plans or ideas for a homemade mulch spreader

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by peeklandscaping, Jul 23, 2013.

  1. peeklandscaping

    peeklandscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    from CT
    Posts: 306

    Hi everyone. Looking for ideas for a homemade mulch spreader. I can't justify the cost of the big commercial ones- I only do between 50-100 yds a season. that's being said, it would be pretty efficient and quick to only have to walk around with a hose to distribute mulch! Anyone have a mulch speader to tell me how it works, or anyone got any ideas on making one?
     
  2. gunsnroses

    gunsnroses LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 266

    It wont ever work. Profit from 100 yards,... wont even pay for the hose you need (the blower motor on a finn is 10-$20,000). Dont forget, you need a loader too. Stick to the wheelbarrow.
     
  3. whiffyspark

    whiffyspark LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,103

    You can buy a whole machine for 10-15k if you look
     
  4. gunsnroses

    gunsnroses LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 266

    True whiffy. But a totes pos. I wouldnt touch it or try to make one. 50 to 100 yards a year is nothin. Rent one or temp help and wheelbarrow.
     
  5. JCLawn and more

    JCLawn and more LawnSite Fanatic
    from MI
    Posts: 5,206

    I bet a silage blower would work haha you just need a 100hp tractor to run it
     
  6. whiffyspark

    whiffyspark LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,103

    No not a pos. they aren't that expensive to begin with.

    You can always advertise blowing to other landscapers too
     

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