Anyone know how many cubic yards of mulch I can get on a 6X12 flat trailer.

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by HDB LAWN PRO, Mar 9, 2006.

  1. HDB LAWN PRO

    HDB LAWN PRO LawnSite Member
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    Anyone have any idea about how many tards of mulch a flat trailer with sides only 24 in tall will hold trailer is 6 x 12 ft Thanks:dancing:
     
  2. exmark72

    exmark72 LawnSite Member
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    5th grade math i do beleive!!! 6x12x2=144 cu.ft. which equals 5.3333333cu.yrds. you probably could get 6 on there
     
  3. HOOLIE

    HOOLIE LawnSite Gold Member
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    5.33 cubic yards...

    6x12x2 (height of walls)= 144 cubic feet

    144/27 (cubic feet per cubic yard)= 5.33
     
  4. Thirdpete

    Thirdpete LawnSite Member
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    but with 24" sides you could heap it on there... if you just filled out the height of the trailer (like filling a cake pan) its 5.33 yards bt i would say 7-8 isn't unrealistic.
     
  5. Roger

    Roger LawnSite Fanatic
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    You may be more limited on weight than by volume. What is the weight capacity of the trailer? How much does the mulch weigh per cu yd? There are some threads on mulch weight, threads in the past couple of months.

    I have a 6X12 trailer and 6 cy yds would be far too much weight for my trailer.
     
  6. B&D Lawn Care

    B&D Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
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    On my 5x10 i could get 4 yds. that twas pushing it to the limit.
     

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