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ProMo
04-13-2011, 08:45 AM
looking for someone that can replace about 300 sf sod in the Winter Springs area

Landscape Poet
04-13-2011, 09:23 PM
looking for someone that can replace about 300 sf sod in the Winter Springs area

Sending you a PM.

ProMo
04-14-2011, 08:26 AM
now up to 1-2 pallets

Landscape Poet
04-14-2011, 08:47 AM
Thought I had sent you a PM last night, after reviewing my outgoing messages it looks like it did not take, there is one there for you now

ajslands
04-14-2011, 09:28 AM
now up to 1-2 pallets

300 sq ft is not 1-2 pallets.
It's 1/2 a pallet
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ProMo
04-14-2011, 10:11 AM
300 sq ft is not 1-2 pallets.
It's 1/2 a pallet
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Actually 300 sf is a bit over 1/2 pallet and the 300sf is now 500-1000 sf depending on what the customer wants

ajslands
04-14-2011, 11:32 AM
700 sq ft is on a pallet so 300 is less than half.
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Florida Gardener
04-14-2011, 11:45 AM
No, 500 is a pallet...
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zturncutter
04-14-2011, 03:23 PM
Guys, the square footage on a pallet depends on the type of grass, what part of the country you are in and the grower. When I used to throw a lot of Bahia in my younger years many times I would pull the top 3 or 4 layers and find the center filled with pieces. Maybe 350 to 360 actually on the pallet, supposed to be 400, bahia is usually cut thicker so that it will hold together.

unkownfl
04-14-2011, 09:29 PM
Around here most pallets are 400, 450, and 500 depending on where you get it and the verity of the turf.

Landscape Poet
04-14-2011, 09:50 PM
all answers are correct!!! muck base seems to be more often than not 500's around here. Sand 400. Most Bahia is 500. Zoysia is usually 400.

Remember when you tell the customer - 400 is what a square of pallet is .....this works in your favor most of the time because on most jobs you can get more for your money on 5's and charge the customer for a number of 400s

Ric
04-15-2011, 04:52 AM
all answers are correct!!! muck base seems to be more often than not 500's around here. Sand 400. Most Bahia is 500. Zoysia is usually 400.

Remember when you tell the customer - 400 is what a square of pallet is .....this works in your favor most of the time because on most jobs you can get more for your money on 5's and charge the customer for a number of 400s

Mikey

I question 500 sq ft Bahia pallets??? A 400 pallet of Bahia is 4500 lbs. A 500 Bahia pallet would have to be 5600 lbs. 4500 lbs is already hard to handle for most fork lifts or skid steers etc that would be on the job. An 18 wheeler can carry 18 pallets of Dry St Augustine and only 14 of Bahia if all pallets are 400.

zturncutter
04-15-2011, 08:11 AM
All of Joel's Bahia at Other Side Sod is 400 per pallet, just bought a pallet last week for a small patch job. Someone may be doing 500 per but I have never seen it, that would be one hell of a heavy pallet now let alone in the summer once things get wet.

knox gsl
04-15-2011, 08:11 AM
Why would someone want bahaia grass, I always thought of it as junk grass.
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Landscape Poet
04-15-2011, 08:18 AM
Mikey

I question 500 sq ft Bahia pallets??? A 400 pallet of Bahia is 4500 lbs. A 500 Bahia pallet would have to be 5600 lbs. 4500 lbs is already hard to handle for most fork lifts or skid steers etc that would be on the job. An 18 wheeler can carry 18 pallets of Dry St Augustine and only 14 of Bahia if all pallets are 400.

Ric,

You are correct, just seen that I typed in 500 on Bahia. And yes that would be a heavy pallet for sure.

zturncutter
04-15-2011, 08:20 AM
Some of the lawns I cut are 5 to 10 acres, in a rural area, the big properties are usually Bahia. If it is cut @ 3.5" to 4.5" with sharp blades it can look decent. The other grasses are just to expensive to maintain, irrigation, chemicals etc.

Ric
04-15-2011, 09:30 AM
All of Joel's Bahia at Other Side Sod is 400 per pallet, just bought a pallet last week for a small patch job. Someone may be doing 500 per but I have never seen it, that would be one hell of a heavy pallet now let alone in the summer once things get wet.

Zturn

Joel at one time was doing 90% Bahia. I do his Pre-install burn outs and the occassional touch up when his customer develops weeds in there new sod. Of course I get a few new customers because of it. Joel is a real stand up guy but like all of us is hurting because of the economy




Ric,

You are correct, just seen that I typed in 500 on Bahia. And yes that would be a heavy pallet for sure.

Mikey


I think life is tougher for you

Landscape Poet
04-15-2011, 08:31 PM
Mikey


I think life is tougher for you

Ric,

At your age. Just glad you still have the ability to think (not that I am saying it is clear).

Michael

Ric
04-16-2011, 02:43 PM
Ric,

At your age. Just glad you still have the ability to think (not that I am saying it is clear).

Michael

Mikey

As the front running for this years Carl Spackler Award you got my vote.

Keith
04-16-2011, 05:05 PM
Bahia pallets just look so tall because they usually have a few cow pies sandwiched in there.

Landscape Poet
04-16-2011, 07:10 PM
Mikey

As the front running for this years Carl Spackler Award you got my vote.

The Front Runner????? Losing your eyesight in the later years Ric? Hit the zoom on the browser so you can see what you are typing old man!