Old Farm Pond Restoration

29 Pri 2021
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  • Tim from Canada it would be nice to see if you put your camera on the outside so you get a wider shot of your jobs... do you not like seeing the work through your narrow window.. if you’re going to show your work put a camera on the outside just a suggestion.. A lot of your work is done looking through your window.. defeats the purpose of what you were doing..

    TIm NashTIm Nash3 ditë më parë
  • You pick up those trees like candles off a birthday cake. Awesome.

    Linda GreenLinda Green4 ditë më parë
  • Holy shit, Chris said "save" some of the trees...lol

    MWMW9 ditë më parë
  • What happens to the animals like nesting birds..

    Valerie ReynoldsValerie Reynolds9 ditë më parë
  • Be careful

    Nanny BoyettNanny Boyett10 ditë më parë
  • What horrible dry dead soil you have!

    Rose WhiteRose White10 ditë më parë
  • I enjoy the videos a lot. And what's impressing, besides his heavy machinery skills he is also very good at filming. Don't usually see good footage and angles but all his videos are great! Love hearing that excavator hydraulic do its job. Grew up hearing excavators a lot with my father operating them for a living. Now I wish I would have tried it out more when I had the chance.

    Snifty DogSnifty Dog11 ditë më parë
  • gotta love the life and times of a jcb driver shame i never got the chance to do any plant driving would have loved to do demolition with a jcb

    dj darksideJungledj darksideJungle11 ditë më parë
  • You could have left some trees. Have some shade while fishing l

    Jim BookoutJim Bookout13 ditë më parë
  • Well done! check out our restorations too ! Thanks!

    5 Star Restorations5 Star Restorations13 ditë më parë
  • You're disturbing all those Water Moccasin's habitat 🤣

    John Derek MitchellJohn Derek Mitchell14 ditë më parë
  • Sweet gum trees have various medicinal uses. Their fruit is effective against rheumatic pain. The bark has astringent properties and addresses dysentery and diarrhea. Gum resin from the trees has anti-inflammatory and expectorant properties and has been used to treat bedsores, topical herpes and angina.

    liveukliveuk14 ditë më parë
  • Love the hummm of the equipment 👍

    Woody VanWoody Van14 ditë më parë
  • There will be fish big ones that old

    in motionin motion15 ditë më parë
  • Some times its hard to get a decent perspective of how big of a job you are actually tackling. If you could get the drone out at the end of the project, a before and after aerial montage would be awesome!!! Love these vids!

    soulfirebluesoulfireblue15 ditë më parë
  • I think this is a job by the hour . What do u guys think

    Randy WilsonRandy Wilson16 ditë më parë
  • have you ever dug up a big nest of ground bees?

    George KucyGeorge Kucy16 ditë më parë
  • You make it look easy.

    HON ThirtyHON Thirty16 ditë më parë
  • Looks like it's going to be another great pond video 📹👌 are you going to lower the water 💧 level like you do on most of your builds so you can see 👀 get more from around the shore ?

    goodgentnsc Iveygoodgentnsc Ivey16 ditë më parë
  • Another great video! Looking foward to part 2 of this job!!!

    Pegasus209Pegasus20916 ditë më parë
  • Just curious, after you dig these ponds, how long do people have to wait to stock them with fish? May seem stupid but I genuinely was curious.

    Adam JohnsonAdam Johnson16 ditë më parë
  • Haha grown man, in a 250, with a massive bucket, workin it every day, still goes timmmmmberrrr. So do I right along with you Every.Single.Time. haha love it!!

    1456milne1456milne17 ditë më parë
  • I wonder if people who see Chris talking to himself in the machines for the first time think he's .......well, ....you know what I mean....a tad ...crazy.?🤣🤔

    Graham HaydenGraham Hayden17 ditë më parë
  • I wish I could find someone who wanted my gum trees. I hate gumballs.

    Craig SmithCraig Smith17 ditë më parë
  • I can't wait to see you work on this project again

    Dave RDave R17 ditë më parë
  • Arborist told me he doesn’t like removing trees but said, Sweet Gum is #1 on his list if he did.😬👍

    Ken S.Ken S.17 ditë më parë
  • why do you always work on ponds?

    Sebastian SvendsenSebastian Svendsen17 ditë më parë
  • Originally dug with a Mule & Scoop and receiving an Extreme Makeover by Chris and a Volvo.😬👍

    Ken S.Ken S.17 ditë më parë
  • Great to see a new site come alive.

    Mike CrakeMike Crake17 ditë më parë
  • Looks like a great project for the next month or so. Looking forward to many videos on this project, as well as the before and after, which are always amazing to see. Like any construction project, it's going to get allot messier before it all comes together and looks beautiful. I hope the contract includes digging a pad and/or basement for the new house as well, and a driveway, that would make this a perfect project all around. Maybe end the project with you sitting on the 250 FISHING at the new pond, lol. I am curious what a project like this goes for? If it were my property, I would hope for 10K, BUT my gut tells me I probably wouldn't get out for anything less than 25K, LOL.

    Michael BuckMichael Buck17 ditë më parë
  • alworld.info/u/video/daiW14J8mLmefKc

    Daniel GrossmanDaniel Grossman17 ditë më parë
  • lol do what i did ,, after cleaning stumps out water dump 20 gallons of clorox bleach into pond ,,not just clear water up but kill everything

    target Estimating Servicestarget Estimating Services17 ditë më parë
  • The best pond maker and repairer in the States 🥰🥳👍

    O'Donnell's Aussie HomesteadO'Donnell's Aussie Homestead17 ditë më parë
  • 👍🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🗽🙏🏻 Enjoyed!

    Larry Iowa/Texas RoosterLarry Iowa/Texas Rooster17 ditë më parë
  • That right there is just the kind of job I like. 😎👍

    Anna FraleyAnna Fraley17 ditë më parë
  • Fantastic. You found a pond behind all the trees. Nice work.

    Making it HappenMaking it Happen17 ditë më parë
  • Interesting that ppl want ponds. That would mean tons of mosquitoes here in Sweden.

    Martin BjörsesMartin Björses17 ditë më parë
    • Precis vad jag tänkte på. Stillastående grunt vatten.

      Making it HappenMaking it Happen17 ditë më parë
  • you definitely need a mulcher ! ))

    Denis ToporovDenis Toporov17 ditë më parë
  • There must not be any cottonmouths where you work!!

    Robert J WilliamsRobert J Williams17 ditë më parë
  • I was working with my skid loader last night smoothing out a pile of top soil. Dust is so bad, my face was covered in it. Inside my ears, nose and sinus full. Farmers are planting and the fields are blowing dust.

    Greg BickalGreg Bickal17 ditë më parë
  • Chris man, do you ever get a day off?


    ed MCed MC17 ditë më parë
  • these pond restorations are the best! nothing like taking something old and making it new again!

    ragingcurrentragingcurrent17 ditë më parë

    ed MCed MC17 ditë më parë
  • By all means did I enjoy it, thanks again for sharing!

    Wyatt EarpWyatt Earp17 ditë më parë
  • Gonna be another great pond series. And if this was my pond, a tree house would be going in that maple tree you showed at the beginning. Perfect tree for a tree house.

    ̇George H.̇George H.17 ditë më parë
  • ck out the bad chad channel if you like old cars and trucks its a very interesting channel and he is going to give away a car wow

    Larry CederholmLarry Cederholm17 ditë më parë
  • Well Chris when you start on that pond down you’re gonna have a big ass tree to take down there but anyway another great video brother you and John and yawls family stay safe and keep the videos coming

    timmy friersontimmy frierson17 ditë më parë
  • This project going to be fun!

    Wyatt EarpWyatt Earp17 ditë më parë
  • Love the video, love how you always explain what you are about to do. Looks like a new windshield so watch out for the sneeky branches.

    Brad StubbingsBrad Stubbings17 ditë më parë
  • I feel like it would be really rewarding to do this entire project by hand

    KeenLaFKeenLaF17 ditë më parë
  • Just now watching this. Very nice pond, but obviously it needs a lot of work to get rid of the bushes and small trees. You said at around 15 minutes something about 54 inch bucket if I got it right. Is that the width of the bucket? If so it is quite huge. It is very difficult to see how large the bucket and thumb are because the wide angle camera. How much dirt you can get to that? I mean if you fill it to the max. Nice and sunny weather there also. The green fresh leaves also. We got rid of the last piles of snow last weekend. Perhaps the spring is finally coming here. 100 miles up north there’s still some left.

    hajuja jajuhahajuja jajuha17 ditë më parë
  • Wow love it... Don't know why but i do.. Your a clever clever man.

    dicky mintdicky mint17 ditë më parë
  • Great work. Why did you choose a volvo over a John Deere or a Cat. I'm looking at getting a excavator and would like your opinion.

    koop katkoop kat17 ditë më parë
  • Looks very promising 🙂 I would love to see old photos of the pond area, but anyway it's going to be nice when it's done.

    74jojo74jojo17 ditë më parë
  • That's a nice scoop he's got there.

    David JenkinsDavid Jenkins17 ditë më parë
  • Another fine job Chris. It doesn’t take long with the big boy toy, lol. Thanks for sharing.

    Deano - Bam - BeanoDeano - Bam - Beano17 ditë më parë
  • I wanna see what a 950 does to trees

    EdEd17 ditë më parë
  • As you mentioned, scale with this machine is pretty much lost based on perspective, so i think it would bring it into context if sometime when you're doing large tree clearings like this that when you have a monster in the bucket, leave it at working distance and hop off the machine and stand out there for scale. Leave the camera where it is though.

    HeyItsVosHeyItsVos17 ditë më parë
  • Great videos showing your knowledge and skill with the equipment. Its also a pleasure that you do not constantly tell viewers to hit the like and subscribe buttons like many other channels do. Its annoying on their part.

    Jim DomoradzkiJim Domoradzki17 ditë më parë
  • Good place for snakes to hide

    Mike SanchezMike Sanchez17 ditë më parë
  • Another throughly enjoyable video as always thank you 🇬🇧

    kaisergeorge1000kaisergeorge100017 ditë më parë
  • Me: No way he can restore this letsdig18: Hold my tools

    Cars RestoredCars Restored17 ditë më parë
  • I wonder if Chris has any Skunk Ape stories?

    BRUDAS DmBRUDAS Dm17 ditë më parë
  • Reminds me of those Vietnamese pimple popping vids, so satisfying to see how easy it is for the excavator to squeeze and pop those stumps out ,like giant black heads.

    MercmadMercmad17 ditë më parë
  • Chris is the best at what he does. Not like other bragging about what they have and crying about there equipment. Chris works for his money no hand out. The way it should be. Hats off to you Chris.

    Wayne KaltenbaughWayne Kaltenbaugh18 ditë më parë
  • Chris, you're really out of your element.....No MUD! (YET)

    CapnJackSBCapnJackSB18 ditë më parë
  • pond skipping makes you happy , Makes me happy, makes all your watchers happy. Another Great Day & Job for You.

    Blake RyeBlake Rye18 ditë më parë
  • Great drone shot to open! Will be cool to compare when you are finished.

    mgmchicagomgmchicago18 ditë më parë
  • Watch out for those falling sticks

    Tim ClevingerTim Clevinger18 ditë më parë
  • The 250 looks like the right machine for this job. It just plays with the trees so far.

    Walter MattsonWalter Mattson18 ditë më parë
  • Question. Do ponds that have no springs or creeks feeding it. But strictly rely on run off to fill it last? And how is the water quality and fish sustainability in your experience? And the area I’m thinking about is at the bottom of a mountain with about 30 acres of surface area feeding down into a draw

    Seth SolesbeeSeth Solesbee18 ditë më parë
  • This is going to be a great project to watch over time.

    Keith Spencer Sr.Keith Spencer Sr.18 ditë më parë
  • Can't wait

    TheBlueberry606TheBlueberry60618 ditë më parë
  • Looking to be another cool project bro and ya get to play with the 250. Safe travels up your way

    Ken AllenKen Allen18 ditë më parë
  • Really enjoy your videos Chris, I just wish you would make them longer.

    james Martinjames Martin18 ditë më parë
  • Waits for broken glass 🙈

    ChrisChris18 ditë më parë
  • Got the windows done

    Dan LabelleDan Labelle18 ditë më parë
  • That machine is amazing

    John BourgeoisJohn Bourgeois18 ditë më parë
  • 👏☺️

    GiselaGisela18 ditë më parë
  • What happens to all the turtles, fish or snakes you find? You once showed how you capture the fish.

    wildwheelsdarinwildwheelsdarin18 ditë më parë
  • Wish you could come out to my places and take out all my sweet gums. Love watching your videos!!

    The Restoration ShopThe Restoration Shop18 ditë më parë
  • I think Chris would still have fun doing these ponds, even if he only had a mule and a scoop. :)

    TheHillbillyEngineerTheHillbillyEngineer18 ditë më parë
  • going to be an epic burn pile!

    mojo65mojo6518 ditë më parë
  • I enjoy watching you and Mike "Dirt Perfect". You two are amazing at the way you approach a job and follow through. Also notice Chris , you didn't have your hat on today :)

    Robert BurnsRobert Burns18 ditë më parë
  • As high as lumber is getting lately I’d say those saw logs are like money in the bank. You should get a sawmill and hire a couple guys to run it. Diversify your operation. Make fence boards & such. Lowboy and trailer decking. Dump truck side boards. Pallet lumber. Just a thought.

    localcrewlocalcrew18 ditë më parë
  • So I have been watching Chris for a while I really like his videos I think I have seen a 160 a 220 and now a 250 Volvo plus the two mini X's you doing good for yourself sir I'm impressed for a one man sometimes two men operation he's doing pretty good congrats I will keep watching keep building them big ponds.

    chevythunder101chevythunder10118 ditë më parë
  • Cut that big pine down on the pond dam and count the growth rings and it will give you a estimate of the age of pond

    Justin HendersonJustin Henderson18 ditë më parë
  • I like how you look behind you when you move the machine even knowing that your along. Safety first. Great video.

    carl cookcarl cook18 ditë më parë
  • You have got gotten better telling what is going on

    Bobby DawsonBobby Dawson18 ditë më parë
  • How many excavators does this man own? Last week he was using a 220, before that he was in a 240, and a mini...and now a 250? That is atleast 4 more excavators than I own! :)

    fredy gumpfredy gump18 ditë më parë
  • Awesome project! Does the gum trees make good firewood at all?

    Ralph GreenwoodRalph Greenwood18 ditë më parë
  • Yes I will say you are smooth as silk 👍

    Bobby DawsonBobby Dawson18 ditë më parë
  • Time to haul ass Mr. Turtle, you're about to get a renoviction. It's going to be a real nice upgrade once it's done though.

    Jeff WisemillerJeff Wisemiller18 ditë më parë
  • When there's a drought, will the pond hold enough water to use for irrigation?

    Cyndi KarpCyndi Karp18 ditë më parë
  • Hot dam!!! Another pond makeover and big ass🔥 coming!!!! Woohoo!!!!

    Jim GarrettJim Garrett18 ditë më parë
  • Excellent video chris

    123suzukisamurai123suzukisamurai18 ditë më parë
  • I've mentioned this before, but I got a used Daewoo 220 lc3 to expand my pond from about 2.5 acres to around 10 acres and as deep as I can get it. Where I am in Michigan I don't need to worry about dams and overflow, it's all ground water. My problem will be trying to dig fast enough to avoid water rising too quick and making the edges of the dig slough off into the hole. Scary stuff. THAT makes me wish you were in Michigan digging instead of NC. I'd be happy using that time to farm instead, but I want a big pond. Almost time to start digging....but....I have to clear scrub trees first with the grapple. Some big trees too. More scary stuff.

    WatcherNineWatcherNine18 ditë më parë
  • Love the music 👍👍👍

    Bobby DawsonBobby Dawson18 ditë më parë
  • When you have a 250 Volvo with Bucket & LD18 Thumb, you can Crunch & Munch Trees & Stumps quick & easy.

    Cyndi KarpCyndi Karp18 ditë më parë