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2stroke
09-10-2008, 08:14 PM
can rent a tractor with brush hog behind it for $165.00 per day, or a minimum 2hr rental of about $75.00. i have 2 bids to give out. fist is about an acre and a half. just mostly tall grass and some bigger weeds. second one is 4 acres, has 1 year of growth. and has small trees poping up. about as big around as a thumb. will a brush hog handle the second one or do i need something bigger?

Huntsman
09-10-2008, 08:24 PM
I suppose your question regarding the second lot and trees depends on the bush hog but I can't imagine any machine not being able to handle this. Even the el cheapo off brands are designed for this type of work. Should be a piece of cake. You need to be very watchful for rocks and other debris as that's the problem with strange territory.

SuperDuty335
09-10-2008, 08:25 PM
Yes, a rotary mower behind a tractor can handle thumb-sized trees.

2stroke
09-10-2008, 08:26 PM
how about pricing per acre?

lawns Etc
09-10-2008, 08:27 PM
$200 per acre thats what I charge

2stroke
09-10-2008, 08:39 PM
about how long does it take to do an acre?

howierd3866
09-10-2008, 08:50 PM
those jobs our too small to base it by the acre...because if you use this price on the next job you maybe off. But now I said that if you total it up because they small...1: $200.00...2: $500.00......then you need to figure in travel time also not knowing how far you are away front the job that would chance the price...also dont price the one job with the ideal you are going to get the 2nd one too...sometime that doesn't work out....

milkie62
09-11-2008, 01:44 AM
If there is not alot of guys in your area doing it you would beable to get it.But in my area to many farmers and bush hogging goes about $50-65 an acre.But you would beable to figure in a travel fee for small jobs.

tnpete
09-14-2008, 08:03 AM
$200 per acre thats what I charge

WOW it takes me 2.6 hours with a 10ft bushhog to get what you get in an hour.
Guess that shows how different it is from. Tn to NJ.
For the most part we can average about $15 to $17 per acre.

Pete

lawns Etc
09-14-2008, 07:59 PM
I have a $200 minimum to show up with Kubota and brush hog thats up to 1 hour and $50 per hr after that I didnt mention that part but on average I can do about an acre an hour.$15 hr with diesel and your time you are at about $4 hr profit I will sit home and watch TV before I make $4 hr

tnpete
09-14-2008, 08:32 PM
I have a $200 minimum to show up with Kubota and brush hog thats up to 1 hour and $50 per hr after that I didnt mention that part but on average I can do about an acre an hour.$15 hr with diesel and your time you are at about $4 hr profit I will sit home and watch TV before I make $4 hr

Yes but I am using a 10 ft bushhog. Not a 4ft one. That is where the difference comes in. If I could only do an acre an hour. I would not even think about doing it. Shoot that is like someone bidding a 4 acre yard with 20" push mower. You need the equipment to do the job. But would love to get 2 jobs per day here with your pay. Keep up the good work.
Wish I could get that price. But I could not get that with my trackhoe here.
And even at $15 worth of \fuel for me. That leaves $60+ per hour. Not anywhere the $4 your tractor would make doing it the same way. Also most jobs are 50+ acres also. so not just a small job.
Again like in the other post wish I could make that kind of $$ here,i would work 2 jobs and fish the rest of the day. But just not going to happen in the south. Shoot about everyone had a tractor and bushhog.
Pete

DBL
09-14-2008, 08:33 PM
about $15 to $17 per acre.


wow that is a huge difference

DuallyVette
09-14-2008, 09:04 PM
I have a JD4400 hst with a 6 foot Bush Hog. I charge $400/$500 minimum since I have to hook it up, load it up and drive to one job. I'll kill a half a day just to mow an acre. I usually get a few jobs a year mowing an acre or two that's 4' to 5' tall. I have done 18 acres for $1800 , and 7 acres for $900.

My housekeeper has 5 acres. I offered her a special rate $300. She got someone with a ZTR to mow it for $125. I think it was a crackhead relative

howierd3866
09-14-2008, 09:08 PM
I have a $200 minimum to show up with Kubota and brush hog thats up to 1 hour and $50 per hr after that I didnt mention that part but on average I can do about an acre an hour.$15 hr with diesel and your time you are at about $4 hr profit I will sit home and watch TV before I make $4 hr

that how we figure our small job..just dont get enough of them..reason I like them they usaully pay right then

milkie62
09-14-2008, 11:48 PM
The job I just did last week was just slightly over 2 acres,travel time 20 minutes,mow time 2 hrs---Had to mow some areas twice to grind up brush better.So I guess total was around 3hrs and I got $200.

Albery's Lawn & Tractor
09-14-2008, 11:59 PM
$150 to even load up plus 1 hours work. After that its $75 an hour for easy bush hogging (tall grass and weeds) and $125 for rough jobs. I calculate from the time I leave the shop til the time I get back. Remember repairs aren't cheap and stuff does break.

tnpete
09-16-2008, 07:48 AM
As I posted I am not doing small jobs... And glad most can get the great prices for doing it.
And I know its worth each $$ you get. As it does take $$ to load and haul the stuff out.
If it were small jobs like under an hour. Guess i would try to get a lot more then. But do not bother with the smaller jobs. But just goes to show different parts of the country charges different. And depends on how many tractors and bushhogs are around. Shoot here about everyone has one.
May everyone keep getting there price on the jobs you can get.
Pete