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Old 06-18-2018, 07:25 AM   #1
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Which mulcher should I hire?


I have a 400 to 700-square-foot space that is growing out of control and spreading. I'd like to hire a mulcher to uproot everything and leave a clean slate of mulch. Then I want to put down a layer of ???? to retard growth (in Florida, rainy season).





Do some machines dig deeper than others? I don't want to destabilize the ground (read that somewhere but don't know what that means?). I have a few dead stumps and 12" diameter little trees but mainly bleeding hearts and Smilex vines with thorns Do I need something that the vines won't wind around a mulcher part and cause a problem?


Are there forest mulchers and regular mulchers? Are there mulchers that will remove/pick up the grindings of seeds and roots so that they won't stay on the ground and embed themselves again? Thanks very mulch.
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Re: Which mulcher should I hire?


You didn't like the answers in your other thread?
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Re: Which mulcher should I hire?


I loved the answers but now need a specific machine. I agree with Joe that my area might be too small for a big machine. I've only seen three pics -- yours and two bigger ones, all different; and there might be other sizes and styles. I have no idea, but before I call a landscape company, I'd like to get a feel for what's out there. The pic of your mulcher didn't look too big; but couldn't tell for sure without a sizing reference and couldn't read the name or model of it. Would you tell me? Also, if I have a choice of being charged by the hour or a flat rate, that might depend on the machine. How long do you think your machine would take to mulch my yard?
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Re: Which mulcher should I hire?


Home depot rents small machines. This is a Toro.
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Re: Which mulcher should I hire?


Mulch head on the one I hired was 5'. Looked to me more like 6'

There are a lot of different mulching machines. I would look around your area to see what is available. I found my fellow on craigslist. Searched under services for land clearing. Met him for an estimate and hired him.

I think the wider head machines would leave a better result myself and the five to six foot machine would do what you wanted if there is enough room to access the area.
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