Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Mjk86

Hand mounding

Recommended Posts

11 hours ago, Mjk86 said:

 


Well given the ground I’d have thought least they could do was let us screef it but apparently has to be mounds.

We have an Argo and an access ride above, below and across area needing done.

Size of mounds roughly an a4 sheet of paper size would probably do.

Really struggling to come up with a price I was thinking anywhere between £0.70-£1.20

But that’s a stab in the dark

 

 

I dare say it might depend how much other work u have on or how much work u do for that client ( don't want anyone else getting foot in the door)

But I imagine it's the sort of job that could go either of 2 ways 

Far easier than u imagine and u and lads make cracking money at it  

Or the other way far harder, rained/misted off or snowed out and a financial disaster 

 

Is it a sizeable area?

 

Atleast u have decent enough access which is not always the case for some of the native sites.

 

I'd imagine be easier just with a sharp spade giving it a good heel in to cut ur 3 lines for the sod, saves u bending down just as much and a better angle for levering sod,/mound  over

 

Is it not true that unmounded trees overtakes mounded trees after about 5-7 years, althou have higher establishment losses.

With vegetation like that I doubt if have much out competeing the trees if u can keep the deer and blue hare off them

 

 

 

 

 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
6 hours ago, Mrblue5000 said:

How come there wasn't any drains put in where the digger did the mounding? Looks like water in the holes there in the photos. 

 

U often see that now esp with these new eco/continous mounders u tow behind a tractor/crawler.

I don't understand why ploughing is out of fashion but mounding is in, esp on new sites, a local engineer who still makes/refurbs forestry ploughs reckons in the future could be a problem on some sites off half the roots constantly sitting in water in the hole where the mound was taken from

  • Like 1
  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, drinksloe said:

 

U often see that now esp with these new eco/continous mounders u tow behind a tractor/crawler.

I don't understand why ploughing is out of fashion but mounding is in, esp on new sites, a local engineer who still makes/refurbs forestry ploughs reckons in the future could be a problem on some sites off half the roots constantly sitting in water in the hole where the mound was taken from

Just watched Clarkes video of their tool, it leave a shallow trench, so if thats angled down hill its an instant drain. Anythink over 1000 plants, i would plough as yr now looking at repetitive strain conditions with many companies. K

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

This is a foot in the door for me job. It’s a massive site with a 3/5 year contract for work in all there’s only 3000 hand mounds to be done which in the grand scheme of things probably worth the hassle for long term benefits. Just trying to devise a fair price which isn’t gonna cost me

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
13 minutes ago, Khriss said:

so if thats angled down hill its an instant drain.

In this day of flood problems getting water off the hill quickly is probably the opposite of the aim of planting the hill. not to mention scouring.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

  •  

  • Featured Adverts

  • Tip site reviews

About

Arbtalk.co.uk is a hub for the arboriculture industry in the UK.  
If you're just starting out and you need business, equipment, tech or training support you're in the right place.  If you've done it, made it, got a van load of oily t-shirts and have decided to give something back by sharing your knowledge or wisdom,  then you're welcome too.
If you would like to contribute to making this industry more effective and safe then welcome.
Just like a living tree, it'll always be a work in progress.
Please have a look around, sign up, share and contribute the best you have.

See you inside.

The Arbtalk Team

Follow us

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.