How long should it take to spread lime...

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Lawn-Scapes, Feb 16, 2002.

  1. Lawn-Scapes

    Lawn-Scapes LawnSite Silver Member
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    With a ZTR front mounted spreader?

    I need to give estimate for 30 bags...

    Does anyone have an application price per bag?
     
  2. leeslawncare

    leeslawncare LawnSite Senior Member
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    Well..I generally do it for 10.00 a bag (including lime) .But however i use a push spreader.This may not help you at all.
     
  3. kutnkru

    kutnkru LawnSite Silver Member
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    Tom

    Are you using a heavy rate app of a bag per m/sf or are you covering less than 30m/sf???

    I would generally charge the same as Lee would for using a drop spreader. I tend to lean more towards $7 per m/sf when using a broadcast application.

    Some guys will charge the same price for liming as they do for fert applications too.
     
  4. Lawn-Scapes

    Lawn-Scapes LawnSite Silver Member
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    Kris.. not sure what you are asking...

    I will be applying 40 pounds per 1000

    1,200 pounds/30,000 square feet
     
  5. Lawn-Scapes

    Lawn-Scapes LawnSite Silver Member
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    Oh.. and it'll be pelletized.
     
  6. Lawn-Scapes

    Lawn-Scapes LawnSite Silver Member
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    $7 is in line with what I was thinking.

    $2.75 per bag for lime (my cost $2.40) times 30 bags equals $82.50

    $82.50 doubled.. equals $165 plus $55 delivery.. total $220

    make sense?
     
  7. leeslawncare

    leeslawncare LawnSite Senior Member
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    Thanks kutnkru . I use a lesco broadcast .Think i'am a lil high?looks like it ?if i have a very bad ph i'll make several apps.at different time .I once had to app 1200lbs i did it 4x@300lbs per app so the soil would absorb it correctly.is that par for the course? Thanks guys Lee
     
  8. $ of Materials X 5

    About an hour to apply it.
     
  9. lee b

    lee b LawnSite Fanatic
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    The soil can absorb alot of lime at one time. If you need to put out 1200lbs. or a ton per acre, there's no need to split the applications, put it all out at once and don't waste time. We've put up to 2 tons per acre in one application.
     

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