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Stripping Topsoil Deere Pull pans? 290,000ft 2

Discussion in 'General Industry Questions' started by snowexcavation, Jul 14, 2019.

  1. snowexcavation

    snowexcavation New Member

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    Sorry I posted this on the scraper forum but I might get lots more info here. I’m a young kid own a small earthmoving business, got a small subdivision and need to strip 11,000 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 knowledgefrom 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 500’ cut and 700’ empty distance to the cut. Material is topsoil with a slight bit of clay content, I think a frost bit might be a good match. I will strip an average of 1’ cut until I hit a suitable cobble rock base for the road, Ive got an idea of my production and fuel burn but would love to hear some facts from what you guys have achieved and burned in a day with pull pans. In theory the tractor should be able to get a 17 yard load as the scraper has a heapedcapacity 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 an old wore out 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. The old wore out 623 is the only scraper I can find in the state of Utah to rent so that’s my options there. Facts, Advice, wisdom, and criticism welcome.

    Thanks in Advance

    Bridger
     
  2. mg2361

    mg2361 Senior Member

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    Welcome to HEF Bridger;)! Lots of great knowledge on this sight with much to learn. I'm sure the facts, advice, wisdom and criticism:D are on the way.
     
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  3. f311fr1

    f311fr1 Senior Member

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    Get hold of JAYPAYDIRT on youtube. He is in Idaho and runs pans all the time.
     
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  4. Raildudes dad

    Raildudes dad Senior Member

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    Ag tractors pulling pans are pretty popular around here especially for residential subdivisions and larger commercial developments.
     
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