100 yards of mulch too big for my small business in cincinnati

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by americanpropertymaint., Jul 7, 2010.

  1. americanpropertymaint.

    americanpropertymaint. LawnSite Member
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    I have a job that requires near 100 yards of mulch. I do not think my equipment alone could handle this. could I make money by contracting this out still? and how much would some of you guys spread 100 yards of mulch for?
     
  2. Cutter1

    Cutter1 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    call someone who can blow it for you. Ask what they charge, put some on it for you.
     
  3. americanpropertymaint.

    americanpropertymaint. LawnSite Member
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    thanks, for a pittsburgh guy your alright
     
  4. NEW CITY LAWN CARE LLC

    NEW CITY LAWN CARE LLC LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,268

    Yeah, after you figure labor & materials, I always call my local bark blower company, they can actually do it cheaper than I can, plus It saves everyone's backs...
     
  5. Glenn Lawn Care

    Glenn Lawn Care LawnSite Silver Member
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    Hell get it delivered and wheel borrow it. I would love a job that size!!!
     
  6. Hell on Blades

    Hell on Blades LawnSite Senior Member
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    Call me -- we might be able to work it out on a sub basis.
     
  7. JNyz

    JNyz LawnSite Bronze Member
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    $10,000 and do it yourself. That job is a money maker. Take your time and do it right.
     
  8. JBlawn

    JBlawn LawnSite Member
    from ohio
    Posts: 196

    Hey pm me if you want to talk figures about subbing it out. Im in the montgomery, indian hill area.
     
  9. RedSox4Life

    RedSox4Life LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Mass
    Posts: 1,426

    100 yds sounds like a lot to do by hand, but when you break it down really isn't that bad. If the average is 1 yd per man per hour, then 4 guys should be able to do it in 3 days.
    I've done 55 yds in less than 2 days with a 3 man crew. With wheelbarrels, pitchforks and rakes only.
     
  10. Glenn Lawn Care

    Glenn Lawn Care LawnSite Silver Member
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    A few years ago we did 70 yards in 8 hours but we had a turf machine and a bobcat and 4 guys.
     

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