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weight of rocks

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by magnum922, Apr 4, 2011.

  1. Apr 4, 2011 at 6:15 AM
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    magnum922

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    Hello,

    Does anyone know how much a bobcat scoop full of river rock weighs? The stone place says it covers 40 square foot at 4" deep. They say the tacoma can handle 2 scoops maybe 3 fine. I am going to line the bed with foam squares and a tarp. I will probably need one and a half scoops for my project.
     
  2. Apr 4, 2011 at 6:21 AM
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    Hmm , heres my guess, 1.5 scoop with what you have is going to be 20 cubic feet(60sfx4"). One yard is 27 cubic ft. I'm guessing 1800lb+ , but i havent done such stuff for about 10 yrs now.
    If you really want to get a decent estimate, get something that is 12x12x12 , weigh it before and after you fill it with the rock.

    googled it, webestimate says around 2600- 4000lb, so you better not take thier word.
     
  3. Apr 4, 2011 at 6:36 AM
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    I put a yard of gravel in my bed prior to getting the tsb done & was riding solid on the bumpstops. Was only a mile home. I believe the typical bobcat scoop is ~3/4 yard & bet one scoop will put you on the bumpstops. I recommend you split the 1 1/2 scoops needed into 2 trips. No sense in ruining the axle seals on a new truck.
    edit - Maybe just watching how it's handling the load. 40 sq ft @ 4" = ~ 1/2 yard..
     
  4. Apr 4, 2011 at 7:22 AM
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    I wonder if i should get it delivered since it weighs alot more than i thought. The sticker on my truck says 1100 load compacity and thats before the passengers and no tsb done.
     
  5. Apr 4, 2011 at 7:27 AM
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    load it up and take it to the dealer, I bet they wont deny you the tsb then! haha

    for as much weight as your gonna need I would say get it deliverd or take a few trips
     
  6. Apr 4, 2011 at 7:29 AM
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    Weight depends on a lot of things (rock type) plus depends on which bucket the skidsteer has on it. To be safe, use 120 lbs per cubic foot. If the skidsteer has a 1/2 yard bucket, that will weigh 1,620 lbs per bucket load (high side estimate, you'll actually be lighter than this, most stone will run in the 90-110 lbs per cubic foot +/- depending on where you are in the country).
     
  7. Apr 4, 2011 at 7:38 AM
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    i wouldnt allow them to throw stone in my truck.my brother had stone dropped in his new black chevy and they destroyed his paint.his bedside tailgate and bumper.he had to eat the damage himself
     
  8. Apr 4, 2011 at 7:50 AM
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    A good machine operator will try to be careful especially if you ask him nicely but, even still, you just can't dump 1500 lbs of rocks out of a big ass shovel and control where and how they all fall and bounce.

    I always much prefer a utility trailer for this kind of thing. Any chance you can borrow one?
     
  10. Apr 4, 2011 at 8:10 AM
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    x2... to them, it's a work truck. Take a look at their work trucks.


    You can drive it some distance sitting on the bumps alright, but be careful just how much you overload it. The tires can only take so much weight and going over even a small bump could impact-load them way beyond safe limit and blow one. Or both.
     
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    my brother figured that out quick
     
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    Pay for delivery
     
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  14. Apr 4, 2011 at 8:16 AM
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    This ^^^ chances are they can drop them in your yard where you want them, which means you don't have to unload them from the back of the truck.
     
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    I'd stick with one scoop- assuming a half yard. That's going to give you close to capacity. I've hauled A LOT of dirt, sand, rock, brick, etc...with my Ranger, which has similar capacity to the Tacoma I'm using to replace it. Maybe a scoop and a half- that'd be two trips. For that small amount of rock I'd consider hauling it myself.
    Any more and I'd check into delivery. I need 7 yards of granite this spring, and no way would I haul that- gas alone would be more than the $60 delivery fee, not to mention all the time used schlepping back and forth.
     
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    Yup, the bouncing rocks broke out my fathers back window last summer.....needless to say they didn't pay for the window.
     
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    FYI OP , a standard Bobcat bucket is 1/3 of a yard .

    40 square feet @ 4" deep is approx 13 cubic feet or about a half a yard .
     
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    I use my bed for things I load, lumber, fire wood, camping gear, and my utility trailer for things others load, mulch, stone, topsoil.
     
  19. Apr 4, 2011 at 8:48 AM
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    Get it delivered. I just went through this scenario with crushed brick and had the same thought. But the math doesn't add up...150lbs per CUBIC FOOT adds up fast. Definately cannot fill the truck up either.

    27 cubes in a Yard.............Nearly 4000lbs per cubic yard . Not exactly Tacoma territory with or without a TSB Airbags or whatever, That weight is definitely not going to get a spring TSB done. What is the sense in making a few trips?
    1350 Payload INCLUDING passengers....I think that would be slightly over,

    $50 delivery charge well worth saving the truck that wear and tear.
     
  20. Apr 4, 2011 at 8:56 AM
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    I hauled almost 2000lbs 5 miles in my 1st-gen and it did fine, although I was strongly warned in here that I could've killed the rearend seals doing it. My load was bags of lava stone and concrete borders as you can see in the video..so you can imagine what straight rock will be-I would make a few trips if I were you-save yourself a nightmare
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5H5BS5aSMOk
     
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