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Perfect Truck-Loading Form

The ideal setup for loading spoil in trucks puts haul units close to the cut where bucket swing is short and through...

February 01, 2004

Truck-Loading FormThe ideal setup for loading spoil in trucks puts haul units close to the cut where bucket swing is short and through the end gate. Dump as the boom swings, smoothly filling the truck body and unloading the excavator before it must re-verse the swing direction. Place dump targets just off the end of the boom, so that extending the stick to keep the bucket over the truck bed will also position the stick to begin the next cut. You'll seldom see all of these conditions on a trenching site, but using any of these elements will boost productivity.

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