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Old 06-15-2013, 10:39 PM
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Bidding a park

There is a park near me that is having problems keeping up their vacant lots, I was told by the maintenance supervisor to put in a bid. What ballpark area should I be looking at? Are there any things that I should worry about when cutting? I'll be buying a larger mower for this any suggestions? Any help as always is appreciated.
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Old 06-15-2013, 10:40 PM
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Old 06-15-2013, 11:33 PM
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Check check check?
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Old 06-16-2013, 09:41 AM
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You're confusing me... Will you be cutting the Park or the vacant lots?

If they're vacant lots, Make sure there isnt any rocks or other hard objects that could ruin the machine or you.

Also when bidding on county places many want you to come in cheaper than if they would do it themselves. Which is very har usually without selling yourself short!
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Old 06-16-2013, 06:57 PM
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Lazor I would be cutting the vacant lots in the park, not the common areas so it would likely be a per lot bid. I've got about .50 per lot in fuel, $8 an hour per man 2 man crew and 40 hours for the park. I would likely be running a 60" walk behind with a sulky and the other guy whipping.
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Old 06-16-2013, 08:41 PM
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My market bears 1.33 a minute or more something tells me these abandoned parks will not go their.
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Old 06-16-2013, 09:33 PM
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You're confusing me... Will you be cutting the Park or the vacant lots?

If they're vacant lots, Make sure there isnt any rocks or other hard objects that could ruin the machine or you.

Also when bidding on county places many want you to come in cheaper than if they would do it themselves. Which is very har usually without selling yourself short!
Why advocate that for some one to low ball to get the job?
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Old 06-17-2013, 04:56 PM
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I took your advice lazor and it appeared that even on the high side of my bid it cost less for me to do it than for them to do it so I might be getting the green light for a 900 vacant lot park
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Old 06-17-2013, 09:51 PM
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I hope you're getting at least 3500 for 80 MH's worth of work
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Old 06-17-2013, 10:07 PM
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No I'm only getting 2200. I'm thinking I may have horribly underbid?
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