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Old 06-06-2010, 06:34 PM
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need help pricing overgrown property

I just picked up a few new customers today and one guy has a 1 acre lot that he rents out. it hasn't been cut at all this year i don't think and is about 2 feet in some areas. he wants it cut every other week after this cut and wants me to trim back some large bushes that are growing into some windows. not sure how to price it out or what to use?? plz any help would be appreciated as I'm 14 and still learning thanks!
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Old 06-06-2010, 06:49 PM
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Rent a tractor with a bush hog. Charge him the rent of the tractor x3 for labor, gas, etc. Thats what I would say.
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Old 06-06-2010, 06:55 PM
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there are a few small hills on the property is a tractor with a bush hog going to scalp badly if i go over small bumps? also i wanted to keep the expenses as low as possible because he has a lot more work for me and i don't want to scare him off. would my toro proline be able to handle some pretty tall grass (from 1-2feet in some places)?
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Im sure it wouldn't scalp. Their pretty big as far as I know. I'm sure your Proline COULD do it but you would spend 5x the amount of time to make 10 passes when the hog could do it in 1 or 2. Not only the time but everything would wear faster. Tell him if he wants it done right let you do it the right way. Bush hog or not.
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Old 06-06-2010, 06:59 PM
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1 acre you say.. I just did half acre a few weeks ago for 400$ so I'd say 800$ and you'll probably use about 62-65 bags. I did mine with an exmark 56", mulched it 3 times and bagged it twice.
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Old 06-06-2010, 07:03 PM
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Get the money up front.
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Old 06-06-2010, 07:06 PM
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Okay and about the Proline: An acre is 90.75 yards wide or 3267 inches. 3267/32=102.09375 So you are going to make 103 passes. Probably closer to 300-400 to double/triple cut.
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Old 06-06-2010, 07:16 PM
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so with the bushes up front does 800 sound reasonable? and would this include trimming around everything? and should i buy a bag for my toro or should i bay with my lawnboys?
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Old 06-06-2010, 07:18 PM
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so with the bushes up front does 800 sound reasonable? and would this include trimming around everything? and should i buy a bag for my toro or should i bay with my lawnboys?
O no no no! 800$ just for mowing! Bushes, I'd say 20-30$ per bush.
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Old 06-06-2010, 07:19 PM
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Okay and about the Proline: An acre is 90.75 yards wide or 3267 inches. 3267/32=102.09375 So you are going to make 103 passes. Probably closer to 300-400 to double/triple cut.
He'll have to cut it 4-5 times
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