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kevin11946ny
06-11-2007, 10:41 PM
doing a muclh job for the first time its 200feet by 30 feet...how heavy would the mulch me.

i have a 6.5x16" triailer 7000lbs axle.

thanks.

syzer
06-11-2007, 10:54 PM
You wont get anything near 40 yards on a trailer. We use tri axel 80k gvw dump trucks filled to the top and thats 32-35 yards.

PerfectEarth
06-11-2007, 10:58 PM
40 yards is right.

I'd plan on about 7-8 trips back to the mulch pile!

KTO Enterprises
06-11-2007, 11:03 PM
With 4 foot tall sides on the trailer the most you could get onto it is 15.41 cubic yards of mulch.

Mulch typically weighs between 500 to 800 lbs per cubic yard.

On the low end that would be 7500 lbs for 15 cubic yards of mulch alone. most you should probably put on that trailer is about 12 cubic yards, and that could weigh up to 9,000 lbs at 800 lbs per cubic yard. And make sure your tires are well inflated and bearings well greased!

carcrz
06-12-2007, 03:10 AM
Just have it delivered. I just did & it saved me a ton of time. Thanks Travelin' Trees!

johnnywill08
06-17-2007, 05:32 PM
Just have it delivered. I just did & it saved me a ton of time. Thanks Travelin' Trees!

absoultely.... pass along del. chg to the customer

New Heights
06-17-2007, 06:21 PM
Hire a mulch blowing company it will save you alot of time and headaches.

fiveoboy01
06-18-2007, 09:18 PM
You're about 15 yards shy of what you need for that square footage, FWIW.