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    This is the large wood chipping, wood hauling, excavation job a crew started on two weeks ago, progress is bang on, I do most of the excavation while one of the helpers uses the 2520 for just about everything and getting really good with it, the first two shots are around the time we started the last four as of yesterday, coming along well about 2 of the 13 to 14 acres are done, we will add mulch after the grading is finished along with walking path's as they want the park look.
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    Andy
    Halifax, Nova Scotia

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    That is just amazing! I can't even imagine how much work that would be to clear that land! It looks incredible. I am sure the customers are ecstatic with the results.
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    • #3
      That is just amazing! I can't even imagine how much work that would be to clear that land! It looks incredible. I am sure the customers are ecstatic with the results.
      They along with visitors who saw it two and a half weeks ago before we started are shocked, we are being asked a few times a week if we would look at their projects but we can't at the moment as we have a serious backlog of work.

      This area will look very different today as the wood chips are being put down, I don't care for how they want for the finished look as I don't think it will look right, I have gone to great lengths to explain this however they sign the cheque and if it's what they want, it's what we shall do.
      Andy
      Halifax, Nova Scotia

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      • #4
        That is just amazing! I can't even imagine how much work that would be to clear that land! It looks incredible. I am sure the customers are ecstatic with the results.
        Here is where we were at today, I know the sky is cloudy, less than an hour from this picture the skies opened up and we had to stop, we still have to do the edging but man it is looking good.
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        Andy
        Halifax, Nova Scotia

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        • #5
          edge

          What type of edging are you going to use ?
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          • #6
            What type of edging are you going to use ?
            Just Natural but we want a clean cut line, I have a John Deere EC35, it's a walk behind edger that does amazing work, you can also angle the head to cut at whateven angle you wish.
            Andy
            Halifax, Nova Scotia

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            • #7
              Great work Andy.

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              • #8
                This area will look very different today as the wood chips are being put down, I don't care for how they want for the finished look as I don't think it will look right
                What do you mean by this? How won't it look right?
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                • #9
                  What do you mean by this? How won't it look right?
                  It's such a large area that we are doing putting chips down in the entire area seems to look off to me considering the other landscaping we have done, I would have incorporated walking path's, maybe a few shrubs, grass area etc. This area in the picture has around three tandum loads of wood chips that we made so far.
                  Andy
                  Halifax, Nova Scotia

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                  • #10
                    pics

                    Take some pictures when the project is all completed
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                    • #11
                      Here is the tree grinder I used to run before the economy tanked, and that industry went south. Dont get your hands anywhere NEAR the infeed!

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                      • #12
                        It's such a large area that we are doing putting chips down in the entire area seems to look off to me considering the other landscaping we have done, I would have incorporated walking path's, maybe a few shrubs, grass area etc. This area in the picture has around three tandum loads of wood chips that we made so far.
                        Andy,

                        When you run into situations like this, is there anyway to sell the idea you have in your head to the customer or are they simply content with it cleared out and thats it?
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                        • #13
                          Andy,

                          When you run into situations like this, is there anyway to sell the idea you have in your head to the customer or are they simply content with it cleared out and thats it?
                          Most customers yes, they want your opinion as they understand you do this every day and you know what you are talking about, some give us a drawing which allows us some room to tweak it, then you have the customer that insists they want it this way or their way and will not change, problem is quite often they change their mind when it's done, they still pay to have it changed but time is never on our side.

                          There have been a few cases, not many that come to mind where I simply said no or we can't do whatever but that is not often.
                          Andy
                          Halifax, Nova Scotia

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                          • #14
                            problem is quite often they change their mind when it's done, they still pay to have it changed but time is never on our side.
                            With such customers, when they do this, do you find they get mad at you, even though they were told early on or are they just unconcerned and want what they want?
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                            • #15
                              With such customers, when they do this, do you find they get mad at you, even though they were told early on or are they just unconcerned and want what they want?
                              I don't recall a customer ever getting mad at us, if we follow their direction having given input, it's their problem if they do not like what they designed, it's the same as our involving customers in landscaping, making them part of the process.

                              I started a new project at this place, I can't finish my edging as I did something to my back and three staff were off yesterday due to issues from a resturant they ate at Sunday night. I have about 100 feet of a 2000 foot road/path along the ocean started, once the path is finished I will line the bank to the left with rock, client was shocked at how far I got by myself yesterday, to be honest at this stage it's faster for me to do it by myself.

                              The process is 16" of 6" rock, 24" of gravel then line the side towards the Ocean with bolders.
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                              Andy
                              Halifax, Nova Scotia

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