Trailer dump of mulch

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by Stihl036pro, Feb 15, 2004.

  1. Stihl036pro

    Stihl036pro LawnSite Member
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    This year I would like to order a trailer dump of mulch. I think there is about 75 yards in one of them. Im sure that a lot of you guys here use that method. I have been buying mulch from a local company and only get a 10% discount. I need to make more profit off this product. What are the pro and cons. I have'nt ran any numbers yet but how much more profit do you think I would make by doing it this way. Thanks for the help!! -MIKE-
     
  2. WeatherMan

    WeatherMan LawnSite Senior Member
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    Well you need a place to store it and a way to load it.
     
  3. Stihl036pro

    Stihl036pro LawnSite Member
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    Yea, I got a place and a machine to load it with. Thats not the problem. I'm just thinking of the extra dough I will be making
     
  4. DUSTYCEDAR

    DUSTYCEDAR LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
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    last year i think it was 17 a yard in bulk so how much r u paying a yard
     
  5. WeatherMan

    WeatherMan LawnSite Senior Member
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    I kept around 100 yards on stock at all times during the season we purchase it in bulk for $9.75 a Yard and charge any where from $65 to $95 installed
     
  6. WeatherMan

    WeatherMan LawnSite Senior Member
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    Dusty
    How much do you buy at a time for $17 that sounds High
     
  7. kris

    kris LawnSite Bronze Member
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    As long as you can sell it ..why not? The extra time you must be spending going for pick up must really add up.
     
  8. Stihl036pro

    Stihl036pro LawnSite Member
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    Mulch whare I was buying it from was retailing Brown Cedar for 33 per yard. I am buying it for 28 per yard. Thats a lot compared to buying it in bulk. The premium hemlock mulch which I absolutey love reatails for 40 a yard. I have a hard time selling that mulch becasue of the price. I think its the best thing going expect for the price. Anyone else like the premium Hemlock.
     
  9. DUSTYCEDAR

    DUSTYCEDAR LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
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    that price is 4 the brown or black dyed mulch
    i think we get 60 yards at a time not totaly sure i take it from a friend we can get it cheeper if we commit to more product but we dont have the room
    if i was to buy it from the local mulch place it would be 25 a yard
     
  10. impactlandscaping

    impactlandscaping LawnSite Silver Member
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