The massive excavator Dakota Underground is operating at Rocking Horse Farm is tough to miss. A Caterpillar 375, it’s one of the largest excavators built by the well-known heavy equipment company. It’s part of a fleet currently working to install sanitary sewer lines within Rocking Horse Farm’s 134-lot single-family subdivision.
Dakota Underground has made significant progress since breaking ground April 16, and the mammoth machine is one reason why. Boasting 428 horsepower of net flywheel power, the Cat 375 has a maximum bucket capacity of 7 cubic yards. Considering a standard dump truck holds about 10 yards of fill, the Cat can move a ton of dirt. Literally.
Dakota Underground is starting sanity sewer placement near 52nd Avenue South and will work north. Everything is right on schedule. Approximately 75 building lots will be ready for construction by mid-October, and the remainder will be homebuilder-ready by July 2016.