Frequently Asked Questions
Why do we ask you the reason for your use of a particular product?
This is done not to invade your privacy, but to help you understand the full use of the product. There may be a different product that would better suit your needs.
What do you use to deliver your products?
We have three delivery methods for wood chips and soil:
- First we can deliver 40 to 50 yards at a time with a “small” truck. This vehicle is a Kenworth Straight Truck and measures about 31′. It holds 50 yards and will weigh about 57,000 to 64,000 LBS. The ground has to be firm enough to hold that much weight. We can put half the load in one area and the other half in another area if desired and there is appropriate room to do so.
- Second we can deliver method available is with our 48′ Wide Belt trailer. This trailer is available for delivery of 70 to 100 yards of material depending on moisture. The overall combination is about 65′ long and will weigh about 96,000 LBS when loaded. The ground has to be firm enough to hold this much weight as well the room to maneuver in and out of the area safely.
- Third option available is our Peterbuilt dump truck and pup trailer. The truck is about 20 feet long and when loaded will weigh about 62,000 LBS. If the pup is attached, it will be about 70′ long and weigh about 105,000 LBS. When the truck is without the pup trailer attached, the dump truck can haul 15 yards. When the pup trailer is attached, it will be a combined total of 25 yards of soil.
Can I use my own vehicle to pick up the product?
No, the yard where woods chips are produced is extremely busy. There is machinery and large trucks moving in many areas. Because of the safety issues we cannot allow private vehicles in the yard.
What is the best way to spread the product?
Since we only deliver in 50 yard quantities or more, it is best to have a tractor, rent a tractor, or have a tractor lined up for use. It is difficult to shovel and wheelbarrow mulch.
How much do I need to cover this area?
You will want to know the square footage and how thick you want to lay the material. One good online calculator is found at: Landscape Calculators.
If you have a question you’d like answered, feel free to send us an email.