Maintenance on Road with GPS

posted Oct 14, 2020, 9:23 PM by Brian Grenier   [ updated Nov 12, 2020, 11:31 AM ]

Surveyed the entire section, established the road prism and performed maintenance on the road from 12' wide to 24', 3% crown, ditches with fore-slope and back-slope. There was a lot of sand, tried to get as coarse of stuff as possible. There was no silt or loam so it should hold up during breakup and may look good with the newly planted grass.

LL Road

Moving the outhouse!

posted May 27, 2020, 6:20 PM by Brian Grenier   [ updated May 27, 2020, 6:24 PM ]

Mike and Brian
Mike said to be sure to add this to my résumé:
Moving the outhouse!

Snow Blowing on Nancy Lake

posted Mar 14, 2020, 9:19 PM by Brian Grenier

After Snow Blowing on Lynx Lake Road!
and a Video:

Holder Tractor

McKinley Fire

posted Feb 7, 2020, 1:25 PM by Brian Grenier

I was hired by the State of Alaska Forestry Division to clear dangerous trees in the aftermath of the 2019 McKinley Fire.
Cat320BL loaded on Coutlee Services lowboy

Road Building

posted Feb 7, 2020, 1:15 PM by Brian Grenier   [ updated Feb 7, 2020, 1:37 PM ]

Holder with Packer and Mower
I built two roads or Driveways the summer of 2019 and hauled gravel to another project.

For Mike and Olga, I cleared 150 mature birch with the tree harvester and grubbed and smoothed pad and constructed 700' of Driveway. WE will let the driveway set over the winter and evaluate how much dry material to bring in.

For Brandon, I cleared mostly black spruce with excavator, pushing trees down for speed and buried a lot of the trees and using excavated material out and along the new drive. Total distance is about 520 yards.

Wolverton Septic System

posted Sep 13, 2018, 11:05 AM by Brian Grenier   [ updated Sep 14, 2018, 9:26 AM ]

With Gregg and Mark working grade in a deep hole, we installed Wolverton's 'graveless' (I mean gravel-less!) septic system using Infiltrator chambers and added some crates for additional leachfield space, over sand, water table suitable depth under, additional insulation and visqueen to keep the ground drier and less prone to freezing would have been better. Also more inspection pipes. Takeaway is get all the parts needed onsite, work out depths of tank and field, perhaps a lift station after the septic tank would have made the leach field at a higher and better elevation.

GPS base station

posted Jul 24, 2018, 8:46 AM by Brian Grenier   [ updated Jul 24, 2018, 8:50 AM ]

Antennas, GPS and UHF simple mount

The GPS base station is Up on the Roof. Ready for accurate surveying for area quantity and slope with machine guided assist on the planning table.

James Zuke Family cabin

posted Jul 11, 2018, 7:45 AM by Brian Grenier

Moved a pile and spread 3/4" minus with the International loader. 
Under budget and over expectations!
Thank you James!

Can't win them all

posted Jul 10, 2018, 9:28 PM by Brian Grenier

In the big dump truck, we were fully overloaded and I couldn't easily navigate the steep drive and the brakes did not want to hold the load. The brake slack adjusters were recently inspected too!

In an attempt to pull out out of the drive and back onto the highway, still with the full load,  I sheared the driveline off at the rear differential. No recommendation there (Trapline!) 

Got a tow from a good neighbor Jim Huston!

McVitty Grub lot and dig mud pit

posted Jul 7, 2018, 9:03 PM by Brian Grenier   [ updated Jul 10, 2018, 9:30 PM ]

Grubbed McVitty's lot, removed several birch trees that were close to the exising cabin, grubbed the new building site with stump removal and haul-off. Dug a mud pit for the well driller that will be a starting hole for when the pitless is installed for the well.


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