Large Property Cleaning

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by AWJ Services, Oct 13, 2013.

  1. AWJ Services

    AWJ Services LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Ga
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    Just awarded the contract too clean a property. The property was an old apartment complex that the buildings where demoed and removed and that was the last thing done too it about 7 years ago. All roads, beds etc still there. Have too return it back too a condition where it can be mowed by county. Lots of work for my mulcher and ordered mower for the skid for it as well. Bid on 3 other projects for the county as well saturday. Luckily I am probably the only person with a mulcher on a mini ex in the area. Other companies are bidding these jobs with manual labor.
     
  2. ksss

    ksss LawnSite Fanatic
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    NICE! Having key attachments and thinking outside the norm is the key to getting work. Get all you can while your the only one with a mulcher on a mini, because once your competition realizes they cant compete, you wont be the only one. Such is the natural order of business, especially this business.
     
  3. YellowDogSVC

    YellowDogSVC LawnSite Gold Member
    from TX
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    very cool. get some before, during and after pics! Down here, you would have a lot of competition from manual labor with machetes, axes, and pickup trucks. I'm sure having good equipment and insurance will set you apart from the fly by night's on govt. projects.
    Good luck!
     
  4. AWJ Services

    AWJ Services LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Ga
    Posts: 4,276

    Thats my competition here as well. This is such a large property that the other guys bidding on it where at a loss on how too accomplish some of the things that needed to be done. There is several 1000 feet of silt fence needed to be removed and all the beds are grown up with 3 to 4 inch trees that are in between landscaping they want left. All the roads are overgrown with ivy and kudzu. Looks like a scene from Walking dead. I will get pics and post them.
     
  5. AWJ Services

    AWJ Services LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Ga
    Posts: 4,276

    I agree. I hope the TB260 will give me the extra flow I need too make the mulcher more efficient. It does not need much so I have high expectataions.
     
  6. YellowDogSVC

    YellowDogSVC LawnSite Gold Member
    from TX
    Posts: 3,752

    at least you will have the reach. While hand work can look good and be low impact, it will be a lot of man hours which, unless they are illegal, can get expensive. I rarely find hand clearing to be more economical than machine clearing all things being equal. Because of my proximity to the border, though, illegal, cheap labor is a real threat if the contractor isn't following legal requirements. I have another name for it but I don't want to be labeled a bigot (even though my family came by boat and some spoke Spanish before English!)
    Still, you will be able to move fast. Are you going to spread mulch in the beds to make it look good and slow regrowth or is this a blow and go so they can get a handle on it?
     
  7. YellowDogSVC

    YellowDogSVC LawnSite Gold Member
    from TX
    Posts: 3,752

    The specs on your machine are impressive. For such a small mower width-wise, I imagine the gpm will help it eat a lot of brush.
    Sounds like a fun project and something I'd like to play with.
     
  8. AWJ Services

    AWJ Services LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Ga
    Posts: 4,276

  9. White Gardens

    White Gardens LawnSite Fanatic
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    Wow, there are some nice walls and scenic views in that area. Not sure of the economics of the area, but it would make for a nice development.


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  10. AWJ Services

    AWJ Services LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Ga
    Posts: 4,276

    Was an old Apartment complex that sat vacant for years an dthen was demoed. Hopefully will be turned into a park. It is county owned and in a not so good part of town.
     

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