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fool32696
04-12-2007, 08:31 PM
I need to get 6.5yds of cypress mulch for a job and was wondering about how much it will weigh to see if I can make it in one trip. I know 3yds weighed down my single axle 6x12. Thanks

jbell113
04-12-2007, 08:51 PM
I can get 3 yards on my 6x10. Mulch is not very heavy.

willietd2
04-12-2007, 11:16 PM
i have got a 6x16 and just hualed 6 yards on it with no problem, but it is a dual axle with brakes. willie

mcwlandscaping
04-12-2007, 11:49 PM
If 3yrds weighed it down....then how do you think that 6.5 yards will work? Unless it's a different trailer.

fool32696
04-13-2007, 09:52 AM
I plan on using a friends 16ft. dual axle and it looks like it will do the job. Thanks guys

Scottscape
04-14-2007, 12:51 AM
plywood, 6.5 yards is pushing it just take it easy and watch the potholes.

ODC
04-15-2007, 12:26 AM
each yard weighs approx. 500 - 700 pounds depending on moisture

SSEnterprises
04-15-2007, 01:10 AM
each yard weighs approx. 500 - 700 pounds depending on moisture

ODC is right average 600 pounds per sq yard

thefed
04-15-2007, 01:34 AM
I did about 5.5 yards the other day, with 4 ft sides on my 6x12....it was slow....but it worked....

i figure 500 lbs bone dry and 750 wet

I figured a single axle 6x12 has what....a 3500 lb axle? Sooooo... figure my 1400 lbs for the trailer itself, wood sides etc . Does that mean you only have another 2100 to work with? That's only 4 yards dry and maybe 3 wet!?!?!?