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Old 03-25-2009, 09:40 PM   #1
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let's hear your ideas:

need to dig a hole 10' deep between 2 bldgs. only access from 1 side.
the biggest problem is the bldgs are only 11.5' apart .
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Old 03-25-2009, 10:03 PM   #2
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Amigo's. Several.

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]Amigo's[/B]. Several.
Who makes the Amigo's? Is that a Dewalt or Fein master tool can't say I have seen that before.
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Old 03-25-2009, 11:42 PM   #4
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Is it a hole or a trench?

How wide and how long?
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This is what I would use.

Tight sites are one of my specialties!

A little more info might help.






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It's a hole for a foundation approx. 14' wide and 20'long. the mini is how I bid it. just looking for other ideas.

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I like your pics, but how do you swing?
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Buildings 11' apart,
hole 14X20X10' deep?
Better have some shoring
in the bid too.....
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the engineer said not to worry about the buildings, but i plan to step the other sides down.

bid letting today, maybe I won't have to worry about it anyway!
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Tom-
I like your pics, but how do you swing?



Sounds a little personal.
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How do you put a hole 14' wide between buildings that are only 11.5' apart? 10' deep I bet you are going past the line of repose. That's why Neo mentioned shoring. Have the PE put it in writing that you don't have to worry about the buildings. You get that bid under those conditions, you're hosed if you have to shore it up, or worse, have to reinforce or underpin the existing foundations
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It's a hole for a foundation approx. 14' wide and 20'long. the mini is how I bid it. just looking for other ideas.
14' X 20' and 10' deep?

I would use a compact track loader for that, as long as there is enough room for a ramp out. I would guess that you have to haul everything away as well right?
With the loader you can get it on the truck at the same time.

Actually, I would use the mini ex and the track loader, might speed things up.


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On that job I needed to dig down 9' to the foundation footing on 1 of those buildings (the one without siding). I stacked the soil on the surface close to the machine. When I had a big enough pile I would move the excavator out of the way and grab the soil with the skid loader and get it out of there, repeat as needed.
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I would use a John Deere 135zts how deep are the footings on the 2 existing building? I hope there are as deep or you will definitely need to underpin or provide shoring in front of them.
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How do you put a hole 14' wide between buildings that are only 11.5' apart?
the building on one side jogs out, so where the ex would sit it is 11.5', but where the addition goes they are 14' apart.

As far as shoring etc. goes that wasn't the question. I was just making conversation about a challenging job that may be coming up and some people on here jump to the conclusion that I don't know what I'm doing.

The loader with a ramp idea was already thought of but on the side of this site (that actually has access) is an information tunnel about 3' away.
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backhoe1, sorry if you took my ramblings as jumping to a conclusion that you know not what you are doing. It's just that the information you gave us looked weird but now that you explain it, you are forgiven.

Sometimes people will bring up other issues as we did, from experience, and most of the time you don't really want to know why we have that experience. That comes from the 'let's leave that buried' files.
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backhoe1, sorry if you took my ramblings as jumping to a conclusion that you know not what you are doing. It's just that the information you gave us looked weird but now that you explain it, you are forgiven.

Sometimes people will bring up other issues as we did, from experience, and most of the time you don't really want to know why we have that experience. That comes from the 'let's leave that buried' files.
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Yes, yes. And we like pictures.
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i would use a komatsu pc 128UU like this one it can spin entirely with in its tracks and is only 8 feet wide only thing is you don't have a lot of reach but with that ammount of space you could back a 10 wheeler in behind you and load the truck
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