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Old 10-18-2012, 09:32 PM
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28 Acres...no clue where to start!

Yes he is right that sounds like from what u said it is over your head. Start small and work up slowly. Never put all your eggs in one place good luck
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Old 10-18-2012, 09:52 PM
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If you can rent a mower somewhere you could offer to do it once for 1000 just to see how long it takes.
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Old 10-18-2012, 11:05 PM
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I do not have this on lockdown and they asked for a proposal. They are unsure if they are going to get a company to maintain it or do it in house. I personally am thinking about $1250 a cut or $2500 a month. That will be me and probably 2 other guys. I figure I can run a nice 60 or 72 ztr and the other guys can do the shrubs/weedeating/blowing/etc.
I did a 22 acre campground for $1850 a cut and it wasnt worth it. We had 3 Ztrs on it and it took a full day.
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Old 10-18-2012, 11:13 PM
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They'll laugh at your price. Obviously you don't have the equipment on hand or employee's and are trying to live a pipe dream. Splash some water on your face and wake up. The part where you don't have a clue where to start is a red flag. It's over your head. Don't be getting mad at me for spilling the cold hard facts. I'm solo, I don't care if they said they'd pay me 3k a week I would turn it down.
Half the people on here would push mow it for $3k/week.
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Old 10-18-2012, 11:14 PM
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we do a 29 acre complex and i get 3100 a month. if that helps any.
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Old 10-18-2012, 11:30 PM
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I bet it was a good dream thou...

Let me give you another clue, you're not the only one who has no idea what they're talking about...
Many years ago I was given the opportunity to bid on an office park that I was told was between 2-4 acres in size...
And like yourself, if they said it was 28 acres I took their word for it because I had no way of knowing otherwise.
BIG mistake.

Not until now was I able to figure out how big the place actually was...
Total lot size, 8 acres.

And I have nobody else to blame.
So how do you know if it's 28 acres, or 50, or maybe it's 80?

You need that kind of experience where you can tell, or it will fry your tail.

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Old 10-18-2012, 11:44 PM
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The first thing you have to do is figure up somewhat accurately how long it will take you to cut it. If you can't do that, probably not ready for that yet
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Old 10-19-2012, 07:06 AM
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I did a 22 acre campground for $1850 a cut and it wasnt worth it. We had 3 Ztrs on it and it took a full day.
We do one property that is 13 acres, very little trimming, with 2 Z's and a Walker and it takes us around 4 hours. I think 28 acres will take more than one day with just one Z and a Walker. Good luck to you, but if they do put it out to bid don't expect to beat out an LCO with the right equipment to do the job.
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Old 10-19-2012, 07:21 AM
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Here's the key thing PRIVATE SCHOOL..... unless it's some type of charter school with loaded of high end dollars, they will be looking for absolutely cheapest price possible. We dealt with 2 private schools for a couple of years, both of them around 4, 5 acres a piece, both were total pains and had to constantly hear it about funds and the such.

Is all 28 acres going to be mowed?
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Old 10-19-2012, 07:39 AM
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I do not have this on lockdown and they asked for a proposal. They are unsure if they are going to get a company to maintain it or do it in house. I personally am thinking about $1250 a cut or $2500 a month. That will be me and probably 2 other guys. I figure I can run a nice 60 or 72 ztr and the other guys can do the shrubs/weedeating/blowing/etc.
Another dream. He wants to be the one riding on the mower because it's a bigger mower then he's using now.
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