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Bark Blower

Mike Fronczak

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Rochester, NY
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.
 

gammon landscaping

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
east tennessee
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
 

PerfectEarth

LawnSite Bronze Member
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.
 
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