Trish Dallas wrote:I can get woodchips delivered to the property from a local tree service, but the trucks leave piles that are a minimum of 4 feet high, even when I ask the driver to move forward slowly while he's actually dumping.
How can I spread all that out so that it is all even, just a foot deep on the ground? We don't have a tractor, or ATV, or garden tractor; I'm not strong enough to do it all with a rake or a shovel. Does anyone have an idea for something I can push or pull that would easily move woodchips around for me? Something like a giant rake or very small plow that I could drag behind me?
John Duda wrote:If the quantity you can drag in a tarp will fit in a wheelbarrow then that'd be less work.
John Duda wrote:I thought you had me there for a while. But.... what you're saying you can open two bags of peat moss and dump them into your wheelbarrow.
Travis Johnson wrote:The average wheelbarrow is 6 cubic feet. Since there is 27 cubic feet per yard, it will take about 4 trips per cubic yard if you round the wheelbarrow a bit. (Or put another way, about 1/4 of a cubic yard). There is about 7 cubic yards to the average tree trimmer truck if it is single axle, so it should take about 32 wheelbarrows per truckload from Asplunt.
As others have said, it is not really that bad to move them by wheelbarrow. If a person moved 6 wheelbarrows per day, in 6 days the whole load would be moved.