Bush-Hogging Bid - Your Input, Please

Discussion in 'Tractors' started by Pecker, Mar 28, 2011.

  1. 8404

    8404 LawnSite Member
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    Morningside, what size cutter did you buy for that John deere?
     
  2. Morningside

    Morningside LawnSite Member
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    8 footer. I bought the MX-8 $5995 fits snuggle on the trailer.
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  3. 8404

    8404 LawnSite Member
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    How do you like the way you 5075e gears work, Ive been considering getting one but the tractor i have now has the shuttle shift forward and reverse and the 5075e doesn't offer shuttle shift so Ive been holding off and looking at other brands. I would love to se a picture of you tractor if you got any.
     
  4. Morningside

    Morningside LawnSite Member
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    Its got three gear ranges with three gears each. I only use two or three gears most of the time. Works great. Pics in my phone trying to upload to site.
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  5. Morningside

    Morningside LawnSite Member
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    jd 5075e new

    IMG_20110409_074028 deere.jpg
     
  6. 8404

    8404 LawnSite Member
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    now thats cool, are you going to widen the tires out some or leave it 6 foot wide?
     
  7. skennedy04

    skennedy04 LawnSite Member
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    Down here we charge $15.00 per acre if it's easy mowing and not over grown to much and with a lot of obstacles .....trees etc.Price goes up from there.
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  8. WPS85

    WPS85 LawnSite Member
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    If I get a call for Bush-Hog work I'll go out to look at it first and I'll give a free estimate if local. . I like to look at it before I haul equipment out because they never can explain the "lay of the land." . (etc, ponds, ditches, hillside and how tall the weeds/brush is). . And you never know if the area has a swampy place. .You'll find out the hard way.:laugh:

    If I charge by the hour, It's $60 an hour and I charge $60 for a "show up fee".

    If the area is 5 acres and under, I do it on contract. . I'll look at the area and tell them a price and still charge a show up fee.
     
  9. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes LawnSite Fanatic
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    Hack

    Lowballer

    PS If you need some help, I finally stepped up into the real world of brush hogging\field mowing.
     
  10. skennedy04

    skennedy04 LawnSite Member
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    Thanks Mark .....:hammerhead::hammerhead:
     

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