- Jan 19, 2005
I have a hillside grading job on Tuesday and I was wondering how steep of a slope a T300, T250, or a Cat 287B can handle. It looks like a 1 to 1 or a 45 degree slope. I didnt measure it when I did the job walk but maybe I should have. Basicaly whats going on here is a new deck / carport over a hillside in Silver Lake, California. The contractor has already drilled and poured 12 caissons. My job is to remove all the caisson spoils from the hillside and grade the slope to about 45 degrees from what I guessed. The slope is kinda hilly due to spoils and natural terrain. Access to the sight is from the street above, where I will being loading the 10 wheel dump truck. The area is about 100 feet wide by 150 feet down the hill. Below this area is a retaining wall and a small street. At least I cant crash into a house down below! My plan is to cut / grade a path downward to within what I think grade will be. Then I will back down this path and begin cuting and grading upward and loading the truck. I know I cannot turn on this steep of a slope, so this is my plan. Im going to bring my 963 for pulling me back up the slope if I get stuck. What do you guys think??? Is there a better way using equipment that wont cost a small fortune? Can these machines handle it? Can they handle more than a 45 degree slope?