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Mulch placing

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by BRIAN GALLO, Mar 23, 2003.


    BRIAN GALLO LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 282

    On average, how long does it take 1 man to put down a yard of mulch? I realize plants and terrain will affect the time. I'll give you my scenario: I don't have a dump truck so I have to get the product delivered. It is usually dumped on the street or in the driveway, and I jockey it from there. Most of my props are hilly with well established plants. I use a wheelbarrow and a 10 cu ft cart that I tow with a walk behind. No matter how fast I go it usually takes me 1 to 1 1/2 hr to place 1 yd of product. :confused:
  2. turfcare

    turfcare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 276

    That sound about right. One yard an hour. A helper and I put down six yards in four hours once and we could have gone alot faster.
  3. Mike Bradbury

    Mike Bradbury LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 493

    FLAT here, if I don't have to push it say, more than 100'. I can do 2 yds per hour with no problem. I'm sure I could make 3 if I ran :)

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