Need to clear two acres of brush

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by Coach Tim, Aug 8, 2005.

  1. Coach Tim

    Coach Tim LawnSite Member
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    I had a guy call me to do a huge clean-up.
    He has neglected his property for ten years and has two acres of overgrown
    grass, weeds, ivy etc..
    He also has a pool deck and fence that has been overtaken with brush as well.
    I gave him a huge price and he took it.
    Now I have to do it.
    I only have a pick up truck to haul every thing away.
    I rented a brush cutter (Billy Goat) to help me clear the big areas.
    Anyone have advice on making this job go as easy as possible?
    Should I spray Round-up?
    How the heck should I do this?

    Thanks,
    Tim
     
  2. stumper1620

    stumper1620 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    personally I make a plan before I make the bid, That way I know my cost upfront. seems to make the whole job easier.
    Post some pics of this mess & what equip. can you get into the area? will a bobcat get in to it?
     
  3. Coach Tim

    Coach Tim LawnSite Member
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    I can not get truck back to big field area.
    I was planning on cutting as much as I could with the rented Billy Goat and having my labor and myself rake and tarp the debris dragging to and then filling my truck.
    I know I will be making several dump runs.
    It will be tough job.
     
  4. stumper1620

    stumper1620 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Is it fenced or why can't you get in?
    if its a fence I would get permission to drop a section & rent a bob cat with a brush cutter.
     
  5. Coach Tim

    Coach Tim LawnSite Member
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    Most of it is not fenced.
    Do you think a Billy Goat will be effective?
     
  6. bigviclbi

    bigviclbi LawnSite Senior Member
    from nj
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  7. Coach Tim

    Coach Tim LawnSite Member
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    Are there companies that rent dump trucks, and or stake bodies?
     
  8. Turfdude

    Turfdude LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Planning w/out action is futile... Action w/out planning is fatal.

    You're in over your head! Your "huge price" that the client "took" is probably going to bite you in the arse! IMHO - you should hope to find someone who knows how to do this work and sub it out. Mayube you'll be left w/ $10 or so once trhey're done & you can buy youirself a drink or 2 and contemplate why you bid this job at all. Sorry for being negative, but if you gave a number b4 having an attack plan, I think you just shot yourself in the foot!
     
  9. Coach Tim

    Coach Tim LawnSite Member
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    My plan is to use the Brush cutter(Billy Goat)

    Have any of you guys used one before?
     
  10. Coach Tim

    Coach Tim LawnSite Member
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    How much would you guys charge for a job like this?
     

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