Transporting topsoil or other landscaping products can be a cumbersome process for landscaping companies. Many landscaping businesses simply have a dump truck drop the soil/mulch/etc. on the property owner’s front yard or in the driveway. Although some weekend gardeners may need large quantities of fresh topsoil (5-10 cubic yards or a full truckload) or other landscaping products, not all gardeners have the ability to utilize that much product on a given week/weekend. Plans may change, weather may change and before you know it your clients have a wet pile of mud or mulch on their driveway that they don’t know what to do with.
In the last few years, an alternative more client friendly option has emerged. Instead of transporting landscaping products by the truckload, many forward-thinking landscaping businesses have begun to transport these products via Flexible Intermediate Bulk Containers also known as Flexible Intermediate Bulk Containers or Bulk Bags. There are many advantages of transporting landscaping products via bulk bag. Let’s examine 3 of the biggest advantages of using FIBCs in your landscaping operation.
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Advantage #1: Delivery Accuracy
Delivering landscaping products by the truckload is both inefficient and inflexible. People must get their landscaping project done in a short amount of time or the landscaping product that’s delivered can accumulate bugs or even worse, get wet and wash away. On top of the short amount of time people have to use the product, delivering the product can be a cumbersome process. Dump trucks are massive, are limited as to where they can dump the product, and they must have street access. No one wants a 15-ton truck chewing up their yard.
Cubic yard FIBC bulk bags can be filled with material and be offloaded almost anywhere. It is also easier to keep products separate. Does the customer need a cubic yard of mulch and a cubic yard of soil? No problem! Just fill up two different cubic yard bags with the individual products and deliver them to the site. No big mess necessary.
Advantage #2: Distribution Accuracy
Most landscaping clients don’t want just one product, they want multiple products such as topsoil, compost, mulch, decorative rock, etc. One of the biggest advances in landscaping dump truck technology was simply starting to put a wooden board in between two different materials to separate them. Enter FIBCs.
By simply utilizing bulk bags, you can fill individual bags with different materials that your client might need. Flexible intermediate bulk containers also allow you to deliver up to 3-5 different types of materials (depending on quantity needed) keeping the materials separate as well as saving your business time and money in transportation costs.
Advantage #3: Storage of Landscaping Materials
One of the biggest disadvantages of having dump trucks full of landscaping product dumped in a driveway is that the product just sits there until it’s used or disposed of. The product can also dissipate or wash away over time. By delivering landscaping product as needed and store for later use.
Duffle top bags allow your clients to seal the container and maintain the quality and integrity of the landscaping product. FIBCs also help “weather-proof” the product as well as keep neighborhood pets and pests out of your landscaping material.
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Thanks for reading about the advantages of using flexible intermediate bulk containers in your landscaping operation.
Safety and reliability are our top priorities. Each bag that we sell has a safe working load (SWL). To make sure the product you’re packing will not exceed the SWL of the bag you’re interested in, you’ll need to know the bulk density of the product you’re packing as well as the cubic foot capacity of the bag.
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