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4 seasons lawn&land
06-16-2009, 06:18 PM
How many deliveries will I be paying for with 80 tons of driveway stone? Basically I'm asking how much a tri-axle can carry.

PROCUT1
06-16-2009, 10:48 PM
About 22 ton

GMTA
06-17-2009, 05:58 PM
Around here I get 26 ton on my distributors tri-axle truck. Either way your looking at 4 deliveries.

PlatinumLandCon
06-17-2009, 06:30 PM
22 is the max for a tri-axle. Tractor-trailer dumps are 34 I think.

4 seasons lawn&land
06-17-2009, 08:35 PM
Around here I get 26 ton on my distributors tri-axle truck. Either way your looking at 4 deliveries.



:confused: that would be 2 tons on the 4th load:drinkup:

GMTA
06-17-2009, 09:01 PM
You should be able to get a discount related to delivery costs considering the amount of product purchased. Look into it....or you can just make 80 or so trips with that dump insert...haha

4 seasons lawn&land
06-17-2009, 09:13 PM
haha I actually did figure out how many trips it would take with the dump trailer just for kicks... 26. With the insert? IDK, 80 is probably about right.

Dirt Digger2
06-17-2009, 09:28 PM
they will either send you ~69 tons or ~92 tons (23 ton loads)...it is very difficult to get the quarry to send you a 10 ton load without paying for the full trucking rate

you also might want to ask what type of stone it is...if it is a light weight limestone 3 trucks might do it, where as if the stone is a heavy weight granite you might need 4 because of the volume to weight differences

soopa
06-17-2009, 09:49 PM
If you're getting it delivered than you're going to get a "per ton" price on that much stone... so who cares how they do it.

A "load" is typically considered 20 ton plus, 20 ton is typically the minimum you need to order to avoid paying a trucking fee on top of the per ton cost.

The average load I get is 24.75 tons, I've received tri-axle loads as much as 27.9 tons.

STL Ponds and Waterfalls
06-17-2009, 11:13 PM
If you're getting it delivered than you're going to get a "per ton" price on that much stone... so who cares how they do it.

A "load" is typically considered 20 ton plus, 20 ton is typically the minimum you need to order to avoid paying a trucking fee on top of the per ton cost.

The average load I get is 24.75 tons, I've received tri-axle loads as much as 27.9 tons.

Same here! Basically that much stone would be about $5.50 per ton delivered
within a reasonable 15-20 mile radius.

PlatinumLandCon
06-17-2009, 11:25 PM
Maybe grab 3 loads then finish up with the dump trailer as needed?