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Excavators

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by fall46, Jun 2, 2009.

  1. fall46

    fall46 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 141

    If something close to these size in excavators were used on a asphalt driveway would 3/4 plywood protect it from damaging the surface. Access to tearing out an old poured concrete wall is only accessible by driving on neighbors asphalt driveway

    http://www.deere.com/en_US/cfd/const...17d/index.html
    http://www.cat.com/cda/layout/cda/la...1&x=7&f=226947
    http://www.volvo.com/constructionequ...troduction.htm
    http://bobcat.com/excavators/models/e35
    http://www.takeuchi-mfg.co.uk/excavators/tb016.html
     
  2. Junior M

    Junior M LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,539

    If they are rubber tracked you wont have to worry about tearing up an asphalt driveway aslong as its not crumbling to bits..
     
  3. soopa

    soopa LawnSite Member
    from NY
    Posts: 135

    Just put plywood on the edges of the driveway, otherwise they may crush the edge. 3/4" Plywood is more than sufficient to distribute the weight. I wouldn't worry about any of those machines on the driveway itself if it's in decent shape. It should be fine.

    HOWEVER... how are you getting the concrete out of the area? If you're moving large pieces of concrete out by machine (like with a skid steer or track loader or even with the excavator) over the driveway, the whole game changes. I've had driveways crumble to bits under the pressure of the loader once its got a big chunk of concrete in the bucket.

    On a side note, what's with the wide range of excavators listed? Wildly different machines you've got linked up there.
     

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