Mulch Mule / leaf vacuum - FOR SALE - Dayton, OH

Discussion in 'Marketplace' started by TimWildes, Jan 4, 2012.

  1. TimWildes

    TimWildes LawnSite Member
    Posts: 20

    Built in 2004, this Mulch Mule holds 15 yards. Runs off of an 11 hp Honda engine. The unit discharges the mulch from a conveyor located on the left side of the machine and also from the rear of the machine. The unit has the electric tarping system installed. In 2008, $5,000 worth of updates were installed on the machine and all of the floor slats and chains were replaced.

    In 2006, a Parker leaf vacuum system was installed. This unit runs off of a 24 hp Honda engine. The installment of the leaf vacuum was about $6,500. The vacuum shreds the leaves and compresses them into the Mulch Mule.

    Unit is being sold to make room in the fleet. We simply don't do as much mulching as in previous seasons. There is nothing wrong with the machine and it is 100% ready to go straight to a job site. The Mulch Mule has provided substantial savings on mulching labor and allowed us to perform more mulch installation in less time.

    Asking $23,000/OBO with leaf vacuum, or $20,000/OBO without the leaf vacuum. Call or email today for more information or to set up an appointment to see this machine! We can be reached at 937-212-9003.

    Wildes decals will be removed by us prior to sale.

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  2. LawnMan19

    LawnMan19 LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,284

    Those units are so cool looking.:cool2:
     
  3. Snapper12

    Snapper12 LawnSite Senior Member
    from CE MO
    Posts: 259

    How many hours are on the unit? What is the dry weight of the trailer and how many yards will it hold?

    Thank you
     
  4. pieperlc

    pieperlc LawnSite Senior Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 524

    Maybe not the right place to post, but what would be the advantage of one of these over a mulch blower? I know a blower with the mulch capacity of a mule would be much more expensive than a mule but from a productivity standpoint? Seems a blower would be less labor and faster?
     
  5. Puddle of Oil

    Puddle of Oil LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,203

    I love these things! I used one when i worked for someone, boy do they make a difference. I don't have enough jobs to make this worth it but it's definitely a good buy for someone with the right amount of mulch and leaf jobs. Good Luck with the sale!

    Here's the specs:http://www.mulchmule.com/Specs
     
  6. TimWildes

    TimWildes LawnSite Member
    Posts: 20

    Hello. I will find out the dry weight of the trailer for you today. The capacity is 15 yards of mulch at a time and I will also have to figure out an estimate on the hours for you. The machines don't have hour meters on them. I will get back with you later today. Thank you!
     
  7. Snapper12

    Snapper12 LawnSite Senior Member
    from CE MO
    Posts: 259

    Thank you Tim, very interested in the machine. Did they put a single belt in the bed on the newer models? Have you had any issues with the two?
     
  8. TimWildes

    TimWildes LawnSite Member
    Posts: 20

    Hello! Sorry I did not get back with you yesterday got tied up with a couple of things. The entire weight of the unit empty is 4,200 lbs. The load capacity is 9800 lbs. A 3/4 ton truck can handle it but we preferred to use a 1 ton truck (Dodge 3500 dually or GMC 3500 single axle) to pull it with most of the time.

    I've had no problems with the dual chain floor system on this unit. I did have the chains and floor slats replaced due to wear and some rust from all the moisture of the leaves and mulch and had a couple of updates put on the chain housings and adjustments. The new ones have a hydraulic driven rubber flooring.

    The total estimated hours I figured for the machine were about 2,000 and leaf vacuum has below 75 hours on it. I'll be honest though, hours on this machine won't phase it. The Mule is the strongest piece of machinery I've ever owned and the lowest maintenance piece of equipment as well. We've kept up with all the maintenance requirments in the manual which include engine and hydraulic oil and filter changes, adjusting the chains properly and greasing all the fittings regularly. We always got compliments from Mulch Mule when we took it up for maintenance we couldn't perform in house. They always told us they had never seen such a clean machine that was this age.

    Please let me know if there are any other questions I can answer for you. Feel free to call me on my cell phone at 937-823-4987 and I will be able to give you a lot more info that way and discuss the machine with you. Thanks for your interest! Look forward to hearing back from you!
     
  9. TimWildes

    TimWildes LawnSite Member
    Posts: 20

    Yes they do make a huge difference and they save so much $ on labor! Thanks for the wishes. I hope to move the machine this month!
     
  10. Gilmore.Landscaping

    Gilmore.Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ontario
    Posts: 645

    mulch mule video...."Warning labels available in both English and Spanish so all your workers will be safe" hahaha

    Bump for a great looking piece of equipment. Very impressive.
     

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