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how much mulch have you fit in your 1500 2wd

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by gosselin142258, Mar 24, 2008.

  1. gosselin142258

    gosselin142258 LawnSite Member
    from Mass
    Posts: 74

    I was wondering how much mulch you've fit in your 1500 pick up 2wd. I'm trying to save a little on delivery i have a job 4 yards and i have a truck down now.

    DLAWNS LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,778

    I've put way too much, I think 4 yards is a little bit much, but it should work a couple times if you really need to. It also depends where you are getting your mulch. One place by me measures it exactly with a certain size bucket and one place doesn't really measure it and they always overload me.
  3. gosselin142258

    gosselin142258 LawnSite Member
    from Mass
    Posts: 74

    it's only about a mile from my job. maybe 2 2yard trips?
  4. Raven386

    Raven386 LawnSite Silver Member
    from CT
    Posts: 2,160

    2 - 2 yard trips would be best. I would not try fitting more than that in there.

    DLAWNS LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,778

    yeah thats definitely a good idea
  6. Atlantic Lawn

    Atlantic Lawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Male, from Outer Banks NC
    Posts: 939

    2 Yards max.
  7. DBL

    DBL LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,219

    long bed or short bed? 2 MAX with a long bed but thats pushing it
  8. Budget

    Budget LawnSite Senior Member
    from Pa.
    Posts: 368

    Yeah i agree I had a shade over two yards in mine but i was only going a mile to the job.

    CHUCK'SLAWN LawnSite Member
    Posts: 81

    I haul 80 bag pallets on my silverado 1500 which is over 5 yards.
  10. Carolina Cuts

    Carolina Cuts LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,152

    I can get 2 in my 6 ft. Of course, It blows out all over the place.

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