75 yard mulch job-How to spread?

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by grassyfras, Feb 10, 2012.

  1. grassyfras

    grassyfras LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I have a commercial property I won the bid for and now have the biggest mulch I have ever done. I was originally planning on having 75 yards delivered to the property. I have two trucks, one has a dump bed that makes moving mulch much easier. I am planning on having a skid steer on site to fill up the dump truck and have two guys spread from that throughout the site. While the other two guys are spreading from the truck, another guy will spread mulch from the skid steer.

    I am wondering if a garden tractor with a dump trailer would be helpful for this site or a waste of time and money? The beds are mostly small and spread out.

    I got a quote for having the mulch blown in and that is an option.

    I'm thinking 4 men can do this within two days. The prep work such as edging, weeding, leaf removal will be done before so all we have to do is spread.

    Any advice?
     
  2. Landrus2

    Landrus2 LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Why the dump truck when he delivers have it spread out:waving:
     
  3. grassyfras

    grassyfras LawnSite Bronze Member
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    It's a 3/4 ton dump truck. I'm using it as a giant wheel barrow to get closer to beds.
     
  4. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
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    I think what jim is saying, why not have the mulch delivered in different spots throughout the property? Instead of having one giant 75yd pile of mulch.
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  5. Landrus2

    Landrus2 LawnSite Platinum Member
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  6. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
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    Stupid phone. I typed Joe. It changed it to Jim.
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  7. Lefet

    Lefet LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Glad I'm not the only one with one of those stupid phones!! :laugh:
     
  8. grassyfras

    grassyfras LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Joe

    Good idea I will be sure to try that if the property allows me to dump it in several different places.
     
  9. Pressedun

    Pressedun LawnSite Fanatic
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    Think you really have 2 options, have the delivery guy dump it in a few different spots or just have it blown in. Seems kinda tedious to have it dropped off then load it again and unload it from the truck.
     
  10. FLC2000

    FLC2000 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    If you can find a guy who can blow it in then do it. My guy charges about 50 a yard for the mulch and to blow it. I charge 80 a yard. Pretty good profit for doing next to nothing.
     

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