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TheKingNJ
06-26-2004, 04:53 PM
Hey guys
I need to do an estimate for a job spreading topsoil on the sides of a freshly paved 1200 foot drive way.

The top soil will be delivered by the owner. I will need to rent a skid steer for 160 bucks to do the job because i'm not wheel barraling that much dirt down a 1200 driveway.

I'm guessing about 9 yards of top soil will be needed. What should i charge per yard of top soil? Just to spread, not to buy and deliver.

Thanks

fga
06-26-2004, 05:01 PM
didn't we go through this the other day dude? was my price too high? i'd charge $30 a yard. take you less then an hour. $270 plus tax.

TheKingNJ
06-26-2004, 05:16 PM
wow i complety for got i posted that last one. I was a little tanked the other nigh and i complety forgot about that. I feel like a idiot. sorry about that.

30 a yard is about what i was figuring.

thats for the info FGA

bobbygedd
06-26-2004, 05:19 PM
$45 per yard. keep the machine rental. 3 guys, 2 wheelbarrows, i'll have it done in 3 hrs.

fga
06-26-2004, 05:21 PM
i forget when i post sometimes too:D no sweat. but this time, you know the costs of the skid steer. so 270 + 160 + tax = job. if you're going too fast, milk it.

Lux Lawn
06-26-2004, 05:25 PM
$45 per yard also

LB Landscaping
06-26-2004, 07:46 PM
Go with Bobby's suggestuion, skip the skid. Can you even drive on the new pavement?????

NNJLandman
06-26-2004, 09:06 PM
Get the skid, $30 a yd to spread, how much you planning on spending on topsoil, i can get it for around $22/yd....plus about $50 delivery for 9 yds. I'm thinkin like $700 for the job. Try to line up some other jobs to use the skidsteer for, get your moneys worth, maybe we can work on that wall that you've been talking about.....?

Jeff

2004F550
07-04-2004, 01:13 PM
Don't even go near a new driveway with a skidsteer, unless its a few weeks old and you go about it around 11pm when it has cooled down.

Turf Medic
07-04-2004, 02:51 PM
Originally posted by 2004F550
Don't even go near a new driveway with a skidsteer, unless its a few weeks old and you go about it around 11pm when it has cooled down.

And you have some experience with a skid steer. If this is your first time, use the wheel barrow,

Lawn-Scapes
07-20-2004, 12:03 AM
This past Saturday I spread 16 yards down the sides of brother inlaw's 120 foot drive... It took 4 hours.

You did say 1200 ft.. Do you think 9 yards is going to be enough?

alpine692003
08-14-2004, 02:02 PM
damn that's cheap..

$60 a yard up to 5 yards, then $55 per yard after that.

bleabold
09-09-2004, 09:17 AM
Hey guys
I need to do an estimate for a job spreading topsoil on the sides of a freshly paved 1200 foot drive way.

Once again someone asking for advice on estimating. If you dont know what your expenses are then you need to go work for someone else.

Yes, I am being a tad harsh, but I am tired of seeing people asking for prices.

bobdaduke
09-09-2004, 06:52 PM
I charge $65 yard to deliver and install.