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Old 03-06-2019, 08:56 PM   #21
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Old 03-06-2019, 09:11 PM   #22
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Truck turn around will be about 45
Minutes at best I think. When I say 6 wheeler I mean 26-33k dump. Iíve got a dump trailer which can do 3-5 yards depending on how wet it is. Itís just that I canít be there to manage the volunteer help if that is what we use. And things can go to hell real quick if people donít know what they are doing. Iím going to talk to 2 guys and between them someone should be able to get it done. I understand that a track loader should be able to dig that, but it is a really wet spot potentially, and as it turns out, the good topsoil fill might not be as deep as I thought. Lots of rocks around here. 1 guy would probably use a 311b CAT and the other a hitachi 60 or something a little bigger than the 311. There is the possibility of dumping on site some of the material. Maybe 40-50 yards. That would be a real quick turn around. But we have the Con Com to deal with. If itís real wet one of the guys has whatever heíll need to get it done. We might also be able to get a bobcat T750 donated. But I wouldnít want to load a high sided truck with that. As of right now
The site has almost 12Ē of snow sitting on it.
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Yikes - that 6 wheeler is gonna be making a lot of trips. That'll give you somewhere around 6-8 tons of legal payload. Almost definitely 1.5-2 days of trucking there with a truck that size.

A 311b Cat or similar sized machine would make quick work of the dig for sure - would also be able to load a 6 wheeler in a few scoops.

Although not ideal, a T750 should be able to pretty efficiently load high sided trucks with a small ramp. It's got 11ft of lift height, so that and a 2 ft ramp would make it reasonable efficient.

Sounds like you should have enough equipment at your disposal, all you need is weather!
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Old 03-07-2019, 05:40 AM   #24
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Yeah and that (the weather) never cooperates. To be clear, I think we will have at least 2 trucks at our disposal. Maybe more.

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