How much mulch will fit in a Dodge 3500 bed?

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by Ryall Landscaping, Jun 23, 2009.

  1. Ryall Landscaping

    Ryall Landscaping LawnSite Member
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    How much mulch will fit in a Dodge 3500 bed?

    Edit: I don't mean as far as weight, but volume rather. I'm not worried about it not being able to haul the load :D
     
  2. atasteofnature

    atasteofnature LawnSite Senior Member
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    a full size 8ft. bed will hold 2yrds. of mulch you may get 2 1/2 to 3 depending on how well it packs and if you have a built sides on it. hope that helps a little bit.
     
  3. Ryall Landscaping

    Ryall Landscaping LawnSite Member
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    Ok. Awesome. I was actually thinking between 2 and 2 1/2, so I was right on par :).

    Thanks.
     
  4. PTSolutions

    PTSolutions LawnSite Silver Member
    from OH
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    you could prolly get 3 yards in there if you manually pack the corners down and then tarp it all.
     
  5. Duffster

    Duffster LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Midwest
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    L x W x H :waving:
     
  6. BlackDog3

    BlackDog3 LawnSite Member
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    I have gotten 4 yards in an 8 foot bed. Its high as anything but it fits!

    Chris
     
  7. Ryall Landscaping

    Ryall Landscaping LawnSite Member
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    Yeah I know..I just was too lazy to bother getting the exact dimensions..So I posted a thread. Couldn't find it from searching.

    I need 3.5 - 4 yards..I'll just make two trips.
     
  8. BlackDog3

    BlackDog3 LawnSite Member
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    Only thing it sucks not having it dump.... that gets old fast.

    Chris
     
  9. Gravel Rat

    Gravel Rat LawnSite Fanatic
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    If you have a dually some landscape supply places may not like loading your truck with a skid steer.

    Put a tarp in the bed so when you shovel out enough you can roll the tarp and the rest will come out.
     
  10. G. Ramey

    G. Ramey LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 376

    I bought three yards earlier this week. It all fit in an 8ft. bed with no toolbox. I used a loadhandler. a loadhandler will save you about 95% of the work.
     

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