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Discussion in 'Nurseries and Growers' started by Gene $immons, Dec 8, 2005.

  1. SLSNursery

    SLSNursery LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 442

    We have purchased several thousand blocks over the years and the prices have ranged from in the $20s into the $40s. When we get a deal on2x3x4 blocks, I'll buy a bunch and then sometimes even sell them. One at a time from our shop we get $55-65 each. The cost of the block isn't always a major cost factor though, since they weigh about 3800# each, freight and handling is a major factor. This limits the amount that can be legally transported, and you need to be able to unload them. If you can unload them quickly, that is even better. Basically we hire flatbed tractor trailers to haul for us, and they'll get about 14 per load. We used to unload with a forklift and/or backhoe. Now we use an excavator, which makes it quick, sometimes 2 at a time. When the meter is running for trucking, that makes the most sense. However, if you don't have a machine, or can't get one easily, this will add substantially to the cost. The only way to cost average down would be to get a large number of blocks so the setup and delivery costs are spread over that number, rather than all that effort for just a few blocks.
     
  2. beautifullawns

    beautifullawns LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 313

    They cost $20 and are 6'x2'x2' and weigh about 3000lbs.
     
  3. Travel'n Trees

    Travel'n Trees LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 631

    You need pictures of Suburban lawn and Garden in Kansas city. Money no object!
     
  4. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
    from earth
    Messages: 8,742

    really only $20..man I thought they would be a lot more
     
  5. paolaken

    paolaken LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 699

    ya it's very nice isn't it. i almost don't go there anymore because its to nice. i like sloshing around in the mud and dirt.
     
  6. J&R Landscaping

    J&R Landscaping LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,081

    SLS-
    That website is very impressive!!! Good Work!!!

    Joe
    J&R Lawn and Landscaping
     
  7. SLSNursery

    SLSNursery LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 442

    I appreciate the compliment. We put a lot of sweat into the yard. Mostly we sell to landscapers and construction companies, so the yard is truck friendly. We do get walk in customers occasionally. Stop in if you are ever in Connecticut.
     
  8. sheshovel

    sheshovel LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,112

    Hey there is a kid looking for a whole bunch of tree's he's in PA but for the amount he wants you might want to contact him..In the Planting Bid thread
     

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