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Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by Frontier-Lawn, Aug 9, 2005.

  1. Frontier-Lawn

    Frontier-Lawn LawnSite Silver Member
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    i was mowing today and the nabor wants his back yard property line cleared 3' the lot behind is empty and the over growth is coming in his yard. its about 75' long with mostly brush with a few 2" trees mixed in. 1 whats best to use to do it and 2 what should it run before the rental cost
     
  2. Runner

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    Another impossible question to answer. that is like:
    A train leaves Chicago bound for New York and travels at an average speed of 60 mph. Another train leaves New York bound for Chicago and will travel at 70 mph. How much did the their tickets cost?
     
  3. GatorLawnCare

    GatorLawnCare LawnSite Member
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    thank you professor smart Aleck :dizzy:
     
  4. Runner

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    LOL. Well, let's analyze this a quick sec..

    " its about 75' long with mostly brush with a few 2" trees mixed in. 1 whats best to use to do it and 2 what should it run before the rental cost"

    Brush...what KIND of brush? How thick? How tall are these "few" 2" trees? (how much material is going out)?
    What's best to use to do it,...well,...what do they want? Do they want it cut down? Do they want it to grow back? Do they want it to be lawn?...What?

    Then, there's the perverbial "what should it cost"? HOW are you supposed to answer that? What should WHAT cost? Again,...what do you want to achieve? THAT will tell you more of what needs to be done and what needs to be rented. Then, there is "What should it cost before the rental cost?"
    Well, let's see here, we could charge X amount, then go to the rental place and find out that that will cost us half the amount we just charged, so NOW what are we making?

    Again,...we need to know what's being done...and is desired to be accomplished. The rental fee HAS to be figured into whatEVER piece(s) of equipment are going to be used. This also includes time to go get the equipment and return it.
    So,...if there is ANYone on here that can possibly answer that question,...I'd LOVE to hear it, because I could certainly learn something from this. :)
     
  5. Frontier-Lawn

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  6. Frontier-Lawn

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    and its mostly vines and 1' St Augustine grass. with a few 2" trees
     

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