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paul
03-29-2001, 06:13 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, 06:43 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!!

Paul

Rex Mann
03-29-2001, 08:54 PM
Paul,

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.


Rex

Stonehenge
03-29-2001, 09:39 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.