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Finally, a couple of down days….

Our Kawasaki Mule is a 4×4 and the power is transmitted to the wheels with trans axles and constant velocity (CV) joints. The exposure of the drive train to debris is one of the engineering weak points on the Mule. We have auxiliary skid plates to protect the front gear box and the engine. There are also guards to protect the front CV

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UTV: Utility Terrain Vehicle

A UTV is a ubiquitous piece of equipment in Rural Texas. Farmers and ranchers use them, every hunter has one and it is not uncommon to see several loaded on a utility trailer along with coolers and generators for a trip to the deer lease.

Kawasaki Mule file picture

Our UTV is a 2007 Kawasaki Mule 3010 Trans 4×4.  It is usually the first piece of equipment on a jobsite with good reason.   We went along for quite sometime thinking we did not need a utility vehicle of this type.  On most of the jobsites,  the property owner had some

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Rainy Days and Mondays

The unseasonably cold weather brought on the rain which was not a surprise. You don’t have to be a meteorologist to figure out what happens when a cold push of northern air meets the warm moist air coming out of the gulf. From Thursday until Saturday, we got over 3″ of slow soaking rain.

Needless to say, the excavation work ground to a halt. When I first started doing this work it amazed me how muddy a jobsite could become with just a little bit of moisture. One of our big crawler tractors disturbs established soil and

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