View Full Version : How do you haul mulch?

04-06-2003, 12:18 AM
JUst wondering how you hual mulch we've found the trailor method works well. Guess how many yards are on this trailor-

04-06-2003, 12:19 AM

04-06-2003, 12:20 AM
7 ?

Randy Scott
04-06-2003, 12:24 AM
Before or after you drive down the road? :)

I think 7 is a good guess also. Maybe 8.

04-06-2003, 12:32 AM
7-8 sounds about right. I'll guess 8

Mike Bradbury
04-06-2003, 12:49 AM
I guessed 8 before scrolling down and seeing YOUR guesses :)

04-06-2003, 08:31 AM
We haul it in dump trucks. The fastest way I believe. I have a UD, that I consider my all around favorite mulch truck. It's small and light, so I drive right up to some beds and dump without ruining the lawn. It will hold a good 16 yards, plus some. :cool:

04-06-2003, 09:13 AM
Its good to see the forsythia in the backround!!! They should be popping here in about a week or so.

04-06-2003, 06:28 PM
I have a 6x12 & can get 4 safely

04-06-2003, 10:43 PM
Iv'e been using my pickup, but bought a tailer this year and hope it will be much easier.

Looks like about 6yds to me...

04-07-2003, 01:45 AM
6, I do the same

04-07-2003, 08:29 AM
Looks like about 8 yards. I haul mine in my 16' trl or I have it delivered.

04-07-2003, 12:03 PM
well whats the answer? im saying about 7

04-07-2003, 02:50 PM
I go with 7 when you start down the road and about 5 shortly there after.....

Pete :D

I put about 10 yards or so on my International 4900....

04-07-2003, 03:50 PM
We use multiple dump trucks. I would geuss that there is 6.5 yards of mulch on the trailer.

04-07-2003, 05:07 PM
If its a 16' trailer, there 4 brown and 3 red.:D

04-07-2003, 06:52 PM
At work we have a Ford F-350 stake bed that we fit( my boss and I) 14 yards of mulch. Man that is a lot of mulch we had to shovel into wheelbarrows and throw from the truck. Makes your arms stronger though :D

04-07-2003, 07:45 PM
6...I dont haul it...for $3 a yard supplier brings 12 yards at a time and dumps it at different spots where I want it on a particular property...when I add up my time to pick it up, dig it out of the trailer, its more cost effective to pay the $3 ...saves me alot of time. He'll bring a minimum of 2 yards

04-07-2003, 09:40 PM
We lose very little mulch when we trailer it. Our other trailer has 3 and a half foot sides and it can hold alot more than this one. In that picture that trailer could take some more on but thats what we needed for that particular job.
ill post how many yards it is tomarrow

04-07-2003, 09:46 PM
BTW as you can see in this picture i put plasic sheeting down before we load up (ran out of plastic and the reds falling out under siderail) You can see the plastic under the dark mulch.

04-07-2003, 10:15 PM
Originally posted by columbiaplower
In that picture that trailer could take some more on

Are you sure? Looks like the tires are rubbing on the fenders already!:eek:

04-07-2003, 10:35 PM
C'mon man I really want to know. My guess is 9 yds. I use 2ft high plywood sides for hauling mulch with the trailer to keep the cops off my case and minimize spillage.

Why keep me waiting? I want to know if I can haul ten yards on my new 16 ft'er.

04-07-2003, 10:39 PM
I say 6 yards

04-08-2003, 12:32 AM
I haul it in my pickup and I have a E-Z insert and side boards so 4 yards is my limit. If it's a big job (requiring more than 8 yards) then I have it delivered

04-08-2003, 12:49 AM
I would bet it is 3 yrds of red and 5 yards of black for a total of 8 yrds. It looks like your fenders are just about to hit your tires, so it a safe bet it is 8 all together. :cool:

04-08-2003, 01:29 AM
Originally posted by Nozzleman
I haul it in my pickup and I have a E-Z insert and side boards so 4 yards is my limit.

What kind of pick up truck do you have, and how high are the side boards?

I thought the EZ-Dump was only capable of around 2 yards? Perhaps I'm wrong.

04-08-2003, 02:24 PM
I have the standard 8' E-Z insert with the cab protetor and my side boards are about 20'' inches high. 4 Yards is level with the top of the boards and is the MAX it will hold.

04-08-2003, 03:15 PM
I'd say 7 yards. I haul my mulch the same way. I wish I could come up with a better way. I use tarps under the mulch on my trailer.

04-08-2003, 04:50 PM
gogetter, the truck is a 2500 Dodge 4X4.

04-08-2003, 09:37 PM
I say 5

04-08-2003, 09:50 PM
The fenders are an obtical illison. I looked and it the first time we put any a few yards of topsoil on it and thought we were in for trouble. The most we've ever fit on our 16 footer's is 9 yards. Could we fit more? probly Would that be too much? maybe. In that picture (permagro was right on the money) there is 6.5 yards. 2.5 red and 4 dark.
Ill have to do it again with a differnt size load :D


04-09-2003, 01:15 PM
I can haul 5 yd in my dump truck and 4 in my 4wd flat bed that dumps if I need to get in hard spots

Old 5 LawnCare
04-15-2003, 11:30 PM
5 Yards in The Dump Truck, That sounds more better!

I've been in the construction industry for 14 years, the most dirt I've ever got on a tandem dump truck was about 16yards.

Most of the time when I buy mulch and have it delivered they say they can only haul 20yards on there truck (16' Flatbed with 5' Sides), I will usually pop off some smart comment about where is the driver going to sit, cause you aint gettin 20 yards in the back.:confused:

04-16-2003, 12:31 AM
Old 5,

There is a local guy up my way that gets 22 yards on his truck... has a nice large peterbilt with a I think a 19" body.... but I am sure that he get 22 or a little more... I work with the guy who loads his truck....

Never say never....

I have a friend with a F-350 ... with his flatbed he has put 6,000lbs on the truck.... he also just told me that his spring are not starting to get a little tired... hummm wonder why???


04-16-2003, 01:06 AM
I have a 6x12 dump trailer that holds 8 yards easy. I love being able to dump it and leave to get more while the guys spread it. I can also drop the trailer at the site and leave for a few hours and not have to take the mulch with me.

04-17-2003, 09:11 PM
Chevy Stake Dump

I say 5 yards.

MD Land Management
04-18-2003, 01:00 PM
IM guessin prolly about 6 yards of mulch on that trailer. We bought a dump trailer couple years ago for a steal it retails for about 5k we got it for 2300 and i don't know how i did it before its great, and i like it better than a dump truck because you don't have to worry about maintaning the dump truck as well, plus they get horrible gas mileage, I'm using a 1994 F150 Staright 6 and i get 15 miles to the gallon pulling the trialer loaded. And it hold 3 tons, and I can pull it. It will hold 6 yards of mulch with no problem.

MD Landscape management
Cherry Hill, NJ