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How much soil?

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by big_country, Aug 9, 2007.

  1. big_country

    big_country LawnSite Member
    Messages: 118

    Needing to figure out how much topsoil I would need on an estimate. 4200 square feet needs to be brought up aproximately 6", so thats 78 yards or so. How many single axle (10' bed) loads would that be? Thanks
  2. bam

    bam LawnSite Senior Member
    from .
    Messages: 261

    our F450s with a 9' bed can carry about 3-4 yards legally. they have a 15000lb gvwr.

    Usually a larger triaxle dump with an 80000lb gvwr from a supply yard would deliver about 25-30 yards depending on how dry the soil is.

    You didn't specify what type of truck or its gvwr, so I can only give you a suggestion based on what we use.
  3. Turfdude

    Turfdude LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,899


    In Joisey, due to 80000# weight limitations, they can legally fit 17.5-18 cu. yds tops. Theyll try to tell you its 20 yds... its not
  4. qualitylandscaping

    qualitylandscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,581

    F-550 (3-4yds)
    F-750 (6-7yds)
    10-wheeler (12-14yds)
    Tri-axle (17-20yds) 20 usually requires overweight permits
    tri-axle and pup (30yds)
  5. jasonlandscape

    jasonlandscape LawnSite Member
    from Georgia
    Messages: 124

    how do u plan on spreading all of that?

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