Bark Blower

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by twhetzel, May 1, 2007.

  1. twhetzel

    twhetzel LawnSite Member
    Messages: 3

    I am thinking about purchasing a Finn Bark Blower. I have heard a lot of negatives, any positives AND/OR more negatives? Any alternatives besides dingos?
  2. jack carson

    jack carson LawnSite Member
    Messages: 10

    I guy I know thinks it's a ok one. I thought it looked like a decent piece but other than that I don't know.
  3. jack carson

    jack carson LawnSite Member
    Messages: 10

    forgot to ask which model you lookn= at?
  4. Tracik801

    Tracik801 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 6

    I have been looking at a Mulch Mule. It seems like everyone loves the Finn BLower instead.
  5. Mike Fronczak

    Mike Fronczak LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 301

    I know some of the Property managers here, when they first came out they were popular, but the companies that had them were hacks. Now they are no longer allowed on alot of the bids I have seen, blew dust into house (screens open), skimed everything so thin it didn't even last a season, etc. I know they did a complex we had maintence on (we were cheery picked), did all of the above & we to change the blades on our shears 3 times (couldn't be shapened out) just for that complex because of all the dust in the shrubs, we normally are good for at least a season.
  6. twhetzel

    twhetzel LawnSite Member
    Messages: 3

    I am looking at the BB705.
  7. gammon landscaping

    gammon landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 553

    well i rented one once i had 50 yds to do and the guy wanted single ground mulch. it was awful. the small sticks that was in it cluged it up. you have to use good mulch double or triple ground
  8. AGLA

    AGLA LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,776

    How many yards of much do you have to put down to break even?
  9. PerfectEarth

    PerfectEarth LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,734

    We sub out our hardwood mulching at my full-time gig. I work with the Finn truck when it's on our property (private estate)... The company has two of them, both work great - IF evrerything on the unit is working, which it rarely is. As someone said, gotta have the right kind of mulch. Not too fine, not too chunky. Large pieces will clog. The airlock on the truck we had this Feb. and March was messed up and the fine particles would blow back up into the hopper/chute area- not good.

    As with any big piece of machinery, Finns are prone to problems. But overall, I say they're great. That MulchMule looks like a toy. For 50,000 it doesn't look that well built. No thanks.
  10. twhetzel

    twhetzel LawnSite Member
    Messages: 3

    How many yards of mulch are you guys/girls applying in one hour? The good old fashioned way?

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