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Old 09-30-2013, 07:19 PM
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Cool, by the way, just wondering what you run for equipment? Mowers, trimmers, blowers? And I for one, would love to see pics of this property...
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Old 09-30-2013, 08:21 PM
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Cool, by the way, just wondering what you run for equipment? Mowers, trimmers, blowers? And I for one, would love to see pics of this property...
I run Dixie Chopper since 1985
I run 3 72'' mowers and 2 60'' mows I can run up to 9 mowers if I have to I own 10 mowers all Dixie Choppers, One is my spray rig.

Trimmers I run 2-130 2-110 Sthils 3 b85 sthil blowers 1 b55 blower. (old model I think its b55)
4 days only run 3 man crew on Fridays its a 4or5 man crew when I mow 70acres School and 27 acres Factory
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Old 10-01-2013, 10:03 PM
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I agree with 3.5-4.5hrs. and that's doing it right.
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Old 10-01-2013, 11:29 PM
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The only individual properties that large in the communities I service are the public schools and the local college. The largest apartment complex I can think of locally is a senior retirement community maybe 2 acres in size.

I had a trimmer with the handlebars, years ago, before I was in this business, but didn't care for it all that much. If you were trimming for hours at a time, then I can see the advantage on some properties, but for myself, I prefer the flexibility of a handheld. I do a goodly portion of my trimming one-handed.
Handle bar trimmers with strap I ran since 1981 so a person learns best way to trim. Works for me and yes I might trim 4-5 hrs non stop.
I try to trim to where you cant tell where I trimmed its same height as I mowed. You cant do that running a trimmer with one hand.
I run fix string head poly cut 40 Sthil head No feeders here
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Old 10-03-2013, 10:31 PM
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Some pics

Ok I mowed it Wednesday evening thinking was going be raining on Thursday morning but wasn't So my son and me trimmed it
Here is some photos I took
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Old 10-03-2013, 10:35 PM
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Old 10-04-2013, 08:20 PM
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Holy Smokes!!!!!! Just goes to show you how different something can be than what you think by looking at Google Earth. Wow, now that I see the photos I have even MORE respect for you guys!!! You were not kidding when you said it wasn't all that flat... And now you have me investigating Dixies... I am a pretty die hard Walker guy but I have always been interested in Dixie Chopper... I can't believe you have been running them since 85!!!! So cool!
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Old 10-04-2013, 10:40 PM
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Holy Smokes!!!!!! Just goes to show you how different something can be than what you think by looking at Google Earth. Wow, now that I see the photos I have even MORE respect for you guys!!! You were not kidding when you said it wasn't all that flat... And now you have me investigating Dixies... I am a pretty die hard Walker guy but I have always been interested in Dixie Chopper... I can't believe you have been running them since 85!!!! So cool!
In person things do look different that's for sure.

At the bid meeting this spring The contactors talking it up all was asking me how long it takes since I did this job in past. I told them they thought I was BS them
Bad thing about this place its all public everybody knows your price but this is a 3 year contact with a 5% raise each year
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Old 10-08-2013, 09:10 AM
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4-5 hrs looks about right if I had to bid of the picture
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