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how much it settles will depend on the material he uses .I would try to use a quad and trailer ,or my old gator to move the stuff if possible .

I know there will be variances for settlement depending on what is used for fill. Regardless of what he uses though there will be settlement.
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Thanks MVG. That calculator is cool, I book marked it. It gave me 17 yards (diameter of 14 feet depth of 3 feet). The $308 plus material is right around what I was thinking but I wasn't sure. I appreciate the help.
Using wheelbarrows? 65+ trips with wheelbarrows (not accounting for time to pack or shovel and spread the fill) I suppose at most you will get about $4.75 per wheelbarrow loaded and rolled 100'. How long do you anticipate to fill and move each wheelbarrow? Then time to clean up and flatten out the hole.

we could have this hole filled in, packed and leveled in a half hour for you and only charge you $150. Would you consider subbing that out where you or your crew never touched it and you still make $150.

Of course we would use something larger and more efficient than wheelbarrows. So I would like to point out that something with tracks on it would have a much smaller compaction rate that the wheelbarrow at about 75-100 psi would have.
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we could have this hole filled in, packed and leveled in a half hour for you and only charge you $150
What's your view on the best way to go about doing this?

How long do you think it would take moving by wheelbarrow?
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Fisher. Sure I'll sub it out to you. Only problem is there's no way into the backyard where the hole is, except through a standard chain link fence gate, hence the use of the wheelbarrows.
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Is the gate at least 3' wide, then a smaller machine would do, it would take longer but it beats the shoveling. However, It wouldn't take 10 minutes to carefully and neatly pull the fence back 6-8' starting at the end where it secures by the gate.
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Believe me, shovels and wheelbarrows are a last resort. The gate butts up against a corner of the house and the other side of the gate butts up against the garage. There is no chain link fence, just the gate. The rest of the fence is 6 foot wood. I have looked at places to remove fencing to make it easier and there just isn't anyway around it. If I could get access for machinery the quote would be much less, there's just no way. Thanks for the ideas though.
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What's your view on the best way to go about doing this?

How long do you think it would take moving by wheelbarrow?
I would first figure out how long it takes to move the single full wheelbarrow, multiply it by 5 and then by the number yards. He should be able to determine his time by the first three.


Last job I remember moving comparable to this we had 3 guys and two WB's. Two guys filling one dumping using gravel a few obstacles and a ramp to go up. We moved two yards of gravel (that's all I would put in the dump trailer) in 45 minutes or 2.25 labor hrs. Figure a labor hour per yard depending on efficiency.
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It will be interesting to hear how all this works out as far as time goes.

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We may never find out how much time it takes. I gave her my quote this morning. $660. I think it's a little high for her (the Real Estate Broker), but not me. 7 yards of fill, 8 yards of sand and 2 yards (in my truck) of soil. $260. Move the dirt by hand $300 (subtotal $560) + $100 to dismantle the upper and lower trampoline frame and the metal retainer and dispose of it. I think she was thinking somewhere around $100 - Ha ha.
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We may never find out how much time it takes. I gave her my quote this morning. $660. I think it's a little high for her (the Real Estate Broker), but not me. 7 yards of fill, 8 yards of sand and 2 yards (in my truck) of soil. $260. Move the dirt by hand $300 (subtotal $560) + $100 to dismantle the upper and lower trampoline frame and the metal retainer and dispose of it. I think she was thinking somewhere around $100 - Ha ha.
Am I the only one thinking of the Tootsie Roll pop commercial with Mr. Owl?

Tell the agent you can put a tarp in the hole and fill it with water...... and they can call it an in ground pool for $100.

Leave the bid for the new owners to find.
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