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yes the notes on the left are to tell me the areas I am bidding on, so that is the amount for the materials (rock) and labor.
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Ok if we go back to your original plan

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So I can take maybe 1 or 1/2 yds. in the trailer.
You are looking at 45 to 90 trips back and forth to the local supplier to get the 45 tons needed?

How far away is the supplier?

How many miles?

Getting the product alone might account for a large amount of time and fuel costs.
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Ok if we go back to your original plan



You are looking at 45 to 90 trips back and forth to the local supplier to get the 45 tons needed?

How far away is the supplier?

How many miles?

Getting the product alone might account for a large amount of time and fuel costs.
still searching that out but it looks like it is 6.3 miles on a easy road
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would they allow a four wheeler with a trailer ?
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would they allow a four wheeler with a trailer ?
Yes, same as my lawn mower? Whats your thoughts?
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I would think, the four wheeler with trailer would really save you time getting the rock from the truck to the dump spot.

The 6.3 miles to the supplier is going to end up being potentially
(6.3 x 2) = 12.6 miles round trip. You gotta figure a half hour to get there, get the product and get back?

So each trip could be at least 30 mins X 90 trips total would be 45 hours?

WOW Is that possible? That is a full week of man hours just to go and get the stone and bring it back?
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A four wheeler or mower with trailer is larger and will cause just as much damage i believe as my 4' wide dingo. Even if you cant take a dingo onto the grounds it may still be quicker to load trailers with compared to shoveling. Save the shoveling for the guys spreading the stone in the beds.


I've been told before that I couldn't have stone sitting for any amount of time as well, but at the same time could get by with it if it was cleared by the end of the day (especially if you could save yourself and the customer hundreds to a couple thousand) If you dump it in the parking lot and then just focused on getting the outer perimeter bed first and then the others just dumping the stone to get it moved and the parking lot could be cleared by the end of the day when the residents get home. Then come back the next day to spread the stone in the beds.
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my idea with the fourwheeler is exactly what fisher said .Get a load dropped early in the morning ,and shuttle the rocks with the fourwheeler untill the parking spot your rocks were in is empty .
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I would think, the four wheeler with trailer would really save you time getting the rock from the truck to the dump spot.

The 6.3 miles to the supplier is going to end up being potentially
(6.3 x 2) = 12.6 miles round trip. You gotta figure a half hour to get there, get the product and get back?

So each trip could be at least 30 mins X 90 trips total would be 45 hours?

WOW Is that possible? That is a full week of man hours just to go and get the stone and bring it back?
WOW that is some time, crap your right steve.
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A four wheeler or mower with trailer is larger and will cause just as much damage i believe as my 4' wide dingo. Even if you cant take a dingo onto the grounds it may still be quicker to load trailers with compared to shoveling. Save the shoveling for the guys spreading the stone in the beds.


I've been told before that I couldn't have stone sitting for any amount of time as well, but at the same time could get by with it if it was cleared by the end of the day (especially if you could save yourself and the customer hundreds to a couple thousand) If you dump it in the parking lot and then just focused on getting the outer perimeter bed first and then the others just dumping the stone to get it moved and the parking lot could be cleared by the end of the day when the residents get home. Then come back the next day to spread the stone in the beds.
Hmm ok I think I need to look at the possibity of doing this now. you are making alot of since.... thank you
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