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.
Lorain SWCD has purchased the commercial Tailgate Straw-Mulcher to rent to landowners in Lorain County. The 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.
Please download and complete the straw blower rental agreement. Call the District office for more information on rental at 440-326-5800.