Right now the leaves just turned brown. Maybe a week/week and half ago. They are falling but theres still a lot on the trees. So this isn't going to be a massive job despite the number of units. I know its big but when you hear 400 homes you tend to think real big. So regarless how we do it, it will be 2 times this month. Next week and then the last week of december. If I got 10 guys @ 100 bucks each. + bags + misc I'm looking at maybe 1200.00 max. I don't think I'll need 10 guys and I won't have to haul anything. If I do a loader, I'm looking at 2k make that 2500.00. Then I'm going to pay at least 4 guys. 400.00 + misc. Plus tooling out a trailer. 500.00 I'm pushing 3500.00 initially. another 500 second time around since I would have the equipment. for for the month of Dec I'm at 4k. and I will not use this anywhere else. Maybe 2400.00 to get it done manually. I will look at subing it out too. Hopfully next year I'll continue and then perhaps an outlay of cash for the equipment will make more sense. Look at this pic though. We're not really taking about that many trees.