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That's an impressive machine.

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I've seen videos like that before, very impressive. Those guys must take piano lessons or something before they are qualified on all those hydraulic levers. But this way is more fun.

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Blowing with dynamite is quick but sometimes unpredictable. I once watched some guys blow a big boulder out of a hole being dug for a septic tank. It came right out but unfortunately landed on the corner of the house causing some pretty serious damage. A couple of men went up and eventually levered it over the edge whereupon it rolled right back into the hole. The rest of the day was a beer day.
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Blowing with dynamite is quick but sometimes unpredictable. I once watched some guys blow a big boulder out of a hole being dug for a septic tank. It came right out but unfortunately landed on the corner of the house causing some pretty serious damage. A couple of men went up and eventually levered it over the edge whereupon it rolled right back into the hole. The rest of the day was a beer day.
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Harry, that is impressive. I noticed the chap cleaning the mud from the machine. Here they would drive down the road and not care about the mud.

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They move trees like that here too, Harry, but there aren't many trucks with that attachment around here yet. It works best when there are two trucks, one to make the hole and move the dirt, and the other to dig the tree out and move it to the hole left by the other truck. If they aren't moving the tree very far the whole process for one tree takes about 15 minutes, plus the time needed to tie the tree in place and fertilize and water it.. It's kind of odd to see one of those trucks on the interstate with a tree on it

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What a pity that they can't be re-planted.
Close to twenty years ago Perth town council carried out a major refurbishment of a major road on the edge of the city centre and decided to have a LONG row of mature Palm trees of a certain type that I've forgotten the name of. The contract was awarded to a specialist firm who scoured the suburbs looking for specimens suitable for re-planting and offered between $100.00 and two hundred each. One of my neighbours had such a tree which he wanted to get rid of as it was taking over his front garden, he was offered $100.00 but bargained very hard and settled on $300.00!
The team turned up with a front end loader, a semi-trailer, a truck that brought the loader, two ute each with an "expert". It took best part of a day before the street was clear of vehicles. During removal a water pipe, reticulation pipe and the telephone line were severed, so three more vehicles came on the scene bringing a plumber, a telephone linesman and a reticulation man.
Goodness knows what the total cost was.

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Dutchman Tree Spade is made in North Brougham Ontario Canada. We supplied steel to them. The blades are made of Abrasion Resistant steel. They are sold Internationally. Another great Canadian product.
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