How many Tons??

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by KrayzKajun, Feb 26, 2010.

  1. crab

    crab LawnSite Senior Member
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    thanks yard ,i used a calculator just gr is so over the the top in his calculations based on the the question i cant help but wonder why he doesn't make any money?:laugh:
     
  2. crab

    crab LawnSite Senior Member
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    for the record rebel that puts me at about 15 tons not bad for a dumb-ass!:laugh:
     
  3. Gravel Rat

    Gravel Rat LawnSite Fanatic
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    Ohwell you don't order enough get half way through the job and you need more oh *hit the truck is too busy no loads till 2 days later.
     
  4. crab

    crab LawnSite Senior Member
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    that's why i have a COMPANY and trucks ,if i need 5 tons more i will get it fast,don't start with me about this and that and how expensive it is where you are ,the down side of that is hauling out 5 tons of material you don't use ,according to you getting a truck should be no problem right now!:cry:
     
  5. Gravel Rat

    Gravel Rat LawnSite Fanatic
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    KK doesn't own a dump truck or I don't think he does so if he has it delivered he better hope he can have the company beable to drop off another load the same day if needed.

    For a 3/4 roadbase type material it would be 14 dollars a yard so if you got 20 yards it would be only 280 dollars plus tax for the material and 200 dollars for the trucking.
     
  6. crab

    crab LawnSite Senior Member
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    14 a yard for you ,how do you know his market,tri axle,ten wheeler ,tandem?he asked for math not opinion,the advice you gave [while possibly valid!]for you're area does not apply to his situation at all.i suggest you travel a little ,so you can start to grasp the magnitude of the world around you!:dizzy:
     
  7. Gravel Rat

    Gravel Rat LawnSite Fanatic
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    For what he is doing he is better to do it by the yard not the ton. It is a small job. If the material is wet he may not get enough yardage.

    If the homeowner is that tight on the price you walk away. Most contractors here would order two truck loads or if the homeowner is really squeeling 1.5 loads.

    The 25x25 area is going to take 8 yards the 15x21 4 yards.

    How deep is the mud it should be removed completely or your going to have it bleed through the new gravel and the homeowners will be pizzed off with you.
     
  8. crab

    crab LawnSite Senior Member
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    how is it you are never wrong !!!!!!!!! he needed a per ton price period......he is not buying by the yard .DO YOU GET IT!:hammerhead:
     
  9. Gravel Rat

    Gravel Rat LawnSite Fanatic
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    The people at the pit are the only ones that is going to tell him what 1 yard of their gravel weighs. It is a easy job tell the homeowner 1000 dollars take it or leave it. What do you have 350-400 dollars in material costs and a 8 hour skid steer charge.
     
  10. YellowDogSVC

    YellowDogSVC LawnSite Gold Member
    from TX
    Posts: 3,754

    agreed.

    Here is a formula I use: "from grading and excavation handbook revised edition"

    square feet x number of inches thick, divided by 160 will give you approximate tonnage for most aggregates. Not perfect but it has worked well for years and gives me a little extra each job for a cushion.

    10.5 yards will not go very far...

    In a 12-14 yd truck I can get delivered about 13 tons of base +/-. Some of it is water weight and the base will dry out and shrink so consider that.
     

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