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riches139
05-20-2005, 09:24 PM
How much can I put in 8' F150 bed without overloading? 1-2 yards?
Not sure of weight.

A+ Lawncare
05-20-2005, 09:35 PM
a yard of mulch weighs in at about 800lbs or so, and u can put about 2.5-3yrds of mulch in an f-150 8' bed....
btwn 2k ibs- 2,400 ibs of weight fully loaded down with mulch.... if u tend to make something out of this, ur better off w/a trailer....

RedWingsDet
05-20-2005, 10:08 PM
if your not going far just load it up as much as possible and tarp it. now if your putting topsoil or 21aa or something like that, then its a different story, but for mulch, if your not going far, just load it up and go slow.

A+ Lawncare
05-20-2005, 10:29 PM
premierlandscaping... not to piss any1 off but how great or beneficial do u think that bit of advice is when something goes wrong w/his springs?

traveling for any extent overloaded is not wise, ur truck will eventually suffer from doing so and u well end up having to have it fixed w/helper springs in a few months....

IMO not an wise idea..... take care of ur truck and it will take care of you....

chuckers
05-21-2005, 12:02 AM
A+ did you EVER do mulch??? You can only fit 3 yards in a truck with an 8 ft bed. Anything more won't fit. Plain and Simple

You can get 3 yds no problem! It doesnt even budge my F250 with 3 yards you should have a little sag but not bad.

hole in one lco
05-21-2005, 12:16 AM
I put 4 yards in my 6ft bed with no problem if the guy is good with the bucket.

Todd's lawncare
05-21-2005, 01:01 AM
I put 4 yards in my 6ft bed with no problem if the guy is good with the bucket.
For one the bucket dont have anything to do with it .

Todd's lawncare
05-21-2005, 01:21 AM
a yard of mulch weighs in at about 800lbs or so, and u can put about 2.5-3yrds of mulch in an f-150 8' bed....
btwn 2k ibs- 2,400 ibs of weight fully loaded down with mulch.... if u tend to make something out of this, ur better off w/a trailer....
A+ i do think you don't know much about any thing but talking . F-150 is a half ton 1,000 not 2,00 so if he would load it to the top would be over weight and you say thats not good . I know its not good. But in one post you tell him to over load it and the next one you tell the one guy its bad to over load it . Make up your mind

lawncare3
05-21-2005, 03:50 AM
I get 2 yards with room to spare in my dodge 3/4 ton I just usually don't need more then 2 yards

PaulJ
05-21-2005, 06:42 AM
If your talking volume then it's simple math.
1 yrd = 27 cuft
pickup bed is 5' x 8' = 40sqft
2.7' deep x 40sqft = 108cuft / 27 = 4 yards
That's mounded up pretty good
2 ft deep gets you a hair under 3 yrds
a 6 ft bed gets you 1 yard less
Wieght is a different issue
4 yards will train a 1/2 ton but I don't know actual weights
It will weigh a lot more wet than dry.

ProMo
05-21-2005, 08:11 AM
I use bagged mulch ive had 10yds(2 5yd pallets) in my 3/4 dodge.

mosmgras
05-22-2005, 07:04 AM
10yds. x 800lbs./yd = 8000lbs. in a pick-up bed? How'd that thing handle?

ProMo
05-22-2005, 07:32 AM
I dont think it was 8000lbs the first pallet wasnt even close to touching the helper springs. The pallets were stored inside a warehouse so they werent wet that probably helped

A+ Lawncare
05-22-2005, 04:02 PM
A+ i do think you don't know much about any thing but talking . F-150 is a half ton 1,000 not 2,00 so if he would load it to the top would be over weight and you say thats not good . I know its not good. But in one post you tell him to over load it and the next one you tell the one guy its bad to over load it . Make up your mind


when i mentioned "fully loaded down" all i meant was the mulch would be at the rite level of the bed rail...i'm not saying maxed up to the "sky" (to the top of window).

:rolleyes: and i know enough to know when a truck is overloaded unsafely pal

Todd's lawncare
05-23-2005, 04:14 AM
when i mentioned "fully loaded down" all i meant was the mulch would be at the rite level of the bed rail...i'm not saying maxed up to the "sky" (to the top of window).

:rolleyes: and i know enough to know when a truck is overloaded unsafely pal
You do ? Then why are you putting 2,000 pounds one a half ton truck ????????????????????????????????????????????????

fivestarlawnken
05-31-2005, 11:37 PM
metkers will probaly load 2yds in that truck thats all you want in that!!!

dvmcmrhp52
05-31-2005, 11:43 PM
I put 4 yards in my 6ft bed with no problem if the guy is good with the bucket.






This is impossible.


2 yards will pretty much fill an 8' bed to the top of the bed comfortably.(a bit of room to spare)

hole in one lco
05-31-2005, 11:49 PM
This is impossible.


2 yards will pretty much fill an 8' bed to the top of the bed comfortably.(a bit of room to spare)
I have side boards that go to the top of my roof and yes 4 yard will go in it. like i said if the loader pushes it down it fits

Lnd Svyr
06-05-2005, 07:19 AM
I put 4 yards in my 6ft bed with no problem if the guy is good with the bucket.

Yeah, but how deep is that bed????

I just hauled 2 yards in my F-250 6' bed--it was completely full. You sure your mulch company isn't using half-yard buckets? 4 buckets would only equal 2 yards. Only way I could see 4 yards in a 6' bed is if you had staked the bed another 2' higher.

On edit: OK, now that I see you DO have the side boards, it all makes sense. Should have read the entire thread before posting. Sorry.