Scraper-Hauler Excavation (cont.) 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.
  4,000' haul (4.5 cycles and 113 CY per hr) SS@.019 CY — .97 1.96 2.93
32 CY self-propelled 550 HP scraper-hauler and a D-9 460 HP tractor pushing. Use $10,000 as a minimum job charge.
  1,000' haul (9 cycles and 315 CY per hr) SS@.007 CY — .36 .88 1.24
  2,500' haul (6 cycles and 219 CY per hr) SS@.010 CY — .51 1.25 1.76
  4,000' haul (4.5 cycles and 158 CY per hr) SS@.014 CY — .71 1.75 2.46
Manual Excavation Based on one throw (except where noted) of shoveled earth from trench or pit. Shoring or dewatering not included.
  Trench or pit in light soil (silty sand or loess, etc.)
    Up to 4' deep (.82 CY per hour) CL@1.22 CY — 49.30 — 49.30
    Over 4' to 6' deep (.68 CY per hour) CL@1.46 CY — 59.10 — 59.10
    Over 6' deep, two throws (.32 CY per hour) CL@3.16 CY — 128.00 — 128.00
  Trench or pit in medium soil (sandy clay, for example)
    Up to 4' deep (.68 CY per hour) CL@1.46 CY — 59.10 — 59.10
    Over 4' to 6' deep (.54 CY per hour) CL@1.86 CY — 75.20 — 75.20
    Over 6' deep, two throws (.27 CY per hour) CL@3.66 CY — 148.00 — 148.00
  Trench or pit in heavy soil (clayey materials, shales, caliche, etc.)
    Up to 4' deep (.54 CY per hour) CL@1.86 CY — 75.20 — 75.20
    Over 4' to 6' deep (.46 CY per hour) CL@2.16 CY — 87.40 — 87.40
    Over 6' deep, 2 throws (.25 CY per hour) CL@3.90 CY — 158.00 — 158.00
  Wheelbarrow (5 CF) on firm ground, load by shovel from pile, wheel 300 feet and dump
    Light soil (.74 CY per hour) CL@1.35 CY — 54.60 — 54.60
    Medium soil (.65 CY per hour) CL@1.54 CY — 62.30 — 62.30
    Heavy soil (.56 CY per hour) CL@1.79 CY — 72.40 — 72.40
    Loose rock (.37 CY per hour) CL@2.70 CY — 109.00 — 109.00
  Hand trim and shape
    Around utility lines (15 CF hour) CL@.065 CF — 2.63 — 2.63
    For slab on grade (63 SY per hour) CL@.016 SY — .65 — .65
    Trench bottom (100 SF per hour) CL@.010 SF — .40 — .40
Wellpoint Dewatering Based on header pipe connecting 2" diameter jetted wellpoints 5' on center. Includes header pipe, wellpoints, filter sand, pumps and swing joints. The header pipe length is usually equal to the perimeter of the area excavated.
Typical cost for installation and removal of wellpoint system with wellpoints 14' deep and placed 5' on center along 6" header pipe. Based on equipment rented for 1 month. Use 100 LF as a minimum job charge and add cost for operator as required. Also add (if required) for additional months of rental, fuel for the pumps, a standby pump, water truck for jetting, outflow pipe, permits and consultant costs.
6" header pipe and accessories, system per LF installed, rented 1 month and removed
        100 LF system C5@.535 LF 1.68 24.40 54.40 80.48
        200 LF system C5@.535 LF 1.68 24.40 32.50 58.58
        500 LF system C5@.535 LF 1.68 24.40 28.20 54.28
  1,000 LF system C5@.535 LF 1.68 24.40 23.70 49.78
  Add for 8" header pipe C5@.010 LF .05 .46 1.83 2.34
  Add for 18' wellpoint depth C5@.096 LF .13 4.37 5.78 10.28
  Add for second month — LF — — 17.50 17.00
  Add for each additional month — LF — — 10.10 10.10
  Add for operator, per hour TO@1.00 Hr — 56.20 — 56.20

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