Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Extreme Heavy Equipment Planking !

So, I decided to give this whole planking thing a try. For those of you who don't know- planking is basically laying on stuff (like a plank, get it ?) And you take pictures ! Most people plank on like cars, and boats, and buildings, and other random stuff, but I decided to take it to the next level, while also "Investigating" some of the equipment parked near our shop ! Take a look-- 

Construction Season Begins !

The fleet is all up and running ! The 'Nash came out of the garage two weekends ago, the 430 is awaiting a few odds and ends for parts, and the 350B just received it's yearly check-up/tune-up and is all ready and raring to go. The Holmsey crew is ready to work, just need some warm weather now !

Wednesday, 28 December 2011

Winter Updates !

Happy Holidays to all of my readers ! I would just like to take this oppurtunity to intriduce the newest member to our Brian Holmes Dozing Family, our new 430 Bobcat Excavator ! it sucks that we had to get it when the season is over, but that makes me even more excited for next Spring when we can use it !
Another thing that I would like to mention to all of you is that we now have a like page ! Just follow the link below, and click that like button !
Anyway, I hope everybody had an awesome Christmas, and enjoy the rest of the Holidays !

Monday, 17 October 2011

The Freezing Ground

Sadly, we are approaching Winter. Which also means that it is almost the end of construction season. Dad and I have been struggling to get all of our jobs done before it's too late ! But Dad has been doing some serious excavator research, so I think that there may be one in our near future ! Well I just thought that I would make a quick post here, I am not too sure if anybody actually reads this, but if you do I didn't want to bore you !

Friday, 3 June 2011

Good Estimations.

Well last night we went up to Back Bay to look at a job with Reggie. The guy wantes a lawn the whole way around th lawn and some fill put in to sover up the ledge sticking out. We were walking around and trying to get a good estimate of what it is going to take to do the job. I was thinking in my head "4 hours of dozing, 2 or 3 loads of gravel, and at least 5 loads of topsoil. Right after we left we were driving down the road trying to get a figure to give to the guy. Dad said excactly what I was thinking. I have never been good at getting a picture in my head of what I think it is going to look like, but I was pretty excited that I as right on when it came to this job. I can't wait to get started, but we have to wait for a really saunny day to start spreading topsoil or it will pack too tightly and you will basically have concrete

Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Bobcat !

So today is a typical Tuesday for me ! I walked over from school and am helping dad on a lawn job. Right now I am on 'idle' so I thought I would do some quick blogging. I am just chillin' waiting for dad to find more stumps and rocks to dig up from the soon-to-be lawn. Well I better get back to work !

Thursday, 26 May 2011

The Finishing Touches to Red Solo Truck

So last night while my mom and I were at bootcamp, dad went up to a friend of his house to get new tires for the dumptruck. We had traded him for the old set of pads off of the dozer, ands he was supposed to have them tonight. He had been in Quebec all week and Dad was pretty eager to go out and get them so we could finish up. The dumptruck is almost road-ready. We are hopefully going to take it up to the pit sometime soon so we can load some gravel on and see how much power she actually has in her !
My mom is working on her air brakes right now so that she can drive the truck this summer. It will be the best thing ever, dad will be bulldozing, I will be running equipment with him, or sitting in the pit loading gravel, and mom will be hauling it ! It's the company I have always wanted :)
I am so excited to really get working. We have just really been focusing our time on the weekend jobs, and the rain us held us back quite a bit. So I am pretty eager to start coming home from school and getting straight to work !