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mulch yardage question

captaingreen

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Missouri
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.
 
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.
 

kris

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
nowhere
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?
 

Coffeecraver

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
VA.
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.
 
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captaingreen

captaingreen

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Missouri
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
 
Originally posted by captaingreen
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
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.
 
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