Power Raking Time....

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by TheTurfTender, Apr 14, 2008.

  1. TheTurfTender

    TheTurfTender LawnSite Member
    from Mn
    Posts: 130

    Anyone have ideas on how long the process takes.....Figure I rent an actual power rake, and I want to do an acre with clean-up. How long should that take figureing no trees, other structure, etc.

    I have no idea, but would guess around 3-4 hours....
     
  2. bill8379

    bill8379 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 778

    It would take me all day.
     
  3. TheTurfTender

    TheTurfTender LawnSite Member
    from Mn
    Posts: 130

    Actually that makes sense. I was thinking the half acre would take 3-4 hours...
     
  4. flykelley

    flykelley LawnSite Member
    Posts: 186

    I just did a 1/2 acre lot, the back is all hill. Took myself and one other guy just under 4 hours to power rack, hand rack, load trailer, dump trailer and get back to the shop. Been awhile since I did one but I was happy with the time frame. I have a huge S/C on Thursday and it looks like its going to be a long day.

    Good Luck Mike
     
  5. CLARK LAWN

    CLARK LAWN LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,526

    i base my estimates on 1500 sqf per hour to thatch and rake.
     

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