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Unread 06-23-2005, 01:01 PM   #1
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Cement truck on my driveway

I'm wondering how much weight my asphalt driveway can support. I believe a cement truck weighs about 55,000 pounds loaded. Any ideas if I'm not sure how thick the driveway is? I need a lot of cement in an area that is accessible only through my driveway.

Can it handle it?

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Unread 06-23-2005, 01:04 PM   #2
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Sounds like you need to hire a pump guy, Or chance paying for a new cement driveway after you screw it up with a loaded cement truck.
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Unread 06-23-2005, 01:05 PM   #3
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Alot of variables there; what is the base like under your blacktop driveway, how thick is the blacktop, age of the blacktop. How long is your driveway? Can you put plywood or planks down. Otherwise depending on how far you are from the batching plant have them bring it in two trucks.
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Unread 06-23-2005, 01:06 PM   #4
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My driveway is currently asphalt and I'm not planning on changing that...especially not to concrete.
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Unread 06-23-2005, 01:08 PM   #5
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Alot of variables there; what is the base like under your blacktop driveway, how thick is the blacktop, age of the blacktop. How long is your driveway? Can you put plywood or planks down. Otherwise depending on how far you are from the batching plant have them bring it in two trucks.
Wish had all of these answers. Driveway is about 20 years old. I believe there is a thick course of class 5 down under the driveway. Thickness of blacktop? not sure. Driveway is very long...about 300 feet.
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Unread 06-23-2005, 01:11 PM   #6
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Wish had all of these answers. Driveway is about 20 years old. I believe there is a thick course of class 5 down under the driveway. Thickness of blacktop? not sure. Driveway is very long...about 300 feet.
Well that means wheeling it is out. Is it in good shape and wide enough so that the truck will not be to close to the edges. If so, I would say pour it early in the morning before it gets a chance to heat up, keep it away from the edges, maybe some plywood where he is going to dump from. Again depending on yardage, and distance have them bring it in two trucks.
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Unread 06-23-2005, 01:15 PM   #7
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If the driver can keep her down the middle he'd have about 3 feet on each side. It's in good shape other than a few full length splits from side to side that have been sealed up over the years.
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Unread 06-23-2005, 01:23 PM   #8
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Ah, you should be ok, it has been dry enough and it sounds like your driveway can take it. What are you pouring?
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Unread 06-23-2005, 01:25 PM   #9
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I'll be pouring footings and a floating slab for two separate garage structures. I've got about 3 acres of land that is domed and accessible only by my driveway. Very private.
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Unread 06-23-2005, 01:48 PM   #10
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i could pull that cement truck with my jeep and some straps
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Unread 06-23-2005, 02:01 PM   #11
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Re:Cement Truck

You could maybe have Robert Stephens standing by with VEX to winch that sucker outta there
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Unread 06-23-2005, 02:01 PM   #12
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Well if you're concerned with the weight of a truck, and the cost of a pump, they do make an attachment for a Bobcat skid steer loader. Check with your local rental shop and ask for a large capacity skid steer (if bobcat, an S300 would be perfect) and see if they have an attachement called a "Mud Bucket" from Loegering. It's basically a concrete hopper with a small chute on the front, made to be an alternative for wheeling concrete everywhere.

Why am I pitching this to you? My father invented the thing.
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You could maybe have Robert Stephens standing by with VEX to winch that sucker outta there
Oh no! ....you didnt
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Unread 06-23-2005, 02:27 PM   #14
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Probably carry the concete in his huge coyboy boots and hat.
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Unread 06-23-2005, 02:33 PM   #15
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You may have already considered this, but can the truck hop the curb and drive over the lawn/dirt by the driveway?

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