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# of buckets to fill belly dumps w 5.5cy bucket

Discussion in 'Wheel Loaders' started by surfsup, Feb 13, 2018.

  1. surfsup

    surfsup Member

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    I'm on a Doosan 420 rental loader tomorrow, 25 belly dumps will be lined up and ready to go. It's been a while since I've run in a similar situation, so I'm going to be rusty.
    A Doosen 420 should compare with a Cat 966 (5.5 cy bucket)

    How many buckets should it take to load the truck and trailer???
    I think the truck and trailer holds 7 and 7cy
    So am I filling the front 1.5, truck pulls forward and I dump the other half plus one? Does that take too long? Do I just go light on the second?
    Like I said, it's a rental and much bigger than the skip I've been running lately, I expect to be rusty (I spun out a nice pit area this afternoon)
    Thanks