Loading Trucks with Peat in Ireland

Loading Trucks with Peat in Ireland

S G Curry Ltd loading trucks in Westmeath, Ireland with peat that was harvested during the summer.

The Excavator looks to be in the range of 20-30ton Kobelco excavator, potentially SK180LC or SK260LC. Wide Bucket I estimate to be around 2m wide, with 1.5m3 per bucket general rule of thumb. Quants - In the video the Excavator loaded 34 buckets at around 1.5m3 per bucket minus 2% for wastage over the side of the truck = 50m3 rounded. - Generally the Excavator can load 33 buckets every 10 minutes or 49m3 rounded less wastage - Below based on 8 hour's productive, in a 9.5 hour day (minus lunch, pre-starts & general loss of time) & 5.5 days a week - Based on a constant provision of trucks & a months stockpile Per day - Move 2,352m3 per day Per week - 12,936m3 per week Per month - 51,744m3 per month (wont bother with yearly or quarterly because that is too big of a stockpile to be realistic) Cost - Based on NZD market rate of $220/hr which includes machine hire, oils and operator converted to Euro - Based on 250 liters diesel a day at local Ireland average of $1.25/ltr divided by 8 hours productive - Which means a total cost per hour of$169.37/hr (Euro) Per day - $1,610/day rounded Per week - $8,855/week Per month - $35,420/month Therefore it costs roughly $0.68 to move 1m3 of Peat from that bench into the trucks, not including the second Excavator feeding the stockpile.

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