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Old 05-22-2004, 12:24 AM
NNJLandman NNJLandman is offline
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That isn't 10 yds...

Alright today I was delivering top soil for my boss, I don't have my cdl yet so me and another kid were running two of the mason....we put 5 yards in each truck(give or take a shovel full) but now the lady calls and is complaining that they didn't get their full 10 yds. Anyone have an idea of how to figure out how much they really got....they already spread it out.

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Old 05-22-2004, 12:52 AM
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if its paid for its too late, guess theyll have to buy more

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Old 05-22-2004, 06:35 AM
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measure the area that the mulch was spread in to. it's always "approximate" with mulch anyway.
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Old 05-22-2004, 05:51 PM
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Simple math..................
length times width times depth...................
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Old 05-22-2004, 05:54 PM
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Simple math..................
length times width times depth...................
Ya sure, as long as it's a consistent depth.

Hope you got the loot before you dumped the load.
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Old 05-22-2004, 06:50 PM
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Topsoil is deceiving because it packs down. You always need more than you would think.
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Old 05-23-2004, 02:02 PM
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aren't mason trucks 3 yard capacity? If so, how did you get 5 yds into a three yd truck?
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Old 05-23-2004, 07:12 PM
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we have tall sides on it....it was overloaded, i have a pic of the truck but i can't get it resized correctly.

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Old 06-08-2004, 10:17 PM
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Wow you were probley over weight, my F-350 is begging for mercey with 3 yards of dirt. I would not give an inch to that customer as long as you truthfuly gave them 10 yards. Try to educate them on dirt...What KenH says is so true it just dosnt go as far as most people think.
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Old 06-13-2004, 07:48 AM
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I buy my prosessed topsoil by the ton...I expain it to my customers in terms I think they can identify with. One ton of processed top soil is five "full" wheelborrow loads. Each wheelborrow has 25 shovels in it. SO 125shovels full equals one ton of topsoil. This usually helps them understand. One ton of soil isnt as much dirt as one seems to think. Believe me I have shoveled lots of dirt.
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