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Lasko's Lawn Service
07-13-2008, 11:10 PM
I've got a 1500 Chevy and a 5 x10 utility trailer with wood sides. I can throw 4 yards of mulch in the trailer and one in the truck but it makes me a little nervous. Anybody had any experience throwing heavier duty springs on a truck or trailer like this? Would it pay or not? Not willing to move up to a bigger truck at this point...

07-13-2008, 11:14 PM
try timbrens

dura to the max
07-13-2008, 11:17 PM
you could also put helper springs on.

07-13-2008, 11:23 PM
timbren would be the easiest way on the truck , depends what length width and leaf count and style double eye slipper , spring on the trailer .then you have to worry about over loading the axle .

Lasko's Lawn Service
07-13-2008, 11:25 PM
Anybody know how much say a yard of mulch actually weigh?

07-13-2008, 11:41 PM
depends how wet and type ,figure between 600 and 1000 lb's .

Richard Martin
07-14-2008, 06:55 AM
I use Roadmaster springs on my F-150. I put them on about 5 or so years ago and I can't be happier. They're adjustable so you can adjust them to your likeing.


I tried helper springs on my '94 S-10 and while they did the job they jacked the back of the truck way up in the air and made the ride pretty harsh.

07-14-2008, 07:29 AM
Monroe air shocks as another option, will give you adjustability at low cost. I've put heavier springs on front for plowing and it works well but gives a little rougher ride w/o plow of course.

07-14-2008, 09:39 AM
mulch weighs about 500lbs per yard but it depends on type on moisture content

07-14-2008, 03:55 PM
Check out Hellwig helper springs.

White Gardens
07-14-2008, 05:21 PM
Just remember, you might get heavier springs but you still can't go over your gvwr by law.

07-14-2008, 05:54 PM
I put super springs on my chevy 1500 and they were great. I have since gotten a 2500 HD, but it was a good investment.