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Old 11-03-2013, 12:07 AM
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yes and future lifts will be added to yours. However if your lifts are not to spec than the entire compaction can fail. I am not trying to make more out of this than is there, only to point out how seemingly benign issues can become larger ones. At least add a stipulation in your contract that you are not responsible for compaction.
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Old 11-03-2013, 08:49 AM
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Here the soils compaction rate is tested and some soils just will not work.
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Old 11-03-2013, 08:59 AM
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700 yards of material at an average of 19"? I would not hesitate to use my TL130 to spread the material and compact it. We do it frequently here. A TL130 with 12" tracks, a full bucket of sand and track pack the material in 10"-12" lifts. We regularly get 95-97% density.

Kajun, did you buy a track loader yet? I'd use that to do this job.....
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Old 11-03-2013, 11:41 AM
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if were you I wouldnt bother renting a dozer. You could just use your tractor and a skid with you and another guy operating both at the same time and compacting it in 6 inch lifts and it wouldnt take very long doing it this way and the job would be done right. Maybe just rent a bigger skid if you dont feel like yours is big enough. Clay soils will compact fairly easily from just running it over numerous times and then doing a final grading at the end
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Old 11-03-2013, 06:05 PM
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700 yards of material at an average of 19"? I would not hesitate to use my TL130 to spread the material and compact it. We do it frequently here. A TL130 with 12" tracks, a full bucket of sand and track pack the material in 10"-12" lifts. We regularly get 95-97% density.

Kajun, did you buy a track loader yet? I'd use that to do this job.....
I would like to see you compact granular material to 95% with a skidsteer track before I buy that one.
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Old 11-03-2013, 06:17 PM
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I would like to see you compact granular material to 95% with a skidsteer track before I buy that one.
I agree. It really does make a difference.
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Old 11-03-2013, 06:34 PM
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Are you getting the fill for free?
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Old 11-04-2013, 08:40 PM
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Overfill dump truck and packed it in that way. Works great
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Old 11-04-2013, 08:54 PM
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I would like to see you compact granular material to 95% with a skidsteer track before I buy that one.
Or even a dozer. Dozers don't have much ground pressure.

Its hard to beat a sheep foot roller. Or even a skid attachment like Cornell has
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Old 11-04-2013, 09:00 PM
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I would like to see you compact granular material to 95% with a skidsteer track before I buy that one.
Give it a try sometime. You may be surprised. We don't do it that way all the time....but for a foot or so, it's usually not a problem. And yes, we have it tested for density.
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