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outsidepride
04-21-2009, 07:42 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.

punt66
04-21-2009, 07:45 PM
thats a big ditch. Cant push mow it?

outsidepride
04-21-2009, 07:52 PM
No its too bumpy to mow so it has to be done by weed eater

punt66
04-21-2009, 07:54 PM
Its a trimmer not a weed eater. That size ditch with 1 trimmer would take most if not all day.

IdealLawnCare
04-21-2009, 07:59 PM
how about if you rent a rough terrain brush cutter

Genlandscape
04-21-2009, 08:20 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.

jsw2008
04-21-2009, 10:54 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.

outsidepride
04-22-2009, 08:13 PM
I think i will try the small area first with line trimmer and rough mower, thanks for the input

topsites
04-22-2009, 08:17 PM
Omg...
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.

capelawncare.com
04-22-2009, 09:13 PM
Make sure you bid that one right..... Or else you'll be kickin yourself everytime you do it.

DennisF
04-23-2009, 02:00 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.

traman
04-23-2009, 02:11 PM
i would rent one of these,and then bid accordingly


http://www.amazon.com/Husqvarna-PPWT62522X-961720005-HiWHL-Trimmer/dp/B0013K02F4/ref=pd_bbs_3?ie=UTF8&s=hi&qid=1240510151&sr=8-3

LouisianaLawnboy
04-24-2009, 01:10 AM
WOW

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

punt66
04-24-2009, 08:44 AM
WOW

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

Check post #4 :)