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Landscraper1
04-03-2012, 03:43 PM
Our mulch has just been delivered. Getting ready to start next week. Have any of you started yet?

Here is the Pine Bark Mulch:

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Getting the Finn ready:

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Checking over the S250:

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Tizzy
04-03-2012, 03:55 PM
havent started mulch yet but currently bidding a 77yd red cedar mulch removal and install. gonna be a BEAR!!!!! everything looks good though

jrs.landscaping
04-03-2012, 09:38 PM
How do you like using the blower? We have around 300+ yards to put out this year and have heard mixed reviews. We currently spread with two machines and two people raking per machine. Does the blower reduce costs?

Landscraper1
04-04-2012, 08:37 AM
How do you like using the blower? We have around 300+ yards to put out this year and have heard mixed reviews. We currently spread with two machines and two people raking per machine. Does the blower reduce costs?

I never really made good profits on spreading mulch, until purchasing this Finn. It spreads quickly and looks better than raking. It also reduces the amount of mulch you spread. If a job took 50 yards by rake, we would do it with 42 yards and pocket the 8 yds.

I will warn you that it's an expensive machine. Not worth buying unless you are doing over 1000 yds a year.

nobagger
04-04-2012, 08:46 AM
I never really made good profits on spreading mulch, until purchasing this Finn. It spreads quickly and looks better than raking. It also reduces the amount of mulch you spread. If a job took 50 yards by rake, we would do it with 42 yards and pocket the 8 yds.

I will warn you that it's an expensive machine. Not worth buying unless you are doing over 1000 yds a year.

I agree, we tried one at a set of condos and when it ran it was great but ended up spreading about 40 yards by hand. I was quoted around 40k for one a few years ago. Even expensive to rent! We'll do about 300-400 yard this year, started last week.

Landscraper1
04-07-2012, 12:34 PM
I agree, we tried one at a set of condos and when it ran it was great but ended up spreading about 40 yards by hand. I was quoted around 40k for one a few years ago. Even expensive to rent! We'll do about 300-400 yard this year, started last week.

Price increased by about $5K, now.