Thanks kindly for the advice on the compaction. I'm sure plenty will be "loose" once I get all the stumps removed. I do have a couple of options available to me concerning compaction however. One is a sheeps foot roller I can borrow to pull behind the dozer, the other a vibrating roller for a skid steer loader. I don't have high flow hydraulics on my Case 1845C but it's soon replacement does, which that roller really requires. That sheep foot roller gets really heavy when it's filled up too.....
I "perked" the soil about 10 years ago to evaluate septic systems to install and the composition is mostly clay so doesn't soak water in very fast. Citing this I plan to build the house elevation at a bit of height, and taper, or slope the ground so the water runs away. There will be a full basement and the floor will be over about a foot of pea gravel which will be vibraplate leveled down, (I do have one of those). I purchased a lot of stuff to build my shop but really only kept the skid steer, "Stomper", and plate compactor(s), selling most of the other items. Also kept the transit for setting my elevations then and have found use for it often.
Another option I have is a guy I know would like to trade his services for mine. He has an excavator needing some joint work so we may trade out some as I have a line boring and welding setup. Might be easier to have him remove the stumps from the ground and I do the pushing with the dozer to the burn pile. No agreements in place with this however.
Feel free to shoot out ideas as you see fit. I have virtually no experience with ground work and really not much of a carpenter but I do a lot of learning along the way during projects. This project has been in the works for many years but it is a big project so a "bite at a time" as they say.