bark blower productivity rate

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by TerraVenture, Feb 4, 2008.

  1. TerraVenture

    TerraVenture LawnSite Member
    Posts: 144

    What is everyone's opinion on the procuctivity rate of a FINN BB302 barkblower. How many yards per day with one skidsteer, one operator and one cleanup guy. The mulch is onsite just a few hundred feet from blower.
  2. paponte

    paponte LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,366

    Says right on their site 10yds per hour.

    SILVERSTREAK INC LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 295

    my buddy has one, he says he can do 80 yards in one day with that same machine, one person with the tractor feeding it and 2 out there blowing

    thats as long as the blower isnt PMS-ing as it often does
  4. kps2389

    kps2389 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 346

    The company I work for has a BB200 and with 2 guys loading it and one guy blowing we did 10 yds in about an hour. No matter what size blower you use it is a lot faster then a wheelbarrow.
  5. BMFD92

    BMFD92 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 698

    how much do those units cost?
  6. paponte

    paponte LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,366

    That unit is probably in the $30's. Could be more by now. Any of the smaller trailers used correctly will be able to handle 10yds per hour. As stated by another post, it's not unlikely to put out 80yds in a good 10hr day.

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