Would you drive trailer of mulch in yard if it's dry?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by FrankenScagMachines, Apr 9, 2002.

  1. FrankenScagMachines

    FrankenScagMachines LawnSite Platinum Member
    from IN
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    Just wondering if I could save time but not mess up a lawn by taking a 6x12 open trailer with about 2.5 yds of mulch into a lawn with a garden tractor but not rut the lawn? Anyone know if this is going to work? Also, how much does a yd of mulch weigh? Thanks,
    Eric
     
  2. scott's turf

    scott's turf LawnSite Senior Member
    from NH
    Posts: 949

    I think 1 yard dry weights around 600lbs. Not positive though. I would do it in you situation. Just check how firm the ground is that you will be driving on. If there are no ruts go for it.
     
  3. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,360

    Many times I've carried 2 yrds in the back of my Chevy into a lawn with no problems. But here in my area if its not wet its not a problem with all the clay. But if its wet, the clay ruts bad.
     
  4. FrankenScagMachines

    FrankenScagMachines LawnSite Platinum Member
    from IN
    Posts: 4,739

    thanks. forgot to mention that this is a single axle trailer, if that makes much difference. I didn't think it would do much to it, but just checking.. thanks again
     
  5. lawnworker

    lawnworker LawnSite Senior Member
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    YES i would not think twice about it.
     
  6. stslawncare

    stslawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
    from DE
    Posts: 1,484

    whats the axle rating? im sure its fine but u never know
     
  7. FrankenScagMachines

    FrankenScagMachines LawnSite Platinum Member
    from IN
    Posts: 4,739

    5,000 lb. axle
    3,500 lb. license plate
    2.5 yds @ 600 lbs each goes to 3/4 ton, 1,500 lbs.
     
  8. Grass_Slayer

    Grass_Slayer LawnSite Member
    Posts: 173

    2 weeks ago i put in 5 yards from my trailer to the ground.
     

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