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Old 03-26-2010, 12:03 PM   #1
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I need 7 1/2 yards of top soil and I'm not exactly sure how much I can carry per trip to the landscape supply. I've got the 2006 5.4 4x4 with the 8 foot bed.
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I need 7 1/2 yards of top soil and I'm not exactly sure how much I can carry per trip to the landscape supply. I've got the 2006 5.4 4x4 with the 8 foot bed.
for a reference quad axle dumps have a 14 CUYD box, and cary about 20 Ton.

that much I would have delivered.
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That would be ideal, but I don't want to pay 2 delivery charges. More specifically I need 4 yards of topsoil and 3 1/2 yards of peat. I was just going to play it safe and do 1000lbs at a time but I feel like it should be able to hold more than that.
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Of course it depends on moisture content, but an average cubic yard of top soil will be around 2400 lbs.

Already more that you can put in the 8' box on your F150. (2290 with the payload package)

So you're looking at 8 trips at least.

It would probably be a lot better just to have it delivered.

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Have it delivered. Your payload is probably around 1600lbs. That would take many trips back and forth.
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If I remember right I hauled 3 yards (one big loader scoop) of topsoil in a '93 S10 with a 6' bed. Yeah, the bumper was nearly on the ground but it was only a short distance. An F150 should be able handle more than that.
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Well i haul 2000 pounds of feed for cattle every week in my 2004 f150 with a 5.4 and have no problems with it. And I have had much heavier loads before
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apart from forums, your owners manual is great for references on towing and cargo weight capacities. There is a chart for all the different bed and truck sizes, to engine sizes and gearing
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