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    Default Problem with dirt

    Some of you may have been following my adventure in the attachments forum with the box blade, and the small sub-thread in the repairs forum about fixing a tooth. We have a new problem.

    The guy I helped grade his land has about (we are guessing based on volume calculations) about 40 tons of dirt in a pile in his back yard. One of the guys he worked with said he would take the dirt but has since backed out. We need to get rid of the dirt, the problem is several fold.

    -I have no way to transport the dirt.
    -The cost of dirt is so cheap that if you are moving it more than about 15 miles the fuel will cost more, so the few people I know that want fill dirt, won't take it for free because they can buy it delivered cheaper.

    Any of you know a cheap and easy way to dispose of dirt?

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    Default Re: Problem with dirt

    Maybe a "give away" type ad in the local classifieds?

    even tho you say the few locals you know may not take it for free, but others may.

    Have it that they need to come to you and they do / handle the hauling.

    Can't hurt

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    Default Re: Problem with dirt

    Quote Originally Posted by TGF View Post

    Any of you know a cheap and easy way to dispose of dirt?

    Spread thinly and seed.

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    Default Re: Problem with dirt

    Quote Originally Posted by TGF View Post
    Any of you know a cheap and easy way to dispose of dirt?
    Bury it

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    Default Re: Problem with dirt

    Use the FEL, the Box Blade and spread it out.

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    Default Re: Problem with dirt

    Man I wish I knew someone that had dirt like that. We have several hundred acres and not enough dirt to fill in washouts etc.
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    Default Re: Problem with dirt

    Make a mountain out of a mole hill.....Couldn't resist sorry.

    Yep I am with spreading it thin. I have spread 100 yards of dirt at my Dad's house and was surprised at how much it took to fill in the low spots at his place. . A free ad is a good idea if they want to come and haul it away. Just watch out for people scoping out the property for more than dirt.
    1st Peter 1:6-9

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    Default Re: Problem with dirt

    Spreading 40 tons an inch deep would take about 8000 sq ft.
    Too bad you don't live near the fellow with the gulley that he wants to turn into a horse arena.
    BOB

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    Default Re: Problem with dirt

    Quote Originally Posted by rd_macgregor View Post
    Spreading 40 tons an inch deep would take about 8000 sq ft.

    BOB
    Bob, I'm not sure about your math.

    1 ton of loose expanded (dug and piled) dirt is about 1 yard -- actually a bit less than a yard, but call it 40 ton = 40 yards.

    1 yard is 36"x36"x36" which is 46,656 cubic inches.

    There are 144 square inches in a square foot so divide by 144 to get the number of square feet to cover 1" thick.

    46,656 / 144 = 324 square feet. Or 18' by 18'

    That's a lot different than 8000 sf...

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    Default Re: Problem with dirt

    He put an add on craigs list last night at you guys recommendation, he had to take it down this morning. The dirt is gone, he had a call at about 6:30am from a guy asking if he could have it all. Came and picked it up at 8am was done and gone by 9:30.

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