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Old 05-12-2014, 06:57 AM
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Loading Tri-Axle

I recently landed a decent landscape job demoing and removing a large commercial landscape. The total haul off is around 130 yards of spoils. My plan is to contract a local trucking company to do the hauling, as their rates seem reasonable ($113 per tri-axle load).

My question is about loading the tri-axles... I will have a rental track loader and a mini ex for this project. My usual rental company is recommending a Cat 299D (their largest CTL) and a Cat 305D or E with a 36" grading bucket.

Will the 299D be able to load a tri-axle? The trucks are big kenworths with a single topper side board if you know what I mean.

My other options are to find and contract an owner/operator of or rent a 6 wheel dump, or rent a different or extra machine.

Please let me know what your recommendations are. Thank you!
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Old 05-12-2014, 07:03 AM
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Yeah you don't even need machines that big.
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Old 05-12-2014, 07:15 AM
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I've loaded a tri axle with our 257
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Old 05-12-2014, 08:45 AM
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Jrs- about how long did it take you to load if you remember? And how hard was it to do?
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Old 05-12-2014, 09:01 AM
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Depends on cycle times. If you pile it then bring a truck in it'll go aster
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Old 05-12-2014, 11:29 AM
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What about using dumpsters? Lower load height, drive machine into dumpster to maximize material going in.
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Old 05-12-2014, 04:29 PM
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Jrs- about how long did it take you to load if you remember? And how hard was it to do?
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It wasn't hard, if you can access both sides of the truck it's even easier.

As was said load time depends on cycle and how material to be loaded is staged.
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Old 05-12-2014, 08:03 PM
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I recently landed a decent landscape job demoing and removing a large commercial landscape. The total haul off is around 130 yards of spoils. My plan is to contract a local trucking company to do the hauling, as their rates seem reasonable ($113 per tri-axle load).

My question is about loading the tri-axles... I will have a rental track loader and a mini ex for this project. My usual rental company is recommending a Cat 299D (their largest CTL) and a Cat 305D or E with a 36" grading bucket.

Will the 299D be able to load a tri-axle? The trucks are big kenworths with a single topper side board if you know what I mean.

My other options are to find and contract an owner/operator of or rent a 6 wheel dump, or rent a different or extra machine.

Please let me know what your recommendations are. Thank you!
Sounds expensive, around me tri-axles are getting 100-110 a hr and with a 299 I could load 20-25 yard in 15 min tops depending on how close the pile is to the load zone.
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Old 05-12-2014, 08:48 PM
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Sounds expensive, around me tri-axles are getting 100-110 a hr and with a 299 I could load 20-25 yard in 15 min tops depending on how close the pile is to the load zone.
dang tri's are 65 a hr here. Be lucky to get 70-75 with a quad.
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Old 05-12-2014, 08:51 PM
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Damn 60 for a tandem and tops $68 for a tri axle. No such thing as quads up here.
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