Ding trencher question

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by leoslayer, Sep 2, 2010.

  1. irritation

    irritation LawnSite Gold Member
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    You only charge a dollar more per foot to compact, grade, seed and straw?
     
  2. rlpsystems

    rlpsystems LawnSite Senior Member
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    Yes. It actually works out great. Get seed at a great price, straw is cheap if its a rainy season and we get three cuttings. The main thing is back fill and compaction. And thats when you work for your dollar. Also straw on a whole can be bought at a reasonable price.
     
  3. rlpsystems

    rlpsystems LawnSite Senior Member
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    And "per foot", it adds up.
     
  4. irritation

    irritation LawnSite Gold Member
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    I usually plow but when I have trenched, compaction, grading, seeding etc. Were the most time consuming.
     
  5. 1idejim

    1idejim LawnSite Fanatic
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    i made a backfill blade and a compaction wheel for my barreto
     
  6. irritation

    irritation LawnSite Gold Member
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    I love burritos, I need a compaction device so I can eat more.:)
     
  7. rlpsystems

    rlpsystems LawnSite Senior Member
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    I make/eat burritos every morning and night. No joke. Get fresh salsa roho from the Red Door Mexico. Little eggs, sharp cheddar, a little adobo seasoning. To good to be true. OK. Work like 'em. Eat like 'em........
     
  8. leoslayer

    leoslayer LawnSite Member
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    i am doing this job for free it is for a friend. i know i can rent a dingo ill see if the ditch witch is available
     
  9. 1idejim

    1idejim LawnSite Fanatic
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    this was a real letdown; if you're doing it gratis, why the concern about the production?

    if you're staying with friends, he buys all of the beer and she looks good and cooks great.......4 feet per hour:waving:
     
  10. leoslayer

    leoslayer LawnSite Member
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    well because she is renting the equipment. i am only going to be out there for 4 days. she is on a tight budget and i dont want her paying for more than a days rental. she has a john deere 110 with back hoe on her property but i dont want to fill in that much area with gravel it will spike the stone price a lot. i want to try and do this in a day. that is if she has some stuff done before i get there. she is a civil eng so she knows what to do just not how to put in ground.
     

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