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Old 12-15-2013, 03:34 PM
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7800 lbs of gravel

I hauled 7800 lbs of gravel in the bed of my truck Friday. Luckily I didn't screw anything up. What upgrades would you suggest before I do something stupid like that again?
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Old 12-15-2013, 03:44 PM
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Get a trailer?
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7800 lbs in the bed is hard for me to believe. That's basically hauling your truck in the bed. I hauled 4k in my 95 and that was too much.
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Not saying it didn't happen or couldn't be done, just hard to believe.
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I could see that maybe on a 10' flatbed with side boards, but where would you find the room to put that much gravel in a pickup bed?

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yea there is no way 7800 lbs of gravel even fit in the bed.
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Old 12-15-2013, 04:30 PM
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7,800# of gravel is not hard to believe. I scaled 5,000 # of coal on a long bed about 10 years ago gravel will be a lot heavier than coal.
A cubic yard of gravel average is 3,000# and a long bed truck will hold an average of 3 yards stacked a little high!
so no not impossible.
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Gravel can be heavy. Especially if the gravel had high moisture. However, the best upgrade would be to buy (or rent) a trailer. Or split the load into two trips.
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1 Yard of Gravel weighs approximately 1.2 Tons. 1/2 Ton-3/4 Ton Trucks can typically take 1/2 yard at a time

He had 3.9 tons =7800lbs =3.25 yards if My math is close = holy crap

oh and OP your a knuckle head it's not that if it fits or if you'll screw up your truck it's who you can kill cause you cant stop


I like the trailer plan ;-)

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