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Old 03-29-2013, 08:35 AM
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how many yards on trailer

I need to know how many yards of mulch will fit on this 7x16 trailer. It is open with 18" sides.
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Old 03-29-2013, 08:36 AM
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How high will you pile is the question. Wood sides can be added easy. Single or dual axle?
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Old 03-29-2013, 08:54 AM
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15+ yards will fit depending on moisture content and product density.
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Old 03-29-2013, 08:58 AM
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Is this the geometry forum?
Whats the gvwr and empty weight of the trailer
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Old 03-29-2013, 09:05 AM
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how many will fit or how many should fit?

if you want to know how many will fit, do the math LxWxH=

if you want to know how many should...do the math. figure the wieght of the volume and the carry capacity of your trailer.

there you go...now hope the DOT doenst hassle you.
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Old 03-29-2013, 09:47 AM
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Agreed with most in here. You will not get 15+ on it though unless you build sides on it. If it's a standard 16' landscape trailer, I wouldn't go more than about 7 to 8 due to weight. But for your calculations, LxWxH will give you the cubic ft that it will hold level to the top rail, then divide that by 27(cubic ft in a cubic yd) and that will tell you how many yards. On that particular trailer, heaped up you could probably get 2.5-3 more yards on top, but again weight will become an issue.
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I was loading 7-8 yards on my 18 footer last year and don't think i would wanna go any more.
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Old 03-29-2013, 10:24 AM
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With wood sides 2ft tall, a 16' bed, 6ft wide mounded like a volcano holds 8 yards (barely).

16 yards would require some big side boards, and prayers to the axle gods.
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Old 04-08-2013, 10:51 AM
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lol, "15 yards"
I want a picture of that.

Mine holds 8-9y with 24" sides
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Old 04-08-2013, 12:20 PM
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As many as you want until the axles bend and tires start to blow out. Never haul more than 75% of what the trailer can haul.
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