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Safe amount of Triple Mix / Top Soil to haul?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by BackCountry, May 8, 2013.

  1. May 8, 2013 at 2:06 PM
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    BackCountry

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    I know some dirt is heavier than others, and definitely heaver than mulch. Just curious what ya'll would consider a safe amount of Triple Mix to haul.

    I believe the dirt yards do 1/2 or full yard bucket loads. It seems like a yard would be a bit ridiculous, but maybe my taco could handle a 1/2 yard? 6.5ft box, 6 cylinder trd... Less than a 10min drive.

    Thoughts?
     
  2. May 8, 2013 at 3:23 PM
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    tan4x4

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    I've hauled dirt many times, usually 1/2 yard. No problems even though I have removed the overload leaf. When I hauled a full yard once, it made me nervous, and I don't recommend it (but it does fit in a 6-foot bed.
     
  3. May 8, 2013 at 3:48 PM
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    Hambone155

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  4. May 8, 2013 at 7:29 PM
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    Madjik_Man

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    I've hauled a ton of rock in the bed... all I do is just evenly load it until my bump stops are about an inch or so from touching.

    Then call it all good.
     
  5. May 10, 2013 at 9:06 AM
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    brs127s

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    I hauled a yard in my Taco. The rear suspension was almost fully compressed, but not quite on the bump stops. I was only going about 6 miles. I just took it easy and got it off the Taco as quickly as I could.

    It will make a difference if the soil is dry or damp too.
     
  6. May 10, 2013 at 9:30 AM
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    Madjik_Man

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    I just found the post where I went to the dump to unload rock from my yard. They weight your truck before and after to get the price/ton.

    I hauled 2100 pounds of rock/dirt/crap on my sagging suspension. The dump is probably a 15 mile drive too.

    Just an FYI
     
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