View Full Version : Moving stones

03-29-2001, 07:13 PM
Ok all you Heavy equipment guys, Bidding a job now that requires me to move 400 tons of boulders, not the little ones that most landscapers use these are big 5' X 5' X 5' so looking at 6 to 9 tons. hard part it's along a river and I don't want them to roll down in to it:)
What size machine do I need? Thinking Excavator here now! dozer could push them but they have to be planted so they can't move.

Pauls Mowing
03-29-2001, 07:43 PM
A friend of mine did this type work, used a large excavator with a thumb on it to handle the rip-rap. You will need to know the weight of the rocks, and the reach you need to determine the size excavator to properly do the job. Good luck!!


Rex Mann
03-29-2001, 09:54 PM

Sounds like a job for a 320 Cat excavator. It has plenty of reach for a job like yours. A thumb would be a must.


03-29-2001, 10:39 PM
How deep's the water?

One company here handles almost all work of that type along our main (only) river. And they do a lot of the work by boat. Have a big crane/boom on the boat to put things in place. Maybe you could rent the services of a barge with a crane.