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Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by riches139, May 20, 2005.
How much can I put in 8' F150 bed without overloading? 1-2 yards?
Not sure of weight.
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....
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.
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....
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.
I put 4 yards in my 6ft bed with no problem if the guy is good with the bucket.
For one the bucket dont have anything to do with it .
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
I get 2 yards with room to spare in my dodge 3/4 ton I just usually don't need more then 2 yards
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.