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Mulch mcahine

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by JGroverCU, Dec 10, 2006.

  1. JGroverCU

    JGroverCU LawnSite Member
    Posts: 25

    I am thinking about getting into the much business, Can any of you tell me what the machines that make mulch are called. I would like to find out some pricing and all. I also want to get some of your expertise on where the wood comes from that is used for mulch. Please let me know any information that you can offer.
  2. lawnmaniac883

    lawnmaniac883 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,613

    Machine to make mulch = tub grinder.
  3. LemkeLawns

    LemkeLawns LawnSite Member
    Posts: 81

    I know the local logging companies around here have enourmus amounts of waste. Mostly hard wood
  4. prostriper

    prostriper LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 336

    Mulch is usually made with a tub grinder. They usually start around $500-$600,000 dollars, not including the semi to pull them.
  5. Haulin' Grass

    Haulin' Grass LawnSite Member
    from CT
    Posts: 55

    Equipment trader has some small ones for under $50k. You'll need to get the coloring set up to. They usaully attach to the side of grinder. Most bark mulch is double ground so you'll need two to be efficent and don't forget the loader to move it around. Not to pop your bubble but I've checked into this already. Then the land to do this also. I'm seriously checking out opening up a green recycle outfit but money and land is stopping me. Good luck

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