My son and I picked up a yard of mulch today and I can't believe how nice the ride was after it was loaded. It felt like a Cadillac. I drove it home because it was it's first run with a load. I might go for a yard and a half next trip. On an even more positive note, the guy at the mulch/gravel/rock yard offered my son a job since he drove up in a manual transmission and all of his equipment is a stickshift and he can't find any cheap labor that can drive it..