Try your local Equipment rental store. Out here they have motorized
carts that hold 3/4 yard. You stand on the back & drive them to where
you need to pour. They also have a motorized dump on them.
PS: They don't tear up your yard, used one last spring.
> This summer, I am going to finish the installation of some
> heavy-duty guy anchors for my two "short" Rohn 25G
> towers (62' & 68'). Last summer, I dug 6 holes (by hand)
> that were 3' square by 4' deep. I ran out of time before
> the snow started to fall and didn't get the ground slotted
> to allow the anchor rods to come out of the ground at the
> proper angle, nor did I get the re-bar assemblies made up
> and installed. I hope to have all of that done in the next
> few weeks, weather permitting.
> I'm going to have 1/2 cubic yard of concrete in each hole,
> for a total of 3 cubic yards of concrete. I don't want a
> cement truck driving all over my lawn, creating deep ruts
> from the weight of it and was trying to come up with some
> practical alternatives.
> A friend of mine has a heavy-duty contractors' wheelbarrow
> that he has offered to let me borrow. But I have no idea of
> how many "trips" it would take to wheel all that concrete.
> My driveway is 100' long and if the truck were to remain
> parked in the road at the end of the driveway, that would
> be a lot of trips, I'm guessing.
> I've thought about employing the use of an "Agri-Fab"
> utility cart that I can pull behind my garden tractor. The
> specifications for the cart say that it has a capacity of
> 1,200 lbs. (it has a 10 cu. ft. capacity). The specs also
> say that a cubic foot of dirt weighs approximately 150
> pounds and I've loaded that cart with dirt until it would
> hold no more dirt.
> I thought about the possibility of filling the cart 1/2 way
> with concrete & hauling it to the holes in that manner. I
> made a heavier-duty "tailgate" for it, using 14 gauge
> steel, that simply lifts up out of the channels that it is
> mounted in. But I was wondering how difficult it would
> be to lift up with the cart partially filled with concrete.
> I also thought about using 5-gallon plastic buckets and
> using the cart to transport the buckets to the various
> holes & then emptying out the buckets by hand, after I
> got them to the hole locations.
> Around here, the cement truck drivers' time is at a pre-
> mium and I don't know how much time I would be allowed
> for the 3 cubic yards of concrete. I'm just looking for the
> easiest way to get this done and not waste too much of
> the driver's time.
> Any comments or suggestions on this would be apprecia-
> ted. Thank you very much.
> 73 de Brad, N9EN (ex-KA9LTR)
> at Radio Free Roscoe (IL)
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