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Abes
03-29-2008, 12:52 PM
Does anybody know how many yards of material (mulch,dirt etc) I can fit into the bed of my pickup?? I have a 1999 Chevy K2500 4x4 OBS reg cab long bed. I am guessing 2-3 right now. I know the F550 dump I use at work can take 5 yards 6 with a tarp.

Thanks!

OSCLandscaping
03-29-2008, 12:57 PM
2 yds mounded, mulch would be O.K., loam, dirt, you'll probably destroy your truck.:)

Abes
03-29-2008, 01:06 PM
2 yds mounded, mulch would be O.K., loam, dirt, you'll probably destroy your truck.:)

Thanks for the quick reply!! All this warm weather has got me thinking about landscaping season already. In the 1 year Ive had this truck It has never sagged more than a couple inches I think it is up to the task of a heavy load. The last heavy load I had was probly 3-4 thousand pounds of scrap metal the load was higher than the truck.

Stillwater
03-29-2008, 01:39 PM
put 2 yards of wet loam in it you will see a sag

Abes
03-29-2008, 01:54 PM
Any idea of what 1 yard of soil/loam weighs?

And while were talking about it how many ton(s) of a material like rock/gravel/sand/salt can a K2500 handle safely? its the heavier duty K2500 with the 8600 gvwr. I dont have a problem making multiple trips if the load is really heavy but at the same time i like to be as productive as possible.

PSUturf
03-29-2008, 02:46 PM
You just answered your question when you said it was 8600 lbs gvwr.

BeautifulBlooms
03-29-2008, 03:38 PM
1 yard of soil i believe can be anywhere from 1500-2000 lbs depending on moisture content

i have asked what 1 yard of mulch weighs and I am sure it has to be half of soil so maybe 1000-1500 depending on moisture?

Are we taking hauling capacity or are we talking total volume of the bed? Big difference.

Abes
03-29-2008, 04:32 PM
Are we taking hauling capacity or are we talking total volume of the bed? Big difference.

Well I would really like to better understand both. I know I will be able to haul a bigger volume of mulch than say rock or class 5 gravel.

Abes
04-04-2008, 04:40 PM
well i picked up 2 yards of mulch today and it was almost completely flush with the top of the bed rails when i leveled it out. looking from the side it doesnt even look like it has a load in it.

Stillwater
04-04-2008, 06:42 PM
well i picked up 2 yards of mulch today and it was almost completely flush with the top of the bed rails when i leveled it out. looking from the side it doesnt even look like it has a load in it.

Good, now now what you want to do is fork it back out of the truck and pick up a check

Isobel
04-05-2008, 10:44 AM
Does anybody know how many yards of material (mulch,dirt etc) I can fit into the bed of my pickup?? I have a 1999 Chevy K2500 4x4 OBS reg cab long bed. I am guessing 2-3 right now. I know the F550 dump I use at work can take 5 yards 6 with a tarp.

Thanks!

don't know about the Chevys, but my 250 can take about 3 yards of mulch, about 2 of compost, depending of course on how much moisture is in the materials.
Also depending on where you pick your materials up, I've seen that some places won't put more than x amount of whatever in your truck, just based on its supposed load rating.
Meaning:
x amount for a 150;
y amount for a 250;
z amount for a 350.

BeautifulBlooms
04-05-2008, 11:52 AM
If you are messing with me im gonna be mad

your truck can hold the same amount of volume no matter what, but its loading capacity in terms of weight is different obviously, 100 lbs of feathers 100 lbs of rock???? same weight different volumes

1 yard of feather, 1 yard of stone not the same weights, same volumes

Measure the truck how long is the bed, how tall is the bed and how wide is the bed? Thats your volume capacity for anything you want to haul, if it can be heaped you better tarp it!

Weights I dont know what your truck can handle but I would bet its at least 2000-3000 lbs maybe more