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Large mulch job and what NOT to do to a 1/2 ton.

Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by Eric 1, Apr 11, 2005.

  1. Eric 1

    Eric 1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,220

    Just thought id share, this is what i spent this afternoon doing.


    here is before:

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  2. Eric 1

    Eric 1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,220

    After:

    Please excuse the mes on the side walks, i took the pics before we blew it off because it was getting dark fast.

    after1.JPG

    after2.JPG
     
  3. Eric 1

    Eric 1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,220

    And here is what it took to do it. :eek: :eek: :help:

    p.s. I do NOT recommend this.

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    truckmulch.JPG

    load mulch.JPG
     
  4. Gudtimes

    Gudtimes LawnSite Member
    from VA
    Messages: 96

    How thick did you lay that mulch?
     
  5. Gilla Gorilla

    Gilla Gorilla LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 923

    I think its time for you to upgrade to a tandem axle with 24" high sides.
     
  6. i_plant_art

    i_plant_art LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 558

    all that mulch in that little space it had to be 4" thick at minimum.
     
  7. snap12.5

    snap12.5 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 288

    is that an 8ft bed on that 4x4? how much mulch did u fit on the back of it? is it a 2500 or 1500 series?
     
  8. Eddie B

    Eddie B LawnSite Senior Member
    from gone
    Messages: 859

    Eric I thought your truck was a 3/4 ton? I remember filling my '93 chevy half ton with stone. That thing was weighed down big time. LOL :)
     
  9. lawn_pro

    lawn_pro LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 284

    Did you lose any mulch on the drive over? that trailer is real full
     
  10. Eric 1

    Eric 1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,220

    Ok, lets start from the top.

    1. about 2''. It is more area than it looks.

    2. Yes, i need a dump trailer badly, but i rarely haul this much at once.

    3. It is a 6ft bed. I guess about 1.5 yards (6x4 bed pilled about 3.5 ft high), not sure he used a loader to fill it and it had a larger than normal bucket. It is a 1500. :help:

    4.No it is a 1/2 it has over-load springs on it though. it was about all it could take though, i will not haul that much again.

    5. I lost vary little, i had a large tarp over it, i took it off for the pics.
     

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