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mulch yardage question

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by captaingreen, Feb 17, 2004.

  1. captaingreen

    captaingreen LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 471

    This is a very simple question for y'all probably, but how what is the equivelancy of a bobcat scoop in yardage. I've seen average prices on here for a yard of mulch. At my local landscape supply store I get a 10% discount for mulch, and still pay 18.00 for a bucket scoop of dyed mulch, and 12.00 for a scoop of single cut hardwood. Does this sound right, other large companies in my area by mulch by the tractor trailer load, but I don't currently have the room or means to load it. Thanks for any response, you guys are great.
  2. NCSULandscaper

    NCSULandscaper Banned
    Messages: 1,557

    Depends on the size of the bucket. SOme ive seen are 1/2 yrd, and some larger ones can hold 1 yrd. It ought to tell on the bucket the capacity.
  3. hole in one lco

    hole in one lco LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,793

    a skid stir bucket is a yard
  4. kris

    kris LawnSite Bronze Member
    from nowhere
    Messages: 1,578

    Most of our Bobcat buckets are 1/2 cubic yard ...level bucket full. The exception is our snow buckets that we will occasionally use in the summer if we have multiple loads of mulch to load in the yard.
    Why not just ask the loader operator in the yard your buying it from?
  5. Coffeecraver

    Coffeecraver LawnSite Senior Member
    from VA.
    Messages: 793

    When buying mulch by the yard be sure it is
    certified as a 1 cubic yard bucket.

    1/2 a yd at a yard price is not a good deal.
  6. captaingreen

    captaingreen LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 471

    Well I talked to my suppliet and the bucket is 1/2 yard. So basically I'm just wondering if these prices are comparable to what you guys are paying?
    1 yd. dyed hardwood= $32.00
    1 yd. single cut hdwd. 24.00
    1 yd. double cut hdwd. 28.00
  7. creativedan

    creativedan LawnSite Member
    from IL
    Messages: 54

    comparable in my area the price is a couple bucks cheaper

    but 30 miles west the price is almost double
  8. NCSULandscaper

    NCSULandscaper Banned
    Messages: 1,557

    Those prices are horrible.
    My prices for dyed mulch is $19 a yd, single cut hardwood is about $6, double is $8 a yd, triple is $10 a yd.
  9. juststarting023

    juststarting023 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 84

    MY pricesare a little high but the best I can do in my area:
    SINGLE $12
    DOUBLE $18
    DIED $30

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