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foggyjr5
04-04-2006, 02:18 PM
How much does a ton of dirt cover? I have no clue how much it would cover. Thanks

wski4fun
04-04-2006, 02:55 PM
ask your supplier how many cu yds a ton of dirt is or buy it by the cu yd. Remember there are 27 cu ft in a cu yd.

dccarling
04-05-2006, 12:38 AM
A cubic yard of dirt weight is ~2700-3000 lbs.

Mike33
04-05-2006, 11:47 PM
I always went by a tandem load of topsoil 20 ton to cover 4" per 1000 sq' so divide it down for 1 ton
mike

cedarcroft
04-06-2006, 12:54 AM
it will cover the area you dump it at. or you can spread it out and it will cover a bigger area. or you can spread it out more and it will cover an even bigger area than that.
or :
(sq ft x .08 (per inch of depth) /27 = # of yards needed).
as stated above a yard is about 1.5 tons approximatly. so you can figure the amount of yards needed to cover the area in question at the required depth and then figure out the tons.

nocutting
04-06-2006, 03:39 AM
it will cover the area you dump it at. or you can spread it out and it will cover a bigger area. or you can spread it out more and it will cover an even bigger area than that.
or :
(sq ft x .08 (per inch of depth) /27 = # of yards needed).
as stated above a yard is about 1.5 tons approximatly. so you can figure the amount of yards needed to cover the area in question at the required depth and then figure out the tons.
Only in America:usflag:

foggyjr5
04-06-2006, 10:04 AM
Well I don't need to just cover up existing ground i actually need to level about a 18x20 hill. I was going to put rock on one side and make a hill over the ground. in order to get it about level i would need to bring up one side about 2 1/2 feet.

Mike33
04-06-2006, 10:11 PM
Have you ever done any excavating or landscaping before?

crab
04-06-2006, 10:16 PM
what the hell are are you doing ,and what kind of dirt are you talking about.:confused:

Mike33
04-06-2006, 11:55 PM
what the hell are are you doing ,and what kind of dirt are you talking about.:confused:
Thats got to be the second most domb ass thing ive seen on this site. Maybe he should tie up with the guy building the fence out of wood pallets.
mike

foggyjr5
04-07-2006, 12:56 AM
Have you ever done any excavating or landscaping before?

Yes i have done many landscaping jobs before, but nothing like this

drsogr
04-07-2006, 09:28 AM
A ton of composted dirt covers approx. 80 sq. ft. @ 3"