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how many yards on trailer

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

  1. clayslandscape

    clayslandscape LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 463

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

    djagusch LawnSite Platinum Member
    from MN
    Messages: 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 gsl

    knox gsl LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,164

    15+ yards will fit depending on moisture content and product density.
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  4. alldayrj

    alldayrj LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,793

    Is this the geometry forum?
    Whats the gvwr and empty weight of the trailer
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  5. salopez

    salopez LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 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. Kurt6845

    Kurt6845 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 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.

    THEGOLDPRO LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 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. GrassGuerilla

    GrassGuerilla LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 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. JeffNY

    JeffNY LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 257

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

    Mine holds 8-9y with 24" sides
  10. DQL10

    DQL10 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 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.

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