Reconstructing The Pond Dam

8 Pri 2021
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  • I love watching you work the machine: a man who can walk, talk, chew gum, rub your belly and pat your head all at the same time. My guess is if you ever decided to learn how to fly a helicopter, you could solo in two weeks.

    Jim CulbertsonJim Culbertson5 ditë më parë
  • I have been running a d5xl with a pat blade ,man I can do anything ,great bit of gear.

    stefenos thepomstefenos thepom8 ditë më parë
  • Who do you have working with you. Him tells me nothing. You two work well together.

    Cheryl MerrittCheryl Merritt21 ditë më parë
  • So good video

  • Nice

  • Have you ever honked at the truck driver to move on............and forgot that YOU were the truck driver?

    OnlyTheEdOnlyTheEdMuaj më parë
  • You back up those machines so awesome!! I don't know how you do it. I've been mesmerized watching a couple videos about this here, the other dam you did nicely then it had like 11 inches of rain and you had to redo it. Also watched you demo that old cement/wood bldg by the cemetery during my marathon for the past few hours. I still haven't gone to sleep! I really enjoy all your videos I've watched and thankful you have many more!! You have taken the time to provide us entertainment as well as document your work and teach others who might be interested in pursuing a career in your field. You are a master. I get dizzy just watching sometimes. Not a height fan for sure. Awesome video!!

    Sandra FinneySandra FinneyMuaj më parë
  • Genuinely curious as to how much this type of work costs? it a per day cost or project work? I’m in Australia, so not looking for a quote (unless you want to travel..😏)...but it seems that the US has plenty of need for this type of earth works... great video, awesome work...and if I ever needed a pond / pond dam built in Sydney I’d give you a shout!

    Mark AMark AMuaj më parë
  • 32:44 Be careful just how much ash you stir up or you might just panic a Karen into calling 911 thinking you're about to burn down the neighbourhood... 😁😂🤣

    A WilsonA WilsonMuaj më parë
  • You should have labeled that pipe you dug up then reburied GNDN* in case you're not the person that has to dig it back up and deal with it later on... * Goes Nowhere, Does Nothing... 😁😂🤣

    A WilsonA WilsonMuaj më parë
  • Pretty sure if I tried this I'd have one piece of equipment buried up to the roof, one on its side in two feet of water and the third on fire; the only question being which is which.

    Jim's videosJim's videosMuaj më parë
  • I’d like you to show us how your pond siphon works or how you make it work

    James LathropJames LathropMuaj më parë
  • Need a water cannon on that thing.

    Mr WafflesMr WafflesMuaj më parë
  • What becomes of that huge hole he pulled the grading material (clay) from?

    Mike WestMike WestMuaj më parë
  • That was almost as go as watching the Padres beat the Rangers.

    Grumpy GGrumpy GMuaj më parë
  • 👍🏻🇨🇱

    Circle S ScrapperCircle S ScrapperMuaj më parë
  • Do you leave your machines running when loading yourself?

    themadGingythemadGingyMuaj më parë
  • 👍🏻🇨🇱

    Circle S ScrapperCircle S ScrapperMuaj më parë
  • Good job....

    scalp 68scalp 68Muaj më parë
  • Looking good 😎👍👍

    Don BradenDon BradenMuaj më parë
  • wait is this the pond he cleaned all the tree out of some months ago?

    WMH435WMH435Muaj më parë
  • This could have been broken up into two video's.

    Maine ManMaine ManMuaj më parë
  • Ever dig up some dinosaur bones on a job?

    James DiehlJames DiehlMuaj më parë
  • W O W ... That is some mighty fine work...!! Your friend is a Good Operator too ✅👍 I must of missed it, What happened to Timmy.?? 🤷🏻‍♂️

    Anna FraleyAnna FraleyMuaj më parë
  • Just curious. If the pond is only four feet deep, why not dig it down another two feet?

    Randall CaldwellRandall CaldwellMuaj më parë
    • send him $50,000 or so and he'll get right on it

      Richard SchipperRichard SchipperMuaj më parë
  • 👍👍💞

    Helen HelpsHelen HelpsMuaj më parë
  • @letsdig18 I need about 1 1/2 to 2 yards of that nice red clay. I am coming to the Charlotte area in about three weeks. Is it possible I could buy some from you?

    DevilDoc 8404DevilDoc 8404Muaj më parë
  • @letsdig18 I’m coming to the Charlotte area in a few weeks. I need about a yard and a half to 2 yards of that nice red clay can I buy it from you?

    DevilDoc 8404DevilDoc 8404Muaj më parë
  • That pond is now 18 feet deep to fill in the "borrow pit". Haha

    Ken RushingKen RushingMuaj më parë
  • 👍🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🗽🙏🏻 Enjoyed! Nice job on the dam! Looks a lot better with the maintainable slope!

    Larry Iowa/Texas RoosterLarry Iowa/Texas RoosterMuaj më parë
  • So was there a leak, or was there a drain to the lower pound to keep it full even if top pound goes dry.

    Kyle GreerKyle GreerMuaj më parë
  • Back by popular demand: Two Fifty & The Dump Truck with their greatest hit Movin' Dirt Doesn't Hurt

    Aqua PeetAqua PeetMuaj më parë
  • This question is for the Doctor of Dirt. What is the difference between Finnish grading and Danish grading?

    Cliff FergusonCliff FergusonMuaj më parë
  • Bro! You aren’t a Home Free fan are ya? 😆🙋‍♂️ Flash flood washed out my spillway and it’s been tough trying to get anyone willing to help me with it. 2 weeks of hand offs or unreturned phone calls. Been watching your stuff for years!

    Austin BrownAustin BrownMuaj më parë
    • I've been a Home Free fan for a few years, you guys are so good. Living in Australia means it's a bit difficult to catch you live though(of course other things are an issue now). Also been watching Chris's antics with mud for about 4yrs. As you know you can't find many with as much experience or passion for the dirt like Chris.

      Rel1369Rel1369Muaj më parë
  • How long have you been running excavators? Your control is great! Love the channel

    A-Aron jr 89A-Aron jr 89Muaj më parë
  • Always amazed 18 the improviseing that goes into your work.Borrow pits for dirt and used to bury the crap you don't need.mighty smart!

    William DWilliam DMuaj më parë
  • Awesome Video Chris.its good To be Working in dry conditions Sa you said .I dont like the Wet weather conditions Here either.the pond Transformation looks that gonna be reseeded or strawed in later? Nice area To have a pond like that . 😀👍

    Marc WohlmayerMarc WohlmayerMuaj më parë
  • All those ponds.. There must be billions of mosquitoes.

    Val EarlVal EarlMuaj më parë
    • @Richard Schipper you need to tell that to the bugs here. True they don't like deep water. But they love ponds where it's shallow.

      Val EarlVal EarlMuaj më parë
    • mosquito's don't breed in ponds, it's shallow pools and ditches

      Richard SchipperRichard SchipperMuaj më parë
  • you should make a video on all your equipment!

    Mathias RognskogMathias RognskogMuaj më parë
  • It’s great to see you all shifting dry dirt.

    Paul RivettePaul RivetteMuaj më parë
  • Love the view from the old machine better,great job, thanks for sharing again.

    louis romanlouis romanMuaj më parë
  • Great video Chris. Pond looks great, a job well done.

    adrian cartlidgeadrian cartlidgeMuaj më parë
  • Looks great, good enough to seed and straw if you wanted to.

    Clyde AcorClyde AcorMuaj më parë
  • Thanks for the ride along on the dozer, hope I was helpful. I never spilled a drop of coffe

    Michael dayMichael dayMuaj më parë
  • Great video Chris 🇺🇲 I really enjoy watching you and how you get things done and well 🇺🇲

    Thomas YerbeyThomas YerbeyMuaj më parë
  • Your ability to make sense of very wet land is impressive..

    Michael AdamsMichael AdamsMuaj më parë
  • Some questions of understanding from Munich, Bavaria: 1. Why are there so many ponds in NC? 2. Are these privately owned or state owned? Thanks for your great videos. Good work.

    Al EnaAl EnaMuaj më parë
  • Your helper today seems to know what he is doing.

    Making it HappenMaking it HappenMuaj më parë
  • An interesting fact is that the dump truck in this design was invented by Bolinder Munktell, 1966. The first model was called "BM Grus Kalle" "Grus Kalle" was a new technical concept for its time. Above all, it was used for transports of, among other things, shaft masses, gravel, concrete, etc. in difficult terrain. Large wheels, frame steering, all-wheel drive and differential locks together provided excellent conditions for good off-road accessibility. Among other things, you could use so-called anchorage in very sunken ground. This means that you alternately turn right and left and make the machine move like an eel. History DR 631 is the world's first all - wheel drive articulated dumper. It was manufactured in collaboration with Bolinder-Munktell and LIVAB in Braås. This dumper has a production number in 2014 and was manufactured in 1966. DR 631 was manufactured during the years 1966-1969. It was dethroned by the successor DR 860 which began series production in 1967.

    Making it HappenMaking it HappenMuaj më parë
  • The ash dusts so much that it looks like it is still glowing.

    Making it HappenMaking it HappenMuaj më parë
  • What size bucket do you use? Camera don’t do it justice.was thinking it must be at least 4’.

    Woodcutter 62Woodcutter 62Muaj më parë
  • Is it just my hearing or is this 'older' 'dozer sounding more smooth / powerful than the new one? Man, I'd love to spend a day or three 'dozing that material, looks so good to place there!

    Reg SparkesReg SparkesMuaj më parë
  • Another damn good video Chris I was wondering when y’all were gonna be able to get back to that job but I didn’t know it had been a month since y’all had been there but it’s dry now and you sure are making it look good but anyway brother you and John in yawls family stay safe and keep the videos coming

    timmy friersontimmy friersonMuaj më parë
  • Love that dump truck , been watching the build of the one for Dirt Perfect. Love your videos.

    Brad StubbingsBrad StubbingsMuaj më parë
  • Man she is looking great!!

    Joe HarryJoe HarryMuaj më parë
  • (:

    tjousktjouskMuaj më parë
  • Amazing job chris and you haven't even finished it yet.

    John DarinJohn DarinMuaj më parë
  • Here you also can see the problem with trying to finally extinguish into ground after forest fires. Call Chris next time!

    Uppsalahazze MarkstedtUppsalahazze MarkstedtMuaj më parë
    • @Uppsalahazze Markstedt Jeupp.

      Making it HappenMaking it HappenMuaj më parë
    • @Making it Happen Most your rocks was probably grinded by the Inland Ice cover to pure blue clay and ended in my region further down south! Haha! Also nice to make ceramic and bricks, but not to plow!

      Uppsalahazze MarkstedtUppsalahazze MarkstedtMuaj më parë
    • @Uppsalahazze Markstedt There is only clay in very few places, but it is clay that can be shaped into sculptures and burned. The most common are moraine, rocks and sandy soil. The ones that grow best are pines and birches. I have admittedly been able to grow some potatoes, but that sandy soil is mixed with horse manure.

      Making it HappenMaking it HappenMuaj më parë
    • @Making it Happen How is clay looking around your place far north?

      Uppsalahazze MarkstedtUppsalahazze MarkstedtMuaj më parë
    • Jeupp.

      Making it HappenMaking it HappenMuaj më parë
  • Does anyone know if Tim has his own channel?

    Making it HappenMaking it HappenMuaj më parë
  • Good morning sir. It's nice to see the dump truck. I like them, because I have run such quite a lot.

    Making it HappenMaking it HappenMuaj më parë
  • Where is John? Vacation? Sitting at his desk and boots propped up?

    RK Harm24RK Harm24Muaj më parë
  • How does 55 minutes feels like it passes in 10 ???? Cheers Chris

    Robin FroudRobin FroudMuaj më parë
  • The young tablecloth simplistically employ because mustard collaterally rock absent a bite-sized record. tricky, responsible edger

    LEO MLEO MMuaj më parë
  • How many weeks has it been since the burn pit? It sure looks like there is still some heat in that hole with the steam from the water.

    Robert CableRobert CableMuaj më parë
  • I'd rather go to this amusement park than Disney land. Ever drove a 60 ton tank at 30 mph, Chris? Yeah itz fun too. 😉 BTW...Excellent on the grade job!

    Er IcEr IcMuaj më parë
  • That looks like a beautiful place to live

    kasnhasnkasnhasnMuaj më parë
  • You sure make a good looking, strong looking dam Excellent job

    Jay FurneyJay FurneyMuaj më parë
  • Hmmm, doesn’t water and ash create a kind of waterproof material? Could one use that to “dress” a pond dam? It probably needs to harden in the sun first... or maybe I remember incorrectly from watching primitive technology...

    Spök RaketSpök RaketMuaj më parë
  • Can someone help me understand why Chris doesm't turn around at the end of a run and grade in the opposite direction rather than reversing all the way to start again?

    Mark AlexanderMark AlexanderMuaj më parë
  • Who was running the excavator at the very end of the video?

  • Boy oh boy, when you do a remodel you do all kinds of cool upgrades. Proper slope, proper overflow, debris gone underground or burned. This is looking like a whole new dam. Of course that takes a customer that is willing to pay for it done right instead of functional on the cheap. Well done Chris. PS Next you get to play in the mud!!!

    Mark PashiaMark PashiaMuaj më parë
  • Looks beautiful!!!

    Bonnie BarhorstBonnie BarhorstMuaj më parë
  • I sure like the sound of that A30D.

    orangewheelchairorangewheelchairMuaj më parë
  • Chris, thank you for letting me share in the work you do. I am grateful for letting me see a bit of your country that I will never visit; though you dont reply to comments and I stronly suspect you dont read them either, I wanted to express gratefulness, even if it is in an echo chamber.

    Mark AlexanderMark AlexanderMuaj më parë
  • Poured that water right on your ash hole. :0

    Trevor PetersenTrevor PetersenMuaj më parë
  • To run that fast with a dozer, you really have to be on top of it. It is very easy to make a mess when you do not know what you are doing.

    imystery manimystery manMuaj më parë
  • Well when you have a bucket the size of a dumpster you can move alot dirt real fast. Mine is just a baby bucket compared to yours.

  • Dry Dirt and as Happy as a Pig in Chit :) lol Stay Safe All :)

    2Moza2MozaMuaj më parë
  • I have run farm tractors with all sorts of implements and grain combines starting when I was about 12 years old on the farm. I'm now 59. I bought my first dozer about a year ago. An old John Deere 450G. Obviously I'm just learning how to dig trees and push dirt. But even so, I think I know enough already to say there is a definite talent involved here. A lot of it comes from experience it seems, but I think some from born talent too. I don't think everyone can be successful running heavy equipment. After watching a lot of your videos its clear you are a pro at this. Its hard to see from a video clearly what you see on the site. But I have learned so much from your videos. I thank you. And I hope to see many more.

    BuckBuckMuaj më parë
  • Thats a pit!

    Keith BaberKeith BaberMuaj më parë
  • The breeze tends to swirl behind obstructions... i.e. excavators, dump trucks, etc. You wind up becoming the chimney... 🤣🤣🤣

    Arthur DickinsonArthur DickinsonMuaj më parë
  • When you said that the ash pile was so dry it wouldn't absorb the water, it got me to remember what a problem it was after the Hayman Fire here in Colorado back in 2002. This will explain it better than I can..... Hydrophobic soil - soil that is hydrophobic - causes water to collect on the soil surface rather than infiltrate into the ground. Wild fires generally cause soils to be hydrophobic temporarily, which increases water repellency, surface runoff and erosion in post-burn sites. Soil dispersion due to sodification causes similar problems. You could take a bottle of water, pour it out on the soil and it would run off without getting the soil wet in any way.

    Stephen GileStephen GileMuaj më parë
  • Nice! That is good looking dirt. Thanks, and Woof to Winston.

    John ApelJohn ApelMuaj më parë
  • CHRIS whats the status of the pond dig at the horse farm that was too wet to dig, the one the haul truck kept getting buried in?

    Brian PatrickBrian PatrickMuaj më parë
  • Yes, it is good to have nice weather again in the whole country. It was crazy for quite a while.

    JohnnathanABJohnnathanABMuaj më parë
  • Damn, forgot the company owned a Volvo haul truck

    KOKOMuaj më parë
  • Looks almost perfect 👌

    TheBlueberry606TheBlueberry606Muaj më parë
  • That original dam did look mighty narrow for the size of the pond. 3 feet or more ➡ for every 1 foot ⬆, as a rule of thumb, is what I was told years ago, for slope. Never had that confirmed or denied by anyone that build ponds on a regular basis, though. I've seen a few that really were too steep. Impossible to repair a wash properly, trying to walk the loose stuff in would have been like trying to go down a cliff. Especially with a flat shoe trackloader.

    diggeropdiggeropMuaj më parë
  • great job buddy and great video as always 😎👊🏻👍🏻

    chase bodifordchase bodifordMuaj më parë
  • Where is Timmy miss him helping you?

    Larry DickinsonLarry DickinsonMuaj më parë
  • What a difference a bunch of work an do.

    Norm HowesNorm HowesMuaj më parë
  • Reconstructing the pond dam is way better than reconstructing the dam pond. Great work! 👍

    Jake MoellerJake MoellerMuaj më parë
  • There are friends that you trust to watch your house while you're on vacation. There are friends that you trust to drive your truck. There are friends that you trust with deep secrets. Then, you have friends you trust in the seat of your dirt moving equipment.

    TheBurnsStuffTheBurnsStuffMuaj më parë
  • With all respect, is there any chance we could get a video that is not filmed in “Standard” or “Activity” mode on the GoPro? Maybe try “Cinematic” mode which will smooth out the fish-eye effect? I hate complaining because your videos are amazing, I’ve just been watching for about a year now and I’m starting to get more interested in how you make grade. It’s hard to see with the curvature of the lens on the GoPro. In either case keep up the excellent work!

    Dov RizzoDov RizzoMuaj më parë
  • I understand that you need to do practical. It still pains me to see the topsoil buried into a borrow pit.

    Johnny BJohnny BMuaj më parë
  • How many yards in a full bucket on the Volvo Trackhoe?

    Keith CarterKeith CarterMuaj më parë
  • Hey Chris, I’m glad you have some help today! I know you’re Superman but sometimes you need to get some help! GOOD JOB GUYS! 👌🏻👍🏻👍🏻I hope Winston is doing ok Chris, I know you stay so busy and probably see after dark every day! Everything you do always makes since! I enjoy every video! Still dealing with the two hurricanes down here, l can’t wait to make my order for some shirts and at least one hoodie buddy! Hopefully by the summer, things are moving so slow here! Y’all stay safe! 🙋🏼

    Kirk RogersKirk RogersMuaj më parë
  • Pond dam looks great. Excellent dozer work.

    David SmithDavid SmithMuaj më parë
  • An artist with a diesel powered brush!

    Jack HigginsJack HigginsMuaj më parë
  • @letsdig18 It seems on the video that this dozer pushes better than the new one. Is that just the video or is it actually stronger

    drkllrdrkllrMuaj më parë
    • @Larry Keenan same with ag tractors if i had 115hp and still need it i now have to have 125hp so that i have 115 during regen. its total bull crap. but i really would love to hear from chris his thoughts since he drives both it may not be as noticeable from the drivers seat

      drkllrdrkllrMuaj më parë
    • The older dozer probably has less government-mandated pollution crap on the engine than the new dozer. That probably makes the difference.

      Larry KeenanLarry KeenanMuaj më parë