Skid Steer hopper

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by Dirtman2007, Jan 18, 2010.

  1. Dirtman2007

    Dirtman2007 LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Looking for some info on where to buy or rent a hopper like Ron uses on his skid steer.
    Just bidded on a job and it has 1400 tons of class 1 rip rap ( up to 22" in diameter) and it all has to be hauled using a skid steer due to limited access. Will one of these units even with stand that being dumped into it?
     
  2. curtisfarmer

    curtisfarmer LawnSite Senior Member
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    Maybe for about 1 day with that size rock:laugh::laugh::laugh:
     
  3. backhoe

    backhoe LawnSite Member
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    probably had better buy it if you're planning on hauling that big of rock.
     
  4. Dirtman2007

    Dirtman2007 LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Thats what I was thinking but dang I'm not looking forward to moving that one ton at the time with the takkie 150. Might have to find me a skid steer operator for that month lol
     
  5. Lazer_Z

    Lazer_Z LawnSite Silver Member
    from NJ
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    Chris give Jr a shot, I'm sure he'd be willing :laugh:
     
  6. curtisfarmer

    curtisfarmer LawnSite Senior Member
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    If you bought an affordable 1 and reinforced it with plate inside the hopper, it may hold up. The cost may be cheaper than running it up 1 bucket at a time. Is it the vehicle size restriction? How about a small Marooka or other offroad haul truck? My other thought would be a high capacity bucket which would would have to be loaded with another machine to gain full capacity. Looks like some # crunching since there are some serious trips involved.
     
  7. Barge Man

    Barge Man LawnSite Senior Member
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    Chris what about renting one of those small JCB haul truck's?
     
  8. Dirtman2007

    Dirtman2007 LawnSite Platinum Member
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    how about a barge? its the dang job you sent me the link on!

    hook a brother up lol

    For everyone else I forgot to say this is for fixing eroded shoreline on a lake
     
  9. Barge Man

    Barge Man LawnSite Senior Member
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    Tell me how to get there already got it on the trailer :laugh:

    truck barge.jpg
     
  10. wanabe

    wanabe LawnSite Senior Member
    from So. IL
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    Most all of the trailers hauling rock that size have are lined with boards to take the impact. You almost need a hopper made out of hardox plate material. Maybe finding a bigger bucket and welding on a coupler plate would be a better option?
     

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