View Full Version : Fall Cleanup Hauling Capacity

10-02-2005, 11:42 PM
Hey there fellers,

For those of you who offer fall cleanup and use truck loaders of any sort, what capacity are you capable of carrying in your truck boxes or other means of hauling?


Metro Lawn
10-02-2005, 11:47 PM
just over 9 cubic yards in a 1 ton dump. about 7 in a pick up

Kelly's Landscaping
10-02-2005, 11:57 PM
My 89 gmc 3500 box is 6x8x11 so 19.5 yards
My 99 ram 3500 box is 6x8x8 so 14 yards

Weight is anyone’s guess but that gmc gets heavy at least 6-8000 pounds when that stuff is wet she carries it with out any problem yet another reason I think all my dumps will always be diesels they haul so much bigger loads effortlessly. Had my 98 ram 1500 go down 2 weeks ago no sign at all the fuel pump just quit and I found myself on a narrow road on hill with a fully loaded trailer with 2 lazers and a bed full of grass. I had my partner bring my gmc which had over 3 yards of soil on it so all told that truck pulled a load of 18000 pounds up a hill to get me to flat ground to swap out the trailer. The truck did not even go over 1000 rpms she just moved like nothing was on her she may be ugly but she got it where it counts.

10-03-2005, 12:04 AM
I'm right at about 9 yards with my trailer. Welcome back to LS, I know i havn't seen you on for awhile!!!

10-03-2005, 12:20 AM
Thanks guys

It's been awhile since I have posted, a few lousy comments sent me to another site. But lots of good stuff here so I use both. I have gotten a lot of good advice from both of you. I have a 15 yard dump. I will be using a 16hp loader this year and was just wondering what kinda capacity I should be runnin'. If I add 4' extensions I'll be at 30 yards. With 2' ext I'll be at 22.5 yards. I don't know what the reduction is on the loader but my dump has a 14k gvwr. What do you fellas think? How fast do you fill yours? I plan on a 3 man crew with 3 redmax 8000's or 2 redmax 8000's with a 8hp little wonder. Just gonna wait and see the workload. Give me your thoughts

Kelly's Landscaping
10-03-2005, 12:38 AM
The 19.5-yard dump has a 20 hp giant vac loader while it is rare I have filled her twice in a single day. But I run a lot more artillery on the lawn including a leaf plow so the piles on some of the lawns get rather large. One of them is 400 cubic yards before we suck it that pile is huge.

10-03-2005, 12:42 AM
do you think i should overshoot with the 30 in case of future growth? or should i just go with the 22?