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mulch weight

ALBsun1

LawnSite Member
Location
DC Metro Area
How much does a yard of mulch weigh, generally speaking, dry? I have regular cab f150, 8 ft bed, and regularly put 2 yds in. Is that pushing the weight limit you think?
 

LawnScapers of Dayton

LawnSite Silver Member
Location
Dayton, OH
700-800 lbs...
 

rodfather

LawnSite Fanatic
Location
Clinton, NJ
How much does a yard of mulch weigh, generally speaking, dry? I have regular cab f150, 8 ft bed, and regularly put 2 yds in. Is that pushing the weight limit you think?
Right about 1000 pounds dry...I'd say you're real close.
 

bigtex

LawnSite Member
Location
ma
Hows The Truck Look? Are The Rear Fenders Below The Top Of The Tire? I Wouldn't Go Much More Than That. I Owned A 86 F150 Regcab 8ft Bed Back In 1998. It Really Was Built Tough. I'd Have 2 Yds. Mulch In The Bed Along With Pulling A 10ft Trailor With Equip On It, All Day And Every Day And I Can't Remember It Missing One Day Of Work.
 

terrapro

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
mid-mich
ive always done 750lbs for estimating weight but of course the type of mulch effects total weight also, like cedar compared to hardwood.
 

Precision

LawnSite Silver Member
Location
Cocoa Florida
no less than 650# and that would be for pine bark or something with little density and dry.

No more than 1000 # and that would be for something shredded and compressed.

UNLESS it is wet. a good thorough soaking could easily add 50%

remember it isn't just how much can the truck hold weight wise. How much can it stop, brake wise and how badly is your handling effected.

you can easily run 4000# in the bed of your truck driving on a private road going 5 mph.

but 2000# on an interstate doing 80mph is a totally different thing.
 
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