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#1 1990 Pioneer 4x4

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Posted 07 December 2009 - 04:04 PM

How big of a pile is it?/How many yards is it? :hmm: My wife won it in an auction.

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Posted 07 December 2009 - 04:16 PM

It depends on how finely it's crushed and the moisture content.Basicallly gravel is calculated to weigh a little over 1/2 ton per cubic yard. 1,080lbs to be exact.1 cubic yard will cover 3 sq yards when spread to a depth of 4in.

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Posted 07 December 2009 - 04:33 PM

It depends on how finely it's crushed and the moisture content.Basicallly gravel is calculated to weigh a little over 1/2 ton per cubic yard. 1,080lbs to be exact.1 cubic yard will cover 3 sq yards when spread to a depth of 4in.

1 cubic yard is 27 cubic feet. 1 cubic yard will cover 3 square yards at 12 inches deep; at 4 inches, it'll cover 9 square yards.
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Posted 07 December 2009 - 04:47 PM

Gotta quit doin figures in my head. Once again Eagle comes to the rescue.

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Posted 07 December 2009 - 06:06 PM

...Eagle comes to the rescue.

Not the first time. I think i may need more gravel...

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Posted 07 December 2009 - 06:58 PM

How big of a pile is it?/How many yards is it? :hmm: My wife won it in an auction.


Hope she doesn't have to go get it, she'll be pretty tired after shoveling all that. :D :D :D

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Posted 07 December 2009 - 10:39 PM

It depends on how finely it's crushed and the moisture content.Basicallly gravel is calculated to weigh a little over 1/2 ton per cubic yard. 1,080lbs to be exact.1 cubic yard will cover 3 sq yards when spread to a depth of 4in.


One cubic yard of water is 765 litre is 765kg or about 3/4 ton. You telling me gravel has a lower density than water? Then how come gravel sinks?

My book has the lightest gravel listed as 1522 kg/cubic meter. Natural gravel with sand is 1922. Since there is .765 cubic meter in a cubic yard, that would be 1164kg for the loose dry gravel, or 2560 pounds. 1.3 ton per yard.

10 ton ~7.7 cubic yards, and cover (assuming 4" deep) 70 square yards or 625 square feet. That would be 25x25 feet, or enough for a parking area for 3 cars.
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Posted 08 December 2009 - 12:10 AM

How big of a pile is it?/How many yards is it? :hmm: My wife won it in an auction.


Hope she doesn't have to go get it, she'll be pretty tired after shoveling all that. :D :D :D

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She actually put bids on, and won all three. 10 tons gravel, 10 yards gravel, and 10 yards of top soil. Fortunately, it’s all delivered!

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Posted 08 December 2009 - 12:12 AM

...Eagle comes to the rescue.

Not the first time. I think i may need more gravel...

What are you building? 27 feet x 27 feet times 4 inches deep is a lot of dirt. 'Specially if you have to haul it in a Comanche.
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Posted 08 December 2009 - 12:28 AM

...Eagle comes to the rescue.

Not the first time. I think i may need more gravel...

What are you building? 27 feet x 27 feet times 4 inches deep is a lot of dirt. 'Specially if you have to haul it in a Comanche.


We’re filling in some low areas & large dog holes; also making a gravel path (5/8” -) through the lower portion of the back yard.

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Posted 08 December 2009 - 08:42 AM

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Posted 08 December 2009 - 02:02 PM

I use 1 cubic yard of bank run gravel = 1.4 tons

More info here http://www.age.psu.e...heets/h/H20.pdf
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Posted 08 December 2009 - 02:41 PM

Not sure of the comparison of water to gravel other than a cubic yard of water occupies the whole volume of the container whereas a cubic yard of gravel only occupies maybe a little over half, the other half being air.

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Posted 08 December 2009 - 02:52 PM

http://www.age.psu.e...heets/h/H20.pdf


That's a useful material chart :thumbsup:

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Posted 08 December 2009 - 06:10 PM

The driver said it was about 7 yards:

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Posted 12 December 2009 - 08:05 PM

its a hidy hole :banana: :clapping:
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Posted 13 December 2009 - 01:41 AM

its a hidy hole :banana: :clapping:


also known as a frozen pile of gravel :thumbsup:

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Posted 13 December 2009 - 08:17 AM

oh yea weve had that happen
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