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best way to move 30cy of woodchips

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by JRS Landscaping, May 24, 2008.

  1. JRS Landscaping

    JRS Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 817

    what the best way of doing it ? i was thinking a skid steer.. my father said to just get 3 people with wheelbarrows for 2 days. it is being spread out
  2. DoetschOutdoor

    DoetschOutdoor LawnSite Bronze Member
    from S. IL
    Posts: 1,818

    30 yards would not take 2 days with 3 guys...3 guys should be able to spread that amount in under a day. Granted it is alot of material to move by hand so a skid might be worth it.
  3. LawnScapers of Dayton

    LawnScapers of Dayton LawnSite Silver Member
    Male, from Dayton, OH
    Posts: 2,574

    depending on the distance covered.......3 guys should be able to knock that out in 5-7 hours......(2 yards / guy/ hour)

    If you use wheel barrows, it would be nice to have a mini skid at least to quickly load them......
  4. Isobel

    Isobel LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 548

    i use a skid steer for anything over 10 yards. definitely saves on labor at that point.
  5. Watson's Landscaping

    Watson's Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 268

    I just moved and spread 8 yds in 51/2hrs by myself out of the back of my pickup into my wheelbarrow. But let me tell you my a$$ is kicked Get to go back tomorrow to spread 2 yds of play sand and 2yds of slag.
  6. JRS Landscaping

    JRS Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 817

    i forgot to mention it is being dumped on the driveway. its about a 100ft run on level ground from there
  7. prizeprop

    prizeprop LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 820

    Are you talking root mulch or wood chips from a chipper? If from a chipper rent the skid steer, there a ***** to shovel or fork.
  8. procut

    procut LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,853

    I'd probably get a skid or compact tractor with a loader, you could probably rent one for $150.00 or so for the day.
  9. PlatinumLandCon

    PlatinumLandCon LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,315

    Can't be dumped closer? Skid could do some solid damage to the grass.
  10. JRS Landscaping

    JRS Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 817

    wood chips from a chipper

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