We came across an ideal candidate for the dump truck with a solid drivetrain and the right size, low sided bed. The price was fair and with the projected maintenance and repairs we would still be under the budget we had set.
Being ugly even for a ranch truck, we used the left-over money in the budget to fix her up a bit and named her, “Lucy”. I can’t even guess how many hours she has worked for us with no complaints but it’s clear that this has been one of our best investments next to the backhoe.
The day we bought Lucy.
After a couple months of service work and a cheap coat of paint on the bed along with used wheels and fresh tires she headed for the ranch.
A friend of ours was building a rock screen for himself and offered to build a second for a price that I just couldn’t refuse. Here is the finished product. It screens 4″ rocks plus has an overlay that goes down to 1″.
This is the material we can make from the rock that comes out of our trenches. This is a huge upgrade to backfilling in water lines and just having great fill material for whatever you might be building. Another great investment.