SOURCES FOR FREE FILL DIRT: Excavation  -- Home Building Discussion Forum and Review SOURCES FOR FREE FILL DIRT: Excavation -- Home Building Discussion Forum

  parts   |   manuals   |   discussion   |   photos   |   podcast   |   reviews   |   specs   |   dealers   |   classifieds   |   contact   |   faq   |   myProfile   |   home          Login Now | Sign Up


FAQ:   What is a tractor?

Forum Index
New As Posted | Active Subjects



www.emerichsales.com - New & Used Equipment
          View Tractors For Sale!


www.partsbynet.com - Lawn and Garden Equipment Parts


Bernardsville Landscape Lighting
Click to Post a New Message!

Discussion Boards > Active Subjects > Messages as Posted > Excavation Forum

Page [ 1 ] | 2 | 3 | | Next >>
Reply | Pop Up Window Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo
 04-05-2006, 11:37 Post: 127250
lbrown59

TP Contributor

Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: First Organized Permanent Settlement In The Northwest Territory.
TractorPoint Premium Member -- 5 Tractors = Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 931

7
Filter by User
 SOURCES FOR FREE FILL DIRT

TRY THESE SOURCES FOR FREE FILL DIRT

1* Swimming pool companies
2* cemeteries
3* Landscapers
4* Lawn Care companies
5* Home builders and excavators digging out basements and the like.
6* State County and City road and street departments cleaning out road ditches.
7* Construction sites: Or anywhere you see grading or digging going on.

~~~~~~~~~~~~
Can anybody add anymore places to the list ?






Reply to PostReply | Quote Post Reply to PostQuote Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo




Bookmarks: Digg It | Del.icio.us | Stumble This

 04-05-2006, 11:45 Post: 127252
DenisS



Join Date: May 2006
Location: NJ
TractorPoint Premium Member -- 5 Tractors = Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 367

4
Filter by User
 SOURCES FOR FREE FILL DIRT

"TRY THESE SOURCES FOR FREE FILL DIRT

2* cemeteries"

Are you serious? Besides, what's the displacement for a regular casket? How many burials would you need to fill up a dumptruck with dirt? What about people who opt for gravehills - then there's no extra soil left over.






Reply to PostReply | Quote Post Reply to PostQuote Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo




Bookmarks: Digg It | Del.icio.us | Stumble This

 04-05-2006, 11:55 Post: 127253
Peters

TP Contributor

View my Photos

View my Photos  Pics
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Northern AL
TractorPoint Premium Member -- 5 Tractors = Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 3034
 SOURCES FOR FREE FILL DIRT

Recycling center. They normally compost down yard waste and leaves from the city.






Reply to PostReply | Quote Post Reply to PostQuote Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo




Bookmarks: Digg It | Del.icio.us | Stumble This

 04-05-2006, 12:01 Post: 127255
lbrown59

TP Contributor

Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: First Organized Permanent Settlement In The Northwest Territory.
TractorPoint Premium Member -- 5 Tractors = Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 931

7
Filter by User
 SOURCES FOR FREE FILL DIRT

What's the displacement for a regular casket?
===============================
It's not the casket it's the vault that takes up the room. I hear that takes up 1/3 of the space thus leaving 2/3 of the dirt.

==========
They've tried digging the hole deeper so they could get all of the dirt back into the hole but it didn't work.
~~~~~~~~~~~~






Reply to PostReply | Quote Post Reply to PostQuote Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo




Bookmarks: Digg It | Del.icio.us | Stumble This

 04-05-2006, 12:13 Post: 127256
DenisS



Join Date: May 2006
Location: NJ
TractorPoint Premium Member -- 5 Tractors = Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 367

4
Filter by User
 SOURCES FOR FREE FILL DIRT

I see. Here I go, learned something...






Reply to PostReply | Quote Post Reply to PostQuote Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo




Bookmarks: Digg It | Del.icio.us | Stumble This

 04-05-2006, 12:31 Post: 127257
lbrown59

TP Contributor

Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: First Organized Permanent Settlement In The Northwest Territory.
TractorPoint Premium Member -- 5 Tractors = Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 931

7
Filter by User
 SOURCES FOR FREE FILL DIRT

I see. Here I go, learned something...
**********
I think I stated it wrong. If the vault took up one-third of the space it would then take 2/3 of the dirt to fill the hole thereby leaving 1/3 of the dirt left over.






Reply to PostReply | Quote Post Reply to PostQuote Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo




Bookmarks: Digg It | Del.icio.us | Stumble This

 04-05-2006, 17:43 Post: 127272
earthwrks

TP Contributor

View my Photos

View my Photos  Pics
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Home Office in Flat Rock, Michigan
TractorPoint Premium Member -- 5 Tractors = Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 3853

4
Filter by User
 SOURCES FOR FREE FILL DIRT

Over the past few years I have gotten calls from uninformed homeowners telling me they wanted me to go haul some "free fill dirt" that they saw advertised around town. You would be amazed at the their audacity and indignance when I tell them that yes, the dirt is free---the hauling at $75 an hour is not. Most just don't get it.
The other thing that is not "free" is loading at $2 a yard--this gets them ticked off too when they show up with their neighbor's borrowed truck.






Reply to PostReply | Quote Post Reply to PostQuote Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo




Bookmarks: Digg It | Del.icio.us | Stumble This

 04-05-2006, 18:22 Post: 127278
SG8NUC



View my Photos

View my Photos  Pics
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: g
TractorPoint Premium Member -- 5 Tractors = Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 579

3
Filter by User
 SOURCES FOR FREE FILL DIRT

earthworks

you are 100% correct when I had my pond dug i could not give the dirt away. What is wrong with it? It cost to much to haul. It they build something here they get the dirt from next door.






Reply to PostReply | Quote Post Reply to PostQuote Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo




Bookmarks: Digg It | Del.icio.us | Stumble This

 04-05-2006, 22:08 Post: 127286
lbrown59

TP Contributor

Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: First Organized Permanent Settlement In The Northwest Territory.
TractorPoint Premium Member -- 5 Tractors = Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 931

7
Filter by User
 SOURCES FOR FREE FILL DIRT

You would be amazed at the their audacity and indigence when I tell them that yes, the dirt is free---the hauling at $75 an hour is not. Most just don't get it.
The other thing that is not "free" is loading at $2 a yard--this gets them ticked off too when they show up with their neighbor's borrowed truck.

True -->> but isn't it cheeper to pay for the truck and the loading than it is to pay for the truck dirt and loading?
==========~~~~~~~~~~~~:::::::::::::::::::
What is wrong with it? It cost to much to haul.

Why would it cost more to hall than other dirt?






Reply to PostReply | Quote Post Reply to PostQuote Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo




Bookmarks: Digg It | Del.icio.us | Stumble This

 04-06-2006, 08:55 Post: 127293
DenisS



Join Date: May 2006
Location: NJ
TractorPoint Premium Member -- 5 Tractors = Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 367

4
Filter by User
 SOURCES FOR FREE FILL DIRT

Most of the farms in our township would never give up their dirt. Our elevation is pretty low and the ground water table is high, so between floods and ground water, dirt is about the price of gold around here - no such thing as free dirt. In fact, by township regulations, no dirt can leave the township - it has to be sold within.






Reply to PostReply | Quote Post Reply to PostQuote Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo




Bookmarks: Digg It | Del.icio.us | Stumble This

Reply | Pop Up Window Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo


Page [ 1 ] | 2 | 3 | | Next >>

Discussion Boards > Active Subjects > Messages as Posted > Excavation Forum

Thread 127250 Filter by Poster:
DenisS 4 | earthwrks 4 | harvey 1 | HuckMeat 1 | lbrown59 7 | oneace 1 | Peters 1 | SG8NUC 3 |




Most Viewed

+ Advice Needed - Gravel Driveway Construction
+ Digging out a pond
+ Using plate compactor on soil
+ Dirt Compaction
+ How much cover for culvert?
+ Gravel Driveway Maintenance?
+ SOURCES FOR FREE FILL DIRT
+ Regrind over asphalt?
+ JCB 1400B Sitemaster Review Problems
+ Daewoo skid steer reviews?

Most Discussion

+ Digging out a pond
+ Advice Needed - Gravel Drivewa
+ SOURCES FOR FREE FILL DIRT
+ Skidsteers
+ Poor Man's Transit
+ Right machine for Excavation
+ Digging Small Lakes
+ Gravel Driveway Maintenance?
+ Dirt Compaction
+ Regrind over asphalt?

Newest Topics

+ Options to raise concrete driveway
+ Lonking CDM6090 and Hyundai R60CR-9
+ Grading around pond
+ pond outflow design
+ lots of downed trees
+ Digging Small Lakes
+ Regrind over asphalt?
+ Using plate compactor on soil
+ sumitomo excavator
+ Gravel Driveway Maintenance?













Turbochargers for Tractors and Industrial Machines
Cab Glass for Tractors and Industrial Machines

Alternators for Tractors and Industrial Machines
Radiators for Tractors and Industrial Machines

Driveline Components for Tractors and Industrial Machines
Starter Motors for Tractors and Industrial Machines