mulch trailer

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by texas, Feb 28, 2006.

  1. texas

    texas LawnSite Member
    Messages: 192

    how many yards of mulch can i haul on a 20long x 8wide x 1ft high open trailer?

    what is the best way to move large amounts of mulch besides a dump?:confused:
  2. BSDeality

    BSDeality LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,849

    6yds if its leveled off. probably 8 or 9 if you heap and tarp it.
  3. qualitylawnmanagement

    qualitylawnmanagement LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,000

    To get that load done real quick go and get yourself a couple 10 tine pitch forks and have a couple of guys use them, theses are the best for doing mulch way better then those big shovels.
  4. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,163

    I agree with ^^^
  5. Jpocket

    Jpocket LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,282

    i'd say about 6yards, but why would you only have it 1ft high. If you make it higher you could get like 15 Yards on there
  6. texas

    texas LawnSite Member
    Messages: 192

    how bout a 12x6 with 6ft high wooden sides?
  7. texas

    texas LawnSite Member
    Messages: 192

    sry.3ft high
  8. grass_cuttin_fool

    grass_cuttin_fool LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,526

    8 yards

    Not to be a smart a$$ but here is the formula
    length x width x height= square feet
    1 yard (3 x 3 x3) is equal to 27 cubic feet
    12x6x3= 216 cubic feet
    216 cft divided by 27 cft = 8 yards


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