Speaking of mulch. How much......

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by tjcezar, Feb 13, 2004.

  1. tjcezar

    tjcezar LawnSite Member
    from PA
    Messages: 237

    Approximately how much mulch can you fit into a tri axle dump? (what size you say. - whichever you've had expeience with-) I'm trying to figure out some pricing on buying from a wholesaler:rolleyes:
  2. sodzilla

    sodzilla LawnSite Member
    Messages: 219

    I asked a few friends of mine, that own dump trucks, this question last fall. I'm trying to remember what they said. I thought they said around 17 yards. I could be wrong though. My friands all have qaud axles. I know my local suplier can haul 80 yards in the semi.
  3. Russ

    Russ LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 540

    Yep--gotta agree with Sodzilla. Don't pay for more than 17yd of grade A hardwood in a tri-axle even if they say they can compact 20 in there. Don't pay for more than 80 in a semi. or the guy is overweight . The most common method of delivery to a job site around here is a modified tandem and he can haul about 25 yd.
  4. tjcezar

    tjcezar LawnSite Member
    from PA
    Messages: 237

    Yeah. Unfortunately I dont have enough room to store 80 yds. I thought they might hold like 20 or so.
  5. D Felix

    D Felix LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,898

    We routinely get 100 yards from our supplier. Comes in a walking bed trailer.

    They sent us a load last year that was about 20 yards short (we totaled it up as we used it) and they credited our bill.

    It's the same supplier that one of my former employers used, so I know how much *should* be on each trailer....

  6. tjcezar

    tjcezar LawnSite Member
    from PA
    Messages: 237

    how much are you guys paying per yard
  7. sodzilla

    sodzilla LawnSite Member
    Messages: 219

    Price is right around $20 a yard. If I would buy in bulk it is around $13 a yard. In bulk is 80 yards delivered with semi, dumped were I want it.
  8. I use two sources here in the Fort Worth Mid-Cities area...I got a call from one of the companies the other day - and I dropped the phone when Tracey told me the deal. 4, 5 , 6 ,7 or 8 yards of chipped (fine 1" chips - not large shredded) natural for $25.00 + tax and free delivery within 20 miles of their POB - this same mulch normally is $14.00 a yard (my cost). Thank God I have an acre I live on - my team and I just stocked 32 yards for $108.10 and don't you know I'm going to have fun with the resale.

  9. impactlandscaping

    impactlandscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,332

    Are you guys talking about a tri axle dump truck, like a coal truck? Around here we get 50-60 avg. yds( we did a job 2 yrs ago= 9k of beds, 1 truckload, mulched at 3-4", and still had 1 or 2 yds left over!) per tri axle delivered and dumped for around $ 450.00, and upwards of 90-100 yds on a 56-60' semi trailer delivered and dumped for around 700.00.This is double ground hardwood, not recycled pallets and such.We resale for 19.95 per yard or $ 70.00 per yd installed.<a href='http://www.smileycentral.com/?partner=ZSzeb008' target='_blank'><img src='http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/3/3_2_105.gif' border=0></a>
  10. little green guy

    little green guy LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 955

    who ever said 17 yards on a tri-axle i'm not sure where your pulling that # from but a triaxle will defintly hold more than 17 yards. I've gotton 13 yards in a F550 grain body. I've never gotton mulch in a triaxle only in a tractor trailer which was 80 yards, but the guy I get topsoil from has a triaxle and gets 24 yards on it. Typically a single axle will hold about 10 ton, a tandem will get 17 ton, triaxle will get 23 ton and a tractor trailer will be around 33 ton, what that is in yards I'm not sure.

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