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Mulch in 8' bed

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by riches139, May 20, 2005.

  1. riches139

    riches139 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 369

    How much can I put in 8' F150 bed without overloading? 1-2 yards?
    Not sure of weight.
     
  2. A+ Lawncare

    A+ Lawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 503

    a yard of mulch weighs in at about 800lbs or so, and u can put about 2.5-3yrds of mulch in an f-150 8' bed....
    btwn 2k ibs- 2,400 ibs of weight fully loaded down with mulch.... if u tend to make something out of this, ur better off w/a trailer....
     
  3. RedWingsDet

    RedWingsDet LawnSite Gold Member
    from Detroit
    Messages: 3,556

    if your not going far just load it up as much as possible and tarp it. now if your putting topsoil or 21aa or something like that, then its a different story, but for mulch, if your not going far, just load it up and go slow.
     
  4. A+ Lawncare

    A+ Lawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 503

    premierlandscaping... not to piss any1 off but how great or beneficial do u think that bit of advice is when something goes wrong w/his springs?

    traveling for any extent overloaded is not wise, ur truck will eventually suffer from doing so and u well end up having to have it fixed w/helper springs in a few months....

    IMO not an wise idea..... take care of ur truck and it will take care of you....
     
  5. chuckers

    chuckers LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 657

    A+ did you EVER do mulch??? You can only fit 3 yards in a truck with an 8 ft bed. Anything more won't fit. Plain and Simple

    You can get 3 yds no problem! It doesnt even budge my F250 with 3 yards you should have a little sag but not bad.
     
  6. hole in one lco

    hole in one lco LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,793

    I put 4 yards in my 6ft bed with no problem if the guy is good with the bucket.
     
  7. Todd's lawncare

    Todd's lawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    from P.A
    Messages: 548

    For one the bucket dont have anything to do with it .
     
  8. Todd's lawncare

    Todd's lawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    from P.A
    Messages: 548

    A+ i do think you don't know much about any thing but talking . F-150 is a half ton 1,000 not 2,00 so if he would load it to the top would be over weight and you say thats not good . I know its not good. But in one post you tell him to over load it and the next one you tell the one guy its bad to over load it . Make up your mind
     
  9. lawncare3

    lawncare3 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,981

    I get 2 yards with room to spare in my dodge 3/4 ton I just usually don't need more then 2 yards
     
  10. PaulJ

    PaulJ LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,774

    If your talking volume then it's simple math.
    1 yrd = 27 cuft
    pickup bed is 5' x 8' = 40sqft
    2.7' deep x 40sqft = 108cuft / 27 = 4 yards
    That's mounded up pretty good
    2 ft deep gets you a hair under 3 yrds
    a 6 ft bed gets you 1 yard less
    Wieght is a different issue
    4 yards will train a 1/2 ton but I don't know actual weights
    It will weigh a lot more wet than dry.
     

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