What to charge (per yard) to spread top soil

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by TheKingNJ, Jun 26, 2004.

  1. TheKingNJ

    TheKingNJ LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 781

    Hey guys
    I need to do an estimate for a job spreading topsoil on the sides of a freshly paved 1200 foot drive way.

    The top soil will be delivered by the owner. I will need to rent a skid steer for 160 bucks to do the job because i'm not wheel barraling that much dirt down a 1200 driveway.

    I'm guessing about 9 yards of top soil will be needed. What should i charge per yard of top soil? Just to spread, not to buy and deliver.

  2. fga

    fga LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,449

    didn't we go through this the other day dude? was my price too high? i'd charge $30 a yard. take you less then an hour. $270 plus tax.
  3. TheKingNJ

    TheKingNJ LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 781

    wow i complety for got i posted that last one. I was a little tanked the other nigh and i complety forgot about that. I feel like a idiot. sorry about that.

    30 a yard is about what i was figuring.

    thats for the info FGA
  4. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Messages: 10,178

    $45 per yard. keep the machine rental. 3 guys, 2 wheelbarrows, i'll have it done in 3 hrs.
  5. fga

    fga LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,449

    i forget when i post sometimes too:D no sweat. but this time, you know the costs of the skid steer. so 270 + 160 + tax = job. if you're going too fast, milk it.
  6. Lux Lawn

    Lux Lawn LawnSite Silver Member
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  7. LB Landscaping

    LB Landscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 1,309

    Go with Bobby's suggestuion, skip the skid. Can you even drive on the new pavement?????
  8. NNJLandman

    NNJLandman LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,306

    Get the skid, $30 a yd to spread, how much you planning on spending on topsoil, i can get it for around $22/yd....plus about $50 delivery for 9 yds. I'm thinkin like $700 for the job. Try to line up some other jobs to use the skidsteer for, get your moneys worth, maybe we can work on that wall that you've been talking about.....?

  9. 2004F550

    2004F550 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 270

    Don't even go near a new driveway with a skidsteer, unless its a few weeks old and you go about it around 11pm when it has cooled down.
  10. Turf Medic

    Turf Medic LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,073

    And you have some experience with a skid steer. If this is your first time, use the wheel barrow,

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