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Weight of Mulch

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by puffyhead929, Jun 15, 2008.

  1. puffyhead929

    puffyhead929 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 203

    How much does a yard of mulch weigh?
  2. josco

    josco LawnSite Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 18

    approx. 600 lbs.
  3. Neil M

    Neil M LawnSite Member
    Messages: 90

    I heard on here a while back that it goes for about 500-700lbs per yard depending on how wet it is.
  4. J&R Landscaping

    J&R Landscaping LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,095

    My supplier says it roughly 1000 lbs per cu. yard.
  5. puffyhead929

    puffyhead929 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 203

    so if my trailer has a rating of 5000 pounts and my tounge weight is 700 and my tires are class d then how many yards at a time can i safely haul?
  6. ProStreetCamaro

    ProStreetCamaro LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,289

    I figure normaly about 70 pounds per bag X 9 bags = 630 ish pounds
  7. joe the lawn guy

    joe the lawn guy LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 523

    how much can your truck safely stop
  8. Grits

    Grits LawnSite Silver Member
    from Florida
    Messages: 2,994

    I don't think it weighs but only around 350 lbs for 1 cu yd.
    This is how I came up with that.
    13 - 2cu ft bags equals 1 cu yd.
    I would GUESS that 1 bag weighs about 25 lbs. 25 x 13 = 325.
    Then add a little for wetter mulch. Total = 350 lbs

    Although, I could be wrong.
  9. PSUturf

    PSUturf LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 663


    It depends on how high the sides are on your trailer. If it is 5 x 10' as your tag says and the sides are 2' high that would be 100 cubic feet or 3.7 cubic yards. Unless the mulch is sopping wet it would be within the weight capacity of the trailer. If you don't have trailer brakes and you're not pulling it with a heavy duty truck you might have problems stopping.
  10. puffyhead929

    puffyhead929 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 203

    so i'd probably be better off having it delivered to the site?

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