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Old 04-04-2006, 09:07 PM
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The short answer, yes.

The long answer, yes, it depends on the job. I have the New Holland TC35DA, a compact tractor, not a "Farm" tractor per sey.

So, if you have a sub-compact, or compact tractor, with turf tires or such, or like the new holland with Super Steer where the front axle does some of the turning, and if you are careful in your turns, not harsh, a tractor is better than a wheel barrow.

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Old 04-04-2006, 11:24 PM
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Tim are you running industrials or turfs. By the way turfs suck compared to R4's
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Old 04-04-2006, 11:33 PM
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Quit with the tractor and mulching threads.
get yourself a cheap trailor from TSC and adapt a set of atv or smaller lawn tractor tires for it add 4 tall side walls and you have a 4x8 mulch trailor that will float over even moist to wet lawns when pulled by a quad, and never leave a mark.
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Old 04-04-2006, 11:58 PM
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Quit with the tractor and mulching threads.
get yourself a cheap trailor from TSC and adapt a set of atv or smaller lawn tractor tires for it add 4 tall side walls and you have a 4x8 mulch trailor that will float over even moist to wet lawns when pulled by a quad, and never leave a mark.
Ah............... that would involve a shovel.
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Old 04-05-2006, 12:06 AM
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Ah............... that would involve a shovel.
No, it would involve a fork same as with a tractor. You dump out of the dump truck into the trailor and fork it into the beds. The only time you would be saving with a tractor is the dumping of the bucket, you still need to spread it around.
And while your slowly trying not to tear up the sod or waiting for it to dry I'm done with 1 job and on to the next
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Old 04-05-2006, 10:28 AM
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Right, but that still requires an extra man to scoop out of the cart. Additionally how do you get it to the customers house? Pull it down the road? Yeah right on ATV tires!!! Or how about going up a hill with 3 cubic yards in it? I assume you are pulling this? I still like my tractor way!
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Old 04-05-2006, 11:32 AM
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Right, but that still requires an extra man to scoop out of the cart. Additionally how do you get it to the customers house? Pull it down the road? Yeah right on ATV tires!!! Or how about going up a hill with 3 cubic yards in it? I assume you are pulling this? I still like my tractor way!
I load a dump truck up and the mulch trailor. I pull the quad and mulch trailor on to the big trailor since I don't need to bring a tractor. When I get to the property I'm already loaded with 3 yrds of muclh in the trailor thats hooked to the quad so as soon as I turn the key off I drove to the farthest spot I'm going to start spreading. The other guy is unhooking the trailor from the dunp after the first load is done I'm back and dumping from the truck into the mulch trailor. and I'm off again to repeat the process.

All the while your trying not to tear up a yd with a tractor

And I have to compact tractor to use to spread mulch, so when its easier and conditions are right I will use them
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Old 04-05-2006, 04:10 PM
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No, it would involve a fork same as with a tractor. You dump out of the dump truck into the trailor and fork it into the beds. The only time you would be saving with a tractor is the dumping of the bucket, you still need to spread it around.
And while your slowly trying not to tear up the sod or waiting for it to dry I'm done with 1 job and on to the next
Whatever trips your trigger....
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Whatever trips your trigger....

No, what ever makes $450-$500 an hour
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Old 04-05-2006, 07:01 PM
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I load a dump truck up and the mulch trailor. I pull the quad and mulch trailor on to the big trailor since I don't need to bring a tractor. When I get to the property I'm already loaded with 3 yrds of muclh in the trailor thats hooked to the quad so as soon as I turn the key off I drove to the farthest spot I'm going to start spreading. The other guy is unhooking the trailor from the dunp after the first load is done I'm back and dumping from the truck into the mulch trailor. and I'm off again to repeat the process.

All the while your trying not to tear up a yd with a tractor

And I have to compact tractor to use to spread mulch, so when its easier and conditions are right I will use them
Plus it allows you to buy an ATV and write it off!!
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