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Semi-load(s) of mulch

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by blade11, Jan 21, 2010.

  1. blade11

    blade11 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 32

    I am considering making arrangements to have mulch delivered direct from a supplier at my shop for the upcoming season. I think that a full load would be 75 yards. How much area would I need to hold this? I am considering pouring a concrete pad with 3 sides on it to keep it together & off the grass/dirt and also to make loading w/ Bobcat into my dump truck a little easier. Any other thoughts or issues that I might consider? Thanks in advance for your input
  2. echeandia

    echeandia LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,131

    The nursery I buy at stores their mulch in an area of about 20 x 40. I have been their when they get a delivery and it is a full trailer load and the area does not get filled up.
  3. Cloud9Landscapes

    Cloud9Landscapes LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ca
    Posts: 546

    The mulch pits I have seen have 3 sided walls with a pretty thick concrete pad with one side open to skip loaders and delivery trucks. I would think 15x15 would be plenty big. I have seen where they put a system to mist the mulch.
  4. albhb3

    albhb3 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 502

    so0o how are the simpsons?
  5. mattfromNY

    mattfromNY LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,581

    It depends on what kind of trailer they haul the mulch with. A dump trailer will make a lower, longer pile than a walking-floor trailer. And a dryer mulch will not hold together in a pile as well as a wetter product.
    I get loads of triple ground bark mulch brought to me (80 yards) in a walking-floor trailer. When it unloads, it actually packs the mulch into a taller, shorter in length pile. One load would easily fit into a 15' wide X 20' long bunk.
  6. Dodge2

    Dodge2 LawnSite Member
    from ottawa
    Posts: 134

    you could also buy a 50' container if you have a small tractor/bobcat to haul it in or out. It should be able to hold about 90 yards.
  7. crhoades68

    crhoades68 LawnSite Member
    from Indiana
    Posts: 71

    Sorry I posted this in the wrong mulch thread.

    I'm not from Ohio so I can't vouch for which companies are sawmills nor where they are in relation to your location but here a few links a short list to review.



    Name City State/Province Country Phone #
    American Wood Source Lebanon Ohio 513-228-1297
    Coblentz Brothers, Inc. Apple Creek Ohio 330-857-7211
    Crownover Lumber Co. Inc. McArthur Ohio 740-596-5229
    Crownover Lumber Co. Inc. Peebles Ohio 937-587-3200
    Dale W. Riddle Forest Products, Inc. Laurelville Ohio 740-332-6637
    DeNoon Lumber Co. Bergholz Ohio 740-768-2597
    Fiest Hardwoods, Inc. Newton Falls Ohio 330-872-0966
    Hidden View Lumber Company Fredricksburg Ohio 419-571-0393
    Industrial Timber & Lumber Co. Beachwood Ohio 216-831-3140
    Knisley Lumber Co. Bainbridge Ohio 740-634-2935
    Miller Wood Designs Sugarcreek Ohio 330-852-0689
    Mohawk Lumber, Ltd. Apple Creek Ohio 330-698-5333
    Ray H. Miller Logging & Lumber, LLC Loudonville Ohio 419-368-6012
    Superior Hardwoods of Ohio, Inc. Wellston Ohio 740-384-5677
    Superior Hardwoods of Ohio, Inc. McArthur Ohio 740-596-2561
    Taylor Lumber, Inc. McDermott Ohio 740-259-6222
    Trumbull County Hardwoods Middlefield Ohio 440-632-0555
    Winesburg Hardwood & Pallet Dundee Ohio 330-893-2705
    Yoder Lumber Co., Inc. Sugarcreek Ohio 330-893-3131
    Yoder Lumber Co., Inc. Millersburg Ohio 330-674-1435
    Last edited: Jan 22, 2010
  8. KyLawnscapes

    KyLawnscapes LawnSite Member
    Posts: 44

    Pour a pad and you can build walls out of the huge blocks you can get from just about any concrete Co. They make them out of the leftovers on truck and are about 3x3x4. They are a lot cheaper than a poured wall and you can reuse them like legos.

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