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Old 11-02-2006, 09:19 AM
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12 Acre Senior Housing in MD

Need help....12 acres of turf, mostly flat, open, very minor edging as most are asphalt no curbs. Cuurently Brickamn does 5 men, 2 days (1 ZTR, two w/b) I came from Large company in Bowie, they were 150-180 acre. At 22/man hr i come to 1760 cut, includes trimming, edging, cut, blow, bed weeding. Sounds high, but i KNOW Complete, Lastings are getting these numbers. Waht do you think? Also 200 yd mulch, prune 2x yr (211 units, 5 min each, and 1 apt bldg, 3 guys 3 hrs) Apprecaite any help, just looking for some feedback.
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Old 11-02-2006, 09:27 AM
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that doesn't sound right. 12 acres open, mostly flat= 2 days? This isn't right. I could do 12 acres by myslef in 1/4 of the time. Somebody nomally says that they will come in with a wam and chrge 20/acre. JMO
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Old 11-02-2006, 11:15 AM
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$22 a man hour are you kidding? Are you in biz to make money or work for free?


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At 22/man hr i come to 1760 cut
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Old 11-02-2006, 11:25 AM
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just for the cut i would charge $60/acre that comes out to i think $720 a cut dont have one that big 3 guys can bang out a 6 acre church in about 2 hours
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Old 11-02-2006, 11:33 AM
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We do a 14 acre townhouse HOA that takes 2 of us 9 hours. Edging, trimming, mowing and blowing for a little over $500 and i was the middle bidder. Each house has its own drive way which equals a lot of edging. If we just mow it, 1 guy can mow the entire thing in 4 hours. Here is a link to a pic of it, although it is only partial, this is the main part. http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=128359
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Old 11-02-2006, 01:20 PM
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Ok Then

$60 per acre? Gas in DC will be 3.75, My labor will be Foreman of 15hr, Asst of 11hr, three labor of 9-10hr....This place is Hihg end (senator retirerment village) 12 acres, mostly flat, 1 lake 2.3 mile of trails to be mainttained. High detail, blow as soon as cut (not end of day) $60 per acre??? my labor cost per day will be around 500, fuel 75, insurance, phone, advertising, repairs you have got to be kidding about 720 per cut......most companies here get 600 day MINIMUN for three man crew...1760/2=880. No way can do for 720 a cut.
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Old 11-02-2006, 01:23 PM
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[QUOTE=dcgreenspro]that doesn't sound right. 12 acres open, mostly flat= 2 I could do 12 acres by myslef in 1/4 of the time.

Really???? 12 acres in 1/4 of 16 hrs....4 hrs for 12 acres??? Ive never seen it, not a good job anyway, this isnt mow and go...
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Old 11-02-2006, 03:08 PM
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3 acres per hour is feasible with just one mower with flat land and not many obstacles. I'll give you the fact that you have to worry about all the other maintenance stuff, but still...2 days with multiple crewmen? Brickman has got to be slackin on that one.
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Old 11-02-2006, 03:38 PM
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[QUOTE=tulipgrove]
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that doesn't sound right. 12 acres open, mostly flat= 2 I could do 12 acres by myslef in 1/4 of the time.

Really???? 12 acres in 1/4 of 16 hrs....4 hrs for 12 acres??? Ive never seen it, not a good job anyway, this isnt mow and go...
First, you asked a question, and we're answering. That tone isn't necessary. Don't insult others services without seeing it. All areas charge different rates. Your price where i'm from would get laughed at and tossed in the trash.
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$22 a man hour are you kidding? Are you in biz to make money or work for free?
The large companies like TG and Brinkman charge a lot more than $22 in your area on these large complexes?
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