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HOLLYWOOD6973
07-23-2004, 12:13 AM
FINN BARK BLOWER MODLE AEM-20

Can any one tell me about it. It wasn't on there web site . Is it any good ? how mulch per hour?

thanks

Groundcover Solutions
07-23-2004, 05:21 PM
Is that a truck mount unit or trailer? Mulch per hour depends on the conditions you are in. It varys extremly!

HOLLYWOOD6973
07-23-2004, 10:13 PM
THIS THING IS BUILT ON A SINGLE AXEL TRAILER . IVE NEVER SEEN IT BEFORE . it's NOT LIKE THE 302

Groundcover Solutions
07-23-2004, 10:28 PM
A bunch of Questions.
1. What year is it
2. How much mulch dose it hold
3. What is your target market. IE your own personal work, or for other contractors.
4. How much is this unit.
5. Can't think of any more right now but it will come.

Mike Fronczak
08-05-2004, 05:28 PM
Be careful about buying mulch blowers. Recently I have seen several bids come through specifically stating, no blown in mulch.

Groundcover Solutions
08-06-2004, 09:35 AM
The reason that these type of bids come in are because the blower companies are not taking there time and doing a good quality job. We pride ourselfs on giving the best quiality job, down to the last little aspect. We clean off all surfaces, clean off branches from pine trees and such, and clean out all the plantings in the beds. We also like to create a nice edge when landscape edging is not in place. As long as you take pride in your work and don't work so fast that you not doing a good quality job then you will be fine. We had a large contractor tell us that one of there accounts did now want mulch blowing service any more and wanted all therer materials installed by hand. The account was for one of the nations largest home builders, they alwasy give this contractor a good amount of work. We said let us prove ourselfs and not base there desicion on the other companies downfalls. So we did and needless to say we just did all there work in our area as well as there HQ for michigan. No more complaints about mulch blowing.

Mike Fronczak
08-09-2004, 08:02 AM
You are absoulutly correct about "these"co.s. They did a site of ours, the mulch was laid in less than 1/2 " in many areas(bid was for 2-3"). That season we went through 2 sets of blades on our trimmers because there was so much residual mulch on the shrubs. I don't see that truck around any more. One of the large landscape co's owned it. They are definatly poieces of work though, earier this year they walked out of a bid on a 200+K maintance project because their was a 30% minority bid clause. Unfortunatly it seems, at least around here that when somthing new comes out, the scam artists get it first, make a $hitload of money off it, give it a bad rap, then sell it. That bad rap is hard to overcome.

Groundcover Solutions
08-10-2004, 12:42 AM
When landscape companies own these trucks they can eather do quite well or bomb. Tipicaly they don't do so well, the companies that do well are the ones with no ties to a landscape company and focuse all there energy into the pneumatic application biz. This way the are trying to do a good quility job all the time, so you get great work at a resonable price. We understand that when the coustomer is see the work we have done it is not on our heads but the heads of the landscape company that contracted us. So we make sure that our application is the best it can be and it makes the our clients look good. The other pluse to not being tied to a landscaping company is that other landscapers do not want to be paying there comp. to do work for them. Almost all the blower co's in my area are tied to a large landscape company. I hear all the time from people that they love working with us because they are not paying there comp.

Mike Fronczak
08-11-2004, 04:10 PM
They had done it undeer a different name. But it was pretty well known who it was. They did some topsoil/seed with it also, but I think the job wasmn't suited for what they were trying to do(sidewalk installed, they were trying to do lawn rehab, soil had to much air it & settled way to much).