Estimating weight of product

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by RQS, Mar 19, 2006.

  1. RQS

    RQS LawnSite Member
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    How do you guys estimate weight per yard of the different materials involved in landscaping and excavation....
     
  2. Dirty Water

    Dirty Water LawnSite Fanatic
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    My supply yard has a scale.
     
  3. bobcat9957

    bobcat9957 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 92

    it is hard without a scale because it could be wet or dry and vary with weather and where in the pile you get it from. Why do you need to figure this out? We buy from several different pits and some sell by the yard and others by the ton.
     
  4. gammon landscaping

    gammon landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 550

    i put it on the truck or trailer and if i can get past the gate where the loaded me i go on. if the truck will pull it and stop it i don't really care how much it weights
     

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