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PROPERTYLAWNSERVICELLC
03-24-2011, 05:05 PM
I would like to ask what would you all charge to move 3,000 cy of sludge onsite?
I was thinking of renting atleast 6+ yard wheel loader is this do able?
week long ?
what should I bid this at?
was wondering thanks in advance.:)

icex
03-24-2011, 07:07 PM
What kind of sludge is it and how far are you moving it?

PROPERTYLAWNSERVICELLC
03-24-2011, 07:14 PM
City waste water pond sludge 1.5 ft deep.
moving 200ft on site .
thanks

icex
03-24-2011, 07:18 PM
If you rent a 6 c.y bucket loader, that's 500 trips roughly.

With the cost of fuel, better add an additioanl percentage to cover the fuel cost.
I don't know how to help you price this, but I think I read Dirtman2007 charged $20 a cubic yard or something along that line on a pond job he did once.

PROPERTYLAWNSERVICELLC
03-24-2011, 07:22 PM
thanks for the help :)

Dirt Digger2
03-24-2011, 08:29 PM
When you say sludge what's the water content...the reason I ask if it is more liquid then solid that 6 yd bucket will probably only carry 3 yards
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wanabe
03-24-2011, 08:52 PM
When you say sludge what's the water content...the reason I ask if it is more liquid then solid that 6 yd bucket will probably only carry 3 yards
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Exactly. My bucket on my T300 is a 1 yard bucket, but I can only get about 1/2 yard of concrete in it. Thats me going real slow and being careful not to slop any out. If the ground is rough, or has hills then it will be even less.

bighornjd
03-24-2011, 09:25 PM
One Meeeellion dollars.

backhoe
03-24-2011, 10:23 PM
You should probably let someone who knows these answers do the job, you watch and then you'll know for next time.

04superduty
03-25-2011, 11:45 AM
going into a pond with anything with tires is taking a risk. you had better make sure the bottom is solid otherwise an expensive recovery bill is the result.

Giles_uk
03-25-2011, 04:27 PM
i know im in the uk but this is how i figure it

3000 x $20 dollars = $60k the big lads will laugh at you for that price

the big lads over here are moving 1m3 of earth on site for between £1-£3 so $2-$5 ish

200 trips in a 30 ton adt being loaded with 20-30 ton machine

duke12
03-25-2011, 04:58 PM
i know im in the uk but this is how i figure it

3000 x $20 dollars = $60k the big lads will laugh at you for that price

the big lads over here are moving 1m3 of earth on site for between �1-�3 so $2-$5 ish

200 trips in a 30 ton adt being loaded with 20-30 ton machine

I totally agree. This guy is way over his head. Around here, $3.75-$5.50 cy.
I'm not talking crap, but I don't think you are capable of doing a job that size.
Their is allot things you need to know especially if it is a municipal project.
Plus, some of that stuff could be hazardous. In which,you will need a license.
Also, you don't get paid until the project is complete. So you are out of pocket for possibly 60 days plus.
Sorry, all you see are dollar signs, and if you don't know whats your doing, it could quite possibly sink your ship.

Dirt Digger2
03-25-2011, 05:28 PM
Guys come on 10 days to move 3000 yards? We move 2000 a day on our heavy highway job. Even though it's only a couple hundred feet you need to set up a truck to haul onsite and run a slightly larger loader. Slurry pits will have a concrete floor so work your way in. If it has a lot of liquid set up a pump and your 3000 yards just turned into 2000
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PROPERTYLAWNSERVICELLC
03-25-2011, 07:04 PM
I put a nice price that will pay the expense of the job+$$ so if I get it I will make sum money if not oh well.
Thanks for the help everybody :)
BTW Giles UK you all veiw Top Gear?

Scag48
03-25-2011, 08:59 PM
Get a dozer and push it. A 200 foot push isn't ideal but chances are, you'd need a dozer to chase a hoe that's loading trucks anyway, why have 3 machines/operators? Depending on the slop factor, a 973 track loader may fit the bill.

AdvLandscapeLLC
03-25-2011, 09:57 PM
Why not use a good size excavator and a haul truck?

Giles_uk
03-26-2011, 09:30 AM
if your drivers any good no need for a dozer a 7-10 foot ditching/clean up bucket on a 20/30 tonner do just as good a job


yeah love top gear gets about 10m+ viewers every sunday night which is a lot over here