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Old 11-01-2006, 08:42 PM
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Anyone have any idea what to charge for rolling a lawn? 1/3 acre, have to rent the roller for $45.
it will take you 1.5hr. i'd charge $155 if flat..

it is not for sod, right? because you dont really have to roll sod....

if it's for just bumps, can you make a hitch or attachment on your mower? then it'd be a lot less.
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Old 11-01-2006, 08:58 PM
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Anyone have any idea what to charge for rolling a lawn? 1/3 acre, have to rent the roller for $45.
you can buy a roller for $99. Just buy one. I usually dont roll lawns, I only roll lawns when I put new sod down. But when I do, it only costs $8 to rent.
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Old 11-02-2006, 05:43 AM
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you can buy a roller for $99. Just buy one. I usually dont roll lawns, I only roll lawns when I put new sod down. But when I do, it only costs $8 to rent.
DOUBT one of those cheap plastic rollers would do what he is " most likely" looking to do. If he's going to try and flatten an existing "bumpy" grade on 1/3 of and acre, he needs the steamroller style, one that you ride on. I know a guy who does tons of lawn rolling. --or at least he used to.
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Old 11-02-2006, 12:56 PM
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Anyone have any idea what to charge for rolling a lawn? 1/3 acre, have to rent the roller for $45.
First of all you best bet is to roll it in very early spring just after the frost is out of the ground or after a s*hit load of rain. I have a 48" one that I tow behind my Z and I charge $60 hr, because of the wear-n-tear and because you have a go sooooo slow unlike cutting and two different directions.
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Old 11-02-2006, 08:27 PM
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ohhhhh - looks like a good one tonight on Channel 2 Problem Solvers!!! They're gonna crucify another snow plow contractor - looks like someone who is hooked in to Kwame and the city of Detroit..... I'll be watching.
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Old 11-02-2006, 08:39 PM
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Tonight at 10:00 pm??? I'll be there!!! Just look Smut TV!!!
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Old 11-02-2006, 09:13 PM
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How is it going Jason? Ready for that long "grey" season yet?
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Old 11-03-2006, 05:50 AM
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RIZZO is gettin some serious negative publicity. WHOA - I am gonna team up with a minority group for my corp. What a SCAM! Guess you just gotta know the loopholes.
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Old 11-03-2006, 09:27 AM
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The roller is 500lb and im charging $150 for the job. She was parking cars on her lawn for michigan games and it's torn up!!! I have too many fall cleanups anyway so I subbed it out to my buddy!
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Old 11-03-2006, 02:02 PM
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Hey Keith - howzit goin'? Good I hope. RE: the Rizzo story on Channel 2 last night. That crap has been going on in Detroit for years. They teased it like it was going to be something different. My wife holds 51% of the shares in my company - qualifying us for minority owned status. But, then again she is an active owner too. Not like the shell corp that channel 2 was talking about.
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