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How many Tons??

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

  1. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,737

    workin up a price for a customer on putting some limestone down on a muddy area for parking

    one spot is 25'x25' and one is 15'x21'

    i came up with approx 10.5yds needed. the supplier here sells in tons how to i figure out how many tons 10.5yds is??

    im stumped
     
  2. Blue Goose

    Blue Goose LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 448

    What we in this part of the country call base rock (sized rock with fines), it figures at 1.5 tons per yd. Clean rock 1.25 per yd.
     
  3. crab

    crab LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 633

    :)really?man how did you get 10.5 yards ,at what thickness?
     
  4. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,737

    4" thck to level it off with the concrete already there
     
  5. crab

    crab LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 633

    i get just about 13.75 tons at 1.2 tons per yard ,not sure of the weight of you're material,i would add 10% extra for fluff and compaction good luck!
     
  6. Gravel Rat

    Gravel Rat LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,544

    I would be planing on 20 yards of gravel it may not take it all but how muddy is this area ?
     
  7. crab

    crab LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 633

    based on what gr 10 truckloads?
     
  8. Gravel Rat

    Gravel Rat LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,544

    Around here 20 yards is two tandem gravel truck loads. It is better to have too much than not enough.
     
  9. RedRebel

    RedRebel LawnSite Member
    Messages: 94

    I would estimate at around 14.5 tons with a 4" lift and 20% fluff/ 90% compaction factor.
     
  10. yardworks  inc.

    yardworks inc. LawnSite Member
    Messages: 170

    There are material calculators for soil and gravel on the internet. Most good truck drivers in our area will figure the amount for us. We just give them the square feet and thickness.
     

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