HELP: Production Rate for Weed Eating/Brush Mowing?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by mcc7, Oct 13, 2011.

  1. mcc7

    mcc7 LawnSite Member
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    Does anyone know the production rate for a weedeater in brush(30 inch+/- weeds) ? And does anyone know the production rate for a brush mower like a Billy Goat Brush Mower or a DR Mower(also in the same conditions)? Im looking for real world numbers, not manufacturers numbers. Thanks :)
     
  2. mcc7

    mcc7 LawnSite Member
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    Bump to the top.....
     
  3. lawnkingforever

    lawnkingforever LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Way too many variables to pin down an exact number. Depends on terrain, growth, smooth vs. Bumpy , layout of property ect... My brushmower has a 30" deck. I have done many brushclearing jobs under different conditions. I have had 1/2 acre jobs that took a sometime because of the difficulty but I also have done jobs upwards of a couple acres that I finished in a couple hours. An average would be a 1/2 acre an hour depending on conditions. Always bid these by the hour not by the size. I have become pretty accurate over the years at bidding these types of jobs. After you do a number of them you get a feel of what they should go for. I try to be around 75$hr if not more. They are many risks involved in clearing out overgrown areas; snakes, bees, poison ivy, hidden objects ect... I always walk a property before I start.
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  4. mcc7

    mcc7 LawnSite Member
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    Thanks for your reply! It is true that there are just to many variables, I guess I will just need more experience. What kind of engine do you have and how much gas is it burning?

    Thanks!
     
  5. ralph02813

    ralph02813 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I charge $75/hr, I sub to a guy for $50.00 and I keep the change LOL
     
  6. ralph02813

    ralph02813 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Don't forget mud wasp!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     

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