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Earthmoving Job, Deere Pull pans?

Discussion in 'Scrapers' started by snowexcavation, Jul 14, 2019 at 12:37 AM.

  1. snowexcavation

    snowexcavation New Member

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    I’m a young kid own a small earthmoving business, got a small subdivision and need to strip 8000 yards of topsoil. Ran Four scenarios; Truck and hoe, Cat and can, paddle wheel and blade and Deere 9570 with pull pan. Cheapest cost based on my calcs was the Deere pull pan. I’m looking for some more hardened facts and actual knowledge from guys that have ran them. Here’s some more background, the job is a u shaped job with the right side and left side of the U approximately 800’ long. The bottom portion is about 750’ There will be 2 4000 yard stockpiles running 600’ along the inner portion of the left and right side of the U, so my haul distance is very short. There is one offshoot road on the left side of the U that will be about a 700’ cut and 900’ haul to the pile. Material is topsoil with lots of clay content, I think a frost bit might be a good match. Ive got an idea of my production and fuel burn but would love to hear some facts from what you guys have achieved with pull pans. In theory the tractor should be able to get a 17 yard load as the scraper has a heaped capacity of 20 yards. I’m trying to be conservative but I’m sure one of you guys knows more. My father ran a JD 8300 with a Miskin 17 yard with a ripper for years. I’ve got a bit of an idea but a 9570 R is a whole different ballgame of a tractor than a 8300. I’ve never attempted a dirt job this big mostly do small grading projects for concrete prep and sidewalk prep, I’m 18 and have ran a 623 but found it pretty useless unless I had a blade windowing for me. When I had a D6T shoving on the back in the 23 the poor paddle motor couldn’t keep up. Facts, Advice, wisdom, and criticism welcome.

    Thanks in Advance

    Bridger
     
  2. AzIron

    AzIron Senior Member

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    23 s and a dozer are never a great combination that's a finish scraper compared to mass grade

    Around here we only use pans on small jobs in select material other wise it's all push pulls most guys are running 37s or 31s with a 9 pushing so the first question is what equipment can you come up with the easiest that may be what makes your decision

    Never used an r series but JD 4 wheel tractors in my experience doing work with a laser box was consistently between 17 and 20 gallons an hour that was by no means run at the peak all day but it was working pretty steady

    Hope that helps
     
  3. snowexcavation

    snowexcavation New Member

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    AzIron, the only scraper in the state available at this time is a lone 621, or a wore out 623 that is down for a bit. 27s 37s or a 31 is out of the question not to mention if one was available the rental rates are sky high because of obvious supply and demand.
     
  4. Shimmy1

    Shimmy1 Senior Member

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    I've been pulling an 1810E with a Cat Challenger for over 15 years. I've had both a 75C and a 95E. Fuel consumption is a little more on the E, but still around 12-14 gph. I've also pulled an 18 yard pan quite a little with a 485 Quad, fuel burn is considerably more, around 18-20 gph. I'm going to venture a guess that you will be using all of 25 gph, maybe more with that Deere. Without seeing the job, it sounds like the majority of your hauls are going to be around 700', which should make for decent cycle times, 5-7 minute average? 100 loads per day would be my goal. If it doesn't matter how rough it looks when you're done, then a drop-center is the way to go, will definitely speed up loading, but also can push dirt over the back.
     
  5. snowexcavation

    snowexcavation New Member

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    When I pull out of my cut I’ll have a 100’ or so to my stockpile but my pile will be upwards of 400’ long then after the stockpile I’ll have another 80’ or so to get back in the cut, my stockpiles will be running parrell to the cut, do you figure your “hauls” are to the stockpile or through the stockpile and back to the cut?
     
  6. Shimmy1

    Shimmy1 Senior Member

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    Yes, round trip. Sounds like I'm pretty close. :cool:
     
  7. deerert295

    deerert295 Well-Known Member

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    solid underfoot good 623 do a great job.Miskin 17 yard in good shape with a good mechanical front or medium belted tractor also should work well.Im curious rental rate of the new deere and 20 yard scraper I'm assuming a 2010 deere ejector
     
  8. deerert295

    deerert295 Well-Known Member

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    we are taking only 8000yds close haul topsoil good 623 do it in 5 days 100 loads a day 16 bank yards migt get 125 loads
     
  9. deerert295

    deerert295 Well-Known Member

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    popularity of an elevating scraper way down last 30 years but if conditions are right no finer piece of equipment for speed penetration clean up compaction fine clean up they can do it all
     
  10. Shimmy1

    Shimmy1 Senior Member

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    I'm pretty sure on a close haul like this, I would tear an elevating scraper a new behind with my two-track and scoop. But, I have spent well north of 10k hours in the seat, lol.
     
  11. ShaneK

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