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Taco handled 28 bags of mulch like a champ

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by tacomaprerunner, Apr 10, 2010.

  1. Apr 10, 2010 at 10:52 AM
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    tacomaprerunner

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    Hauled 28 bags of hardwood mulch today...not much compared to what some guys on here do, but it's the most I've ever done. Had no problems.

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    any estimates on how much this weighed?
     
  2. Apr 10, 2010 at 11:00 AM
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    560 ? (20lb bag)

    How many pounds in a bag? haha


    28 x A = Total pounds
    A=pounds per bag
     
  4. Apr 10, 2010 at 11:11 AM
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    Depends how condensed the mulch is, but I'd guess about 35-40lbs per bag for some of the heavier stuff. Of course mattleegee is right for the lighter stuff.
     
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    Thanks for the estimates guys. I checked the bags and there was no weight listed (which is understandable, because so much of the weight was water weight from being stored outside). I'd say they averaged 35 pounds or so.
     
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    Was there ever any doubt?? lol :D
     
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  9. Apr 10, 2010 at 9:11 PM
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    I just wonder why someone would want to buy that many bags of mulch. It is much cheaper to just buy it by the yard.
     
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    Well we had originally intended to buy a couple yards, but the place we wanted to buy from was understaffed, so after waiting on an employee we headed to walmart to buy bags.
     
  11. Apr 10, 2010 at 10:00 PM
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    I was able to get 32 or 34 bags of mulch in my truck bed. It shows that I need beefier leaf spring packs. :laugh:

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    best deal in town. truckload of "fertile mulch" 27 dollars loaded in about 5 seconds.

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  13. Apr 11, 2010 at 5:31 AM
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    I haul plenty of mulch and you are much bette off buying by the yard. I suspect two yard is max due to space in the rear if they are giving you a full shovel or 1 1/2 to be safe. Not because of weight, because of space. I used to haul 1 1/2 in my Ranger and it was dragging azz, but it was okay. Next time wait in line. Better quality and get the double shredded, it looks sweet.
     
  14. Apr 11, 2010 at 7:17 AM
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    any idea how many cubic yards that was?
     
  15. Apr 11, 2010 at 7:19 AM
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    that's what I plan on doing next time. We need at least 7 or 8 more cubic yards, so that's definitely the way to do it.
     
  16. Apr 11, 2010 at 11:06 AM
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    If you are going to do that, I would suggest the first time tell them 1 1/2 yards and see how generous they are. If they are really generous then that might be the ticket. If they skimp a bit, then get two yards. Anything more than that, you would really need to add wood to the sides of your bed to allow more stack. The truck can handle the weight, but the space is the concern. Totally different story if you are hauling gravel. A lot heavier.
     
  17. Apr 11, 2010 at 11:24 AM
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    Thanks for the advice. I agree with you about bed depth - that's one of the frustrating things about the taco. A few more inches would make a big difference.
     
  18. Apr 11, 2010 at 11:41 AM
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    Did 1100 lbs of potting soil in 40# bags in my second gen last fall, combined with mom and I in the cab total payload was ~1400lbs. I have the TSB springs, the Taco took it like a champ...handling was fine, ride was fine, just a little slower starting and stopping is all.

    Fully loaded, I had about .75 inches between my frame and the bump stops. To me, this just proved the 100% necessity of the TSB springs.
     
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