Stone weight will vary, of course, according to the type of stone. For example, a full pallet of Flagstone is around 2 tons (4000 lbs), but a pallet of Fieldstone weighs around 1,5 tons (3000 lbs),
Small amounts - Most cars can handle up to about 500 lbs. Just think of how many people the vehicle can accomodate (i.e. four) and average them at 200 lbs each. Be careful to consider distribution of that weight to both inside the vehicle and the rear cargo area.
Vans - Passenger vans would follow the same priciple as above. With good distribution you may be able to carry 800+ lbs. Cargo vans
are rated like pick-up trucks. that will determine how much you can carry.
Small and standard Pick-up Trucks - (F-150 or smaller) These trucks are rated at 1500 lbs (3/4 ton) OR less. Carrying more than that is not recommended.
Work trucks (F-250, 2500's, etc.) can handle 1-2 tons.
Heavy Duty pick-ups (3500 and up) can handle 3+ tons. Trailers come in a wide variety of size and payload. Single axle trailers
should not carry more than about 1500 lbs unless it has a heavy suspension. Double axle trailers can handle much more weight,
ATLANTA LANDSCAPE MATERIALS
typically Sand and Gravel weigh about 1500 pounds (3/4 of a ton) per scoop (1/2 cubic yard). One cubic yard (2 scoops) will weigh about 1.5 tons (3000 lbs.).
Soils typically weigh a little less, about 1000-1200 pounds per scoop.
Mulches weight even less, about 400-500 lbs per scoop.
A typical small truck (Ranger, S-10, Tacoma, Frontier, etc.) and standard pickup trucks (F-150, Silverado, Ram, etc.) have approximately a 1500 lb. payload. They should be able to handle one scoop of a heavy aggregate or 1.5-2 scoops of a soil mix. Depending on the length of the truck bed, these trucks should be able to hole 2-4 scoops of a mulch or compost.
Work trucks (F-250, 2500's, etc.) can handle three scoops of heavy aggregates (about 2.25 tons) Again, depending on bed size, they should be able to accommotate 4-5 schoops of mulch (more if it is covered in a tarp and secured).
Heavy Duty pick-ups (3500 and up) can handle 5 or more scoops of heavy aggregate depending on the exact payload of the vehicle).
Trailors come in a wide variety of size and payload. Figure that the smaller the axle the less capacity it will have. Trailers without leaf springs will typically only hand 1 scoop of soil or gravel. Mulch will depend on sidewalls for that trailer. Those with leaf springs will be able to handle 2 or more scoops depending on the exact payload limitations.
Double axle trailers can handle much more weight, 4 of more scoops.
PLEASE NOTE - all trailers should have a solid bottom so aggregates do not leak from the trailer when on the road. It is recommended that ALL loads be tarped and secured.
How Much Can You Carry?
AGGREGATES - Weight & Volume
PICK-UP TRUCK PAYLOADS - AGGREGATES
It is recommended that ALL loads be
tarped and secured!
PICK-UP TRUCK PAYLOADS - STONE
TIMBERS & CROSS TIES
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**Pallets can be shrink wrapped to prevent spillage.**