Backyard Ditch Repair

30 Pri 2021
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  • Gradall bucket makes it look so much nicer

    Jr WillmanJr WillmanDitë më parë
    • I’m Surprised you don’t use fabric

      Jr WillmanJr WillmanDitë më parë
  • What brand weed fabric do you use?

    Kyle McFaddenKyle McFadden10 ditë më parë
  • Why not use drainage pipe? Rocks probably look nicer and are more expensive but.. Just curious :)

    Chainsaws And FirewoodChainsaws And Firewood14 ditë më parë
  • Meanders on low-angle gradient streams are normal and form naturally. You generally should not be straightening them, since that increases water speed, which increases channel erosion both there and downstream. Over time, the bends in meanders move back and forth and slide forward, moving like a sidewinder snake. What it takes from one bank gets replaced on the other. Also, channel roughness should be matched to that upstream and downstream, otherwise you increase or decrease water speed, which will either increase erosion or sediment accumulation, depending. Banks can be armored to stabilize them, but channel roughness should remain the same.

    StereoSpaceStereoSpace14 ditë më parë
  • To watch a master at work. You never cease to amaze me. Lol. Couldn't have done it better myself. I work the factory life. Shift Work. I have watched your work for hours on end. Very calming for me. Has been very educational. Something that i had overlooked for years. Keep up the good work. I found youtube 6 years ago, and i see where you've been about this for at least twice that. To me you represent the American Dream. Please, keep up the good work.

  • Looks fantastic! Huge transformation, the rip rap just always looks so nice

    Elite Earthworks LLCElite Earthworks LLC15 ditë më parë
  • Cool you did good work probably the best that I've seen thanks for sharing the video

    Steven KimbrellSteven Kimbrell15 ditë më parë
  • Wow that’s nice

    Bill SmithBill Smith15 ditë më parë
  • It doesn’t look like you’re ever challenged by any job you agree to work on. Amazing Completion.👍

    Ken S.Ken S.15 ditë më parë
  • That was real pretty when You got done

    Faith FordFaith Ford15 ditë më parë
  • Swale job man. :)

    SparkeySparkey15 ditë më parë
  • You are the best Chris 🇺🇲 another great job well done 🇺🇲

    Thomas YerbeyThomas Yerbey16 ditë më parë
  • I don’t give many compliments as to each their own, but you man handled that rip-rap. It’s noisy and rough and you make it look easy. Nicely done!

    Double Dog DareDouble Dog Dare16 ditë më parë
  • That looks great

    Kyle JonesKyle Jones16 ditë më parë
  • Nice little project is a change of pace for you Chris.

    Terry ClementTerry Clement16 ditë më parë
  • You do great work

    Kristy StaatsKristy Staats16 ditë më parë
  • no snakes were encountered during the excavation of the ditch.

    J W DickinsonJ W Dickinson16 ditë më parë
  • Hi are you doing a part 2 of the old dam how is your new yanmar going you do a lot of work with it I like all of your toys cheers from auzzie 🇦🇺👍😊

    shaun gwatkinshaun gwatkin16 ditë më parë
  • Good instruction video through observation. Lots of hours in the drivers seat to place stone etc. so accurately.. Nice good

    Russell GilsonRussell Gilson16 ditë më parë
  • What happen to giving the customer back some of their land? You did a good job, but you did not straighten the ditch, and fill in the curve. Strait from where you ended to those rocks you played with at the beginning. :)

    Keckle JeckleKeckle Jeckle16 ditë më parë
  • Are your projects bid jobs or time and machine?

    David UherDavid Uher16 ditë më parë
  • What is the purpose of the straw please?

    robert elliotrobert elliot16 ditë më parë
  • Another reason im a fan of this channel is not only the careful work but the surrounding area. Dams, ponds, forest, farmland ext ext. Beautiful compared to watching mining machines . Keep it up Chris.

    Karl HeynsKarl Heyns16 ditë më parë
  • _"A River Runs Through It"_ ...the Letsdig18 version.

    Globalist JuiceGlobalist Juice16 ditë më parë
  • great job buddy and great video as always 😎👊🏻👍🏻

    Chase BodifordChase Bodiford16 ditë më parë
  • What’s cost of 45t of rock roughly

    Kk BKk B16 ditë më parë
  • What’s the use of the straw when your seeding ? Seen it on several of your videos. I’ve got 2 acres to see for grass and wondering what the benefits are. Never seen it used in the uk

    richard marshrichard marsh16 ditë më parë
    • It serves a few different purposes. It helps control erosion while waiting on the grass to sprout, helps keep birds from eating the seed or pulling up sprouting grass to get to the seed, and it also helps protect the young grass from sun or cold. Probably in that order for importance, as well.

      Spud GamerSpud Gamer15 ditë më parë
  • That rock looks hard.

    uncommon logicuncommon logic16 ditë më parë
  • Tight fit between buildings, neat little job. Chris getting close to 500k way to go!👍🇺🇸

    Max ObaraMax Obara16 ditë më parë
  • Amazed at what a mini can accomplish.

    Terry TurnerTerry Turner16 ditë më parë
  • will it not just block up where the stone starts

    Kevin RainesKevin Raines16 ditë më parë
  • One question where's the water gone

    Pete NikolicPete Nikolic16 ditë më parë
  • good pond video

    ramtuff2007ramtuff200716 ditë më parë
  • Chris down sure looks a lot better then what it did before you got there but that should solve their problem but anyway man another great video and you and John in yawls family stay safe and keep the videos coming man and I just wanted to say thank you for taking us along with you every day on your jobs.

    timmy friersontimmy frierson16 ditë më parë
  • 👍

    John ObiroJohn Obiro16 ditë më parë
  • Where are your pond? Next feature maybe? 😁

    DarkDondiDarkDondi16 ditë më parë
  • Hey Chris, a question from a guy that does not know much about this: I have seen a diamond shaped bucket for clearing / creating ditches. Why don't you use those? they work awesome and fast

    Paul ViezeePaul Viezee16 ditë më parë
  • The Yanmar is shiney, Chris!

    Uppsalahazze MarkstedtUppsalahazze Markstedt16 ditë më parë
  • F for that guy's lawn. Tracks on grass are not gentle.

    Skorpy NekomimiSkorpy Nekomimi16 ditë më parë
  • When my wife asks me what I am watching, I tell her and apologies for all the lady digger fans for the sexist remark, that it's Man therapy.

    Everest YetiEverest Yeti16 ditë më parë
  • You made a mess of that ladies lawn could have used a few boards down to save that , good ditch work though ,

    Derek ButcherDerek Butcher16 ditë më parë
  • werry nice donne

    SteinStein16 ditë më parë
  • And next week you will be back to do the same to the neighbor's property on the left. :-)

    l wiltonl wilton16 ditë më parë
  • Good morning sir. It will be a relaxing sound, when a stream flows over rocks

    Making it HappenMaking it Happen16 ditë më parë
  • coming up on a half a million subs. Congratulations Chris!

    Kris KinderKris Kinder16 ditë më parë
  • awesome ! luv from glastonbury uk !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    HQCOMMS65HQCOMMS6516 ditë më parë
  • I don’t think I understand what is happening. That’s a lot of money. What was the aim? Now the creek has rock. It looks wide and shallow. Won’t that increase the chance of washout. And won’t the creek slowly deposit dirt between the rocks? Increasing the flood risk?

    Mothersuperior67Mothersuperior6716 ditë më parë
    • @Dane Clark Thank you.

      Mothersuperior67Mothersuperior6716 ditë më parë
    • @Robert vannicolo Thank you.

      Mothersuperior67Mothersuperior6716 ditë më parë
    • Angled rocks break up water droplets which slows erosion possibly. A stream is a bunch of water droplets all together. Also I’m sure the camera doesn’t really show depth of the channel he created. As for debris in the new stone maintenance issue nothing last forever. Only thing could of done different put small 10 to 12” pipe at bottom of trench but neighbor below pipe might have issue with the fast water flow out of pipe.

      Robert vannicoloRobert vannicolo16 ditë më parë
    • The creek was narrow and full of weeds which was causing erosion of the banks. This will allow the water to flow unimpeded, at least until it hits the neighbors property.

      Dane ClarkDane Clark16 ditë më parë
  • When I get the urge to watch paint dry or grass grow I immediately go for the fast action of a letsdig video

    Noel PearceNoel Pearce16 ditë më parë
  • I had a neighbor that wanted to do that between our property. I declined ans told him to feel free to start where HIS property started. Not long after it was a regular thing watching him and his wife poisioning the weeds and after every storm gathering sticks and all sorts of crap out of it. Their damn dog used to get up on my deck after rolling in the muddy creek and make a hell of a mess for me to wash. Many times target practice off my deck would happen after that.

    John PyleJohn Pyle17 ditë më parë
  • @letsdig18 thank you for the share

    FreeKing AwwsomeFreeKing Awwsome17 ditë më parë
  • I love the sound of riprap tumbling over itself. Am I weird? 🤣😂🤣😂

    David JohnstonDavid Johnston17 ditë më parë
    • No

      Kathy WoodliefKathy Woodlief16 ditë më parë
    • Yes

      Noel PearceNoel Pearce16 ditë më parë
  • Now you're just showing off picking up individual rocks like that. :-) Thanks for the video!

    chris echris e17 ditë më parë
  • What size yanmar is that and how you like it compared to a bobcat?

    Bo ChildlessBo Childless17 ditë më parë
  • Fantastic. Thanks for sharing your adventures at work

    Mike CrakeMike Crake17 ditë më parë
  • No drone footage? Bummer.

    Steve BellockSteve Bellock17 ditë më parë
  • Good job chris looks great

    Charlie KelleyCharlie Kelley17 ditë më parë
  • 👍👍💞

    Helen HelpsHelen Helps17 ditë më parë
  • If you ever get the opportunity to film this with some water flowing through it, I love to see it.

    Blackwater HouseBlackwater House17 ditë më parë
  • 👍👍

    Scruffy 61Scruffy 6117 ditë më parë
  • You sure do make it look easy with that little machine

    Jr HendershotJr Hendershot17 ditë më parë
  • sounds like those flea-bitten dogs r tryin to chase something.......

    Screw YouScrew You17 ditë më parë
  • It takes years and years of seat time to become this good and have this vision with an excavator. Much respect

    DJ_6ix20twoDJ_6ix20two17 ditë më parë
  • Yours are the only videos my wife let's me watch ,💯🇺🇸✌️

    Jack WellsJack Wells17 ditë më parë
  • looks great! Nice job you done!

    Craig GCraig G17 ditë më parë
  • A man and a digger neatly placing rocks is so tranquil to watch. Sure made for good viewing bro. Safe travels up your way

    Ken AllenKen Allen17 ditë më parë
  • Gute Arbeit, denn Du hast nicht versucht den Lauf des Wassers zu beschleunigen Und somit die Natur zu zerstören. Leider dürfte aber die Quelle beim versiegen sein, so daß nur mehr das Regenwasser abfließen wird. Aber Deine Arbeit beim Steine legen ist einmalig, da Du wirklich die Steine perfekt auflegst. Grüße aus Österreich / Wien

    Dorit LeisDorit Leis17 ditë më parë
  • Maaaan I thought I remembered how to operate nope don’t run an excavator for about 10 years you ain’t good or were you ever. Definitely not my fathers son!! Jesus.

    C&C tractor OpsC&C tractor Ops17 ditë më parë
  • Another great job Chris. You make it look so easy. 👍👍

    Bob BaerBob Baer17 ditë më parë
  • If I were younger and lived closer I’d talk you into letting me modify that thumb like your other one with four teeth and lined up between the bucket teeth like on your other machines! I know you would love it and be able to pick up a nickel! lol I just watch how much better the ones work on the larger excavators! You’re doing a great job as usual Chris! 👌🏻👍🏻👍🏻You know Chris, you do every job like it was for yourself! Not many people take that much pride in their work like you do and that’s one of the reasons I enjoy your videos so much! Except I think you are the the best operator I’ve ever seen! Another fine job Chris! Thanks for sharing my friend! 👌🏻👍🏻👍🏻

    Kirk RogersKirk Rogers17 ditë më parë
  • I like that you take on big and small jobs.

    jeremyjeremy17 ditë më parë
  • 👍🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🗽🙏🏻 Enjoyed! Should work, nice job!

    Larry Iowa/Texas RoosterLarry Iowa/Texas Rooster17 ditë më parë
  • Chris,What kind of rocks do u use?

    Delaine EmbreeDelaine Embree17 ditë më parë
  • I love seeing that yanmar work. Thanks Chris!

    2ridered22ridered217 ditë më parë
  • Well here again you have worked your magic on this project

    Todd RobertsTodd Roberts17 ditë më parë
  • Well here again you have worked your magic on this project

    Todd RobertsTodd Roberts17 ditë më parë
  • 👍👍👍👍

    Deano - Bam - BeanoDeano - Bam - Beano17 ditë më parë
  • Will you ever get back on the pond job that the haul truck got stuck so bad?

    michael mullinsmichael mullins17 ditë më parë
  • Nice!!

    Robert KohutRobert Kohut17 ditë më parë
  • Like the video Man .

    leo lleo l17 ditë më parë
  • Absolutely awesome video. Really enjoyed it. If I may ask, my grading bucket moves extremely fast on my VIO55, how do I slow it down moving side to side? When using the grapple on other bucket it's little to fast actuation as well. What adjustments would I use. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Have a wonderful weekend. 😊

    John EarhartJohn Earhart17 ditë më parë
    • Try different size hole in the restriction valve

      Sandy BarnesSandy Barnes17 ditë më parë
  • Please do a live for us when you reach 500,000....should be any day now! Awesome!

    Shirley ReynoldsShirley Reynolds17 ditë më parë
    • a live thanking all the loyal subscribers

      buford t justicebuford t justice17 ditë më parë
  • looks nice, well done

    Thomas StroutThomas Strout17 ditë më parë
  • How much ya'll charge for that?

    LindonLindon17 ditë më parë
  • Chris, what size is that rip-rap you put in that creek?

    David DDavid D17 ditë më parë
  • we still gotta wear sweatshirts here in Minnesota T-shirt weather 2 weeks away

    achum2sumachum2sum17 ditë më parë
  • I think that putting rip-rap down without dislodging the fabric is more art than science.

    mayaknifemayaknife17 ditë më parë
    • pin it well and dump slow

      Walter ScharffWalter Scharff16 ditë më parë
    • That would drive me crazy.

      Construction Machinery ChannelConstruction Machinery Channel17 ditë më parë
  • Nice work Chris I’ve got to give u a call

    Marty MclambMarty Mclamb17 ditë më parë
  • Nice work Chris. Rip rap is hard to deal with.

    David MaysDavid Mays17 ditë më parë
  • 16:36 that rock just kinda landed in there lmao great video as always my friend 😎👍

    Dig Nation21Dig Nation2117 ditë më parë
  • Does John have a bed liner in the dump truck ? Just wondering how you don't dent up that aluminum body with those rip- rap stone

    Del Casale ExcavatingDel Casale Excavating17 ditë më parë
    • It's an industrial machine; it's thick enough not to dent when used for it's intended purpose. Otherwise, what are dents but extra capacity?

      Skorpy NekomimiSkorpy Nekomimi16 ditë më parë
  • Great job . What kind of grass seed do you use ?

    Freddy BowmanFreddy Bowman17 ditë më parë
  • Even the small jobs are fun to watch. Great work sir.

    Robert ProteauRobert Proteau17 ditë më parë
  • Give us a Rap Chris. Titled "Rip Rap."

    Taft BowmanTaft Bowman17 ditë më parë
  • Woof, Woof, Woof. Dog in the background barking for Winston. "Winston tastes good like a cigarette should". An old NC advertisement.

    Artie VanArtie Van17 ditë më parë
  • Couldn't make a better edge with those rocks if I set each one by hand! 😳 How do he do dat?! 🤯🤔

    Rusty SteelRusty Steel17 ditë më parë
    • @Lofton Harris 🤣 I suspected as much! Thanks for the explanation Lofton!

      Rusty SteelRusty Steel16 ditë më parë
    • I think he pauses filming so he can get out of the machine and arrange those rocks by hand. There just can’t be any other way to make it look so neat. Then he goes back to picking up cigarette butts with the excavator. Oh, and edge lines of the stones are dead straight and even. It’s all fake, I tell you!

      Lofton HarrisLofton Harris17 ditë më parë
  • Looks great thanks chris

    Matthew WisnirwskiMatthew Wisnirwski17 ditë më parë
  • Love the steady humming of the yanmar. When those dogs started barking, my Bulldog sat up and started looking around to see where they were. To bad John couldn’t back up to the ditch and dump.

    Michael PageMichael Page17 ditë më parë
    • @David Miller 😂😂😂

      Michael PageMichael Page17 ditë më parë
    • My dog started doing the same thing. Barking his butt off lol.

      David MillerDavid Miller17 ditë më parë
  • You would have loved it when we moved the creek on the farm all shall base. And no room. The house sat on a y the y going up a 23% incline and the road was oiled dirt with the blasted road between that and the creek kinda got sick of every spring it was a flood. Made two lanes and raised the bank 30 feet . Nice looking drainage creek you made

    Mustafab AbdullahMustafab Abdullah17 ditë më parë
  • Chris is an artist. His paint brush is an excavator with a thumb bucket. Nice work!

    Gary AGary A17 ditë më parë
    • I agree

      Marissa BarryMarissa Barry16 ditë më parë
    • It can be seen in every video, that he knows exactly what he is doing.

      Making it HappenMaking it Happen16 ditë më parë
    • aka bob ross

      buford t justicebuford t justice17 ditë më parë
    • Leonardo da excavinci?

      Rob H.Rob H.17 ditë më parë
    • Just think if he had a tilt rotator!

      Mark ThomannMark Thomann17 ditë më parë
  • I can hardly wait to see the pit burn from the old farm. :-)

    Lin WoodnymphLin Woodnymph17 ditë më parë