@jst1ofknd same i ended up choosing the crane. we live in a 3rd floor attic apartment and both stairwells are extremely tight. all our furniture had to be assembled in our apartment and some things even had to be unboxed on the lawn first to get the pieces up here. i’m pretty sure they must have used a crane to get appliances and the tub in here. having the crane already would eliminate some of the excuses my LL will inevitably give when the appliances bite the dust.
They’re all good, but I think the piledriver is the most underrated piece of construction equipment. A few months ago I watched one do its thing at a waterside project. It was like a portable earthquake. I really, really wanted one of my own.
@mehcuda67 There is a construction project across the street from my office. When they first broke ground they had one operating nonstop for weeks and weeks. 300 or 400 yards away, sitting at my desk I could feel every hammer blow. Sometimes I noticed it was causing ripples in the water cup on my desk. I’m still partially traumatized by the experience.
@mehcuda67@ruouttaurmind Same thing happened at my work. But it was mostly the constant banging sound that drove me crazy. I spent 9 hours a day wearing ear plugs with noise canceling headphones over them. When I left work I could hear the banging for hours and hours and sometimes in my sleep. Several people told me that I seemed distressed.
Current wishlist for the workshop: thickness planer, belt grinder, disc sander, drill press, band saw, bigger air compressor, radial arm saw, pneumatic nail gun(s). I’d be happy to walk away with any three of those.
I want to change my choice. I picked crane, but realized I only have a two story house. A big excavator can get the bucket that high, or even replace the bucket with a chain and hook. Then the excavator becomes a crane.
I hope the excavator comes with training, fuel, and insurance, otherwise, turning it on will bankrupt me.
@therealjrn Yeah dude was like Tony Stark in the caves at the beginning of Iron Man 1 but nuts.
“This darn zoning commission has crossed the line! Guess I have no choice but to spend 18 months converting my bulldozer into a fortified death machine to demolish the whole town.”
I went with bulldozer, mostly because I could use one right now to do some work on my property.
In college, my summer job was working for a local guy who did excavation and logging. He basically turned 19-year-old me loose with heavy equipment to learn as I went. So I ran his bulldozer, backhoe and log skidder on various jobs. I’m quite proud of the fact that I never killed myself (or anyone else) and still have all my limbs. Mostly dumb luck, but still…
I wanted an earth mover ya know, but the boss said no. We were driving through Mooresboro and the local dirtworks guy had one for sale, and I though Fuckin A. So I said hey I’m gonna buy that earth mover. The little woman put the kabosh that in a hurry. Ah pitty, what could have been. Some just have no vision.