How Often Does The Earthworks Need To Be Done?

Last Updated: 16 May 2017


Question:
How long does the earthworks last? Do I need to come back to the field and redo the earthworks?

Answer:
There maybe some settlement and expansion over time particularly in fill areas of the field.  Our experience is that it's often a good idea to 're-trim' or regrade the field after 5 years but the earthworks required are much smaller than the original earthworks.

You can still use the original machine control file if you wish. However, farmers often re-survey and recalculate the earthworks and create a new machine control file.

The re-survey can also be used for the drainage analysis to check if the re-trim is required.

A new feature we'll have in OSDv2.6 where you can exaggerate the cut and fill areas using Tools > Cut/Fill > Exaggerate Cut/Fill to reduce the problem of settlement and expansion of the fill.







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