Loading Tri-Axle

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by cnymowing, May 12, 2014.

  1. cnymowing

    cnymowing LawnSite Member
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    Price of the trucking aside, the general consensus is that I will have no problem loading a tri with the Cat... That's good to know.

    If anybody has any tips for loading one, that would help a lot too.
     
  2. whiffyspark

    whiffyspark LawnSite Fanatic
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    It just depends on where you stage. You don't want the truck there any longer than you have to.

    299 bucket will hold about 1.3 yards of soil a scoop.
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  3. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
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    Are you removing strictly soil or plant material also?
    Plant material will be harder to scoop/dump especially if its a mature landscape.

    Around here trucks run us $100/hr with a 3hr min. So it's cheaper for us to use dumpsters. Stage the material so dumpster can be dropped close as possible. Once dumpster is dropped start filling and have driver go pick up another can. Rinse and repeat. No wasted time waiting for a truck to go to dump and return.
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  4. cnymowing

    cnymowing LawnSite Member
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    There will be some plant material, I am planning on staging everything in one pile out of the way after hours so that I am not running machinery all day right near the business entrance
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  5. Nelson M Martin

    Nelson M Martin LawnSite Member
    from Ontario
    Posts: 191

    Just just yesterday i loaded 14 tri-axle loads of topsoil in approx 3 hrs with the T770 bobcat. Had to wait bout 15 minutes for truck to return from dumping sites. i had no problems loading everything from one side
    One small trick to make things easier, I would suggest having the loader pad bout 1 ft higher then the truck pad. Makes it nicer to see what's happening while u dump loader bucket
     
  6. Dountman

    Dountman LawnSite Member
    from MA
    Posts: 85

    Build a ramp.
     
  7. Dirtman2007

    Dirtman2007 LawnSite Platinum Member
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    keep the door shut so u don't fill the cab with dirt ;)
     
  8. SP Landscaping

    SP Landscaping LawnSite Member
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    Yeah prices are crazy high around here.......union guys are getting $175 a hr for tri's. buddy of mine is union and told me, I almost had a stroke when he told me what he gets.
    After a tri goes straight to a trailer and now with all the overweight bullshit in New York your need 3 fixed axels and a steerable lift to get 117
     
  9. Dirtman2007

    Dirtman2007 LawnSite Platinum Member
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    live in the south with our 6.5 tons per axle weight laws and youll see why we have dump trucks with 7 axles!
     

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