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12" trailer tires weight question...

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by rfed32, Mar 17, 2009.

  1. rfed32

    rfed32 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Hatboro
    Posts: 680

    hey guys i have a 6x10 trailer with the 12inch tires and weight wise i was wondering what is the most amount of yards of mulch do you think i can get on it...i have had two on there and never really needed more at once i do a lot of small stuff but want to start looking into some bigger jobs and wanted to know what you guys think the most i can go...the trailer has two foot sides all around...thanks for the help
     
  2. seabee1

    seabee1 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 239

    the capacity of the tire's should be listed on the sidewall of the tire's !
     
  3. rfed32

    rfed32 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Hatboro
    Posts: 680

    well it is but whats a yard of mulch even weigh???
     
  4. seabee1

    seabee1 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 239

    between 700 and 1200 lb depends how wet !
     
  5. Roger

    Roger LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,915

    I have a trailer with 5.30X12, C rated tires. I haul three yards of hardwood bark mulch. I consider that load as tops. As somebody noted, the weight depends upon the moisture content. Is the trailer rated at 3,000# GVW?

    Most likely, the distribution yard has a scale for trucks. When getting one load, have it weighed, and you will know immediately the weight.

    As a side note, the trailer used to have B rated tires. They wore out very quickly. Twice I had B rated tires, and both times the wear was the same. When I bought C rated tires, the wear problem was eliminated. I also learned the same thing with a 6.5X12, single axle trailer with 15" tires. The B rated tires wore quickly, but not so with C rated ones.
     

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