Low-impact digging with All Mountain Construction | SummitDaily.com

Low-impact digging with All Mountain Construction

All Mountain Construction's all terrain spider excavator is capable of safely working on 100 percent slope (45 + degree slope) and in up to 6 feet of water.

Q: What type of business do you operate – what do you sell, or what service do you provide?

A: We are Colorado’s premier steep slope/all terrain spider excavator service provider. We provide innovative, cost effective, excavating solutions with our 2008 Menzi Muck 4×4 all terrain, spider excavator. The machine is capable of safely working on 100 percent slope (45 + degree slope) and in up to 6 feet of water. The machine has far less ground pressure than a conventional tracked excavator and operates biodegradable hydraulic oil and grease. Perfect for limited access projects, river restoration projects, steep slope projects, fire mitigation, wetland mitigation projects or projects conventional tracked machinery just can’t access or effectively accomplish.

Q: Where are you from, and why did you decide to open your business in Summit County?

A: I grew up in Cape May, N.J., attended the University of Maine, completed my internship at Whistler Mountain in British Columbia and ended up moving to Breckenridge in 1997. Breckenridge has been home base for the past 12 years. I spent 10 years building ski lifts/tramways throughout Summit County, the USA, Canada, New Zealand and even Jamaica. I always came back to Breckenridge to spend my down time. My wife, Amy, and I decided to start a family here. We have a beautiful little girl, Emma.

Q: What experience do you have in this field?

A: Previously, I was a project manager for Leitner Poma of America building ski lifts in many sensitive areas throughout the USA, Canada and New Zealand. I have operated many types of heavy equipment over the years, on some very interesting terrain.

Q: What sets your business apart from other similar businesses?

A: The machine is the biggest factor. It operates on biodegradable hydraulic fluid and is more environmentally friendly than conventional equipment. We can access extremely steep terrain with far less impact than a tracked excavator. The four legs with wheels and stabilizers function independently and are fully adjustable. This allows us to climb over obstacles, work on double fall lines, and work in limited access sites. The machine also has a built in winch to secure the machine on extreme terrain or for use to skid trees, debris or materials back up to the machine.

Q: What types of customers do you hope to reach in Summit County?

A: I think we can be a resource to many other excavating contractors, general contractors, tree removal contractors, ski resorts, municipalities, government agencies or individuals with difficult projects.

Q: Why did you choose to open where you did?

Summit County is a good central location. The machine is very specialized, so we travel extensively with it, providing our services throughout the Western US.

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