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Old 05-08-2014, 11:33 PM
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Mulch Delivery....how much in a tandem dump truck?

So I had a load today of "20 Yards" that came in a single truck and we ended up way short on material. Aren't most tandem dump trucks 15 -16 yard loads? I feel I was maybe shorted on material.

Can anyone clarify before I bring it up to the supplier.
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Old 05-08-2014, 11:35 PM
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Most will only carry 15 but I have heard of 20
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Old 05-08-2014, 11:56 PM
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Measure the truck?
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Old 05-09-2014, 12:10 AM
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I wasn't on site but did the estimating. Employee that took delivery said it looked lite. Just didn't know what an average truck could hold. I've always thought it was about 15 a load, now I'm 5 short.
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Old 06-17-2014, 11:53 PM
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Tandem dump 12-15, the place I get mulch has a single axle that hauls 25yds, just depends on bed size.
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Old 08-02-2014, 08:11 PM
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It really depends on the type of bed the truck has not the number of axles. We had a single axle Freightliner can carry 23 yards.
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Old 08-02-2014, 08:39 PM
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go measure his truck bed. Do your homework before accusing him of being short. We do close to 700 deliveries a year and a couple times per season someone calls and said "that didnt look like ##yards".

Are you sure you measured the beds correctly? Have you mulched this property before with 20 and finished it?

The supplier could have loaded light, I would assume on accident if he did. He wouldnt be in business long shorting landscapers on material. Word would get around quickly.

Good Luck, its a touchy situation with someone you want a good working relationship with.
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Old 08-02-2014, 08:56 PM
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Not saying you were or were not shorted however if you over spread in some areas you can quickly run out of material before the job is done. Not sure if that happened but just sayin'!
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