Trailer Capacity

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by pjnlandscape, Feb 11, 2010.

  1. pjnlandscape

    pjnlandscape LawnSite Member
    Messages: 160

    I have a carry on 5x8 trailer with a wood floor and a 2000lbs GVW. the Trailer weighs approximately 500lbs making the capacity 1500lbs. how many yards of mulch do you think this trailer will hold without being crushed? Any help is good help, thanks.

    2001 Chevy S10 Ext. Cab
    carry on 5x8
    Bobcat 36 WB
    Redmax EBZ7001
    Redmax and Echo Handhelds
  2. snowjeep

    snowjeep LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 463

    1.5 yards safe 2 would be max if it fits but thats pushing it.
  3. yardguy28

    yardguy28 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,463

    i have a 5' x 10' i got 4 yards in once. that was a small mistake.
  4. 360ci

    360ci LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 998

    I wouldn't go over 2 cubic yards. If the mulch is wet, don't forget to take that into consideration as it'll affect your weight quite a bit.

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