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Old 03-23-2004, 09:57 AM
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Use a grinder to those bolts. That has got to be annoying. I recessed holes for nuts on truck sides that I made. Looks good though.
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Old 03-23-2004, 09:59 AM
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GLS, are those timbrens i see in the picture with the brake drum? I see the overloads, but are those rubber stoppers or rubber springs?
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Old 03-23-2004, 09:23 PM
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Nope, they're not timbrens. They are just the factory bump stops.
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Old 03-24-2004, 10:02 PM
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Terrascape......sorry, but if that is six yards of mulch I am the pope. One (1) cubic yard equals 3x3x3.......27 square feet. The side boards look to be 2X12 each. The dump insert is 7'6" inside measurement. Total volume for that set up is around 120 sq. ft. Dump equals 7.5 X 4 X 2 = 60 sq. ft. plus each side board (2) 7.5 X 4 X 1 = 60 equals 120 square feet divided by 27 per cubic yard equals 4.4 cubic yards. Point to be made...make sure they are giving you enough mulch for what you are paying for. The "six yard load" you pictured looks very weak......the truth of the matter is that the truck with the dump just doesn't have the capacity for six yards period.
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Old 03-24-2004, 10:26 PM
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Katwalk- I was thinking the same thing. 6 yards sounds a little ficticious to me. I hope Terrascape isnt paying for 6 yards of mulch...
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Old 03-24-2004, 10:31 PM
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Katwalk- I was thinking the same thing. 6 yards sounds a little ficticious to me. I hope Terrascape isnt paying for 6 yards of mulch...
I was thinking the same thing. My guess was a heavy 4
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Old 03-24-2004, 11:18 PM
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Terrascape......sorry, but if that is six yards of mulch I am the pope. One (1) cubic yard equals 3x3x3.......27 square feet. The side boards look to be 2X12 each. The dump insert is 7'6" inside measurement. Total volume for that set up is around 120 sq. ft. Dump equals 7.5 X 4 X 2 = 60 sq. ft. plus each side board (2) 7.5 X 4 X 1 = 60 equals 120 square feet divided by 27 per cubic yard equals 4.4 cubic yards. Point to be made...make sure they are giving you enough mulch for what you are paying for. The "six yard load" you pictured looks very weak......the truth of the matter is that the truck with the dump just doesn't have the capacity for six yards period.
Don't ask me why this has peaked my interest, but it has.

Katwalk, I'm pretty sure you are correct. According to the GMC website, the long bed provides 69.1 cu. ft. of volume. Even if you double that (that looks like what the dump insert is doing) you only get five cubic yards.

Now, consider the following which makes 5 yards a stretch...

(1) the bottom of the dump is slanted in on both sides
(2) the dump insert fits into the bed
(3) There isn't a board across the top to make a 'level' load of mulch


What are the actual dimensions, are the assumptions wrong?
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Old 03-24-2004, 11:30 PM
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The guy we buy from uses a tractor with a "one yard" bucket on it for loading. We got 6 of the bucket loads full for around $17 a bucket full which is a very good rate around here especialy for dyed mulch. I belive we got a fair rate for the amount that we recived, but thank you you for your input and I will personaly investigate this futher!

P.S. it is terracare not terrascape


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Old 03-25-2004, 12:19 AM
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Sorry for the confusion guys we were just going by what the guy said was a "yard" This will be the last year of buying mulch from a retailer, next year we are going to buy a semi truck load of dyed brown mulch. We will also buy a real "one yard" bucket for our tractor then we will report how many actual yards our ezdumper will hold!

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Old 03-25-2004, 01:10 PM
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$17/yard isn't bad for dyed mulch. That's around what it is here in jersey (wholesale).
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