Maybe the wrong forum, but it seems most Tandem and larger truck threads end up here. Anyway, we're a pretty good sized landscape contractor in Northern NJ, we sub out the installation of 3-4000 yards of mulch right now. I'm looking at the numbers and scratching my head wondering why we aren't doing it in house.........to those who offer this service(and self perform) for your own clients, how has it been working for you? Is my volume enough to justify it without even selling the service to other contractors? Our design/build department does at least another 1000 yards, but mostly hand installed right now, I look at this and run numbers, seems to make sense, really good sense dollars wise at least. Challenges you've faced? Reccomendations on chassis/unit? We're looking used, several available for around 100-125K, which if my numbers are correct will be easily recovered in the first season, 90% of our work is within 15 miles of the shop, so I'm not scared buying a used chassis, however I know exactly 0 about blower units. Many I've seen online mention a dye injector, how does this work compared to buying already dyed material? Thinking 25 yard capacity min, need 300 ft of hose to be sure to access back yards/courtyards etc. I knoe some units can blow dry soil, anyone do this? Results, challenges? We have some design/build jobs where access is a big issue for us and this could really work out well. And lastly, we do not have the space or the grinder to make our own mulch, we would have to bring it in, which is OK, as we'd have the room to stockpile a few hundred yards during the busy months, anyone buying this volume of mulch in the northeast, if you are where are you getting it and what kind of price do you get on that kind of volume? 85% Reg double ground brown, the rest is split between the McDonalds red or black dyed, and a very little bit of cedar and hemlock.