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Old 04-16-2010, 11:00 AM
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Mulch Blower Rental

We purchased a towable Finn Mulch Blower to supplement our 20 yard mulch blower truck. I have some extra availability over the next several weeks and thought I would offer it to the lawn site community for rent. This machine is brand new and extremely reliable. A 2-3 man crew can average 12-18 yard an hour with this machine. Blower is located in Rhode Island

Rental includes:
-Brief instruction of proper operation
-Belt clip remote control for operator
-150 feet of discharge hose
-Pickup and delivery available

$585 a day. $2800 a week. PM or call 401-439-7470 for availability.



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Old 04-17-2010, 11:57 PM
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What did it cost you to buy it?
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Old 04-18-2010, 12:03 AM
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nice, ive always considered one, but we'd need to have a tractor or something there loading the darn thing.

3 man crew may now only take 1 man with the hose, but still 3 guys busy plus fuel now to do the same mulch, but faster...
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Old 04-18-2010, 12:26 AM
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Approximately 50K...

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nice, ive always considered one, but we'd need to have a tractor or something there loading the darn thing.

3 man crew may now only take 1 man with the hose, but still 3 guys busy plus fuel now to do the same mulch, but faster...
You have to have a lot of work to justify a mulch blower. We average 75+ yards a day out of our larger truck, that included travel time and trips back to the shop to reload. That truck runs 5-6 days a week with a three man crew. We would never get our mulch work done with out these machines!
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Old 04-19-2010, 08:43 PM
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Old 04-19-2010, 10:07 PM
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For those of you who have not used a bark blower, this is a phenomenal tool. Generally, we run one for a week or longer during our spring mulch installations and it is a huge help.

Ideally you should be able to run a two man crew without any issues; you may want to run more if you are considering having someone shovel into the blower from a dump truck . This finished product is amazing; flat and evenly distributed. It's definitely worth a try!

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Old 04-19-2010, 10:22 PM
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130 yards in 2 days for me last week. Its a three man operation, two on the hose one shoveling. mine was 43k. price i'm sure has gone up from three years ago.
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Old 04-19-2010, 10:25 PM
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can you post a picture of it with the hopper down? and can you tell me how many inches off the ground the hopper is?

im looking into renting one soon.
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Old 04-19-2010, 10:27 PM
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when you put the front down to shovel from the truck its about 5 feet off the ground. Maybe a little under that
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Old 04-19-2010, 10:28 PM
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We purchased a towable Finn Mulch Blower to supplement our 20 yard mulch blower truck. I have some extra availability over the next several weeks and thought I would offer it to the lawn site community for rent. This machine is brand new and extremely reliable. A 2-3 man crew can average 12-18 yard an hour with this machine. Blower is located in Rhode Island

Rental includes:
-Brief instruction of proper operation
-Belt clip remote control for operator
-150 feet of discharge hose
-Pickup and delivery available

$585 a day. $2800 a week. PM or call 401-439-7470 for availability.



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