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How much for a concrete gravel/salt/mulch/etc bay

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by riverwalkland, Mar 7, 2008.

  1. riverwalkland

    riverwalkland Senior Member
    Messages: 401

    I am wondering how much the large concrete blocks cost to build a bay for mulch salt etc. I guess the price would have to include delivery and setup as I dont have anything big enough to move them around. I know the price probably varies from state to state, but i'm just looking for a ball park. Thanks

    p.s. as for size, somthing perhaps to hold at least 30 yards of material? about a little big bigger than this:

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  2. nicksplowing

    nicksplowing PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,226

    I PAID A 100 A BLOCK WHEN I BUILT A BIN LIKE THAT BUT IM IN PHILLY MAYBE MORE MAYBE LESS WHERE YOU ARE GOOD LUCK :drinkup:
     
  3. riverwalkland

    riverwalkland Senior Member
    Messages: 401

    Thanks, Thats about what I figured...
     
  4. chev_4x4

    chev_4x4 Senior Member
    Messages: 128

    I have been looking into prices for bin block recently, I have found they range from 20-35 dollars a piece, and the set up/ delivery is about $65 an hour. Best of luck.
     
  5. riverwalkland

    riverwalkland Senior Member
    Messages: 401

    Is that for ones as big as above? Or more like the size of a large cinderblock
     
  6. accentlawn

    accentlawn Member
    Messages: 50

    rent a material handler to set them up.
     
  7. chev_4x4

    chev_4x4 Senior Member
    Messages: 128

    The prices i was quoted was for 2x2x6 foot blocks
     
  8. riverwalkland

    riverwalkland Senior Member
    Messages: 401

    that sounds like a great price, I hope I can find them at that rate. Any Idea how much one of those weighs. I think it would be a little to much for a little tractor or skid steer wouldnt it? In that case I'd pay to have them set up. If they are not to bad, I could do it myself. Renting a material handler, and getting it delivered would cost me about 400$, and at 65$ an hour, I cant imagine it would take someone 6 or 7 hours to stack them up real quick.
     
  9. xtreem3d

    xtreem3d PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,548

    the ones around here aren't real expensive...it's just leftover concrete from the trucks that get emptied into forms after each load
     
  10. rick74

    rick74 Junior Member
    Messages: 27

    A few years back I got some that looked like that for thirty five dollars a block

    but I needed my backhoe to move them around.
     
  11. tuney443

    tuney443 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,847

    Mafia blocks by me are $50.
     
  12. SNOWLORD

    SNOWLORD Senior Member
    from MN
    Messages: 610

    I have bought and set literally hundereds if not thousands of these I get them for $15 a piece. The best way to move, haul, and set them is a stout log truck which I just happened to have.
     
  13. Jay brown

    Jay brown PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,783

    we used to have some, but we used highway dividers and they were heavy.....we could only haul 8 at a time....if you have any more than that you'll need a heavy duty truck and a heavy duty trailer.
     
  14. chev_4x4

    chev_4x4 Senior Member
    Messages: 128

    I believe the 2x2x6 blocks weigh around 3500-4000 lbs a piece, don't quote me on that though
     
  15. vis

    vis Senior Member
    from 4
    Messages: 324

    damn local concrete plants around here want 80 a peice and then 100 per truckload to deliver them.... where can i get them for 20-50 bucks??? lol
     
  16. PPP

    PPP Member
    Messages: 94

    There's a place here in Ma that sells a concrete block that is cut with recycled plastic when they mix the concrete making the block both stronger and lighter. The place is called Conigliaro Industries in Framingham Ma. Perhaps there is a place local to you that offers a product similar. I see alot of landscape places use them and move them around with a Bobcat. As I recall they are supposed to be cheap since they are made with recycled material.
     
  17. Jay brown

    Jay brown PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,783

    looks to be .88 of a cubic yard per 2x2x6 block....that's almost $100 in material alone.....around here they just dump it at the jobsite.
     
  18. DugHD

    DugHD Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 420

    $35 a pc. here. Maine
     
  19. WingPlow

    WingPlow Senior Member
    Messages: 634

    the place we get them at in CT gets 35 or 40 a peice, and if i remember right they weigh in at roughly 3000 pounds
     
  20. Superior L & L

    Superior L & L PlowSite Veteran
    from MI
    Messages: 3,039

    Last fall i paid $18 per unit. The plant said they weight between 3500-4000 depending on what concrete and water content. We used a 50 ton low boy to haul 12 at a time. I dont think a little back hoe loader will lift them. We used a Case 610 with no problems!