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bridging 24" trench for bobcat??

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by sgilroy, Sep 8, 2007.

  1. sgilroy

    sgilroy LawnSite Member
    Posts: 12

    what can i use to bridge a 24" wide trench for a t130 bobcat? i believe the weight is about 4000 lbs and the 60" bucket would have a scoop of crushed stone at its heaviest load.

    can i get away with 2x6 or 8s with 3/4" ext ply over the top?

  2. tthomass

    tthomass LawnSite Gold Member
    from N. VA
    Posts: 3,497

    3/4" plywood.....track machine will cruise right over........put 2-3 layers

    or fill it up and dig it out later
  3. sgilroy

    sgilroy LawnSite Member
    Posts: 12

    not sure if it matters but it has wheels and not tracks.
  4. sgilroy

    sgilroy LawnSite Member
    Posts: 12

    not sure if it matters but it has wheels, not tracks.

  5. cgland

    cgland LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,929

    "T" usually means "Track" in the Bobcat number system.

  6. sgilroy

    sgilroy LawnSite Member
    Posts: 12

    sorry, it's an S130. thanks for the correction.
  7. forestfireguy

    forestfireguy LawnSite Senior Member
    from nj
    Posts: 601

    Get a few heavy timbers, or best method is fill it in and dig it out after........
  8. steve5966

    steve5966 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 210

    Bridge planks, railroads use them, about 4" thick 12" wide. If you want t use 2 by's and plywood we can start a pool for how many trips till it breaks.
  9. patpls

    patpls LawnSite Member
    from Mn
    Posts: 80

    How about trailer ramps.
  10. ChampionLS

    ChampionLS LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,066

    2x12's will work fine. If you use plywood, I think you'll snap it.

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