Check my game plan.

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by KrayzKajun, Feb 7, 2014.

  1. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
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    Not looking for pricing. This is for a customer/developer that I do good bit of work for. They want to clean up the front portion of this property, due a store being built on a small portion that has already been completely cleared. We just clearing out the underbrush and trash/debris. (People have been dumping trash in some areas for a few years).
    Also removing approx 300' of chain link fence.(being recycled).

    Plan is too bring in a 30yd dumpster to pile all the trash in. Then use my tractor to bushhog as much as possible, then hire my buddy to come in w/ his CTL and timber axe to do a final run through for the stuff too big for my cutter. (Knocking out anything 4-6" dia & under. (His price to do this was less than what a week rental of the machine/mulcher would cost me). Plus he has lots of seat time running it.

    Total area to be cleared is approx 8 acres.
    Some areas are thicker than the pics. Used to a golf course back in the 90s.
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  2. zabmasonry

    zabmasonry LawnSite Senior Member
    from C. VT
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    looks like there's already a bobcat and dozer on site.

    are you concerned about brush hogging the trash that on site into lots of small pieces that will be impossible to clean up?
     
  3. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
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    That equipment is on the site where they are building a dollar general. 90% of the trash is all in one open area, that was easy to get too by vehicle. Shingles, furniture etc.
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  4. zabmasonry

    zabmasonry LawnSite Senior Member
    from C. VT
    Posts: 314

    I'd go for it. Its going to suck brush hogging 8 acres where you can't see anything, hopefully you've got a pretty ugly brush hog, as I think it will take a pretty good beating
     
  5. YellowDogSVC

    YellowDogSVC LawnSite Gold Member
    from TX
    Posts: 3,752

    That's a good job to be on.. will lead to more work. Your plan is solid. I can't speak about mowing in muddy conditions (can't remember what mud is like in Texas) but I think your plan makes sense. You can get a lot of little stuff in containers and then push it down with your FEL. You might have your buddy knock some of the big stuff down while you mow so you can mow over it and make it look more uniform. When given the opportunity, I like to mow over where I mulch and since you are going to mow anyway, it will look that much cleaner... and so will your pictures for reference.
     
  6. larryinalabama

    larryinalabama LawnSite Fanatic
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    Im no expert but a small dozer and a good fire would take care of that pretty fast.
     
  7. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
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    No burning allowed. Most of it is thick brush. A Dozer would just lay it over.
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  8. allaroundguys

    allaroundguys LawnSite Member
    from kcmo
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    We average a lot clearing once a month apr-sept. We would be doing it the same way. however I'm in a city so its usually .5-3 acres. just don't rush and you will be fine.
    We typically get the trees out first as said earlier.
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  9. Landrus2

    Landrus2 LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Hey Jacob your friend gave you he'll of a price.
    30yd dumpster how many trips
     
  10. zabmasonry

    zabmasonry LawnSite Senior Member
    from C. VT
    Posts: 314

    how big a tree will your brush hog eat?
     

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