Moving Rock and My First Break Down

Friday December 22, 2023 Guerneville CA.

Rock day

My brother Tom had a rock moving day planned that he needed some help with.

We met at the machine and while we were getting ready to get to work  my cousin Karen stopped by for a visit. She’s just retired and is getting use to not doing much.tom


Broke down

We barely got started moving the rocks when I saw some oil shooting out of the front of the machine. A hose had gotten pinched and cut so that’s where all the oil was coming from.

Tom said he’d go over to the shopping area and get a new one at the tractor place, so I took the machine over to my place and took off the old hose for a sample as the place he was going made them up as needed.

That hose was supposed to have an adapter clamp added to the machine that the sales guy didn’t provide on the final quote. I got the hose off and Tom was off for a couple of hours.hoses


While he was gone, I figured out a way to clamp the hoses down so this won’t happen again, at least not from not having the clamp tie down. Of course something else might break one, like a stick or a tree.

Quad runner repair

I also had time to work on repairing one of my quad runners without much success. It starts ok, but when you turn the key off, it doesn’t shut off the engine. I took some stuff apart and fixed a bad wire, but in the end, it still had the same problem.

Back to the hose repair

Tom showed up with the new hose and we got it installed and were ready to get back to work.fixed


We worked on moving those rocks until it was almost dark. The machine did good and made the job easy.

Nice day.

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4 Responses to Moving Rock and My First Break Down

  1. Patsy+Irene says:

    At least you guys know how to fix the break downs. :)

  2. Barb says:

    Oh no! Glad you were able to fix it. Does that void the warranty?

  3. Arrowhead Gramma says:

    Thinking you need a name for your new toy rather than “machine.” JMHO.

  4. Deb says:

    There is always something to repair.

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