Saturday, July 16, 2011

Heavy Equipment

When I was a little lad, I hated going past pneumatic drills being used to dig up the road.  Even today, like my father as I remember, I don't like really loud noises.  Basically however the repair of roads hasn't changed a great deal, except a lot more heavy equipment is used.
Today a company is laying in new gas lines up the road and by seven thirty this morning, there was enough equipment being readied to frighten anyone.  Strangely there still seem to be several men with shovels digging away in holes even though they have this thing called a Ditch Witch, which is for just that operation.  Back in the day it used to be a couple of Irishmen, and a compressor with a pneumatic drill.  They still have the drill and the compressor, but no Irishmen.

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