Ballast / Crushed Stone Pricing is up, uP, UP

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Re: Ballast / Crushed Stone Pricing is up, uP, UP

Post by rkcarguy » Mon May 03, 2021 1:58 pm

Glenn Brooks wrote:
Fri Apr 30, 2021 10:13 pm
Ryan, Down here (Seattle) Cadman aggregate just quoted $31.60/ton for 3/4” minus, plus $300 per load for the truck. So nearly $600 per 10 yard load. We need 250 yards minimum for 3000’ ROW. Half the cost is in the trucking. (Based on 1 yd = 1.4tons)

One thing all the yards said is one long trailer carrying 28-30yards cuts the cost by 1/3 formthe trucking. Unfortunately, we can’t get a long trailer into the parcel we are looking at. So only can use dumptrucks. It’s a killer, unless we can find someone to volunteer to haul the gravel in.

Glenn
Do they not have a transfer? I can't get a trailer into my property either, but our vendor has a setup like this one:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M3Obhi1kjHM&t=13s

They just park it down the street, dump the first load, and go grab the other one and repeat.

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Re: Ballast / Crushed Stone Pricing is up, uP, UP

Post by Glenn Brooks » Mon May 03, 2021 5:20 pm

Ryan, not that anyone has said. Looks like a very good idea though. Mostly what I’ve seen on the streets are the long bed 30 yard dump trailers and a few tandem rigs,...

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