# speading 1800 square feet of top soil??

Discussion in 'Nurseries and Growers' started by Outdoor_Maintenance_2010, May 28, 2010.

1. ### Outdoor_Maintenance_2010LawnSite Senior Memberfrom Canada,QuebecMessages: 268

i guy just quoted me saying how much i would charge for spreading 1800 square feet of top soil, how much time could it take being alone or 2 guys spreading this with simple wheel barrows and shovels??

thanks

2. ### cuttin-to-the-MaxLawnSite Bronze Memberfrom Commerce,MIMessages: 1,338

How many Yards of soil is that??

3. ### deerewashedLawnSite Senior Memberfrom Wilton ctMessages: 883

if my calculations are correct...

1 cubic yard= 3x3x3 so 27 cubic feet per yard....so 1800 divided by 27= 66.6 repeated yards. but i think i am wrong.... if i am right get a mini x with a blade...that to me would be the best option.

4. ### 93ChevyLawnSite Fanaticfrom PittsburghMessages: 40,246

1800 square feet is basically 43'x43'

At 3" 1800 square feet will require just under 17 yards.

5. ### procutLawnSite Bronze Memberfrom Don't worry about it...Messages: 1,852

1800 sq ft doesn't mean anything if you don't tell us how deep it has to be. I'm guessing we're going to be talking about at least 15 yards. I wouldn't even attempt to spread and grade using wheel barrows and shovels. Two guys might be able to do it in a day depending on how far it has to go, you'll be about dead by the end of the day. Just get a hold of someone with a tractor or skid loader that can knock it out in a hour or two.