Is over there a basic formula or means of figuring normally how much rock is essential for one application? Thanks!

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JoinedDec 12, 2010Messages1,134LocationBolton, MATractorDeere 655ZTrak, Deere 4720 Cab, 400 X LT 155
Is over there a basic formula or method of figuring normally how much rock is needed for one application? Thanks!
length x broad x depth (if every in feet) = cubic vol in cu. Ft.divide that by 27= cu. YardsTake cubic yards X 3000 split by 2000 = loads that makes presumption your gravel is riunning 3000 pounds a yard.Example 200 ft drive, 12 ft wide with 6 in of gravel would be:200 x 12 X .5 = 1200 cu ft.1200/27=44.4 cu.yards44.4 x 3000/2000= 66.7 tons. This is a "non compacted number" so depended upon how you rolled it you can gross that number up.Hope this helps
I take a guess, and also then stimulate 4x what ns think.

I take a guess, and also then bespeak 4x what i think.
JoinedDec 16, 2004Messages383LocationDavidsonville, MarylandTractorJohn Deere 4400, '48 B and also 318

Redhorse is nice darn close. About here in W. Ky, dense grade aggregate, which is the usual white rock used on driveways, weighs 3,000 to 3,500 lbs every ton, again depending on the amount of moisture, yet usually when reasonably dry. I ordered 50 loads to usage on an existing drive. Ns calculated out approximately 325' lengthy X 8' vast X approximately 4" deep. That gave me a little under 867 cubic feet, or a tiny over 32 yards that DGA. Multiply the by 1.5 tons/yard to gain a small over 48 tons. Ns ordered 50 tons and I think the truck ran out at around 330'. I've supplied this formula on numerous other occasions and also have discovered it to be reasonably accurate.If you have actually a lot of rain just before your gravel is loaded, climate you could want to change your number up to possibly 2 tons/yard.....or just wait because that it to dry out. :thumbsup:
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