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americanpropertymaint.
07-07-2010, 09:05 PM
I have a job that requires near 100 yards of mulch. I do not think my equipment alone could handle this. could I make money by contracting this out still? and how much would some of you guys spread 100 yards of mulch for?

Cutter1
07-07-2010, 09:26 PM
call someone who can blow it for you. Ask what they charge, put some on it for you.

americanpropertymaint.
07-07-2010, 09:32 PM
thanks, for a pittsburgh guy your alright

NEW CITY LAWN CARE LLC
07-07-2010, 09:44 PM
Yeah, after you figure labor & materials, I always call my local bark blower company, they can actually do it cheaper than I can, plus It saves everyone's backs...

Glenn Lawn Care
07-07-2010, 11:07 PM
Hell get it delivered and wheel borrow it. I would love a job that size!!!

Hell on Blades
07-08-2010, 12:29 AM
Call me -- we might be able to work it out on a sub basis.

JNyz
07-14-2010, 08:54 PM
$10,000 and do it yourself. That job is a money maker. Take your time and do it right.

JBlawn
07-14-2010, 09:04 PM
Hey pm me if you want to talk figures about subbing it out. Im in the montgomery, indian hill area.

RedSox4Life
07-14-2010, 09:16 PM
100 yds [I]sounds[I] like a lot to do by hand, but when you break it down really isn't that bad. If the average is 1 yd per man per hour, then 4 guys should be able to do it in 3 days.
I've done 55 yds in less than 2 days with a 3 man crew. With wheelbarrels, pitchforks and rakes only.

Glenn Lawn Care
07-14-2010, 11:30 PM
A few years ago we did 70 yards in 8 hours but we had a turf machine and a bobcat and 4 guys.

Fordsuvparts
07-14-2010, 11:36 PM
Give me some info I am interested if you still need someone in the area. I have the crew and equipment to handle this job no problem, and you could still make some money.
Pm me

preciselawnky
07-15-2010, 06:03 PM
charge $10000 sub it to me for $8000 and sit back and make $2000 :dancing:

Cutter1
07-16-2010, 02:20 PM
still hate the Bengals. :)

preciselawnky
07-16-2010, 03:41 PM
still hate the Bengals. :)

ben roethlisburger looks like will ferrel :laugh:

Cutter1
07-18-2010, 09:47 AM
what does he look like with the two super bowl rings on??

NarNar
07-19-2010, 08:51 PM
100 yards is a pretty large project. I would sub it out and add a little for yourself. It's pretty difficult if you don't have the right equipment.

MileHigh
07-19-2010, 09:36 PM
it's "wheelbarrow" everyone.:clapping:

Big Bad Bob
07-19-2010, 10:12 PM
I have a job that requires near 100 yards of mulch. I do not think my equipment alone could handle this. could I make money by contracting this out still? and how much would some of you guys spread 100 yards of mulch for?

Did you do the job yet? If you have a good rental place nearby, you might see about renting a mulch blower. Do it for the ten thousand and do it with 3 guys in a day and a half.

Cutter1
07-21-2010, 09:35 AM
most finn dealers rent blowers out.

LawnmastersMikejr
07-22-2010, 03:50 PM
I'd be more than happy to help you out. I'm near Kings Island and we have the manpower and equipment to do a job that size.

NarNar
07-23-2010, 06:57 PM
100 yds [I]sounds[I] like a lot to do by hand, but when you break it down really isn't that bad. If the average is 1 yd per man per hour, then 4 guys should be able to do it in 3 days.
I've done 55 yds in less than 2 days with a 3 man crew. With wheelbarrels, pitchforks and rakes only.

This is impressive!

NarNar
07-23-2010, 07:00 PM
ben roethlisburger looks like will ferrel :laugh:

1. Before or after the motor cyle accident :)

2. Before or after violating that girl in a night club :)

3. Before or after the NFL suspension..:)

4. Or all of the above.


It's 4: After the motorcycle accident, before violating the girl in a night club and during his suspension. Ha haa

Barefoot James
07-23-2010, 07:05 PM
Finn is in your backyard - they have several blower companies that will charge about $55 per yard for the mulch and to apply it. Charge the client some markup ($65 to $70 per yard) and you have it done.

Or you could use a front end scoop like on a ventrac or dingo and have it dumped in several locations and with a driver (ventrac) and 4 others you could knock this out in 10 hours. Dingo or other stuff that does not let the driver ride will slow it down. We do 40 to 60 yard jobs all the time with a ventrac/me and two guys in 7 to 10 hours. All the others have to do is rake/spread. The ventrac makes this simple.

They guy who says 10K is way off the mark.:confused:

honeydopm
07-24-2010, 12:36 PM
what does he look like with the two super bowl rings on??

A rapist!!!

hackitdown
07-24-2010, 02:46 PM
You can do this.

Have the mulch delivered by the supplier. Rent a Bobcat or kubota, hire 4 guys for a day, buy four 10 cu/ft wheelbarrows (double wheeled) and 4 rakes. You run the bobcat, use it to load the wheelbarrows. Have the 4 men run the loads around to the beds. That mulch will be in the beds in a couple of hours. Raking will take a while.

Bobcat rental: $250
4 wheelbarrows $600
4 rakes $60
4 guys $400

Total on equipment and labor is $1310. If the mulch costs you $3,000, then total costs are $4310. Even if you charge only $6000 for the job, you will make $1700 in a day, plus you own 4 nice wheelbarrows.

aznsquirel
07-24-2010, 04:14 PM
You should be able to get the mulch delivered to you pretty cheap. I know if I ordered that much they would knock it down to $15/yard delivered to me. So that would be $1500. then you could hire 10 guys and pay them 100 for the day another $1000. Like people are saying if you charge them $5000 or $6000 you'd be making $2500 to $3500!!! I would knock it down to $50/yard depending on how far apart you have the spread the mulch, etc.

procut
07-24-2010, 10:00 PM
Ten grand, ROFLMFAO, you guys crack me up. DEPENDING on conditions, that jobs maybe $4,500. Keep dreaming.

keepoffthegrass
07-24-2010, 11:52 PM
I just did 40 yards of died red for a big hotel. I charger $60/yard, my cost was 35 delivered. With compact tractor and 3 of us it took 6 hours. $2400

g21
07-25-2010, 01:18 AM
Hackitdown gave you pretty good advice and his numbers were pretty accurate. We have a job (BJ's Wholesale Club) that takes 100 yds. We send a Bobcat, and 4 guys there for the day and a driver for the machine. The mulch gets delivered to the site. We knock it out in a day. The machine can pretty much dump mulch into most of the beds so we have little wheelbarrow work. Just a lot of spreading and cleanup. If the machine can't access all of the beds and you have more handwork, you may need 5 or 6 guys.

We always make good money for the day. But in many cases, I do recommend subbing it out and just make 4-5 hundred on the job without touching it. You just have to determine if you have the staff, know the wholesale suppliers and have the skills to do the job well, safely and on time.

hackitdown
07-25-2010, 11:31 AM
Ten grand, ROFLMFAO, you guys crack me up. DEPENDING on conditions, that jobs maybe $4,500. Keep dreaming.

Who said ten grand?

Around here, $75/yd installed is a competitive price. For a 100 cu/yd job, it would get more competitive, maybe $60 from a lowballer. So that would be $6K.

procut
07-25-2010, 07:31 PM
Who said ten grand?

Around here, $75/yd installed is a competitive price. For a 100 cu/yd job, it would get more competitive, maybe $60 from a lowballer. So that would be $6K.

These guys.

$10,000 and do it yourself. That job is a money maker. Take your time and do it right.

charge $10000 sub it to me for $8000 and sit back and make $2000 :dancing:

shooterm
07-25-2010, 11:01 PM
Honestly some of the guys at the Labor Ready and other temp agency will work there butts of if you work along side them and give them a carrot.

integrityman
07-25-2010, 11:09 PM
Hell get it delivered and wheel borrow it. I would love a job that size!!!

Yup get it delivered. Go rent a small kubota or john deere with a front end loader. Hire a couple temps to spread it. Then get hussling!!!!