In order to buy the right row mulcher for your vineyard, orchard, or farm, it’s important to think about what you want in a machine as well as the benefits of the different row mulchers that are on the market. There are a number of different brands and models available, so you need to make sure you choose a durable, dependable machine that will help you get the job done right.
Read on to find out what questions you should be asking yourself when determining which row mulcher is best-suited for your specific operation. Remember that our Millcreek mulching experts are here to help address any concerns you might have, so don’t hesitate to contact us for more information.
How Much Material Do You Need to Spread?
If you oversee a large property, it is important to invest in a row mulcher that can hold a significant amount of material. After all, if you’re constantly reloading your row mulcher, you’re losing time — and money. While our larger Millcreek row mulchers are built to reduce the number of trips you make for refills, we also offer mini and compact row mulchers that are a more productive, cost-effective choice for smaller farms and vineyards.
How Wide Are Your Rows?
The width of your rows will also help determine the type of row mulching machine you need. For example, wide rows mean that the machine will have more space to move around, whereas narrow rows require a machine with a slim design and a higher level of precision. Also consider whether you’re looking to deposit mulch on one or both sides of your rows. The machine’s throwing distance and throw patterns will be important here. At Millcreek, we offer mulch spreading machines in several sizes that offer a variety of spreading options, and that can work with nearly any row layout.
How Long Do You Need Your Machine to Last?
It goes without saying that not all row mulchers are created equal, especially when it comes to durability. At Millcreek, we believe that workmanship and quality matter. Not only are our mulch spreading machines designed to make your job easier, but they are also built to last with options that will help you do your job faster. Our heavy-duty construction includes oversized components, a heavy-channel frame with an industrial powder coat, 11-gauge galvanized sides, and extra sidewall braces for support. The result? Equipment that is built to last.
Which Features or Options Will Make Your Life Easier?
At Millcreek, we strive to help you choose the best options or features to ensure your row mulcher is well-suited for your unique operation. Do you need a machine that will easily scale your hilly terrain? We offer a tandem axle that offers less soil compaction and better stability to help you tackle those steep inclines. Does your nursery utilize large containers? Consider a pot filler row mulcher that allows you to quickly and easily fill the containers without spilling material. Do you have low-hanging branches in the way? We offer an optional conveyor extension that gives an extra 5 to 6 feet of reach and an adjustable angle that can reach rows from 20 to 25 feet away. Our experts are standing by to help you understand these options, and it makes sense to consider these factors before you buy.
How Long is the Warranty?
Busy vineyards, orchards, and farms that are operating at top capacity can be tough on equipment, which is why it’s important to know whether the model you purchase comes with a warranty. At Millcreek, we stand behind our machines and offer our customers a two-year limited warranty for all of our models. In fact, the polyethylene floorboards are guaranteed for the life of the machine. Plus, our technicians are also ready and available to help resolve any questions or concerns at any time.
What is the ROI?
In addition to being one of the most versatile pieces of equipment you can purchase, a row mulcher is also one of the smartest investments you can make. Instead of spending time and money hiring a crew to spread mulch, a row mulcher only requires one operator. Say “goodbye” to the rakes, shovels, and wheelbarrows; a row mulcher can accomplish in minutes what would normally take days. Also, all of our standard models are capable of working with the tractor you already have, so its likely that no additional purchases are necessary.
Ready to Buy a New Row Mulcher?
Are you ready to invest in a mulch spreading machine for your orchard, berry farm, vineyard, or nursery? If so, contact us today! Here at Millcreek, we take pride in the quality and value we offer to every customer. Our row mulching machine technicians are standing by to answer any questions you might have, and we are happy to help you choose the right row mulcher for your needs. We look forward to hearing from you!