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Hi Guys
new at biding sod
the yard is trashed and has river rock every where
i wiil have to get a skid loaderto remove the old dirt
and put new top soil in
i have a gmc with a 8ft bed

how do i calulate how many yards i can carry in it
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Hi Guys
new at biding sod or seed
the yard is trashed and has river rock every where
i will have to get a skid loader-to remove the old dirt
and put new top soil in
i have a gmc with a 8ft bed

how do i calculate how many yards i can carry in it

i have attached a drawing of some what what it looks like
did i figure it right on sq foot part ??

this a a rental property and the owners want to fix it up
any i deas would be grate
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Did you check your truck's gross vehicle weight rating?

How much is the dirt you want to haul per cubic yard? 1,500lbs? more or less?
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its a 3/4 ton truck and its 7200 gvw

i would like to haul asa much as i can

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Ya, it depends on your vehicles payload...with a 3/4 ton and an 8 ft bed, you can probably only carry 2 yards at a time, since I think most 8 ft beds are 2 yards in volume.

It's probably cheaper to rent a bin or hire a dump truck, depending on how much you want to remove. It's usually a lot easier than making tons of runs to the dump on your own.
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Let us know how that works out and how much you decide to carry per truckload.
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