Dump trucks can usually carry about 10 to 14 cubic yards of dirt. To understand what a cubic yard looks like, it’s easiest to think of one as a block of material around 3 feet in length, height, and width.
How many tons of soil can a dump truck carry?
Transfer dump trucks typically haul between 26 and 27 short tons (23.6 and 24.5 t; 23.2 and 24.1 long tons) of aggregate per load, each truck is capable of 3–5 loads per day, generally speaking.
How many tons can a 10 yard dump truck hold?
A dump truck can hold anywhere from 13 to 25 tons of gravel, based on common sizes available for commercial use. Ten-wheelers are rated to reliably hold 13 tons, whereas the largest flat-bed trucks can contain 25 tons of gravel.
How far will a dump truck load of gravel go?
When it comes to gravel, an ideal average is about 3,000 lbs per yard. A dump truck (pickup truck sized) can carry 1 yard and three-axle dump truck can carry about 16.5 yards of gravel. Always make sure to check the truck owner’s manual for exact weight capacity.