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Old 02-26-2011, 09:22 PM
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Could you knotch out a spot in the hill and put a long boom excavator midway and work like that? just thinking of other options
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Old 02-26-2011, 09:23 PM
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is it detrimental to run the motor on a slope like that for an extended period of time. I thought I remember reading in my Cummins book not to exceed a certain slope or the engine would not get the proper lubrication.. ?
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Old 02-26-2011, 09:45 PM
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2:1 is as much as I would want to sit and consistently work on. I've dove/climbed some short 1.5:1's, 10-15' shots a couple times but not sitting and working, just traveling through and that's enough for my liking.
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Old 02-26-2011, 10:30 PM
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Its not like i would be digging all day. We are putting in about 50 steps going down the hill. There will be 4 steps in a row and then a 5' walkway, then the next set of steps. Theres very little digging. The machine will spent more time just setting the stairs then digging.
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Old 02-26-2011, 11:00 PM
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Its not like i would be digging all day. We are putting in about 50 steps going down the hill. There will be 4 steps in a row and then a 5' walkway, then the next set of steps. Theres very little digging. The machine will spent more time just setting the stairs then digging.
Then its not a 45 degree (1 to 1) slope, as you wouldn't have any room for a walkway, by definition your rise vs. run would have to be equal with no break. Sounds like it may be closer to a 45% slope (roughly a 20 degree slope) or 3:1.
which you should be fine on.
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