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Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by clncut, Mar 13, 2005.

  1. clncut

    clncut LawnSite Member
    Messages: 94

    mulch can 2 people lay in a hour. 1 guy loading and moving material while the other spreads. Any suggestions?

  2. Johnson's Lawn & Snow

    Johnson's Lawn & Snow LawnSite Member
    Messages: 5

    2 yards in 1 hr.
  3. clncut

    clncut LawnSite Member
    Messages: 94

    Thats what I figured, stupid post I know! ;)
  4. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Messages: 10,178

    i suggest 2 whellbarrows. one guy feeding the barrows, the other guy running and dumping. when the truck is empty, both guys spread and cleanup. 3 yds per hour easy.
  5. Kelly's Landscaping

    Kelly's Landscaping LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,685

    I prefer 3 wheelbarrows and 2 runners with one guy loading. My truck holds 12 yards I can shovel that off in about 2 hours. Then you just got to spread it out.

    Those big hard plastic Ames shovels work great for this I can fill a 6 cubic ft wheelbarrow in 4-5 shovel loads so it goes real quick. Use the pitchfork to knock the top of the pile down only.
  6. olderthandirt

    olderthandirt LawnSite Platinum Member
    from here
    Messages: 4,899

    One guy on skid steer and one guy spreading 12-15 yds per hr easy :D

  7. ALarsh

    ALarsh LawnSite Silver Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 2,412

    My friend and I do 2.5 yards/hour spreaded. Thats with 2 wheelbarrows. One guy is filling the wheelbarrows and bringing it to the spreading person. By the time the filler comes back with a full wheelbarrow the other one is empty and he takes it to fill it.
  8. LawnsRUsInc.

    LawnsRUsInc. LawnSite Senior Member
    from midwest
    Messages: 916

    I agree with you MAC For our 10+ yd mulch installs we just use the loader on the street and load the wheel barrows 3 guys 8-10 yds an hour spread.

  9. clncut

    clncut LawnSite Member
    Messages: 94

    Thanks guys for all your fast responses. I like the fact that someone could ask the dumbest questions on here (like this one) and many of you will still answer honestly and are just willing to help others.

    Thanks again
  10. Bryn

    Bryn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 209

    Sit down and listen to this. When a client asked me to use a bagged Wal-Mart mulch product on a raised bed I had my doubts, but we spread 160cubic feet of mulch in three hours between myself, the client and his wife. I billed him from pickup at Wal-Mart to rakes down which was three hours.

    Good or bad on production, you decide, but I was surprised how quick it went.

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