# how many yards on trailer

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by clayslandscape, Mar 29, 2013.

1. ### clayslandscapeLawnSite Senior Memberfrom Blackstone, Va.Messages: 463

I need to know how many yards of mulch will fit on this 7x16 trailer. It is open with 18" sides.

2. ### djaguschLawnSite Platinum Memberfrom MNMessages: 4,350

How high will you pile is the question. Wood sides can be added easy. Single or dual axle?
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3. ### knox gslLawnSite Fanaticfrom knoxville, tnMessages: 6,164

15+ yards will fit depending on moisture content and product density.
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4. ### alldayrjLawnSite Gold Memberfrom Long island, NYMessages: 3,793

Is this the geometry forum?
Whats the gvwr and empty weight of the trailer
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5. ### salopezLawnSite Senior Memberfrom HOCO, MarylandMessages: 271

how many will fit or how many should fit?

if you want to know how many will fit, do the math LxWxH=

if you want to know how many should...do the math. figure the wieght of the volume and the carry capacity of your trailer.

there you go...now hope the DOT doenst hassle you.

6. ### Kurt6845LawnSite Memberfrom Milton, FLMessages: 128

Agreed with most in here. You will not get 15+ on it though unless you build sides on it. If it's a standard 16' landscape trailer, I wouldn't go more than about 7 to 8 due to weight. But for your calculations, LxWxH will give you the cubic ft that it will hold level to the top rail, then divide that by 27(cubic ft in a cubic yd) and that will tell you how many yards. On that particular trailer, heaped up you could probably get 2.5-3 more yards on top, but again weight will become an issue.

7. ### THEGOLDPROLawnSite Fanaticfrom CONNECTICUTMessages: 5,222

I was loading 7-8 yards on my 18 footer last year and don't think i would wanna go any more.

8. ### GrassGuerillaLawnSite Bronze Memberfrom St. Louis MissouriMessages: 1,440

With wood sides 2ft tall, a 16' bed, 6ft wide mounded like a volcano holds 8 yards (barely).

16 yards would require some big side boards, and prayers to the axle gods.
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9. ### JeffNYLawnSite Senior Memberfrom Upstate, NYMessages: 257

lol, "15 yards"
I want a picture of that.

Mine holds 8-9y with 24" sides

10. ### DQL10LawnSite Senior Memberfrom Richmond, VAMessages: 292

As many as you want until the axles bend and tires start to blow out. Never haul more than 75% of what the trailer can haul.