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Build a mulch blower????

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by CompletePropertyCare, Mar 16, 2006.

  1. CompletePropertyCare

    CompletePropertyCare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 64

    I work for a company that sells work trucks unfitted with plows, dump bodies, service bodies, etc. They do a lot of fabricating, I posed the question to one of the more experienced fabricators as to whether or not he could make a mulch blower, at a decent price. He said, of course, I can make anything it just might cost a lot. So has anyone looked into making your own mulch blower?
     
  2. RonB

    RonB LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 427

    Looks like you buddy gave you the answer, "cost alot". Unless you have all the stuff already laying around, it's likely going to cost more than buying.

    Companies have the benefit of quanity discounts. Buy one or three of what you need and you pay retail.
     
  3. CompletePropertyCare

    CompletePropertyCare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 64

    Its a long shot, trying to think out of the box.
     
  4. godzilla

    godzilla LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 400

    If I was going to do a mulch blower truck for semi low cost, I'd get a 10 wheel cab and chassis, or a triaxle cab and chassis. Then I'd go hook lift with a bunch of different bodies... mulch blower from Finn or whomever, hydroseeder, leaf sucker, dump bodies, etc.
     
  5. olderthandirt

    olderthandirt LawnSite Platinum Member
    from here
    Messages: 4,899

    Remore 3/4 of the teeth from a straw blower and you have a small mulch blower :) :waving:
     
  6. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
    from ct
    Messages: 10,812


    Do it to a Salt/sand spreader(why) you need the conveyor belt:usflag:
     
  7. AintNoFun

    AintNoFun LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,807

    i would think building something close to another companies mulch blower would infringe on there patents and i would assume land you in some serious legal trouble...
     
  8. OutdoorExtras

    OutdoorExtras LawnSite Member
    Messages: 76

    I'm not a lawyer :laugh: , but I don't believe you can get into legal trouble unless you atempt to sell it.
     

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