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Old July 30th, 2009, 02:04 PM   #1
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i just built a soil screener so i can transform the nasty crap dirt i have into good topsoil for my yard. only took an hour to fill my S-10 with clean top soil. i'm wondering if there is any demand for a service like this. i need money and i think it's a good idea. whats anyone else think?
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Old July 30th, 2009, 02:16 PM   #2
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Old July 30th, 2009, 02:21 PM   #3
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not when screend top soil is going for 7-8 bux a ton
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Old July 30th, 2009, 03:29 PM   #4
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well my thought was to offer a portable screening service. i dug up an area in my yard that was all hard shitty dirt. after screening it i was able to put back 95% of the dirt thats in much better condition for planting grass. cheaper then buying a bunch of dirt.
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Old July 30th, 2009, 03:45 PM   #5
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As long as you screen it for scheeper than 7 bux a ton you might have some thing.
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Old July 30th, 2009, 03:52 PM   #6
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Delivered I think a tandem of 12 yards IIRC was 145 last I knew. I used to make dirt a few years ago for a former employer. Now the powerscreen sits as it is no longer cost effective, and dirt was getting hard to come by with the # of powerscreens out there.
Take into account however we were using a large powerscreen (big diesel engine), a Cat 980 loader, and two operators (loader and trucker). If you can as stated earlier do it cheaper, and find a demand, go for it!
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Old July 30th, 2009, 09:48 PM   #7
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yea i figured as much. o well at least it didn't cost me anything and i have it for personal use
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Old July 30th, 2009, 09:50 PM   #8
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if it took you a hour to fill a pick up, thats only about a yard of so i guess if you can do it for less than 8 bucks
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If you push the portable side and are able to make it worth your time, I say go for it. It dosent hurt to try.
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Old July 30th, 2009, 10:25 PM   #10
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If you push the portable side and are able to make it worth your time, I say go for it. It dosent hurt to try.
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