 10 to 12 minute trip cyle times, it would not take many partial bucket fulls to add a significant amount of time to the day.

After lunch I had lugged another 7 bucket fulls up, then fired up the dozer.








Then, end of the day, I had brought up an additional 11 bucket loads. 3 dump truck loads equals 26 bucket loads. Phew..






Left some tracks..I will doze them in tomorrow..




Looking south from the bridge..




Looking south from my truck

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« Reply #974 on: August 24, 2019, 09:23:55 PM »
Mike, in today's pictures #4 and #6, I think I see a new red muffler on the dozer. Is that right? Anyway, thanks for so much accomplishment. So important to the goals!