One yard of soil

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by alpine692003, Dec 13, 2004.

  1. alpine692003

    alpine692003 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    How much does one yard of soil weigh?

    3,000 lbs?
     
  2. Blk94fiveOh

    Blk94fiveOh LawnSite Member
    from MN
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    Depends on how wet it is, but I'd say that sounds about right
     
  3. Blk94fiveOh

    Blk94fiveOh LawnSite Member
    from MN
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    just looked at a couple of my old scale tickets, and 2500 looks more like the average weight for ~ 1 yard of soil
     
  4. alpine692003

    alpine692003 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Alright thanks, just curious thats all..

    I saw in the bobcat www site, that the mt52 weighs about 1 yard of soil as well lol..
     
  5. LawnScapers of Dayton

    LawnScapers of Dayton LawnSite Silver Member
    Male, from Dayton, OH
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    in my trench rescue class they used 3000# as the standard weight for dirt/soil.....
     
  6. gslawncare

    gslawncare LawnSite Member
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    I put a yard into a ranger one time and the rear end was to the ground. If you got a 250 or comparable it'll be fine.
     
  7. work_it

    work_it LawnSite Senior Member
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    A yard of soil will even squat a 1 ton truck. In cases like that you're better off just having it delivered than to compromise your under rated truck.
     
  8. MowingisMaddness

    MowingisMaddness LawnSite Senior Member
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