How much does 3/4" plywood weigh?
Have you ever wondered how much a sheet of 4×8 3/4″ plywood weights? I often find myself at the local Home Improvement store loading up material for the next project. Hoping that the tires don’t blow out.
If your just looking to see how much a 3/4″ 4×8 sheet of plywood weighs the answer is fairly straight forward. Roughly 60 lbs.
If you want to know some basic max loads per truck type ready on my friend. As they always say “Safety First”.
How many 3/4" sheet can I load in a truck?
There are many factors to consider before loading your truck. Not only how much weight you can carry but you will also have to consider what kind of engine your truck has. Do you have enough power to drive safely?
For this example we will base our numbers off standard weights
1/4 Ton Truck
A 1/4 Ton sounds like a large number BUT its really not. A 1/4 ton is roughly 500 lbs.
- Roughly 8 – 3/4″ 4×8 sheets (@ 60 lbs each = 480 lbs.)
1/2 Ton Truck
You will find that a 1/2 ton pickup truck is fairly standard for most. A 1/2 ton is roughly 1000 lbs. although the they range upwards of hauling close to 1800 lbs depending on make/model and features.
- Roughly 17 – 3/4″ 4×8 sheets (@ 60 lbs each = 1020 lbs.)
3/4 Ton Truck
A 3/4 ton truck is getting into some major hauling power. 3/4 ton is roughly 1500 lbs. of hauling power. When you’re packing this kind of truck your closing in to a capacity issue rather than a weight issue as I would estimate that you can fit roughly 33 3/4″ 4×8 sheets in the standard truck bed.
- Roughly 25 – 3/4″ 4×8 sheets (@ 60 lbs each = 1500 lbs.)
1 Ton Truck
Now we are talking! With a 1 ton truck you should not have an issue picking up lumber anytime soon. 1 ton is roughly 2000 lbs. You will notice that many contractors that are in the concrete business may be sporting a 1 ton pick up. As for lumber loads you will for sure run out of space first.
- Roughly 33 – 3/4″ 4×8 sheets (@ 60 lbs each = 1980 lbs.)
Hopefully this information has been helpful. Safe hauling!
I am a seasoned woodworker with many years’ experience creating custom furniture among other projects. In 2015 my family and I relocated from Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania to sunny Saint Johns, FL. It is here that I refined my skills into fine woodworking & home decor. I currently specialize in rustic home decor & furnishings. This has given me the opportunity to explore the creative side of woodworking to a different level.
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