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Mulch blowing

Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by blowerman, May 9, 2011.

  1. blowerman

    blowerman LawnSite Member
    Posts: 68

  2. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 12,342

    <sarcasm on> I'd never spend that kind of money for a machine like that, I can do it way faster and better and cheaper with a wheelbarrow and shovel and....and........<sarcasm off>

    Almost the only way to do it. My way is better though, let my sub spend money on the trucks to blow it in. lol

    You've got an awesome operation b-man.
  3. PrimoSR

    PrimoSR LawnSite Member
    Posts: 42

    That's awesome, how much is a set up like that?
  4. blowerman

    blowerman LawnSite Member
    Posts: 68

    This year I stopped looking at mulch as "rain day" work. So far I've installed more mulch in 4 weeks than I did in 4 months last year. Oh, and the guys actually enjoy mulch jobs.
    As far as cost, the purchase price of a machine is only part of it.
    I'm loading with a Deere 344j, but the wheel loader was primarily for snow.
    The hose with couplers will cost you just under $1000 for a 50 ft. section.
  5. PrimoSR

    PrimoSR LawnSite Member
    Posts: 42

    Would have been nice last week, I installed 27 yards by myself.
  6. bobcat48

    bobcat48 LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,176

    Very nice,kool machine!
  7. nobagger

    nobagger LawnSite Gold Member
    from Pa
    Posts: 3,065

    They're great when they work!
  8. South Florida Lawns

    South Florida Lawns LawnSite Platinum Member
    from usa
    Posts: 4,785

    Put some High sides on that little dump and you can really haul some material. Those machines are nice for large commercials but for resi you would have to have some large properties and large amount to justify that thing. They are badass though and sure lay down material. Nice setup by the way!
  9. blowerman

    blowerman LawnSite Member
    Posts: 68

    Did you have one that didn't work?
    As far as I'm concerned, all machines will break down, need maintenance and require regular repairs.
    I'm very impressed with this machine.
    The truck had no sides because we were loading off a stock pile with the wheel loader. Now the truck has high side and we carry 8 yards on average unless the jobs needs more then I'll use another truck or bigger one.
  10. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 12,342

    Interesting comment, what is your experience?

    These units have been out for well over 10 years, so I would think the bugs would be out by now.

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