heavy duty springs

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by Lasko's Lawn Service, Jul 13, 2008.

  1. Lasko's Lawn Service

    Lasko's Lawn Service LawnSite Member
    Messages: 188

    I've got a 1500 Chevy and a 5 x10 utility trailer with wood sides. I can throw 4 yards of mulch in the trailer and one in the truck but it makes me a little nervous. Anybody had any experience throwing heavier duty springs on a truck or trailer like this? Would it pay or not? Not willing to move up to a bigger truck at this point...
  2. cush

    cush LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 352

    try timbrens
  3. dura to the max

    dura to the max LawnSite Silver Member
    from georgia
    Messages: 2,246

    you could also put helper springs on.
  4. seabee1

    seabee1 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 239

    timbren would be the easiest way on the truck , depends what length width and leaf count and style double eye slipper , spring on the trailer .then you have to worry about over loading the axle .
  5. Lasko's Lawn Service

    Lasko's Lawn Service LawnSite Member
    Messages: 188

    Anybody know how much say a yard of mulch actually weigh?
  6. seabee1

    seabee1 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 239

    depends how wet and type ,figure between 600 and 1000 lb's .
  7. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,699

    I use Roadmaster springs on my F-150. I put them on about 5 or so years ago and I can't be happier. They're adjustable so you can adjust them to your likeing.


    I tried helper springs on my '94 S-10 and while they did the job they jacked the back of the truck way up in the air and made the ride pretty harsh.
  8. 44DCNF

    44DCNF LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,827

    Monroe air shocks as another option, will give you adjustability at low cost. I've put heavier springs on front for plowing and it works well but gives a little rougher ride w/o plow of course.
  9. YellowDogSVC

    YellowDogSVC LawnSite Gold Member
    from TX
    Messages: 3,792

    mulch weighs about 500lbs per yard but it depends on type on moisture content
  10. kps2389

    kps2389 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 346

    Check out Hellwig helper springs.

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