Mowing a cemetary

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by curry, Nov 11, 2003.

  1. curry

    curry LawnSite Member
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    Ive never bid on a cemetary before and was wondering if I could get some help.Total acres is about 13, normal headstones and borders around the plots. They do spray round-up about 3 times a year so not as much trimming as normal. I have a Toro Z100 44'' to use. I thought about getting a larger mower but many spots are to narrow. The 44'' will work best. I figured a rough estimate of 40 man hours. Is this about in line. Flat land with very few trees.
     
  2. Team Gopher

    Team Gopher LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Hi Curry,

    Here is a post that may be helpful.

    cemetery
     
  3. kootoomootoo

    kootoomootoo LawnSite Platinum Member
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  4. Doc Pete

    Doc Pete LawnSite Gold Member
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    You'll never have the whole thing done at one time. They won't like that. Cemeterys are bumpy... Ugh!!
     
  5. CamLand

    CamLand LawnSite Bronze Member
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    umm kootoomootoo,please if you could be more indept about your response.......
     
  6. PRO PROPERTY CARE

    PRO PROPERTY CARE LawnSite Member
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    I do a med. (small med ) sized cemetary.
    They are very time consumeing , and yes very bumpy.....
    Price it on the high side. There nice thoaugh, no one there to bug you .Usually good money.
    I would do more, but not the real big ones....
    hope this helps
     
  7. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
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    40 man hours to do a 13 acre cemetary???

    No friggin way would I waste that amount of time on just one job...unless you were like getting like $2500 a cut for it each time.

    Sounds to me like you would make better time with a hydro WB than a Z in there. At least that's what we use on the cemetaries we do.
     
  8. PRO PROPERTY CARE

    PRO PROPERTY CARE LawnSite Member
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    I use a 52" z hp... it works excellent. Fits between most stones and down the rows... then weed wack whats left....
    there is this stuff, that I have heard mention of.. Its called protrim...It will slow the growth of grass... good for around the head stones im told.......dont know for sure thoaugh...
    :D
     
  9. bluemoon

    bluemoon LawnSite Member
    from Kansas
    Posts: 114

    Curry,
    I mow a 6.2 acre cemetary.
    Give or take 30 minutes depending on conditions:
    Mowing takes 5.5 hrs with a 52" side discharge Walker.
    Trimming takes 5.5 hrs.
    I do everything myself, no help.
    I get $350.00 each mowing.
    Maybe this will help.
    Bluemoon
     
  10. PRO PROPERTY CARE

    PRO PROPERTY CARE LawnSite Member
    Posts: 198

    those times sound about the same as what mine works out
    too....
     

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