Should I worry about hauling 1 yard of decomposed granite

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Yeah I did some preliminary Googling and even called the landscape supply place. They said a yard would be fine but I had my doubts. Gonna be safe and stick to half a yard.
Better safe than sorry I always say.





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Hell, I see idiots overloading trucks all the time in Tucson.
Why not ask if you can split it into three trips?😷
 

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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.
 
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Be sure to place some sort of barrier at the tailgate. You do t want small stones getting stuck in the spaces.
I learned this the hard way with my first load of mulch. Still hear some in the bed everytime I open it. Drives me nuts. Thanks for the heads up!
 
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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.
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.

I'm dreaming up ways to find space for a small trailer. A little difficult in our current house but I'm working on it.
 
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Might be wise to rent a dump style trailer if you have a hitch instead of overloading your truck bed.
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!
 
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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!
 

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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!
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. 😜
 

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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.

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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.

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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'm debating a retractable bed cover but worried about using it to hauls big loads. Nice seeing yours in use as a truck with the bed cover.
 

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Around here the popo and the transport cops look for overloaded weekend gardening warriors.
Unsafe loads and unsafe vehicles cause a lot of accidents and they don't cut you any slack.
The truck can handle more than 1650 lbs under normal circumstances but you can't guarantee any kind of normal on a drive.
Probably hundreds of oh shit moments at any time to make your day go bad
 

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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
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.
 

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