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speading 1800 square feet of top soil??

Discussion in 'Nurseries and Growers' started by Outdoor_Maintenance_2010, May 28, 2010.

  1. Outdoor_Maintenance_2010

    Outdoor_Maintenance_2010 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 268

    i guy just quoted me saying how much i would charge for spreading 1800 square feet of top soil, how much time could it take being alone or 2 guys spreading this with simple wheel barrows and shovels??

  2. cuttin-to-the-Max

    cuttin-to-the-Max LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,329

    How many Yards of soil is that??
  3. deerewashed

    deerewashed LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 884

    if my calculations are correct...

    1 cubic yard= 3x3x3 so 27 cubic feet per yard....so 1800 divided by 27= 66.6 repeated yards. but i think i am wrong.... if i am right get a mini x with a blade...that to me would be the best option.
  4. 93Chevy

    93Chevy LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 37,805

    1800 square feet is basically 43'x43'

    At 3" 1800 square feet will require just under 17 yards.
  5. procut

    procut LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,853

    1800 sq ft doesn't mean anything if you don't tell us how deep it has to be. I'm guessing we're going to be talking about at least 15 yards. I wouldn't even attempt to spread and grade using wheel barrows and shovels. Two guys might be able to do it in a day depending on how far it has to go, you'll be about dead by the end of the day. Just get a hold of someone with a tractor or skid loader that can knock it out in a hour or two.

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