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Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by Four Season's, Mar 17, 2004.

  1. scottishmaximus

    scottishmaximus LawnSite Senior Member
    from ohio
    Messages: 290

    Use a grinder to those bolts. That has got to be annoying. I recessed holes for nuts on truck sides that I made. Looks good though.
  2. scottishmaximus

    scottishmaximus LawnSite Senior Member
    from ohio
    Messages: 290

    GLS, are those timbrens i see in the picture with the brake drum? I see the overloads, but are those rubber stoppers or rubber springs?
  3. GLS

    GLS LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,185

    Nope, they're not timbrens. They are just the factory bump stops.
  4. Katwalk

    Katwalk LawnSite Member
    Messages: 92

    Terrascape......sorry, but if that is six yards of mulch I am the pope. One (1) cubic yard equals 3x3x3.......27 square feet. The side boards look to be 2X12 each. The dump insert is 7'6" inside measurement. Total volume for that set up is around 120 sq. ft. Dump equals 7.5 X 4 X 2 = 60 sq. ft. plus each side board (2) 7.5 X 4 X 1 = 60 equals 120 square feet divided by 27 per cubic yard equals 4.4 cubic yards. Point to be made...make sure they are giving you enough mulch for what you are paying for. The "six yard load" you pictured looks very weak......the truth of the matter is that the truck with the dump just doesn't have the capacity for six yards period.
  5. Four Season's

    Four Season's LawnSite Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 70

    Katwalk- I was thinking the same thing. 6 yards sounds a little ficticious to me. I hope Terrascape isnt paying for 6 yards of mulch...
  6. ksland

    ksland LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 927

    I was thinking the same thing. My guess was a heavy 4
  7. DJL

    DJL LawnSite Member
    Messages: 237

    Don't ask me why this has peaked my interest, but it has.

    Katwalk, I'm pretty sure you are correct. According to the GMC website, the long bed provides 69.1 cu. ft. of volume. Even if you double that (that looks like what the dump insert is doing) you only get five cubic yards.

    Now, consider the following which makes 5 yards a stretch...

    (1) the bottom of the dump is slanted in on both sides
    (2) the dump insert fits into the bed
    (3) There isn't a board across the top to make a 'level' load of mulch

    What are the actual dimensions, are the assumptions wrong?
  8. terracare

    terracare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 353

    The guy we buy from uses a tractor with a "one yard" bucket on it for loading. We got 6 of the bucket loads full for around $17 a bucket full which is a very good rate around here especialy for dyed mulch. I belive we got a fair rate for the amount that we recived, but thank you you for your input and I will personaly investigate this futher!

    P.S. it is terracare not terrascape

  9. terracare

    terracare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 353

    Sorry for the confusion guys we were just going by what the guy said was a "yard":eek: This will be the last year of buying mulch from a retailer, next year we are going to buy a semi truck load of dyed brown mulch. We will also buy a real "one yard" bucket for our tractor then we will report how many actual yards our ezdumper will hold!:D

  10. DJL

    DJL LawnSite Member
    Messages: 237

    $17/yard isn't bad for dyed mulch. That's around what it is here in jersey (wholesale).

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