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Old 07-23-2013, 08:03 AM
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plans or ideas for a homemade mulch spreader

Hi everyone. Looking for ideas for a homemade mulch spreader. I can't justify the cost of the big commercial ones- I only do between 50-100 yds a season. that's being said, it would be pretty efficient and quick to only have to walk around with a hose to distribute mulch! Anyone have a mulch speader to tell me how it works, or anyone got any ideas on making one?
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Old 07-26-2013, 08:28 AM
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It wont ever work. Profit from 100 yards,... wont even pay for the hose you need (the blower motor on a finn is 10-$20,000). Dont forget, you need a loader too. Stick to the wheelbarrow.
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Old 07-26-2013, 08:49 AM
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It wont ever work. Profit from 100 yards,... wont even pay for the hose you need (the blower motor on a finn is 10-$20,000). Dont forget, you need a loader too. Stick to the wheelbarrow.
You can buy a whole machine for 10-15k if you look
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Old 07-26-2013, 11:13 AM
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You can buy a whole machine for 10-15k if you look
True whiffy. But a totes pos. I wouldnt touch it or try to make one. 50 to 100 yards a year is nothin. Rent one or temp help and wheelbarrow.
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Old 07-26-2013, 12:00 PM
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I bet a silage blower would work haha you just need a 100hp tractor to run it
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Old 07-26-2013, 12:52 PM
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True whiffy. But a totes pos. I wouldnt touch it or try to make one. 50 to 100 yards a year is nothin. Rent one or temp help and wheelbarrow.
No not a pos. they aren't that expensive to begin with.

You can always advertise blowing to other landscapers too
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