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04-25-2001, 03:14 PM
Can anyone help me out on an average coverage in sqare feet for top soil about 3 inches thick? Or better yet how many square feet a ton of top soil covers?

[Edited by Bower's on 04-25-2001 at 02:26 PM]

04-25-2001, 03:20 PM
top soil 3" thick amounts to .25 cubic feet per square foot. There is 27 cubic feet to the cubic yard. 27/.25= 108 square feet 3" thick.
good luck

[Edited by racerdave on 04-25-2001 at 02:29 PM]

04-25-2001, 04:55 PM
That is correct according to my chart.

04-25-2001, 05:17 PM
IMO you should stick with cubic measures. Volume will remain a constant while weights will change drastically with variations in moisture and other variables such as how much sand or (loams) are mixed in. Generally the loader operator should know what size his bucket is. i.e what yard the bucket is.


04-25-2001, 10:26 PM
108sq. ft. at 3" is my answer too..where is Newfield N.J.????

04-26-2001, 02:36 AM
Try this URL http://members.aol.com/tracypaul/lsmind.htm
It has an excellent conversion chart.