spreading mulch

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by matthew horner, Apr 22, 2004.

  1. matthew horner

    matthew horner LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 696

    In your opinion, is 2 yards per hour on the low or high side for a two man crew with wheelbarrows moving 50 feet?

    I've got to price 30 yards, spread only.

    Thanks
     
  2. grassredneck

    grassredneck LawnSite Member
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    Whether or not you have some plantings to work around can make all the difference in the time required. Seems right on the money if you don't have a bunch of plants to work around though
     
  3. EagleLandscape

    EagleLandscape LawnSite Platinum Member
    Male, from Garland, Texas
    Posts: 4,347

    for a one man crew that sounds about right, 2 man crew should do about 3-3.5 i would expect, and thats saying from point A to B isnt too far from each other of course.
     
  4. hollywood

    hollywood LawnSite Member
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    there are alot of variables like the previous posts mention. we figure yard per man per hour under average circumstances.
     
  5. matthew horner

    matthew horner LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 696

    Yeah, I know, I just don't have an idea yet, been getting alot of these calls lately.
     
  6. dlandscaping

    dlandscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    from mass
    Posts: 835

    Today, 2 people did 3 yards in 70 minutes, moving it 100' and up a 2' retaining wall, but it wasnt around many plants. So 3 per hour for a 2 man crew is a good estimate.
     
  7. matthew horner

    matthew horner LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 696

    hey thanks thats what I was looking for.
     

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