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How much does mulch weigh?

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by fool32696, Apr 12, 2007.

  1. fool32696

    fool32696 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 991

    I need to get 6.5yds of cypress mulch for a job and was wondering about how much it will weigh to see if I can make it in one trip. I know 3yds weighed down my single axle 6x12. Thanks
  2. jbell113

    jbell113 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 654

    I can get 3 yards on my 6x10. Mulch is not very heavy.
  3. willietd2

    willietd2 LawnSite Member
    from OHIO
    Posts: 210

    i have got a 6x16 and just hualed 6 yards on it with no problem, but it is a dual axle with brakes. willie
  4. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,164

    If 3yrds weighed it down....then how do you think that 6.5 yards will work? Unless it's a different trailer.
  5. fool32696

    fool32696 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 991

    I plan on using a friends 16ft. dual axle and it looks like it will do the job. Thanks guys
  6. Scottscape

    Scottscape LawnSite Member
    from Ohio
    Posts: 76

    plywood, 6.5 yards is pushing it just take it easy and watch the potholes.
  7. ODC

    ODC LawnSite Member
    Posts: 12

    each yard weighs approx. 500 - 700 pounds depending on moisture
  8. SSEnterprises

    SSEnterprises LawnSite Member
    from SE PA
    Posts: 10

    ODC is right average 600 pounds per sq yard
  9. thefed

    thefed LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Posts: 350

    I did about 5.5 yards the other day, with 4 ft sides on my 6x12....it was slow....but it worked....

    i figure 500 lbs bone dry and 750 wet

    I figured a single axle 6x12 has what....a 3500 lb axle? Sooooo... figure my 1400 lbs for the trailer itself, wood sides etc . Does that mean you only have another 2100 to work with? That's only 4 yards dry and maybe 3 wet!?!?!?

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