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KrayzKajun
12-31-2009, 03:54 PM
a buddy of mine is opening a resturant.

im doin the landscaping and removing the concrete from the old parking lot.

well he calls me today about digging a hole for the industrial grease trap.

the trap is 8' x 5' x 5' it is made of fiberglass.

also i will be removing the trap from one location and transporting it to the new resturant.

any suggestions???

bobcat_ron
12-31-2009, 04:22 PM
Any 4 ton machine will do the job.

Ozz
12-31-2009, 05:38 PM
35? maybe a 50? I think a 35 would work.

Gravel Rat
12-31-2009, 06:45 PM
Get the largest machine your rental place rents and what you can carry on your trailer.

Junior M
12-31-2009, 07:04 PM
a 4ton to 5ton machine will work just fine..

So like a 331 at the smallest..

AWJ Services
12-31-2009, 07:09 PM
Whats the tank weigh?
How deep is the hole?

KrayzKajun
12-31-2009, 08:41 PM
Get the largest machine your rental place rents and what you can carry on your trailer.
Thts wht I was planning on doin
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flairland
12-31-2009, 09:57 PM
Deere 27C ZTS will easily have it dug in an hour! :weightlifter:

AWJ Services
12-31-2009, 09:59 PM
Deere 27C ZTS will easily have it dug in an hour! :weightlifter:

The problem is always reach when holes are to be dug.

KrayzKajun
12-31-2009, 10:05 PM
Whats the tank weigh?
How deep is the hole?

i dont know wht the tank weighs. it made of fiberglass.

the hole needs to be atleast six feet deep!

AWJ Services
12-31-2009, 11:05 PM
i dont know wht the tank weighs. it made of fiberglass.

the hole needs to be atleast six feet deep!

As long as you have access on 4 sides you can dig it with anything pretty much. I would get at least 7k pound machine with a long reach.
A 5000 pound machine will have a hard time moving the tank if it weighs close to 1000 pounds.
Those tanks have to be reinforced for the weight of the soil above them and they can be heavy.

Gravel Rat
12-31-2009, 11:07 PM
I imagine you are cutting a hole into some asphalt then digging this hole so you need a machine with some reach. You can't dig yourself a bench to sit on and dig the hole. So you will need a machine that can dig a full 6 feet deep.

Junior M
12-31-2009, 11:07 PM
As long as you have access on 4 sides you can dig it with anything pretty much. I would get at least 7k pound machine with a long reach.
A 5000 pound machine will have a hard time moving the tank if it weighs close to 1000 pounds.
Those tanks have to be reinforced for the weight of the soil above them and they can be heavy.
So get a 5ton and you'll have enough of everything.. Or close enough..

KrayzKajun
01-01-2010, 07:43 PM
the rental place i use has 11,000lb and 16,000lb machines. the price difference is only $40 a day. would the 16,000lb machine be overkill??

AWJ Services
01-01-2010, 07:56 PM
the rental place i use has 11,000lb and 16,000lb machines. the price difference is only $40 a day. would the 16,000lb machine be overkill??

As long as you can haul it and have the room for it no it is not overkill.
Better to have to much machine rather than not enough.

Gravel Rat
01-01-2010, 08:08 PM
I would rent the 8 ton machine if you can get it. You want the reach and with a 8 ton it will take you not too long to dig the hole.

KrayzKajun
01-01-2010, 08:32 PM
i should have no problem hauling the machine!

Gravel Rat
01-01-2010, 08:44 PM
It will be heavy on your trailer just take it slow and keep most of the weight on the trailer axles.

pitrack
01-02-2010, 01:53 AM
Lets see some pics when you get it!

KrayzKajun
01-02-2010, 12:45 PM
Lets see some pics when you get it!

will do! they shooting for next weekend to get the job rolling!

93turbo
01-02-2010, 07:32 PM
Do you have another trailer besides the one in your pic cause 8 tons is gonna be to heavy for that trailer and a 11000 lb machine will more then easilly handle a hole that small

KrayzKajun
01-03-2010, 07:02 PM
i'll prolly go with the 11,000lb machine incase i have to transport the tank also!

the tank prolly doesnt weigh more than 1000lbs

93turbo
01-03-2010, 07:28 PM
i'll prolly go with the 11,000lb machine incase i have to transport the tank also!

the tank prolly doesnt weigh more than 1000lbs

I set some 3600lb culverts with a bobcat 341 so you should be able to handle that tank no problem:weightlifter:

GWhunter
01-03-2010, 09:20 PM
I've hauled a case 50 with my 250 and gn trailer. My gn's gvw is 15,600 and the case weighed in at just over 12k. So I was a bit over but it was a local haul. The truck and trailer handle it fine. But make sure you put the mini over the trailer axles and the just rest the boom on the front of the trailer. But I would not recommend going any bigger machine with your truck. If you need a bigger machine get it delivered.

Matt