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To: El Laton Caliente
If I remember my discovery channel correctly the larger standard Yutes (Off Road Dumptrucks) are 40 yards/120 tons and the larger shovels fill them in one scoop. That would make four tons a small fraction of one scoop.

That would be 30 tons per cubic yard... That doesn't compute, unless it was lead. 60,000 pounds for a 3x3x3 ft. cube of dirt???

34 posted on 07/05/2006 12:52:15 PM PDT by EricT. (SpecOps needs to paint the NYT building with a targeting laser.)
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To: EricT.

That's three tons per cubic yard.


38 posted on 07/05/2006 1:18:21 PM PDT by TexanToTheCore (This space for hire...)
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To: EricT.

Your right. Sand or gravel loose is 105 lbs / cubic foot or about 1.4175 tons per cubic yard. Since oil sand is "wet" with hydrocarbons it should weigh a little more (about 5 lbs per gallon). That would have the load at over 56 tons.

The 120 tons I was using is a gross maximum weight rating that includes the weight of the truck.

And they do also haul lead ore... ;^)


41 posted on 07/05/2006 1:49:32 PM PDT by El Laton Caliente (NRA Member & GUNSNET.NET Moderator)
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