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Regrading yard

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by ernieknows, May 25, 2013.

  1. ernieknows

    ernieknows LawnSite Member
    Messages: 69

    Right now the grade is towards the house on three sides.

    I have figured out I need 5 yards of soil and 2 yards of 1-2" rock.
    The soil I can get dropped 30 feet away and the rock 60 feet away.
    I can only wheel barrow the rock.

    I also need 3 yards of soil 50 feet away where I can only wheel barrow.

    Should I hire a Bobcat to move the 5 yards of soil?
    How much time should I allow to wheel barrow
    5 yards soil 30 feet?
    2 yards rock 60 feet?
    3 yards soil 50 feet?

    How frequently should I pack the soil with a water drum?
    every inch?

    Thankx for your help
  2. Smallaxe

    Smallaxe LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,082

    I wouldn't plan on doing that in one day,,, but it could probably be done in 8 good hours...
  3. Paul's Green Thumb

    Paul's Green Thumb LawnSite Member
    Messages: 130

    Yeah, 8 hrs sounds right if yer gonna do a good job. Is it just you by yourself?
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  4. alldayrj

    alldayrj LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,793

    If you can get the bobcat cheap i would use it to load 3 wheelbarrows and be done before lunch
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  5. JB1

    JB1 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,904

    I already hurt thinking about using a wheelbarrow
  6. Stillwater

    Stillwater LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,889

    Ya thinking of all that wheeling makes me want to vomit, those days are long over......
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