on a slope

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  1. woodlawnservice

    woodlawnservice LawnSite Bronze Member
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    spreading 300 cubic yards of topsoil on a slope of 1-9 degree... so pretty steep... dumping up top and pushing it down at 4-6' thick. what equipment would you use and why? skid steer or dozer....?
     
  2. Junior M

    Junior M LawnSite Fanatic
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    4-6 inches thick? Or 4-6 FEET thick?

    How many loads are you spreading? For one load id say a skidsteer. If your talking 10+ loads, with trucks running loads all day then a dozer might be a better fit.

    Need more details
     
  3. code54

    code54 LawnSite Member
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    Guessing you mean 4-6" because that is not that much dirt. Seeing the slope is not too bad at all you have some options. Can do it with a skid or tractor/loader with a blade pretty easily.

    Did 60 tons on similar grade before with drainage sloping with a 50hp Kubota 4x4 tractor/loader and it was not a big deal. A tracked machine would be really quick and easy.
     
  4. Mumblingboutmowers

    Mumblingboutmowers LawnSite Senior Member
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    As Junior said, the big question is inches or feet as I couldn't see any reason to put topsoil 4-6 ft deep. My other question is what is the length of the slope? If it's not too far to the bottom an excavator with a blade attachment would be the tool of my choice.
     
  5. OP
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    woodlawnservice

    woodlawnservice LawnSite Bronze Member
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    4-6" sorry

    And it's about 30 loads 10 wheeler.... so alot in my books.... 1/9 slope so its pretty steep
     
  6. OP
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    woodlawnservice

    woodlawnservice LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Slope is 250' long....
     
  7. Mumblingboutmowers

    Mumblingboutmowers LawnSite Senior Member
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    You mean from top to bottom or across?
     
  8. Mowing monkey.

    Mowing monkey. LawnSite Senior Member
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    I’d use the tracked skid steer. It’s easier to operate and easier to get. If you only have 1 or 2 trucks hauling that would be the limiting factor anyway. Have you planned for erosion?
     
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  9. OP
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    woodlawnservice

    woodlawnservice LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Top to bottom . Width is 150'
     
  10. OP
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    woodlawnservice

    woodlawnservice LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Spec call for straw wattles or blanket but does not specify quantity.... after its spread, it needs seeded then covered
     

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