View Full Version : 42 mile update

01-17-2004, 08:12 PM
The bid for the bush hogging of 42 miles of right of way was awarded to a group for $1200.00 per cut or $14,400.00 per year, or about $28.00 per mile. How cheap can you mow.

01-17-2004, 09:35 PM
That may sound bad, but if it is 10 ft. or less of right of way, mowing with the proper size equipment, at 5mph 1 man could get done in 8.4 hours and at 4mph= 10.5 hrs. and 3 mph= 14 hrs. and make $1,200 in 1 days work, that is good money around here

01-17-2004, 09:44 PM
Man that is cheap! Used to mow appx. 30 miles for a small town here. We charged $100 per mile because it was such a PITA to mow. LOTS of houses and mail boxes. They set up their own public works dept. last year so we lost that job plus lots of others.

01-17-2004, 09:47 PM
If that happended (with those prices) up here in NJ, there would be an investigation I can tell you.

01-18-2004, 12:47 AM

01-18-2004, 05:06 AM
I couldn't do it for that.
what kind of hyway is this. an interstate, 4 lane, 2 lane or what.
Most right of ways are more like 30' and on for lanes here it is about 60' with median. Tell more of what it is. I remember reading but don't remember the details.

01-18-2004, 09:36 AM
Bush hogging the right of way, approx. 20' wide in a subdivision, using their tractor. The group that won the bid is a youth academy.Next close bid was $2200.00 per cut.