Register free!
Search
 
     

The Green Industry's Resource Center


Click for Weather
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #11  
Old 09-28-2013, 11:29 PM
olajoe808 olajoe808 is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Zone 5b
Posts: 124
Quote:
Originally Posted by Snyder's Lawn Inc View Post
Dang I need to slow down then LOL My crew of 3 does it 3.5 hrs 4.5 hrs when we edge
3 trims 3 mows ,run 2 60'' and 1 72'' mowers
that is some good hustling. I do about a third of that myself in about 2-2.5 hrs but very hilly and trees with a 48" but i will dust guys half my age. Not tooting my horn but it so obvious on this site that lot of the younger generation they don't make em like they used to.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 09-29-2013, 12:30 AM
herler herler is offline
LawnSite Gold Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 3,230
Quote:
Originally Posted by Snyder's Lawn Inc View Post
WHAT are you talking about
That photo was taken last year when I wasn't doing it Sorry I didn't buy the Google Earth to get updated pics
It pays well I don't rush but I don't stop smell the flowers either
If you think it should take 30 hrs to do the job right. So you saying I have 10.5 hrs I'm doing it wrong Ok!!!
No, since we've had a really wet year and those pictures being from last year means you are rushing it a lot worse than I thought.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 09-29-2013, 12:58 AM
Snyder's Lawn Inc's Avatar
Snyder's Lawn Inc Snyder's Lawn Inc is offline
LawnSite Gold Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Kirksville Mo
Posts: 3,537
Quote:
Originally Posted by olajoe808 View Post
that is some good hustling. I do about a third of that myself in about 2-2.5 hrs but very hilly and trees with a 48" but i will dust guys half my age. Not tooting my horn but it so obvious on this site that lot of the younger generation they don't make em like they used to.
I'm not a spring chicken My 21 yr old son cant keep up with me on a trimmer and he has been working for me since he was 14.

One thing I use to do this job in the late 80s and all of the 90s up to 04 when I was low balled and it took that company 8 yrs before they closed there doors .

So I really know my way around this site I could do it blind folded.

Mowing is the easy part on this job The trimming is the longest part
If one guy did it and I have done it 3 hrs to mow w/ 60'' and 5 hrs to trim 1 to clean up and 2 hrs to edge it. Back in 80s did with 50'' mowers it took a lot longer then then does with 60'' now. Its really fast with 72'' doing the open areas.

We always trim before we mow its faster that way.
I have another one about same size we do after we finish this one every Thursday.
I run FS130 bike handle with poly cut 40 head fix string I cut a path up to 16-18''. That save time on the trimming side and helps the mowing part to, you don't have slow down on trying to get close to things with a mower
__________________
Snyder's New Lawn Service Inc.
Since 1981
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 09-29-2013, 12:59 AM
Kelly's Landscaping's Avatar
Kelly's Landscaping Kelly's Landscaping is offline
LawnSite Gold Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Milford CT
Posts: 3,654
With out seeing the others responses I was balling parking it at around 4 hours of mowing and 4 for trimming I didn't bother figuring the blow off so 10.5 hours feels about right.
__________________
http://kellyslandscaping.org/
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 09-29-2013, 01:25 AM
Snyder's Lawn Inc's Avatar
Snyder's Lawn Inc Snyder's Lawn Inc is offline
LawnSite Gold Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Kirksville Mo
Posts: 3,537
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kelly's Landscaping View Post
With out seeing the others responses I was balling parking it at around 4 hours of mowing and 4 for trimming I didn't bother figuring the blow off so 10.5 hours feels about right.


We have a winner

You think the time you gave would be rushing the job or work at your pace
__________________
Snyder's New Lawn Service Inc.
Since 1981
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 09-29-2013, 09:50 AM
MOturkey's Avatar
MOturkey MOturkey is offline
LawnSite Silver Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Bolivar, MO
Posts: 2,538
Everyone works at a different pace, and often with different methodology. Working solo, or with my wife, who only mows, I'd rather take more time on the Z to save myself the more physical work of trimming as much as I can, but I'm not doubting that the reverse works for you.

I don't do any properties nearly as large as that, but do one small apartment complex that probably corresponds to a two or three building section of this property, and that takes me just about an hour to mow, trim, and blow (no edging, the property owner is too cheap), so if you multiply that by 10...
__________________
Neill Prater
Dependable Mowing Service
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 09-29-2013, 12:05 PM
Groomer's Avatar
Groomer Groomer is offline
LawnSite Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: south west ohio institute of lawn grooming
Posts: 1,286
that google earth pic makes me appreciate being totally residential. lol
kudos to you Snyder for still sticking with it!
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 09-29-2013, 12:17 PM
Snyder's Lawn Inc's Avatar
Snyder's Lawn Inc Snyder's Lawn Inc is offline
LawnSite Gold Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Kirksville Mo
Posts: 3,537
Quote:
Originally Posted by MOturkey View Post
Everyone works at a different pace, and often with different methodology. Working solo, or with my wife, who only mows, I'd rather take more time on the Z to save myself the more physical work of trimming as much as I can, but I'm not doubting that the reverse works for you.

I don't do any properties nearly as large as that, but do one small apartment complex that probably corresponds to a two or three building section of this property, and that takes me just about an hour to mow, trim, and blow (no edging, the property owner is too cheap), so if you multiply that by 10...
So to you this is a large complex.
Its a med size one I have you might freak if I showed you my biggest one, it takes 6 hrs x 3 man crew
Trimming isn't physical work if the trimmer you run is set up right.
I see it being physical if you have hand held models but mine are bike handles with shoulder straps less stress on the arms and the back.
__________________
Snyder's New Lawn Service Inc.
Since 1981
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 09-29-2013, 12:19 PM
Snyder's Lawn Inc's Avatar
Snyder's Lawn Inc Snyder's Lawn Inc is offline
LawnSite Gold Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Kirksville Mo
Posts: 3,537
Quote:
Originally Posted by Groomer View Post
that google earth pic makes me appreciate being totally residential. lol
kudos to you Snyder for still sticking with it!
no money in residential here
__________________
Snyder's New Lawn Service Inc.
Since 1981
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 09-29-2013, 02:48 PM
zspeed130 zspeed130 is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Indianapolis,Indiana
Posts: 161
Snyder, How many units in each building approximatly? Is that apartments? Does not look like condos. also can't really tell but is it a combo of buildings and carports? If so how many car ports? I am curious to compare to a couple of my contracts.

Thanks, You always post some good food for thought.

Z
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump





Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©1998 - 2012, LawnSite.comô - Moose River Media
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:04 PM.

Page generated in 0.09386 seconds with 10 queries