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RonB
02-28-2006, 09:57 PM
How many 2 cf bags are on a pallet? heck, and how many 3 cf bags too?

Thanks

ProMo
03-01-2006, 08:16 AM
The ones I buy are 5 yards

FLC
03-01-2006, 08:19 AM
Where I am at, there are 60 2 cu. ft. bags on a pallet. It takes 13.5 of these bags to make 1 yard of mulch. 1 pallet is about 4.5 yards of mulch.

SPLC
03-01-2006, 09:28 AM
Just did a small job in FL and there was 75 2 cu. ft. bags on the pallet., I think they just bumped it up from 70.

VnDrWLawnCare
03-02-2006, 01:01 AM
What are you guys paying for a yard of mulch in bulk??

Premium Hardwood Mulch?

Ugly Red mulch?

Cedar?

Around here a yard of premium hardwood is going for around $30.00. What would your mark up be to install one yard?? With NO bed preparation.

Just Curious

Eric

LwnmwrMan22
03-02-2006, 10:22 AM
What are you guys paying for a yard of mulch in bulk??

Premium Hardwood Mulch? $22 / yard

Ugly Red mulch? $25 / yard

Cedar? $34 / yard

Around here a yard of premium hardwood is going for around $30.00. What would your mark up be to install one yard?? With NO bed preparation. I've always just marked mine up to the next rounded off to the next $5 mark, meaning the hardwood is $25 / yard, the Red is $30, the Cedar is $35, then charged a delivery fee of $30 / load, whether it's one yard or 4, since I've got a dump trailer, 4 is all I can haul with the sides that I've got + labor for install.

Just Curious

Eric


I don't do much install of mulch, just the mowing customers I've got, about 5 accounts / year.

VnDrWLawnCare
03-03-2006, 12:14 AM
Thanks Lwnmwrman...

I thought buying bagged last year killed me, but as i investigate further it is only a little more per yard than bulk. And i have not even tried to negotiate a bagged price.

I imagine that over time using bulk you will really come out a little more each scoop compared to bagged.

I think for me to use bulk, i will need to get a great price... I did not realize bagged would be as easy as it was... and best of all NO CLEANUP

Eric