If you are thinking about carrying mulch, you are in the right place. Because in this post you will discover exactly how many yards of mulch you can carry in your pickup truck.
This information can help you to plan your work day or just to know how many trips it will take you to transport a certain quantity of mulch.
Without further ado, here are the number of yards of mulch that different types of trucks can carry.
Calculating Average Pickup Cubic Yard Capacity
1. Ford pickup trucks mulch-carrying capacity
The number of yards of mulch that you can carry in your Ford pickup truck depends on the type of pickup model and the length of its truck bed.
With a Ford Ranger truck you can carry 1 yard of mulch if it has a 6-foot bed and 2 yards if it has a 7-foot bed. With the famous Ford F150, you can carry either 1, 2, or 3 yards of mulch if it has a 5-foot, 6-foot, or 8-foot bed respectively.
With a more powerful Ford F-250 or F-350, you can carry 2 yards of mulch if it has a 6-foot bed and 3 yards of mulch if it has an 8-foot bed.
Remember, you can always carry more mulch if you want by heaping it up. But you should only heap mulch on your Ford pickup truck if you are very confident that it can handle the extra weight.
2. Chevy pickup trucks mulch-carrying capacity
With a Chevy Silverado 1500 truck you can carry 1 yard of mulch if it has a 5-foot bed or 2 yards of mulch if it has a 7-foot bed. A Silverado 1500 truck with an 8-foot bed can carry 3 yards of mulch if they are heaped.
If you have a Chevy Silverado 2500 truck with a 5-foot bed, you can carry with it 1 yard of mulch. It if has a 6 or 7-foot bed, you can carry 2 yards of mulch with it.
You can carry 3 yards of mulch with a 6-foot or7-foot bed length Silverado 2500 if you heap the mulch because the truck is powerful enough to handle it.
You can carry 3 yards of mulch in an 8-foot bed 3500 without heaping the mulch. Smaller capacity
3. GMC pickup trucks mulch-carrying capacity
Just as is the case with the Chevy 1500 truck, you can only carry 1 yard of mulch with a 5-foot bed length Sierra 1500 truck. A 6-foot bed Sierra 1500 truck can carry2yards of mulch and an 8-foot bed one can carry.
The Sierra 2500 and Sierra 3500 pickup trucks with a 5-foot bed can on carry on yard of mulch. The same trucks with a 6-foot bed can carry 2 yards of mulch. With an 8-foot bed, the trucks can carry 3 yards of mulch when it I heaped.
The GMC Canyon pickup with a 5-foot bed can only carry 1 yard of mulch if it is heaped.
4. Nissan pickup trucks mulch-carrying capacity
Nissan has two popular truck models on the American market – the Nissan Titan and the Nissan Frontier. The Nissan Frontier is a compact truck.
It is available with a 4-foot bed and a 6-foot bed. The 4-foot bed version can only accommodate 1 heaped yard of mulch, while the 6-foot bed version can accommodate 2 yards of mulch.
As for the Titan, it comes with a 5-foot bed, a 6-foot bed, a 7-foot bed, and an 8-foot bed. The different size beds can accommodate 1 yard, 2 yards, 2 yards, and 3 yards of mulch respectively.
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5. Dodge RAM pickup trucks mulch-carrying capacity
Both the Dodge RAM 1500 and Dodge RAM 2500 models with a 5-foot bed carry only 1 yard of mulch. Six-foot bed versions of these trucks carry only two yards of mulch while 8-foot bed versions carry 3 yards of mulch when it is heaped.
Pickup Much FAQ
Will 2 cubic yards fit in a pickup truck?
Yes, it can if it is a powerful 6-foot or 8-foot bed length truck.
How many yards can fit in a pickup truck?
You can fit as many as 3 yards of mulch in any pickup truck with an 8-foot bed and a powerful engine.
How much is a truck bed full of mulch?
At a cost of $30 to $60 per yard, a truck bed full of mulch (3 yards of mulch) will cost between $90 and $180.
Mulch is important for landscaping, gardening, farming and various other uses. You can use any pickup truck to carry them along.
However, the quantity you will be able to carry will vary depending on the truck’s bed length and its model (engine power). Generally, a 5-foot or a 6-foot bed length pickup can only carry 1 yard of mulch, while an 8-foot bed length pickup can carry 3 yards of mulch.
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