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Retention Pond bid

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Qdriver, Mar 2, 2004.

  1. Qdriver

    Qdriver LawnSite Member
    Posts: 188

    I have a potential job that entails cleaning up an RP for a commercial owner who's tenant is moving out. I will post pics this evening of it but I wanted to get an idea of the best way to do this. I only have a 36" w/b, pole equip. and a 21" push. and ideas on what you all charge for this? Help Please!!:help: :help:
     
  2. Qdriver

    Qdriver LawnSite Member
    Posts: 188

    Well,.. the owner said it was a retention pond,....but actually it is just a wild weed overgrown area in front,... of a retention pond......;) in back of a steel building commercial/retail site.

    it is 135X40 ft area that needs to be bush hogged....

    However,.. there is a lot of debris (three stacks of wooden pallets out in the weather for two years) bordering the area needing cleared. The owner SAYS it is the tenant that will remove the debris. They are supposed to be out by the week end. I have a feeling they will bolt and leave the debris. So will have a price ready for that as well....

    how would you all bid this?

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  3. Qdriver

    Qdriver LawnSite Member
    Posts: 188

    This is the next pic just to the right (atop a pallat stack)

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  4. Fantasy Lawns

    Fantasy Lawns LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,913

    I would go to a rental center n rent a bush hog wb .... cut it down n charge $600 with trash to $400 cleared .... long as that is all the area needed in the photo ...
     
  5. Qdriver

    Qdriver LawnSite Member
    Posts: 188

    Next pic just to the right again

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  6. Qdriver

    Qdriver LawnSite Member
    Posts: 188

    Fantasy,

    ya mean $400 for just clearing and $600 for clearing AND trash???
     
  7. Qdriver

    Qdriver LawnSite Member
    Posts: 188

    There were some laborers there this morning. So,.. I guess they will clean up the debris... we'll have to wait to be sure though.....
     
  8. Qdriver

    Qdriver LawnSite Member
    Posts: 188

    Any advise on bids at all??????:confused:
     
  9. Qdriver

    Qdriver LawnSite Member
    Posts: 188

    Went buy at 7pm today,.. debris still there...;)
     
  10. Pecker

    Pecker LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,454

    Whatever you do, please, please don't put a nice mower on that crap, especially not anything you want to deliver a quality cut again. I second Fantasy Lawns advice. Rent a Billygoat or something. Also, watch out for snakes. They love old wood like that.
     

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