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    I did a little rock farming yesterday

    Helping a friend of mine find out how big his rocks grow.

    Only the tip of the old mossy rock showing above the ground until I stabbed a fork in around it a few times & loosened it up & popped it out of the ground.
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    Last edited by Bart Leetch; 08-02-2011 at 04:51 AM.
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    You must have that bobcat running good to dig out a rock. Just wondering, is it a little noisy running that rig??
    Jon

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    Looks like your friend has quite a crop. I read somewhere that rocks grow better if you give them mineral water. I've tried growing some myself, but never could get them any bigger than pebbles.

    Jon, I'm betting the noisiest part of that Bobcat is the tunes (or talk radio) playing through Bart's headphones.
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    Looks like a fun job
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    Bert looks like you have a little something to get you started.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonathan Shively View Post
    You must have that bobcat running good to dig out a rock. Just wondering, is it a little noisy running that rig??
    Jonathan That old 1963 Bobcat model 444 only has about 50 hrs. on its 16 HP Onan motor & a brand new Reeves dive system so it is in pretty good shape just looks a bit rough.

    I was running a 6 HP wheeled string trimmer just before I started running the Bobcat & had the Peltor's on because of the mower.
    Last edited by Bart Leetch; 08-02-2011 at 02:27 PM.
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    As my dad always told me when we looked at horses, cattle, cars and trucks "you can't ride looks".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonathan Shively View Post
    As my dad always told me when we looked at horses, cattle, cars and trucks "you can't ride looks".
    Some people do but it costs a lot more.
    "Forget the flat stuff slap something on the spinny thing and lets go, we're burning daylight" Bart Leetch
    "If it ain't round you may be a knuckle dragger""Turners drag their nuckles too, they just do it at a higher RPM"Bart

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    That machines quite the rock & roller...who knew work could be so fun

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