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100+ ton

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by tthomass, Jan 24, 2007.

  1. tthomass

    tthomass LawnSite Gold Member
    from N. VA
    Messages: 3,497

    I have a job in the future that will prob require about 100-120 ton of #57 to be spread over and existing driveway. Would you just bill this as time and material if it were yours? I believe that is how I will approach it but I have a price per yard idea stuck in my head for spreading mulch.
  2. dKoester

    dKoester LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,305

    Price it per ton. It is sold by the ton. Then add a delivery and labor charge. No problem.
  3. ksss

    ksss LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,151

    Time and material is always safe. I like to bid such jobs by the square foot. It allows for some flexability and I can put more of a profit margin in it than with T&M. What is number 57? Road base?
  4. crab

    crab LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 633

    yes what is # 57?
  5. mrusk

    mrusk LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,260

    I thought this thread was goging to be about a job where you needed a 100 ton excavator! I was going to say maybe you should pass on this one!

    Spreading 100-125 yards of stone is easy! Just figure out the cost of material and delivery. Figure out rental fees and how long it will take.

    I know i could spread it in a day no proablem with my 246.
  6. mastercraft

    mastercraft LawnSite Member
    Messages: 38

    #57 is gravel that is sized from aprox. "3/4 to "1' 1/4 in diameter. 100 yards will probably be around 150 tons, or about 10 tandem loads. provided that you don't have to move the stone very far, your looking at at least a day to spread it and get it looking good. What will determine how fast it gets done is the quantity of trucks delivering it and the round trip time to the pit.
  7. TerraFirma Excavating

    TerraFirma Excavating LawnSite Member
    Messages: 163

    I'm not familar with this type of stone in your area, but would you need a roller or compactor to finish the job out?
  8. markam70

    markam70 LawnSite Member
    from USA
    Messages: 223

    have the drivers tailgate it and add 15% and don't touch it.
  9. MRBsx2

    MRBsx2 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 85

    If that were my job, i would do it time and material and i would add 25% on top of the stone price, and if they wanted a price estimate i would say $2300.00 for everything, in my area stone is 13 dollars a ton delivered.
  10. Dirt Digger2

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

    i agree..spread it with the trucks then you can touch it up with a little skid loader so it will reducue the cost of heavier machinery...then bill by the cost of material + square footage to be spread...its only about 7 tri-axle loads for 150ton so it will take you about 2 hours of work after the last truck leaves to finish up and smooth everything off

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