But I am getting a lot of dirt pushed around and out of the “Dome Hole”. Put some pictures up at my webshots site. I really do think I’m about as deep as I’m going to be able to go. Mostly because I have no place to put the dirt I move. And I’m getting kind of tired of moving it. I have so much more to move too…
Yep, out at the property moving dirt again. That’s what I do on days it doesn’t actually rain. Got a LOT moved today. I think I’m about as far down as I’m going to go in the dome hole. Now the opening to the dome hole is full of dirt that I get to push downhill. Ought to have plenty of dirt for the bottom of the road!
Damn nice day out. Well, it could have been 20 degrees warmer; but it wasn’t raining or snowing! That’s always a plus up here!
Took the new hydraulic hose out and spent about 20 minutes running it where the old one was. Then took 5 minutes to take it back out because I had put it in wrong end first. Then another 20 minutes putting it back. Screwing the one end of the hose in was a bear but it mostly went in easily. Then the next hour was spent putting the dozer back together. Phew. But I did get to push dirt today and pushed a lot. The dome hole is starting to look like a hole again! Cool!
I have a rather nasty leak in one of my hydraulic hoses (can’t tilt the blade left) that I should have fixed; but decided that I was going to hook up the backhoe and use it today. So I did that. Moved a LOT of dirt away from the sides in the dome hole and tried to widen the road leading to the dome hole. Then I moved it all around with the blade (remembering NOT to tilt the blade). Got quite a bit of work done. Started trying to take the hose off when I was tired of moving dirt for the day. I wish JD had made a dozer with something easy to repair/replace without taking half the damned dozer apart! Can’t get the ’step’ thingie off to have access to the hose and it got dark before I was finished. So I’ll have to do that tomorrow. Then I’ll have to run to Tacoma for a new hose. Then back to the property to put it on. Looks like my day is planned tomorrow.