The Lorain Soil & Water Conservation District provides leadership in a partnership effort to help people conserve, maintain and improve the natural resources and environment in Lorain County.


Agricultural Center
42110 Russia Road
Elyria, OH 44035-6813
Phone: 440.326.5800
FAX: 440.326.5807

Straw Mulcher/Blower Rental

Lorain SWCD has received a grant from the 2009 Great Lakes Commission, Great Lakes Basin Program for Soil Erosion and Sediment Control to purchase a commercial Tailgate Straw-Mulcher.

This grant is partially funded through a grant provided by the Great Lakes Commission with funds from the United States Department of Agriculture.

Great Lakes Basin Program

Lorain SWCD has purchased the commercial Tailgate Straw-Mulcher to rent to landowners in Lorain County. straw blower in useThe mulcher is designed for all mid- to large-scale commercial and residential jobs with a capacity of shooting up to seven tons of straw per hour and shooting up to 35 feet out. Typically coverage is 40-45 bales of straw per acre.

The straw-mulcher has been mounted on a trailer for easy transportation. This unit is user friendly and can be operated easily with a short demonstration by district staff.

  • A cash deposit of $100.00 is required prior to use.
  • Rental fee is a minimum of $50.00 per half-day rental (4 hours or less). Time over four (4) hours will be billed at $15.00 per meter hours.
  • Payment for rental is cash or check.
  • Overnight usage – renter must arrange in advance. The fee is $100.00 plus a $15.00 per hour charge.

straw blower on trailer

Please download and complete the straw blower rental agreement. Call the District office for more information on rental at 440-326-5800.


August 16, 2017