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MMLawn
05-21-2006, 11:03 PM
A little cell phone pic of one tiny section of a 24 acre campus that we maintain. We run 3 60" Z's and 1 72" Z on this one.

aDreamSoReal
05-21-2006, 11:23 PM
Cool! How long does it take you with all 4 machines?

mcwlandscaping
05-21-2006, 11:26 PM
looks great, ide love to be able to just mow that once. i love big propertys.

MMLawn
05-21-2006, 11:32 PM
That crew starts cutting it at 7AM and are usally done by 1PM, including the trimming and edging 10,000 feet of sidewalks and curbing.

DLCS
05-21-2006, 11:45 PM
That crew starts cutting it at 7AM and are usally done by 1PM, including the trimming and edging 10,000 feet of sidewalks and curbing.



Just out of curiosity, how many guys do you put on that property? Seems to me that 6hrs is really making good time for that amount of work. I couldn't imagine edging almost 2 miles of sidewalks, let alone on a 24 acre property.:)


Oh btw, how's that new enclosed trailer working out for you? Do you have any pics of it all set up?

MMLawn
05-22-2006, 04:09 PM
Just out of curiosity, how many guys do you put on that property? Seems to me that 6hrs is really making good time for that amount of work. I couldn't imagine edging almost 2 miles of sidewalks, let alone on a 24 acre property.:)


Oh btw, how's that new enclosed trailer working out for you? Do you have any pics of it all set up?

Funny Mike, because I've always felt like they were dragging and should be finished by noon. The reason I say that is with 4 guys cutting for 6 hours that only averages out to 1 acre per hour per man and I felt they should be doing better than that. As an example they finished today at 1:15PM. They then have to mow a sports complex that we maintain and on that it is 7.2 acres that is entirely fenced in and only 2 of them cut while 2-3 trim. No blowing or edging here at all yet they arrived there at 1:35PM and finished that at 3:30PM, so on that they are hauling :dizzy:

But I guess I shouldn't worry or complain...huh?.... as they maintained 31.7 acres in 8.5 hours

carcrz
05-22-2006, 04:54 PM
sounds like some good money.

lawncare18
05-22-2006, 04:59 PM
Can we see your new trailer and mower set up... thanks in advance and keep up the good work!!!!

MMLawn
05-22-2006, 05:24 PM
Can we see your new trailer and mower set up... thanks in advance and keep up the good work!!!!

I have a ton of equipment, trucks and trailers so I don't have any "one" pic of it all. If you search I have posted a pic of one of my traveling crews and their trailer with 2 Z's, 1 WB, a trim 21" mower, and all the handhelds. The trailer that DLCS was asking about is a new 2006 28' enclosed that I bought for my overnight traveling crew and there are a couple pics of it in the truck and trailer forum but I don't have any since it was outfitted and put in use, but will try and get some. The way that we decided was best for this crew and it's needs is that it carries three (3) 60" JD 757 ZTR's, one (1) 36" Hydro WB, one (1) 44" Hydro WB, one (1) Honda Commercial 21", three (3) Backpack blowers, one (1) WB Blower, four (4) trimmers, two (2) stick edgers, one (1) WB edger, three (3) Backpack Sprayers, 30 gallons of extra gas and 10 gallons of extra mix gas, and tons of odds and ends they need. They pull it with a 2005 F350 dually.

MMLawn
05-22-2006, 06:12 PM
Heres another one on a section of the campus. This is an open "rec area" and natural area behind the Admin offices. Sorry for the pic quality, but it is a cell phone pic again.

Metro Lawn
05-22-2006, 07:15 PM
Funny Mike, because I've always felt like they were dragging and should be finished by noon.

They must be...lol We cut a college campus here about the same size 23 acres. 4 Guys, 2 60" Super Zs, a bit more edging... in 4.5 hours.

MMLawn
05-22-2006, 07:40 PM
They must be...lol We cut a college campus here about the same size 23 acres. 4 Guys, 2 60" Super Zs, a bit more edging... in 4.5 hours.

Is that 23 acres of just turf? Or is it 23 including the buildings and hard surfaces? Also how many buliding on yours and do they all have trimming.

On ours the 24 acres is just the turf. The entire property is 73 ares but there are 17 bulidings and quite a bit of hardspace and parking on that 73 acres of course. My guys say that the trimming around the buildings is what is slowing them up. That's why I was there checking on them last week and snapped the cell pics.

br549oicu8
05-22-2006, 10:24 PM
Must be the camera phone...the stripes don't seem very defined.

Metro Lawn
05-23-2006, 12:11 AM
It is 23 acres of turf according to the original building plans from the contractor. Entire school is about 55 acres. The map I have shows 13 large buildings and about a dozen small out buildings.

MMLawn
05-23-2006, 04:29 PM
That just backs up what I figured then :cry: , my guys are dragging azz on this one :laugh: Thanks

cessnasovereign
05-23-2006, 04:57 PM
What are you charging for that one, about $300 a cut?

I just picked up 1 apartment complex, about 3 acres, and two are following it, so that's pretty big to me (probably not to ya'll though!)






lol and just kidding about the $300, maybe tack a 0 on it?

kc2006
05-23-2006, 09:19 PM
Mike's naturally wealthy and does the big accounts just for a hobby.

:D

MMLawn
05-25-2006, 08:49 PM
..........and does the big accounts just for a hobby.

:D


That's right. These small little 24 acre jobs I do for charity and just because....... :laugh:

ALarsh
05-25-2006, 09:58 PM
That first pic looks like your using a 48"?

MMLawn
05-25-2006, 10:18 PM
nope, it was a 60" and the pic was from taken across the street with a sorry azz Motorola V Cellphone camera (for a phone that is suppose to be as "eqiupped" and nice as the V phones are, the camera in it sux).

cessnasovereign
05-25-2006, 11:27 PM
What part of NC?

CLT here!!

MMLawn
05-26-2006, 06:29 PM
Based in Greensboro, but we cut all over NC.......Raleigh, Durham, Charlotte (YES...I said CLT :laugh: ), Statesville, Fayetteville. Burlington, Henderson, etc and of course Greensboro to name a few.