Yeah I did one yard in two trips today and will tackle the 2nd tomorrow. Worked out because I didn't really factor in shoveling and wheel barrow time.Granite is DENSE. A quick Google search says a cubic yard of decomposed granite will be nearly 3000 lbs. You'd be nearly double the rated payload for the truck. You could tow that on a trailer easy, but the factory rear suspension would be completely overloaded with that much weight squarely over the rear axle.
If you can split it to two half-yard trips, you'd be right at capacity. But should be OK.
I decided to play it safe and split 1 yard up over two trips. Going for the 2nd tomorrow. Hitch is on my short list of must haves. Can't believe it's not standard on these trucks!Might be wise to rent a dump style trailer if you have a hitch instead of overloading your truck bed.
Trucks are so light in the rear that they tend to "bounce" around while empty. Adding a load smoothens it out and you can add different rear shocks if you don't like the feel while empty. Just remember that although it's opened up many projects for the two of you your truck-less friends are counting on this too.Oh and can't believe I'd didn't mention but the truck handled the 1/2 yard of granite with no problem! I'm new to pickups and the notion of a vehicle driving better with a load is so foreign to me. Everything felt like it was working to carry the load comfortably and under control. Loving how it's opened up so many projects for my wife and I!
Awesome! Mine must have been near payload. I didn't weigh it or anything before I left. I'm always so frazzled trying to get away from the loaders that I never remember to get photos.I hauled some stones 2 months ago. I did 2 trips with 1/2 yard each weighing 1200 lbs. I needed a full yard but it was 20 miles home so I made 2 trips. I put 36 lbs in the rear tires.
Look at the side of your tire. It will have the maximum tire pressure. If you're going to haul max. weight then I always inflate the tires to the max. pressure listed on the tire.If someone were to attempt this, what would be your recommendation on the pressure? not saying I would ever risk it. I would just like to know