View Full Version : Moving yard of mulch how long....

04-28-2008, 06:57 PM
How long does it take to move a yard of mulch with one guy on skid and one spreading. I have 15 yards of mulch to spread and need to get it done. Or would you just wheelbarrow it....

04-28-2008, 07:40 PM
Depends how far it needs to go. Also would the skid damage turf that would need repairs? Otherwise you could be out of there in 2 hours tops with the skid, or about 5 by hand.

04-28-2008, 07:45 PM
You could use the skid to load the wheelbarrows. We always figure 1 hr per guy to haul and spread by hand. It is usually less than this, but just a guide. With a skidloader probably a few hrs.

04-28-2008, 08:02 PM
w/ a skid loading and about 6 guys we normally can spread 100yds in 4.5-5 hours

04-28-2008, 08:54 PM
I have a small tractor/loader. With 1 guy spreading, and the pile between 150 and 250 feet from the beds. We did 12 yrds in 1 1/2 hrs.

04-28-2008, 10:35 PM
I am thinking about renting a track skid. To do it. The pile will be directly in front of the beds. So Scoop then straight forward no swiveling and then straight back. But just a little worried about the compaction. Any one have problems the yard is not hard but also isn't wet.

04-28-2008, 10:54 PM
I would not rent for that small of a job. You should be done by 12. Usually we just use the dingo to load wheelbarrows.

04-28-2008, 11:13 PM
Well it wouldn't be for just that... i have a lot of work that i could use it for here at home and it isn't but 197 plus tax for 8 hours.

04-28-2008, 11:15 PM
How bad does that bite into your profit? If turn/pivot on the grass.. you can kiss it goodbye. Don't mini skids go for $100-$150?

04-28-2008, 11:32 PM
I charge my customers $45 hr and only ballpark the mulch at 2yds an hr.It seems to work out OK for me.I use a manure or grain shovel and dual wheel 8cu yd wheelbarrows.It seems to move along good that way.