Hey fellas, Mostly a lurker that is taking the dive into lawnsite this year. Great forum with a lot of great resources. Looking forward to learning and sharing. I am about to bid a brush clearing job that I am pretty excited about and walked the property with the owner yesterday. Didn't get pics but will need to go back out there before I submit final bid so I will try to snap some shots when I get back over there today or tomorrow. Owner wants a take down and clear job of all brush up to full grown trees which mainly includes privet and brambles. There are a few trees that I will be taking out and we are good to burn everything onsite. Ditch is deep and wide enough for me to burn small piles and windrows. The catch is there is no room for anything powered except hand tools. I might be able to sneak a DR or Billygoat style brush cutter into some of the areas but not enough to do the whole job. Moving from the creek ditch, we hit a steep walled ravine that is full of scrub brush and brambles and old branches that they want cleaned and cleared. Again I can burn but will be limited to hand tools. I might even have to rope in and tie off to comfortably work a couple of the sections of the ravine. yeehaw! Estimating a 4-5 day job based up steepness and limitations of using heavy equipment. I can snatch a few guys for labor as needed and I am pretty comfortable with my numbers but I am trying to determine if you guys know any hacks that I am missing that might help make the job easier. Here's what I got for the job and I can either rent or buy (have room in budget for 1 cash purchase up to $1k if it will be something I use on the regular) - couple of small bar chainsaws for larger privet and small trees - String and blade trimmers (don't have a big handlebar set up but might rent???) - couple of bow saws, pole saws, hand saws, hand loppers etc I am probably going to rent a walk behind brushcutter for the week to ensure if I get to a spot where I can use it to make up some time, then I will fire that bad boy right up. I am always looking for suggestions from those more experienced so fire away with some thoughts. It is a big job. It compromises about 1 acre of their 10 acres if I had to justimate. Thanks!