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  1. #11
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    Bucks County, PA
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    Kubota B2400

    Default Re: FEL as Concrete Caddy?

    Thanks for the replies.

    There is not a easy way for the truck to pull close
    to the pour site. My neighbor's driveway is the closest hard
    surface to the destination. The truck could travel part
    way across my lawn, but that would be more work
    fixing the ruts left.

    I had 7 yards delivered a few years ago when I expanded
    the deck around the pool. I had three wheelbarrows and
    5 friends helping. Tipped the driver pretty good for his
    trouble, I don't think he was too upset. [img]/forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]

  2. #12
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    Wylie, Texas
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    JCB165HF

    Default Re: FEL as Concrete Caddy?

    <font color="blue">i wonder tho if the driver is going to be willing to wait around while u make 12 or 15 trips?</font>

    Oh they love to wait. You have fifteen minutes to unload the truck. Then it's a buck an a half a minute there after. Yup, ninety dollars an hour. You talk about time flying? Just be watching the second hand on your watch while that truck is sitting there idling on your time. [img]/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] [img]/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

  3. #13
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    Location
    Geneseo, New York
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    John Deere 4300

    Default Re: FEL as Concrete Caddy?

    I will be doing the same job tomorrow. Because of the lay of the land the truck will be parked on a drive three hundred feet from the pour. We will use my 4300 with a 430 loader and a skid loader to move the concrete.

    I have never moved it this far before but if the concrete is a tight mix there should be little if any settling in the buckets. My neighbor will be driving the truck and is ready for a little delay. We hope to have it moved in less than a half hour. I will let you know how we do.



  4. #14
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    Geneseo, New York
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    John Deere 4300

    Default Re: FEL as Concrete Caddy?

    The project went well and we moved the concrete in about twenty minutes. The last load in the skid steer just made it up the hill. The route was wet and rain made it slippery. The 4300 did better but could not carry as much as the skid steer.

  5. #15
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    West Virginia (Eastern Panhandle)
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    '78 Kubota B6100DT

    Default Re: FEL as Concrete Caddy?

    What is the "working time" for ready mix concrete? I know it would depend alot on the weather and dryness of the base but just ballpark. I'm thinking of getting 60 feet of 36" wide walkway poured and wondering, if there was just me, would I have enough time to pour it straight from the truck into the form, then level it and finish it before it got too stiff?

  6. #16
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    Geneseo, New York
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    John Deere 4300

    Default Re: FEL as Concrete Caddy?

    Sixty feet should not be a problem if the truck can reach the forms. A bright sunny day will make you work faster. If you are worried about it slowing it down, just cover it with plastic.

  7. #17
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    Default Re: FEL as Concrete Caddy?

    I had a thirty square foot pad to make for some air conditioning coils Saturday. I grabbed the portland on a pallet, the concrete mixer, the six foot bucket, and the handy little 1/3 yard concrete bucket I make.

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  8. #18
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    Default Re: FEL as Concrete Caddy?

    another view
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  9. #19
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    Default Re: FEL as Concrete Caddy?

    Then it's a simple matter of putting the mud where you want it.
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  10. #20
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    Default Re: FEL as Concrete Caddy?

    again
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