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Old 12-21-2012, 02:23 PM
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Mulch Blowers

I am interested in offering mulch blowing. Where can I find good equipment and information to add this service. Thanks
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Old 12-21-2012, 02:35 PM
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www.finnbarkblowers.com/

Finn is what a lot of guys around here use.
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Old 12-21-2012, 04:26 PM
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How much do they go for?
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Old 12-21-2012, 05:34 PM
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Old 12-21-2012, 06:11 PM
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Any sites that sell used equipment?
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Old 12-21-2012, 06:38 PM
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There was someone with a unit for sale on this site
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Old 12-22-2012, 10:54 AM
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http://hydroseedersforsale.com/Finn_...rs_ForSale.asp also check out machinery trader and just enter the manufacturer as finn
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Old 12-22-2012, 06:07 PM
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I considered a bark blower one year when I was doing about 300yds of mulch installed. Even the smallest new Finn blower is around $30k. I estimated I needed to do about 1000yds per year minimum to make the investment worth it.
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Old 12-29-2012, 04:09 PM
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I have a Finn BB605 for sale for 39k. Its in the equipment for sale listings.
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Finn 302 Bark Blower is the best on the market. As you know they are 50K plus new but can be bought used for under 20k easily. You need to know that a mulch blower isn't always the fastest or best way to apply mulch. If the mulch is really dry and you are blowing around a house the fine dust will get into the windows and all over. Also the start up and shut down time is pretty timely( pulling out the hoses & hooking up). So if the job is say 4 yards its not worth using the blower. Now a blower is amazing on large berms, commercial projects and highways islands etc. When buying used be sure to see what condition the hoes is in as the hoes can easily cost 8 dollar a foot to replace. There are also many wear parts that will need to be replaced on used one as well, but FINN is a GREAT company and you can easily get all the parts very quick. I have owned my 302 for about 7 year... id like to say I use it alot. But just like installing mulch by hand, spring time is crazy busy and late fall is pretty busy as well. But there is a lot of down time where the machine just sits. Some years it sits over 8 months of the year and we are a larger landscape firm. Its not like a skid steer that can be used almost 12 months of the year. Keep that in mind when you go to buy a specailty piece of equipment like that. I have about every specailty landscape equipment made so I know the ins/out and up and down of each one. Just don't want to spend money inless you really have the work for it. Id say you need to install a min of 1,000 yards a year to get the benifits of a blower. Again this is just my thoughts and ideas, coming from someone that actaully does mulch blowing. With a site like this you will get my different responses.
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