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How many hours would this take you?

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by J.d.martell, Aug 15, 2011.

  1. J.d.martell

    J.d.martell LawnSite Member
    Posts: 4

    spread 14 yards of soil / 14 yards of gravel and 900sq ft of sod, soil is dumped on the area where it is being spread, same with the gravel. No skid or tractor, spread all with shovels.
     
  2. Tyler7692

    Tyler7692 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,086

    Spread how thick, how big of an area?

    I'd say 60 man hours.
     
  3. J.d.martell

    J.d.martell LawnSite Member
    Posts: 4

    900 sq foot area for the sods with 4+/ inches of soil and 2000 sq ft for the rock
     
  4. J.d.martell

    J.d.martell LawnSite Member
    Posts: 4

    900 sq foot area for the sods with 4+/ inches of soil and 2000 sq ft for the rock
     
  5. Tyler7692

    Tyler7692 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,086

    Why didnt you have the dump truck spread the gravel? Its all in one pile?
     
  6. Kelly's Landscaping

    Kelly's Landscaping LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,260

    Iv spread 20 yards and seeded with just one guy before and did that in a day and it all had to be moved 60+ feet to the back yard. Id figure 4 guys could knock that out in a day put 2 on the gravel 2 on the soil then bang out the sod. When guys do something hard they hate to start a new project so if you tried to do one item you'd find by the time you got to number 2 you'd have some very whiny workers.

    Biggest issue I use to run into when I had to stuff delivered was sometimes problems would come up and they would be very late. 3 hours when you got 3 men on the clock starts to eat through your profits.
     

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