7 yds of mulch

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by pcarlson1911, Oct 25, 2006.

  1. pcarlson1911

    pcarlson1911 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 89

    I'm helping out a local Elementary school with some landscaping by donating time and equipment. Is it a bad idea to have 7 yds of mulch dumped on my 6x12 open single axel trailer. I will not bemoving the mulch onthe road, simplyonthe property.

    What is the weight of 7yds of mulch?

  2. DoetschOutdoor

    DoetschOutdoor LawnSite Bronze Member
    from S. IL
    Messages: 1,818

    Will 7 yards of mulch even fit on a 6x12 trailer???
  3. dvmcmrhp52

    dvmcmrhp52 LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Pa.
    Messages: 4,205

    7 yards of mulch is too much weight for a 3000lb gross trailer.

    If it's only on the property and not on the road you'll probably make it ok if your easy on the bumps.
  4. olderthandirt

    olderthandirt LawnSite Platinum Member
    from here
    Messages: 4,899

    Approx 600# per yd
  5. Kate Butler

    Kate Butler LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 640

    dry - more if wet. I wouldn't do it if the trailer belonged to me.
  6. pcarlson1911

    pcarlson1911 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 89

    It has been really wet here lately, and the last thing I need is a broken axle.4200# or more is scary, and I'm worried most about the initial dump. I don't need a gate to swing and brak a side off the trailer.
  7. The mayor

    The mayor LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 592

    I can get about 3 yards in a 6x12 trailer...you will need to make more than one trip.
  8. lawnspecialties

    lawnspecialties LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,524

    My 20 ft. trailer has two 5,000 lb. axles. One day I needed just one more trip with eight yards of mulch to finish the job. I usually only carry six but didn't want to make the extra trip. No problem for the trailer but I could certainly tell, if I had put that on my single axle, it would have busted it before I even moved. Not to mention half would have just fallen off the sides.:laugh:

    Olderthandirt's right on the money: about 600 lbs/yd dry.
  9. David W

    David W LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 283

    Same here.

    6.10" x 14 tandem axle we can get around 5 yards.
  10. ProLawns

    ProLawns LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 476

    I haul 4 yds. on my 6x12 with no problem and I have hauled 5 but it was way overloaded.

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