looking for help getting 5x10 set up for mulch

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by BC1230, Mar 4, 2012.

  1. BC1230

    BC1230 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 22

    Hey guys, got the first job of the year, now we are trying to fab up an easy way to make our 5x10 trailer with about 1 foot tall sides not loose all our mulch through the gaps between the angle iron. Any suggestions? Anyone know how many yards we will be able to pack after said work? It's got a 3500 lb axle. I'm hoping 2-3 yards? Anyways suggestions appreciated (and no not sell the trailer and buy a bigger one lol):)
  2. orangemower

    orangemower LawnSite Silver Member
    from pa
    Messages: 2,768

    Buy a trap large enough to line the trailer. You can never have enough tarps.
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  3. TNGrassCutter

    TNGrassCutter LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,321

    Get some plywood and cut it to fit inside the rails and make a piece to fit across the back. I think you could get 2 yards on it but Idk.
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  4. Chevy z71

    Chevy z71 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,052

    You can get 3 at the most thats what i get on mine.
  5. orangemower

    orangemower LawnSite Silver Member
    from pa
    Messages: 2,768

    I read your post again and think using plywood will allow more material to be loaded. You'd have 4ft front and sides then lay a trap on the back to hold it in.
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  6. BC1230

    BC1230 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 22

    Thanks guys, thats sorta what we were leaning towards. Done deal.
  7. Get Some...

    Get Some... LawnSite Senior Member
    from Kansas
    Messages: 651

    All I carry on my 5x10 is two yards.
    If it is loaded correctly open sides should not be a problem.

    Three yards overloads the axle.
  8. LuckyFlyinROUSH

    LuckyFlyinROUSH LawnSite Member
    from MO
    Messages: 36

    I regularly put 4 yards in mine. Just put plywood on the floor and built 2 foot sides, I would go with a little taller sides though, I have to pack the four yards in there.

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