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    Yardage question

    How many buckets screened to 1/8 material does it take to have shoveled a yard of material?

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    I guess that depends on the size of the bucket. What are you trying to get at? A Yard of material would fill a box 3'x3'x3' That is 27 cubic feet. Why not try doing one cubic foot and then multiply by 27? Not really sure if this is what you are asking.
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    An ice cream bucket is about 1 cubic year....i repeat about...

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    Quote Originally Posted by cagintransplant View Post
    An ice cream bucket is about 1 cubic year....i repeat about...
    A cubic year? Did you mean a cubic yard or a cubic foot? A cubic yard is a lot of ice cream!
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    Lmao my bad.....ment cubic foot...been a long day

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    Quote Originally Posted by cagintransplant View Post
    Lmao my bad.....ment cubic foot...been a long day
    Roger that!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mu50stang View Post
    How many buckets screened to 1/8 material does it take to have shoveled a yard of material?
    Depends on the material. If it has lots of smaller sizes, you don't need to move as much material. If it's mostly large rock, you'll be moving way more to get that bucket of 1/8".

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    I have read previously that 40 buckets of 1/4 inch material was a yard of material shoveled. How many yards of material would I need to move to get 8 5 gallon buckets of 1/8 inch gravel.
    Last edited by mu50stang; Jan 31, 2013 at 09:39 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mu50stang View Post
    I have read previously that 40 buckets of 1/4 inch material was a yard of material shoveled. How many yards of material would I need to move to get 8 5 gallon buckets of 1/8 inch gravel.
    40 full screened reasonably packed five gallon buckets = 1 yard of material. Doesn't matter if its sand or dirt or gravel.

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    Last edited by Goodyguy; Jan 31, 2013 at 11:26 AM.
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    Goodguy is correct.

    A 5 gallon bucket = 0.668 cubic feet, there are roughly 7.5 gallons in a cubic foot.

    So each 5 gallon bucket = about 2/3 of a cubic foot.

    1 cubic yard (27 cubic feet) would fill approximately 40.5 - 5 gallon buckets.
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    If I understand you correct mu50stang is how much total yardage you will have moved including waste to arrive at one yard of 1/8 classified material. Ofcourse it depends on how many large stones you throw into the classifier but my experiance has been on average if I fill a 5 gal bucket with material and then classify it down to 1/2 then 1/4 the 1/8 I will on average throw away about 1/8 of each classification or about 1/4 of the original 5 gal bucket. So you would have dig an aditional 10 buckets of material to get a yard of 1/8 classified material. Again this is approximate. Hope my math is right.


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    Quote Originally Posted by B H Prospector View Post
    If I understand you correct mu50stang is how much total yardage you will have moved including waste to arrive at one yard of 1/8 classified material. Ofcourse it depends on how many large stones you throw into the classifier but my experiance has been on average if I fill a 5 gal bucket with material and then classify it down to 1/2 then 1/4 the 1/8 I will on average throw away about 1/8 of each classification or about 1/4 of the original 5 gal bucket. So you would have dig an aditional 10 buckets of material to get a yard of 1/8 classified material. Again this is approximate. Hope my math is right.
    BHP, his original question is a loaded question as we all don't have a clue whats in the material he is digging, but your reply sums it up...
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    40+ buckets will get you one cubic yard. But don't forget, most don't realize that you are SCREENING so you are actually moving many MORE than 40 buckets to fill them up with just the screened stuff. Figure in the rocks and cobbles and you are shoveling 50 or 60 buckets or more. Not an easy task for me and work for the younger guys too! TTC
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