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So far JohnnyBall has created 15 blog entries.

M-88 Project Case Study with use of the JohnnyBall system (Study date 2014)

Overview The M-88 road widening project (Team Elmer’s) in Traverse City, Michigan utilized the Johnny Ball Leveling Platform Background Job: The M-88 road widening project consisted of ditches and back slope work. Machine: John Deere 650 Dozer Slope requirements: 4:1 Typically excavating firms use either a common slope meter or GPS or engineering grade stakes. [...]

November 12th, 2015|

Old US 131 State Highway Project Case Study with use of the JohnnyBall system (Study date 2014)

Overview Old US 131 State Highway Project (Team Elmer’s) in Traverse City, Michigan utilized the Johnny Ball Leveling Platform Background Job: The Old US 131 State Highway Project – ditches slopes and back slopes Machine: John Deere 650 Dozer Slope requirements: Staked at top of Slope levels Typically excavating firms use either a common slope [...]

November 11th, 2015|

Bear Lake Dunes Heritage Trail Case Study with use of the JohnnyBall system (Study date 2014)

Overview The Sleeping Bear Dunes Heritage Trail (Team Elmer’s) in Traverse City, Michigan utilized the Johnny Ball Leveling Platform Background Job: The Sleeping Bear Dunes Heritage Trail Project Machine: John Deere 650 Dozer Slope requirements: had two desired slope levels 3:1 and 2:1 Typically excavating firms use either a common slope meter or GPS or [...]

November 11th, 2015|

Landfill Case Study June 2015, JohnnyBall ROI

Project The Ottawa County Landfill (Republic Services) in Coopersville, Michigan. Background The Landfill cells are bonded at the desired slope levels and expected to maintain specified tolerances. An independent engineering firm is contracted to establish and inspect the slopes. The Landfill is required to maintain a 3:1 slope. In the past, the Landfill employed engineering [...]

September 26th, 2015|

Don’t miss JohnnyBall at the ICUEE demo expo!

Come experience the new 3D Leveling Platform and Operating System at the ICUEE Demo Expo September 29-October 1. JohnnyBall booth #4618.

August 15th, 2015|

Like any other…

"My crew knows if we get 100 Redi Rock in the ground in one day everyone on the crew gets a hundred dollar bill. I am like any other boss. I always want more. I am hard to please. You better be operating for yourself and get good on that machine or you will be [...]

August 14th, 2015|

Creature Comforts

"The machines are getting more and more like your sedan. It's great!! Sitting in a new dozer the other day it felt like I was sitting in a race car. Now with key-less start, back-up cameras and even a big brother system in the office to watch your every move. How about a little operator [...]

August 3rd, 2015|

The Value of Level

"I learned the value of level on the first real excavator when I ran a CAT 245. It came from the opposing operator on the other shift in the mud room of the gold mine. It was to his benefit because I was making such a mess up on the hill that he had to [...]

July 24th, 2015|

It’s Physics…

"We didn't just come up with an expensive Magic 8-ball. It really is just physics. All we have done is taken some good ol' excavating logic from mining, logging and demo ingenuity and applied them to some laws of physics like; gravity, slope and level to come up with the magic JohnnyBall. Laws of nature [...]

July 24th, 2015|

Timeless

"In the summer of 2012 I was hauling sand in Northern Indiana and showed the old man in the pit my first prototype. The next day I stopped to chat again and asked him since he had slept on it what did he really think? He told me, 'it would be okay if I could [...]

July 17th, 2015|