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Old 10-25-2006, 05:24 PM
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mowing bid estimating software

Are there any companies that sell software programs on estimatind the size of the mowing job by square feet or something like that. also what about mulch, dirt, sod that type of thing.
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Old 10-25-2006, 07:35 PM
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if you do a search i know there is one for mulch and stone.
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Old 10-25-2006, 07:36 PM
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Are there any companies that sell software programs on estimatind the size of the mowing job by square feet or something like that. also what about mulch, dirt, sod that type of thing.
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Old 10-25-2006, 09:00 PM
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Old 10-25-2006, 09:15 PM
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here is a free calculator for square footage and stuff....
http://www.measurearea.com/calcs.html

Here is one for getting the cubic yard for mulch and stuff
http://www.soilbuildingsystems.com/CubicYard.php

OR go to the top of this page and click on the lil yellow tab towards the top that says "free tools"
there is a mulch/soil calculator that is the best in my opinion
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Old 10-25-2006, 09:59 PM
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Old 10-26-2006, 12:14 AM
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the biggest thing im looking for right now is just a program that will help you estimating grass mowing time.
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Old 10-26-2006, 02:02 AM
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the biggest thing im looking for right now is just a program that will help you estimating grass mowing time.
I think you're only going to be able to estimate mowing time through experience. Just too many variables...

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How much ground speed can you get while still keeping high cut quality?
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Mulching or discharging/bagging?
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Old 10-26-2006, 02:08 AM
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I think you're only going to be able to estimate mowing time through experience. Just too many variables...
I agree, I have a 1 acre property that takes me 3 hours and I have a 4 hour property that takes just under 3 hours. I have a breakdown somewhere with actual property sizes & times. When I come across it I will post it for you.
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Old 10-26-2006, 02:11 AM
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Here ya go. Hope this helps you. Here is a link to a thread about this also.
http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=140184
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