View Full Version : large commercial bid advice

04-06-2005, 03:03 AM
Putting a bid in on complex, biweekly mowing (12 cuts) consisting of 300 detached houses and townhomes scattered over 5 sq miles. these 300 are part of a 1700 unit complex. different square footage but averaged out to 1600 sq ft (of turf, front and back, about 5 min trim per unit). Second part is common areas (alot of long narrow islands) of about 120 acres scattered over about 7 sq mi. I need to get this all cut and trimmed in 6 days. Crew size (could add more in a pinch but don't really want to) is 4. One foreman and 3 labor. I can be on site 2 days out of the 6 with a 60" z to get some of the bigger areas. Crew will be running (tenatively) a 60" z and 3 quick 36, one 22" trim mower.

04-06-2005, 03:07 AM
...need your opinion as to whether the crew can get it done in the 6 days..

thanks for your help

04-06-2005, 03:59 PM
any opinions?

K&L Ent.
04-06-2005, 04:17 PM
I think you may be cutting that on a little close with only 4 people, do what you think is right but be able to get extra people/mowers if time gets tight, my opinion it probobly could be done with a crew of 4, but i would myself go with 1 extra mower and maybe 2 extra people, it's a tough call without being able to look at it firsthand

04-06-2005, 04:36 PM
Two red flags gets my attention real quick on this one.

#1 - bi weekly mowing can eat u alive. Definately put in a claus that you will only cut 1/3 of the blade (most all mower manufacters recomendations) to produce suitable asthetics. Just to keep them from expecting u to cut 8" down to 2" and make it look good too.
#2 - The rainy weather will always screw your schedule up

I hope u will be making killer $$ for this one, sounds like it may be a pita

04-06-2005, 11:07 PM
per cut will be around $10k. do you think thats good?