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Will my trailer carry 3yds of mulch??

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by Hardcore5657, Apr 15, 2011.

  1. Hardcore5657

    Hardcore5657 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 92

    I have a 7x12 , with a 3500 pound single axle landscape trailer. Do you think it will hold 3 yards of mulch???
     
  2. Greyst1

    Greyst1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 897

    You will be ok on dimensions and weight.
     
  3. zopi

    zopi LawnSite Member
    Messages: 53

    Yeah...drive slow...
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  4. Get Some...

    Get Some... LawnSite Senior Member
    from Kansas
    Messages: 651

    You would be real close on weight, and over if the mulch is wet......
     
  5. RIprop

    RIprop LawnSite Member
    from RI
    Messages: 44

    You should be ok. Drive slow.. and hopefully you have decent brakes;)
     
  6. grassyfras

    grassyfras LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,472

    Call me crazy but I would think it would hold around 5-6 weight wise. I'm almost at the point where I'm putting 4 yards of mulch in my half ton.
     
  7. clcare2

    clcare2 LawnSite Member
    from indiana
    Messages: 224

    one yard of hardwood mulch weighs around 600 lbs. dry.
     
  8. GunnPropertyServices

    GunnPropertyServices LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 374

    i would say 3 yards is max, i have a 7 x 16 with dual 3500 axles and it will carry 5 yards maxed bottoms out the springs
     
  9. Puddle of Oil

    Puddle of Oil LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,202

    6 yards max! i can carry 4 in my little trailer.
     
  10. Turf Commando

    Turf Commando LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,186

    How much mulch blows out while traveling down road...?
    I do 3 yards max in my 1/2 ton 8ft bed and spread it out...
     

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