Dump truck load of bark (mulch)

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by tinman, Mar 15, 2006.

  1. tinman

    tinman LawnSite Bronze Member
    from ga
    Messages: 1,346

    How many yards are in a dumptruck full of bark (mulch). How long would it take to spread that much bark?
  2. barefootlawnsandlandscape

    barefootlawnsandlandscape LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 296

    All of these that you ask are highly variable. I would call your local supplier and ask them what size truck they deliver with. If you don't have a full load most suppliers will charge more per yard, so make sure your job is big enough to justify getting that much mulch. If not then get a truck bed full or a dump bed full yourself and take it with you to the job. The amount of time it takes to spread the mulch depends on how you get the mulch to where it is needed (ie. size of wheel barrow, distance to travel from mulch pile, terrain) and if it is just one large bed or multiple beds spread throughout the property.
  3. bonerigo.1

    bonerigo.1 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 119

    I think its anywhere from 50 to 60 yards. When I order a semi-load I usually have a Bobcat MT52 and a John Deere gator to get the job done. The MT52 loads the gator and then the gator goes around dumping the mulch where its needed. We can usually lay a yard on mulch in 15 minutes or less.
  4. scagwildcat

    scagwildcat LawnSite Senior Member
    from nw. ct.
    Messages: 507

    what do you mean by Dump truck?? a one ton, or tri axle ?? i can fit about 5 to 6 .5 yds in my f-350.. as far as, spreading the mulch, it depends on how far you have to move it,how fast you want to work, i myself can edge the area and spread a truck load in about 2hrs, thats 6yds
  5. ripple

    ripple LawnSite Member
    Messages: 205

    I am about the same.... I have a 1 ton dump and I can get about 6-7.5 yards in it and I can spread it pretty fast if I dont have to go far with it. Maybe 3 hours or so.

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