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Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by jeff_0, Apr 17, 2004.

  1. jeff_0

    jeff_0 LawnSite Senior Member
    from md
    Posts: 401

    Customer has 66700 sq ft. 85% weeds. I told him the yard needed to be renovated. soil is clay and a few rocks here and there. I was thinking it needs about 2-3 inches of top soil. I know there's some type of attachment you can rent for a bobcat that flips the soil over. If anyone knows what it's called it would be helpful) all flat ground with a slight incline. Any suggestions for getting this job done and what price range you would charge.
  2. Lazer_Z

    Lazer_Z LawnSite Silver Member
    from NJ
    Posts: 2,579

    You mean a hydro powered tiller??? Aslo a machine called the RotaDairon i'm sure you have heard of that. It runs off a tractor PTO. Hope this helps & good luck.
  3. jeff_0

    jeff_0 LawnSite Senior Member
    from md
    Posts: 401

    Thanks, anyone have a idea of what they would charge. And should top toil be added or compost? :)
  4. jeff_0

    jeff_0 LawnSite Senior Member
    from md
    Posts: 401

    no one has any idea of a price
  5. Lawn-Scapes

    Lawn-Scapes LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,810

    Do you have any idea yourself? Do you know how much top soil you will need to cover 66700 sf with 2-3"?

    Personally, I would wait 'til September to do this job......

    BTW... How did the last job/bid go?
  6. Norm Al

    Norm Al LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,227

    millet in the summer


    rye in the winter
  7. Four Season's

    Four Season's LawnSite Member
    from Maine
    Posts: 70

    jeff 0, So the lawn is something like 300' by 220'?
    I don't know if my math is right but its going to take quite a bit of loam for this job. I figured to cover 66, 700 sq. ft with 3" of loam to be 617 yards. (66,700/27= 2470 yds at 1 foot deep, a 1/4 of that amount would be 617 yards) How are you planning on spreading this loam?
    I paid something like $13-15 / yard last summer which gives you a figure of at least $8000, just in loam.
  8. rmartin

    rmartin LawnSite Member
    from mass
    Posts: 204

    to cover 66000sf of area 3''deep you need 612 yards of loam times that by say 15.00 per yard (if lucky) and you are looking at almost $9200. just for dirt. good luck selling that to a customer.
  9. AL Inc

    AL Inc LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,218

    I second the idea of subbing it out. Put some money in your pocket and not break a sweat.
  10. jeff_0

    jeff_0 LawnSite Senior Member
    from md
    Posts: 401

    i did the wrong thing, i didn't call him back.. i would have time to do the work anyway.. too much work coming my way

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