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Estimate of weight for dry, dyed mulch

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by GarPA, Jan 15, 2011.

  1. GarPA

    GarPA LawnSite Silver Member
    from PA
    Messages: 2,585

    For arguments sake lets agree that normal shredded hardwood (more like crapwood these days) weighs somwwhere between 700 and 1000lbs.(this has been beaten to death here on a number of posts over the years)
    Anyone ever come across any numbers on what DRY, dyed mulch weighs per cu/yard? I'm dump trailer shopping and we use almost all dyed and just about every time we have to use the real stuff the worker bees remind me how much more they like moving the light, dyed materials versus the "heavy stuff" as they call it.......thanx much
    Last edited: Jan 15, 2011
  2. Agape

    Agape LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,644

    Don't let your workers determine what products you use, I would start finding replacement workers for those lazy whining turds and let them go.
    soon as i read your post, I wanted to hop a plane and punch your workers for you! Jeez, "weee liiike the liiight stuuuufff!!!"
    don't let your workers run you.
  3. GarPA

    GarPA LawnSite Silver Member
    from PA
    Messages: 2,585

    I actually just laugh at them...and honestly I dont blame them....because the "real" tanbark today is junk.....20 years ago it faded to grey in 6 months.....now it fades to sidewalk grey in 6 to 8 weeks...80% of what res and comm custs want now is dyed....and for appearance purposes long term its clearly the best choice.....better color retention and easier to work....a no brainer

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