# Question: a project requires the haul of 40000 cy of earth...

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A project requires the haul of 40,000 cy of earth. The earth will be hauled to the site in 21 cy trucks. The cycle time of the spread operation is 40 min per trip. The time it takes to load the truck is 5 minutes. Assume 8 hours per day and a 45-min effective hour. Estimate the required time to haul the earth. If the total ownership and operating cost of the loader is $2,000 per day and the operator hourly cost is $25, what would be the total cost of the loader for this operation? Estimate the unit cost of this operation.