Over 30 “8 wheel” tippers for hire, aggregate, topsoil delivery and muck away

Covering Somerset, Gloucestershire, West Wiltshire and North Devon.

Frequently Asked Questions about Towens Tippers Muck Away Services

Here are some commonly asked questions about our Towens Tippers Muck Away services:

How much will it cost?

The price will depend on the type of material to be removed or delivered, the amount, where you are and the number of loads. For most recycled aggregates and muck away we price by the payload.

How much can an 8-wheel tipper carry?

The most it can carry is its maximum legal weight, less its weight when empty. The max legal weight is 32t and the weight when empty can vary between 11 – 13t depending on some factors. For ease of calculation, we work on 20t per load.

How do you convert volume of subsoil in the ground to tonnes for transportation?

As a rough rule of thumb, we use a conversion rate of 2t to an m3 of the unexcavated well-compacted subsoil. Once excavated the material ‘bulks up’ and the volume will be greater due to lots more air spaces within the stockpile. A rough conversion of stored excavated material is 1.5t to an m3.

How do I workout how much aggregate I will need?

Work out the volume of the area that you want to fill by measuring width x length x height preferably metric. The amount of stone required to fill this volume will be roughly 2t per m3 assuming it is graded and well compacted. For loose rock and gravel work on approx: 1,75t per m3 so, for example, digging out for a hardstanding 10m x 5m x 150mm will require 10 x 5 x 0.15 x 2 = 15 tonnes of stone.

How will I know if I can get the lorry through my gate?

You will need a space of a minimum 3.2m for the lorry to get in, assuming we can get straight on to the entrance. If turning space is required, then we will need space to swing the vehicle around.

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