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Mulch & Enclosed Trailer


LawnSite Member
I use an enclosed trailer to haul my lawn cutting equipment (it is a car hauler, rear ramp door). I have several clients that want me to do their mulch, several of them are 12-20 yards of mulch. I am trying to figure out the most economical way to get mulch to their houses. I have a 3/4 ton truck, but that only takes 2 yards.

I am tyring to determine if a skid loader would be able to drive up the rear ramp of my trailer, and dump mulch in the back of my enclosed trailer. I know it will fit (width), height will be a problem, but the loader would only go in as far as it could go.

My concern is weight. I am just not sure if an enclosed trailer (rear ramp) could take the weight of the skid loader.

Does anyone else do this? Any suggestions?


LawnSite Senior Member
Have it delivered, over 10 yards theres no delivery fee from my guy.

LawnScapers of Dayton

LawnSite Silver Member
Dayton, OH
Have it delivered and work any delivery charge into your price.


Border Guy

LawnSite Member
Not a good idea to drive the skid steer on your trailer ramp. It may bend the door over time. If you get a track loader, that may be a different story. Check with the trailer manufacturer for capacities to make sure.


LawnSite Bronze Member
rent a dump trailer and load your truck and the dump trailer I am sure it would be your best bet. loading an enclosed trailer will be a pain in the ass and probably mess up the wood on the inside because it is warm and wet.
good luck