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Leave bobcat on site or bring back to the shop during mulch job

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by cuttin-to-the-Max, Mar 25, 2010.

  1. cuttin-to-the-Max

    cuttin-to-the-Max LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,338

    My buddy asked me to help him with this commercial mulch job he just got..Its going to be a good 15yrds of mulch(then another store right next door) he says so hes going to bring 2 of his skids out to the job but he doesnt know if he should leave the skids there overnight or bring them home/to the fenced yard...or leave them on site.
    (2-3 day job)
    What would you guys do?
  2. Glenn Lawn Care

    Glenn Lawn Care LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,645

    2-3 day job for 15 yards of mulch? does he work half days or what. why does he need 2 loaders there.
  3. nobagger

    nobagger LawnSite Gold Member
    from Pa
    Messages: 3,065

    2 skids for 15yrds of mulch? Depending on the layout of the property, 15yrds of mulch should only take a bit more than 1/2 a day with a few guys.
  4. JB1

    JB1 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,904

    we just finished one and left it onsite, we do that most of the time.
  5. Springmeadows

    Springmeadows LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 390

    I always bring mine home unless the owner is there on a residential job. A commercial job, mine comes home every night. It's expensive to drag it back and forth, but it's safer at my house with me watching then sitting in a parking lot, etc... unattended. I've alot of guys leave their stuff at the job and all them have lost multiple machines overnight. One guy left his trailer, bobcat, two buckets and a backhoe attachment....all where gone by morning except one of the buckets. They loaded his trailer w/his stuff and took it. Insurace paid the loan off and cancelled his policy, never to get it again. He lost the equity he had in the equipment and then had no insurance anymore.
  6. Outdoors_Unlimited

    Outdoors_Unlimited LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 449

    15 yards of mulch? We could do that in a day with wheelbarrows.
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  7. Mowingman

    Mowingman LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 4,717

    If you leave them on site overnight, pull out the batteries and take them with you. The bad guys will not want to take the time to go find batteries, and install them.
  8. cuttin-to-the-Max

    cuttin-to-the-Max LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,338

    he is only working half days right now and ii forgot to say they want him to pull up all the old mulch and then put down the new! isnt it better to have a thicker layer?!??!?!?!?! Thats what i always believed in!

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