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pcarlson1911
10-25-2006, 06:48 PM
I'm helping out a local Elementary school with some landscaping by donating time and equipment. Is it a bad idea to have 7 yds of mulch dumped on my 6x12 open single axel trailer. I will not bemoving the mulch onthe road, simplyonthe property.

What is the weight of 7yds of mulch?

thanks
pc

DoetschOutdoor
10-25-2006, 06:58 PM
Will 7 yards of mulch even fit on a 6x12 trailer???

dvmcmrhp52
10-25-2006, 07:34 PM
7 yards of mulch is too much weight for a 3000lb gross trailer.



If it's only on the property and not on the road you'll probably make it ok if your easy on the bumps.

olderthandirt
10-25-2006, 08:28 PM
Approx 600# per yd

Kate Butler
10-25-2006, 08:37 PM
Approx 600# per yd

dry - more if wet. I wouldn't do it if the trailer belonged to me.

pcarlson1911
10-25-2006, 09:11 PM
It has been really wet here lately, and the last thing I need is a broken axle.4200# or more is scary, and I'm worried most about the initial dump. I don't need a gate to swing and brak a side off the trailer.
pc

The mayor
10-25-2006, 10:05 PM
I can get about 3 yards in a 6x12 trailer...you will need to make more than one trip.

lawnspecialties
10-25-2006, 10:13 PM
My 20 ft. trailer has two 5,000 lb. axles. One day I needed just one more trip with eight yards of mulch to finish the job. I usually only carry six but didn't want to make the extra trip. No problem for the trailer but I could certainly tell, if I had put that on my single axle, it would have busted it before I even moved. Not to mention half would have just fallen off the sides.:laugh:

Olderthandirt's right on the money: about 600 lbs/yd dry.

David W
10-26-2006, 10:38 AM
I can get about 3 yards in a 6x12 trailer...you will need to make more than one trip.


Same here.

6.10" x 14 tandem axle we can get around 5 yards.

ProLawns
10-26-2006, 07:47 PM
I haul 4 yds. on my 6x12 with no problem and I have hauled 5 but it was way overloaded.

Kate Butler
10-26-2006, 10:05 PM
I haul 4 yds. on my 6x12 with no problem and I have hauled 5 but it was way overloaded.

I've hauled 5 yds. on a 6 x 12 more than a few times - but - with tandem 3500 lb. axles and brakes on both axles. Can't even begin to imagine the potential for carnage with a single set of brakes and a load that size.

gammon landscaping
10-26-2006, 11:13 PM
i have a 6 x 12 homemade trailer that has a homemade axel , made out of the front hubs off a ford ranger. i built 40 in sides for it to haul mulch, and i messured it out and it would hold 9 yards. well first time i loaded it i put 8 yards on it and made it about a mile before i blew a tire. single axle. so i rebuilt the sites to 20 in i think. it will hold 5 yards but that is all it wants. it now has 8 ply tires on it. but this trailer is made from 3 in channel and has a pintle hitch on it

LawnScapers of Dayton
10-27-2006, 05:19 AM
I've hauled 5 yds. on a 6 x 12 more than a few times - but - with tandem 3500 lb. axles and brakes on both axles. Can't even begin to imagine the potential for carnage with a single set of brakes and a load that size.


I have hauled 5 yards many times with my 6.5x12 with tandem axles and brakes on only one.......no problems.......

pcarlson1911
10-27-2006, 09:32 AM
He dumped the mulch in 4 piles on the property, so we won't have to haul far!
pc