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QUICK REFERENCE TABLES & TOOLS

Calculating appropriate volumes is critical to accuracy. Use this table to quickly find bank volumes, loose volumes and corresponding load factors.

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COMMON MATERIALS LOOSE BANK, LOAD FACTORS TABLE

There are ways to get big benefits without investing in a full-blown 3D GPS-enabled system. It often makes sense to start with 2D, then scale up—if and when it’s necessary.

Estimate Earthwork Volumes

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SWELL & VOID PERCENTAGES, LOAD FACTOR TABLE

Since most contracts are paid in bank volume, load factors are useful for converting the loose volume moved into a bank volume measurement. Use this chart to accurately match load factor to the percentages of swell or void in the material.

Match Load Factors

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BUCKET FILL FACTORS TABLE

To estimate the amount in each bucket load, multiply the rated bucket capacity by the fill factor. By multiplying various bucket sizes by the approximate fill factor for the material, you can determine the bucket size needed and match that to the best equipment choice.

See Fill Factors

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HOW TO MEASURE LOOSE MATERIAL DENSITY IN THE FIELD

Material density determines bucket and ultimately, machine choice. It’s easy to determine the material density on your site with tools on hand and without costly equipment.

Measure Material Density

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ROLLING RESISTANCE FACTORS TABLE

Any equipment that is moving across the worksite encounters resistance from the underfoot. You can use rolling resistance factors to help you identify which equipment will be most efficient on your worksite.

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