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Old 04-08-2013, 06:23 PM
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lol, "15 yards"
I want a picture of that.

Mine holds 8-9y with 24" sides
I just did the math on mine 10 yards is all it will hold by volume mounded high. 8 will be the weight limit though. I threw the 15 yard number out just guessing but now I see I was way off.
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Old 04-12-2013, 08:40 AM
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Well, I have found when it comes to loading mulch it really doesn't matter what I think, you see...

My 6x12 will hold 5 cubic yards, barely...
Even if I put sides on it, has to do with weight limitations.
And guess what, the guys at the mulch yard know it!
They have loaded enough trailers to know better than I do how much mine will hold.

They know if they heap the scoop on 5 cubic yards who will be sitting in their mulch yard with broken axles or blown tires crying the blues.
Of course they're not liable for the damage, they do as they are told, but they still would rather not deal with it.
So they skimp the load, by not heaping the scoop I get exact 5 cubic yards and not a barrow load over.

Worse still is the tires don't have to blow, a heavy load wears them out unevenly by bowing the axle.
Every time I've gone to replace tires mine are bald on the inside, the outside still has plenty tread.
The heavier the load, the faster the tires wear out.

But if I get 4 cubic yards!!!
It's easier on the tires, and sometimes they still heap me a bit.

So I'm the second one in this thread telling you, experience has shown me, sticking around 75% to 80% of full capacity stands a greater chance of success.

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Old 04-12-2013, 01:39 PM
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15+ yards will fit depending on moisture content and product density.
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Apparently you use the same math as our government does.

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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.
Not much of a landscaper.

This should read: Never haul more than 150% of what the trailer can haul.

All 'scrapers overload their trucks and trailers.

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I just did the math on mine 10 yards is all it will hold by volume mounded high. 8 will be the weight limit though. I threw the 15 yard number out just guessing but now I see I was way off.
Might as well have guessed 100 yards. There's a thing called math. Very simple to determine volume rather than guessing and being so far off.
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Old 04-12-2013, 04:05 PM
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Isnt that hard to figure out 7x16x1.5 = 168/27 = 6.2 yards. You wont be able to get over 9 yards into that trailer piled high. Trailer most likely has a GVWR of 7,000# so youll be bending the axles at 7 yards anyways.
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