# How much mulch in pickup?

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by South Florida Lawns, Oct 10, 2008.

1. ### South Florida LawnsLawnSite Platinum Memberfrom usaMessages: 4,784

How many yards of mulch can I fit in an 8ft pick up bed? 1 or 2
thanks
SFL

2. ### OSCLandscapingLawnSite Memberfrom Windham, MaineMessages: 60

2 yards, rounded.

3. ### topsitesLawnSite Fanaticfrom Richmond VirginiaMessages: 21,653

Well...

That's a little bit like my trailer, it holds 5.
But 4 is good too

Because 4 kinda sorta fills it, and 5 is full to the borders with a hump in center
so that is pushing it not just in terms of volume but also the weight.
So when they load it, and I can't prove this but I could swear they tend to
skimp me a bit per bucket on the 5 but when it's 4 they seem to load a little heavier.

And I would say you would get more mulch per cubic yard in two 1 yard trips than one 2 yard trip,
of course the cost of the extra trip outweighs the benefit...

Funny how that works.

4. ### IsobelLawnSite Senior Memberfrom West of BostonMessages: 548

2. More if its dry and you have sides.

5. ### SmallaxeLawnSite Fanaticfrom Central WisconsinMessages: 10,082

Anywhere from 2 - 5 yards That's quite a swing.

32 sq. ft. in a standard 8' bed. And that is just between the wheel wells. 18" high.

Has anyone figured out how to calculate the extra width minus the cu. area of the wheel wells. It's a little over 5' wide when measured away from the wells. So b4 you get one foot deep in the bed, you already have 1 yd.

I would like to know for sure that 8" deep in the truck is 1 yd. Or is it 9 1/2" depth/yd.?

6. ### bakerc8LawnSite Memberfrom westport ctMessages: 214

pur in one then see if you can put 2

7. ### AI IncLawnSite Fanaticfrom Southern NHMessages: 26,993

2 will fit , 3 will not

8. ### ProMoLawnSite Bronze Memberfrom Casselberry FloridaMessages: 1,468

I have had 10 in mine.

9. ### South Florida LawnsLawnSite Platinum Memberfrom usaMessages: 4,784

Thanks guys. I usually only deal with bags but my nursery stopped carrying mulch so I might start getting bulk from this big place down the road.

10. ### JDUtahLawnSite Silver Memberfrom UTMessages: 2,636

3 in a short bed (why did I buy that )... tarp and boards... mulch isn't that heavy...