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Old 04-11-2010, 11:43 PM   #21
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Our local sand and gravel supplier quotes gravel at 1.5 tons / cubic yard. A 10-wheel dump truck carries 20 tons --> 8 yards of gravel.
10 wheel dump trucks with a 50,000 GVW can carry 12 tons of gravel which equals about 8 yards @2800 lbs per yard.


Your pickup has a tare (unloaded weight) and a GVW (loaded weight) info on the side of the driver door. Look to see how much you can carry as trucks vary from manufacturer and 1/2 to n to 1 ton models.
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Old 04-12-2010, 07:48 AM   #22
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L in feet x W in feet x D in inches x .006 = Tons for gravel
Means gravel weighs 1.96 tons per yard.
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Old 04-12-2010, 08:01 AM   #23
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F150 = 1/2 ton
F250 = 3/4 ton
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Old 04-12-2010, 08:26 AM   #24
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just have it delivered. doesn't cost that much, and less chance of fecking up the sides, bed of your truck.
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Old 04-12-2010, 08:28 AM   #25
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Mark,

Go to your local Craigslist in the skilled trades or
farm and garden section. You'll find guys who have
1 ton dump trucks that will deliver for $40 - $50
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Old 04-12-2010, 09:40 AM   #26
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The weight limit of your truck is definitely the limiting factor here. Even the smallest bed would hold way more stone then a 1 ton truck could handle according to the gvwr sticker
1/2 a yard is gonna tax a 1/2 ton pickup. 57 stone is about 1.5 tons per yard.
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Old 04-12-2010, 09:46 AM   #27
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Go to your local Craigslist in the skilled trades or
farm and garden section. You'll find guys who have
1 ton dump trucks that will deliver for $40 - $50
Tried that route w/ no luck. Even placed an add saying i need truck and guys sent me emails w/ stupid quotes the cheapest of which was $100 with one drop in my driveway.

For the record i am renting a HD or Lowes truck. I sold mine a couple years ago.

Anyway i called Home Depot this morning and found out i can haul 2500 in their truck before the load alarm comes off so it looks like i will just make 2 or 3 trips and be done. Good thing its about a 5 mile trip between HD, the pickup point for the stone, and the house.

Thanks for the input..
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1/2 a yard is gonna tax a 1/2 ton pickup. 57 stone is about 1.5 tons per yard.
Thats what i'm getting 56/57 granite at $30 a ton.

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Old 04-12-2010, 09:59 AM   #29
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It's usually sold by the cubic yard
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Typical tandem dump will carry between 18 and 20 tons
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Old 04-12-2010, 10:04 AM   #31
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Dunno about your part of the world but delivery doesn't cost too much around here.
And FYI, they will also follow instructions like "Just dump in in the front yard on the grass" without taking into consideration the fact that you might be ordering it fo someone else...
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Screw the home depot truck.
Go rent a POS U-haul. They don't have load alarms.
Ask me how I know.
Fill that ****** up with all you'll need in one trip, and right before you get to your house, roll up the back door, put it in reverse, and floor it.
Right before you get to where you want the gravel placed........stab the brakes. Truck'll unload itself, and if you do it right, maybe it'll pull the front tires off the ground, providing your neighbors with some entertainment.
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I've had about 2 tons in the back of our 2500 Ram but I wouldn't try that with a half ton truck.
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The usually sell gravel by the ton and mulch/topsoil by the yard so they can fluff it up, which causes you to pay for more air.

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I have found that a full sized pickup will hold about 1 cubic yard at about 3,000 lbs.
You will be amazed at how far a yard of gravel does NOT go...plan on multiple trips.
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Thats what i'm getting 56/57 granite at $30 a ton.
that's some markup. I worked for a quarry for a long while. Our production cost for clean stone was about $1.50. Contractors paid between $7-10 a ton, plus delivery.
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At the quarry they sell everything by the ton. At the retail centers they sell it by the yard so people stand a chance on figuring out how much material they need. If you know how to figure both ways you already know how much material you need and can order or pick it up using either method of measurement.
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Dunno about your part of the world but delivery doesn't cost too much around here.
Had a half a dump truck off loaded for ~$50.

The most I've had in my truck was 3500# (F350)
I was surprised the old pig was barely squatting.
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I just hauled 4700lbs of crusher run in the back of our single cab dodge dually 3500 farm truck. It was a pretty good load, but could of handled more.
I would not go over a ton in a 1/2 ton pickup depending on how far you must travel, and type of road. If your close to home, you can cheat a little more in.
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