View Full Version : Large mulch orders.

04-11-2002, 11:45 PM
I recentle bid on a small shopping center, which I estimate to need about 90 yards of mulch. I was wondering what options some of you could suggest for efficiently getting that amount of mulch spread. Before somebody suggests it, I already have an estimate to sub it to some other outfit with an Express Blower, and having it delivered to the site.

I have a regular pickup, and can haul 6 yards in my trailer, but am looking at renting a dump body Isuzu NPR. I'm just trying to find an efficient way to do this. I have stayed away from large jobs like this in the past, but I get calls like this one or two times a week. That could be some serious coin, plus I could get all my other regular jobs done quicker also.


04-11-2002, 11:52 PM
the express blower guy here is $36 yd for double shredded hardwood blown it. we charge $55 delivered and installed

04-12-2002, 12:24 AM
F350, where abouts in MI are you? What county? I didn't know of anyone with an express blower.

04-12-2002, 10:18 AM
ground efx in macomb township. ( 22-card road )

McNeal Lawn
04-12-2002, 10:56 AM
I did a large mulch job (70 yards) by ordering a tractor trailor load, and renting a tractor with a front end loader. Mulch was delivered for $14.00 a yard, and tractor was $200.00. I can only move 6 yards of mulch at a time with truck and trailor. So the way I did the job worked to be much easier, I did not spend time picking up mulch. I did some pricing of blown mulch for a job earlier this year, Walthop recycling qouted a price of $35.00 a yard.

04-12-2002, 03:18 PM
I was shopping around on the net and found this machine Mulch tender (http://www.easternfarmmachinery.com/scripts/catalog.pl?F=H&K=Catalog%3ATurf%20%26%20Landscape%3AMulch%20Tender&V=Brief&R=H%2FCatalog%3ATurf%20%26%20Landscape%3AMulch%20Tender&ID=06151049342091124204) if you have more money then you know what to do with (a common problem in our business) buy one;)

04-12-2002, 06:19 PM
I am with McNeal here. Call up a mulch supplier. You don't want a middle man here, you want to deal with the people who actually make the stuff. They will send out a semi full of mulch for only a few dollars more per yard. Bring over either a skid steer loader, big backhoe, or an articulated loader. Have the semi dump the pile in a somewhat central location, which is still out of the way of traffic. You stay in the machine and move the mulch around from garden to garden and just let a few day laborers move it around in the gardens.

04-12-2002, 08:34 PM
Anderson's in Prince George County I think its outside of Hopewell will bring a tractor trailer load to you for around 13.00-14.00 a yd.

Lawn Man 5
04-21-2002, 10:21 PM
Originally posted by hardscaper
I was shopping around on the net and found this machine Mulch tender (http://www.easternfarmmachinery.com/scripts/catalog.pl?F=H&K=Catalog%3ATurf%20%26%20Landscape%3AMulch%20Tender&V=Brief&R=H%2FCatalog%3ATurf%20%26%20Landscape%3AMulch%20Tender&ID=06151049342091124204) if you have more money then you know what to do with (a common problem in our business) buy one;)

Here is another one I found mulchmule.com Take a look at some of those features it has.

04-22-2002, 01:01 AM
There are many mulch producers in the region that will deliver a trailer-load of bulk mulch. If this center has lots of small beds over a large area, consider using bag mulch. It costs a little more but you can move a pallet of it (5 cu yds) at a time. E-mail me if you are having difficulty locating either type of mulch.

04-22-2002, 01:07 AM
sell them some pine needles

David Gretzmier
04-24-2002, 01:04 AM
we have had it delivered to sites as well. we use the yukon jackbucket on a dingo , sort of a really big mulch fork. it moves a 1/2 yard at a time. they have one for a skid steer thatll move a yard or more. Dav eg