15 yards of gravel

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by nick21, Jun 8, 2010.

  1. nick21

    nick21 LawnSite Member
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    Can I move it in one day with my B series Kubota? 5y only needs to go 15 feet and the other 10 about a hundred feet. I am very limited in where it can be dumped because of an asphalt driveway. For this purpose the loader will lift about 700 lbs. Thanks
     
  2. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
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    The average Lawnsite member probably has no idea what a "B series Kubota" is. Perhaps a picture or a description would help.

    There are 24 hrs in a day.

    And 15 cubic yards of material.

    That's 1.6 cubic yards per hour.

    So yes, I'm officially declaring that you CAN do it....






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  3. JFGauvreau

    JFGauvreau LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I was able to shovel 20 yards of top soil in 18 hours with 2 labors, by shovel and wheel barrow, I bet that kubota could get rid of the 15 yards of gravel quit faster
     
  4. WGrnd21

    WGrnd21 LawnSite Member
    from NC
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    I put 12 yards in new driveway install in 3 hours and spread it with dingo.
     
  5. nick21

    nick21 LawnSite Member
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    Sorry - I forgot the hardscapers are probably using skid steers not CUTs. I am used to posting in the lawn or tractor forums!
    A B series Kubota is a compact diesel tractor with 29 horsepower. Mine has a Loader and backhoe and weighs about 2500lbs.
    1.6 cy per hour and I'm done in a little over 9 hours.
     
  6. sven1277

    sven1277 LawnSite Senior Member
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    15 yards two hours tops with your tractor
     
  7. zedosix

    zedosix LawnSite Silver Member
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    I had a b7800 and it definetely could move 15yds gravel in way less than that time, even my 2360 could do that quite easily.
     
  8. if its a government job maybe more like 2 or 3 days.
     
  9. shovelracer

    shovelracer LawnSite Silver Member
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    Actually it is only 0.625 yds per hr.

    Before I got my skid I would rent B21's a fair amount. I could move about 10yds per hour 100' with rough grading.
     
  10. PlatinumLandCon

    PlatinumLandCon LawnSite Bronze Member
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    You and a helper could wheelbarrow that in a day.
     

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