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Grass sticking to bed of truck!

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by walker-talker, Apr 22, 2003.

  1. walker-talker

    walker-talker LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 4,771

    What are some ideas to take care of this problem? I am slowing down here with scalpings and cleanups. I might have grass sit in the truck for a week or longer. It's a large truck that will hold around 27 cubic yards. The wood recycling center charges the same for 27 yards as they would for 1 yard ($20 being the minimum). A few weeks ago I tilted the bed all the way and no grass came out.....that sucked. Last week I placed a poly tarp in the bottom, that help a little, but was a ***** to pull the tarp from underneath all the dumped grass. I am thinking that nailing the poly tarp to the bed might be the best route. The bed has wood deck, metal sides going up 2 feet and then wood sides going up from there. I remember seeing a thread on this sometime ago, but could find nothing is my search. I think I remember someone saying to layer the top of the tarp with a thin film of oil and this will help. Like I said, things have slowed down and it might be a couple of weeks before she is full. I reckon another option would be to just add the dump fee within the price.

    Any tips, ideas or tricks is appreciated!
  2. NCSULandscaper

    NCSULandscaper Banned
    Messages: 1,557

    27 cubic yards????? That truck must be bigger than a tandom-axle dumptruck, 20 yds of mulch is a full tandom load.

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