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Looking into selling pine straw(delivered)

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by alamo707, Mar 9, 2011.

  1. alamo707

    alamo707 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 8

    Hi I'm new to the forum

    I have 12/ac of slash pine that have been fertilized and maintained. These trees produce a beautiful straw that has a nice color and a great shine. I have someone that can bail the straw and I can deliver. My question is how much would I expect to get per bail delivered? I would have 1,000-2,000 bails available. Any thoughts would be appreciated. Located in Middle GA
  2. alamo707

    alamo707 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 8

  3. john_incircuit

    john_incircuit LawnSite Senior Member
    from NC
    Posts: 309

    We pay $3.50 per bale at the wholeseller
  4. alamo707

    alamo707 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 8

    I would be happy with that for sure.
  5. AuburnHort2005

    AuburnHort2005 LawnSite Member
    from Georgia
    Posts: 147

    Do you have any long leaf? I haven't used slash or loblolly in years. What part of Middle GA are you in?
  6. alamo707

    alamo707 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 8

    I only have slash. Mostly what we have here is slash. Its the best looking slash you will find. I am located outside Alamo GA (30411). I dont see them raking loblolly much here. Thanks for the reply.
  7. Oakley

    Oakley LawnSite Member
    Posts: 8

    I pay $2.75/bail for slash delivered in Warner Robins, GA.
  8. alamo707

    alamo707 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 8

    I appreciate the info oakley. Maybe I will be able to find a contact and provide them with straw soon.
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  9. johnsonslawnmanagement

    johnsonslawnmanagement LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 909

    What equipment are you bailing with? I'm looking for a hand baler or a small mechanical bailer. Just curious , as I am starting a pinestraw business here in north ms.
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  10. russell s sharpe

    russell s sharpe LawnSite Member
    Posts: 2

    I am looking for a pine straw baler box(manual)where can I buy or find plans to build one,thanks Russell

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