M35A2 Cargo, Dirt, Top Soil capacities?

Merc1973

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How many cu. yards of dirt (topsoil) can we safely transport in our Deuces? I need to work on the yard and get grass seed down this fall.
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Basically as long as it's not mud. You can load the deuce up with as much top soil as it can hold. The bed sides aren't very tall. So that would keep you from overloading it. I've hauled sand that way but I don't recall how many yards the loader dumped in the bed. Make sure you check your tire pressure before you load it.
 

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probably 6 if the loader operator is good. Makes a crest from 2 ft from the back to the front.
 

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6 cubic yards is what I remember from the last time I did this. I had troop seats.

In dirt, you'll run out of room before you run out of weight capacity.
 

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I need to this too. Would 2' side board's be too much? At first I was thinking 4' foot it was pointed out that would be a bit much :oops:.
 

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5 yards will put you boarderline on being over the GVWR for the truck . It all depends on how your state enforces overweight loads whether it is worth hauling more . Here in Michigan they figure it's worth a dollar a pound for over weight plus court costs.


  • Mulch
    : Weighs in at roughly up to 1,000 pounds per cubic yard, depending on the type and whether it’s wet or dry.
  • Soil: Weighs about 2,200 pounds per cubic yard, depending on the moisture content.
  • Sand, Gravel, Stone: Can tip the scales at upwards of 3,000 pounds per cubic yard.
 
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TM 9-2320-260-10 for among other things the M817 has a table in it that tells you how much a cubic yard of various potential dump truck load materials weights. Run the numbers and you will know how much to put in your vehicle.
 

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Basically as long as it's not mud. You can load the deuce up with as much top soil as it can hold. The bed sides aren't very tall. So that would keep you from overloading it. I've hauled sand that way but I don't recall how many yards the loader dumped in the bed. Make sure you check your tire pressure before you load it.

I want to thank you. I took the time to check my tire pressure. They averaged 20-30 psi aua. If your post didn't stick with me i may have just hit the road without checking, what a dummy i was. It took me more than 30 min to fill tires to 50 psi with little my pancake compressor. I take for granted how reliable these trucks are.
 
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