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How many yards of topsoil/mulch in a GMC 2500HD?

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by mkwl, Mar 12, 2007.

  1. mkwl

    mkwl LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,700

    Hey Guys, I just got my 2003 GMC Sierra 2500HD (see photos forum for pics), and I was wondering how many yards of somewhat moist topsoil you guys can put in the bed of the truck (long bed) without going over 4,000 lbs or so? Also, how much mulch can you guys get into a long bed with 3.5' sides (bed sides w/additional side stakes)?

  2. Scag48

    Scag48 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,067

    4,000 pounds in the bed? Are you nuts? You could get maybe 2,000 pounds in there, if you're lucky, which is about 1 yard of topsoil. Any more than that and you'll start having suspension problems.
  3. Duramax8832

    Duramax8832 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 147

    I pick up my wood stove pellets 1 ton pallett.. Thats about it, without some sort of Timbrens or air bags.
  4. packer101

    packer101 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 127

    I work at a garden center that sells topsoil, stone, and mulch. when I load people i can get up to mabey 1.5 possably 2 yards of soil, depending of if it rained and such, and 2-3 yards of mulch mounded. that truck will be good, i personally love the people who want a yard or more of soil or stone in a s10 or ford ranger and watch them pull ot of the lot practically draging on the ground. Nice truck by the way.
  5. TXNSLighting

    TXNSLighting LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
    Messages: 6,464

    Ive put 2 pallots of mulch in mine a few times. thats 10+ yards. did it fine. and ill do it more and more. o and its a 3/4 ton.
  6. TXNSLighting

    TXNSLighting LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
    Messages: 6,464

    you cant put more than 2,000 pounds in your bed?? wow....
  7. packer101

    packer101 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 127

    just wondering, but what did you put it, i dont see how you fit 10 yards in an 8 foot bed?
  8. grassmanak

    grassmanak LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 792

    i would say 2 at max, but then you may be over on weight with top soil and scag48 a 3/4 will hold more than 2K i carry that in my 1500 once in a while and hardly squats.
  9. stuffdeer

    stuffdeer LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,617

    I'd put a yard in the back of my S-10. But only because I do have Air shocks that add 2,000 pounds of helper weight.
  10. packer101

    packer101 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 127

    i was mainly refering to homeowners, not all, but most people mouths drop when they see the truck drop as far as some have.

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