View Full Version : Mulch Weight

03-30-2005, 10:27 PM
I was wondering what the approx weight of 1 cubic yard of mulch is. I am buying a 5 x 10 trailer with a 3500lb axil so i need to know how much i cacn put on. Thanks

03-31-2005, 10:41 AM
I have the same trailer. I got a yard of colored mulch and it was all on the front end. I was able to move it. I have heard mulch weighs 6-800# I thought that yard of mulch I got was about 75# I think I got screwed. I also have gotten hardwood. That weighed about 100# in a 35 gallon trash bag.

LawnScapers of Dayton
03-31-2005, 12:51 PM
I was gonna say around 700#.....I maxed out my single axle 3500# trailer with 3 yards.


I now have a tandem trailer that will carry 5+ yards.

04-02-2005, 03:12 PM
I put 16 yards of wet triple ground hardwood on my 16' gooseneck dump and the lift wouldn't raise it until it was half unloaded. It was very very heavy!!!!

Truck =6800 (scaled)
Trailer =4100 (scaled)
22,100 lbs with my Dodge turbo diesel

04-02-2005, 04:06 PM
Rule of thumb, Mulch 800# per cubic yd.
Average 1/2 ton and over pick up will only hold 2 yards because of volume and that needs to packed into the corners and packed down.