3,000 cubic yards

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  1. PROPERTYLAWNSERVICELLC

    PROPERTYLAWNSERVICELLC LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,169

    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.:)
     
  2. icex

    icex LawnSite Senior Member
    from WV
    Posts: 389

    What kind of sludge is it and how far are you moving it?
     
  3. PROPERTYLAWNSERVICELLC

    PROPERTYLAWNSERVICELLC LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,169

    City waste water pond sludge 1.5 ft deep.
    moving 200ft on site .
    thanks
     
  4. icex

    icex LawnSite Senior Member
    from WV
    Posts: 389

    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.
     
  5. PROPERTYLAWNSERVICELLC

    PROPERTYLAWNSERVICELLC LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,169

    thanks for the help :)
     
  6. Dirt Digger2

    Dirt Digger2 LawnSite Silver Member
    from PA
    Posts: 2,396

    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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  7. wanabe

    wanabe LawnSite Senior Member
    from So. IL
    Posts: 943

    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.
     
  8. bighornjd

    bighornjd LawnSite Member
    Posts: 215

    One Meeeellion dollars.
     
  9. backhoe

    backhoe LawnSite Member
    Posts: 14

    You should probably let someone who knows these answers do the job, you watch and then you'll know for next time.
     
  10. 04superduty

    04superduty LawnSite Member
    Posts: 60

    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.
     

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