Dozer Excavation Mass excavation using a crawler tractor with a dozing blade attached. Costs shown include excavation and pushing soil 150' to a stockpile. Based on good access and a maximum of 5% grade. Increase or reduce costs 20% for each 50' of push more or less than 150'. Cubic yards (CY) per hour shown are undisturbed bank measure and are based on a 1-man crew. Use the following as minimum job charges: $850 if using a D-4 or a D-6 dozer; $1,350 if using a D-7 or D-8 dozer; or $2,000 if using a D-9 dozer.
Gravel or loose sand
    100 HP D-4 dozer with “S”-blade
      (29 CY per hour) TO@.034 CY — 1.91 1.99 3.90
    140 HP D-6 dozer with “S”-blade
      (56 CY per hour) TO@.018 CY — 1.01 1.40 2.41
    200 HP D-7 dozer with “S”-blade
      (78 CY per hour) TO@.013 CY — .73 1.40 2.13
    335 HP D-8 dozer with “U”-blade
      (140 CY per hour) TO@.007 CY — .39 1.06 1.45
    460 HP D-9 dozer with “U”-blade
      (205 CY per hour) TO@.005 CY — .28 1.17 1.45
Loam or soft clay
    100 HP D-4 dozer with “S”-blade
      (26 CY per hour) TO@.038 CY — 2.14 2.23 4.37
    140 HP D-6 dozer with “S”-blade
      (50 CY per hour) TO@.020 CY — 1.12 1.56 2.68
    200 HP D-7 dozer with “S”-blade
      (70 CY per hour) TO@.014 CY — .79 1.51 2.30
    335 HP D-8 dozer with “U”-blade
      (125 CY per hour) TO@.008 CY — .45 1.21 1.66
    460 HP D-9 dozer with “U” blade
      (185 CY per hour) TO@.005 CY — .28 1.17 1.45
Shale, sandstone or blasted rock
    100 HP D-4 dozer with “S”-blade
      (20 CY per hour) TO@.051 CY — 2.87 2.99 5.86
    140 HP D-6 dozer with “S”-blade
      (38 CY per hour) TO@.026 CY — 1.46 2.03 3.49
    200 HP D-7 dozer with “S”-blade
      (53 CY per hour) TO@.019 CY — 1.07 2.05 3.12
    335 HP D-8 dozer with “U”- blade
      (95 CY per hour) TO@.011 CY — .62 1.66 2.28
    460 HP D-9 dozer with “U”- blade
      (140 CY per hour) TO@.007 CY — .39 1.63 2.02
Scraper-Hauler Excavation Mass excavation using a self-propelled scraper-hauler. Equipment costs include the scraper-hauler and a crawler tractor with a dozer blade attached pushing it 10 minutes each hour. Cubic yards (CY) per hour shown are undisturbed bank measure. Work done in clay, shale or soft rock will cost 10% to 25% more.
15 CY self-propelled 200 HP scraper-hauler and a D-8 335 HP tractor pushing. Use $6,000 as a minimum job charge.
  1,000' haul (9 cycles and 135 CY per hr) SS@.016 CY — .82 1.23 2.05
  2,500' haul (6 cycles and 90 CY per hr) SS@.024 CY — 1.22 1.84 3.06
  4,000' haul (4.5 cycles and 68 CY per hr) SS@.032 CY — 1.63 2.45 4.08
24 CY self-propelled 350 HP scraper-hauler and a D-9 460 HP tractor pushing. Use $8,000 as a minimum job charge.
  1,000' haul (9 cycles and 225 CY per hr) SS@.010 CY — .51 1.03 1.54
  2,500' haul (6 cycles and 150 CY per hr) SS@.014 CY — .71 1.44 2.15

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