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Old 02-06-2014, 10:26 PM
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Time requirement to topdress a lawn

For those that topdress with a Turfco/Earth and Turf/Ecolawn applicator...

What kind of time does it take you to actually apply material to a lawn and clean up. From pulling up to the curb, to blowing away the last bit of material from walks? Lets say a standard 7-8k sq ft lawn, for examples sake.

I am looking at buying a used machine b/f spring and am trying to work out some pricing. If I had to throw a dart, I would say 1.5 hours to do a job like this from start to finish. Am I off?
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Old 02-06-2014, 10:29 PM
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Me and one guy could do that in 45 minutes to 1 hour with variances due to moisture content of material. Distance from dump trailer to area of application and ease of acces to open vs closed in areas
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Old 02-06-2014, 10:32 PM
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OK thanks. My 1.5 hours was for one man so not too far off though topdressing over the long haul solo would get to be overwhelming for one guy I'm sure.
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Old 02-06-2014, 10:56 PM
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I'm not sure you would be able to do it that quick alone. Maybe?
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Old 02-06-2014, 11:22 PM
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I'm not sure you would be able to do it that quick alone. Maybe?
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Ya I am sure one guy would take more than just a multiple of 2...

At any rate, given the cost of the compost material I have located, and time estimate here, I am thinking price the service somewhere around $70/K all in. More if pre-aeration is desired.
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