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Old 09-03-2012, 05:39 PM
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Dump insert mulch weight

I just outfit a K3500 with 8600 gvw with a truckcraft dump insert (8foot). Although I have had last count 6 dump inserts in the past I am having a problem remembering how well it handled mulch... I am working out details on mulch deliver/spread specials for next spring and am trying to decide what is a safe amount to deliver with this truck. I know 3 is okay, I am hoping for 4.... and some say 5 even is okay? I understand when wet it can weigh 30% more, but assuming its your average moist level... Longest travel would be 4 miles from mulch pickup spot. Looking for input from those who have hauled mulch before with a 8600 gvw truck and insert...
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Old 09-03-2012, 06:24 PM
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What does the truck weigh empty with the insert
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Old 09-03-2012, 06:58 PM
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Truck has 3033 payload insert weighs 750 so that leaves only 2300 lbs by gvw rating but I seem to remember 4 yds being no prob
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Old 09-03-2012, 08:22 PM
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If its mulch you will run out of room before you are over weight.
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Old 09-03-2012, 09:00 PM
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I want to build sides to the right height to allow either 4 or 5 yds, simple math I can figure it out... But I don't want to setup for more than it will handle on a continuous basis. I peddled about 250 yds this spring
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Old 09-03-2012, 10:05 PM
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I would say you would have no problems with 5 yards then.
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Old 09-05-2012, 11:40 PM
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5 yards, if it's dry and light 6. Wet mulch 4 .
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Old 09-09-2012, 06:11 PM
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5 yards, if it's dry and light 6. Wet mulch 4 .
Thanks, that's how I remembered it too just wanted to make sure. Just looking to carry 4 anyhow.
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