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troblandscape
05-07-2004, 10:02 PM
Here are some pics of a large mulch job we just finished here is a pile of 30 yards. Three guys with wheel barrows moved this pile in 2.5 hours. We got a nother pile dumped that was 25 yards about three hours later.

troblandscape
05-07-2004, 10:04 PM
This bed took 25 yards to mulch, it huge. This pics don't show how big it really is.

Fescue Farmer
05-07-2004, 10:29 PM
Aaaaaaaahhhhhhhh the contrast! Green fescue and midnight mulch! (Thats what we call black hardwood or hardwood bark mulch here in TN) I can here Alan Jackson singing : "....and it's midnight in Montgomery (county) :) !!!! I am originally from Westmoreland County in PA! Gotta love Penns woods - my folks are still there and I love to go home and visit - tons of Fescue & Blue grass ! The only bluegrass we have here is pickin' and grinnin' on the front porch with a little corn squeezin's!

Petr51488
05-08-2004, 01:42 AM
Very nice, is it possible for you to take a picture of the tool you used for the edging along the flower beds that make the grass look real sharp? I think i have one. Is it a half moon edger? Please post a picture if you can. Thanks!

lawnGUYnMD
05-08-2004, 02:36 AM
Very nice job there.

f5obsessor
05-08-2004, 12:51 PM
What do you pay a yard for that bulk load?

troblandscape
05-08-2004, 08:49 PM
20$ a yard, free delivery, I charge the customer 30 a yard just for the purchase.

bonerigo.1
05-08-2004, 11:48 PM
30 yards in 2.5 hours with 3 guys. Thats humpin it. We did 24 yards with 5 guys in just under 10 hours. 3 really hard working Mexican guys too. Liar.

Green Care
05-09-2004, 12:10 AM
What did you use a bed edger also the big 10 wheel barrows are good aren"t they.


Good Job looks good there.

mexiking
05-09-2004, 10:40 AM
yeah 30 yards with 3 guys on wheel barrel smells like bull heh

mdb landscaping
05-09-2004, 01:46 PM
im a little skeptical as well;)

promower
05-09-2004, 03:16 PM
I can believe it. The pile may not have been that far from the bed. Especially if you had a bobcat, one guy loading the the wheelbarrows and two guys hauling. It's possible, I'm sure he meant 2.5 hours per man, so a total of 7.5.

troblandscape
05-10-2004, 10:30 PM
Call it bull call me a liar, :cry: 3 guys with wheel barrows dumped and spread 55 yards of mulch in 10 hours, we did stop to eat lunch for 20 minutes , besides that we never took a break. BTW we used spades to edge the beds, we did that the day before.
Absolutly no b.s. in this thread.

youngdude
05-11-2004, 03:23 PM
3 guys for 55 yards of mulch in 10 hours, thats seems like another one of your lies.

troblandscape
05-11-2004, 04:07 PM
Originally posted by youngdude
3 guys for 55 yards of mulch in 10 hours, thats seems like another one of your lies.
listen dude, go change your oil on your home cheapo mtd lawn tractor... and then go and pass out your fliers that say "Lowest Prices" work your a** off and the go to Home Cheapo, to apply for a job pushing carts.....LOSER:rolleyes:

twins_lawn_care
05-11-2004, 05:11 PM
However long it took you, it looks very nice.
As an owner, I know it benefits you more to work hard, and a smooth working team can get a lot done with good organization.
I'd stand back from that job, and be proud.
What was your total bill for that job if you don't mind me asking?

I probably would have bid around $2200-$2400.

troblandscape
05-11-2004, 06:30 PM
Twins, thanks... as far as how much the job was, I don't think i am going to go there... I will probably be called a bigger liar. Its funny, you post some pics and people get an attitude.

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WeatherMan
05-11-2004, 06:45 PM
55 yards in 10 hours is possible with a 3 man crew. bustin azz but possible.

Just think it takes 1 man 30 Mins to spread 1 yard. So one man can spread 2 yards an hour ( This is the rate I require my employees to kept up with, they never do but I try) That would take 1 man 27 hours. Now add 2 more guys to the equation and it could be done in 9 hours. Not including edging and prep since he said he did that the day before.

By the way good job. Hope you made a bundle of green backs

Expert Lawns
05-12-2004, 04:09 PM
I spread 6 yards of mulch by myself....one shovel one wheelborrow in 2.5 hours. Most people say 1 yard per man per hour. I guess I just bust my hump a bit more.

lawnkid
05-14-2004, 03:19 PM
It is doable, like how weatherman explained it. If you have a skidsteer loading wheelbarrows or even just 3 big mulch shovels, it is very doable but really hauling ass.

oleo
05-15-2004, 12:25 AM
Why do you guys care anyway? Looks nice Trob. Way to GET ER' DONE!

SER
05-18-2004, 04:32 PM
Bonerigo1:
Did you pay them boy good money or did you do them a favor and pay them minimum wage?
SER

PORTER 05
03-15-2006, 11:56 AM
r u seroius....u would bid $2200, to $2400 for that job, duuuude its 55 yrds.....up here in MASS, that would JUST cover the mulch, tac on another $50 per yard, and you come to $5500, and that DOESNT cover delivery!!!!phhhhhhlitte low there buddy boy!:hammerhead:

daveintoledo
03-15-2006, 01:52 PM
that looks fantastic...


if you just did it, how its there so much green in the picture.....in Pa

jblawns123
03-15-2006, 02:04 PM
I have spread 42 yards on one job in a 10 hour day with 2 guys. One large area, working out of the back of the truck. Picking up 5 yards at a time, mulch supplier 10 minutes down the road. No weeding, no edging. And yes we cranked.:weightlifter:

Signature Landscaping1
03-15-2006, 02:13 PM
The mulching job looks fantastic, thats all i have to say.

G.M.Landscaping
03-15-2006, 02:44 PM
that looks fantastic...


if you just did it, how its there so much green in the picture.....in Pa
Look at the date... This thread is almost 2 years old also.:hammerhead:

DUG
03-15-2006, 02:51 PM
Beutiful job! i love the darker mulch over the pine bark i use.

daveintoledo
03-15-2006, 03:52 PM
still a breat looking job.... hahahha

TLS
03-15-2006, 03:59 PM
r u seroius....u would bid $2200, to $2400 for that job, duuuude its 55 yrds.....up here in MASS, that would JUST cover the mulch, tac on another $50 per yard, and you come to $5500, and that DOESNT cover delivery!!!!phhhhhhlitte low there buddy boy!:hammerhead:

I think YOUR prices are out of line.

Your talking $800-1000 delivered for that load of mulch.

The rest is labor.

How much WAS mulch in your area this time 2 years ago?

PORTER 05
03-15-2006, 04:09 PM
you got 55 yrds of dark mulch, here it is $29 wholesale, and $37 retail , so we buy it for $29, and sell it for.....$37....so at 55 yrds thats $2037...than we charge $50 to install 1 yrd of mulch, soooooo $50 x 55 = $2750, then theres a delivery charge....i can load about 5 yrds in my dump, and charge about $30 to deliver with-in 15 miles...so thats $385 for delivery, that comes out to $5172....that seems just right to me, ive never done a job this big....biggest weve done was 25 yrds, and we did that job for around $2400, so ya im allset wiht the attiude, and well my math seem,s right, thanks!:dancing:

TLS
03-15-2006, 04:22 PM
55 X $15-$18/yd = $800-$1000 Delivery on quantities of that size is usually free.

CutRight
03-15-2006, 04:26 PM
sounds like a bunch of old broads. good work.

MysticLandscape
03-15-2006, 04:44 PM
Mulch in MA is expensive it cost me $37 a yard and thats with the discount....

mulcahy mowing
03-15-2006, 05:03 PM
Mulch in MA is expensive it cost me $37 a yard and thats with the discount....
I hear you brother:dizzy:

TLS
03-15-2006, 05:05 PM
You start buying tractor trailer loads, and it's much cheaper.

zim bob the landscaper
03-15-2006, 05:05 PM
Mulch in MA is expensive it cost me $37 a yard and thats with the discount....
ya they are definatly cavicchio green house there wicked expensive tell me if you ever heard of them. www.cavicchio.com

Signature Landscaping1
03-15-2006, 05:14 PM
Im a little to lucky, I still work at a Nursery, and get my mulch for $29 per yrd.

cgland
03-15-2006, 05:26 PM
That's only 4 yards per man hour! If you can't move 4 yards in 1 hour into a bed that is wide open, there is something wrong.

Chris