help guys how much does a 10x10 by 6'' thick metal plate weigh?

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by mrsops, Feb 29, 2008.

  1. mrsops

    mrsops LawnSite Silver Member
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    hey guys i got a call on moving a 10x10 by 6'' metal plate from one job site to another how much does this thing weigh? can i lift it with my 341 excavator? or my s330 bobcat??
     
  2. cat2

    cat2 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Mi
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    Your going to need a john deere ctl 332
     
  3. mrsops

    mrsops LawnSite Silver Member
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    i dont no about that but thanks for your input
     
  4. cat2

    cat2 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Mi
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    I'm not sure what that would weigh. How are you planning on lifting it? You really couldn't with pallet forks. Is there a hook or something mounted on the plate?
     
  5. Digdeep

    Digdeep LawnSite Bronze Member
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    If you're saying that the metal (steel I'm assuming) is 6 inches thick X 10 feet long X 10 feet across I don't think that either of your machines will move it. If those are the correct dimensions and the plate is just solid steel it will weigh over 20k lbs and your 341 is just over 11k lbs.
     
  6. RockSet N' Grade

    RockSet N' Grade LawnSite Silver Member
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    well, like they said in "Jaws".........I think you are going to need a bigger boat! and in this case a bigger machine. That little hunk of metal weighs about 24,480 lbs if my math is right.
    3" plate weighs 124.4 lbs per square foot......take it from there, its only 12 ton.
     
  7. RockSet N' Grade

    RockSet N' Grade LawnSite Silver Member
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    if your excavator AND skid can lift that without killing both machines and operators....I'll buy ya a beer.....
     
  8. bobcat_ron

    bobcat_ron LawnSite Fanatic
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    Where did that sheet get ripped off from? A ship yard???
     
  9. mrsops

    mrsops LawnSite Silver Member
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    that was funny ron did you just come up with that 1 :usflag:
     
  10. bobcat_ron

    bobcat_ron LawnSite Fanatic
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    Yah, I'm off my meds again!
     

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