3,000 cubic yards

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by PROPERTYLAWNSERVICELLC, Mar 24, 2011.

  1. Giles_uk

    Giles_uk LawnSite Member
    Messages: 203

    i know im in the uk but this is how i figure it

    3000 x $20 dollars = $60k the big lads will laugh at you for that price

    the big lads over here are moving 1m3 of earth on site for between £1-£3 so $2-$5 ish

    200 trips in a 30 ton adt being loaded with 20-30 ton machine
  2. duke12

    duke12 LawnSite Member
    from midwest
    Messages: 114

    I totally agree. This guy is way over his head. Around here, $3.75-$5.50 cy.
    I'm not talking crap, but I don't think you are capable of doing a job that size.
    Their is allot things you need to know especially if it is a municipal project.
    Plus, some of that stuff could be hazardous. In which,you will need a license.
    Also, you don't get paid until the project is complete. So you are out of pocket for possibly 60 days plus.
    Sorry, all you see are dollar signs, and if you don't know whats your doing, it could quite possibly sink your ship.
  3. Dirt Digger2

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

    Guys come on 10 days to move 3000 yards? We move 2000 a day on our heavy highway job. Even though it's only a couple hundred feet you need to set up a truck to haul onsite and run a slightly larger loader. Slurry pits will have a concrete floor so work your way in. If it has a lot of liquid set up a pump and your 3000 yards just turned into 2000
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    I put a nice price that will pay the expense of the job+$$ so if I get it I will make sum money if not oh well.
    Thanks for the help everybody :)
    BTW Giles UK you all veiw Top Gear?
  5. Scag48

    Scag48 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,067

    Get a dozer and push it. A 200 foot push isn't ideal but chances are, you'd need a dozer to chase a hoe that's loading trucks anyway, why have 3 machines/operators? Depending on the slop factor, a 973 track loader may fit the bill.
  6. AdvLandscapeLLC

    AdvLandscapeLLC LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 568

    Why not use a good size excavator and a haul truck?
  7. Giles_uk

    Giles_uk LawnSite Member
    Messages: 203

    if your drivers any good no need for a dozer a 7-10 foot ditching/clean up bucket on a 20/30 tonner do just as good a job

    yeah love top gear gets about 10m+ viewers every sunday night which is a lot over here

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