What’s a full trailer of pallet grass weigh?

Discussion in 'Flatbed Trucking Forum' started by Guillermo S, Aug 29, 2021.

  1. Guillermo S

    Guillermo S Bobtail Member

    Aug 29, 2021
    So I’m debating on buying a single axle truck to work in Texas only but not to sure if it can carry the weight of a fully loaded 53 foot trailer of pallet grass(sod) what ever you call it.Thanks.
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  3. beastr123

    beastr123 Road Train Member

    Jan 2, 2014
    Moose Jaw SK CAN
    Sod is heavy.
    You will be at a distinct disadvantage with only a single axle tractor hauling a load of sod in a van.
    A single axle tractor with a 28ft tandem flatbed trailer and a Moffet style forklift is a great way to do local/regional deliveries and can be profitable with the right contract in place. Most residential deliveries are less than 4 pallets and therefore you could put 2 or 3 deliveries on a short trailer at one time. A flip-over tarp like the rolloff trucks use can make covering quick and easy.
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  4. cke

    cke Road Train Member

    Aug 4, 2013
    Colfax Wi
    Sod is heavy. Easy to gross out.
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  5. Espressolane

    Espressolane Road Train Member

    Nov 21, 2009
    Just south of the north 40
    You would probably do better to have a 3 axle tractor. Sod is heavy.
    Last edited: Aug 29, 2021
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  6. '88K100

    '88K100 Heavy Load Member

    Aug 23, 2020
    Single axle won’t be suitable. I hauled sod out of Minnesota to Ontario long ago and was always max gross with a 45’ flatbed and tandem tractor. Get caught in rain and the sod sucks up more weight as the screen tarp is a sieve
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  7. kylefitzy

    kylefitzy Road Train Member

    Aug 12, 2007
    Kansas city,Mo
    Best part about hauling sod? You save so much money on straps. You only need like 3 straps for the whole load! At least that’s what a lot of guys do, have no idea how they get away with it though.
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  8. Dadetrucking305

    Dadetrucking305 Medium Load Member

    From what I remember it’s like 3,000lbs.
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