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The 17D didnít read the John Deere manual as it should never be able to move a rock this large but it did and placed it on a hill, this is the view of itís new home, probably should have used one of our larger excavators but I had it to a new spot where the client wanted it in 30 min.
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wow....that thing is huge. must be a strong machine!
I had my son and a friend run the numbers, my son is a math whiz and Dave is an engineer, the peg this rock at 7,400 pounds, they are 90% sure of the number, that is about 2,000 pounds more than this machine should be able to lift.
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WOW! Once you get it up out of the ground like that, is it trouble to move out of the area and towards the perimeter of the property?
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HOLY MOLY that's quite a rock!

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WOW! Once you get it up out of the ground like that, is it trouble to move out of the area and towards the perimeter of the property?
Not really but I have been doing this as a kid, then on my own property and now a business, I find it easy to do.
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Was this for the job that wanted the rocks put into a rock wall?
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Was this for the job that wanted the rocks put into a rock wall?
No that is another one we haven't started yet
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We stopped taking any more business this year on Monday, we have 157 landscaping/excavation jobs to do and if we are lucky they will get done before the guys go back to school in September. We still get 5 or 6 requests a day, every day of the week plus stop by's on job sites but I do not want to grow any bigger this year.
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