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Tracik801
04-26-2007, 12:31 PM
Hello - I am a co-owner in an all female landscaping company. I am contemplating purchasing a Mulch Mule. Any thoughts, suggestions, what are the benefits?

The mayor
04-26-2007, 01:36 PM
I was looking into the mulch mule....at $49000.00 that turned me away.

Tracik801
04-26-2007, 02:43 PM
Is there anything else out there like it that doesn't cost as much? From what I have seen the cost pays for itself?

Lawn Tek
04-26-2007, 06:23 PM
still got to wheel barrow it . get a finn bark blower

ChadsLawn
04-26-2007, 06:28 PM
Thats a hell of a down payment on a nice house...

Poncho25
04-26-2007, 07:09 PM
Well if you do ALOT of mulch jobs and can justify making such a big purchase, then yeah it will pay for itself pretty quickly. I would love to get something like this but on a smaller scale, wish they made one that held like 10 yards at most, just something to make life easier for us smaller guys and make more profit based on time.

Tracik801
04-26-2007, 08:14 PM
I was looking at the mini mule, it's about 36000 and does 15 yards.

BMFD92
04-27-2007, 10:50 PM
the mulch mule online says that its a greater investment and lower cost then a mulch blower. IMO I would take a Finn mulch blower any day instead of one of those.

chris638
04-28-2007, 02:13 PM
Mulch mules are more expensive than Finn Bark Blowers. We have a trailer mounted bark blower. Three guys can easily lay about 60 yds. of mulch in one days time. I wouldn't even consider a mule since we got the blower.

Tracik801
04-28-2007, 05:51 PM
From what I have heard and read the Finn Blower requires a lot more maintenance? Is that not true?

AintNoFun
04-28-2007, 06:09 PM
for 49k you could buy a nice used skidsteer, dingo and a concrete buggy or two and would blow away that mulch mule!

J Hisch
04-28-2007, 11:39 PM
You would have to do a lot of mulching to justify it. I would call people who actually own one to get their opinions.

mcwlandscaping
04-28-2007, 11:57 PM
Anything is going to require maintenance......the finn blower seems to be a better choice..like others have said, $49k for something that loads a wheelbarrow or dumps a pile of mulch somewhere is rediculous, you could get a used dump truck with coal chutes on the back, used skid steer and A LOT of wheelbarrows for that price. and would probably be a better investment.

topsites
04-29-2007, 12:14 AM
Oh hey for $49k I'll be your mulch mule for exactly 2000 cubic yards of mulch, with no interval maintenance you can think of it as a lease :laugh:

Tracik801
05-01-2007, 10:13 AM
I have yet to hear from someone who actually owns a Mulch Mule and their opinion. Any takers?

fiveoboy01
05-01-2007, 09:37 PM
I don't see the point in spending 50K on something like that.

It's an oversized trailer that dumps the mulch into your wheelbarrow, which you still have to wheel to the bed.

Finn's blower would be much more productive IMO.

DLCS
05-01-2007, 09:46 PM
Looks to be about the same as a silage wagon. Bark blower would be more productive.

d&rlawncare
05-01-2007, 10:04 PM
http://southjersey.craigslist.org/grd/316699971.html

hers one on craiglist for $5500.00

Lynden-Jeff
05-01-2007, 10:35 PM
for 49k you could buy a nice used skidsteer, dingo and a concrete buggy or two and would blow away that mulch mule!

You could get a real nice bobby for that price that would move tons of mulch lol.

Cheers
Jeff