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Mulch on pallets

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by RonB, Feb 28, 2006.

  1. RonB

    RonB LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 427

    How many 2 cf bags are on a pallet? heck, and how many 3 cf bags too?

    Thanks
     
  2. ProMo

    ProMo LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,468

    The ones I buy are 5 yards
     
  3. FLCC

    FLCC LawnSite Member
    Messages: 7

    Where I am at, there are 60 2 cu. ft. bags on a pallet. It takes 13.5 of these bags to make 1 yard of mulch. 1 pallet is about 4.5 yards of mulch.
     
  4. SPLC

    SPLC LawnSite Member
    from Zone 5
    Messages: 51

    Just did a small job in FL and there was 75 2 cu. ft. bags on the pallet., I think they just bumped it up from 70.
     
  5. VnDrWLawnCare

    VnDrWLawnCare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 208

    What are you guys paying for a yard of mulch in bulk??

    Premium Hardwood Mulch?

    Ugly Red mulch?

    Cedar?

    Around here a yard of premium hardwood is going for around $30.00. What would your mark up be to install one yard?? With NO bed preparation.

    Just Curious

    Eric
     
  6. LwnmwrMan22

    LwnmwrMan22 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,373


    I don't do much install of mulch, just the mowing customers I've got, about 5 accounts / year.
     
  7. VnDrWLawnCare

    VnDrWLawnCare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 208

    Thanks Lwnmwrman...

    I thought buying bagged last year killed me, but as i investigate further it is only a little more per yard than bulk. And i have not even tried to negotiate a bagged price.

    I imagine that over time using bulk you will really come out a little more each scoop compared to bagged.

    I think for me to use bulk, i will need to get a great price... I did not realize bagged would be as easy as it was... and best of all NO CLEANUP

    Eric
     

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