Burning And Digging The Pond

4 Tet 2020
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  • Impressive, dude. You make that Volvo sing.

    Cecil PriceCecil Price7 ditë më parë
  • You should watch Dirt Perfect. He has a man behind the scene...

    Bob ReikowskiBob Reikowski18 ditë më parë
  • I hear you scraping. Is that a rock shelf? I thought those will leak all your water out?

    Bob ReikowskiBob Reikowski18 ditë më parë
  • Really enjoy your videos but very hard to follow any one given project. As many have suggested either keep the videos titled the same for each project then add part 1 part 2 and so on or at least sort the projects into playlists on your channel. Would love to see a sketch out of the project on paper to help us follow along. Its sometimes hard to visualize since on video all the creek beds, spill ways, overflows, trees , stumps etc pretty much all look the same and orientation is often lost. Your narration and explanations are great. Keep up the great work.

    VanblindguyVanblindguy18 ditë më parë
  • How many yards does that bucket hold and is there a larger bucket for this machine?

    Tom WallaceTom Wallace20 ditë më parë
  • 👍🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🗽🙏🏻 Enjoyed

    Larry Iowa/Texas RoosterLarry Iowa/Texas Rooster21 ditë më parë
  • So since this is a stream project does that mean a ton of permits and red tape?

    A WA W21 ditë më parë
  • The wide angle lens screws up the sense of grade and depth really bad, The external views are pretty important to get a sense of where everything is at. It is very hard to follow any one projecy when the tile is not consitent if if you have the "sam I am" project, or the Voom project it would make it a lot less confusing to watch.

    watchthe1369watchthe136922 ditë më parë
  • Seeing that brush burning and water retention starting brings back memories of my pond build. I just hope your luck with holding water is better than mine!

    NYA MillennialNYA Millennial22 ditë më parë
  • I'd so take a,road trip to where u r. If i knew 100% i could work w u all weekend. Grade A video man nice job

    Dave StinsonDave Stinson23 ditë më parë
  • Chris do you ever dig a pond deeper than 6-10 feet? I'm used to ponds that are 20 feet at one location in the pond and maybe a rock hump in another section. The ones you dig don't seem to much good for fishing due to lack of depth or structure. I have seen you put a few stumps and or logs in a few ponds but overall they are just like a bowl. Just curious?

    Chris AndersonChris Anderson23 ditë më parë
  • So I’m a day behind. But my 3 yr old woke up crying so we brought him in my bed and I’m watching this video. All of a sudden he cuddles up next to me and I look over and his eyes are wide open and he’s watching the video with me. He loves excavators.

    Stephen CiceroStephen Cicero23 ditë më parë
  • got too love waiting on parts ... in your spare time you could make your own risers and overflow pipes ,,, wait a min ,, what spare time that 5 mins on sunday ,, is not enough time guess we wait for parts ,,, you make it look so easy great work you do Chris ,, thanks for the video makes me think i am on site ,,,

    Randy TravisRandy Travis23 ditë më parë
  • What y'all burnin in them holes?

    Andie 4u2Andie 4u223 ditë më parë
  • Good job your doing there.😀😀 Volvo make a great excavator. They certainly have improved them since taking over Samsung name. I have one of each.😀😀🇦🇺🇦🇺😀😀

    Digging DirtauDigging Dirtau23 ditë më parë
  • Well I'm experiencing something brand new for myself. I had been sick for 3 days and have not felt like either of the two necessities in life. 1. Watching letsdig18 2. Eating Well I finally feel ok and, for I think the first time in the past seven or eight years, I have 2 bran new letsdig18 episodes to watch. Good times

    terry easonterry eason23 ditë më parë
  • One of the best. alworld.info/u/video/d2el2YuMfNCnarM

    kape351kape35123 ditë më parë
  • Letsdig18, first let me say I enjoyed this video. I have a suggestion for you. If you are going to keep making videos please consider purchasing a stabilizing gimbal for your camera. It would greatly improve the quality of your shots while filming by hand.

    Glen ThomasGlen Thomas23 ditë më parë
  • why do you only work on weekends?

    Baja BanditoBaja Bandito23 ditë më parë
  • 12:19 WTF YOU just tore up the snotty democrates communication cable!!!!!! Keep going Sir. Greetings from Norway.

    Thor The NorthernThor The Northern23 ditë më parë
  • Fine work ... !!! Man with a plan

    OGreatMaster KlenderOGreatMaster Klender23 ditë më parë
  • 👍👍😀🍁

    I Paddle My Own CanoeI Paddle My Own Canoe23 ditë më parë
  • Did a great job starting to look like a pond now🥰👍

    O'Donnell's Aussie HomesteadO'Donnell's Aussie Homestead23 ditë më parë
  • Great work Chris. Good to see the FD didnt get called this time lol

    ItsAllGoodDanItsAllGoodDan23 ditë më parë
  • That grading bucket is awesome!

    Elite Earthworks LLCElite Earthworks LLC23 ditë më parë
  • Well done .

    Emad Eldin HessainEmad Eldin Hessain23 ditë më parë
  • what drone do you use?

    JEFF MCAFEEJEFF MCAFEE23 ditë më parë
  • Another great video Chris man you and John y’all stay safe and keep the videos coming brother

    timmy friersontimmy frierson23 ditë më parë
  • Good video Chris. Love to watch the pond videos. Have a great week.

    Brent King -gmail KingBrent King -gmail King23 ditë më parë
  • 👍👍

    Michał ŚleziakMichał Śleziak23 ditë më parë
  • 👍 👍

    Helen HelpsHelen Helps23 ditë më parë
  • Looks like you need a little bit more counterweight to offset that heavy bucket/thumb system.

    scotty362100scotty36210023 ditë më parë
  • Missed out on saving yourself a couple of hours work...once you graded the bank you then could have straw`d and seeded it while working the dam side more than likely if you had a second pair of hands like timmy you would have done that

    Forky-GamingForky-Gaming24 ditë më parë
  • You do amazing work dude, gonna look great!!

    Duane BennettDuane Bennett24 ditë më parë
  • Questions? While I can see their is quite a flow. Is it possible to take some clay and temporarily block the inlet for 8 hours? Sure would make your job of keying the dam much easier.. but sitting here watching on video it's hard to tell the approximate gallon flow rate....

    Joe HarryJoe Harry24 ditë më parë
  • Just starting light excavation with a backhoe..., videos definitely help even if it’s with completely different equipment. Wife even bought me one of your shirts for an anniversary present 😂

    BrodieBrodie24 ditë më parë
  • good pond video

    ramtuff2007ramtuff200724 ditë më parë
  • Seeing that custom bucket from the cab is quite something, But seeing it from an outside view like at 9:28... Oh man, it is fu... huge ! I knew your 260 was BIG, but seeing you at 11:11 in the machine gives us an actual perspective of it all ! Most impressive bud ! When you say "I have to move some dirt", well, you DO mean moving some dirt !!

    Marc René YvonMarc René Yvon24 ditë më parë
    • If you didn't watch the video where they delivered it for him, check it out. Seeing people standing next to it really puts the size into perspective.

      AnimeJ2AnimeJ223 ditë më parë
  • Why is everybody want all these shallow ponds?

    david keelingdavid keeling24 ditë më parë
  • Time lapse

    bigjonathenbigjonathen24 ditë më parë
  • Sometimes I wonder if you ever feel like you are moving the same dirt like 7 times? LOL I still love to watch

    HungarianHungarian24 ditë më parë
  • looking good

    2Moza2Moza24 ditë më parë
  • Enjoyed watching your video Chris hope you have a great week

    Junior RainesJunior Raines24 ditë më parë
  • With the few hundred hours I have in a shovel I’m pretty comfortable with it but yet at the same time I have so much to learn! And I feel like when I watch you each time I just try to study the way you handle situations and just tasks in general. I have to say thank you for teaching a young dude a thing or two when it comes to operating🤘🏽🙏

    Stevie MunierStevie Munier24 ditë më parë
  • I'm kinda surprised that you don't have a gas powered fan to help with the burning.

    Craig SmithCraig Smith24 ditë më parë
  • Good video Chris

    Larry SheddLarry Shedd24 ditë më parë
  • It’s amazing what a one man show can do when they are a go getter

    Todd RobertsTodd Roberts24 ditë më parë
  • I"m not really sure what you are doing right now but I am enjoying watching. I think it will become clear as you get further along. It looks like the grading bucket holds almost twice as much as the digging bucket but I certainly won't argue with the man that is running the machine. Great work!!

    Tmcn1899Tmcn189924 ditë më parë
  • For those wondering why the dirt used for the dam is so important the simple answer is weight. 1 acre foot of water is just under 326,000 gallons or 2.7 million lbs so that is a lot of weight to put behind bad materials on a poorly made dam.

    Andrew HAndrew H24 ditë më parë
  • Listen Fat Karen going call 911 in min ? LOL 😂

    Steven PetersSteven Peters24 ditë më parë
  • Could you chip all that wood and sell it

    Gregory ThompsonGregory Thompson24 ditë më parë
  • Man its like seeing elite earthworks working but with a bigger machine with all that finese hahah that grading bucket is doing wonders good job chris 👍

    Diandy KoolmanDiandy Koolman24 ditë më parë
  • I am lost. Is this the job that needs the rocks blown up

    KOKO24 ditë më parë
    • Richard Schipper it’s not like the complete sight had boulders all over exposed.

      KOKO23 ditë më parë
    • you see any rocks?

      Richard SchipperRichard Schipper23 ditë më parë
    • No..hes done at that place

      Lee HarrisLee Harris24 ditë më parë
  • This is another way they clean ponds. Amazing! alworld.info/u/video/Y2LWw5hkjduzprc

    mula2626mula262624 ditë më parë
  • I'm only about 30 seconds into the video, I have one question: Did anyone call the fire department this time?

    Construction TrucksConstruction Trucks24 ditë më parë
  • If you want to minimize smoke during your brush burns, add forced air into the base of the fire. It will provide for more complete combustion, a hotter fire and burn faster as well. Once established, you can back it down a bit as the hotter fire draws more air into the base.

    David MessersmithDavid Messersmith24 ditë më parë
  • Great job. Attention to detail is above and beyond. Keep up the good work and great content.

    John GasterJohn Gaster24 ditë më parë
  • Great video as always... I bet you could make a living just fixing / completing the jobs that other HACKS started!!

    john colasantojohn colasanto24 ditë më parë
  • Chris have you ever given any thoughts about hiring someone to film for you while you work?I know you lose hours moving camera locations throughout the work week.

    Michael PageMichael Page24 ditë më parë
    • Wow! With all the different angles and outside shots, I would have thought it took longer. Thanks, good to to know.

      Michael PageMichael Page24 ditë më parë
    • Not really it might take 5 minutes a day to set a camera up

      letsdig18letsdig1824 ditë më parë
  • How much does it cost to have a 2 acre pond dug?

    Bigfoot Mary's Encounter StoriesBigfoot Mary's Encounter Stories24 ditë më parë
  • Chris how you size up the job is awesome. Never having to do the job twice. Hope they do deliver the over flo. With the cold season coming did you get a chance to finish your garage/ shop?

    assassinlexxassassinlexx24 ditë më parë
  • Wow that humming in my headphones

    DW CrossDW Cross24 ditë më parë
  • have you thought about using a noise-cancelling mic on your camera, picking up a loud noise from the excavator in the film.

    Tim MerrittTim Merritt24 ditë më parë
    • Why??..most of us like to hear the machine work as well..just sayin' 🙂

      Lee HarrisLee Harris24 ditë më parë
  • Hey Chris you should get someone to replace that manual valve with a electric magnetic shuttle valve. Volvo got to have spare electric switch circuits that you could pull power from to run up the stick.

    Jay WhiteheadJay Whitehead24 ditë më parë
  • Oof, that soil looks really sandy. I'm surprised it'll hold up as a pond / dam wall, I sure as heck wouldn't use it over a good solid clay wall. A testament to your skills.

    MephistonMephiston24 ditë më parë
  • The way you guys do things might be slow as Christmas, but it usually looks pretty good in the end.

    Jeffrey HoustonJeffrey Houston24 ditë më parë
  • Question: Would it be faster to use the dozer to put the sand to where you want it? Love the videos.

    Mike WoodMike Wood24 ditë më parë
  • Watch a fire and it will not burn. I would still be paranoid to be sitting next to the fire even in a steel machine. Looks much better now, Chris.

    J DJ D24 ditë më parë
  • I always watch your videos Chris..I used to operate a backhoe (jd 310 and a 110) for a few years and I know I could never be as smooth as you are with your equipment..time/experience always helps with that..great work as always and stay safe out there..🇺🇸🇺🇸

    George HarshaGeorge Harsha24 ditë më parë
  • Dirt master Chris. -0-

    Chandler DavisChandler Davis24 ditë më parë
  • Like the video Chris your doing a great job .

    leo lleo l24 ditë më parë
  • Just curious. I have never seen one, but I did find a patent on file for a conversion method to modify an excavator into a small drag line. Have you ever seen one? Do you think it might be useful if you can find an otherwise working excavator with a bad boom and convert it over to be a small dragline?

    CheopisCheopis24 ditë më parë
  • I don't know why, but the song, "Gonna Build A Mountain" kept playing in my head as I watched this!

    DadzorDadzor24 ditë më parë
  • Wow is this your job looks pretty cool

    Elevatorguy 8484Elevatorguy 848424 ditë më parë
  • Can anyone tell me what this are about and use for those ponds?

    Serge ChabotSerge Chabot24 ditë më parë
    • These are usually stocked with fish and then used for recreation. They might also use the water for some light irrigation in the summer.

      James MurneyJames Murney24 ditë më parë
  • Idk if I’ve e asked this before but are you using CAT control or DEER ?

    Matt BMatt B24 ditë më parë
    • I think its called ISO and Cat controls. And he uses cat pattern

      SicktrickintunerSicktrickintuner24 ditë më parë
  • Awesome job Chris. Always like to see the videos. Thanks for the enjoyment brother. God Bless you and the family.

    Warrior Of The KingWarrior Of The King24 ditë më parë
  • Well at least the fire department didn’t show up this time! 🤣

    Jason KaryJason Kary24 ditë më parë
  • I have noticed after watching your videos for over a year that when you turn the excavator around, you place the bucket down, pick up the front of the tracks, and spin the turret while turning the tracks. Is there a specific reason that you do this vs left track forward and right track reverse?

    Douglas McwhirterDouglas Mcwhirter24 ditë më parë
    • Its easier on the undercarriage and it doesn't rip up the ground as bad. The undercarriage is almost the most important part of these machines other than the hydraulics

      Dozing 'N SlopingDozing 'N Sloping24 ditë më parë
  • Every video you post doubles as a "masters class" lesson for up and coming heavy equipment operators. I'm always impressed by the up front planning on the projects you take on to reduce the number of steps to a minimum.

    Right TurnerRight Turner24 ditë më parë
  • Man, Ain't it Nice to pull up on a job and see that New Machine sitting there !! Makes ya feel good knowing all your hard work has paid off !! I think your Grading Bucket does get a bit more per scoop than the Digging Bucket ?? Sure looks like it .....lolol..I was surprised that when you lit that fire up a bunch of snakes didn't come rolling out of there !! lolol....Man , looks like quite a bit of water comes in there pretty quick, when you was pilling that sand up , looked like a pretty good amount pooled up just while you was doing that.... Gonna have to be shittin' an Gettin' once you dam it up !!! lolol...Great as always Chris, Have a Great Evening!! On to the Next.....

    Keith DunlapKeith Dunlap24 ditë më parë
  • Tell a what Chris, you can make that grading bucket talk. Unique piece equipment !! Good job.

    Roger PenceRoger Pence24 ditë më parë
  • Your bucket got all the paint sandblasted off.

    K.D. PearceK.D. Pearce24 ditë më parë
  • Looks awesome ! Much better idea of the plan in my head now. Damn I love watching you put in or repair ponds !!! It’s like an addiction! Lol

  • How many excavators do you have?

    Timber StackTimber Stack24 ditë më parë
    • @Lee Harris I love that attachment wish I had a thumb like that on my timberpro. It seems like he has to take his equipment to each job he does

      Timber StackTimber Stack24 ditë më parë
    • Chris owns this particular 220 with his custom made signature LD18 bucket with the teeth and the smooth grading bucket, the quick attatch and custom thumb..hope this helps ya out ✌

      Lee HarrisLee Harris24 ditë më parë
  • I’m curious why you didn’t use the dozer to move the dirt / sand? Or was it not enough there to haul the dozer

    BILL CBILL C24 ditë më parë
  • Nice job Chris. I think your nickname should be smooth operator. Until next one ✌.

    Greg HoffstadtGreg Hoffstadt24 ditë më parë
  • Looking great Chris awesome work

    Donald TrabeauxDonald Trabeaux24 ditë më parë
  • You mean you didn’t want to attract another Karen when your burning great video as always.😎😎😎👍👍👍

    Tom SwindlerTom Swindler24 ditë më parë
  • Chris, do you ever take a day off? Great job...just hope you are making some time to relax.

    Ken OutsideKen Outside24 ditë më parë
    • Nature doesnt sleep either

      Jacob BrandtJacob Brandt21 ditë më parë
    • He's spinning around in a nice comfy cab, I don't think he's over-worked too awful bad.

      MattywhoMattywho23 ditë më parë
  • I was thinking. Most people wouldn't attempt a grading bucket on that size machine. You make it look easy as digging a hole. It take me a while, but I could dig a hole. Maybe! Lol

    michael mullinsmichael mullins24 ditë më parë
  • I wish you had a microphone in front of your mouth while you are talking while you are digging. It is kind of hard to hear you. Thanks for the great videos.

    Poppy321Poppy32124 ditë më parë
    • Poppy321 I getcha. You probably can hear him but have trouble understanding because of the machine noise. Try turning on closed captions. They work pretty good.

      Steve KnoopSteve Knoop24 ditë më parë
    • I just turn up my hearing aid,, sound is fine to me...

      Enjoy LifeEnjoy Life24 ditë më parë
    • Yeah i dunno what the problem is but i can hear just fine no matter what hes doin..maybe you all need better speakers or a better device to watch on.✌

      Lee HarrisLee Harris24 ditë më parë
    • Had the same issue, for months. Once I dialed back the subwoofer a bit, I could hear him a much better.

      Magnolia ScreensMagnolia Screens24 ditë më parë
    • The Hydraulic pump is get noisier.

      Bill SBill S24 ditë më parë
  • It is satisfying watching the work you do. Thank you for sharing.

    Cathleen BurgessCathleen Burgess24 ditë më parë
  • Great job as always. Would it be possible to number your jobs. Like back at job 300. I like to remember what job you are doing.

    Bill HurstBill Hurst24 ditë më parë
  • When you get heaping buckets full. It moves way more than just the digging bucket

    paulthesoundguy1paulthesoundguy124 ditë më parë
  • Nice job Chris. Looks good 😀

    Marc WohlmayerMarc Wohlmayer24 ditë më parë
  • A hot fire produces less smoke and burns quicker.

    Paul Ice-TatePaul Ice-Tate24 ditë më parë
  • Great video bro, that grading bucket sure does make a nice job and looks good for baling mud too. Y'all stay safe

    Ken AllenKen Allen24 ditë më parë
  • Moving the wet stuff sounded like rousing the cows for morning milking--splat, slop, splash, plop, plopth, etc. Probably smells a little better tho.

    Mark ReetzMark Reetz24 ditë më parë
  • That bucket gets sh*t done!

    Chris HelgersonChris Helgerson24 ditë më parë