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Dump Bed Capacity - How To Figure??

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by jada86, Mar 23, 2011.

  1. jada86

    jada86 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 124

    How much yard debris will a 16' dump bed with 6' sides hold, in cu. yards? How do you figure it?
  2. salopez

    salopez LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 267

    with mathmatics.... for volume....length x with x height = volume
  3. doubleedge

    doubleedge LawnSite Senior Member
    from ND
    Posts: 912

    length * width * height = volume
    16 * 8? * 6 = 768 cu ft

    1 cu yd = 27 cu ft so (768 cu ft)/(27) = 28.44 cu yd.

    I assumed that the dump trailer was an 8' wide deck over model.

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