View Full Version : Weed Eating a Ditch 600 X 36

04-21-2009, 08:42 PM
Could someone tell me how long it would take to weed eat a ditch 600 ft X 36 ft wide it slopes down about 5ft to the bottom but gradual I know there are lots of variables but the grass would be about 8 inches high each time. I need to get an estimate on time as I have never done ditches before. Thanks In Advance.

04-21-2009, 08:45 PM
thats a big ditch. Cant push mow it?

04-21-2009, 08:52 PM
No its too bumpy to mow so it has to be done by weed eater

04-21-2009, 08:54 PM
Its a trimmer not a weed eater. That size ditch with 1 trimmer would take most if not all day.

04-21-2009, 08:59 PM
how about if you rent a rough terrain brush cutter

04-21-2009, 09:20 PM
I would have to agree with Ideal, a flail mower or brush cutter would probably cut your time and labor in half or better. One line trimmer would take you a good long while!! If your measurements are correct that is a half acre. 21,600 sq. ft. I would definitly consider an alternative to a line trimmer.

04-21-2009, 11:54 PM
Can you do a test on about 20 ft of the ditch? Then you can do the math. I've done this before on a quarter mile long ditch I had to weedeat. Came out right on the money.

04-22-2009, 09:13 PM
I think i will try the small area first with line trimmer and rough mower, thanks for the input

04-22-2009, 09:17 PM
My back hurts just thinking about this :p

I tell you thou, this might be a good time for putting some bicycle handles on the trimmer and then using the back & shoulder strap,
now the unfortunate part is the conversion is no little 5-minute thing so you almost really need a second trimmer.

04-22-2009, 10:13 PM
Make sure you bid that one right..... Or else you'll be kickin yourself everytime you do it.

04-23-2009, 03:00 PM
I've done ditches that long before. It will probably take two men about 2 hours to clean it up with trimmers. That's about 4 man hours and I would charge $175-$200. Ditch clean ups is back breaking work. You will earn every dime. Put the shoulder strap on the trimmer and wear a face shield.

04-23-2009, 03:11 PM
i would rent one of these,and then bid accordingly


04-24-2009, 02:10 AM

No one slammed him for using "weed eat". I guess Northerners use that slang too:D

04-24-2009, 09:44 AM

No one slammed him for using "weed eat". I guess Northerners use that slang too:D

Check post #4 :)