Transporting Mulch Around Yards

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by Jays Green Daze Landscape, Jan 20, 2010.

  1. Jays Green Daze Landscape

    Jays Green Daze Landscape LawnSite Member
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    How do guys transport mulch through yards from the drive to the back other than wheelbarrows. I was thinking of buying some kind of cart that I could bolt to a 60" Exmark but not sure if they even make such a thing let alone where to buy it. Any advice will be appreciated.
     
  2. Jays Green Daze Landscape

    Jays Green Daze Landscape LawnSite Member
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    Haha....I just saw the post entitled "Onsite Mulch Transport" talking about this exact same question. For some reason when I did a search on this topic I must have skipped over it. Mods please delete this posting
     
  3. clean_cut

    clean_cut LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Yeah, I was about to say, wasn't there just a post about this? Did you find all that you needed.
     
  4. Crash

    Crash LawnSite Member
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    Wheelbarrows and hard workers.
     
  5. starscream

    starscream LawnSite Member
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    I can't think of anything easier than wheelbarrows, If it ain't broke....

    Portland Landscape
     
  6. IRRITECH

    IRRITECH LawnSite Senior Member
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    You should qualify that statement.

    "Wheelbarrows and Mexicans"
     
  7. stevenf

    stevenf LawnSite Bronze Member
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  8. White Gardens

    White Gardens LawnSite Fanatic
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    There was one thread on here where a guy modified a walk-behind toro. He kept the sulky and mounted a large wheel-barrow tub on it. Looked pretty slick and I'm thinking about trying to make one.
     
  9. Barefoot James

    Barefoot James LawnSite Senior Member
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    Ventrac tractors with a slip scoop - cuts time by 2/3. Saves your back too.
    Big job we do each year used to take 60 man hours and 3 very tired dudes (with aching backs) after 2 days - last year took 3 guys 21 man hours in one day and all 2 guys did was rake/spread and I drove the ventrac - very easy day. Any small tractor with a slip scoop would work, but Ventracs have turf tires so they are much easier on the lawn.
     
  10. White Gardens

    White Gardens LawnSite Fanatic
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    That is my only concern when it comes to machines. Depending on the situation of course.

    Basically there is a fine line between throwing mulch to help the landscape and then hurting the lawn.
     

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