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Old 02-27-2014, 10:18 AM
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sounds like the $300 is a thing to try to get you to come down. in other words "hey i got a big property. I got a bid for $300. can you beat that?" when in reality they dont have a bid in. or if they do they are just trying to be cheep. doesnt sound like an account I would want to be honest. I dont think that a guy on a ztr will mow all that in 2 hours either

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Old 03-01-2014, 09:51 PM
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Originally Posted by walkerway View Post
From what I understand is the property itself is eight acres minus the apartment buildings and streets and trees and landscaping so that leaves you with the balance to be mowed and trimmed. One man on zero turn maybe 2hours =$120 another 2 guys trimming and possible little push mowing should easy get done by the 2 hour mark=$140 lastly 15-20 minutes with guys on leaf blowers.= $40, easy $300.
You must be pretty new at this?
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Old 03-01-2014, 10:27 PM
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Originally Posted by TnToutdoors View Post
Nothing better than running out the last 3 ft of sidewalk furthest away from the truck. You really appreciate how long string last when hiring new guys. I can go days without respooling. New guy will burn it up in 6 yards
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no one believes me when I tell them I reload a line trimmer maybe once a week if Im doing it myself.

Ive seen guys run it out in under ten minutes.

Those whacker heads with the strips that click in, rather than spool out (forget what they are called) look curious.

something like that with a bunch in a cargo pocket might work for a property like this, rather than the lazy walk all the way back to the truckÖ. could take 30 minutes to finish the last bit of whack.
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