Sod guys! Look here!!!

Discussion in 'Florida Lawn Care Forum' started by zzach001, Mar 10, 2011.

  1. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
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    That's what Pablo does for a living.
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  2. Even Cut Lawn Care

    Even Cut Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
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    Do you guys not use big rolls? We lay 40 yard rolls and then order a couple pallets to fill in the bare spots with.
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  3. Patriot Services

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    Not really in Florida. Seen them a few times on highway projects. 99% of the time its 16" x 24" pieces. Would definately be overkill in the residential setting as most lot sizes are around 10k.
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  4. LoweJ82

    LoweJ82 LawnSite Senior Member
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    wow 16"x24" around here we have 18"x6' and 24"x5' 9 sq ft per roll
     
  5. Patriot Services

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    The most common sods here are SA and Bahaia varieties. In those sizes they would weigh over 50lbs a piece.
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  6. yamadooski

    yamadooski LawnSite Senior Member
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    I'll chime in here. That is 80 pallets and 5 semi loads.
    Truckers give a certain amount of time to unload. After that they charge by the hour for sitting there.
    I have a Bobcat and can unload it for you its, $350 the first hour and each hour after that is 150 per hour.
     
  7. Patriot Services

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    At least you will make money on his deal.
     
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  8. Ric

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    yamadooski

    You might be a tad high on your price. I believe people can rent a Skid Steer all day for less than you charge.
     
  9. Tri-City Outdoors

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    Yep, little high it is $150 per day w/trailer. At-least in our part of the woods.
    What kills me is a sod cutter is $105 per day! Probably will pay for it's self if I just break down and buy one. Wish I could find a good use one at a fair price!
     
  10. Patriot Services

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    That's why I bought my BG sodcutter last year. No more rental fees and aggravation. No more rental equipment falling apart in the middle of a job. No more GD Ryan sodcutters. Forget about finding a clean used one, they are almost always hashed out.
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