Truck loads of dirt... How to get them?

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  1. Wayne Thompson

    Wayne Thompson Active Member

    What is the simplest and possibly cheapest way to get a couple of tuckloads of dirt.

    wife and mother in law seem to think you wait till you hear of someone getting rid of it!

    I dug a whole lot of trenches putting in plumbing and i want to fill them and top up the levels around the place.
     
  2. Coffee

    Coffee Surin Legend

    Anyone digging a pond (ie: Got Lost fish farm and reservoir) within 10km of your neighborhood ?
     
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  3. CO-CO

    CO-CO Surin Legend


    Your wife is right Wayne........ she can be proactive if she knows any of the many agents who are attached to the contractors.
     
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  4. Wayne Thompson

    Wayne Thompson Active Member

    Ah right. well we are about to jump in the car with the Peu yai bann to go to the Ampur to put our son on the house book so maybe we will ask him if he knows anyone.

    Hard to find farang doing building this far south I think :)
     
  5. Yorky

    Yorky Surin Legend

    Concerning cost, you normally get what you pay for. Cheap dirt is likely to contain big rocks and "trees". Pay more and you may get dirt that's rock and tree free. Of course, the other influence on the cost is how far it's being hauled.
     
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  6. Pat

    Pat Well-Known Member Staff Member

    I've got a few truck loads (maybe 5-10) here at Salak Dai.
    Top soil with some grass and small roots.
    Will donate for free if picked up.

    We have a digger to load the truck...
     
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  7. gotlost

    gotlost Surin Legend

    Finished.:D
     
  8. CO-CO

    CO-CO Surin Legend


    Now THAT is what forums are for.....
     
  9. gotlost

    gotlost Surin Legend

    You need to find local. It is charged by the truck load. About 200 to 350 baht a load and if you go much over 5 km you may be at 600 and up. Have your ears open as someone will be digging.
     
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  10. gotlost

    gotlost Surin Legend

    Great offer Pat but the delivery cost will off set the free-be.
     
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  11. gotlost

    gotlost Surin Legend

    The so called wet season is as good as over. Keep your eye peeled for 6 & 10 wheel dirt trucks. Also keep your eyes open for an earth excavator. The rice has not been harvested but afterwards I look for a large amount of pounds going in which will mean fill to be sold.
     
  12. Pat

    Pat Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Free... It's as low as I can go... :grimacing:

    I can use the soil myself later when all the grass and roots have died/turned into dirt in the pile.
    But until then the offer is what it is.
    Pickup whatever amounts needed (from the soil we have, not bringing more in to give away for free), with truck or pickup. Up to you... :blush:
     
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  13. Coffee

    Coffee Surin Legend

    Wayne, how far south are you ?
     
  14. gotlost

    gotlost Surin Legend

    About halfway between KC & Prasat. Just north of the 224 and west of the 214.
     
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  15. Wayne Thompson

    Wayne Thompson Active Member

    What he said.
     
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  16. mario299

    mario299 Surin Legend

    Wayne: we are 12 kms NW of Prasat and have done dirt loads many, many times in the past 12 years or so of various projects. It shouldn't be too tough and I will ask the lovely wife for her ideas. If you are with your lovely wife and see a dirt hauler...stop and talk to them. These suggestions of 600 baht/load are crazy...good investigation by you should end up in the 225/Bt/load area...we have paid 180/load.
    I'll get back to you.
     
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  17. Yorky

    Yorky Surin Legend

    Remember there are normally two sizes of truck - the twin axle and the triple axle. The latter carry much more in volume than the former.
     
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  18. mario299

    mario299 Surin Legend

    Wayne is talking about filling in some trenches, so probably looking for dump truck 2 axles. I'm just trying to help, not confuse the issue...
     
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  19. Yorky

    Yorky Surin Legend

    Just ensuring that apples are being compared to apples when talking about prices.
     
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  20. gotlost

    gotlost Surin Legend

    A single axel or 6 wheeler hauls approximately 5 cubic meters where as a twin axel or 10 wheeler hauls approximately 10 cubic meters.
     
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