South Florida Lawns

10-10-2008, 08:56 PM

How many yards of mulch can I fit in an 8ft pick up bed? 1 or 2

thanks

SFL

thanks

SFL

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South Florida Lawns

10-10-2008, 08:56 PM

How many yards of mulch can I fit in an 8ft pick up bed? 1 or 2

thanks

SFL

thanks

SFL

OSCLandscaping

10-10-2008, 09:04 PM

2 yards, rounded.

topsites

10-10-2008, 10:23 PM

Well...

That's a little bit like my trailer, it holds 5.

But 4 is good too :p

Because 4 kinda sorta fills it, and 5 is full to the borders with a hump in center

so that is pushing it not just in terms of volume but also the weight.

So when they load it, and I can't prove this but I could swear they tend to

skimp me a bit per bucket on the 5 but when it's 4 they seem to load a little heavier.

And I would say you would get more mulch per cubic yard in two 1 yard trips than one 2 yard trip,

of course the cost of the extra trip outweighs the benefit...

Funny how that works.

That's a little bit like my trailer, it holds 5.

But 4 is good too :p

Because 4 kinda sorta fills it, and 5 is full to the borders with a hump in center

so that is pushing it not just in terms of volume but also the weight.

So when they load it, and I can't prove this but I could swear they tend to

skimp me a bit per bucket on the 5 but when it's 4 they seem to load a little heavier.

And I would say you would get more mulch per cubic yard in two 1 yard trips than one 2 yard trip,

of course the cost of the extra trip outweighs the benefit...

Funny how that works.

Isobel

10-11-2008, 02:05 AM

2. More if its dry and you have sides.

Smallaxe

10-11-2008, 07:19 AM

Anywhere from 2 - 5 yards :) That's quite a swing.

32 sq. ft. in a standard 8' bed. And that is just between the wheel wells. 18" high.

Has anyone figured out how to calculate the extra width minus the cu. area of the wheel wells. It's a little over 5' wide when measured away from the wells. So b4 you get one foot deep in the bed, you already have 1 yd.

I would like to know for sure that 8" deep in the truck is 1 yd. Or is it 9 1/2" depth/yd.?

32 sq. ft. in a standard 8' bed. And that is just between the wheel wells. 18" high.

Has anyone figured out how to calculate the extra width minus the cu. area of the wheel wells. It's a little over 5' wide when measured away from the wells. So b4 you get one foot deep in the bed, you already have 1 yd.

I would like to know for sure that 8" deep in the truck is 1 yd. Or is it 9 1/2" depth/yd.?

bakerc8

10-11-2008, 08:06 AM

pur in one then see if you can put 2

AI Inc

10-11-2008, 08:09 AM

2 will fit , 3 will not

ProMo

10-11-2008, 09:18 AM

I have had 10 in mine.

South Florida Lawns

10-11-2008, 12:23 PM

Thanks guys. I usually only deal with bags but my nursery stopped carrying mulch so I might start getting bulk from this big place down the road.

JDUtah

10-11-2008, 04:37 PM

3 in a short bed (why did I buy that :hammerhead:)... tarp and boards... mulch isn't that heavy...

MJS

10-11-2008, 05:05 PM

Yeah, 2 in a regular 8ft. bed with no boards is pretty much the limit - with taller boards, you could probably get 4-6. . .

ARGOS

10-11-2008, 07:24 PM

length x width x height divided by 27 = cubic yardage.

How do you figure how much to spread?

There are a million on-line calculators.

How do you figure how much to spread?

There are a million on-line calculators.

ARGOS

10-11-2008, 07:36 PM

I have had 10 in mine.

I assume this was not in a 8' bed?

I assume this was not in a 8' bed?

JimmyStew

10-11-2008, 07:44 PM

I have had 10 in mine.

I assume this was not in a 8' bed?

Or really tall sideboards!

I assume this was not in a 8' bed?

Or really tall sideboards!

ProMo

10-11-2008, 10:15 PM

I use bagged mulch a pallet is 5 yds x 2.

OSCLandscaping

10-11-2008, 10:48 PM

I use bagged mulch a pallet is 5 yds x 2.

How tall are those pallets.

How tall are those pallets.

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