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Price for 1,000,000 sq ft aeration

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by joe2106, Oct 18, 2006.

  1. joe2106

    joe2106 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 214

    I need a price for 1,000,000 sq ft of aeration asap! We probably will use a tractor and a z-aerator, but don't want to lose the whole job b/c we are too high on the aeration. It is pretty much wide open w/ a bunch of townhomes. I am over $10/1,000 usually, but never have done anything this large.

  2. TurfProSTL

    TurfProSTL LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 693

    How many man-hours is it going to take?
  3. lawnspecialties

    lawnspecialties LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,513

    1,000,000 sq. ft?:dizzy: That's about 23 acres for townhomes.:dizzy:
  4. BSDeality

    BSDeality LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,850

    somewhere around $4K would be a reasonable bid I think. should be done in two days with a tractor and a 6' aerator.
  5. dvmcmrhp52

    dvmcmrhp52 LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Pa.
    Posts: 4,205

    How can you qoute it if you don't know how you'll do it?
  6. joe2106

    joe2106 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 214

    Its a package deal on mowing/fert. , so I have to aerate. I pry will by 2 z-pluggers. I have plenty of other props that are large enough to use them. Any feedback on them vs tractor aerators?
  7. lawn king

    lawn king LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,248

    IMHO the only way to do that is with tractors, perhaps a man or two on wb's aerating the tight areas,edges,etc. Myself, i would want $5000 for that job,however, it is october 20th and winter is coming so i would bid $4400. no less. Good luck.
  8. johndeereguy

    johndeereguy LawnSite Member
    from Iowa
    Posts: 220

    I do a job every spring that is about 30 acres. It is a factory and is wide open. I do it with a John Deere tracotr and Land Pride 3 point 6' aerater. I only $500
  9. J&R Landscaping

    J&R Landscaping LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,097

    How long does that job take to complete? Price sounds quite low to me!
  10. dcgreenspro

    dcgreenspro LawnSite Senior Member
    from PA
    Posts: 682

    talk about leaving some money on the table! JMO If you are happy, then all is well.

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