View Full Version : spreading mulch

matthew horner
04-22-2004, 10:01 AM
In your opinion, is 2 yards per hour on the low or high side for a two man crew with wheelbarrows moving 50 feet?

I've got to price 30 yards, spread only.


04-22-2004, 05:58 PM
Whether or not you have some plantings to work around can make all the difference in the time required. Seems right on the money if you don't have a bunch of plants to work around though

04-22-2004, 06:12 PM
for a one man crew that sounds about right, 2 man crew should do about 3-3.5 i would expect, and thats saying from point A to B isnt too far from each other of course.

04-22-2004, 07:59 PM
there are alot of variables like the previous posts mention. we figure yard per man per hour under average circumstances.

matthew horner
04-22-2004, 09:03 PM
Yeah, I know, I just don't have an idea yet, been getting alot of these calls lately.

04-22-2004, 10:27 PM
Today, 2 people did 3 yards in 70 minutes, moving it 100' and up a 2' retaining wall, but it wasnt around many plants. So 3 per hour for a 2 man crew is a good estimate.

matthew horner
04-22-2004, 10:52 PM
hey thanks thats what I was looking for.